The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American Airlines, Inc. The decision is conditional upon the release of one daily slot pair at London Heathrow and of other commitments in order to induce entry on the London-Philadelphia route. In light of these comprehensive commitments, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise competition concerns.
You May Soon Be Able To Have A HMD Head-Up-Display (HUD) For Less Than $2,000
Talk about how the cost of information has gone down! Aerocross is a young startup company located in McKinney, TX (near Dallas) created by two very experienced engineers who had a booth in the new Innovations Pavilion at AirVenture. EAA awarded the complimentary booth space to the company on a competitive basis as part of a renewed effort to nurture innovations.
Hires Powerhouse Lobbyist To Plead His Case with Ex-Im Bank
Billionaire Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko, a long-time associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, hopes buy as many as 11 aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace of Savannah, Georgia, but wants a loan guarantee from the Export-Import bank to do so. Reuters reports the plane order would bolster the fleet of Timchenko's Finland-based luxury jet charterer, Airfix Aviation Oy, whose aircraft have reportedly transported Kremlin-linked businessmen and Russian government officials.
Twenty-Six Percent Increase Reported Over Three Years (2010-2012)
The chairman of a congressional subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency called on the Transportation Security Administration to "earn America's trust and confidence," in a hearing last week after a watchdog report showed a 26% spike in TSA employee misconduct. The report examined the years 2010 to 2012.
Pilot Fatally Injured, Passenger Who Survived Said Pilot Was Working On A 'Propeller Switch'
The NTSB has released a preliminary report in an accident which occurred in Columbus, IN, that fatally injured the pilot of the Glastar GS-1 airplane. A pilot-rated passenger aboard the aircraft was seriously injured, but survived.
All But Two Of The Aircraft Are Being Flown By American Forces
The 400th MH-60 Seahawk helicopter has been delivered by Sikorsky to the U.S. Navy. The milestone consists of 166 MH-60R anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters, and 234 MH-60S utility/armed helicopters. The Navy took possession of the 400th, an MH-60R aircraft, on June 24.
Electrical, Mechanical, And Thermal Tests Conducted On The Solar Ultraviolet Imager
The full range of environmental tests – electrical, mechanical and thermal – for the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) instrument that will make crucial solar measurements when it flies on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) satellite mission, known as GOES-R have been completed.
KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary, has concluded a lease agreement with BOC Aviation to add six Embraer 190s to its current fleet of 22 E-Jets. The additional E190s are part of KLM Cityhopper’s strategic plan to replace the oldest aircraft in its Fokker fleet. The first of the six E190s is scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2013.
MRO Snaps Photo Of Curiosity Showing Rover, Tracks
An image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter released Wednesday shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and the wheel tracks from its landing site to the "Glenelg" area where the rover worked for the first half of 2013.
Also: Pelton Intvw Part 4, King Schools, Night Air Show Highlights
Beechcraft has come roaring back from reorganization to land the largest order of prop-driven airplanes in history. Hartzell Propeller announced a multi-year partnership with Team AeroDynamix, the world's largest formation aerobatic team, at AirVenture 2013. FreeFlight Systems announced that the FAA has issued TSO authorization for the RANGR (Ranger) FDL-978-XVR ADS-B transceiver family with optional internal WAAS/GPS. King Schools, together with Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced Thursday that they will release the first ever online Flight Instructor Refresher Course
Dr. Michael Wiskerchen Tapped As Vice President, Spaceflight Operations
Zero Gravity Solutions has named Dr. Michael Wiskerchen as Vice President, Spaceflight Operations. Dr. Wiskerchen, an internationally recognized senior member of the NASA space flight team, will be responsible for the organization and management of ZGSI’s upcoming International Space Station (ISS) space flight program.
Optionally Piloted Helicopter Recently Received Special Airworthiness Certificate For Testing
The first test flights of the production SA-400 Jackal have been successfully accomplished by Scion UAS at their base in Fort Collins, CO. The first flight comes after extensive flight tests of the prototype helicopter and shortly after receiving a special airworthiness certificate for experimental research and development for the optionally piloted SA-400 helicopter.
Segment Of The Aviation Community Has Shown Significant Growth In Recent Years
The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons that have been learned from the NTSB's investigations of accidents involving experimental amateur-built aircraft.
Pilatus Aircraft Industry (China) Co., Ltd opened for business on August 5th, 2013 in the Chinese metropolis of Chongqing. The new joint venture company will allow Pilatus Aircraft Ltd to establish itself in the Chinese market. An initial contract to supply a total of 50 PC-12s/PC-6s has also been signed.
"I have had the pleasure and honor of working side by side with Lori for the past four years. She has been an indispensable partner in our efforts to keep NASA on a trajectory of progress and innovation." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
A report of inflight weather by an aircraft pilot or crew member. A complete coded report includes the following information in this order: location and/or extent of reported weather phenomenon: type of aircraft (only with reports turbulence or icing).
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