Robert S. “Steve” Miller To Join Company As CEO,
The Board of Directors of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. announced
today that it appointed Robert S. “Steve” Miller as
Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective Feb. 7. Bill
Boisture, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Hawker Beechcraft,
Inc., will remain as Chairman of its operating subsidiary Hawker
Pilots Could Face Six-Figure Fines For Overflights Of Marine
Overflight of certain marine sanctuaries below 1,000 feet msl,
or in some cases below 2,000 feet msl, could result in fines of up
to $100,000 imposed by NOAA, according to the AOPA. The accusation
can be made based on observations by persons with no aviation
background, and the burden of proof is on the pilot to show he or
she did not disturb any wildlife during the flights.
Nominees Named Range From The Largest Airlifter To The
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced last week
that former Collier Trophy recipients Dick Rutan (1986), Joe
Lombardo (Gulfstream – 2003), Bobby Sturgell (ADSB -- 2008),
and Jeff Pino (Sikorsky Aircraft – 2010), will be among the
aviation leaders who will participate in the Selection Committee
for the 2011 Robert J. Collier Trophy. In addition, NAA released
the list of nominees.
FAs Disagree With Union Rules Changes In FAA Reauthorization
Flight Attendants from over 20 airlines, represented by the
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and concerned citizens
from across the country held an OccuFLY protest at Los Angeles
International Airport on Monday, February 6. Flight Attendants and
supporters protested what they said is the latest attack on
collective bargaining rights included in the FAA reauthorization
Annual List Details The Most Memorable Aviation And Space
Records Of The Previous Year
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), as the official
record keeper for United States aviation and space, each year
tracks dozens of world and national record attempts. New U.S.
records are certified and those qualifying as world records are
then ratified with the Fédération Aéronautique
Internationale (FAI), the world air sports federation.
Specially-Modified Pipistrel Tarus Gives Him Freedom Of
"Actually, I have always dreamed of flying," Jan Hercek began
his story. "When I was in the third grade of elementary school,
that's nine years old in my country (Slovenia, formerly
Yugoslavia), I started to draw sketches of aircraft and
pretend-calculations on how to make an aircraft fly. I lived in a
small village, about 50 houses – no more than maybe 200
people. So I was pretty alone in my daydreaming about
Have Not Followed Ultralight Surrogate Parent In First
Migration To Florida
Fish and Wildlife officials say that the nine juvenile whooping
cranes whose first migration that ran into some red tape have not
continued their migration, perhaps in part because of the mild
winter weather in the south.
More than 6,300 individuals applied to become a NASA astronaut
between Nov. 15, 2011 and Jan. 27, the second highest number of
applications ever received by the agency. After a thorough
selection process, which includes interviews and medical
examinations, nine to 15 people will be selected to become part of
the 21st astronaut class.
Felix Baumgartner Said To Be Preparing For Record-Breaking
The Red Bull Stratos Team may be close to an announcement that
Felix Baumgartner will attempt his record-setting skydive in August
over the New Mexico desert. Baumgartner has for years been working
to attempt the jump, which will begin from a balloon at 120,000
feet ... literally the fringe of space.
But The Person Responsible For Its Restoration Will Never Fly
When a freshly-restored Piper Cub took off for the first time
since the 1950s from Clearwater Air Park in Florida, the person
largely responsible for its restoration could only sit and watch
from his bedroom window.
Humpback-Style Fin Bumps Said To Improve Stall Performance
Some large airplanes have had their profiles compared to whales,
notably the original Boeing 747, and especially the Airbus Beluga.
Now, German scientists are looking to the humpback whale for
inspiration in the design of new helicopters.
A Glass Panel System Really Shows Its Mettle When You Head For The Approach
So... a few months ago, we had the chance to sit back in awe at the expertise already displayed by one of the Avidyne R9 glass panel's most passionate advocates... and users. There are few more knowledgeable people on the planet, as far as R9 is concerned, than Trip Taylor and for the better part of a few hours, we had the chance to sit back and enjoy his synoptic descriptions of just a few of the many intriguing features built into one of the most usable glass panel cockpits we've yet flow... now made even more so with the advent of the DFC100 digital autopilot.
Numerous ANN Real-Time Updates Throughout Afternoon of
02.06.12: House and Senate conferees have given final
approval to a long-term funding bill for the FAA, and sent it on to
President Obama for his signature. The "FAA Modernization and
Reform Act of 2012" authorizes $63.3 billion for FAA programs
A Glass Panel System Really Shows Its Mettle When You Head For The
So... a few months ago, we had the chance to sit back in awe at
the expertise already displayed by one of the Avidyne R9 glass
panel's most passionate advocates... and users. There are few
more knowledgeable people on the planet, as far as R9 is concerned,
than Trip Taylor and for the better part of a few hours, we had the
chance to sit back and enjoy his synoptic descriptions of just a
few of the many intriguing features built into one of the most
usable glass panel cockpits we've yet flow... now made even more so
with the advent of the DFC100 digital autopilot.
Says That North Shore Route Creates Congestion, Safety
In a story posted on ANN last week, New York Senator Charles
Schumer (D) said that he expects the FAA to impose a helicopter
flight corridor which would push traffic over the water as it
transited north of New York City. Jeff Smith, Chairman of the
Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC), sent a statement to ANN
in the form of an e-mail, responding to Senator Schumer's
Company Says World Airways, North American Airlines Will
Continue To Operate Without Interruption
Global Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of World
Airways, Inc., North American Airlines, Inc. and other
subsidiaries, say that to achieve a cost and debt structure that is
industry competitive and continue to provide outstanding service to
its customers, it has commenced a financial restructuring through
the voluntary filing of petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of
the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States District Court for
the Eastern District of New York.
Bans State-Run Airlines From Taking Part In Carbon Tax
China has imposed an outright ban on its flagged airlines from
taking part in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme, saying it is in
violation of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
and international civil aviation regulations. The country's
airlines are also prevented from using the scheme as a reason to
boost ticket prices.
Layoffs, Changes In Leadership May Signal Change In Direction
Last month, the aviation public got its first view of changes
that have been quietly sweeping through EAA. Unnoticed by rank and
file members until that day, they have been occurring since Rod
Hightower came to the party. Let there be no doubt, these and many
more have and will continue to happen. But are they that bad? It
depends on what you believe about EAA.
A bill to change the way French airline workers can call strikes
which is working its way through the French Parliament has sparked
a four-day strike on the part of airline pilots and flight
attendants. The strike began Monday.
"At Senator Schumer's request, in 2007 we agreed to
follow the North Shore route. Unfortunately, this restricted flight
plan resulted in a highly concentrated and condensed flight pattern
for all helicopters over the North Shore" Source: Jeff
Smith, Chairman of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council