Blame it on the economy. The National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) announced Friday its inaugural Light
Business Airplane Conference (LBA2009) has been changed from a
three-day conference to a two-day conference that will take place
in San Diego, CA, on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14,
No Delays For Santa's Sleigh... Must Not Be Connecting In
Santa Claus will enjoy special express lanes in the skies over
the United States to help him make speedy deliveries to good girls
and boys on Christmas Eve, US Transportation Secretary Mary E.
Peters announced Thursday.
Category 2 Classification "Not Related To Security Issues"
On Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) changed
Israel's aviation safety standard rating to Category 2 following an
assessment made last July of the country's civil aviation
authority. The agency pointedly noted the rating "is not related to
SportairUSA is making a run at the US light sport aircraft
market, by equipping its Sting S3 with more and more unique
features. The company announced this week that so-called 'wig-wag'
recognition lights are now standard equipment on the
composite-bodied, low-wing LSA.
Quad Cities Company Expands Capabilities In Custom Aircraft
Moline, IL-based Elliott Aviation announced this week it has
completed a custom air ambulance interior in a Beech King Air B200
for Intermountain Life Flight, a division of Salt Lake City-based
W. "Dub" Blessing, Dennis Nichols To Receive Honors At
Helicopter Association International announced this week that W.
"Dub" Blessing and Dennis Nichols will receive HAI's Honorary
Lifetime Member Awards at Heli-Expo 2009, during HAI's 48th annual
"Salute to Excellence" awards ceremony and banquet.
Bombardier Aerospace announced Tuesday LAM-Mozambique (Linhas
Aéreas de Moçambique) will take delivery of a
previously owned Q400 high-speed turboprop airliner this week, and
will acquire another in the near future.
Land and Hold Short Operations -- Operations which include
simultaneous takeoffs landings, or simultaneous landings. When a
landing aircraft is instructed by ATC, and is able, to touch down,
come to a stop and hold in position prior to an intersecting runway
"We know Santa Claus must adhere to a really tight
schedule to get to every house on his list. Allowing him to use
military airspace will ensure that crowded skies won't mean empty
stockings on Christmas morning. It just wouldn't do to have the
gridlock Grinch stealing Christmas."
Source: DOT Secretary Mary Peters, announcing
the opening of special "Santa Skylanes" in US airspace over the
upcoming holiday travel season.