The NBAA welcomed changes enacted on Jan. 27 by the FAA that will streamline the process for operators seeking to receive a letter of authorization (LOA) for operations in Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) airspace above 28,000 feet MSL. NBAA representatives, who first brought the challenges related to RVSM authorization to the attention of FAA officials several years ago, have been among the participants on a joint industry/agency task force focused on ways to streamline the authorization process.
Two Fatally Injured When Aircraft Struck Power Lines And Went Down
The NTSB has released its factual report from an accident which occurred November 3, 2012 involving an Atlanta Police Department helicopter. The two people on board the aircraft, a commercial pilot and a pilot-rated tactical flight officer (TFO), were fatally injured and the Hughes OH-6A, N368PD, was substantially damaged following a collision with power lines and terrain while maneuvering at Atlanta, Georgia.
Accompanied VP-16 On Eight-Hour Patrol Over South China Sea
Adm. Harry Harris, Pacific Fleet commander, saw firsthand the advanced capabilities of the P-8A Poseidon on a flight with the War Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, Jan. 24. The P-8A flew an eight-hour maritime surveillance mission over the East China Sea, highlighting the full range of the Poseidon's game-changing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
Valued At More Than $1.2 Billion U.S., Deliveries Scheduled To Begin In Mid-2014
Lion Group has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power 60 firm Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft. The agreement is valued at more than $1.2 billion U.S. at list price; the aircraft order was announced in March 2013.
Company Intends To Set Highest Industry Standard For Commercial Spaceflight Training
The FAA has granted safety approval to spaceflight training company Waypoint 2 Space for training services that are expected to begin late spring of 2014. The FAA safety approval solidifies Waypoint 2 Space’s commitment to establishing the safest and highest training standards for the industry.
Airplane Subjected To Temperatures As Cold As -28°C
Airbus’ A350 XWB MSN3 development aircraft with a team of 48 Airbus specialists has completed cold weather trials at Iqaluit, Canada. Temperatures reached down to -28°C (-18.4°F). The scope of the trials included: APU and engine starts after cold soak; verifying system behavior; low-speed taxi and rejected take-offs. It also performed a local flight as planned.
Squadrons From The U.S., UK, And Australia Gather For Intensive Training
The latest iteration of the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise kicked off Jan. 27 as allied and U.S aircraft launched to simulate battle in the sky over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Allied aircrews from Great Britain and Australia joined U.S. warfighters in the continued effort to maximize combat readiness, capability and survivability in a contested and degraded environment during Red Flag 14-1, hosted by the 414th Combat Training Squadron.
Added To A List Of 106 Companies That Belong To The Safety Standards Organization
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that 26 North Aviation, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania is the newest company to join the ACSF. Along with 106 other companies, 26 North Aviation now supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
UK Defense Secretary Announces Plans To Upgrade Merlin And Apache Helicopters
More than a thousand engineering and manufacturing jobs across the UK have been secured by a multi-million-pound Ministry of Defense contract to upgrade 2 fleets of military helicopters – Merlins and Apaches.
Velocity Aircraft Shows Off Their Twin-engine Model At The AOPA 2013 Convention
While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to get out on the ramp and check out the twin-engine Velocity prototype. He met with John Abraham, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Velocity Aircraft and asked what’s in the future for this unique homebuilt airplane.
Velocity Aircraft Shows Off Their Twin-Engine Model At The AOPA 2013 Convention
While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to get out on the ramp and check out the twin-engine Velocity prototype. He met with John Abraham, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Velocity Aircraft and asked what’s in the future for this unique homebuilt airplane. Abraham said they are happy with the progress they are making on the airplane. However, the next production kit prototype will have some changes. For example, the current 160 hp engines will be replaced with 180 hp engines, the position of t
Tenth Annual Event Focuses Multiple Issues Relative To Sport Aviation
Two days of intense focus on major issues within recreational aviation kicked off Tuesday morning as EAA leadership and senior FAA officials gathered at the EAA Aviation Center for the annual Recreational Aviation Summit.
Will Commence A Three Episode Per Week Schedule, February 3rd!
It's been an interesting run for the crew of Airborne -- ANN and Aero-TV's ground-breaking, twice-weekly, aviation news program. After 200 highly acclaimed episodes and a programming model that has been copied by many, and equaled by none, ANN is proud to announce that Airborne will undergo a schedule upgrade and be seen each Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting right away -- next week! "We've gotten great compliments and really solid viewing stats for the program," notes ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell.
Boeing reported fourth-quarter revenue of $23.8 billion and core earnings per share (non-GAAP) that increased 29 percent to $1.88, driven by strong performance across the company's businesses and higher deliveries (Table 1). Fourth-quarter core operating earnings (non-GAAP) of $1.8 billion includes a $406 million non-cash charge to settle A-12 litigation dating back to 1991, retiring a longstanding risk to the company.
Work Will Sustain Reliable, Safe Air Travel Throughout United States
The FAA has extended work supporting foundational elements of the National Airspace System (NAS) performed by Lockheed Martin through October, 2017. The corporation was awarded a $440 million extension to the NAS Integration Support Contract (NISC), which it has held for the past four years.
Problems May Lead To Further Delays In Delivering The Aircraft
The annual report from the Department of Defense Office of Test and Evaluation (OT&E) indicates that the F-35B STOVL variant for the U.S. Marine Corps may be delayed by software code it says is "unacceptable."
First Step In Launching A New Carrier Under A Legacy Brand
Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc., (Eastern) has filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. Eastern plans on commencing its Part 121 certification with the FAA shortly, and has retained legal counsel and consultants for this purpose.
"We look with pride to the working relationship we have built with FAA, beginning with Paul and the heritage he established 60 years ago. We get together to find solutions in a way that will benefit the entire GA community." Source: EAA Chairman Jack Pelton.