Craig Kreeger has been named as the new CEO at Virgin Atlantic Airline. Kreeger moves to the UK carrier from American Airlines, where he held the role of Senior Vice President - Customer Service. The appointment is effective February 1.
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation announced Tuesday that several companies have joined the organization. “Interest and activity in commercial spaceflight continue to blossom at both traditional and new space companies,” said CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “It is very satisfying to see the Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s membership expand to include such a preponderance of the players in the commercial space panorama.”
Airport Officials Say German Media Reports About Capacity 'Incomplete And Misleading'
Berlin's new Brandenburg airport, which was to have opened in June of last year, may not open until sometime in 2015, and when it does, some media reports indicate it will immediately be over its planned capacity.
Part Of Company's Fleet Modernization And Upgrade Program
Health services company Geisinger Health System headquartered in Danville, PA, has ordered a fifth EC145 for its Life Flight program. The new helicopter acquisition is part of Geisinger’s fleet modernization and upgrade plan based on the proven and popular EC145 platform.
NASA's Kepler mission announced Monday the spacecraft has discovered 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's "habitable zone," the region in the planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet.
Project Supports Veterans Via The Gary Sinise Foundation
Award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise and Sleeping Dog Productions, the award-winning aviation and historical documentary production company, are set to release “High Flight”, the documentary narrated by Sinise that also chronicles his 2011 experience at Beale Air Force Base in California preparing for his flight in a U2 spy plane.
A tentative agreement has been reached between Spain's Iberia Airline and its pilots' union on a restructuring plan that includes both staff and salary cuts, but the union says it does not necessarily support the plan as it's currently written.
Detailed Negotiations To Begin For As Many As Six Of The Multi-Role Aircraft
Airbus Military is pleased to confirm that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The decision follows a lengthy and thorough selection process including the completion of extensive flight demonstrations in India by the A330 MRTT during which the aircraft refuelled multiple types of IAF fighters and operated from the high-altitude IAF base at Leh.
Final Testing Underway At Lockheed Martin Facility In CA
The spacecraft and science instrument integration for the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) – NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission – has been completed, and final testing is underway. IRIS was designed and built at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto, CA.
Also: EAA Doesn't Like 'Cliff', Gulfstream Hires, FAA Wings At Sebring, AIA Worries About Sequestration, Rescue Helo Gets Dunked
After several tough years which saw NAFI engaged in a number of scandals and the separation of a significant relationship with the EAA, the fortunes of the National Association of Flight Instructors continue to crash and burn. Boeing says it completed 2012 with a record setting performance. 1,203 net commercial airplane orders were booked in 2012, the second-largest number in company history. The company also delivered 601 airplanes, the most since 1999. Boeing's unfilled commercial airplane orders at the end of the year stoo
The NTSB has released an update on its formal investigation of Monday’s fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. There were no passengers or crew on board at the time. One firefighter received minor injuries.
Legislation Introduced To Extend Crew Duty And Rest Limits To Cargo Pilots
Airline industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) on Monday reaffirmed its support for the FAA's pilot duty and rest times rule, which was "rigorously analyzed" over a two-year period, and urged Congress to reject recently-introduced legislation by Congressmen Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Tim Bishop (D-NY) to extend those rules beyond passenger airlines to all-cargo carriers.
Governments Discuss Future Of Joint Military Air Defense
More than a half century since it was established to confront the Cold War threat, North American Aerospace Defense Command is at a new crossroads as officials in the United States and Canada determine the capabilities it will need to confront emerging challenges and threats in the decades ahead.
Eight Demonstration Concepts Focus On Five Areas To Improve Airliner Efficiency
NASA has selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years, research efforts that promise future travelers will fly in quieter, greener and more fuel-efficient airliners.
Company Provides Private, Instrument And Commercial Multi-Engine Training With A Fleet Of Approximately 50 Aircraft
Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today that it has acquired Airline Career Academy (ACA), a pilot training academy specializing in JAA/EASA and FAA Ab Initio training. ACA will be integrated into Pan Am's operations to offer world class professional pilot training programs that enhance Pan Am's core business of comprehensive solutions for airlines.
Had Filed An Instrument Flight Plan For Trip From Coolidge, AZ, To Libby, MT
A pilot flying to a company function in Libby, MT last month was "noncertificated", according to a preliminary report from the NTSB. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured when the airplane, a Beech B100, impacted terrain just after midnight local time after being cleared for the GPS-A approach to Libby Airport (S59). He had reported the field in sight at about 7 miles and cancelled his flight plan.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. employees Dr. Jeanette Domber and Dr. Lisa Hardaway have been elected Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Domber and Hardaway were inducted with 175 other new Associate Fellows from around the world at the 51st AIAA Sciences Meeting Monday in Dallas, Texas.
North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), planned to conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-04 beginning Wednesday morning Jan. 9 between midnight and 0200 EST in the National Capital Region, Washington D.C.
"We have made a lot of progress in our research toward very quiet aircraft with low carbon footprints. But the real challenge is to integrate ideas and pieces together to make an even larger improvement." Source: Fay Collier, ERA project manager based at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.