Satcom Direct has launched FlightDeck 360, a mobile application that enables customers to view real-time flight data and utilize datalink communications before and during a flight using an Internet connection and iPad.
Officials at World Fuel Services report that St. Thomas Jet Center located at Cyril E. King Airport (STT) in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Lehigh Valley Aviation Services located at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Allentown, Pa., have joined the Air Elite Network.
Landmark Aviation has signed an agreement to acquire First Aviation Services, a FBO at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, New Jersey. The acquisition is expected to close by year end.
Aircraft: Cessna 152. Injuries: None. Location: Wimauma, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, who was also the mechanic, shortly after takeoff at an altitude of 300 feet AGL, he heard a loud noise, followed by a loss of engine power. [Read more...]
There are certain traditions at airshows. For example, AirVenture is not complete for me until I see Ron Johnson’s 1941 PT-22.
Although it’s technically a Warbird, Johnson, who hails from Rockford, Ill., parks in the Vintage Area — and places toy rubber snakes on the wings of his airplane. According to Johnson, the snakes are an international way of saying DON’T TREAD ON ME. That’s important when you have a low-wing open cockpit airplane, he says, noting that some people aren’t respectful of the “Please don’t touch” placards issued by the Experimental Aircraft Association at the Oshkosh show.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is months behind schedule and FAA management faces many challenges before the massive project completes its movement from the planning stages to implementation.
How often are we told that aviation fuels are superior to other fuels as they must meet one common, exacting worldwide standard, are produced with more stringent controls, are transported, stored, filtered and dispensed from dedicated equipment? Given these tough requirements, one would expect contamination or misfueling to be near impossible, yet it does happen. Here are four different incidences from recent years:
General aviation at Long Island’s MacArthur Airport is soaring. For the first nine months of 2012, MacArthur saw a 33% increase in flights by GA planes based at the airport compared with the same period in 2011, according to a report from Newsday. General aviation flights by planes not based at MacArthur jumped 15.5% in the same time frame.
ASTM International has formed Committee F44 on General Aviation Aircraft, bringing together industry heavyweights from around the world to work on a standards roadmap that will help transform the way general aviation aircraft are manufactured and certified around the world.
Garmin has released its European VFR and IFR charts for the aera 795/796 aviation portable GPS, with VFR data sourced directly from Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS).