The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) due to an airworthiness concern on XtremeAir Models XA41 and Sbach 342 (manufactured by XtremeAir) airplanes. These airplanes are not type certificated in the United States, and thus not addressed by airworthiness directive action.
Airplane Flew Erratically Before Impacting Terrain
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report stemming from an accident near Derby, KS involving a Cessna Citation which impacted the ground in a near-vertical dive, according to witnesses. The accident resulted in the fatal injury of the two people on board the airplane.
Will Fly Boeing, Airbus Aircraft To Far Eastern Destinations
Aeroflot has introduced a new Aeroflot Group member - the consolidated Far Eastern airline "Aurora". JSC "Aurora Airlines" was established by the order of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation on the basis of two Far Eastern air carriers - SAT Airlines and Vladivostok Avia (both in Aeroflot group since 2011). The main objective of a newly created airline is to contribute to Russia's Far East social and economic development through the system of more efficient and accessible passenger traffic.
Airlines Adding Seats To Accommodate Busy Travel Season
Airlines for America (A4A) projects that 25 million passengers will fly during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period. Additionally, A4A reported improving year-over-year financial performance for the 10 largest U.S. airlines, with modest profitability helping enable reinvestment in their product and the overall customer experience.
Airburst Over Russia Provides Unique Opportunity For Research
A team of NASA and international scientists for the first time have gathered a detailed understanding of the effects on Earth from a small asteroid impact. The unprecedented data obtained as the result of the airburst of a meteoroid over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, has revolutionized scientists' understanding of this natural phenomenon.
Will Allow Crews To Practice Carrier Landings In A Controlled Environment Closely Duplicating Conditions At Sea
The Navy commenced the first E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations at Wallops Flight Facility Nov. 4, following a ceremony to commemorate an agreement with NASA to support FCLP training for E-2 and C-2 squadrons operating from Naval Station Norfolk Chambers Field.
Agreement Includes Industrial Participation To Support Japanese Fleet
IHI Corporation has signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney to qualify components for the Japanese fleet of F135 engines that power the 5th generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Pratt & Whitney and IHI are also working on a series of industrial participation stand-up contracts for additional F135 capability and in-country F135 final assembly.
A a new U.S. Air Force contract with Boeing calls for the aircraft’s smart weapons capacity to expand by 50 percent. Under the $24.6 million agreement, Boeing will develop a modification to existing weapon launchers so the aircraft can carry smart weapons in the bomb bay, allowing aircrews to use the B-52’s entire weapons capacity.
Aircraft Support Homeland Security And Drug Interdiction Efforts
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service has taken delivery of an upgraded P-3 Orion aircraft 94 days ahead of schedule from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Greenville team. The delivery allows for a quicker return of the aircraft to the CBP P-3 fleet supporting homeland security and drug interdiction missions.
American Legend Aircraft Company is offering its Legend Cub at a special price of $139,970. For a limited time ... now through the end of 2013 ... new aircraft buyers can take delivery of a certified Legend Cub S-LSA and save $6,000.
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New pilot training rules have been issued by the FAA that will affect pilots training for the Airline Transport Pilot certificate, and those pilots that are already employed by an airline. The final rule stems, in part, from the crash of Colgan Air 3407 in February 2009, and addresses a Congressional mandate in the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010. The private owners of Solberg Airport, a public-use airport, in Readington Township, New Jersey have been fighting an ongoing legal battle with the township board that is attempting to take over the airport through eminent domain laws. While the Township Committee says they want to preserve t
The FAA has released its first annual Roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace. The Roadmap addresses current and future policies, regulations, technologies and procedures that will be required as demand moves the country from today’s limited accommodation of UAS operations to the extensive integration of UAS into the NextGen aviation system in the future.
Proceeds With Ordinance To Condemn Solberg Airport Property Despite Overwhelming Opposition
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, a crowd of about 500 residents and airport supporters attended a meeting of the Readington (NJ) Township Committee continued from the previous Monday held for the purpose of allowing public comment and Committee deliberation on an ordinance concerning embattled Solberg Airport.
Will Ask Lawmakers To Approve Package That Ensures 777X Project Will Be Built In Washington
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee called legislators to a special session beginning Thursday, Nov. 7, to approve a legislative package that The Boeing Company says will ensure its new 777X and composite wing will be built in Washington State. Inslee wants legislators to approve the package in one week.
Expedition 38 Crew Arrives After Six-Hour Flight To The Station
A new trio of Expedition 38 flight engineers opened the Soyuz and station hatches at 7:44 a.m. EST Thursday and were greeted by six station crew members. They docked to the Rassvet docking compartment at 5:27 a.m. after lifting from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday aboard a Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft with the Olympic Torch on board.
Foundation Seeks Applications For Funding For Projects And Programs In Seven Program Areas
Each year the Wolf Aviation Fund provides grants for a number of individuals and organizations doing great work in general aviation. To date more than 350 awards have been given, providing worthy applicants the funding and recognition that is so vital for folks working on new ideas.
Single-Place Aircraft Promises 100 Knot Cruise, Range Of 300 NM
A break in the weather in the U.K. October 30th allowed the team at e-Go, which is developing a single-place microlight airplane, to conduct its first flight. According to the company blog and Facebook page, test pilot Keith Dennison flew the canard-configured airplane for about 30 minutes to an altitude of 4,000 feet at a speed of 80 knots. A second, one-hour flight followed the initial flight.
“The FAA is committed to safe, efficient and timely integration of UAS into our airspace. We are dedicated to moving this exciting new technology along as quickly and safely as possible.” Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.
The International Cessna 120-140 Association is an all volunteer group of over 1,400 owners, pilots and others who share a common interest in restoring, maintaining and flying the Models 120, 140 and 140A aircraft manufactured by the Cessna Aircraft Company in 1946-1950.