The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to advise manufacturers of airplanes certified under parts 23 and 25 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR parts 23 and 25) to consider the possibility that the airplane’s maximum lift coefficient in ground effect may be lower than its maximum lift coefficient in free air.
Blakey: Deal "Does Not Eliminate Uncertainty" About Jobs And The Economy
While the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) says that the recent deal reached between Congress and the President to at least delay the so-called "fiscal cliff" is welcome, a permanent solution is needed to give stability to the aerospace industry and the economy as a whole.
Dreamed Up A New Medevac Helicopter To Win A $1,000 Scholarship
Sikorsky Aircraft and By Kids For Kids Co., an organization that inspires kids to become successful inventors, last month awarded the Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award to an Indiana teenager for his conceptual design of a circular-shaped medical evacuation helicopter.
United Airlines introduced daily nonstop 787 Dreamliner service between its hub at Los Angeles International Airport and its hub at Tokyo Narita International Airport as of Thursday, January 3. The service – previously operated with a 777 aircraft – is the first regularly-scheduled international route operated using United's 787 Dreamliner.
Have Asked A Court To Force Bombardier And Learjet To Turn Over Records
In a petition for discovery filed in Cook County, IL, Circuit Court Wednesday, the relatives of singer Jenni Rivera's makeup artist, who was fatally injured when the plane in which he was a passenger went down, hope to force Bombardier and Learjet to release maintenance records for the airplane.
Witness Captured Video On His Phone And Posted It To YouTube
A rescue helicopter attempting to save a swimmer who had ventured out into rough water off Copacabana Beach in Rio do Janeiro December 29th suffered an unspecified "mechanical difficulty" and wound up going down in the water. All on board the aircraft, as well as the swimmer they were attempting to save, survived the incident.
Hopes For Improvements In Takeoff, Climb, And Cruise Performance As Well As Fuel Efficiency
Airbus Military has begun flight-testing a modification to add winglets to the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft – one of a series of product developments underway on the market-leading type. The winglets, which are short extensions to the wingtips of the aircraft, have the potential to improve performance in the take-off, climb and cruise phases of flight by increasing the lift-drag ratio.
With 2012 still fresh in our memories it’s time for ANN to unveil our annual Best of the Breed – recognizing top aircraft in a number of specific categories. You can see all of our choices on our website at www.aero-news.net over the next few days, but let’s face it, it’s the Best of the Best that most people will be interested in. This year’s award winner is a solidly built little four seater built by a trustworthy company that has weathered a fair amount of tough times without selling its soul. We speak, specifically, of the Diamond Aircraft DA40 XLS -- an outstanding GA airplane with one of the most
With 2012 still fresh in our memories it’s time for ANN to unveil our annual Best of the Breed – recognizing top aircraft in a number of specific categories. You can see all of our choices on our website at www.aero-news.net over the next few days, but let’s face it, it’s the Best of the Best that most people will be interested in. This year’s award winner is a solidly built little four seater built by a trustworthy company that has weathered a fair amount of tough times witho
Late-February budget Cuts Could Affect FAA, Services
While Congress reached a last-minute tax deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" on Tuesday, its decision to move consideration of major budget cuts until the end of February presents potential threats to GA.
Embraer Wins, Then Loses LAS Competition, The Air Force Clears The F-22, And The X-37B Makes Its Third Trip To Space
Embraer was on a roller coaster ride this year when it won the LAS competition from the Air Force, and then had the deal pulled after a protest from Hawker Beechcraft. That issue is still unresolved. The Air Force also said it had ironed out its problems with the beleaguered F-22 Raptor, but not before some pilots went public on national television. The X-37B returned to space, and the X-47B went to sea. those are just a few of the top stories in Military Aviation from 2012.
New Airplanes Come Online, More Introduced, But Fights Over Helicopter Noise And User Fees Continue Through The Year
Business aviation led the fight against user fees and an administration that characterized it as being the exclusive realm of corporate VIPs and other very wealthy individuals. The sector saw its share of new airplane introductions, as well as the certification of Gulfstream's long-awaited G650 with deliveries getting underway at year's end, and a production certificate issued for the Eclipse 550. Meanwhile, certain members of Congress continued their crusade against "helicopter noise" on both coasts.
Accolades For The New Permanent Administrator Continue To Roll In
The Helicopter Association International and the Airline Pilots Association have joined the chorus of those congratulating now-permanent FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate Tuesday.
1,203 Net Commercial Orders Is Second-Largest In Company History
Boeing says it booked 1,203 net commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in company history. The company also delivered 601 airplanes, the most since 1999. Boeing's unfilled commercial airplane orders at the end of the year stood at 4,373, the most in company history.
Measure Written By Senators Hutchison, Nelson Designed to Sustain And Encourage U.S. Leadership In Space
U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) applauded the House passage of HR 6586, "Space Exploration Sustainability Act" which included the Nelson-Hutchison amendment. Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX-21), incoming Chairman of the House Science Committee, presented the bill on the House floor Wednesday, where it passed without objection.
Teen's Mother Said The Aircraft's Owner Had Given Him A Set Of Keys
The real tragedy of this story is that a young man who was said to be a checkride away from getting his private pilot certificate was fatally injured on Tuesday night along with two of his friends apparently doing something he should have known better than to do. The 17-year-old was reportedly piloting a Piper PA 30 Twin Comanche that, according to his mother, he "had used many times before."
“This action by Congress reaffirms the intent of the 2010 NASA Authorization Act, which reflected a hard-fought Congressional and Administration consensus for the future of NASA in the post-shuttle era.” Source: Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
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