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April 25, 2010

Darby Aviation Fights Back Against FAA Allegations

Darby Aviation Responds To FAA Press Release

 Actions involving the controversial Birmingham FSDO have again hit the news as Part 135 operator has refuted FAA statements and a Press Release released after the FAA supended the operating certificate of Darby Aviation. The statement was compiled and released to the media by Attorney Deanna L. Weidner of Anderson & Weidner, LLC.

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Purdue University's First Able Flight Scholarship Winners Selected

Two Winners Will Participate In Purdue's Flight Training Program

Heather Schultz and Chris Spaur will travel to Indiana this summer to take part in the first Able Flight-Purdue University flight training program.

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HBS Celebrates Grand Opening Of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Service Facility

Marks Completion Of A $14 Million Project

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) celebrated the grand opening of its expanded and enhanced aircraft maintenance facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) in Mesa, AZ on Thursday. HBS recently completed the final phase of a $14 million project.

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John Wade Promoted To EVP At Aircell

Appointment Comes As Aircell Experiences Rapid Growth In Business Aviation Market

John Wade has been promoted to  Executive Vice President and General Manager, Business Aviation Services at Aircell, the company announced Thursday.

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Lockheed Martin Rolls Out First HC-130J Combat Rescue Tanker

New Model To Replace Older HC And MC 130's

The first of a new fleet of HC-130J combat rescue tankers for the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC) was unveiled by Lockheed Martin during a ceremony in Marietta, GA Monday. Lockheed Martin is contracted with the U.S. Air Force to build 21 C130J Super Hercules.

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Cross-Service Cooperation: Air Force Delivers Army Helos To War Zone

Lakota's Get A Ride Aboard A USAF Globemaster

A C-17 Globemaster III loaded new Army light utility helicopters for delivery to the warfighters April 12 at Columbus AFB in Mississippi. It marked the first time UH-72 helicopters were transferred directly overseas via Air Force transport.

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Air Traffic Controller Arrested In Drug Bust

Piloted A Plane Carrying 850 Pounds Of Pot

One of three people arrested in a Hays County, Texas drug bust was an air traffic controller from New Braunfels Airport.

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Quintiq Lands FAA Contract For Staffing Software

FAA Looking For "Objectivity" In Evaluating Staffing Needs

The FAA has awarded a contract to Quintiq for Air Traffic Control employee scheduling with the integrated Quintiq Workforce Planning Solution. The Quintiq software will provide an objective method for evaluating staffing required for safe and efficient operations at the FAA's Air Traffic Control facilities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.25.10): Pilot's Discretion

Pilot's Discretion When used in conjunction with altitude assignments, means that ATC has offered the pilot the option of starting climb or descent whenever he/she wishes and conducting the climb or descent at any rate he/she wishes. He/she may temporarily level off at any intermediate altitude. However, once he/she has vacated an altitude, he/she may not return to that altitude.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.25.10)

Aero-Linx: Rucker Army Aviation Center of Excellence Mission Statement: The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence trains military, civilian, and international personnel in aviation and leadership skills, integrates Army aviation warfighting doctrine and requirements determination across the DOTMLPF...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.25.10)

"(The mission) flat can't be done if all the services don't work jointly."  Source: Army Chief Warrant Officer Five John Jones, the acceptance pilot for the Army's light utility helicopter program, commenting on the cooperative effort between the Air Force and the Army...

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