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Aviation News Top Headliners     December 2011


US Airways Pilots Express Concern Over The FAA's New Rest Rules

December 28, 2011 - The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the pilots of US Airways, expresses concerns over the new FAA Flight and Duty Time rule addressing pilot crew rest. The new rule is the result of efforts to address pilot fatigue, brought to light primarily as a result of the fatal accident of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in Buffalo, NY that occurred in May 2009  Read More


Customs And Border Protection Receives Fourth Predator-B In Arizona

December 28, 2011 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection received an unmanned aircraft on Tuesday, the fourth at National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Flights performed from this location will provide critical aerial surveillance to CBP border security personnel on the ground along the Southwest border. The arrival of the Predator-B  Read More


IATA Disappointed With EU Court Decision On ETS

December 27, 2011 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed disappointment in last weeks decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which upheld European Union (EU) plans to include international aviation in the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) from 2012. The Read More


UPS Pilots File An Appeals Challenge To FAA Final Flight & Duty Rule

December 27, 2011 ? The Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) filed a Petition for Review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in order to challenge FAA's exclusion of cargo operations from the final flight and duty time rule issued last week. ?The IPA seeks to have cargo operations included within the scope of the rule Read More


Boeing 787 Achieves Weight On Wheels Milestone

December 21, 2011 - Boeing announced Tuesday that its first South Carolina-built 787 put weight on wheels for the first time on December 18. "Our Boeing South Carolina team has achieved another significant milestone, putting weight on wheels," said Jack Jones, Boeing South Carolina vice president and general manager. "This is a result of Read More


Sikorsky S-76D Helicopter To Be Equipped With Thales Topdeck Avionics Suite

December 21, 2011 - The Thales TopDeck avionics suite to be installed in Sikorsky?s new S-76D helicopter will offer new ?click to fly? ability based on a concept that has never been installed on a helicopter before: the Icube-S concept of Intuitivity, Interactivity, Integration and Safety. The S-76D helicopter is the newest model in the popular S-76? Read More


19 Year Old New Yorker Caught Smuggling Cocaine In Shoes At Airport

December 21, 2011 - A New York resident was arrested Monday at the George Bush Intercon. Airport for being in possession of 1.38 kilograms (three pounds) of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation is being conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland  Read More


InFlight 911 Offers Audio Video Feed To ATC During Aircraft Emergencies

December 21, 2011 - InFlight Labs announced it is adding the industry?s first aircraft-wide InFlight 911 Audio Video Recording System to its InFlight Emergency Services portfolio. "The new product, InFlight 911 Recorder is a major step forward in passenger safety, counterterrorism and aviation security,? said Jay Bekanich  Read More


The Last Gulfstream G200 Rolls Off Production Line

December 20, 2011 - Capping a 14-year production run, the last super mid-size Gulfstream G200 business jet the 250th has rolled off the production line in Dallas. It will be replaced in the Gulfstream fleet by the all-new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280, which is scheduled to enter service in the first part of 2012. The  Read More


Pilot Sentenced In Marijuana Smuggling On Private Plane From Texas To Florida

December 20, 2011 - A Florida man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lake County, Florida, Sheriff's Office  Read More


Family Of Five Killed In Plane Crash In Edge Texas Weather Was Likely A Factor

December 20, 2011 - On Monday night about 10 PM a single-engine airplane, a Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six (N3590T), crashed killing all five onboard in central Texas. Authorities report severe weather had been moving through the area and may have been a factor in the plane crash. Among the dead are the pilot owner of Michael  Read More


US Airways Employees Pledged $1.2 Million For United Way?s ?Hope Takes Flight?

December 20, 2011 - US Airways? 32,000 employees pledged more than $1.2 million to the airline?s annual ?Hope Takes Flight? campaign to benefit the United Way. This year?s campaign, which ran between Sept. 23 and Nov. 13, contributed to the nearly $9.5 million US Airways employees have raised for United Way since 2000. The United Way works   Read More


Imams' Suit Accuses Delta And Atlantic Southeast Airlines Of Passenger Profiling

December 20, 2011 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and United Firm of Carolina Law (UFC Law) have filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines for removing two Islamic religious leaders, or imams, from a flight to a conference on Islamophobia in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this year after the pilot refused to fly with them on board  Read More


This Holiday 2 Out Of 5 Air Passengers Wish For Other Form Of Transportation

December 20, 2011 - A new survey by the U.S. Travel Association shows frustrations remain high this travel season, so high that two out of every five air passengers would rather not fly. The U.S. Travel Association says travelers should ask for two gifts from the airlines and TSA. First, TSA should expand its PreCheck trusted traveler program to allow more travelers an efficient  Read More


Fitch Ratings Reports Stormy Forecast For Some Airports In 2012

December 19, 2011 - A Securities and Exchange Commission approved statistical rating organization, Fitch Ratings, predicts flat or nominal traffic growth for most airports in 2012. The sector faces headwinds in the form of carriers restraining capacity and macroeconomic pressures. Some are dealing with the last operational  Read More


Shot Down U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers To Be Awarded The Silver Star

December 19, 2011 - The United Stats Air Force will award the Silver Star, posthumously to Francis Gary Powers for valor in the face of the enemy when his U-2 spy plane was shot down on May 1, 1960, while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace. Powers? son, Francis Gary Powers Jr. had made a request to the Air Force that his  Read More


?The Little Engine That Could? To Power The Thrush 510G Airplane

December 19, 2011 - When GE Aviation acquired the Czech airplane engine maker Walter Motors four years ago, Walter was an 80-year old turboprop business with some glorious history and top engineering talent. Walter?s workhorse product was the M601 engine. There were some 1,500 of them in service around the world, accumulating 17 million flight hours. But the M601 was  Read More


Colton Harris-Moore "Barefoot Bandit" Wrote Letter To Judge Offering Insight Into His Crime Spree

December 18, 2011 - Colton Harris-Moore 20, of Camano Island, Washington, who became know as the "Barefoot Bandit" wrote a letter to both Judge Richard Jones, Judge Vikki Churchill in which Harris-Moore gives a personal account into his behaviors, offering insight into what lead him to his criminal spree in the Pacific Northwest and across the  Read More


Compass Airlines Flight Attendant Sentenced 7 Years In Bathroom Fire

December 18, 2011 - A former flight attendant with Compass Airlines, Eder Rojas, 23, of Woodbury, Minnesota was sentenced in United States District Court in Fargo, North Dakota, Friday to more than six years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson for setting fire to an airplane bathroom while in-flight. In addition he was ordered to pay back more than $100,000, the  Read More


11 Million Verdict Against Winner Aviation For Negligence Resulting In Plane Crash

December 18, 2011 - One of the largest air crash disaster verdicts was handed down on Wednesday, by a Philadelphia jury, which awarded $11.35 million in compensatory damages to Dr. Robert Marisco Jr. and his fiancee Heather Moran, both of Akron, Ohio, in an action against Winner Aviation Corporation. Dr. Marsico and Ms. Moran were represented by the Wolk Law Firm  Read More


Air Transat, World's First Certified Green Airline

December 18, 2011 - Air Transat, a Montreal-based airline, is the world's first certified green airline. The certification named Fly-360-Green consists of a comprehensive rating system for the design, innovation and operation of highly sustainable airlines and airports. Developed by the World Green Aviation Council, formerly known as Greenhorizon Aviation, Fly-360-Green is intended to provide the airline industry and the airports  Read More


UK, Difficult Economic Times Reflected In November Airline Traffic Figures

December 18, 2011 - IAA commercial terminal traffic figures for Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports dropped by 5.5% in November 2011, when compared to November 2010. Individually, the November 2011 figures for the three State airports, when compared to the same month in the previous year are; Commercial terminal flights at Dublin were down by 4.1%, with an average of 366 daily movements. Commercial terminal flights at Cork were down  Read More


Fort Lauderdale Men Arrested In $6 Million Aircraft Parts Ponzi Scheme

December 17, 2011 - On Wednesday Victor Brown, 54, of Hollywood, Florida and Roger Green, 78, of Stuart, Florida  were taken into custody on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit first-degree racketeering. It is alleged that both men set up a scheme where they would bring in investors, tell them they were selling C-130  Read More


Alaska Airlines Passenger Wenty The Cat Has Been Found Reunited With Owner

December 17, 2011 - A four-legged Alaska Airlines passenger who had escaped his pet carrier was found recently safe, sound and a little bit greasy after a two-day search at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Wenty, a grey and white male cat, was traveling with its owner on Friday, December 2, from Tucson, Ariz., to Seattle, but when his owner claimed  Read More


Colton Harris-Moore The "Barefoot Bandit" Sentenced To Seven Years

December 17, 2011 - Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit," 20, of Camano Island, Washington, was sentenced on Friday in Island County Superior Court to more than seven years in prison after waving his right to a trial. Harris-Moore lengthy crime spree took him  Read More


Watertown Man Charged With Disrupting Flight To Amsterdam

December 17, 2011 - A Watertown man was charged this week with disrupting an Amsterdam bound flight from Boston?s Logan International Airport, last month. In a criminal complaint issued on Dec. 12, Kurt Haberstroh, 20, was charged with interfering with the performance of duties of a flight crew  Read More


AIAA Designated Space Park Facilities A Historic Aerospace Site

December 16, 2011 - In a ceremony on Wednesday, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) designated Northrop Grumman Corporation's Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, Calif., a Historic Aerospace Site. Space Park opened in 1961, originally housing Space Technology Laboratories, a subsidiary of the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation. The company Read More


Interference Confirmed, Lightsquared Offers Concession To GPS Industry

December 16, 2011 - It's official. The federal government has confirmed previously leaked reports that tests conducted by a joint Technical Working Group show that signals from a proposed nationwide wireless broadband network interfered with the majority of commercial GPS receivers tested. LightSquared has been quick to respond with an olive branch of sorts  Read More


Jonee Lynn Helms, FAA Administrator During The ATC Strike In 1981 Dies At 86

December 14, 2011 - Former Federal Aviation Administration, Administrator, Jonee Lynn Helms died at his home in Westport, Connecticut on Sunday of cardiopulmonary failure and complications from pneumonia. Helms was a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, former President of Piper Aircraft Corp. and is most recognized for the years in which he served as  Read More


TSA Begins Expedited Screening At McCarran International Airport

December 14, 2011 - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole announced on Wednesday the start of TSA Pre operations at Las Vegas? McCarran International Airport, and that US Airways will offer TSA Pre to eligible passengers in early 2012. These initiatives mark the implementation of more key components of the agency?s intelligence-driven Read More


F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Caucus Members Receive More PAC Money

December 14, 2011 - According to a joint analysis of campaign finance data by the Center for Responsive Politics and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) a new report shows House members of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Caucus received more than double in PAC monies from the primary contractors of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program than House  Read More


Boeing B-52 CONECT System Completes Flight Test Milestone

December 14, 2011 - Boeing on Monday completed all flight testing needed for the B-52 Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT) program to receive low rate initial production (LRIP) authorization from the U.S. Air Force. The flight test program was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., by Boeing and the Air Force. ?Completion of the LRIP flight test phase  Read More


Fed Ordered To Pay In ATC's Negligence Which Result In The Death Of Pilot

December 13, 2011 - Miami, Florida District Court Judge Edwin G. Torres has ordered the Unites States to pay the family of Michael Zinn, 52, $4.4 million as a result of a Miami's Air Route Traffic Control Center air traffic controller's negligence which was partially the cause of Zinn's death when his airplane crashed back in October  Read More


Critically Injured Woman Returns To New York, Angel MedFlight Donates Flight

December 13, 2011 - After being struck by a car in the Virgin Islands, a severely injured Long Island woman is back in New York, thanks to the efforts of her mother, Congressman Tim Bishop and Angel MedFlight. Breem was hit by a car in St. Thomas, suffering a traumatic brain injury and partial paralysisKelly Breem suffered a Read More


Angel MedFlight Speaks On Medical Aviation?s Safety Practices And NTSB Report

December 13, 2011 - CEO of international air medical transportation innovator Angel MedFlight remarks on recent National Transportation and Safety Board report, discusses safety disparities among medical aviation operators and explains how medflights differ from commercial air travel. With two deadly accidents making headlines Read More


Airlines Report Tarmac Delays, 7 Domestic 11 International Flights

December 13, 2011 - Airlines reported a total of seven tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and 11 tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in October, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation?s Air Travel Consumer Report. The larger U.S. airlines have been required to report long  Read More


Fantasy Flight Brings Joy To Seriously Ill Children

December 12, 2011 - The holiday season is a time for sharing with family and friends. But, it's also a time for sharing with those in need. Whether its food, winter clothing, or money, many Americans choose this season for giving to others. Others choose to give something we all feel is in short supply, time. And on Saturday, generous volunteers who devote their time, energy, and Read More


Alec Baldwin Pokes At American Airlines On SNL After Being Kicked Off Flight

December 12, 2011 - Actor Alec Baldwin did a comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live after being kicked off an American Airlines flight last Tuesday for getting into a scuffle with a flight attendant over playing the game Words With Friends. Baldwin appeared on the show's "Weekend Update" dressed as the pilot of the American Airlines flight issuing an apology for having kicked Read More


Airlines Report Tarmac Delays, 7 Domestic 11 International Flights

December 12, 2011 - Airlines reported a total of seven tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and 11 tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in October, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation?s Air Travel Consumer Report. The larger U.S. airlines have been required to report long tarmac delays on their  Read More


Mokulele Airlines To Begin Normal Flight Operations

December 12, 2011 - Mokulele Flight Service, Inc. announces the full restoration of scheduled flight operations as of December 12, 2011. Mokulele voluntarily suspended operations temporarily to permit the Company to complete an internal records audit. Having fully resolved the records review, the Company immediately resumed operations. ?We deeply regret the inconvenience that  Read More


Machinists Leaders And Boeing Negotiated Landmark Agreement

December 11, 2011 - In April National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint against Boeing, charging the company with illegal retaliation against union demands. The NLRB accused Boeing of taking the 787 Dreamliner work from Washington State and moving it to South Carolina, a right-to-work state. This would allow Boeing to strip the union of its powers  Read More


High Ranking Chinese Aviation Official Visits Florida

December 11, 2011- The secretary general of one of China?s most successful aviation industrial city complexes visited Central Florida this week seeking economic development partnerships in general aviation. Jin Qian Sheng, secretary general of the China Aviation Industrial Base in Xian, met with economic development and county officials and Enterprise Florida, the state?s public Read More


Boeing 787 Dreamliner Sets World Record

December 11, 2011 - Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane's weight class. This week, Boeing?s new 787 Dreamliner powered by GE?s GEnx engines took off from Seattle for a record flight to circumnavigate the globe. The plane stopped only in Dhaka, Bangladesh for two hours of refueling. The flight set two new world records for its weight  Read More


Airbus Begins Joining The First A350 XWB Front Fuselage

December 11, 2011 - Airbus has started joining the first 21-metre long front fuselage section for the A350 XWB in Saint-Nazaire (France). This phase will continue over the coming weeks and once completed, the front fuselage will be transported by Beluga to the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line in Toulouse. This will be the first major section of the A350 XWB to enter the Final Assembly Line. The front Read More


Deadly Plane Crash Kills Robotics Enthusiasts And Pilot In Sioux Falls

December 10, 2011 - On Friday three passengers and a pilot departed Sioux Falls Regional Airport (Joe Foss Field) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on a charted flight in a Cessna 421C, N421SY which was owned by S & S Aviation LLC. Just after takeoff the aircraft crashed about one mile west of the airport killing all onboard. Tony Molinaro a  Read More


Engine Problems Likely In Lake Mead Helicopter Crash That Took Five Lives

December 10, 2011 - On Wednesday evening at approximately 4:45 PM a Eurocopter AS350B2, N37SH, owned by Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas crashed killing all five people onboard. The Eurocopter went down in the River Mountains bordering Lake Mead in a V-shaped canyon about 150 feet deep, 16 miles east of Las Vegas. Sundance Read More


Coast Guard Pilot Faces Negligent Homicide Charges In Deaths Of Flight Crew

December 8, 2011 ? On September 30th, U.S. Coast Guardsmen Lt. Lance Leone, 31, was charged with negligent homicide, dereliction of duty, destruction of a government helicopter and the deaths of his flight crew when Leone was co-pilot of a Coast Guard Sikorsky MH-60T Read More


NBAA Releases New Guide On Reimbursement Of Flight Expenses

December 7, 2011 - The 15-page NBAA Reimbursement of Flight Expenses for Owner-Pilots Handbook is intended to help NBAA Members understand the accommodations and limitations that the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) allow for both private and commercial owner-pilots  Read More


Northrop Makes Spacecraft Progress For NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

December 7, 2011 - Northrop Grumman delivered to NASA the flight software that will enable the James Webb Space Telescope to communicate with its ground station nearly a million miles away after it passed formal verification testing. The company is leading the telescope's design and development effort for NASA's Goddard Space  Read More


Japanese War Fighters, Remembering Pearl Harbor Seventy Years Ago Today

December 7, 2011 - Seventy years ago today on December 7, 1941, a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor took the lives of more than 2,400 Americans, stunning the nation and catapulting it into war. For the FBI, the attack and the onset of war opened a new chapter in national security. Even as Japanese bombs rained down, FBI Special Agent in Charge Read More


Sen. Cantwell Calls For Plan To Help Vets Get FAA Certification For Aerospace Jobs

December 7, 2011 - U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security, called on key agencies to streamline the process qualifying veterans? face when obtaining the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification needed to work on civilian aircraft. The demand for Read More


California Teen Wins Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award

December 7, 2011 - Sikorsky Aircraft and By Kids For Kids Co., an organization that inspires kids to be successful inventors, awarded a California teenager the Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award for envisioning a small unmanned helicopter that could carry critical relief supplies and electrical power to the scene of a natural disaster or other Read More


Alec Baldwin Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight Playing Words With Friends

December 7, 2011 - Actor Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. Alec Baldwin tweets, ?Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving.? Apparently when all of the passengers boarded the flight and Read More


NASA Measures Low Altitude Greenhouse Gases With Unmanned Aircraft

December 6, 2011 - For the first time, NASA researchers have demonstrated the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to collect very low altitude airborne measurements of greenhouse gases at several sites in California and Nevada. As Earth scientists strive to better understand sources and sinks of atmospheric greenhouse Read More


Boeing To Further Increase The Monthly Production Rate On The 737-800

December 6, 2011 - Boeing rolled out its first factory-complete Next-Generation 737 at the production rate of 35 airplanes a month on Sunday. The new 737-800 was towed to nearby Renton Field where Boeing conducts functional testing and first flights for all new airplanes. Though   Read More


American Airlines Makes Leadership Changes

December 6, 2011 - American Airlines today announced the retirements of two company officers, as well as a series of changes to the company's global leadership team. Robert W. Reding, Executive Vice President of Operations and Mark L. Burdette, Vice President ? Employee Relations will retire at the end of this month. Monte Ford, Senior Read More


Amazon Executive Killed In Plane Crash On Mackinaw Island

December 5, 2011 - On Saturday night just before 8 PM Thomas Phillips, 52, and Joseph Pann Jr, 29, departed St. Ignace, Michigan in a Piper Saratoga aircraft which was owned by Great Lakes Air Inc. for Mackinaw Island. The flight was to be just under 10 minutes. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie  Read More 


2011 Cormorant Trophy Awarded, Most Challenging Mountainside Helicopter Rescue

December 5, 2011 - The daring cliff-side rescue of a lucky British Columbia which pushed both the rescue crew and their search and rescue helicopter to the limits has been selected for this year?s winner of the Cormorant Trophy for Helicopter Rescue. The Cormorant Trophy for Helicopter Rescue recognized the "Canadian civilian, government Read More


Pilots Of Horizon Air Will Receive A 2.8 Percent Wage Increase

December 4, 2011 - Horizon Air and its pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters APA Local 1224, jointly announced that the neutral arbitrator responsible for choosing the 2012-2013 wage structure most appropriate for the Horizon Air pilots has ruled that there should be a 2.8 percent increase for all pilots in  Read More


Florida Tech Receives Two Flight Simulators From Emil Perpetual Trust

December 4, 2011 - A generous donation from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust brought Florida Institute of Technology two Frasca 242 Piper Seminole Level 5 Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs). The simulators, valued at $350,000 each, are housed in the Emil Buehler Center for Aviation Training and Research, at Melbourne International  Read More


FAA Alternative Energy Investments, Cleaner More Sustainable Jet Fuel

December 3, 2011 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel. The FAA funds are being distributed by the Department of Transportation?s (DOT) John   Read More


Puget Sound Workers To Vote On Deal To Land Boeing?s 737 MAX

December 3, 2011 - Machinists Union members will vote next week on a four-year contract extension that includes a commitment by the Boeing. to build its 737 MAX passenger jet in Washington state. Leaders of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) said the tentative agreement also would ensure Read More


Boeing Partners To Offer "Street To Right Seat" Pilot Training Program In Africa

December 2, 2011 - Boeing is expanding its partnerships in Africa, announcing an agreement to jointly offer a comprehensive pilot training program with 43 Air School (Pty) Ltd., Africa's largest flight training organization. The agreement reflects a shared commitment by Boeing and 43 Air School to maintain and enhance aviation safety Read More


Owner Of Blue Diamond Aviation Flight School Arrested On Visa Fraud Charges

December 2, 2011 - A woman who operates a flight school in La Verne, California, was arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges alleging she oversaw a visa fraud scheme that allowed foreign nationals from Egypt, Sri Lanka and Taiwan to enter the United States for commercial pilot training at her school, even though the school  Read More


Former Executive Of Cielos Airlines Pleads Guilty To Fixing Fuel Surcharge Rates

December 1, 2011 - A former executive of a Peruvian airline pleaded guilty on Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to fix surcharges on air cargo shipments from the United States to South and Central America following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Department of Justice announced. George Gonzalez, former chief commercial officer of Cielos Airlines, a Peruvian air cargo  Read More


Fuel Burn Saver, Sharklet Fitted Airbus A320 Successfully Completes First Flight Test

December 1, 2011 - Airbus has completed the first flight of the ?Sharklet? wing-tip devices on the company?s A320 development aircraft (MSN 001). This milestone marks the start of the early flight-test campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight laws, as well as for certification and performance validation. Sharklets are around 2.5 meters tall and will replace the  Read More

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