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As the worldwide fleet of 787-Dreamliners continues to sit on the ground while investigators probe two recent overheating battery incidents, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney issued a statement saying the company "Deeply regrets" the impact on its customers and their passengers. The 787s batteries are made by GS Yuasa of Japan and its manufacturing process is almost certainly going to become part of the investigation. And wile the aviation world has plenty to worry about on the airline side of things, there is much sport flying goodness at Sebring's USSAE 2013 event and the ANN and Aero-TV teams were there to get it ALL. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Stelio Franti's last design to become LSA Certified
Golden Avio made their first exhibit at the 2013 US Sport Aviation EXPO. It was the last plane designed by the legendary Italian designer Stelio Franti. With over 19 aircraft designed over his 91 year career, this has to be one of his best.
Proposed Deal Includes 5 Percent Annual Salary Increases, No Increase In Employee Health Care Contributions
Boeing has presented the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) union with its best-and-final contract offer, agreeing with the union's approach to extend the terms of the previous contract for current employees.
Overwhelming Market Preference For The New Engine Option Continues
Airbus delivered a company record of 588 aircraft to 89 customers (17 new) and exceeded its order target of 650 by winning 914 gross orders. These orders include 305 CEO, 478 NEO, 82 A330/A340s, 40 A350 XWB and nine A380s. Airbus’ backlog sets a new industry-wide record of 4,682 aircraft valued at over $638 billion.
Scheduled For Launch Aboard A 2015 SpaceX Cargo Delivery Flight
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced Wednesday a newly planned addition to the International Space Station that will use the orbiting laboratory to test expandable space habitat technology. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is scheduled to arrive at the space station in 2015 for a two-year technology demonstration.
Seven Members Of A Florida Family Fatally Injured When The Cessna 421 Went Down
The NTSB has released its probable cause report in an accident which resulted in seven members of a Florida family returning from a family reunion in St. Louis, MO. While the board said that the loss of an engine on the Cessna 421 contributed to the accident, it was the pilot's inability to control the airplane on a single engine that was the probable cause.
Will Begin Operations During The Lunar New Year Holidays
Beijing Capital Helicopter has expanded its Eurocopter-built rotorcraft inventory with the addition of a VIP-configured EC135 P2+ for passenger transport, tourism and emergency medical services operations. A ceremony was held on January 15th in Beijing, where the President of Beijing Capital Helicopter, Mr. Xu Li Dong, accepted the Eurocopter EC135 P2+.
Irish aircraft leasing company Aldus Aviation Limited has agreed to purchase 20 E-Jets from Embraer, including five Embraer 175 and 15 Embraer 190. The contract also includes 15 purchase rights for any E-Jet family model. The deal can reach a total of $1.56 billion, in 2012 economics conditions.
Global Telesat System To Support The Warfighter With Mobile ISR At The Platoon Level
A developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs") and related technologies, has been awarded a $605,000 contract from the United States Department of Defense for a set of what it calls the "Blimp in a Box" ("BiB") aerostat systems.
“We are keeping our production rates at a manageable pace, which is good for our supply chain, and bodes well for our long term profitability and bright future.” Source: Fabrice Bregier, Airbus President and CEO.