In a statement released Tuesday, NATA president James Coyne announced he will be stepping down from the post effective December 31st. "The NATA Board of Directors and I have decided that 2012 will be my last year as president of NATA," Coyne said.
Hands Out About One Percent Of Allowed Credits To Three Airlines
The British government has begun issuing carbon credits to airlines in anticipation of the full implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). So far, it has haded out 4.9 million credits to three carriers, or about one percent of the number of credits it is allowed.
Thousands of Air Canada employees, suppliers, and customers took part in an open house event in Toronto Friday to kick off a year-long celebration of the airline's 75th anniversary. The centerpiece of the festivities is a Boeing 787 Dreamliner making its inaugural visit to Canada.
Ready For Launch Atop An Ariane 5 Booster March 9th
ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Edoardo Amaldi, is ready for launch on an Ariane 5 to the International Space Station on March 9th from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. ATV Edoardo Amaldi follows the two highly successful supply missions carried out by ATV Jules Verne in March 2008 and ATV Johannes Kepler in February 2011.
MD Helicopters has received FAA certification of the Garmin G500H electronic flat panel displays. The G500H system, approved under the Type Certificate of the MD 500, is available for production and retrofit installation in the MD 500E, MD 530F and MD 520N helicopters. Installation is immediately available for production aircraft, and for retrofit installations performed at the MD Factory Service Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Pre-Screened Passengers Can Keep Their Shoes And Belts On
Pre-Check operations are underway as of Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), according to TSA. The program is a passenger pre-screening initiative and at JFK select American Airlines’ frequent flyers are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when traveling domestically.
Aircraft Based On The Same Airframe As U.S. Coast Guard’s HC-144A Ocean Sentry
EADS North America has delivered the second of four Airbus Military CN235-300 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to be supplied to the Mexican Navy. The foreign military sales contract for the aircraft is managed by the U.S. Coast Guard, which uses the CN235-300 in the HC-144A Ocean Sentry configuration for missions ranging from search and rescue to drug interdiction.
The FAA has issued an SAIB for some Citation jets which have auxiliary fuel tanks installed following Sierra Industries, Ltd. Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) SA80RM or SA152RM, of new instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA). The tanks may be on Cessna 500, 501, and 550 airplanes.
Jet Aviation has acquired the Enterprise Jet Center FBO at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, adding the 14th FBO to its global network of premium aircraft service and support facilities. The facility becomes the sixth Jet Aviation FBO in the U.S., including Boston/Bedford, MA, Dallas, TX, Palm Beach, FL, St. Louis, MO, and Teterboro, NJ.
Says It Is Well Positioned For Expected Growth In Demand
Eurocopter says it is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters, which is a vital complement to business jets for corporate and VIP air transport. Not only does Eurocopter offer the widest range of products available in business aviation and VIP configuration, it also has “designer helicopters” specially produced in collaboration with top luxury designer brands that will offer the utmost comfort and style.
From WAI2011: An Examination Of The Future And Potential Of NextGen
One of the high points of our year is our annual trek to the Women in Aviation gathering. Unfortunately; due to commitments overseas, we're going to miss most of the event this year but for those of you with the ability, we can't recommend a visit highly enough... no matter what gender you represent.
From WAI2011: An Examination Of The Future And Potential Of NextGen
One of the high points of our year is our annual trek to the Women in Aviation gathering. Unfortunately; due to commitments overseas, we're going to miss most of the event this year but for those of you with the ability, we can't recommend a visit highly enough... no matter what gender you represent. This year's rendition takes place in Dallas (which we visited a few days ago for the 2012 HeliExpo). The 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held from Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10, 2012. This year's Conference will take place at the Hilton Anatole. Participants in
Eighth Annual Meeting Places Industry-Wide Focus On Helicopter Safety
Sikorsky has committed to Platinum-level sponsorship of one of the industry's largest and most important safety conferences, the annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The three-day, internationally recognized event focuses on the human side of aviation safety, with last year's summit attracting more than 700 delegates from throughout the world.
Aircraft Reaches 1,000 Milestone Faster Than Any Twin-Aisle Airplane
Boeing and more than 5,000 employees, suppliers, customers and government officials celebrated the 1,000th 777 at a special event Friday. The 1,000th 777 jetliner will be delivered to Dubai-based Emirates later this month.
Confirms The Moon Of Saturn Has A 'Very Tenuous Atmosphere'
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has "sniffed" molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's icy moon Dione for the first time, confirming the presence of a very tenuous atmosphere. The oxygen ions are quite sparse - one for every 0.67 cubic inches of space (one for every 11 cubic centimeters of space) or about 2,550 per cubic foot (90,000 per cubic meter) - show that Dione has an extremely thin neutral atmosphere.
Continental Airlines is officially no more as a separate airline. The last flights under the company's separate computer system took place Saturday. Continental posted a notice on its website that all flights would be operating as United Airlines as of March 3rd.
China, India, Middle East Expected To See The Most Growth This Year
A new report “Global Airports Survey 2012–2013: Market Trends, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies in the Global Airports Industry” drawn up by iCD Research has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, China, India and the Middle East are expected to register the fastest growth rate in the industry driven by the increased demand for air travel and related services.
"The CHC Safety summit is a unique and valuable forum where safety professionals and operators from a global cross-section of the industry join together to share knowledge and train each other for the common goal of preventing helicopter accidents." Source: Fred Brisbois, a member of Sikorsky's Qualification Assurance Board.
The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission published this essay outlining the principals of lighter-than-air flight. While the principles of aerodynamics do have some application to balloons and airships, LTA craft operate principally as a result of aerostatic principles relating to the pressure, temperature and volume of gases.