Mechanical Failure Traced To An 'Incomplete Weld' On The Left Propeller Shaft
Pilot error following a mechanical failure is the probable cause of an accident involving a replica Wright B Flyer which occurred in Springfield, OH, in July, 2011. The accident resulted in the fatal injury of the two pilots on board the airplane for the test flight.
Company Has Modified More Than 70 Citations Overall
The latest Cessna Citation to receive Sierra’s FJ44 re-engining modification was recently delivered from Sierra’s South Texas modification facilities. Marking a significant milestone in their series of Citation engine upgrades, the newly delivered aircraft is the 50th Citation to receive the Williams International FJ44-2A engine retrofit.
Founder Says She Can No Longer Afford Booth Space At Aviation Events
Lynda Meeks, president of the Girls With Wings Pilot Shop and Very Important Pilots LLC, wrote on her blog last week that, after much consideration and mounting losses, she is closing the Girls With Wings Pilot Shop.
Anonymous Phone Tip Led To Suspicion Of A Hijacker On Board
NORAD said in a statement that it had intercepted an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 last Thursday and escorted it to Seattle International Airport following an anonymous tip that there might be a hijacker on board.
Units To Be Removed From Airports Nationwide, But May Show Up In Other Government Venues
TSA reports on its official blog that the backscatter x-ray devices that raised serious concerns about privacy in the airport screening process are being removed from airports around the country at the expense of the company that built them.
Eleventh Engine To Be Tested At Stennis Space Center In Support Of Antares Rocket
An Aerojet AJ26 engine was successfully hot fired Thursday at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation, Aerojet, and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the Antares rocket program. This is the eleventh AJ26 engine to be tested at Stennis.
Company Says New Agreement Means Employment Stability Through 2018
Boeing Winnipeg has negotiated a landmark early contract extension with its 1,147 union members that will help ensure employment stability at the site through to 2018. Canadian Automotive Workers (CAW) Local 2169 employees voted Monday in favor of the collective bargaining agreement extension.
Bell Helicopter Presented Air Methods Founder With First Vertical Flight Hall Of Fame Award
Bell Helicopter honored Air Methods founder Roy Morgan with the first Bell Helicopter Vertical Flight Hall of Fame award at the 10th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills on January 18. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the rotorcraft industry.
Louisiana Wing Supplied Aircraft And An Aircrew For Production Effort
Three New Orleans area members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) played important roles in the U.S. Navy Recruiting Command’s current, multi-million dollar, national advertising campaign. CAP’s Louisiana Wing supplied an aircraft and an aircrew to assist in the production of a multi-day series of TV commercials depicting the diversity of Navy careers.
Costs Of Initial Organization Won't Apply To This Year's Event
Holding an air show in 2010 means it will be less expensive to hold an air show in 2013. That's the assessment of St. Cloud, MN, Mayor Dave Kleis, as he pushes forward for plans for the event this summer.
Also: Airbus, Bell Heli, Electric Cri-Cri, 121.5, Team Aerodynamix, AA's New Look... And More!
Now that the 2013 US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL has ended it falls to ANN to announce our "Flyer's Dozen" of what we consider to be the best Sport Aircraft available from the industry at this time.The list of 13 airplanes is heavily weighted to the LSA segment, but includes a number of exceptional aircraft from the E-AB segment as well as E-LSA and S-LSA. The National Transportation Safety Board has released a third update on its investigation into the Jan. 7 fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. The air show industry lost another one of its veterans when stunt pilot Fred Cabanas was fatally injured in an accident in Cozumel
One Of Aviation's Most Positive Efforts... The VAC!!!
In all the doddering, misleading, anti-aviation blather we've had to deal with over the last few years, we've been waiting for the world to wake up and discover just how cool aviation, and its pilots and aircrews, are. We present a case in point and while it was a quick impromptu interview amid the heights of excitement at NBAA 2011 (a more extensive interview is coming shortly!), the message is clear, that aviation has a heart, that pilots are citizens of the world and that if you want to show aviation in its best possible light, a good place to start is the Veteran's Airlift Command and its consumm
Looked At Manufacturing Processes For Dreamliner Batteries
Aviation safety officials from the U.S. and Japan spent time Monday touring the GS Yuasa factory where the battery which overheated in an ANA Dreamliner was manufactured. Since that incident, and others, all 50 Dreamliners which have been delivered by Boeing have been grounded, and deliveries have stopped, though assembly of the airplanes is continuing.
Would Ban Use Of Personal Electronic Devices By Pilots In Flight
While the FAA has long had a "Sterile Cockpit Rule" that prohibits pilots from using personal electronic devices during "critical phases" of flight, pilots may soon be banned from using their personal tablets, smartphones, and laptops for anything other than flying the plane or safety reasons under a new proposed rule.
New Data On The 57-Mile-Diameter Crater Collected By The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution. The new information comes from researchers analyzing spectrometer data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which looked down on the floor of McLaughlin Crater.
Airplane Impacted An Occupied House, Resident Escaped Uninjured
The NTSB has issued its preliminary report from an accident which occurred in Palm Coast, FL, in which a Beech H35 Bonanza impacted an occupied house during an emergency landing attempt. The three people on board the airplane were fatally injured, but fortunately the person inside the home was able to escape uninjured. The pilot declared an emergency after experiencing engine problems in the airplane, in which he and the two passengers had departed Fort Pierce, FL, en route to Knoxville, TN.
Living Legends Of Aviation Recognizes Aspen Avionics President And CEO
John Uczekaj, president and CEO of Aspen Avionics, has been honored as the "Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year" by Living Legends of Aviation at its star-studded gala on Friday, January 18, 2013. Uczekaj was selected for this prestigious award to acknowledge his leadership in guiding Aspen Avionics from a brand new startup operation through developing the company into an avionics industry leader.
Archaeologists Question Whether Fighters Are Really Buried In Burma
If there are 124 Supermarine Spitfires buried in crates in Burma, they're not going to be found easily. Initial excavations of three sites where the airplanes were thought to be placed underground as WWII was drawing to a close have so far turned up no evidence of the iconic airplanes.
A safety alert issued by ATC to aircraft under their control if ATC is aware of an aircraft that is not under their control at an altitude which, in the controller's judgment, places both aircraft in unsafe proximity to each other.
Have you ever wondered why something that looks as simple as winglets are always cited as improving aerodynamics, efficiency, and fuel economy in aircraft? We found a good one from The Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum.