Connecticut AG Asks For Review Of Court Of Appeals
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a formal
petition Tuesday seeking a review by the U.S. Supreme Court of a
Court of Appeals ruling allowing flight path changes over the
state. The new routes will send more large aircraft over the
southwestern part of Connecticut.
Over 200 Exhibiting Companies Have Already Registered For
AERO 2010 Project Manager Thomas Grunewald returned to Germany
from the 2009 AOPA Aviation Summit declaring "AERO is now an
internationally established brand." Grunewald reported that in
Tampa, he encountered a great deal of interest in the
development of Europe's GA industry.
Virtual Flight Surgeons To Make Discounted Services
The NBAA has implemented a program to offer a 10-percent
discount on the Complete Aeromedical Services Program (CASP)
offered by Virtual Flight Surgeons, Inc. NBAA partnered with
Virtual Flight Surgeons so that Members would have expert guidance
when it comes to their medical certificate.
Agency Desperately Needs A Strong Leader, Union Says
The American Federation of Government Employees on Tuesday urged
the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
to favorably report out the nomination of Erroll Southers to be
assistant secretary of the Transportation Security
F-35 STOVL Liftsystem Contract Is Second JSF Production Deal
Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday it has signed a $171 million
contract with Pratt & Whitney to supply the Rolls-Royce
LiftSystem for a further 9 Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing
(STOVL) variant F-35B Lightning II aircraft. The deal is part of
the third lot of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).
LSA Begins Training At India's Largest Flight School
Flight Design announced Wednesday that Carver Aviation, which
claims to be the biggest Flight School in India, has registered the
first two Flight Design CTLS Light-Sport Aircraft in India. Flight
Design may now deliver the LSA aircraft to the emerging Indian
general aviation market.
InFO Issued On What May Be Stowed In Airliner Seat Pockets
The FAA has issued an "Information for Operators" (InFO) in an
effort to eliminate some confusion about what items passengers may
or may not stow in the seat back pockets in airliners. The FAA says
the intent of the carry-on baggage regulation is to prevent
carry-on items from slowing an emergency evacuation.
Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first ever F100-229 Engine
Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine for installation in a Republic of
Korea Air Force F-15. This is the first of six EEP engines to be
delivered to the ROKAF this year.
12 Aircraft Ordered Range From Hawker 900XP To King Air
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the sale and
delivery of 12 aircraft to the Saudi Arabia Presidency of
Meteorology and Environment (PME). Aircraft deliveries have taken
place throughout the past year and are expected to conclude by the
end of the year.
Brent Wouters Addresses the Continued Need for Product Liability Reform
In the 1980s, the general aviation industry was brought to its knees by an explosion of product liability lawsuits. Industry representatives estimated that the cost of litigation added $70,000 to each new aircraft; the financial blow resulted in widespread plant closures and bankruptcy. GAMA reported a staggering decrease in single-engine piston aircraft production from 13,286 aircraft in 1978 to a mere 1,833 aircraft in 1983. The dramatic decrease resulted in an employment drop of sixty-five percent. With general aviation on the verge of extinction, industry leaders successfully lobbied for the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994. The law impleme
Bunce Address GAMA’s Studies into General Aviation’s Economic Contribution
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.
Brent Wouters Addresses the Continued Need for Product Liability
In the 1980s, the general aviation industry was brought to its
knees by an explosion of product liability lawsuits. Industry
representatives estimated that the cost of litigation added $70,000
to each new aircraft; the financial blow resulted in widespread
plant closures and bankruptcy. GAMA reported a staggering
decrease in single-engine piston aircraft production from 13,286
aircraft in 1978 to a mere 1,833 aircraft in 1983.
Bunce Address GAMA’s Studies into General Aviation’s
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their
annual Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in
Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various
forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the
latest in G.A. technology.
But Tells National Press Club That Coverage Is Generally
NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman appeared before The National Press
Club in Washington, DC Monday, and gave a generally good assessment
of the coverage of the agency, it's issues, and the accidents it
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The village of Bensenville near Chicago's O'Hare International
Airport has been fighting a plan to extend runways at the major hub
for decades, but Tuesday the village said it was dropping it's
legal challenges, clearing a major hurdle in the $15 billion
Forecast International Says There Is "Light At The End Of The
Tunnel" For Bizjets
In a newly released study on "The Market for Business Jet
Aircraft," Forecast International predicts that a total of 11,277
business jets, worth an estimated $197 billion, will be produced in
the 10-year period from 2009 through 2018.
Name Change To Take Advantage Of Recognized Fokker Brand
Ninety years after Anthony Fokker started the 'Nederlandsche
Vliegtuigenfabriek' (Dutch aircraft factory), the market presence
of the unique Fokker name and brand will be further strengthened.
Beginning Wednesday, the group name Stork Aerospace will be changed
to 'Fokker Aerospace Group'.
While American Flight Attendants conduct a mock strike and walk
the picket line, United Flight Attendants joined them in solidarity
for a fair Contract and coordinated efforts to lift the standard
for Flight Attendants across the industry.
"(O)ccasionally we encounter reporters at the accident
scene who don’t routinely cover transportation issues. Some
of the favorite questions our people have received while on scene
were: “Who makes 747s besides Boeing?”
Source: NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman at the
National Press Club.
A pattern produced on the radar scope by ground returns which
may degrade other radar returns in the affected area. The effect of
ground clutter is minimized by the use of moving target indicator
(MTI) circuits in the radar equipment resulting in a radar
presentation which displays only targets which are in motion.
Jatropha is one of the plants that is most often mentioned in
discussions of altenative bio-fuels for jet aircraft. We have
another such story today. The Jatropha Alliance believes that
Jatropha has the potential to become a “second
generation” feedstock for biofuels.