Two Parachute Pulls In Five Days, All Involved Safe
The pilot of a Cirrus SR22 walked away after deploying his airplane's parachute following what he described as a "catastrophic oil failure" while flying in Arizona last week. A second SR22 went down in Australia Wednesday.
Yes... We Will Be On A Holiday Schedule For The Rest Of Week
As the Aero-News staff observes the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday, we wanted to let our readers know that ANN will still be on the job, reporting breaking news in the aviation and aerospace fields as it happens -- in Real Time -- just like always. Aero-News will be publishing at a slightly reduced level on November 22nd and 23rd, as our staffers spend some time with their families... some of whom may not recognize them away from their computers. Basically, we're going to treat the four-day weekend as just that: a four-day weekend, meaning you'll still be able to find several new stories each day on our website.
Huerta Cites Safety, Privacy Concerns In Letter To UAV Caucus
The FAA has again delayed the site selection for flight testing of UAVs that would eventually lead to their integration into the NAS. Acting Administrator Michael Huerta sent a letter last week to the Congressional UAV Caucus indicating that there were still safety and privacy issues to be resolved.
X-37B Prototype Still In Search Of A Mission, Science Group Says
There has been another delay in the scheduled launch of the third X-37B space plane mission, according to the United Launch Alliance website. The U.S. Air Force had scheduled the launch from Cape Canaveral on November 27th, but ULA now reports that "The new planning date for the launch of an Atlas V carrying the third X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-4) payload for the U.S. Air Force is Dec. 11, 2012, pending approval from the range."
Seeking Single Contract For All Flight Attendants Following Merger With America West
US Airways flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), voted Tuesday for strike authorization with 94 percent of those voting casting a ballot in favor of a labor action. Flight attendants are calling on management to finish the US Airways/America West merger with a single contract for all US Airways flight attendants.
Were Said To Be Traveling To Visit Family When The Accident Occurred
A husband and wife flying a Cherokee Arrow were fatally injured Monday when the plane went down near Canton, CT. The couple, identified by Canton Police as 73-year-old Donald Derocher and his 74-year-old wife Josephine, were reportedly traveling from their home in Florida to visit family in Connecticut when the accident occurred.
Aircraft Went Down In The Water Near A Fishing Camp In Ottawa, Canada
The pilot of a helicopter arriving at his brother's fishing camp about 50 miles northwest of Ottawa, Canada found himself in the cold water of a lake when the aircraft went down for unknown reasons Sunday. Fortunately, his brother was watching, hoping to photograph the landing, and paddled out in his kayak to rescue the pilot.
Multi-Level Video And Situation Intelligence Solution Designed To Create Integrated Airport Security Monitoring Platform
The first Total Airport Security Solution (TASS) proof-of-concept is being conducted at Heathrow in London. TASS is comprised of a multi-level video and situation intelligence offering specifically designed to help airports advance their threat detection capabilities.
Employees Offer To Hold A Vote On Union Membership 'Anytime'
A group representing the 450 workers of Aviation Safeguards – a contractor providing wheelchair, skycap, baggage handling and ticket verification for airlines at LAX – which left the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) a year ago, held a news conference Wednesday to inform travelers at LAX that they were not responsible for any travel disruptions caused by a union protest.
"The FAA will complete its statutory obligations to integrate UAS into the national airspace as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, we must fulfill those obligations in a thoughtful, prudent manner." Source: Excerpt from a letter from Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to the Congressional UAV Caucus.