Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Taps G4S, Securitas
To Provide Security Services
CATSA announced today that it has selected G4S as the Security
Screening Contractor for the delivery of Airport Screening Services
in the Pacific Region and Securitas to handle screening at airports
in the Eastern Region. G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) will
provide services at 20 airports, including Vancouver International
Airport. Securitas will handle duties at 32 airports.
But Latest Figures Indicate Fewer On-Time Operations Than Were
Reported The Previous Month
The nation’s largest airlines’ on-time arrival
performance in June 2011 was an improvement from June 2010, but
down from May 2011, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report
released Tuesday by the U.S. DOT. Information filed with the Bureau
of Transportation Statistics (BTS) shows that the 16 carriers
reporting on-time performance recorded an overall on-time arrival
rate of 76.9 percent in June.
Integrating LogTen Pro For iPad, Enabling Direct Download Of
Flight Data From Aircraft Panel
Coradine Aviation Systems announced today that they will be one
of the first aviation software companies to integrate with Aspen
Avionics’ recently announced Connected Pilot, the initial
product of their Connected Panel line of products.
600-Plus CAP Members Expected As Recognition Of Milestone
More than 600 Civil Air Patrol members are planning to gather in
Louisville, KY, this month, as the all-volunteer U.S. Air Force
Auxiliary begins its observance of 70 years of service to America.
CAP officially celebrates its 70th anniversary on Dec. 1 of this
year, but will get started early at the 2011 Annual Conference and
National Board meeting Aug. 17-20.
Says Regional Carrier Operated Several Flights Out Of Weight
And Balance Parameters
The FAA is proposing $155,000 in civil penalties against
American Eagle Airlines of Fort Worth, Texas for allegedly
operating eight flights with incorrect weight and balance data, and
for using improper maintenance procedures when repairing a jet
engine and then operating the aircraft when it was not in
compliance with FAA regulations.
LED Lighting Will Improve Safety At Far North BC Airfield
The Northern Canadian Tsay Keh Dene First Nation is outfitting a
remote airfield with solar LED lighting systems provided by
Carmanah Technologies. The new airfield lights will help supply and
medevac aircraft navigate their way to and from the remote village
located on the northern end of the Williston Reservoir, British
Columbia. The solar-powered airfield project was one of two
projects funded by the Canadian Government’s Innovative Clean
'Sinful Sunday' Ice Cream Social Protected By 'Myrtle Rose
The folks at Lee Bottom Flying Field in southern Indiana have
issued what they say is the first ever non-governmental TFR,
dedicated to Myrtle Rose. Rose, as you probably know, is the
73-year-old woman who was recently escorted out of a Presidential
TFR area by a pair of F-16s. Rose was out joyriding in her vintage
Piper Cub, and said she thought the pilots of the NORAD jets were
just admiring her award-winning antique.
Becomes The First Airline In Latin America To Receive
Performance Improvement Engines
A B737-800NG with the certified performance improvement engines
has been delivered by Boeing to low-cost Latin American carrier GOL
Airlines. The delivery makes GOL the first airline in Latin America
to receive the improved engines. "GOL continues to do everything
possible to diminish fuel consumption and emissions, further
reducing its operating costs, which are among the lowest in the
sector," said Adalberto Bogsan, GOL's Technical vice-president.
Thirty-Eight Service Members Fatally Injured When Aircraft Went
Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt will conduct the investigation of
the crash of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan that killed
38 U.S. and Afghan service members, U.S. Central Command officials
announced Aug. 9. Colt, deputy commanding general of the 101st
Airborne Division, will begin his duties immediately. Marine Corps
Gen. James N. Mattis, the Central Command commander, appointed
Testing Being Conducted In The United Arab Emirates
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 flight prototype SN95005 landed at Ras
al-Khaimah (UAE) August 4th to undergo hot soak trails (above
+40C). The month-long test program includes extensive ground
testing of the engines, APUs, and avionics as well as check
flights. The aircraft is equipped with special detecting devices to
register the aircraft temperature in different zones.
Avidyne Builds A Company That's Destined To Be An Avionics Powerhouse
Slow and steady wins the race... and you have to hand it to Avidyne for their ability to slowly and surely build their company and its product lines to a point where once-mighty Garmin has to be looking over their shoulder in a big way.
Low-Speed Portion Of Envelope First To Be Explored
Sonex Aircraft, LLC is excited to announce that the SubSonex jet
aircraft prototype, JSX-1, made its maiden flight Wednesday at
Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI. The SubSonex was piloted
by Bob Carlton, an air show performer and owner of Desert Aerospace
LLC. The flight lasted approximately 14 minutes and focused on
exploring the low-end of the aircraft's speed envelope including
stalls and a low approach in the landing configuration.
Chairman Says Broadband Company Will Not Be Allowed To
Interfere With GPS
The chairman of the FCC on Tuesday told reporters that the
agency would not allow LightSquared to interfere with millions of
GPS receivers on which pilots, mariners, and the public rely for
navigation. The remarks came in a news conference following the
commissions' monthly meeting.
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) Introduces “Furloughed FAA
Employees Compensation Act” In The U.S. House
U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) on Tuesday
introduced the “Furloughed FAA Employees Compensation
Act”, which would grant the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
the authority to pay the salaries and related benefits of those
federal employees who were furloughed during the partial shutdown
of the FAA.
Union Says It Is 'Alarmed' At Ongoing Delays In
The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the
pilots at US Airways, is calling on the FAA to issue new Flight
Time/Duty Time Regulations without further delay. The latest
deadline for publication -- August 1st -- has passed, and the
process for receiving input was concluded last year. In the union's
opinion, safety is being compromised while the aviation industry
waits for the agency to act.
Low-Cost Regional Airline Flying Again As Of August 10th
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has
lifted the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd, effective
as of Wednesday. This follows a thorough investigation by CASA into
safety issues within Tiger Airways Australia.
Avidyne Builds A Company That's Destined To Stay An Avionics
Slow and steady wins the race... and you have to hand it to
Avidyne for their ability to slowly and surely build their company
and its product lines to a point where once-mighty Garmin has to be
looking over their shoulder in a big way.
Aviation Advantage And Swift Air Subject To Enforcement
The U.S. DOT has levied fines against two companies for
violating the Department’s rules governing charter flights.
Aviation Advantage, Inc. (AAI) was assessed a civil penalty of
$150,000 and Swift Air, LLC was assessed a civil penalty of
$100,000. “Air travelers using charter services have rights,
just as those using scheduled airlines do,” U.S.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement
"CASA now believes allowing Tiger Airways Australia to
resume operations is acceptable. Tiger Airways has co-operated with
CASA's investigation and is to be credited for a constructive
approach." Source: CASA Director of Aviation Safety, John
Used by ATC to advise a pilot to resume his/her own navigational
responsibility. It is issued after completion of a radar vector or
when radar contact is lost while the aircraft is being radar
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organization, is chartered to provide flight safety information
with particular emphasis on (a) Cockpit Leadership and Management
and (b) Safety Management System (SMS) implementation and