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aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
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11 FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES
American Airlines on Tuesday filed
for bankruptcy protection, the last of the legacy airlines to do so.
Flight schedules will not be affected, said AMR Corp. (PDF), the parent company of both American and
American Eagle. American was the only major carrier that wasn't
profitable last year, according to The Wall Street Journal. American said its labor
contracts cost $600 million more each year than other legacy airlines
pay. Those airlines, such as United and Delta, were allowed to void
their labor contracts after filing Chapter 11, according to The Associated Press. Contract talks between
American and its 8,000 pilots recently stalled. More...
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|Investigating the Phoenix Turbo Commander Crash||back to
LOOKING AT PHOENIX AIRSPACE
An NTSB investigator says he's
considering controversial changes to the airspace around Phoenix as a
possible contributing factor in the crash of a Turbo Commander last week
that killed six people, including three children. Mike Huhn told the Arizona Republic that comments he's heard
concerning the role of the airspace design make it a potential
consideration in his investigation. "They are all correct statements.
Therein lies the finger-pointing," Huhn said. He also told newspaper
that the aircraft flew in a straight line at 4,500 feet, 500 feet below
the Class B floor in that area directly into a cliff in the Superstition
Mountains. Local pilots fought changing the floor from 8,000 feet to
5,000 feet when the FAA proposed it in 2006 and their spokesman didn't
mince words on its role in the Thanksgiving Eve crash.
Legal Aspects of Aircraft
to Be Debated in Washington, DC
is honored to present the fourth Legal Aviation
Workshop (LAW) on Legal Aspects of Aircraft Lease Agreements
be held on December 9, 2011
DC. Following the success of the previous workshops in Washington DC
(USA); London, (UK), and Dubai (UAE), this aviation event, which is
hosted by Cozen O'Connor, will cover themes such as types of lease
agreements, contract law, and operating leases, as well as insurance.
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|Tax Discrimination for Commercial & Private Pax?||back to
TAX" DELAY RANKLES UK CARRIERS
Airlines in the U.K. are
protesting a government decision to delay application of a passenger tax
to business aircraft flights until 2013. The Air Passenger Duty is now
paid by all airline passengers leaving a U.K. airport and private
aircraft are exempt. It currently adds between $15 and $120 to the cost
of an airline flight depending on its duration. It's scheduled to go up
steadily over the next six years and the government was also planning to
apply a heftier version of it to passengers on private aircraft. It's
been nicknamed the "Learjet tax." According to the Guardian, the airlines have been
lobbying hard to have the tax killed entirely but Tuesday's announcement
that the increases will proceed for them and application of the tax will
be delayed for private aircraft brought cries of discrimination.
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COMMERCIAL? DON'T EXPECT OXYGEN
An FAA order to remove
supplemental oxygen from airline lavatories puts passengers and crew at
risk, the Association of Flight Attendants told USA Today last week. The order, made earlier
this year in conjunction with the FBI and TSA, was a "precautionary
measure," the FAA said, because the chemical oxygen generators were
easily accessible and could be "manipulated to create a flight hazard."
The backup plan, if an aircraft decompresses at altitude and passengers
or crew members are in the lavatory, is for flight attendants to assist
them -- but the AFA says by the time it's safe for them to do so, it
might already be too late. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: CESSNA'S SKYCATCHER PRICE HIKE
This one will
cause ripples in the industry because it puts the Skycatcher near the
top of the price tier, which is bound to cause some erosion in the
company's order book. But in his latest post to the AVweb Insider
blog, Paul Bertorelli notes that Cessna's price hike should come as no
surprise. Cessna did essentially the same thing when sales hit the skids
30 years ago, which explains, more than anything else, why Cessna has
remained a profitable aircraft company. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
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JEPPESEN'S MOBILE FLITEDECK (PART 1)
summer, Jeppesen rolled out its iPad-based Mobile FliteDeck, a complete
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first of three Product Minutes to review the new app. More...
JEPPESEN'S MOBILE FLITEDECK (PART 2)
Jeppesen's new Mobile FliteDeck is a route-based app
that compiles approach plates and procedures from Jeppesen's charting
materials. In this video, part two of three, Paul Bertorelli takes a
look at how its route functions work. More...
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|The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!||back to
HOW'S THAT GLASS PANEL WORKING OUT?
Our sister publication, Aviation
Consumer, is conducting a survey on owner experiences with early
model EFIS systems such as the Garmin G1000 and Avidyne Entegra
installed in OEM aircraft no newer that 2007. The magazine is interested
in finding out how these systems have held up in the field. For this
survey, we're interested only in OEM aircraft, not experimentals or LSAs
and not aftermarket glass. Click here to take the survey. More...
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