Yes... another week and another collection of intriguing news. This week's report starts with the sad news that long-time NATA Boss Jim Coyne will retire this year, Ryan Airlines announced its long-rumored bankruptcy. Fifty pilots are about to get unemployment as they get laid off by American Eagle and a former Navy jock is lost in a tragic Kfir accident at NAS Fallon. We have more details of our upcoming coverage of AEA 2012 as well as some info on the ASF report that suggests that glass panel cockpits are not influencing safety -- posi
Says Filing Fails To Consider Actions To Replace Leaded Fuel Already Underway
Members of the General Aviation (GA) Avgas Coalition say that a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) over piston-engine aircraft’s use of leaded aviation gasoline (avgas) is not taking into consideration the considerable work already completed toward the development and deployment of an unleaded solution.
The prototype of Cessna's new Citation M2, announced less than six months ago, made its first flight Friday. The flight lasted a little more than an hour and a half and included tests of the avionics system, autopilot, engine system, aircraft systems and instrument approaches. The prototype took off and landed at Wichita, KS, Mid-Continent Airport (KICT) where Cessna's main manufacturing facility is located.
Will Not Allow Disruption Of Service At Air Canada
Canada's Minister of Labor, the Hon. Lisa Raitt, has issued a referral pursuant to the Canada Labour Code, to determine the activities that Air Canada may be required to maintain as relates to the health and safety of Canadians.
Similar Amendment Was Pulled From FAA Reauthorization Bill
As the U.S. Senate continues to debate the highway bill, HAI has released a statement expressing opposition to amendment #1779 being offered by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN). The amendment will be voted on late March 13 and contains provisions that would significantly affect air tour operators conducting tours over national parks.
Fuel-Injected 912iS Powerplant Has Many Advantages
The Rotax 912iS engine is making immediate inroads into the LSA community. Flight Design said Thursday that it will feature the new fuel-injected powerplant from Rotax Aircraft Engines in its just-introduced CTLSi. Flight Design is in a long-term partnership with the BRP-Powertrain distribution network.
Home-Made Video Reportedly Shows Someone Carrying Metal Through Scanner Undetected
In a video which has collected nearly 1.2 million views, and uploaded by a user with the ID 'tsaoutofourpants', a young man explains how he says any person can carry a metal object, or pretty much anything else, through an airport body scanner without being detected. TSA, through its blog, says the imaging technology is not that easy to beat.
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