Today's Aviation News Summary -
Friday, August 1, 2014
A summary of today's Aviation News from multiple sources.
The Latest Aviation News From Google RSS Feed:
Father of Black Aviation Honored With U.S. Postal StampWFMY News 2It is an honor perfect for Charles Alfred "Chief" Anderson, the "Father of Black Aviation." Chief, as he was affectionately called, was the Chief Flight Instructor of the prestigious Tuskegee airmen of World War II. The U.S. Postal Service has selected ...
Paper airplane app toy takes off at EAA AirVentureMilwaukee Journal SentinelAt the EAA AirVenture, that dream has attracted crowds to the booth run by Toronto-based PowerUp Toys, a company that makes a paper airplane kit that's controlled by smart phones. Kits cost $50 and include four colored printed paper templates, a spare ... and more »
EAA visitors getting glimpse back to era of Earhart, PostMilwaukee Journal SentinelBut EAA AirVenture visitors wandering by the vintage plane area are seeing an unprecedented collection. "There will never be a time this will happen again. They're expensive to operate but we're proud to do it at AirVenture," said Shepherd. Seven ...
European Commission approves LOT's restructuringAirline fleet ManagementThe European Commission has ruled that LOT Airlines' restructuring plan is in line with state aid. Under the restructuring, Poland will give its national airline, LOT, €200m. The commission decided that the plan would allow LOT to become viable in the ... and more »
The Oshkosh sceneAOPA PilotFrom brand-new aircraft to a packed AOPA tent, EAA AirVenture 2014 began with announcements, new products, and arrivals by the thousands. AOPA is covering the aviation news, and also keeping an eye out for the distinctive scenes you can only find in ... and more »
FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraftAOPA PilotIn urging that general aviation embrace AOA-based systems for safety, the FAA cited the work of the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC), which AOPA co-chairs, and a study of 2,472 fatal general aviation accidents that found that in-flight ...
Beringer announces new wheels for certified, light aircraftAOPA PilotFinally, a new 6-inch wheel is offered for STOL light sport aircraft. The wheel features a welded 1.5-inch axle, and there is a dual brake option for bush tires. Beringer continues to develop an anti-groundloop tailwheel design for conventional gear ...
Flight Design says four-place aircraft on scheduleAOPA PilotThe fighting in Ukraine has had no impact on Flight Design's efforts to finish construction and begin flight testing the C4—a four-seat aircraft that is scheduled to fly for the first time in September. “Our factory in Ukraine is located outside of ...
ARSA Applauds TSA on Repair Station Security RuleAviationPros.comFurthermore, TSA explained that it “considers the repair station to be responsible for the large aircraft until the aircraft owner or operator has taken delivery and/or control of the aircraft.” “We commend TSA for adjusting its guidance to reflect ... and more »
FLY Leasing increases its fleetAirline fleet ManagementFly Leasing Limited has signed agreements with a leading Asian airline regarding three A330-300 aircraft. The terms of the deal include Fly purchasing the first of the aircraft in the coming weeks and remaining two will arrive before the end of the year. and more »
Airbus cancels Skymark orderAirline fleet ManagementAirbus has announced that it has terminated a US$2.2bn order for six A380 aircraft from Skymark Airlines. Though the aircraft manufacturer hasn't gone in to details regarding the termination, it's been reported that the low-cost Japanese carrier has ... and more »
The Latest News from Air Facts Journal:
60 seconds with the FAA administrator: what would you say?
Now it's your turn. We're going to pretend you have a one-on-one meeting with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in his office. You have one minute to tell him anything you want, so think carefully.
A Mustang memory
In between sunning myself at Bondi and flying the Wirraway, I spent idle moments in the cockpit of a Mustang reading the Pilot’s Notes and savouring the heady aroma of high octane fuel, glycol coolant and hydraulic oil. It was no contest. The Mustangs won every time.
A sentimental journey
Sometimes only an airplane of your own can make a trip possible. My wife Christine and I proved this a few summers ago when we took our Cardinal on a whirlwind tour of half the country.
