Globe Swift Went Down In The Water And Sank In Moriches Inlet
Two people aboard a Globe Swift were fatally injured Saturday when the airplane went down in the water of Moriches Inlet off Long Island, NY. The airplane reportedly sank and became lodged against the pilings of a jetty in about 20 feet of water. It took rescuers about six hours to retrieve the bodies from the aircraft.
Officials for the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Air Expo have gone to the Wood County commission seeking additional funding to cover debts incurred by the event. Committee co-chair Donna Rusche has asked the commissioners to allocate an additional $22,000.
Country's Top 500 Skydivers Set To Compete In Arizona Beginning Thursday
The top 500 skydivers nationwide are set to compete at the 2012 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships, the world's largest annual skydiving competition, October 25 through November 3 at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, AZ.
Harsh Rhetoric In Presidential Campaign May Have Contributed To The Outcome
U.S. government trade policy and harsh campaign rhetoric on the part of the candidates for President may have contributed to the collapse of a deal to sell Hawker Beechcraft to a Chinese concern, analysts say.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition has posted the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Federal Business Opportunities website, signaling the official launch of this high priority Air Force acquisition program.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has entered into an exclusive international sales and distribution agreement with Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) of Euless, Texas, to equip Sikorsky S-76 helicopters with ADI’s Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) lighting solutions. Aero Dynamix will manufacture and service the NVIS and components, and SAS will distribute the product and related services.
P-51 Unable To Make The Trip Due To Mechanical Difficulties
On Friday, October 26th, the “Wings of Freedom Tour” will land at the Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina and be on hand at the airport through Sunday, October 28th. This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of our aviation history.
The vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) has just come out of the paint hall in Toulouse sporting the well-known Airbus blue and white livery. This is the first A350 XWB component to be painted in the Airbus livery.
Contract For Mission Processors Valued At $17.5 Million
A contract worth some $17.5 million has been awarded to Elbit Systems of America by Boeing for the redesign and upgrade the Apache Block III AH-64D Mission Processor. The company has received an order for the technology refresh to be performed over five years.
TSA Moving The Older Technology To Terminals That See Fewer Passengers
The old-style X-ray scanners at major U.S. airports like LAX, New York's Kennedy, Chicago's O'Hare, and Orlando International are being quietly replaced with the newer backscatter scanners, according to TSA. The agency says it is doing so to speed up the screening process in heavily-used terminals, and that the older machines are being re-deployed to smaller airports.
Galaxies Substantially Changed Over The Past 8 Billion Years
A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years, or more than half the age of the universe.
Was Traveling To Japan To Visit His Wife Deployed There
Gulfport, MS, resident Wade Hicks Jr. got an unwelcome surprise when he landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii recently. He was flying on a military flight to Japan to see his wife who is on active duty and deployed there ... but was told during the layover there that he was on the FBI's "No Fly" list, and would not be allowed to continue.
Also: More TSA Screw-Ups, FAA Delays Seattle Mtg’s, EADS Wants US Mil-Bucks, F35 Fears, Tiger Moth v Cow...
We heard Monday morning that something "huge" was in the works... but this is hardly what we and many at EAA expected... ANN has confirmed that the EAA Board of Directors accepted the resignation of President and CEO Rod Hightower early Monday. Jack Pelton, recently retired Chairman, president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of EAA. In his role as EAA Chair, Pelton will guide the organization through the leadership transition. Bendix/King's myWingMan application is now available for download from the Apple iTunes Store. Bendix/King developed myWingMan, a flight-planning and inflight navigation support app, 'to
Also: More TSA Screw-Ups, FAA Delays Seattle Mtg’s, EADS Wants US Mill-Bucks, F35 Fears, Tiger Moth v Cow...
We heard Monday morning that something "huge" was in the works... but this is hardly what we and many at EAA expected... ANN has confirmed that the EAA Board of Directors accepted the resignation of President and CEO Rod Hightower early Monday. Jack Pelton, recently retired Chairman, president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of EAA. In his role as EAA Chair, Pelton will guide the organization through the leadership transition. Bendix/King's myWingMan application is now available for download
Says Issues With Agents Is 'Obviously' System-Wide
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) said reports of the latest TSA security meltdown – 44 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees at Newark Liberty International Airport to be fired or suspended for checked baggage screening failures – sounds like a broken record.
Stems From Premature Failure Of Bearings In The Tail Rotor Assembly
The FAA has issued an Emergency AD (EAD) for certain Eurocopter Model AS350B3 helicopters. The EAD is prompted by premature failures of laminated half-bearings (bearings), three cases of vibrations originating from the tail rotor due to premature failure of bearings installed with certain tail rotor blades, and an accident.
Two Employees Of Tesla Motors Fatally Injured When Cessna 310 Went Down
Three lawsuits filed as a result of a February 17, 2010 accident in Palo Alto, CA, have been settled, court documents reveal. The accident resulted in the fatal injury of two employees of Tesla Motors. Terms of the settlements have not been released.
One very accomplished student enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Helicopter Specialty degree program will be even more prepared to enter the helicopter industry when they graduate. MD Helicopters generously donated an MD 500 Transition Scholarship to students from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science Rotary-Wing program.
Engine Shut Down While Airplane Was Taxiing After Landing, Restart Difficult
The pilots aboard a Piper PA-32 Saratoga which went down just after takeoff from Lake Tahoe Airport in August had a discussion with airport personnel about the airport's density altitude and the air-fuel mixture after landing, according to the NTSB's preliminary report.
Modified Gulfstream III Made 10 Flights Conducting The Research Over Eight Days
NASA's Airborne Science C-20A aircraft, carrying a specialized synthetic aperture radar, recently completed a mission to study active volcanoes in Alaska, Aleutian Islands and Japan in early October. The aircraft, a modified version of the Gulfstream III business jet, made 10 flights totaling more than 50 hours during the eight-day campaign.
Workers Have Not Been Through A Dispute Resolution Process Required Under Federal Law
Workers who refuel airplanes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport may not walk off their jobs, a federal judge has ruled, because they have not been through any federally-mandated dispute resolution process.
“The unfortunate parade of TSA failures quietly announced at the very end of the week continues. Clearly this is not a Newark problem or a Honolulu problem, or a problem isolated to one or two airports." Source: Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL).