The sixth production P-8A Poseidon aircraft was delivered by Boeing to the U.S. Navy Jan. 31, successfully completing the first group of low-rate initial production aircraft that are dramatically improving the service's maritime patrol capabilities. The delivery is the final aircraft from a contract awarded in January 2011.
Significant Lessor Order For Airbus' Newest Aircraft
Los Angeles, CA, based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has signed a contract for 25 A350 XWB Family aircraft, consisting of 20 A350-900 and five A350-1000, the largest member of the A350 XWB Family. ALC also has options for five additional A350-1000s. With this new order, ALC becomes the 35th A350 XWB customer and the order takes the A350 XWB backlog past 600 (to 617).
Was Selected To Provide Expertise In Club Development
To accommodate IMC Club’s consistent growth and the need to further develop its organizational structure, on Monday February 4, 2013 the IMC Clubs appointed Joe Brown, president and chief operating officer of Hartzell Propellers, to its Board of Directors.
ATK Says It Has Designed Affordability Into New Avionics Subsystem
The second in a series of development tests for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) booster program was completed by NASA and ATK on January 30 at ATK's Promontory, Utah, test facility. This key avionics and controls test was designated Flight Control Test 2 (FCT-2) and included a "hot fire" of the fully integrated heritage thrust vector control (TVC), the new SLS booster avionics subsystem and new electronic support equipment (ESE).
Handheld Surveillance Helicopters Flying To Support Troops In Afghanistan
British troops in Afghanistan are the first to use state of the art handheld nano surveillance helicopters, according to a statement released by the U.K Ministry of Defense (MoD). The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle measures around 4 inches by 1 inch, and provides troops on the ground with vital situational awareness.
Ten-Million-Year-Old Star Could Still Create 50 Jupiter-Sized Planets
A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may in fact be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough to make even more planets than we have in our own solar system. The findings were made using the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Telescope, a mission in which NASA is a participant.
Customized Version For The Service Based On The EC135 T2 Aircraft
Eurocopter Japan has delivered the 10th EC135 Training Helicopter (TH135, a variant of Eurocopter’s EC135 T2) to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (MSDF). The first TH135 was delivered in December 2009, to begin the replacement of their single-engine training helicopter fleet.
With departures Friday of Air Canada Express flights AC8371 from Calgary to Fort McMurray, AC8430 from Calgary to Regina and AC8586 from Calgary to Saskatoon, the carrier introduced new Q400 service in Western Canada.
AFA Statement Issued In Recognition Of National Freedom Day
Marking the culmination of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) reaffirmed its commitment to work toward ending human trafficking. Since 1942, February 1 has been commemorated as National Freedom Day, the day when President Lincoln signed the 13th amendment to end slavery.
Funds Research By FlexTech Alliance For Remote, Wireless Monitoring Systems
The remote, wireless monitoring of physiological functions and structural performance in real time has long been a goal of many manufacturing industries. Achievement of that goal is now a step closer to reality with the announcement of an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) award to FlexTech Alliance of San Jose, CA.
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If Congress fails to do its job and the USA goes over the financial cliff, fans of the Navy's Blue Angels may wind up singing "Bye, Bye, Birdie!" The Blue Angels have scheduled more than 30 events for the second half of 2013, and they may not fly any of them if automatic budget cuts go into effect due to sequestration. Hawker Beechcraft said in a statement Friday that Judge Stuart M. Bernstein has approved its entire Joint Plan of Reorganization, paving the way for the company to emerge from Chapter 11 protection. The National Aeronautic Association has released the nominees for the prestigious 2012 Collier Trophy, the "Greatest Award in Aviation." The award is
Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Life In Aviation (Part 3)
ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at AirVenture 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this program, Bob continues his discussion about his life in aviation, in a segment entitled, 'Getting a Little Help Along the Way.' Ask any pilot who he (or she) thinks is the best he ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the
Confirmation Paves The Way For Company To Emerge From Chapter 11 This Month
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved all of Hawker Beechcraft's Joint Plan of Reorganization (Plan), paving the way for the company to emerge from Chapter 11 in the second half of February. In confirming the Plan, Judge Stuart M. Bernstein found that it satisfied all of the requirements of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Will Require The Inspection Of Stabilator Control Cables In Cherokee, Cherokee Six, Seneca, And Seminole Models
The FAA has published in the Federal Register an AD for Piper PA-28, PA-32, PA-34, and PA-44 airplanes. The FAA said AD was prompted by reports of control cable assembly failures that may lead to failure of the horizontal stabilator control system and could result in loss of pitch control.
Alabama-based Company Now Responsible For All Aspects Of Facility's Construction
Airbus has selected Hoar Program Management (HPM), an Alabama-based company, as program manager for its A320 Family assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. In this role, HPM will be responsible for managing all aspects of the design and construction of the facility, including supporting procurement of design and construction service providers and suppliers. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.
Bolen Says New Brand Is More In Line With Other, Similar Events
The NBAA has re-branded its largest annual U.S. event from “Annual Meeting & Convention” to “Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition” (“BACE”). In announcing the change, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted that, given the global nature of business aviation, the Association co-hosts dedicated, business-aviation-only events around the world.
Called A Significant Step Toward Reaching New Collective Bargaining Agreement With Pilots
US Airways subsidiary Piedmont Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents the airline's 375 pilots, the airline announced late last week. The tentative agreement is subject to language being finalized, which is expected to occur over the next few weeks.
Had Helped Lead 1989 Coup That Overthrew Dictator Alfredo Stroessner
A retired general in the Paraguayan military who was running for election as President of that country was fatally injured Saturday night in a helicopter accident in Northern Paraguay. Lino Oviedo had been traveling to a campaign event when the aircraft went down.