Four Fatally Injured When PA-44 Went Down Just After
The NTSB's factual report in an accident involving a Florida
Institute of Technology (FIT) Piper PA-44 on an instruction flight
indicates that a checklist item may have been missed. Investigators
found the fuel select lever set to "off" during the post-accident
inspection. There was also no fuel found between the fuel selector
valve and the engine's fuel pump. On board the airplane were the
student pilot, an instructor, and two passengers.
Sixty-Show Schedule Kicks Of Feb. 26th In Daytona, FL
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have released their 2012 show
schedule. The team is set to perform more than 60 demonstrations in
33 locations, including two shows in Canada. The team,
officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron,
will again kick-off their season by performing a flyover for the
54th running of NASCAR's Daytona 500 on Feb. 26.
DOT Reports Seven Delays Longer Than Three Hours On Domestic
Flights, 11 Delays Longer Than Four Hours On International
Airlines reported a total of seven tarmac delays of more than
three hours on domestic flights and 11 tarmac delays of more than
four hours on international flights in October, according to the
U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer
Report. The larger U.S. airlines have been required to report long
tarmac delays on their domestic flights since October 2008. Under a
new rule that took effect Aug. 23, 2011, all U.S. and foreign
airlines operating at least one aircraft with 30 or more passenger
seats must report lengthy tarmac delays at U.S. airports.
Says Airline Operated Non-Compliant Aircraft On Nearly 50
The FAA is proposing a $777,000 civil penalty against Horizon
Air Industries for allegedly operating 32 Bombardier Dash-8-400
turboprop aircraft on 49,870 flights when the aircraft were not in
compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.
Relationships Established To Give ERAU Grads An Edge With The
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has established a
partnership with Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and Delta Air
Lines that will give a hiring advantage to Embry-Riddle students
interested in flying for the two airlines.
Arizona-Based Company Adds Single-Aisle Airbus To Its
Working closely with Airbus and the FAA, Evergreen Maintenance
Center (EMC) has successfully expanded their certificate to include
the A320 family of aircraft. The company has made strategic
investments in tooling, training, and technical data so that new
and existing global clients can fully leverage EMC’s 35 years
of aviation experience across this popular family of Airbus
Estate Of Forothy Ebersback Will Establish Center For Flight
A pioneering female aviator who served her country during World
War II has made a gift to Case Western Reserve University's Frances
Payne Bolton School of Nursing — a gift that combines her
love of flight and her dedication to nursing. Alumna Dorothy E.
Ebersbach, who passed away Nov. 14, has pledged $2 million to
establish the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing.
The center will expand on the flight nursing program's mission of
training graduate-level nursing students to provide critical,
on-site care during emergencies and transport to medical
Four Helos Recently Shipped As Part Of 16 Aircraft Fleet
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently shipped 4 new 480B
turbine helicopters to Thailand. The helicopters are part of a
program for 16 training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai
Army. Enstrom has already delivered 6 helicopters, and these have
entered service for the RTA.
Equipment Will Be Mandatory In Australia In Two Years
Perth, Australia-based Skywest Airlines has become the first
Fokker 100 operator worldwide to implement ADS-B OUT, which will be
mandatory for operations above FL290 in Australia after December
NASA's mission of discovery and exploration will be showcased in
a custom-produced Internet music radio station that is crafted
specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adults.
Third Rock - America's Space Station is set to launch with a New
Rock/Indie/Alternative format on Monday, Dec. 12.
An Amazing Challenge... To Provide Unmanned Heavy Lift Capability In Combat
The first time we hard about the adaptation of the incredible Kaman K-Max helo to an unmanned role, we weren't sure we believed it... but the recent data coming out of the trials and deployment suggest that this is an idea whose time has come. Lockheed Martin and Kaman joined forces to adapt the K-MAX to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of autonomous or remote controlled cargo delivery -- with a specific mission in mind -- battlefield cargo resupply.
An Amazing Challenge... To Provide Unmanned Heavy Lift Capability
The first time we hard about the adaptation of the incredible
Kaman K-Max helo to an unmanned role, we weren't sure we believed
it... but the recent data coming out of the trials and deployment
suggest that this is an idea whose time has come. Lockheed Martin
and Kaman joined forces to adapt the K-MAX to an unmanned aircraft
system (UAS) capable of autonomous or remote controlled cargo
delivery -- with a specific mission in mind -- battlefield cargo
resupply. The K-MAX UAS allows the Marines to deliver supplies by
day or night to precise locations without risk to personnel. It
boasts some excep
ANN Plans Extensive Coverage AND is Bringing AIRBORNE To The
FIRST Big Aero-Event of 2012!
The 2012 US Sport Aviation Expo is coming up soon, and, if
history is any indicator, it's likely those of you in the LSA biz
may (or should) have some news/announcements to make. The Aero-News
Network, the aviation world's most comprehensive DAILY/REAL-TIME
news and information service, is going to be reporting live from
the grounds of the 2012 USSAE with the industry's most aggressive
roster of LIVE Online News, as well as Audio and Video programming,
in the business. An expert assemblage of ANN's top journalists,
including ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, have been assigned to
generate dozens of stories about the event, and to work on many
more for future distribution to the hundreds
Under The Blackburn Bill, No More Badges And Uniforms For
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7) has introduced
legislation she says is designed to rein in the Transportation
Security Administration, and provide more transparency for American
travelers. H.R. 3608, the Stop TSA's Reach In Policy (STRIP) Act,
would prohibit any TSA employee not trained as a federal law
enforcement officer or eligible for federal law enforcement
benefits from wearing law enforcement uniforms or wearing a
police-like metal badge.
Speech Addresses Accident Investigation In Aviation Safety
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P.
Hersman delivered the 8th Annual Assad Kotaite Lecture last evening
at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Hosted by the Montreal
Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the annual lecture is a
tribute to Dr. Assad Kotaite, former Secretary General of ICAO and
President of the Council of ICAO.
Makes The Mid-East Carrier Boeing's Biggest Customer For The
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has placed an
order for ten 787-9 Dreamliners, along with two B777 freighters.
The announcement was made jointly Monday by Boeing and Etihad
Airways. Valued at a combined $2.8 billion at current list prices,
this order brings the number of 787s Etihad plans to acquire to 41,
making it Boeing's largest customer for its new composite
European Planemaker Says It Has Complied With All WTO
In the back-and-forth quarrel between Boeing and Airbus, the
European planemaker says the threat of possible U.S. trade
sanctions are "empty claims," and that Airbus has "fully addressed
WTO demands in a comprehensive manner."
The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) has validated
the FAA's Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Garmin's GTN 650
and GTN 750 series touchscreen avionics. With this validation,
these avionics are certified and approved for installation in
hundreds of makes and models of European-registered general
In a recently released NTSB probable cause report, the board
concluded that pilot error and possible fatigue were responsible
for a July 2010 West Texas incident involving a Cessna 412
operating as an air ambulance to go down just minutes after
takeoff, killing all five people on board. Just days after the
findings were announced, a forced landing of another medical
transport company’s twin-engine plane claimed three more
Hawaiian Turboprop Carrier Had Suspended Flights December
Mokulele Flight Service, Inc. announces the full restoration of
scheduled flight operations as of December 12, 2011. Mokulele
voluntarily suspended operations temporarily to permit the Company
to complete an internal records audit. Having fully resolved the
records review, the Company immediately resumed operations.
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