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April 22, 2017

Republic Airways Plan Of Reorganization Receives Final Approval

Ruling Clears The Airline To Emerge From Chapter 11 By Month’s End

The Honorable Judge Sean Lane of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved Republic’s Plan of Reorganization and has entered an order to that effect. The decision sets in motion a process by which the Company expects to emerge from Chapter 11 as a private company before the end of April.

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GAMA Hosts Part 23 Rule Rewrite Training Sessions

Additional Training Sessions Planned In April And May

GAMA on Thursday hosted the first in a series of training sessions about the U.S. government’s Part 23 rule rewrite at the Boeing facility in Seattle, WA. In December 2016, the FAA announced sweeping changes to the rules, which take effect in August. The new rules for the design of small airplanes apply to aircraft that weigh less than 19,000 pounds with 19 or fewer seats.

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Lilium Celebrates Successful Flight Tests Of World’s First Electric VTOL Jet

Unveils 5 Seat Model For Use As On-Demand Air Taxi

A series of rigorous flight tests have taken place in the skies above Germany with the Lilium Jet, a zero-emission electric plane capable of VTOL operations. The two-seat prototype executed a range of complex maneuvers, including its signature mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight.

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Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s To PT. Carpediem Mandiri

The Aircraft Will Be The First Bell 429S To Be Used For Flight Calibration Operations

Bell Helicopter has delivered two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument Landing and Departing Systems at airports, heliports and helipads.

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President Trump To Make Special Call To Record Breaking US Astronaut

First Daughter Also Joining ISS Call Promoting Women In STEM

President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.

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FAA Certifies Honeywell DU-875 LCD Cockpit Screen Upgrade On Global Express

Pentastar Aviation Obtains Certification For The Installation 

The FAA has awarded an AML STC to Pentastar Aviation for certification of Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck display upgrade on Global Express airframes.  The DU-875 is a form-fit plug-n-play LCD upgrade that will replace the soon-to-be-obsolete CRT DU-870 CRT displays found in older aircraft. Honeywell plans to discontinue product support and repair on the DU-870 displays in the near future.

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A350-1000 Makes A Big Splash During Water Trough Testing

Tests Conducted At French Military Base Earlier This Month

One of the critical tests for any airliner is its ability to safely land on runways with standing water from heavy rains.

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Tunisair And Jeppesen Sign Digital Services Agreement

Airline Will Access Navigation And Essential Flight Information Using FliteDeck Pro On iPad

Jeppesen recently agreed to a five-year digital services agreement with Tunisair, the national carrier of Tunisia. Jeppesen will provide Tunisair with FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) on iPad, tailored charting services and OpsData aircraft performance management tools.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.17)

“GAMA is proud to continue championing this industry-changing rule through our training sessions. They will help ensure the aviation community understands the full and immediate benefits of the new regulatory environment in August.” Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.17): Movement Area

The runways, taxiways, and other areas of an airport/heliport which are utilized for taxiing/hover taxiing, air taxiing, takeoff, and landing of aircraft, exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.17)

The website is dedicated to what its administrators refer to as their “Golden Years of Spotting”: the period between 1961 and 1979, when lots of time, effort and money was spent to see as many military aircraft as possible.

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