Both Instructor And Student Pilot Suffered Minor Injuries
A training flight in ended almost as quickly as it began on January 29th when the Diamond DA 20 being used for instruction went down shortly after takeoff. Fortunately, neither person on board the airplane was seriously injured.
EASA on Friday issued a Type Certificate to AgustaWestland for the AW189 medium twin-engine helicopter. This certification occurs one week after Airbus Helicopters, an Airbus Group Company, completed the EASA Type Certification process for its EC175 medium twin-engine helicopter. Both helicopters now comply with the highest and most stringent safety requirements set by EASA for Europe.
Passenger Fell Nearly 1,000 Feet Due To Unsecured Safety Harness
The Canadian hang-glider pilot and instructor who was involved in a fatal accident in April, 2012 has pleaded guilty to criminal negligence in the death of Lenami Godinez-Avila, who fell from a hang-glider shortly after takeoff over Fraser Valley in British Columbia.
Pratt & Whitney's JT8D engine, an icon of aviation history, celebrates 50 years of dependable service this month, making it one of the most successful gas turbine engines in history. The JT8D engine entered service in 1964, and with approximately 1,800 engines still flying, Pratt & Whitney expects the engine to remain in service for another 10 to 15 years.
Program's Firm-Order Tally Increases To More Than 200
An existing Bombardier customer, which has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has placed a firm order for an additional three CS300 aircraft. Based on the list price of the aircraft, the firm order for the three CS300 aircraft is valued at approximately $228 million.
Latest Crowdsourcing Project Will Publish Scientific Results
NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org. Disk Detective is NASA's largest crowdsourcing project whose primary goal is to produce publishable scientific results.
Mesa Air Group pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), condemned a news story aired by Phoenix-based Fox affiliate KSAZ News 10 on February 6. The union called the story "sensationalized", saying it cited a number of inaccuracies, including one that asserts that no pilots were laid off during Mesa’s 2010 Chapter 11 bankruptcy and that a Mesa Airlines captain can earn $100,000, while proclaiming that “starting pay is modest.”
A majority of Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have voted against a tentative agreement with management. In a news release, the AFA said their strong vote "makes it clear that Spirit flight attendants expect more for their contributions to the profitable airline."
Huntsville, AL Company Will Build Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter
NASA has selected Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, AL to design and build a key component of the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket the agency being developed by the agency for deep-space missions.
XPRIZE 10th Anniversary Photo-Book: No One Was Closer To So Much Of The Action…. And This Amazing Book Allows YOU The Same Access!
To Aviation Journalist and experienced Test Pilot, Jim Campbell, a bird’s eye view to adventure was a major part of his life… but little did he know that a chance meeting with revolutionary innovator, XPRIZE Founder Dr. Peter H Diamandis, would not only offer him some extraordinary sights, sounds and vistas, but challenge him personally and professionally to share the inspiring story of the extraordinary people and events that surrounded him. In the upcoming 160 page, lavishly illustrated, four color photo-book documenting this amazing experience, Campbell’s “Beyond The Blue,” provides unparalleled a
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Mooney CEO Dr. Jerry Chen has confirmed that the company has begun the final steps needed to undertake serial production of the Mooney Aircraft line. The assembly line will begin to move later this month. Since announcing the return to the market in November after a five-year production hiatus, the new leadership at Mooney has been busy preparing the dormant company to return to manufacturing. Robinson Helicopter Company is introducing a new line of instrument panels and avionics for the R22, R44, and R66. The new line includes, as optional equipment, Ga
Region Represents 36 Percent Of The World's New Airplane Deliveries
Strong economic and passenger growth will be main drivers of new airplane demand in the Asia Pacific region, according to estimates released just ahead of the Singapore Air Show by Boeing. The planemaker thinks the region's airlines will need an additional 12,820 airplanes valued at $1.9 trillion, representing 36 percent of the world's new airplane deliveries over the next 20 years.
A new purchase option has been announced for the SubSonex Personal Jet. Originally offered only as an Ultra-Quick Build Kit for Experimental Exhibition certification, customers will now have the option to choose between the original Exhibition kit, or a new Quick Build Kit option that is in compliance with Experimental/Amateur-Built standards.
The First Auto Throttle System In GA FAR Part 23 Aircraft Now Approved And Ready For Flight
The FAA has granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to Eclipse Aerospace for both the Auto Throttle and Anti-Skid Brake (ASB) systems for the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. The Auto Throttle, developed in partnership with Innovative Solutions & Support, is a first for FAR Part 23 aircraft.
Roomy New Facility Brings Together CTLS And Four Seat C4
German Light-Sport Aircraft company Flight Design GmbH, which is now also the developer of larger aircraft like the four-seat C4, has expanded its operation to Kamenz, Germany and is now fully installed in spacious new quarters.
Target Aircraft Went Down Inside White Sands National Monument
An unmanned QF-4 Aerial Target assigned to the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, went down Feb. 7. The accident site is located inside the White Sands National Monument, which was closed in advance of the test mission. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time, and the incident is under investigation.
"This new kit option is primarily being offered to help those outside of the United States import and gain approval for the SubSonex in their home countries, with most countries offering a clear path for certification of homebuilt aircraft." Source: Sonex President and Founder John Monnett.