Company President Says It Was A 'Hard Decision', But Producing Airplanes Already Ordered Comes First
As you're walking the flight line at Sebring this weekend, you'll probably notice that one of the show's staples is nowhere to be found. Kitfox made what company president John McBean called a very difficult decision to skip the Florida show this year, in part, because business is good.
Airplane Being Evaluated In Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel In Seattle
High-speed wind tunnel tests have started for the Boeing 777X. Testing began last week at Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. Last month, engineers started wind tunnel tests at QinetiQ's facility in Farnborough, U.K., where testing of the low-speed performance of the airplane continues.
Regional Air Service For American Airlines Will Continue To Operate Under The American Eagle Brand And Livery
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. (American Eagle Airlines), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc., announced that the company will be changing its name to Envoy in spring 2014. This change is being made to give the company its own distinct identity and eliminate the confusion between the company's current name and American Eagle, the regional flying brand of American Airlines, Inc.
Embraer delivered 32 commercial and 53 business jets during the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), thus closing out the year with 90 airplanes delivered to the airline market and 119 to executive aviation, that is, 90 light and 29 large jets.
Next Year Will Be 'Pivotal' For Commercial Crew Program
Several companies, working closely with NASA, ended 2013 with an impressive string of achievements to build on in 2014 as the American aerospace industry continues to develop and demonstrate commercial human spaceflight capabilities with the potential to support both commercial and government customers.
United Continental Holdings has reportedly changed its plans to buy six A319s and six A320s from Airbus, saying the airplanes are no longer needed. The cancellation means a $1.08 billion hit to the European planemaker.
Over 2,500 Registered To Attend The Four-Day Conference
The 2014 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2014) officially began this morning at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, and the number of registrants has already reached an all-time high, with a record 2,600 people signed up to attend the four-day event, the Association reports.
Plane Made Safe Emergency Landing In Omaha, Pilot Survived
It was like a scene from a movie. First a flight attendant came on the intercom of an United Airlines airliner on a flight from Des Moines, IA, to Denver, CO and asked if anyone on board had medical experience.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress January 13 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for V-22B Block C Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.13 billion.
Joined The Company In 2012 As Chief Operating Officer
North Texas aircraft maintenance, management, and charter company Baker Aviation has announced the appointment of Ray Goyco, Jr. to the role of President. Goyco joined Baker Aviation in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer and has successfully implemented a fast-track business plan to grow and expand the Addison, Texas based maintenance facility.
Aviation Veteran Responsible For Sales In Latin America And Florida
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has appointed Fabio Rebello as regional senior vice president, International Sales, Florida and Latin America. He reports to Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing.
Plane Had Encountered Icing In A Blizzard In Canada
The only person to survive an accident which occurred on January 10, 2012 has sued Keystone Air Service and the estate of the pilot of the airplane who was fatally injured in the accident. Brian Shead claims the pilot did not have the necessary experience to fly in the conditions described as a "blizzard" near North Spirit Lake in Ontario.
ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell Interviews EAA’s Jack Pelton
At the 2013 NBAA convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell interviews EAA’s Jack Pelton. As usual, Jim knows the right questions to ask. Jim starts his questioning by asking Jack why EAA is at the NBAA convention. Pelton’s response is that EAA is not a business aircraft organization; it’s for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, and that’s part of NBAA.
ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell Interviews EAA’s Jack Pelton
At the 2013 NBAA convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell interviews EAA’s Jack Pelton. As usual, Jim knows the right questions to ask. Jim starts his questioning by asking Jack why EAA is at the NBAA convention. Pelton’s response is that EAA is not a business aircraft organization; it’s for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, and that’s part of NBAA. Because of Pelton’s previous experience with the Cessna Aircraft Company, Jim asked pointed questions about the Sky Catcher and about the remanufacturing of Cessna 172’s to be used as
Getting Out Of The Kit Business, But Plans Will Still Be Available
In an open letter, Fisher Flying Products president Paul Riedlinger has announced that the company will no longer be offering airplane kits to new customers, effective immediately. Full size plans will still be available for anyone who wants to build one of the company's 14 models from scratch, and full technical support will continue to be offered.
Strong Funding Of Two Key Programs Recommended In The Legislation
GAMA Wednesday thanked U.S. House and Senate negotiators for recommending robust funding of two key GAMA priorities—the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service and the transition to an unleaded aviation fuel for piston aircraft—in the omnibus appropriations bill.
Cell Appeared To Be Leaking, Workers Noticed White Smoke Outside The Airplane
A Japan Airline Dreamliner was grounded Tuesday when workers at Tokyo's Narita International Airport noticed white smoke coming from the airplane, and it was discovered that a battery cell appeared to be leaking.
Avionics Company Continuing Sponsorship For The Coming Season
Trig Avionics will continue their sponsorship of the Trig Aerobatic Team for 2014. Last year over 1 million air show spectators witnessed the team’s extreme and close formation flying. The team displays in two Pitts S1-D biplanes - these classic aircraft don’t just feature Trig branding, they also carry Trig Mode S transponders and 8.33 VHF radios.
Ten-Year Contract Will Freeze Pay, Increase Health Insurance Premiums, Guarantee New Airplanes
A tentative contract has been reached between American Eagle's pilots union and the regional carrier that will freeze the pilots pay scale and boost what they pay for health insurance, but also guarantees new Embraer 175 airplanes for the carrier.
Part 103 Compliant Airplane Has Electric Power Option Coming In The Future
Aeromarine-LSA announces the first US flight of the new Zigolo SSDR concept motor-glider. The Zigolo is an FAR Part 103-compliant Single Seat De-Regulated (SSDR) aircraft which means it does not require any pilot’s license, medical, registration, or certification to fly.
"With all of this in mind, I would also like to announce that the company is for sale. With 14 different designs, a huge worldwide customer base of over 4000 people it is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to immerse themselves in the aviation world." Source: Letter from Fisher Flying Products president Paul Riedlinger, announcing major changes with the company.