Securaplane (Secure-a-Plane) was rushed into providing non-conforming battery chargers to Boeing for the Dreamliner, according to a whistleblower who was fired six years ago from the company for alleged misconduct. In a speech delivered to the Aero Club of Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said "Today the American aviation industry is strong, and it’s getting stronger. Airshow pilot Kirby Chambliss, in preparation for an airshow in El Salvador, Wednesday, has suffered an engine failure but is reported to be OK... though we understand the airplane is totaled. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 01.25.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, January 25th, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
NTSB Dreamliner Whistleblower
LaHood Speech to Aero Club of DC
Republic, AA Sign Long-Term Agreement
Fuel Line Issue Grounds F-35B
FIFI Returns To Flight
Barnstorming: A Few Thoughts On Sebring and LSAs
NPRM Would Set Minimum Altitude For Airliner Autopilot Use
NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report In 2011 Wright B Flyer Accident
Down But Safe: Airshow Pilot Kirby Chambliss Suffers Engine Failure--Walks Away
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