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April 15, 2017

United MEC Slams Chicago Dept. Of Aviation In Flight 3411 Incident

Union Says Incident 'Never Should Have Happened'

The United Airlines Pilots Master Executive Council has issued a statement strongly critical of the Chicago Department of Aviation in connection with the incident which occurred on United Express Flight 3411.

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Bombardier Business Aircraft Continues To Grow Its Footprint In The Asian Market

Singapore Service Center Continues To Expand Its Capabilities And Certifications To Better Serve Customers

Bombardier Business Aircraft reiterated its commitment to the Asian market ahead of this year's Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), which will be held at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport in China from April 11-13, 2017. This follows the successful inauguration of the Bombardier Tianjin Service Center on April 7.

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Research Reveals Value Of Mid To Large Jet Deliveries To Asia Pacific Region

Value Of Large Business Jets Delivered Estimated At Over $22 Billion

New research from Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for corporate aircraft, reveals that around 450 mid to heavy private jets were delivered to Asia Pacific between 2012 and 2016, with a combined value estimated at over $22 billion.

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Bell Reports Continued Success For Model 505 In China

Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation Co. Ltd. Signs For Two Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter has announced a signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 helicopters during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The customer will use the two aircraft for agriculture pesticide management missions.

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Aviation Park Project Awarded In Cobb County, GA

Kennesaw Town Center Approves Park Near Cobb County International Airport

At its most recent meeting, the Town Center Community Improvement District (TCCID) in Kennesaw, GA awarded the contract for the development of Aviation Park and Bells Ferry Trailhead enhancements to Integrated Construction and Nobility, Inc. TCCID expects to break ground on both greenspace initiatives in mid-May, with an anticipated completion date in the first quarter of 2018.

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Embraer Invites Customers To Celebrate 20 Years Of ERJ 145 Jet Operations

Two-Day Operators Meeting Held In Rio de Janeiro

As part of the celebrations for the 20 years of commercial operation of the 50-seat ERJ 145 jet, Embraer invited almost 30 operators of the jet family for a two-day Embraer Operators Conference (EOC), in Rio de Janeiro. The first commercial flight of the ERJ 145 occurred on April 6, 1997, with U.S. airline Continental Express.

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Drone Operator Investigated In Seattle Space Needle Incident

Authorities Say He May Have Created A 'Substantial Risk Of Death Or Serious Injury'

The operator of an UAV that impacted the Seattle Space Needle on December 31 last year is under investigation by the Seattle Police Department for possibly creating a “substantial risk of death or serious physical injury.”

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Harrison Ford Finds Humor In Taxiway Landing

Incident Became A Topic At A Star Wars Event In Florida Thursday

Actor, pilot and aviation advocate Harrison Ford knows he made a mistake when he landed on a taxiway earlier this year at John Wayne airport in California. And with the investigation of the incident now closed, Ford is finding some humor in the situation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.15.17)

"This occurred on one of our contracted Express carriers, separately owned and operated by Republic Airline, and was ultimately caused by the grossly inappropriate response by the Chicago Department of Aviation." Source: Statement from the United Airlines Pilots Master Executive Council concerning the incident which occurred on United Express Flight 3411.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.15.17): Slip

A maneuver where a pilot rolls the aircraft in one direction with the ailerons and yaws it in the opposite direction with the rudder.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.15.17)

Guild Of Air Pilots And Air Navigators (UK)

The Guild has chapters in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, as well as the UK, where it was founded.

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