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January 29, 2017

A Stunning Betrayal: FAA Caves In To Santa Monica NIMBY Demands (Updated)

Aviation Community Stunned... Unexpected Announcement Made Without Av-Stakeholder Consult

The news has caught the aviation community without warning... and apparently without significant consult as the FAA sent out a press release announcing they had given into the demands and rhetoric of the anti-Santa Monica Airport movement -- who often campaigned without fact or reason. But here it is... the FAA statement intones that, "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica, California have reached a settlement agreement to resolve longstanding litigation over the future of Santa Monica Airport. The agreement requires the city to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport for 12 years, until December 31, 2028, and after that the City has

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NBAA Welcomes Three New Board Members

Will All Be Eligible For Election To Full Three-Year Terms At Next Annual Meeting

The NBAA has announced the election of three new members to the association’s Board of Directors.

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Stellar Aviation Acquires Horizon Aviation At Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Considered Leading FBO Provider At KSPI

Stellar Aviation Group recently acquired Horizon Aviation, located at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL (KSPI). The company has been the leading FBO service provider at KSPI, according to a company news release.

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Airbus Ready To Ship Aeolus For Final Testing

Spacecraft Will Measure Global Wind Speeds To Help Improve Weather Forecasts

ESA's wind sensing satellite Aeolus has been prepared for shipping from Stevenage, UK to Toulouse, France for final testing before it travels to French Guiana towards the end of the year ready for launch on a Vega launcher.

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Triumph Awarded Contract For Trent XWB Engine Components

Signs Eight-Year Agreement With Rolls-Royce

Triumph Group has finalized an eight-year agreement with Rolls Royce to supply thrust links for the Trent XWB engine program. Triumph Precision Components will deliver the first components in 2019 following a two-year development period in which Triumph Integrated Systems will perform structural tests for the thrust link components.

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Webb Telescope Reaches Another Milestone Towards 2018 Launch

Raytheon Completes Factory Acceptance Testing Of Flight Operations System For NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Factory acceptance testing of the flight operations system for the James Webb Space Telescope has been completed by Raytheon. With seven times the light-collecting power of its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, this next-generation telescope will gather data and images of dust clouds, stars and galaxies deeper into space. 

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CALC To Lease An Airbus A320 Aircraft To Thai AirAsia

Expands The Group’s Footprint In Southeast Asia

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited has signed a long term lease (“the Lease”) with Thai AirAsia for the lease of one Airbus A320 aircraft. This aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2017.

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Japan Airlines Adopts Honeywell GoDirect Fuel Efficiency Software

Existing Customers Have Reported Fuel Savings Of More Than Two Percent Annually

Japan Airlines has selected Honeywell to provide its fuel-management service to help decrease fuel consumption and costs. The deployment of Honeywell's GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software, a part of the Honeywell GoDirect Flight Services family of Connected Aircraft offerings, will equip Japan Airlines with the right tools and data to monitor current fuel consumption and identify opportunities for fuel savings.

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United Airlines Honored As 'Eco-Airline Of The Year'

Carrier Receives Recognition For Its Leadership In Environmental Action

For the second time since launching its industry-leading Eco-Skies program, United Airlines was named the Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW) magazine. The award recognizes an airline in global commercial aviation for its environmental leadership as demonstrated by consistent and impactful environmental action within the company and in the industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.29.17): Automated Weather System

Automated Weather System Any of the automated weather sensor platforms that collect weather data at airports and disseminate the weather information via radio and/or landline. The systems currently consist of the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), Automated Weather Sensor System (AWSS) and Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.29.17)

Aero Linx: The Howard Aircraft Foundation (HAF) The Howard Aircraft Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and support of the airplanes inspired in the 1930's by the vision of Ben O. Howard. Without support, these airplanes could not survive into perpetuity. Through donations from members, the HAF purchased all five of the FAA Type Certificates for the different Howard aircraft models. We are the self appointed entity responsible for preserving the history of these airplanes as well as ensuring that current owners of the surviving airplanes are provided with any technical information necessary to keep them safely flying. Each of these operational airplanes is not only an histori

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.29.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "This new location is the strategic cornerstone for our growing FBO Network as we look to expand further throughout the important Midwestern region. It is with great pleasure we welcome all of Horizon’s dedicated employees and discerning clientele to the Stellar family.” Source: Jonathan Miller, President of Stellar Aviation Group, commenting about the recent news that Stellar Aviation Group acquired Horizon Aviation, located at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL (KSPI). The company has been the leading FBO service provider at KSPI, according to a company news release.

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