California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has vetoed three bills that would have restricted where UAVs could be flown, including over wildfires despite recent reports of aerial firefighting operations being suspended because of unauthorized flights.
Takes Delivery Of First Of 19 Of The Aircraft The Airline Has On Order
Finnair has taken delivery in Toulouse of the first of 19 A350 XWBs on order, thus becoming the first European operator and the third worldwide of the all-new airliner. The aircraft is configured in a premium three-class layout, with 297 seats, comprising 46 Business Class, 43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy.
Mesa Airlines has reached an agreement with United Airlines to add 15 Embraer 175 aircraft to Mesa’s United Express fleet. Mesa currently operates 30 Embraer aircraft for United Airlines. In addition to the E175s, Mesa operates 20 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft under the United Express brand.
Also: UA Labor Issues, EAA Seaplane Base, Launching Lives, House UAS Hearing, Aspen Update, SDSD's New B205A-1++, RUAG/Hartzell
ANN Airborne Link: www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&videoid=ac1227a5-3ce4-4fc9-8565-9f2ebd20647b
YouTube Airborne Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrlkyjGT6pM
The FAA has proposed its largest-ever civil penalty against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of operation within the National Airspace system. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International, Inc. of Chicago. The FAA alleges that between March 21, 2012, and December 15, 2014, SkyPan conducte
GoFundMe Campaign Has Raised $17K, But Has A Long Way To go
The team working to restore Precious Metal ... a highly-modified P-51 that has been a fixture at the Reno Air Races ... is working diligently to get the airplane back in flying condition after a fire on the ground en route to Reno this year badly damaged the airplane.
Also: CAF Update, ISS Docking, Turkey OverFlights, Air France, AF F-22 Sims, Teamsters v NetJets, Community Service For UAV Incident
Sometimes federal funds received through the Airport Improvement Program go far beyond improvements to existing facilities. The FAA has announced a $27 million Improvement Program grant to the City of Williston, North Dakota to purchase land to build a completely new airport and meet growing aviation demand by replacing Sloulin Field International Airport. ANN has learned of the passing of aviation pioneer Dick Taylor. His passing was noted by General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO, Pete Bunce, on the association's website. Bunce said in a statement posted on the website, “Dick Taylor was an incredible aviator whose contributions to both the civil and military aviation industry have led to safety improvements that continue today. His flying career began during World War Two, when he ser
Moonspike Looking To Raise Nearly $1 Million To Build A Rocket
"We're building a Moon Rocket", the Kickstarter page begins. And not a little rocket either. Moonspike says it plans to build "a full scale Moon rocket, that will fly into the heavens at around 12km/s and then launch a tiny spacecraft on a 400,000km (approx. 250,000 miles) one-way journey to the Moon."
But Negotiations Abruptly Ended When Discussions Became Public
In an effort to prop up its efforts to bring the C Series airliner to market, Bombardier reportedly approached Airbus about investing in the airplane, to the point of having a controlling stake in the single-aisle jet.