Li: 'Business Aviation Has Huge Potential In China'
The Administrator of the Civil Aviation Authority of China
(CAAC), Mr. Li Jiaxiang, will be a featured speaker at the Opening
General Session of the upcoming Asian Business Aviation Conference
& Exhibition (ABACE2012), to be held next month in
Will Operate On Regional And Domestic Service Routes
Ghanaian regional carrier Aero Surveys Limited, operating under
the commercial name ”Starbow” and based in the capital
Accra, has acquired two additional BAe 146 regional jetliners for
use on regional and domestic routes. The aircraft, one BAe 146-300
and one BAe 146-200 will double its fleet size to four aircraft and
will add additional capacity to satisfy increasing demand.
Desert Jet Has Tripled Its Office Space Over Three Years
The California-based charter and aviation management company
Desert Jet reports its sales have grown 3,700 percent over the past
three years, and has tripled its office space to go along with its
At Other Times Reading, Texting, Working On Laptops
Some air traffic controllers at Westchester County Airport in
New York State have been videotaped sleeping on duty. They were
also secretly recorded reading, texting, and working on laptops
during their shifts.
Lockheed Martin's operation in Pinellas Park, FL, officially
opened a new 57,000 square foot manufacturing facility today to
produce aircraft canopy components for the F-35 Lighting II
fighter. The new facility is an annex to Lockheed Martin's existing
197,000 square foot building that has been producing structural
components for more than 10 different types of aircraft since
Officials Say Militants Recovered Part Of The Wreckage
A UAV reportedly went down Saturday in North Waziristan near the
Afghan border, according to U.S. military officials. The unmanned
reconnaissance aircraft went down about 20 miles east of Miranshah,
a town that is the frequent target of UAV attacks against Taliban
and Al-Qaeda targets.
The speakers for the next Air Force Association "Mitchell Hour"
will be Dr. Nayantara Hensel, Professor of Industry and Business at
the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and Fred Downey, Vice
President of National Security for the Aerospace Industries
A metal detector at Sacramento International Airport Terminal B
was reportedly left unattended for less than a minute Saturday, and
five people got through the security checkpoint without being
Company Hopes Passage Of Funding Bill Will Speed Approval
Extra Aircraft, which has plans to move its manufacturing
operations to its North American headquarters in Montrose, CO,
hopes that the recent passage of a long-term funding bill for the
FAA will expedite the approval of the type certificate for the
Extra EA 500 and 330 LP aircraft.
An Excellent Look At The Process And Progress Of NextGen Via WAI 2011!
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.
An Excellent Look At The Process And Progress Of NextGen Via WAI
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
Veteran Program Manager Orlando Figueroa Tapped For The
NASA's associate administrator for the Science Mission
Directorate, John Grunsfeld, has named former veteran NASA program
manager Orlando Figueroa to lead a newly established Mars Program
Planning Group (MPPG) tasked to reformulate the agency's Mars
Exploration Program. Figueroa's first assignment is to develop a
draft framework for review by March 15.
Amount Projected To Fly 2,443 F-35 Fighters For 50 Years
Operation of a fleet of 2,443 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will
cost the U.S. taxpayers nearly a trillion dollars over 50 years,
according to Lt. Gen. Terry Robling, deputy commandant of the
Marine Corps for aviation. The Pentagon is reportedly looking into
ways to drive those costs down.
EMXYS of Spain, Texas A&M, Planetary Science Institute Join
At the Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC)
2012 in Palo Alto, California, XCOR Aerospace announced that EMXYS
of Spain, Texas A&M's Space Engineering Research Center, and
the Planetary Science Institute have joined XCOR's payload
processing sales channel for the Lynx suborbital vehicle.
Program Allows Students To Begin Pilot Screening Process
A new agreement between Western Michigan University's
College of Aviation and two closely allied commercial air carriers
will put WMU students on a clear pathway to careers as commercial
airline pilots. The WMU/ExpressJet Airline Pilot Pathway
Program—AP3—will allow WMU aviation students to begin a
pilot screening process early in their WMU careers that will
prepare them for and guarantee jobs as first officers with
Cylinder Assemblies Failed Due To Fatigue Cracking
In a letter to acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, the NTSB
has recommended that the agency require repetitive inspection of
Engine Components, Inc. cylinder assemblies produced between May
2003 and October 2009 (serial numbers 7709 through 52884) installed
on Teledyne Continental Motors model 520 and 550 engines and
removal of these cylinder assemblies once they reach the engine
manufacturer’s recommended normal time (hours) in service
Two Cubs Flown To Scottsdale, AZ Wildlife Sanctuary
A LightHawk volunteer pilot from Woodside, CA donated a flight
in her Pilatus PC-12 single engine turboprop to transport two
orphaned, injured mountain lion cubs to Southwest Wildlife
Conservation Center on Monday. No word on what in-flight
snacks were offered.
“I believe this proposed rule will ensure our
nation’s pilots have the necessary skills and
experience.” Source: Acting FAA Administrator
Michael Huerta on proposed new flight time rules for airline
Founded by Jesika Doty in 2010 after the death of her husband, a
flight instructor, in a training accident,the foundation is
dedicated to helping helicopter pilots pursue their dream of flying
– keeping Doug’s dream alive through them.