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As American Airlines grows, the paint shop is being kept busy. American has placed into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A-319, painted in the new American Airlines livery. Clearing the path for today's aviators and looking ahead to the possibilities in future years highlighted two days of work by EAA and FAA officials during the 10th annual Recreational Aviation Summit, held at the EAA Aviation Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. The second Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, known as SAFE, Regional Pilot Proficiency Project has been set for Melbourne, Florida March 8–9. Pilot Proficiency Project weekends were developed and are presented quarterly aroun
Country's Civil Aviation Authority Does Not Meet International Safety Standards
The FAA has assigned a Category 2 rating to India under its International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, based on a recent reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority. This signifies that India’s civil aviation safety oversight regime does not currently comply with the international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Tests Conducted In The Joint Technology Initiative's Integrated Technology Demonstrator
The European Union 'Clean Sky' Joint Technology Initiative is a research program aimed at developing breakthrough technologies which will significantly improve the impact of aviation on the environment. Within this initiative, the System for Green Operations Integrated Technology Demonstrator (SGO ITD) looks to improve aircraft operation through management of energy and mission trajectory.
An Airbus A319 Returns To Service As The First Legacy US Airways Aircraft Painted In American Airlines Colors
American Airlines has entered into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery. The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, debuted its freshly painted fuselage with service from Charlotte to New York's LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060.
Each Spacecraft Orbiting The Moon At 3,600 Miles Per Hour
With precise timing, the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was able to take a picture of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft as it orbited our nearest celestial neighbor. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) operations team worked with its LADEE and LRO operations counterparts to make the imaging possible.
Will Be Installed On Airline's Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s
Air Transat has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its fleet of Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft, according to a news release from Aviation Partners Boeing (APB). APB's newest program is the culmination of a five year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet.
Two Added To Sales Team In Europe, Africa, Middle East, And Asia-Pacific Regions
Embraer Executive Jets announced today the addition of two seasoned business aviation executives to its regional sales teams. Peter Griffith is appointed as Vice President Sales & Marketing, Europe and Africa to lead sales efforts in the region, replacing Colin Steven, who is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities in business aviation.
Targeting And Attack Component Critical To Airplane's Mission
The 100th airborne electronic attack (AEA) kit for the EA-18G Growler aircraft has been delivered by Northrop Grumman. The AEA kit is a critical component of the aircraft, which allows warfighters to target and attack the most complex enemy communication and air defense systems.
European Agency Accepts Data Developed Through FAA Process With NIAR
EASA recently released Certification Memorandum CM-S-004 to announce “acceptance of the composite specification and design values developed using the NCAMP process.” NCAMP is the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance, part of Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR).
Initial Operational Test And Evaluation Underway In California Desert
The Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA. As part of IOT&E, this first low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot of the Blackjack, previously known as RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS), will demonstrate the system’s effectiveness and suitability in realistic combat conditions.
Jim Koepnick's Aviation Imagery Shows Us The Origins Of A New Aviator
Ever have one of THOSE Days? You know, the ones that dig into your soul and chip away until the day seems to be heading for the dumper at a breathtaking rate? Well... it was beginning to look like it was going to be one of THOSE... again. That is, until I saw something inspiring on our good friend, Jim Koepnick's, Facebook page. If you don't know Jim, you should. Koepnick provided stunning imagery and a truly human touch to the visual outreach of EAA for many years until getting caught up in the wholesale house-cleaning that occurred during Rod Hightower's leadership of the organization. Without so much as a fare-thee-well, Jim and a lot of other really great people wound up without jobs... an action t
Bahamas Habitat Founder Says Need Is Great 'Beyond The Rows Of Resorts'
On Thursday, February 20, local pilots will join aviators and aviation professionals from around the U.S. to head to The Bahamas for the 14th Bahamas Habitat Fly In to Serve Others. The bi-annual four-day volunteer experience with Bahamas Habitat will deliver much-needed supplies and support for island projects.
Document Prepared By San Francisco International Airport And City's Fire Department
San Francisco airport and fire department officials said in an official report released Wednesday that a Chinese teenager who was struck by fire equipment following the Asiana 777 accident at San Francisco International Airport was dead before she was hit by the foam-spraying rigs.
Both Washington State And South Carolina Locations Will Be Examined
The FAA is getting set to perform scheduled audits at Boeing facilities in Washington State and North Carolina. The facilities are audited every two years to assure compliance with Boeing's production certificate.
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We here at ANN are pleased to inform our viewers that on February 21, the legacy of Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will be recognized as the aviation community gathers to honor Bob's long, successful flying career. Jerry Mullins, the current president and CEO of Enstrom Helicopters, has announced his retirement to be effective today. A veteran in the aviation industry for 40 years, Mullins says, “It’s been a great run. Part of me will always be connected to the helicopter industry.” We are picking up rumors that something
New C-27J Spartan cargo planes ordered by the U.S. Air Force are being delivered ... directly to a storage "boneyard" in the Arizona desert. There are reportedly nearly a dozen new Spartans sitting on the ramp at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ.
Aero Linx: The Aviation Insurance Association
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A strong downdraft which induces an outburst of damaging winds on or near the ground. Damaging winds, either straight or curved, are highly divergent. The sizes of downbursts vary from 1/2 mile or less to more than 10 miles. An intense downburst often causes widespread damage. Damaging winds, lasting 5 to 30 minutes, could reach speeds as high as 120 knots.
"That memorable moment was over so quickly...but will be remembered for so long of a time. Remembered by Luke. And remembered by his aviation family. Those of us gathered there. And those keeping track on Facebook. Because we all are family. It just seems to be that way for those with aviation in their blood. Just like we will all follow Luke's journey of flight and life."
Source: Excerpted from some of the remarks made by aviation photographer, Jim Koepnick, as he photographed a 16 year old Luke Lachendro's first solo...