The Paperless Enroute
Has Begun with Mobile FliteDeck
Data-driven technology is changing the way pilots navigate safely to
their destinations and leading to new opportunities for operational
efficiency. Learn about the evolution of aeronautical charts, the
challenges of paper charts, and the features and benefits of Mobile
, the industrys first interactive mobile enroute
flight application in "Aviation Transformed,"
paper from Jeppesen
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|AVflash! Inside the USAF's Light Air
BEECH RAMPS UP FIGHT WITH AIR FORCE
Hawker Beechcraft CEO
Bill Boisture vowed the company will fight vigorously to overturn an Air
Force decision to exclude its AT-6B from the bidding for a light air
support platform. "We won't go away quietly," Boisture said in an
interview. In a podcast
interview with AVweb, he said his company has sold hundreds
of aircraft to the Department of Defense and it has never handled a bid
in the way the LAS competition was dealt with. He said the DOD
constantly changed bid criteria and processes without properly notifying
Hawker Beechcraft and finally excluded the AT-6B from the competition
days before awarding the deal to Embraer and its Super Tucano. Hawker
Beechcraft has filed suit in Federal Claims Court alleging the bid was
mishandled by the DOD. More...
HAWKER BEECH IN A DOGFIGHT
Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill
Boisture says his company hasn't been fairly treated in a bid for
the Air Force's Light Air Support platform. He told AVweb's Russ
Niles what he's doing about that. More...
Second Annual USCAS Is Taking
Explore the U.S. Corporate Aviation Market
The second annual USCAS
will offer the opportunity to debate the
future of business aviation, learn about the latest developments in
light jets, explore the air taxi market, discuss different business
models, enhance our knowledge about the U.S. market, learn about
regional infrastructure development, and network with leading experts as
well as business aircraft operators. USCAS will debate the growth of
business aviation and future opportunities in the U.S.
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WICHITA EXPANSION ANNOUNCED
Bombardier formally announced
expansion plans for its Wichita facilities Tuesday, saying it will add
about 450 jobs as it ramps up for production of the Learjet 85. At a
news conference, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he said the state was
providing $16 million in incentives toward the expansion, which will
start with a $52.7 million for paint, preflight and delivery facilities.
The city and county governments in Wichita are chipping in $1 million
each. That's in addition to the $600 million the company has already
sunk into development and infrastructure for the Learjet 85.
The Safety Across
High-Consequence Industries Conference
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and other high-consequence industries to share organizational safety
strategies and strategic thinking when executing safety initiatives.
This year's theme is "Safety Management: How to Make It
Business leaders and practitioners will discuss safety
leadership strategies, development of a strong safety culture, and
sustainment of a robust safety management system.
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UNFAIRLY TARGETED BY CARBON SCHEME
The European Business
Aviation Association (EBAA) says revisions are needed to the European
Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to ensure it doesn't unfairly
burden business aviation. EBAA says the controversial climate change
initiative, which was recently changed to include aviation emissions,
places a disproportionate cost on so-called "small emitters" like bizjet
operators. "Business aviation is treated unfairly compared with other
modes of air transport. On average, business aircraft operators must
acquire up to 96% of their historical emissions in permits compared with
only 15% for airlines," EBAA said in a news release. More...
AeroExpo UK: 25-27 May
AviationExpo Europe: 22-24 June 2012
Established, proven, and successful!
The exhibitions to attend in
the U.K. and in Europe, whether you are interested in learning to fly or
are already a pilot and want to view the latest products available!
sections of the market, including the latest
aircraft available from light aircraft or pistons and turboprops
from all the major manufacturers to gliders and power gliders;
at Sywell Aerodrome (EGBK) and AviationExpo
at Bitburg Airport (EDRB) has them covered!
Click here to learn more about both
INVESTIGATES AIR SHOW SAFETY
The NTSB held a hearing on
Tuesday to learn more about safety standards used in air races and air
shows, and although an FAA official said current regulations are
adequate, NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman was less certain. "We have 11
ongoing investigations," she said at the close of the hearing.
"Certainly, when there's accidents, we know that there's more that can
be done." The board heard from a range of experts including air show
organizers, regulators, and air show pilot Sean Tucker. Hersman said the
panel showed that "if you have a great safety culture, it's always
asking about what can be done better, and not saying we want to be
complacent." The board doesn't create new regulations, but develops
safety recommendations that are passed on to the FAA and other agencies.
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INTRODUCES MOBILE SITE
The FAA on Tuesday launched a new mobile version of
its website, providing access to various features that are useful to
pilots. The mobile version provides N-number lookup, airport status and
delays, a library of Advisory Circulars, a locator to find the nearest
Flight Standards District Office, and on-the-go wildlife-strike
reporting. The site also provides access to FAA news and a link to the
agency's full website. FAA Mobile works with iPhones, the iPad, many
Android phones, and the Samsung Galaxy tablet, although not all
operating systems are supported; click here for the full list of compatible devices.
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PRESIDENT AT AVEMCO
Jonathan J. Greenway has been named
president of Avemco Insurance. He was director of safety for AOPA prior
to his appointment. More...
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GOT AN OILY HANGAR FLOOR? THIS STUFF CAN SPRUCE IT UP
us dream of a gleaming gray expoxy-coated hangar floor illuminated by
the glare of bright lights. But most of us actually have oil-stained
concrete, dingy from years of abuse. If your floor is stained badly, a
product called ReKrete can help improve it. Aviation Consumer's
Paul Bertorelli demonstrates the product in this brief video.
F-106 CORN FIELD BOMBER, CONVAIR DELTA DART
an unusual story. The jet you're looking at is an F-106 Delta Dart. A
storied interceptor in its day, it was built to exceed an Air Force
requirement for 1.9 mach and continuous flight at 57,000 feet. It did
both. And in December 1959, it set a speed record, of 1,525 mph, or
about 2.3 mach, while flying at 40,000 feet. Its pilot at the time,
Major Joseph Rogers, claimed the record might not be accurate. He was
still accelerating, he said, at the time. But this particular jet is
famous for a different reason. More...
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