This week, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
President and CEO Ed Bolen announced his organization signed a
joint letter with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
asking the Transportation Security Administration for an extension
to the comment period on a new TSA proposal for general aviation,
published Thursday in the Federal Register.
A bad situation appears to be growing ever-worse for Grob
Aerospace. Company CEO Niall Olver announced Thursday the storied
planemaker has filed for full insolvency... and starting Monday,
most Grob employees will be laid off.
Orders 22 Planes, Four Training Devices For Location In
CAE has selected Diamond Aircraft as its provider of choice for
flight training airplanes and Diamond-specific flight training
devices in order to support the deployment of the CAE Global
Academy. CAE will operate DA40 and DA42 aircraft for their
ab-initio flight training schools.
No Enrollment Fee Option Geared Towards Owner/Operators
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) recently announced a no
up-front enrollment fee option for all turboprop and helicopter
operators who enroll onto a JSSI engine hourly cost maintenance
program. Exclusively targeted toward the turboprop and helicopter
markets, this new offer will make it easier for these owners and
operators to realize a predictable maintenance budget while
obtaining the expert consultative services of JSSI's dedicated team
of technical service representatives.
A Royal Navy helicopter pilot who repeatedly braved enemy fire
to save the lives of British troops wounded in Afghanistan received
his Distinguished Flying Cross from Queen Elizabeth II, at ceremony
this week at Buckingham Palace.
Embraer says it plans to have a strong presence in the seventh
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow
China 2008), November 4-9, at Zhuhai Airport, in Guang Dong
Province of the People's Republic of China.
STS-126 Will Ready Station For Full Crew Complement
NASA managers completed a review Thursday of space shuttle
Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected the official launch
date for the STS-126 mission. Commander Chris Ferguson and his six
crewmates are scheduled to lift off to the International Space
Station at 7:55 pm EST on November 14.
The restoration of WA591 is taking place near Yatesbury. The
project is well underway although it is likely to be another two or
three years until its first flight. Currently they have enough
parts and engines to potentially return three Meteors to the
"This proposal represents a significant regulatory
change in the conduct of private aircraft operations. We believe
that the 60-day comment period is insufficient in order to provide
TSA with answers to the substantial number of questions posed in
the proposal and to provide sufficient time for community education
and feedback... We believe TSA will benefit substantially by a
60-day extension to the comment period and the use of public
Source: From a letter to the Transportation
Security Administration, sent jointly by the National Business
Aviation Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association,
asking for a 60-day extension period for comments on the TSA's
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking calling for new security restrictions