SCAPPOOSE, Ore. — Under clear blue skies and with nearly 100 project leaders, dignitaries and supporters on hand, Oregon Aero, broke ground on a new, 22,000-square-foot facility that will not only expand its production capability, but also help boost economic activity throughout the region, company officials said.
EAGAN, Minn. — Aerospace Welding Minneapolis has expanded its “AeroPower” Premium PMA Exhaust Line. The company recently gained FAA-PMA approval for installation of its A1754001-23 and A1754001-25 C-172 mufflers on the C-172R and S models.
This October 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Beech A35. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Blue Diamond, Nev. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The accident happened during a cross-country flight. The pilot flew the airplane about 1.5 hours with the right fuel tank selected. When the engine lost power, she switched the fuel selector to the left tank, [Read more...]
GREENVILLE, S.C. — For the second year in a row, the Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) was hit with rain, but was still able to draw a crowd of pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
This year’s Expo attracted almost twice the number of exhibitors, who told organizers that while the number of attendees was small compared to bigger shows, the people who attended were pilots and aircraft owners. “This is their target audience,” said one official.
Details of a deal announced earlier this month show that a Chinese city may be single-handedly resuscitating Liberty Aerospace with a $28 million deal that includes the purchase of 50 Liberty XL2s, according to a report at AVweb. That report notes that Liberty sold just three aircraft in 2011, all in the first quarter.
Wireless venture LightSquared, which filed bankruptcy in May, is seeking approval for a plan that will allow it to share airwaves with federal agencies. In filings with the Federal Communication Commission, the company says this will solve the technical problems that prevented the launch of its nationwide 4G network. A report at The Hill notes that the FCC granted the company a conditional waiver to move forward in 2011, but the agency blocked the network earlier this year after tests showed its cell towers would interfere with critical GPS devices, including those used by pilots.
A.E.R.O., Inc. has added general aviation hardware to its product line-up. Beginning this month, A.E.R.O. will have in stock more than 1,000 hardware part numbers, including AN-bolts, screws, nuts, washers, and cotter pins.
SEBRING, Fla. — The 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will kick off on Jan. 17-20 at the Sebring Regional Airport with several changes, including twilight air shows by Team RV on Friday and Saturday evenings.
QinetiQ North America (QNA) has released an updated version of its Aviation Data Trainer application. Now available on the iTunes Store, the application provides air traffic controllers, pilots, airport staff and flight enthusiasts a way to memorize and test themselves on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) data sets, or codes.