Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges were filed Friday against Boeing after the aerospace giant reportedly videotaped union members engaged in solidarity marches to support contract negotiations, seized employees’ cameras and deleted photos of the activities.
Bureau Says Cheap, Available Lasers Making For An 'Epidemic'
The FBI says that laser attacks against airliners are on the rise, nearing what is being described as an "epidemic" for airline safety. On its blog, the bureau says that incidents are projected to reach 3,700 this year—compared to just 283 in 2005. That’s a rise of more than 1,100 percent.
Ground Engine Tests Will Employ An Air Force C17-A
The FAA plans to work with Pratt & Whitney to study the effects of volcanic ash on airplane engine beginning in 2013. In announcing the sole-source contract, the FAA said that many commercial aircraft have unexpectedly encountered volcanic ask in flight in the past years.
Invitation-Only Event To Feature Aircraft Displays, Facility Tours, And More
Piper Aircraft and the Piper Cub's year-long 75th anniversary celebration will culminate with a gala customer fly-in in Vero Beach, FL, Nov. 9-11. The invitation-only weekend features a welcome reception, vendor exhibits, aircraft static display, customer awards, facility tours, a history lesson from Piper's official historian, a Piper meet-up and send-off pancake breakfast.
Designed The Supercritical Wing That Led To Practical Supersonic Flight
Aeronautics engineer Richard T. Whitcomb, whose legendary NASA research contributions made supersonic flight practical, joined other aerospace pioneers in the National Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Turkish Airlines has placed an order for 15 A330-300s, their seventh order for the A330 family of aircraft and their twentieth Airbus order overall. The aircraft will be operated on medium and long haul routes from the Turkish Airlines hub in Istanbul.
'MissionCare' Program For The Trainer Aircraft Worth $103.3 Million
The US Department of Defense has awarded a $103.3 million MissionCare contract to Rolls-Royce to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy’s T-45 training aircraft. The contract reflects the continued success of MissionCare support for the US Navy and exercises the fourth option year to provide guaranteed engine availability.
USTR Confirmed It Had Obtained Confidential Documents Requested From The WTO
The war of words between the U.S. and the EU over subsidies for airplane manufacturers escalated again Monday as the European Union accused the U.S. of violating confidentiality protocols by admitting it had received funding information about the A350XWB. The U.S. Trade Representative had requested the information from the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Moves AHR Program Closer To Autonomous Aerial Refueling
Northrop Grumman, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center have successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving DARPA's Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling (AHR) program closer to demonstrating the first autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned, high-altitude aircraft.
Space Florida received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for their Boeing/Kennedy Space Center (KSC) commercial partnership project in the category of “Public-Private Partnerships for communities with populations of 500,000+” from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
Quest Aircraft Will Be On Static Display Outside The Palm Springs Convention Center
Quest Aircraft Company is displaying a Kodiak at this year’s AOPA Aviation Summit, marking the company’s first appearance at the event. Quest will be located outside the convention center at the Airport Fest.
NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman held her first public forum at AirVenture Wednesday. The chair of the safety board appeared in Forum Pavilion 7 with EAA president and CEO Rod Hightower, talking about the various functions of the agency, and answering questions from the somewhat sparse crowd that turned out to see her.
NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman held her first public forum at AirVenture Wednesday. The chair of the safety board appeared in Forum Pavilion 7 with EAA president and CEO Rod Hightower, talking about the various functions of the agency, and answering questions from the somewhat sparse crowd that turned out to see her. Sitting in the front row of the audience were all of the members of the board, and each was introduced by Hersman. She then talked about the various functions of the board, and some of the studies and forums held in Washington, D.C., with a focus on GA.
Was Carrying A Communications Satellite For Orbcomm Which Did Not Reach Insertion Point
While the engine shutdown that occurred on the Falcon 9 rocket during launch Sunday night will not affect the arrival of the Dragon cargo vessel at the ISS on schedule, it did mean that a secondary payload on the flight failed to reach its planned orbit.
High Winds Forced The Postponement, No New Date As Yet Scheduled
High winds in the New Mexico desert have once again forced the postponement of Felix Baumgartner's attempt to break records both for skydiving altitude and freefall speed. The launch of the Red Bull Stratos capsule from the desert outside Roswell, NM, was stopped at 1142 local time Tuesday, just before Felix Baumgartner's giant 30 million cubic foot balloon had been fully inflated and made ready for take off.
ForeFlight Will Use Skyport’s Flight Simulation Lab To Test And Develop iPad App Enhancements
ForeFlight Mobile for the iPad is already one of the most-used aviation apps in the world, but the company wants to make it better by testing how pilots really use the software in the cockpit. To that end, ForeFlight will record students, instructors and participating pilots flying simulators and real aircraft at the Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas.
Had Been Performing Formation Aerobatics When It Went Down, Resulting In Two Fatal Injuries
The NTSB has released a preliminary report in an accident involving a YAK-52 airplane performing formation aerobatics during a fly-in at Moontown Airport in Brownsboro, AL. The accident resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot, 74-year-old George Myers who was also the owner of the airport, and Christian Schmidtt, a 17-year-old student pilot who was also on board.
The American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) have ratified a bankruptcy restructuring agreement that both ALPA and Eagle’s senior executives tentatively agreed to in August.
Airplane Now Approved For Sale In Over 40 Countries
Embraer’s Phenom 300 light-category jet received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), paving the way for sales in the region. The Phenom 300 is now certificated in more than 40 countries.
Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air Flights Affected By Internet Outage In Seattle
A Sprint fiber network cable severed in the Seattle area Monday significantly delayed Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights through the day. Sprint provides the airlines with connectivity to SABRE, the system the carriers use for reservations, to check in passengers and to purchase tickets.
“Taking video of employees on a lunchtime march is nothing more than intimidation and harassment. The company has no legitimate reason to confiscate cameras and delete photos.” Source: Ray Goforth, SPEEA executive director, in a statement issued Monday.
In order to continue to preserve the Tuskegee Airmen legacy, the "Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation" (TASF) was established in 1979 to serve as a vehicle to provide annual scholarships to outstanding young people in their academic quest for excellence.