The FAA has granted an STC to Ikhana Aircraft Services (Ikhana)
for their RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage program. The DHC process
re-manufactures the DHC-6 fuselage, extending it with an
additional 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles of fatigue life. It is
applicable to DHC-6-100/-200/-300 Series Twin Otter airplanes.
Refitted Soviet Ship Varyag Raises Suspicions Among
It's easy to become so focused on the amazing pace of aviation
development in China that we could forget - the country is also
conducting sea trials of its first aircraft carrier. The
ship is called the Varyag, and if that doesn't sound
particularly Chinese, there's a reason. It's an old 300-meter-long
Soviet carrier with an armored hull which was reported bought
from Ukraine in 1998 without a powerplant, to be refitted.
Commit To Commercialize Renewable Drop-in Jet Biofuels At A
Dinner Hosted By Former President Jimmy Carter
Honeywell said Tuesday it plans to invest engineering services
and equipment to accelerate the deployment of a renewable biofuel
process developed by AliphaJet ... a collaborative venture between
SynGest and Unitel Technologies.
Negotiators for technical and professional workers at Spirit
AeroSystems are unanimously recommending union members approve the
tentative agreement reached Tuesday (Nov. 29) for a new contract.
The tentative agreement covers 2,300 employees in the Wichita
Technical and Professional Unit (WTPU) of the Society of
Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE
Local 2001. Employees have been working without a contract since
Transport Canada has certified Eurocopter's latest Ecureuil
helo, the AS350 B3e. The aircraft, which was introduced at
Heli-Expo 2011, is designed to carry out demanding missions
in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions.
Former First Lady Laid To Rest While Northerly Island
The city of Chicago at a Monday memorial service said their
goodbyes to former First Lady Maggie Daley, and while she's being
remembered for her charitable achievements and courage in the face
of breast cancer, there is at least one of her projects which has
yet to be completed - the redevelopment of Northerly Island, the
former home of Meigs Field. The job was given her by her husband,
former Mayor Richard Daley.
IFTPE Had Obtained The Organization Vote Through Mediation
United Airlines' and Continental Airlines' professional
engineers and related employees rejected representation sought by
the International Federation of Professional and Technical
Engineers (IFPTE), the airline's holding company announced
New York Company To Offer Flights To Golf, Disney, Other
Florida, particularly south Florida, has often been compared to
a southern suburb or New York City. And maybe it's a sign of the
improving economy, or just that companies see a niche that needs to
be filled and move to fill it, but a New York helicopter charter
operation has set up shop in West Palm Beach to provide high-end
helicopter shuttle services to popular tourist and other
destinations in the Sunshine State.
RAC System Used Research Affects Of Extreme Altitude On Pilots,
Three of the four chambers for the USAF Research Altitude
Chamber System are due to arrive at Environmental Tectonics
Corporation (ETC) within the next few weeks for final assembly.
ETC's Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) business unit is manufacturing
the RAC system for the USAF to be used to support the USAF's
Aero-TV: CMC Esterline Upgrades -- The SmartDeck Gets Smarter
So... What's The Next Major Glass Panel Offering???: SmartDeck Could Be It
We're big fans of innovation... especially when that innovation means that one's flying could potentially become easier, safer and more methodical than ever before. A number of companies are on the right track in their pursuit of building the next generation of glass panels... but few of those programs impressed us as much as the SmartDeck program now under the direction and development of CMC Esterline.
Union Will Reportedly Seek To Kill The NLRB Complaint, As
It's truly a 'Win-Win'... ANN is monitoring details of recent
news surrounding agreements reached in the last few hours between
Boeing and the IAM. Boeing is allowing to the union to do most of
the talking but has posted the following: Boeing is pleased to have
reached a tentative agreement with the IAM for a four-year contract
extension that reflects a new era of working together between the
company and its IAM-represented employees. The deal, which must be
ratified by IAM members in Washington, Oregon and Kansas, provides
significant economic gains for workers, demonstrates Boeing’s
long-term commitment to airplane production in the Puget Sound
region — which includes the investment to be made for
So... What's The Next Major Glass Panel Offering??? SmartDeck Could
We're big fans of innovation... especially when that innovation
means that one's flying could potentially become easier, safer and
more methodical than ever before. A number of companies are on the
right track in their pursuit of building the next generation of
glass panels... but few of those programs impressed us as much as
the SmartDeck program now under the direction and development of
Concerned About 737 MAX Order Placed By The Airline
AMR Corp's Chapter 11 filing has Boeing officials concerned
about an order placed by American Airlines for 100 new 737 MAX
airplanes, and the potential effect on its competitive position
with rival Airbus.
Campaign To Find Ways To Cut Fuel Consumption Successfully
The first test flight of the ‘Sharklet’ wing-tip
devices on an Airbus A320 development aircraft (MSN 001) has been
successfully completed. This milestone marks the start of the early
flight-test campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight
laws, as well as for certification and performance validation.
Union Says It Will Defend Jobs Through AA Bankruptcy
Following AMR Corporations' announcement Tuesday that it will be
filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, AFA-CWA president Veda
Shook, which represents flight attendants working for subsidiary
American Eagle, said the union would work to assure that its
members will play an integral role in the reshaping and rebuilding
the regional carrier.
Seminoles Will Serve China's Largest Civil Aviation Flight
Piper Aircraft will deliver the last of seven twin-engine Piper
Seminole advanced training aircraft to the Civil Aviation Flight
University of China this December. While neither organization is
disclosing the fleet purchase price, the retail value of seven new
Seminole aircraft totals nearly $4.2 million.
Of 61,000 WWII Volunteers, Only A Few Hundred Remain
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force,
is observing 70 years of vigilant service. But CAP says its
celebration won’t be complete until CAP’s earliest
members – now in their eighties and nineties – are
“rightly honored” with the Congressional Gold
North Carolina Plants Say Hiring Will Continue Into 2012
A flurry of orders announced during the Paris and Dubai Airshows
this year is bringing an uptick in employment at some GE Aviation
Facilities in the US. Cathay Pacific, Air China, Republic Airways,
LAN, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, Emirates and Cargolux all had
deals with GE announced over just three days of the Dubai show, and
the manufacturer will be hiring through 2012.