Operational Safety Management
Denver, Colorado, November 13-14
This real-world, two-day operational safety management seminar focuses
on the four pillars of SMS: Safety Policy, Risk Management, Safety
Assurance and Safety Promotion. 18,000-hour pilot J.R. Russell and guest
speaker David Soucie (former FAA official and author) show you SMS
applications and case studies from the inside out.
"Operationally relevant," says corporate pilot-safety
officer Gary Tucker.
Stay at Denver's great Inverness Conference
Center, where rooms and meals are included networking, too.
Click here for details.
SUMMIT IN PALM SPRINGS
AOPA Summit begins Thursday in Palm
Springs, Calif., and AVweb is of course there to provide concise
daily coverage of the big show. Starting with the pre-show Parade of
Planes on Wednesday, and wrapping up with the awards and speeches that
help set the course for general aviation's coming year, Summit is an
interactive and informative experience for those who attend. Watch for
video, audio and written coverage beginning Thursday morning and
wrapping up Saturday. The AOPA schedule replaces some of the usual
features that we run during that part of the week. More...
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
is now available. To request a
This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The
publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more
than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
stations around the world.
ADVOCATES CRITICIZE OBAMA REMARKS
In last week's presidential
debate, President Obama said people who operate business jets shouldn't
be entitled to an accelerated-depreciation tax break. "My attitude is,
if you got a corporate jet, you can probably afford to pay full freight,
not get a special break for it," President Obama said. Jack Pelton,
former Cessna CEO, was quick to respond with a letter to Carl Brewer,
the mayor of Wichita, Kan. "We cannot continue to be reflected by the
President as an industry that is 'bad,'" Pelton wrote, according to the
Wichita Eagle. "If this is the theme for the
campaign, you can guarantee Wichita will suffer beyond what we have seen
to date." More than 13,000 aviation workers in Wichita lost their jobs
dung the economic downturn. More...
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ON STRIKE AT BOMBARDIER
The machinists union representing
about 825 workers at the Bombardier Learjet plant in Wichita, Kan.,
rejected the company's latest contract offer over the weekend, and on
Monday, workers went on strike. The company said it has contingency
plans that will enable it to continue to build, deliver and service
aircraft during the strike with minimal disruption. Union officials told
Bloomberg News the main points of contention were a
proposed hike in health-care costs, and a proposed five-year term for
the contract, which they said was too long. More...
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THROTTLES CORPORATE JETS
Corporate aircraft owners in the
Australian boomtown of Perth are protesting a new airport slot
arrangement that will require them to reserve 24 hours ahead to get in
and out. Of course, one of the advantages of private aviation is that a
plane can be dispatched as needed but Perth is facing crunches of
traffic at the most popular times of day (early morning and late
afternoon) and corporate operators say they're being shuffled aside.
According to the Western Australian the priority is to get mining
workers to and from their jobs on time. More...
Eclipse Carefree Ownership
For a limited time, EAI
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program includes fuel at no extra cost for the first year you own your
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consumables (including brakes, batteries, oil, and tires) for the first
two years of ownership, as well as a training allowance to cover
everything from jet basics to your Eclipse Jet type rating.
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PARTNERS WITH AVIATION EDUCATION GROUPS
The FAA has renewed
educational partnerships with Jamail Larkins and Build-A-Plane to help
encourage young people to pursue careers in aerospace. These
partnerships "inspire students across the nation to explore the many
opportunities that aviation and aerospace careers offer," said Acting
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Larkins will continue to serve as the
FAA's official ambassador for aviation and space education under
the Science, Engineering, and Mathematics - Aviation and Space Education
program. Build-A-Plane is a non-profit organization that
encourages interest in aerospace and aviation careers by helping student
groups build and restore airplanes. More...
Avemco Doesn't Believe in
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or flight review accidentally expired during the policy period.
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Here are some good ideas on how to afford and own an airplane, including
checklists, sample contracts and agreements, your rights and
responsibilities, simplified FAA and tax rules, and lots of how-to
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Glen Golden is the new VP of sales for
Superior Air Parts. He most recently owned Enhanced Aircraft Systems and
is the former president of Engine Components Inc. (ECi). More...
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