Airborne 01.25.13: 787 Troubles Continue, Chambliss OK After Engine Failure, FIFI Returns!
Also: Sebring, LSAs, NTSB, F-35B Troubled Too, Republic Signs With AAL, Wright Flyer Replica Accident Followup
Securaplane (Secure-a-Plane) was rushed into providing non-conforming battery chargers to Boeing for the Dreamliner, according to a whistleblower who was fired six years ago from the company for alleged misconduct. In a speech delivered to the Aero Club of Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said "Today the American aviation industry is strong, and it’s getting stronger. Airshow pilot Kirby Chambliss, in preparation for an airshow in El Salvador, Wednesday, has suffered an engine failure but is reported to be OK... though we understa