Cirrus Aircraft has named Patrick Waddick the Executive Vice
President, Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Waddick served
as Executive Vice President of Operations at Cirrus. The
announcement was made last Thursday.
"General Aviation At The Crossroads" will feature a panel of
four aviation experts in Ocala, FL Wednesday night for a discussion
and question and answer session on possible user fees and funding
for the federal ATC system.
Goal Is UAS Integration In National Airspace System
GE Aviation announced Monday it has entered into a Cooperative
Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the FAA. The
collaboration will provide a variety of operational and technical
assessments to support integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS) into the National Airspace Systems.
Comprehensive Home Page Re-Design And More Launched
As part of the August 2009 Web Improvements to the FAA.gov
website, you’ll notice a completely new look, along with
redesigned “Air Traffic” and “NextGen”
pages, and an improved Airworthiness Directives search. These
updates represent the most comprehensive round of enhancements to
FAA.gov this year.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.11.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.11.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Meet the Administrator I - Randy Babbitt -
08.11.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA Boss Randy
The FAA has awarded an $8 million grant to Snohomish County, WA
for runway rehabilitation at Paine Field, where Boeing manufactures
its 747, 767, 777 and 787 lines. Paine Field is considered a
regional airport primarily serving business aviation.
Could Be Used Instead Of Trucks To Deliver Supplies In
The Boeing Company received a $500,000 contract from the U.S.
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory on Aug. 5 to demonstrate the
company's A160T (YMQ-18A) Hummingbird for the Marines' Immediate
Cargo Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration Program.
Dassault Falcon has received approval from the FAA to perform
steep approaches with slopes up to 6° for the Falcon 7X. This
approval allows U.S.-based Falcon 7X operators to fly directly into
London City Airport (LCY), Lugano, Switzerland (LUG) and other
airports requiring steep approach landings.
Social Media Scanned To Monitor High Profile Events
When Air Force One flew unannounced over the Statue of Liberty
for publicity photos, government sources used social media sites
like Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube to gauge public reaction to
Aero-TV Talks to Legendary Jack Roush about Business Aviation (Part 6)
On July 31st, GAMA, in cooperation with EAA AirVenture, gathered some of the most well-known, respected business aircraft professionals in AeroShell Square. EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbit, and other business professionals shared their perspectives on business aviation with attendees at the world’s largest sport aviation show.
Aero-TV Talks To The Legendary Jack Roush about Business Aviation
On July 31st, GAMA, in cooperation with EAA AirVenture, gathered
some of the most well-known, respected business aircraft
professionals in AeroShell Square. EAA President Tom Poberezny,
GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbit, and
other business professionals shared their perspectives on business
aviation with attendees at the world’s largest sport aviation
First Pressurized Airplane Produced By The company Was
Certified 30 Years Ago
As part of the Embraer’s 40th anniversary commemorations,
the company performed a careful restoration of the EMB 121 Xingu
prototype, tail number PP-ZXI, which was the first pressurized
airplane built by Embraer.
GPS technology is an essential part of many General Aviation
cockpits, yet half of GPS users surveyed said they have difficulty
getting a GPS to do what they want. Now new Max Trescott GPS Guides
for the iPhone are available to help pilots operate their GPSs.
Test Section For Fatigue And Damage Tolerance Evaluation
The A350 XWB program reached another key milestone with the
completion of a second large test fuselage section, which
incorporates many of the manufacturing advances planned for the
production of this next-generation Airbus jetliner.
Colorado Man Learns You Should Not Drink And Dial ... 911
50 search and rescue personnel in La Plata County, Colorado,
were scrambled after a man called 911 and reported that his arm had
been severed in a plane crash, and that up to 12 people had been
killed.The Durango Herald reports that the caller, 59-year-old
Edward Pretzer, was visibly intoxicated when he was arrested
The FAA has made numerous improvements to its website this
month. They include a new homepage design,
an in-depth NextGen page, better air traffic information,
and improved search functionality for ADs.