Filing Made On Behalf Of Family Of Couple Fatally Injured In
A lawsuit has been filed in a Nevada court stemming from an
accident involving a Las Vegas-based tour helicopter which went
down near Lake Mead in December. The suit is the second to be filed
following the accident.
Alan Klapmeier's Kestrel airplane company, which was touted as
one of the inaugural tenants for the newly re-developed Naval Air
Station in Brunswick, ME, may not settle there after all. The city
of Superior, WI, plans to make a bid for Kestrel, and the 300-600
jobs it would bring over the next several years.
Predator C 'Avenger' Is Larger, Faster, Stealthier
The Predator, a drone series manufactured by General Atomics,
has established a reputation which extends beyond aviation and
military circles. The US Air Force has now acquired its first
example of the third generation of the UAV, called the Predator C
Avenger, for testing. The aircraft reportedly makes another leap in
capabilities for speed, stealth and payload.
Two NORDO airplanes ... on in California and one in DC, have
drawn the attention of NORAD over the past few days. Both airplanes
eventually re-established radio contact, and left restricted
airspace without incident.
Includes Discounted Premiums For Master Instructors
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and Avemco
Insurance Company kicked off the New Year Sunday with a joint
announcement of a new aircraft insurance program for flight
instructors flying aircraft they don't own.
Mary Neighbour, 81, Was Avoiding House In Downdraft
Mary Neighbour has escaped the last ten British winters to enjoy
Australian summers with her husband, Ted, flying gliders. But she's
currently recovering from serious injuries in an Australian
hospital after a crash thought to have been brought on by an
It's A Short Commute. 100 Miles From Johnson Space Center To
NASA's space shuttle simulator has gotten a new lease on life
... at Texas A & M University in College Station. The
NASA-Texas A&M partnership will allow the university to house
and showcase unique space shuttle training artifacts.
We all remember the dramatic live TV shots of passengers
standing on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549, waiting to be
rescued after the ditching that came to be known as the "Miracle on
the Hudson." For the first time since the famous Airbus A320 was
pulled from the Hudson River in New York City and disassembled in
early 2009, its wings were put back in place last week at the North
Carolina museum where it is now on permanent display.
Two aviation bloggers are going to attempt to fly to all 88
counties in Ohio as part of a trip to raise money for a new
scholarship. They'll make the trip in a pair of 1946 Piper J-3
Cubs. While not exactly an FAI official category, the
accomplishment will no doubt make for lots of smiles and great
Aero-TV: Enhancing The Suite -- Mid-Continent's MD15 and MD25 Backup Instruments
MCI 2 Inch Gauges Offer Reliability and Redundancy In SMALL TSO'd Package
In a day and age when everything seems to have gone glass-panel, it behooves one to remember not to put all their faith in one set of instrumentation. Smart pilots always have a backup... and indeed, the FAA mandates much the same thing. So.. when Mid-Continent Instruments announced the TSO and delivery of the MD15 two-inch altimeter and the MD25 two-inch airspeed indicators, we decided it was time to check them out.
MCI 2 Inch Gauges Offer Reliability and Redundancy In SMALL TSO'd
In a day and age when everything seems to have gone glass-panel,
it behooves one to remember not to put all their faith in one set
of instrumentation. Smart pilots always have a backup... and
indeed, the FAA mandates much the same thing. So.. when
Mid-Continent Instruments announced the TSO and delivery of the
MD15 two-inch altimeter and the MD25 two-inch airspeed indicators,
we decided it was time to check them out.
NYSE Regulation announced at the end of last week that it
determined that the common stock of AMR Corporation (the
“Company”) – ticker symbol AMR – and the
related listed securities below, should be suspended prior to the
opening on Thursday, January 5, 2012.
Extension Granted To Finalize A 15-Year Agreement Between The
That sense of urgency that came through in the latest filing by
LightSquared with the FCC asking that it expedite approval of plan
to build a 4G wireless data network may stem at least in part from
a deadline imposed by Sprint Nextel Corp, which had agreed to share
network expansion and equipment costs over the next 15 years.
State Has Only Two Airports With 'Significant Airline
Noting that aviation in Iowa supports more than 47,000 jobs and
accounts for $18 billion of the state's economy, Iowa Governor
Terry Branstad on December 19 issued a proclamation declaring
December General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month.
IATA Report Shows Passenger Traffic Down Over Previous
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced
global traffic results for November showing a softening in
passenger markets while air cargo markets remained weak compared to
levels attained earlier in the year. Passenger traffic was 4.3%
above November 2010 levels but this is skewed as November 2010 was
a particularly weak month.
Introduces 'Luxury Tax' That Could Spell The End To GA In The
The IAOPA says in its December newsletter that Italy has
introduced a new 'luxury tax' on private aircraft, which will have
a serious impact on the aviation industry and is likely to cost the
country more than it brings in in revenue. The new tax will be
levied on a sliding scale from €1.5 per kilogram (roughly a
dollar a pound) per year for aircraft under 1,000 kgs to €7.55
per kg (about $5 per pound) for aircraft over 10,000 kg, with
helicopters paying double.
5,500 Aircraft Mechanics Gain Wage Increases, More Job Security
Teamster aircraft mechanics and related workers at United
Airlines overwhelmingly ratified a contract last last week that
provides for significant wage increases, maintenance of health care
benefits and enhanced job security protections.
A pilot working for a banner towing operation in Jacksonville,
FL, was fatally injured Saturday when the Piper Pawnee he was
flying went down in a shopping center parking lot near Jacksonville
Executive Airport at Craig Field Saturday.