First Foray Into The Production Airplane World For The Legendary Kit Maker
Vans Aircraft announced at the AOPA Summit in Palm Springs, CA, that it is planning to offer a factory-built version of its RV-12 LSA beginning next year. The aircraft will be built by Synergy Air of Eugene, OR, which currently offers a builders assistance program for kit builders.
Transport Commissioner Says Sanctions Against Member States May Be Required
For the past decade, the European Union has been trying to consolidate air traffic control for the continent into nine regional blocks, rather than the 27 individual national airspaces currently in place across Europe. But the "Single European Sky II" initiative is seriously off track, according to European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas.
First Major Revision Of The Document In More Than 20 Years
The FAA’s Office of Airports recently updated the Airport Design Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5300-13A, the first major rewrite of the AC in more than 20 years. This AC is critical to the aviation industry because it outlines the standards and recommendations used for the development of airport layout plans and airport construction projects.
The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident involving a Cirrus SR22 which went down on approach near Gary, IN, October 3. The flight had originated in St. Augustine, FL, and both people on board the airplane were fatally injured when it impacted terrain. But beyond the initial facts, the report offers few clues as to what may have gone wrong on the approach.
Incident Resulted In An Iranian-Built UAV Being Shot Down
The UAV that penetrated Israel's airspace this week and was eventually shot down by the Israeli Air Force was launched by Hezbollah, that group's leader said Thursday. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said that it would not be the last time Israel's airspace is tested.
Red Bull Stratos Aircraft Is 55 Stories Tall, Spread Out Would Cover 40 Acres
The balloon that will take Felix Baumgartner up to 120,000 feet for his record-breaking mission is constructed of nearly transparent polyethylene strips about the same thickness as a dry cleaner bag, which are heat-sealed together. Despite the light weight of the polyethylene, Felix’s balloon weighs 3,708 pounds simply because there is so much of it (40 acres) needed to carry the Red Bull Stratos Capsule ... which weighs nearly 3,000 pounds ... aloft.
The U.S. DOT has assessed a civil penalty of $100,000 against Qantas for violating the Department’s new rule requiring carriers and ticket agents to inform consumers that they may have to pay baggage fees, and directed Qantas to cease and desist from further violations.
Jet Team, Wingwalkers, Jetman Set Out On 'The Breitling Dragon Tour'
The Breitling Jet Team, Breitling Wingwalkers and Jetman are flying East for the winter, to bring Breitling's passions for aviation to new audiences in what is being collectively called 'The Breitling Dragon Tour". All three teams are heading to Asia to participate in Airshow China 2012, held in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.