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Aviation News Top Headliners     October 2010
 

Southwest Airlines Pilots Elect Captain Steve Chase As Union President

October 31 2010 - The membership of the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) in voting that closed Tuesday elected Captain Steve Chase to a two-year term as Union president, the Dallas-based Captain will lead union’s efforts through 2012. Captain Chase received 65 percent of the vote in the election to represent almost 6,000 pilots. A North Texas native, Chase has been a pilot at Southwest Airlines since 1988 and is currently based out of Dallas Love  Read More Of This Story

Zenith Aircraft Offers Kit Builders Opportunity To "Try Before You Buy"

October 31, 2010 - Zenith Aircraft Company's factory workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in building their own Zenith Aircraft kit plane. At a low cost, participants get the opportunity to actually start assembling kit parts under the direction and guidance of factory professionals, and they "graduate" from the workshop upon completing construction of their own aircraft rudder tail section of one of Zenith Aircraft Company’s popular kit aircraft designs, including the new STOL CH 750 or Zodiac CH 650.  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Marsh Aviation CEO Charged With Violating Arms Export Control Act

October 31, 2010 - A federal grand jury in Phoenix returned a two-count indictment against Floyd D. Stilwell, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Marsh Aviation Company, of Mesa, Arizona, for a violation of the Arms Export Control Act and Conspiracy. The indictment alleges that beginning on and before November 2005 and continuing up to February 5, 2008, Stilwell, Marsh Aviation, and others contributed to the export of T-76 military aircraft engines from the United  Read More Of This Story

   

Two Cargolux Airline Executives Indicted On Conspiracy

October 31, 2010 - A Miami grand jury returned an indictment today against two executives of Cargolux Airlines International S.A., a Luxembourg-based corporation, for participating in a conspiracy to fix and coordinate certain surcharges on air cargo shipments to and from the United States, the Department of Justice announced. The indictment, returned in U.S. District Court in Miami, charges Ulrich Ogiermann, president and CEO of  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Aviation Pioneer Founder Of Midstate Airlines Roy Shwery Dies At 87

October 29, 2010 - Roy P. Shwery aviation pioneer, founder of Midstate Airlines and inductee Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at the age of 87. Shwery had been involved in aviation since his first solo flight at the age of 16 in 1939 in Janesville, Wisconsin. Shwery obtained a commercial Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Approves Dynamic Airways For Part 121 Certification

October 29, 2010 - Dynamic Aviation, a leading provider of innovative aviation solutions to government and commercial organizations worldwide, announced its receipt of the Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and the launch of its new commercial  Read More Of This Story

             
 

LAN Airlines To Acquire Colombian Airline AIRES

October 29, 2010 - LAN Airlines announced an agreement to acquire 98.942% of the outstanding shares of Colombian airline Aires Airlines, through the purchase of its parent entities. The acquisition is subject to a due diligence process and compliance with all corresponding regulatory requirements and authorizations, as well as the incorporation of Colombian shareholders  Read More Of This Story

   

Seattle Airport Receives Environmental Grant From The FAA

October 29, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of its largest Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) grant for an $18.3 million project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to improve air quality and to reduce the use of conventional fuels at the airport. With the VALE grant, Sea-Tac will be able to install a  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Allegiant Airlines To Pull Out Of Orlando International Airport

October 28, 2010 - Allegiant Airlines announced on Wednesday it will consolidate all of its Orlando air service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) beginning Feb.1, 2011. Allegiant Airlines, which currently operates 29 routes to and from the Orlando area, will move the 10 routes it serves from Orlando International   Read More Of This Story

   

Airbus Renews Its Support For The UN Biodiversity Campaign

October 28, 2010 - Aircraft manufacturer Airbus extended its support for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It builds upon an existing partnership which since 2008 has seen the company use its global reach to help educate young people worldwide about the importance of biodiversity Read More Of This Story

             
 

Eurocopter Signs Two Strategic Agreements With Kazakhstan

October 28, 2010 - Two strategic agreements signed today establish the framework for Eurocopter’s creation of a 50/50 joint venture in Kazakhstan to assemble EC145 helicopters, along with the sale of 45 of these locally-assembled aircraft for government missions in the country. The first accord is a framework agreement between Eurocopter and   Read More Of This Story

   

Delta Volunteers To Build 15 Houses With Habitat For Humanity In Chile

October 28, 2010 - Delta Air Lines and Habitat for Humanity will join forces November 1-3, to build 15 Habitat houses in El Monte, Chile, as part of Delta's Force for Global Good program to effect positive local and global change. The group leaves on Friday evening from Atlanta. This will be the second time Delta volunteers and Habitat for Humanity will work together in Chile.  Read More Of This Story

             
 

The FAA Certifies The Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter

October 27, 2010 – On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified the Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter at their Robinson facility in Torrance, California. The R66 incorporates many of the design features of its reputable predecessor, the R44, including a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and an open   Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Dedicates New Reno Air Traffic Control Tower

October 27, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday dedicated a new, modernized 195 foot-tall air traffic control tower at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The new tower was built with FAA facilities and equipment dollars, which are used to modernize the air traffic control system. “Upgrading our  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Jury Awards ATA Airlines $66 Million In Lawsuit Against FedEx

October 27, 2010 - ATA Airlines lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis against FedEx alleged FedEx breached a military troop transport contract agreement that resulted in ATA going out of business. The federal jury agreed that the package delivery company commited a breach of contract with ATA Airlines and awarded the carrier $66 Million in lost profits. ATA Airlines was an American low-cost scheduled  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Approves Bell 407 Flight Training Device To Level 7

October 27, 2010 - FlightSafety International announce that its Bell 407 advanced flight training device has been qualified to Level 7 by the Federal Aviation Administration. “An increasing number of helicopter operators are recognizing the value, efficiency and effectiveness of training using FlightSafety’s new Level 7 qualified flight training devices as opposed to training in the actual aircraft,” said George Read More Of This Story

             
 

Boston Celtics Announce Partnership With Sentient Jet

October 26, 2010 - The 17-time World Champion Boston Celtics and Sentient Jet, one of the leading private aviation companies in the United States, announced their new partnership. As the Official Private Jet Partner of the Boston Celtics, the partnership will provide special opportunities for Celtics fans seeking private aviation, and will allow for Sentient  Read More Of This Story

   

First S-70iTM Helicopter Completes Test Flight Program

October 26, 2010 - The first S-70iTM Black Hawk helicopter has successfully completed production flight testing and will begin development and flight testing of options that will be made available to international customers. The aircraft has flown more than 50 hours in its production flight test program. It will undergo extensive flight testing in the coming months as  Read More Of This Story

             
 

EADS’ Armed Aerial Scout 72X Aircraft Prepares For First Flight

October 26, 2010 - EADS North America announced at the Association of the U.S. Army annual convention that its Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) industry team is preparing for the first flight of one of three company-funded Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA). The EADS North America-led industry team, comprised of Lockheed Martin, Eurocopter  Read More Of This Story

   

Saltspring Air To Be Honored By The BC Aviation Council

October 26, 2010 - Saltspring Air of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada will be honored with the Back and Bevin Air Safety Trophy at the Silver Wings Awards Banquet held by the BC Aviation Council. A lot of attention in 2010 has been given to advances and improvements for Seaplane safety, from aircraft maintenance and operation, to passenger briefings  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Measures To Accelerate Production Of Renewable Aviation Fuels

October 25, 2010 – The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack for steps announced (see below) to set America on a sound path to greatly enhance the nation's independence from foreign oil sources  Read More Of This Story

   

Southwest Airlines Pilots Will Get A 3 Percent Raise

October 25, 2010 - Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) received official notice from the Company that the negotiated profitability-based raise in the pilots’ contract has earned them a 3 percent raise for 2010. Originally valued during contract negotiations as a likely zero percent raise due to the economy  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Juergen To Lead The Aeronautical Repair Station Association In 2011

October 25, 2010 – Dr. Hans Juergen “Hanno” Loss, vice president of quality management for Lufthansa Technik, was elected president of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) for 2011 at the association’s annual Board of Directors meeting. Loss steps into this role having previously served a one-year term as ARSA’s vice president. The ARSA Board also elected Gary Fortner, vice president of quality management at  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Breaks Ground On Air Traffic Control Tower In Frederick, Md

October 25, 2010 - U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced over $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars will be used to build a new air traffic control tower at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md. "General aviation plays such an important role at all levels of our nation's economy," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Bombardier Global Aircraft To Incorporate Nexcelle Nacelle System

October 25, 2010 - Nexcelle will provide the nacelle and thrust reverser for GE’s TechX integrated powerplant that has been selected to power the new Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jet aircraft, marking the second major program win for this international joint venture company. The nacelle system will benefit from Nexcelle’s pioneering approach to integrated propulsion systems, and will incorporate innovative technologies from its two parent companies: the  Read More Of This Story

   

BAE To Provide Flight Control Computer For Embraer Business Jets

October 25, 2010 - BAE Systems will leverage its legacy of avionic expertise for the design, production, and support of flight control computers for Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 business jets. “We are very pleased that our strategic teaming agreement with BAE Systems for the flight control computer is in place, offering Embraer the combined strength of Parker and BAE Systems in support of its Legacy 450/500 programs.” Under contract to Parker  Read More Of This Story

             
  BRS Aerospace To Provide Airframe Parachutes For Indian Air Force

October 24, 2010 - BRS Aerospace (“Ballistic Recovery Systems” or “BRS”) of South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (BRSI.PK), a manufacturer of whole-airplane parachutes, announced it has been contracted to integrate and help certify its parachute recovery systems for the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) HPT-32
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Controller Staffing And Training At Critical Air Traffic Control Facilities

October 24, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General plans to review air traffic controller staffing and training at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) busiest, most complex air traffic control facilities. Due to increased controller attrition and hiring, the FAA currently faces a  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Atlas Air Flies First 747-400 Freighter Into New Dubai

October 24, 2010 - Atlas Air confirmed the successful operation on October 14 of the first scheduled freighter service into the new Dubai World Central (DWC)-Al Maktoum International Airport on behalf of its long-standing ACMI customer, Panalpina Group. Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-400 freighter flight initiates a new controlled airfreight service by  Read More Of This Story

   

Rolls-Royce Launches AE 3007C2 Engine To Power Cessna Citation Ten

October 24, 2010 - Rolls-Royce, announced the launch of the newest member of its highly successful AE 3007 family of engines – the AE 3007C2 – which will power Cessna’s new Citation Ten, a new, larger version of the Citation X. The AE 3007C2 is expected to be certificated in the first half of 2013 and enter service later in the same year. Engines are on  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Jeppesen To Provide Pilot Crew Management System For Swiss Air

October 23, 2010 - Jeppesen and Swiss International Air Lines recently agreed to a new contract to provide Jeppesen Crew Pairing, Crew Rostering and Crew Bidding solutions for the Zurich-based carrier. The Jeppesen Crew Pairing, Rostering and Bidding system being implemented will increase operational efficiency Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Presents Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards At NBAA Annual Meeting

October 23, 2010 - On Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt, attended the National Business Aviation Association's annual meeting. There, he presented the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to six outstanding legends of aviation: Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, Bob Hoover, Clay Lacy, Read More Of This Story

             
 

Sleeping Passenger Awakens During Sexual Assault On A Delta Flight

October 22, 2010 - Ranchhodbhai Lakha, 61, of Alpharetta, Georgia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of assault, abusive sexual contact, and attempting to engage in a sex act with a  20 year old woman who was incapable of declining participation or communicating unwillingness to engage in a sex act. Lakha is tentatively scheduled  Read More Of This Story

   

MIT Forum On Flying Cars, Wireless Electricity, Tricorders And Robot Maids

October 22, 2010 - MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present on October 26, an evening of presentations by four leading technology entrepreneurs to discuss how pop culture imagination has impacted technology, leading to the development of products once unimaginable The session will feature Bob Allard, co-founder of I-Nalysis and  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Sikorsky Begins Test Operations On The CH-53K Helicopter

October 22, 2010 - Sikorsky Aircraft is set to begin testing of the key systems to be installed on the CH-53K helicopter, the new heavy lift aircraft being built for the U.S. Marine Corps, as a new Systems Integration Lab (SIL) was formally turned on recently to begin operations. The SIL is a 10,000-square-foot complex housed within the company’s main manufacturing  Read More Of This Story

   

Maryland State Police Awards Helicopter Contract

October 22, 2010 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Maryland State Police Aviation Command to provide six AW139 helicopters for their Medevac fleet program. The $71 million contract calls for the first AW139 to be delivered 18 months after contract award. These aircraft will be  Read More Of This Story

             
  LaserMotive To Demonstrate Laser Powered Helicopter

October 21, 2010 - LaserMotive, an independent R&D company specializing in laser power beaming and winner of the 2009 NASA-sponsored Power Beaming Competition, announced it will attempt to break its own world record for laser-powered helicopter flight at the Future of Flight Aviation Center located at 8415 Paine Field Blvd. in Mukilteo, Wash., starting
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Avidyne And Jeppesen Provides JeppView Charts App For iPad

October 21, 2010 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, and Jeppesen, the leading global provider of integrated aviation information solutions, announced that Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 and Entegra Multi-function Displays (MFD) Read More Of This Story

             
 

Pemco Converting Boeing 757-200 Combis For National Airlines

October 21, 2010 - Pemco World Air Services disclosed details of a project to convert four 757-200 passenger aircraft to Combi configuration. The base modification combines Pemco’s 757 freighter conversion with the successful 737-400 Combi modification which Pemco designed, built and certified in 2006 for Alaska Airlines.  “Pemco has coupled its market leading narrow body cargo conversion design and  Read More Of This Story

   

NetJets To Purchase $2.95 Billion Worth Of Aircraft

October 21, 2010 – NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today the completion of a purchase agreement with Embraer to add up to 125 Platinum Edition Phenom 300s into the NetJets fleet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This Platinum Edition aircraft, designed exclusively for NetJets, will feature technology and comforts based on the requirements of the NetJets fractional share Owners. Read More Of This Story

             
 

B/E Aerospace First To Offer Seatbelt Airbag On Business Jets

October 20, 2010 - AmSafe Industries, the leading provider of engineered restraint systems, announced that B/E Aerospace, the world’s leading manufacturer of cabin interior products for the commercial and business jet aircraft markets, will offer side-facing divans equipped with the AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag to the  Read More Of This Story

   

Cessna Announces Citation Ten Larger And Advanced

October 20, 2010 - Cessna Aircraft Company announced at the 63rd NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention the launch of the Citation Ten, a larger, advanced version of the world’s fastest certified business jet, the Citation X. It also marks the debut of the Garmin G5000 avionics suite and a Cessna-exclusive advanced   Read More Of This Story

             
 

BTS Releases August 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Data

October 20, 2010 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.7 percent fewer workers in August 2010 than in August 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported on Tuesday. This is the 26th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger  Read More Of This Story

   

3,000th Engine Enrolled In Pratt & Whitney ESP Program

October 20, 2010 - The 3,000th engine receiving world-class support through Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) Eagle Service Plan (ESP Program) belongs to Dr. Michael Alper, who flies an Embraer Phenom 100. Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service, announced the milestone at a media briefing held during the National Business  Read More Of This Story

             
  FAA Faces Significant Risks In Implementing ADS–B Program

October 19, 2010 - U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General reports the FAA is making progress in implementing ADS-B at limited locations and working with airspace users to refine the use of the new technology. However, the FAA’s plans to deploy ADS-B throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) and realize expected  Read More Of This Story
    Garmin Enters The Part 25 Business Jet Market With The G5000

October 19, 2010 - Garmin announced that it is developing a revolutionary, integrated flight deck for the Part 25 business jet market. The Garmin G5000 is designed specifically for crew-flown turbine aircraft and combines a dual multi-sensor flight management system (FMS), touch screen vehicle management units, and multi-pane cockpit displays.
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Southwest Donates $100,000 The National Wildlife Refuge Association

October 19, 2010 - Southwest Airlines announced that the airline reached its goal of donating $100,000 to the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) as a result of its "Help Us Help Them" giving program in which Southwest donated $1 for every EarlyBird Check-In(TM) purchased from Sept. 21, 2010 through Oct. 4, 2010. With the donation from Southwest Airlines, the National Wildlife Refuge Association will: Work  Read More Of This Story

   

Gulfstream G650 Travels 5,000 Nautical Miles Nonstop At Mach 0.90

October 19, 2010 - Just prior to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting and Convention in Atlanta, Gulfstream test pilots and engineers made a compelling demonstration of the Gulfstream G650’s exceptional high-speed cruise capabilities, flying a 5,000-nautical-mile (9,260 km) closed circuit at Mach 0.90 over the Atlantic Ocean in 9 hours and 45 minutes. “Never has a business jet flown so far, so fast,  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Woman Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Cash To Jamaica

October 18, 2010 - Jean Brown, age 41, of Catonsville, Md., pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bulk cash smuggling after an investigation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations. The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland  Read More Of This Story

   

Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight

October 18, 2010 - AgustaWestland, announced that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft,   Read More Of This Story

             
 

JetBlue Paints Aircraft In Homage To The New York Jets

October 17, 2010 - Hometown airline and fan-favorite JetBlue Airways turned its classic blue livery green on its first specially painted Airbus A320 aircraft in honor of the New York Jets on its turf at Hangar 81 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The newly branded aircraft was revealed by CEO  Read More Of This Story

   

Captain Lee Moak Elected To Head World’s Largest Pilots Union

October 17, 2010 - The Board of Directors of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has elected Captain Lee Moak, a Delta Air Lines captain, to serve as the union’s 9th president. “Our union has faced many challenges throughout its long history,” said Captain Moak. “Our successes have been most evident when we have  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Bombardier Adds Two New Aircraft To Its Portfolio Global 7000 and 8000

October 17, 2010 - Corporate aviation leader Bombardier Aerospace over the weekend reaffirmed its command of the large business jet category by introducing two new jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. Bombardier's flagship Global aircraft family now uniquely covers the large, ultra long-range category with four aircraft models, the Global 5000, Global Express XRS, Global 7000 and Read More Of This Story

   

Flight Chaplains Launch New National Association

October 17, 2010 - Co-founders Joe Love and Amelie Buchanan have announced the launch of the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains (APFC) as a newly approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aids and supports flight crews and trauma patients across the country. The new inter faith association’s mission is to provide pastoral care and support to helicopter, ground and fixed-wing air medical transport crews who  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Boeing Joins Fuselage Sections For First 747-8 Intercontinental

October 16, 2010 - Boeing moved closer this week toward completing assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental as mechanics in Everett, Wash., loaded the forward and aft fuselage sections to join with the wing and center section. The 747-8 fuselage is 250 feet 2 inches (76.3 meters) long, which is 18 feet 4  Read More Of This Story

   

Recovery Act To Funded New Oakland International Airport Control Tower

October 16, 2010 - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt helped break ground on Friday for a new air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The Oakland International Airport ARRA grant, totaling $33.2 million Read More Of This Story

             
 

Gulfstream Celebrates Rollout Of 300th G550

October 16, 2010 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently rolled out the 300th Gulfstream G550 aircraft at its manufacturing facility in Savannah. The large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jet received its certificate of airworthiness from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), thereby completing its initial phase of manufacturing. “This is a proud day for Gulfstream,” said Joe Lombardo, president, Gulfstream.  Read More Of This Story

   

Bombardier Aerospace Among The Top 100 Employers In Canada

October 16, 2010 - In a Globe and Mail special editorial feature, Mediacorp Canada Inc. announced that Bombardier Aerospace is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011. Over 2,750 employers participated in the competition and provided a detailed review of their operations and human resources practices. Each company was graded on eight key areas: physical Read More Of This Story

             
 

American Airlines Employees Indicted On Drug Smuggling

October 15, 2010 - On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York announced charges against two airline employees for their role in a drug smuggling scheme. The charges stem from an investigation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland  Read More Of This Story

    WWII P-51C Mustang To Appear At Wings Over Houston Airshow

October 15, 2010 - The Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Airport in Houston, Texas on October 23-24, 2010, will feature many amazing aircraft. As fun and exciting as it will be to see them all in action, one airplane, a rare P-51C Mustang, will stand out from the others for two reasons: it has a bright
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Southwest Pilots Have Tentative Agreement With Airline On The B737-800

October 15, 2010 - Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) reached a Tentative Agreement with Southwest Airlines on the addition of the 737-800 to the Southwest fleet. The Company has publicly stated their intent to convert current Boeing 737-700 aircraft orders to the larger 737-800s. Adding a new airframe causes a re-opener of the pilots’ contract and this agreement codifies issues related to Read More Of This Story

   

Christmas Day Would-be Bomber Back In Federal Court

October 15, 2010 - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man, age 23 with ties to al-Qaeda, on Christmas day in 2009, tried to set off plastic explosives sewn to his underwear onboard a Northwest Airlines Flight 253, with 289 people onboard from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan was back in federal court on Thursday. Back in September 2009, Abdulmutallab had informed Judge Nancy Edmunds  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Extra Aircraft Receives County Approval On Building Assembly Plant

October 15, 2010 - On Wednesday evening at a public hearing of the Montrose County Commissioners the Extra Aircraft assembly plant was approved by a unanimous vote of the county’s three commissioners. Extra and the Commissioners worked together to restructure the originally proposed incentives to respond to suggestions made during the due diligence  Read More Of This Story

   

Boeing Projects $90 Billion Commercial Airplanes Market In Russia and CIS

October 15, 2010 - Boeing forecasts that air carriers in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will take delivery of about 960 new airplanes over the next 20 years at an investment of $90 billion. New airplane deliveries in the region will be driven largely by the need to retire older, less fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes and   Read More Of This Story

             
 

74 Year Old Man Sentenced For Molesting A Minor On An Airplane

October 15, 2010 - Curtis Keith Cooper, of Princeville, Hawaii, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for molesting a minor while aboard a flight from Hawaii to California in July 2003, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii Florence T. Nakakuni. Cooper, 74, was also  Read More Of This Story

   

Ryanair Calls For The Break Up Of DAA Airport Monopoly

October 15, 2010 - Ryanair, welcomed the UK Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss the BAA monopoly’s appeal against the Competition Commission’s ruling that the BAA monopoly should be broken up to promote competition and a better deal for passengers. Ryanair called on the Irish Government (which designed the DAA monopoly and the failed CAR  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Philippine Airlines Wins Lawsuit Against Pilot With More To Come

October 14, 2010 - For violating his contractual obligations and training agreement with Philippine Airlines (PAL) in 2006, a former PAL pilot was ordered by the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the Philippines to pay the flag-carrier millions of pesos in training fees and other penalties. The Presiding Judge Elpidio Calis of the Makati RTC Branch 133 ordered  Read More Of This Story

   

Career Day - Convention Exhibitors Hope To Interest Youth In Aviation

October 14, 2010 - Nearly three dozen companies exhibiting at NBAA’s 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA are participating in a free Careers in Business Aviation Day for Georgia middle, high school and college students on Thursday, October 21. “Every Exhibitor we’ve talked to is excited to get involved,” said Mitch  Read More Of This Story

             
 

FAA Fines Corporate Air For Aircraft Maintenance Failures

October 14, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $455,175 civil penalty against Corporate Air of Billings, Montana, for allegedly operating a Beech 1900C airliner when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. “Our aviation safety rules are designed to protect the flying public,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “We expect airlines to comply with these rules  Read More Of This Story

   

Garmin G600 To Be RSVM Certified On Cessna 441 Conquest II

October 14, 2010 - Garmin announced that they are working towards a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) certification for installation of the G600 in select aircraft. The STC is expected to be completed early in 2011 and will initially be available for new G600 installations on the Cessna 441 Conquest II with an ARC 1000 autopilot. Once completed, Conquest  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Northrop Begins Flight Testing New B-2 EHF Satcom Hardware

October 14, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation has begun flight testing the new computing hardware and communications infrastructure that will eventually allow the B-2 stealth bomber to send and receive battlefield information by satellite more than 100 times faster than today. Since the beginning of the month, the company has conducted a series of test flights  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Fines The Parachute Center For Aircraft Maintenance Failures

October 14, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $664,000 civil penalty against William C. Dause, doing business as The Parachute Center of Acampo, California, for allegedly failing to perform required aircraft parts replacements and failing to comply with safety directives. “Putting parachutists at risk by neglecting to follow Read More Of This Story

             
 

Mechanic Liens May Not Be Enforceable Without Aircraft Possession

October 13, 2010 - The Third District Court of Appeal of Florida (Miami) has released its opinion in the case of Commercial Jet vs. U.S. Bank. The opinion by the court has major implications for aircraft mechanics and aircraft repair stations that seek to recover money owed for work performed on aircraft through a   Read More Of This Story

   

Tarmac Delays Down From 66 Flights August 2009 To 1 August 2010

October 13, 2010 - The nation’s largest airlines reported only one flight in August with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, compared to 66 flights in August 2009, with no change in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Energy Drink Red Bull Pulls Plug On Red Bull Stratos Program

October 13, 2010 - Austrian Felix Baumgartner was scheduled to undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to 120,000 feet and attempt a freefall jump in an attempt to beet Colonel Joe Kittinger's record of 102,800 feet on August 16, 1960. However, Red Bull has reported it has pulled the plug on the Red Bull Stratos program due to a pending lawsuit against the company by promoter Read More Of This Story

   

Senate Candidate Meets With Transport Workers Union Members

October 13, 2010 - Rep. Kendrick Meek’s campaign for U.S. Senate from Florida made headlines when he stopped by the Tampa, Orlando and Miami airports to meet TWU members and other airline workers. The event was coordinated by a team of TWU members who are working hard to get the Democrat and pro-labor candidate elected. Jeffrey Mitchell Read More Of This Story

             
  EU Aviation Authorities Refuse To Protect Whistleblowers

October 12, 2010 - Experience has shown that often before an aircraft accident occurs, a number of incidents and numerous other deficiencies have highlighted the existence of safety hazards. It is therefore in both the public and the aviation industry’s best interests to gather better knowledge of these occurrences in 
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Miami International Airport To Loose $35 Million Due To Politics

October 12, 2010 - Executives from luggage wrapping company Sinapsis Trading, a subsidiary of industry leader TrueStar Group S.p.A of Italy, announced that its contract at Miami International Airport may be in jeopardy due to political pressure from the No. 2 bidder and hyper-technical airport officials Read More Of This Story

             
 

EasyJet Ends Litigation Over Brand Dispute Stelios Will Not Be Chairman

October 12, 2010 - EasyJet, the UK’s largest airline, announces it has resolved its litigation with easyGroup IP over the terms of the ‘EasyJet’ brand license. A revised brand license agreement ends the long-standing uncertainty arising from the on-going dispute and confirms EasyJet’s right to generate revenues from ancillary activities. EasyJet Airline is a British airline  Read More Of This Story

   

Intermountain Life Flight Adds Three New Helicopters To It’s Fleet

October 12, 2010 - Intermountain Healthcare has signed for three GrandNew helicopters with options for two additional aircraft. These aircraft will be equipped to provide industry leading in-flight patient care and will also benefit from the world’s most technologically advanced avionics system ever to fly in a helicopter of this class. Operated by Intermountain  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Piper Brings Powerful Single Engine Aircraft Line To NBAA Convention

October 12, 2010 – Piper Aircraft will display the broadest and strongest single engine product line in the aviation industry at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) 63rd Annual Meeting and Convention Scheduled Oct. 19-21 in Atlanta, Georgia. NBAA2010 will feature Exhibits at the magnificent Georgia World Congress Center, a Static Display of  Read More Of This Story

   

Aviation Career Expo Holds Job Fair for Pilots and Flight Attendants

October 12, 2010 - With the national unemployment rate topping 9.6 percent, no one is immune to the potential need to look for a job, even those with degrees and experience. Jetcareers website is doing their part to pair professionals and employers in the aviation field through their annual Aviation Career Expo, hosted Monday, October 18 at the Palms Resort and Casino   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Catherine Labuschagne First Female Pilot To Fly The Gripen

October 11, 2010 - This week, the South African Air Force created aviation history. One of the four South African Air Force (SAAF) pilots to successfully complete the first Operational Conversion Course (OCC) instructed by local SAAF pilots, is a woman. Captain Catherine Labuschagne, made her solo Gripen flight at the   Read More Of This Story

   

Flying High New Aviation Program For Flemington, N.J

October 11, 2010 - A business education partnership in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, has been awarded a $100,000, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for using innovative aviation education programs as a tool for igniting a passion for Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). “Preparing Read More Of This Story

             
 

ADA Tech Receives Contract for “Hush House” Fire Suppression Technology

October 11, 2010 - ADA Technologies, Inc. received a $1,155,453 contract to adapt its Fine Water Mist fire suppression technology for use in U.S. Air Force Aviation Engine Test Facilities, known as “hush houses.” Hush houses, designed to passively suppress aircraft engine noise during stationary testing, are particularly susceptible to fires due to the presence of pressurized jet fuel and hydraulic fluid. At risk is the hush  Read More Of This Story

   

DOT Proposes U.S. And Japan Aviation Alliances Antitrust Immunity

October 11, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed to grant antitrust immunity to two air carrier alliances for services between the United States and Japan, subject to the Open-Skies aviation agreement between the two countries being signed. The Department’s tentative decision would grant immunity to “oneworld” alliance members American Airlines and Japan Airlines  Read More Of This Story

             
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FAA Alert On Lithium Batteries After Crash Of UPS Flight 6

October 10, 2010 - The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday alerted operators to results of new research on the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo on aircraft and recommended actions air carriers can take to reduce those risks. In a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO), the FAA summarized recent research which shows that lithium metal  Read More Of This Story

   

ICAO Members Agree To Historic Aviation And Climate Change Policy

October 10, 2010 - The 37th Session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which concluded on Friday, achieved important advancements in aviation safety and aviation security assuring even greater safety performance in the already safest and most secure mode of mass transport in the world. Reaffirming its   Read More Of This Story

             
  California Legislature Passes Temporary Relief For Flight Training

October 9, 2010 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announce that the California Legislature passed SB 856, a bill that, among its other provisions, will provide a delay in compliance, for flight training, with regulations issued by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) 
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FAA Approves CAE e-Learning For The Eurocopter AS350 Helicopter

October 9, 2010 - CAE announced at the Helitech Europe conference that it has received FAA approval to deliver the pilot training ground school for the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter through a CAE Simfinity e-Learning program, enabling pilots to reduce their time at the training centre for both initial and recurrent   Read More Of This Story

             
 

DHS/ICE Highest Immigration Enforcement On Record

October 9, 2010 - In fiscal year (FY) 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed more illegal aliens than in any other period in the history of our nation. ICE removed more than 392,000 illegal aliens-half of them, more than 195,000-were convicted of crimes, including murder, sex offenses and Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Announces Major Gains In Runway Safety

October 9, 2010 - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt announced on Friday that the number of serious runway incursions at the nation's airports dropped 50 percent from 2009, the second consecutive year that the number of serious   Read More Of This Story

             
 

FAA - Airlines Must Reduce Incidents Of smoke In The Cockpit

October 8, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention (AVP-100) continue to receive over 900 reports a year on smoke or fumes in the cabin and or cockpit of aircraft. Hence, air carriers and operators must place a greater emphasis on finding new   Read More Of This Story

   

CMC Electronics To Provide FMS Upgrade On The KC-10 Tanker Aircraft

October 8, 2010 - Esterline Corporation a leading specialty manufacturer serving the aerospace and defense markets, announced that its Montreal-based CMC Electronics (CMC) subsidiary has been selected by Boeing to supply the Flight Management System (FMS), known as the CMA-9000, for the avionics   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Ryanair Calls For EU Action To End ATC Chaos And Fire Striking ATC

October 8, 2010 - Ireland's low-cost airline, Ryanair, has called for the EU Commission to remove the ‘right to strike’ from essential air transport services such as ATC and to reform the EU261 passenger rights legislation which has again been shown to be unfit for purpose during last week’s ATC strikes in Belgium, France and Spain. So far in 2010, Ryanair has been forced to cancel Read More Of This Story

   

AAMS Commends The FAA’s Move On Air Medical Safety

October 8, 2010 - The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), the industry trade organization for air-medical and critical-care transport, commended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its much-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on air-medical safety. The NPRM will be published in the Federal Register on October 12th and the  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Evergreen Airlines Pilots Lack Confidence In Management Team

October 8, 2010 - The Evergreen International Airlines (EIA) crewmembers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), remain frustrated as their management team continues to avoid their concerns and make empty promises. The crewmembers reinforced their lack of confidence in the airline’s upper management and flight operations management with a resolution passed by the pilot  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Proposes Safety Systems For Part 139 Certificated Airports

October 8, 2010 - The FAA has proposed requiring airports certificated under Part 139 to put in place safety management systems (SMS) for all airfield and ramp areas. Part 139 requires FAA to issue airport operating certificates to airports that serve scheduled and unscheduled air carrier aircraft with more than 30 seats, server scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft with more than 9 seats but less than 31 seats.  Read More Of This Story

             
 

United And Air Canada To Form Transborder Joint Venture

October 08, 2010 - Air Canada and United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced that the airlines have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding setting out the principles for a comprehensive revenue-sharing joint venture. This joint venture would provide for an enhanced partnership on United States-Canada transborder flights, and generate substantial service and pricing benefits for consumers  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Proposed New Rules For Helicopter Operators And Air Ambulances

October 7, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed broad new rules for helicopter operators, including air ambulances, which, if finalized, would require stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications and training, and additional on-board safety equipment. “This is a significant proposal that will improve the safety of  Read More Of This Story

 
 
             
         
 

Gulfstream G450 Sets Speed Record Between Savannah And Sao Paulo

October 7, 2010 - A large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 business jet recently established a city-pair speed record between Savannah and Sao Paulo, completing the 3,922-nautical-mile flight in less than nine  Read More Of This Story

 
Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport Obtains Military Certification

October 7, 2010 - Airbus Military has obtained certification for the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport from Spanish military certification authority Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Aerospacial (INTA).  Read More Of This Story

 

             
 

Precision Aviation Group Begins Work On Facility Expansion

October 7, 2010 - Precision Aviation Group (PAG) the exclusive provider of ISMRO (Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) began work on expanding its headquarters at 495 Lake Mirror Road in Atlanta, GA. The continued growth of PAG’s four companies; Precision Heliparts (PHP), Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI), Precision Heliparts-Canada (PHP-C) Read More Of This Story

   

Air Transat Pilots Ratify Tentative Labor Agreement

October 7, 2010 - The pilots of Air Transat, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced they have ratified a tentative agreement with management. Out of 87 percent of pilots who voted, 75 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement. Air Transat is an airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights, Read More Of This Story

             
 

Garmin Unveils G1000 Retrofit For The King Air 300 And King Air 350

October 6, 2010 - Garmin announced another major G1000 retrofit program. The King Air 300 and King Air 350 are expected to receive Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a G1000 retrofit installation in mid-2011. Once completed, King Air 300 and King Air 350 owners will be able to install the G1000 at any Garmin authorized    Read More Of This Story

    McGraw-Hill Appoints Gregory Hamilton President Of Aviation Week

October 6, 2010 - The McGraw-Hill announced on Tuesday the appointment of Gregory Hamilton as president of Aviation Week, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Mr. Hamilton, 51, most recently was publisher, Strategic Media, of
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Automated People Mover To Be Built At Oakland Airport

October 6, 2010 - A joint venture of Flatiron and Parsons, with Doppelmayr Cable Car as technology supplier and Turner Construction Company as a major subcontractor, has been awarded a contract by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) Design-Build/Operate and Maintain project. Construction is expected  Read More Of This Story

   

Patrolling U.S. Customs Aircraft Spots Migrants Off Puerto Rico Coast

October 6, 2010 - The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Farallon repatriated 11 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Tuesday, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) Law Enforcement authorities Monday. The crew of a Customs and Border Protection DHC-8 aircraft located a 20-foot pleasure craft Monday  Read More Of This Story

             
  Flight Attendants Union Does Not Find YouTube Video Amusing

October 5, 2010 - On Thursday, mid-day, flight attendants onboard a Cebu Pacific Airlines (CEB) flight from Manila to Butuan in the Philippines performed their in-flight safety check with passengers at cruise attitude. As the flight attendants began their check with music being played over the intercom, the flight attendants began dancing up the
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Airline Performance With The Human Rights Campaign

October 5, 2010 - American Airlines was once again honored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with the highest ranking possible in its 2011 Corporate Equality Index. The achievement marks the ninth year in a row American has received a top score of 100 percent, a record unmatched by any other airline. Ever since its founding in 1980, HRC has led the way Read More Of This Story

             
 

With Steady Progress Sixth Boeing 787 ZA006 Makes First Flight

October 5, 2010 - The final Boeing 787 Dreamliner to join the flight test fleet made its first flight on Monday from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The airplane, ZA006, is the second 787 equipped with General Electric GEnx engines to fly. Captains Christine Walsh and Bill Roberson were at the controls during the 1 hour Read More Of This Story

