First Project For The Aviation Alliance Is A Remanufactured Cessna 421
Highly regarded executives from business and military aviation have joined forces to offer remanufactured, modernized turbine-powered aircraft to the aviation and defense industries. The new enterprise, The Aviation Alliance, LLC will evaluate and select aircraft models to modify and act as general manager/contractor throughout the various modernization programs.
Bristell Shows That They Came To Sebring To Do Business
Every year I point out the marketing failures I see at the various air shows and fly-in’s. I do that because I hope to help companies sell better which will contribute to the success of general aviation overall.
New Owner Will Fly The Airplane In A Charter Operation
The first King Air C90 to be powered by GE's H80 800 SHP engines has been delivered to its new owner by Smyrna Air Center in Smyrna, TN. A formal ribbon cutting and delivery presentation was held at Smyrna Air Center at Smyrna Airport (KMQY) in Smyrna Tennessee on Thursday December 20th, 2012. The ceremony was attended by Greg Ryan, Sales Director at GE Aviation.
Company Continuing Flight Testing Of Its 'Transition' Roadable Aircraft
Terrafugia reached several milestones during the past year, and the company says it made considerable progress towards delivering a street-legal roadable aircraft to potential buyers. However, the company says it is still unable to project when the aircraft may be certified and production will begin.
Also Holds The Largest Backlog In The Regional Aircraft Sector
Turboprop manufacturer ATR achieved a record annual delivery level of 64 aircraft in 2012, as well as posting its highest turnover at $1.44 billion. The delivery figures represent an 18 percent increase over 2011. The company also put 115 aircraft (74 firm orders and 41 options) on the order books, representing the largest backlog of all manufacturers of up-to-90-seats regional aircraft.
Offering Potential Buyers An Opportunity To Fly The Eclipse 550 From February 8-11
Eclipse is coming to Orlando, FL, in a few short weeks and will have the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet with them. The event will offer potential buyers the opportunity to see and fly what Eclipse describes as "the most technologically advanced light jet aircraft in general aviation."
Man Riding A Four-Wheeler On The Runway Was Captured On Video, Both Appear To Nearly Be Hit In Planned Stunt
A viral video making the rounds of the Internet shows a man riding a four-wheeler on a runway in Texas nearly being struck by a biplane making a high-speed, low-altitude pass down the strip with smoke on.
Would Be The First U.S. Military Team To Summit The World's Highest Mountain
Four Air Force Academy graduates may be busy preparing to climb the world's highest peak in May, but they haven't forgotten where mountaineering first began for them: here, climbing Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks as cadets. A team of six seasoned Air Force mountaineers currently stationed in Colorado, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Virginia, will venture on a bold, 50-day journey, encountering frigid temperatures and demanding conditions, to stand atop Mount Everest's 29,029-foot summit.
B/K's Kevin Gould Provides Insight Into GA's Potential Future
At its Migration Flight Training Conference last October, the Redbird folks that their school has graduated 20 Private Pilots, as well as completed 18 instrument ratings, one multi-engine rating and one instrument instructor certificate. It took an average of 38 flight hours to complete the private pilot rating, which is less than two-thirds the national average. The same Redbird event provided an outstanding opportunity for some of aviation's visionaries to opine about the future of GA -- including Bendix/King Boss Kevin Gould.
Airshow pilot Kirby Chambliss, in preparation for an airshow in El Salvador has suffered an engine failure but is reported to be OK... though we understand the airplane is totaled. Preparing for the Ilopango Air Show in San Salvador on the 26th and 27th of January, Chambliss was flying with at least one other aircraft when the engine failed and he was left with few landing options near the end of the runway... and some pretty rough terrain.
B/K's Kevin Gould Provides Insight Into GA's Potential Future
At its Migration Flight Training Conference last October, the Redbird folks that their school has graduated 20 Private Pilots, as well as completed 18 instrument ratings, one multi-engine rating and one instrument instructor certificate. It took an average of 38 flight hours to complete the private pilot rating, which is less than two-thirds the national average. The same Redbird event provided an outstanding opportunity for some of aviation's visionaries to opine about the future of GA -- including Bendix/King Boss Kevin Gould. Gould has big plans for B/K... "In early 2012, Bendix/King took
Prioritizes Creating Pacific Northwest Jobs, Ensuring Safe And Efficient Air Travel System
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is now the top House Democrat on aviation issues after a vote Tuesday by his colleagues on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Larsen will serve as the ranking minority member on the Aviation Subcommittee.
"No Links" In Certification Of The Two Composite Airplanes
An Airbus official said that the grounding of all 50 Dreamliners that have been delivered will not affect the A350XWB program, and that the first of Airbus' composite-construction airplanes is on track for its planned 2014 manufacture.
Agreement Will Cover Shortfalls Following Emergence From Bankruptcy
Hawker Beechcraft has reached a deal with an ad hoc group of former employees who retired from salaried positions with the company to cover a shortfall in their pensions when the plan is taken over by the government's Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Thirteen Experiments Picked To Fly On Reusable Launch Vehicles, Parabolic Flights, Balloons
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 and 2014. The flights will allow participants to demonstrate their technologies to the edge of space and back, before committing them to the harsh and unforgiving conditions of spaceflight.
The pilot of a Cirrus SR20 on approach to Danbury Municipal Airport in Danbury, CT, deployed the airplane's parachute for "unknown mechanical reasons" Tuesday evening. While the airplane came to rest nose-down near a residential street, all three people aboard the airplane reportedly were uninjured.
“As airlines consolidate, Congress must evaluate how customers are affected in terms of both service and ticket prices. On the manufacturing side, I maintain my strong belief that American workers will provide the best products when they can compete on an even playing field." Source: Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA), who was recently appointed to be the ranking Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee.
Through the years, much aviation research has been done at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, with the emphasis generally on going higher, faster, and further. Much of that research has been documented in pictures, and is available online.