Rockefeller Warns Passenger Use of Electronic Devices 'Must Not Compromise Safety'
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) said in a statement following the FAA's decision to expand the allowed use of Personal Electronic Devices on board airlines that such use "must not compromise safety."
Company To Produce 47 Single-Aisle Airplanes Per Month, More Than 560 Per Year
Production of 737 airplanes will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for Boeing's single-aisle workhorse. Once implemented, the 737 program will build more than 560 airplanes per year, and will have increased output by nearly 50 percent since 2010.
Flight School Locator And Plans For The 2014 Rotax Fly-In Also Unveiled
Two new warranty extension programs have been introduced by BRP for its four-stroke engines. The R.E.S.T program is effective as of November 1, 2013. The “+ 1 year or 200 hours” program that includes a one-year warranty extension or 200 additional flight hours, whichever occurs first;; and the “+ 3 years or up to TBO” program that provides three years additional warranty or up to a TBO (Time Before Overhaul) of 2,000 flight hours, whichever occurs first.
Team's Achievements Celebrated At Event Attended By Officials From Sikorsky, United Technologies, AHS International
They may not have won the Sikorsky prize, but University of Maryland students from Team Gamera have unofficially set a world record of 97 seconds for the duration of a human powered helicopter flight. The announcement came at an event on Saturday, October 26 celebrating the team's accomplishments.
Fighting Falcon Went Down After A Bird Strike In June
Air Force officials announced the results of an F-16D Fighting Falcon accident investigation Thursday. The investigation into the June 26, F-16 mishap at Luke Air Force Base, AZ, determined the accident was due to the pilot’s decision-making error after the aircraft suffered low-altitude bird strikes following takeoff.
Unmanned Helicopter To Provide Greater Endurance, Payload And Range
The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the first flight of the next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA. At 1205 PDT the MQ-8C Fire Scout took off and flew for seven minutes in restricted airspace to validate the autonomous control systems.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), which had represented flight attendants on the FAA's Portable Electronic Device (PED) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), issued a statement Thursday following the announcement of the agency's intention to relax rules for the use of the devices below 10,000 feet.
“I’m confident the FAA will conduct exhaustive oversight of the entire process, and I expect the airlines to conduct thorough assessments on their fleets before they let passengers use electronic devices.” Source: Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV).
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