Breaking News From AVweb:
Hartzell Engine Technologies Acquires Plane-Power
In a press conference at AirVenture today, Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) (sister company to Hartzell Propellers--both owned by Tailwind Technologies) announced that it had acquired the Plane-Power line of aircraft alternators.
"One Week Wonder" Day 2: Progress And Excitement
The "One Week Wonder" project to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven days--right in the heart of AirVenture 2014--was a hive of activity as of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Icon Brings First Production Prototype To Oshkosh
Icon flew its first production prototype of the A5 amphibian, ESN-1, for the first time on July 5, and this week, the company brought the airplane to EAA AirVenture. ESN-1 is one of three copies that will be used for flight testing, with the goal of attaining LSA approval for the design by May 2015.
The Latest Podcasts From AVweb:
Podcast: Amelia Rose Earhart on Her Circumnavigation
Following her successful attempt to become the youngest woman to fly a single-engine airplane around the world, Amelia Rose Earhart is at AirVenture. She spoke with AVweb's Rick Durden about flying the Pilatus PC-12, operational challenges she and her copilot Shane Jordan faced on the trip, and the future of the foundation she established to raise money for scholarships for young women to learn to fly.
Podcast: Superior Air Parts' Aviation Town in China
Superior Air Parts says it's expanding its presence in China by establishing an aviation-oriented town near Bejing whose main intent is to provide non-Chinese companies a means of initiating business in China. In this podcast, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tim Archer about the new community.
Podcast: Summer Camp, With Airplanes
For kids ages 12 to 18, AeroCamps offer a chance to spend some time at a local airport, learn about the aviation industry, and fly an airplane. Jim White, who runs the AeroCamp at Double Eagle Aviation in Tucson, talked with AVweb's Mary Grady about the nationwide project.
AVweb Insider Blog Posts:
AirVenture: Diesel, Drones and High Energy
Cessna's Skyhawk diesel was a surprise announcement. Now the company needs to start delivering these things.
MVP Aero's Amphib
Does the world know it really wants a flying bass boat? Maybe we're about to find out.
Flights Of Imagination
Summer reading for aviators.
The Lastest News From AOPA:
Piper continues strong showing in trainer market
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 plans to offer ADS-B product line
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
A new Mooney delivers its first new Mooney
It was a big day for the newly-resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
AOPA Never Again:
Never Again: Flying the Beam (Aug. 2014)
Two military aircraft arrive at the same beacon simultaneously, with one going twice as fast as the other.
Never Again: Push Comes to Shove (June 2014)
A checkout flight of a home-built causes a pilot to appreciate stall awareness training.
Never Again: Snakes Alive (May 2014)
As a celebration of AOPA's 75th Anniversary this month, Never Again podcast offers this special vintage episode "Snakes Alive!" by Max Karant, originally published in the 1959 issue of "AOPA Pilot" magazine.
AOPA Never Again:
Last stop: Nagoya and Kyoto
It was an easy two-hour trip from Taipei to Jeju, South Korea, and the day spent at Jeju gave the touring group of pilots a chance to see a volcanic caldera and check out the Shilla Hotel’s private beach. I’d never heard of the place before, but Jeju is a big tourist destination and has a huge modern […]
True fact about ‘True Lies’
Remember the action comedy True Lies, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger famously hops into a Harrier, bounces off a couple of police cars, balances his daughter on the jump- jet’s nose, and dispatches a terrorist who was dangling from an attached Sidewinder missile? Nothing true about that scene. But it is true that the movie turned 20 […]
The Women Pilots of Air Journey’s RTW
Of the nine pilots flying the current legs of Air Journey’s around the world (RTW) voyage, two are women. One, Laura Azara, plans to file for a record flight: the youngest female pilot to complete an around the world trip in an unmodified airplane–a Pilatus PC-12NG. Yes, Amelia Earhart–no, not that Amelia Earhart–recently claimed an around-the-world […]