The FAA has published an NPRM in the Federal Register that would amend the type certification requirements for chemical oxygen generators installed on transport category airplanes so the generators are secure and not subject to misuse. The intended effect of this action would be to increase the level of security for future transport category airplane designs.
Action Taken As Budget Cuts Due To Sequestration Loom
Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders January 16. The actions are part of the Air Force's efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls.
Has Overall Responsibility For Company's Network Of FBOs And Maintenance Centers
Maria Sastre has been named as the new President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support Corporation, according to a BBA Aviation news release. In her new role, Sastre is responsible for the daily operations of Signature’s worldwide network of FBOs and maintenance centers.
New Guide Builds On SkyVector’s Online Charts, Weather, And Airport Data
SkyVector has launched its World FBO Directory, which is projected into its popular online chart viewer. Pilots around the world use SkyVector’s service to view worldwide aeronautical charts, while making use of flight planning services and graphical weather depictions offered by the site.
Market Will Achieve A Cumulative Value Of Over $55 Billion By 2022
The global UAV payload market, valued at $3.9 billion at the end of 2012, is estimated to increase to $6 billion by 2022, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.3 percent during the forecast period, according to market research conducted by ASDReports.
Joint Venture Could Lead To Production Of AW Helos In Brazil
Embraer S.A. and AgustaWestland have signed a memorandum of understanding aiming at establishing a joint venture which could lead to the production of AgustaWestland helicopters in Brazil to be marketed for both commercial and military use in Brazil and Latin America.
Bell Helicopter Asia, the company's maintenance service facility in Singapore, has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). This certification allows Bell Helicopter to complete comprehensive repair, completion, maintenance and customization solutions for its expanding fleet of helicopters in Asia.
Two Of The Squadron's 12 MH-60S Nighthawk Helicopters Deployed With The Ship
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, from Naval Air Station North Island, embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) as a search and rescue (SAR) detachment in February 2012 and is currently deployed with the ship. The detachment provides day and night helicopter amphibious search and rescue support to the ship and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Aviation Combat Element.
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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 sh
The FAA proposes to amend and "harmonize" minimum altitudes for use of autopilots for transport category airplanes. The proposed rule would enable the operational use of advanced autopilot and navigation systems by incorporating the capabilities of new and future autopilots, flight guidance systems, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) guidance systems while protecting the continued use of legacy systems at current autopilot minimum use altitudes.
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Aircraft Performs Missions Ranging From Cargo Hauling To Aerial Surveillance
GippsAERO, the Australian manufacturing arm of Mahindra Aerospace, has named Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, as an authorized dealer for the GA8 Airvan in the United States, with a particular focus on government and surveillance aircraft sales.
On January 1st, 2013, Eric Chen assumed his new role as President of Airbus China, responsible for Airbus’ overall activities in the People’s Republic of China, including business development, commercial activities, customer services and industrial cooperation.
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has named George Kelemen Senior Vice President of Government and Political Affairs. Kelemen is currently Senior Director of External Affairs for the American Cancer Society in Washington, D.C.
UK-based AirTanker took its first Ministry of Defence passengers to Cyprus since gaining the relevant approvals to become an airline on January 5th. As part of its set-up to provide operational capability to the MOD, AirTanker will operate at least one of its 14 specially converted A330 aircraft, named Voyager by the RAF, on the civilian register.