The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) said
Wednesday it has reviewed the findings of the NTSB report on the
Continental Express Flight 3407 crash in Buffalo last February
2009, and called for "immediate action" to address serious safety
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The FAA will give the city of Chicago more time to find a
private company to take responsibility for Midway Airport after the
initial deal for privatization ground to a halt along with the
Tim Ashenfelter, President of MSP Jet Center, LLC, and MSP's
parent company, ASI Jet Center, announced recent key personnel
appointments to MSP Jet Center's Technical Services Team based at
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on Tuesday.
Several Incidents Prompt Notice From LA Law Enforcement
The Louisiana State Analytical and Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE) has
distributed a notice to helicopter operators in the state detailing
what it describes as "suspicious" activity around airports and
leasing facilities. It also notes helicopters engaged in behavior
it considers unusual.
Also Names Metrojet As Authorized Citation Service Facility In
A couple of updates from Cessna from the Singapore Air Show. The
company announced Tuesday that it has reached agreement with sister
company Bell Helicopter to use Bell’s Asia parts distribution
facility in Singapore to further enhance parts distribution to
Citation operators in Asia and the Pacific Rim region.
"Beyond The Runway" Looks At Strategic Partnerships
The Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA) is hosting
"Beyond The Runway: Why General Aviation Means Business" in June of
this year. The event is intended for local businesses to talk to
leaders in the business aviation world and get insight into how
strategic partnerships can increase the bottom line.
Pilot Admitted He Was Trying To Fly Close To The Vehicle
The two people involved in this incident probably thought it
sounded like a really good idea when it was hatched, but like so
many such ideas, well ... lets just say it's all good fun until the
airplane hits the car.
Chairman Bob Wood Discusses the Sport Aviation Industry in 2010
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo. Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes. In addition, LSA industry leaders display the latest in sport aviation technology including new aircraft and electronics. The Expo also provides educational forums, such as training programs and insurance seminars, specifically geared towards aviation’s Sport Pilot.
Chairman Bob Wood Discusses the Sport Aviation Industry in
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation
enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual
Sport Aviation Expo. Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is
the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA
rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes,
motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.
Company A Step Closer To Beginning Cargo Deliveries To ISS
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently conducted a
three-day long demonstration of cargo loading and unloading
procedures for its Dragon spacecraft, which NASA has contracted to
provide delivery services to the International Space Station (ISS)
starting in 2010.
Selection Panel Also Set For "Greatest Award In Aviation"
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) released the list of
nominees for the 2009 Robert J. Collier Trophy on Tuesday, as well
as the names of those individuals who will serve on the Collier
Trophy Selection Committee.
Single Probable Cause Fails To Acknowledge A Need To Enhance
Pilot Screening, Training, and Mentoring
Discussion during Tuesday's NTSB Sunshine Meeting on the Colgan
Air Flight 3407 accident highlighted many long-standing aviation
safety priorities of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
(ALPA), the organization said in a news release following the
Long-Simmering Dispute Over Runways At Jacksonville's Craig
Two FBO's at Craig Field (KCRG) in Jacksonville, FL have filed
suit in federal court hoping to force the city to lengthen at least
one runway at the airport to 5,600 feet, a move that has been
repeatedly blocked by the Jacksonville City Council.
Teal Group Releases 2010 UAV Market Profile and Forecast
While their rate of growth may decline somewhat, Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAVs) continue to be the most dynamic growth sector of
the world aerospace industry, reports Teal analysts in their latest
integrated market analysis.
Cessna has completed all certification testing and is in the
final stages of FAA type certification approvals, the company
announced during the Singapore Air Show Tuesday. Deliveries are set
to begin later this year.
“We are deeply disappointed that the NTSB’s
probable cause statement abandoned the systems approach to accident
investigation that the International Civil Aviation Organization
and other agencies around the world are adopting.”
Source: Capt. John Prater, ALPA
At 22 pages, the new rules for Sport Pilots and Sport Pilot
Instructors is a lot to digest, but for anyone wanting to fly or
teach in an LSA, it's pretty much required reading. So dust off
your coffee cup and dig in ...