    Freight Forwarding Companies Plead Guilty To Criminal Price Fixing

October 4, 2010 - Six international freight forwarders have agreed to plead guilty and to pay criminal fines totaling $50.27 million for their roles in several conspiracies to fix a variety of fees and charges in connection with the provision of freight forwarding services for international air cargo shipments. These are
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  AAMS Responds To GAO Report On Changes In Air Ambulance Services

September 4, 2010 - The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), the industry trade organization for air-medical and critical-care ground transport, applauds the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for releasing its report that attempts to assess the impact of changes in the air-medical industry on patient services provided. AAMS provided factual input to  Read More Of This Story

 
   

OIG Assess FAA Ability To Hire 15,000 New Air Traffic Controllers By 2018

October 4, 2010 - The Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General recently issued their report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution Program (ATCOTS). The ATCOTS program is a critical component of the FAA's plans to hire and train 15,000 new controllers by 2018.  Read More Of This Story

             
  Search Continues For Gordon Bennett 2010 U.S. Balloonist Team

October 3, 2010 - The Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) with support from other civil and military assets, including US and Croatian Military continues to search for the American balloonists, Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer-Davis, designated USA2, registration N801NM. On Wednesday at about 05.58Z the Gordon Bennett  
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    WACO Classic Aircraft Donates Aircraft In Support Of AOPA Foundation

October 3, 2010 - WACO Classic Aircraft has announced that, in support of AOPA Foundation and its key initiatives, they are donating a brand new made-to-order WACO YMF-5 D-Model to the AOPA Foundation Auction. The bidding began Thursday and will end November 13th with proceeds going to AOPA Foundation. “Every item up for bid  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Bombardier To Launch Its New Global Aircraft Family

October 3, 2010 - Aircraft details will be revealed at the upcoming National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. Bombardier Aerospace announced that its Board of Directors has given the official go-ahead to launch the expanded Global aircraft family. Aircraft details of the new Global aircraft family will be revealed at the NBAA  Read More Of This Story

   

United And Continental Merger Under One Roof United Continental Holdings

October 3, 2010 - United Continental Holdings, Inc., formerly UAL Corporation, announced on Friday that a wholly owned subsidiary has merged with Continental Airlines, Inc., and that Continental Airlines and United Air Lines, Inc. are now wholly owned subsidiaries of United Continental Holdings, Inc., creating a world-class global airline. On Friday, the common  Read More Of This Story

             
 

The Effects Of Air Ambulance Changes On Services Are Unclear

October 2, 2010 - Changes in the air ambulance industry's size and structure have led to differences of opinion about the implications for air ambulance use, safety, and services. Some industry stakeholders believe that greater state regulation would be good for Read More Of This Story

   

Continental Airlines Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement

October 2, 2010 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 142 announced it reached a tentative interim collective bargaining agreement with Continental Airlines on behalf of the carrier’s 9,500 Flight Attendants. “This 26   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Boeing Sets 747-8 Freighter Delivery Schedule For Mid-Year 2011

October 2, 2010 - Boeing announced a schedule change for the 747-8 Freighter with first delivery now expected mid-year 2011. The company also announced steps it is taking to support the new schedule, including adding a fifth airplane to the flight-test fleet. The company previously indicated that, following recent flight-test discoveries, there was a high probability  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Issues Spaceport Grants To Strengthen Commercial Space

October 2, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new grant program designed to fund projects that develop and expand commercial space transportation infrastructure. The Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching Grants will be awarded to four separate projects located in Alaska, California, Florida, and  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Jeppesen FlitePlan RNP Predictor Allows Integrate Real Time GPS Navigation

October 1, 2010 - Jeppesen, working in coordination with technical support partner DW International, now offers the “Jeppesen FlitePlan RNP Predictor” tool for commercial aviation and business and private aircraft operators. The new service allows operators to switch from using traditional ground-based waypoint routes and procedures to implementing  Read More Of This Story

   

Ballots Drawn For Remembrance Of Air New Zealand Flight 901 To Antarctica

October 1, 2010 - Eighty family members of loved ones lost in the Erebus tragedy will travel to Antarctica on a remembrance flight this summer after being drawn in an independently run ballot. The Government of New Zealand announced that the Royal New Zealand Air Force will fly one of its Boeing 757 aircraft to Scott Base this summer season, Read More Of This Story

             
 

US Airways Pilots Express Concerns Regarding Pilot Fatigue Fix

October 1, 2010 - The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the pilots of US Airways, has submitted testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Aviation expressing its serious concerns with the FAA’s proposal to fix the pilot fatigue problem. Pilot fatigue has been a contributing   Read More Of This Story

   

Pilots Bonded Out On Drug Siege At Umatilla Municipal Airport

October 1, 2010 - Lake County sheriff’s detective assigned to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force received information on September 19, 2010 from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicating there was suspicious activity regarding two aircraft and that the aircraft were  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Philippine Airlines Flight Attendants Plan Strike For End Of October

October 1, 2010 - Philippine Airlines (PAL) has urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to take immediate steps to avert a planned strike by its flight attendants. PAL made the appeal following the decision of its cabin crew union to withdraw from talks and its announcement to proceed with its planned work stoppage. "PAL would like to assure our passengers that a strike will not happen overnight. Management  Read More Of This Story

   

Northrop To Provide ATC Electronic Flight Strip For Czech Republic

October 1, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation's Norway based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a substantial contract by the Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) to supply and install an electronic flight strip (EFS) system for the control tower at Prague Ruzyne International Airport. The EFS system automates  Read More Of This Story

             
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