FAA Administrator Reminds GA Pilots: Fly Safe
Fri, 24 May 2013 17:14:00 -0400
Following a meeting earlier in May with a coalition of general aviation (GA) leaders on the issue of GA safety, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta sent a letter to the entire GA community in advance of the Memorial Day weekend and summer flying season.
Factual Accident Report: Lanesboro, Iowa
Fri, 24 May 2013 17:08:00 -0400
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a factual report for the April 23 accident involving an Enstrom F-28C in Lanesboro, Iowa.
Prince Charles Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:59:00 -0400
ABC News - Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had a mid-air scare today when their helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing. Charles and Camilla were 15 minutes into their flight from London to the Hay Literary Festival in Powys when a "technical fault" aboard the chopper forced the pilot to divert the flight to Denham Aerodrome in Buckinghamshire
Eurocopter Deutschland: IFR/VFR when Autotrim Inoperative
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:54:00 -0400
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This AD requires revising the operating limitations to prohibit flights under instrument flight rules or under night visual flight rules when the autotrim is inoperative.
NOTAM Issued for Oklahoma City/Moore, Okla.
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:51:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Oklahoma City/Moore, Okla., areas for May 26. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
HAI Exhibits at EBACE
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:15:00 -0400
From May 21–23, HAI was present at the 2013 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva.
Police Helicopter Crashes in Venezuela
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:01:00 -0400
Caracas, Venezuela (Edmonton Journal) - Venezuelan authorities say a police helicopter has crashed while pursuing suspects in a kidnapping, and all five people aboard have been killed.
Foxx Sails Through Confirmation Hearing
Thu, 23 May 2013 19:59:00 -0400
Sen. Thune Wants Answers on Sequester
Transportation Secretary-designate Anthony Foxx came out of his confirmation hearing May 22 looking like a surefire bet to get through the Commerce Committee and onto the full Senate with few complaints.During the hearing, he committed to study a series of issues and to visit lawmakers' home states to work on region-specific projects. Senators on both sides of the aisle noted the good feelings in the hearing room.
House Approves Keystone Bill for 7th time
Thu, 23 May 2013 19:52:00 -0400
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) on a 241-175 vote Wednesday, green-lighting the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Despite the numerous pro-Keystone House votes, it is unlikely that the legislation will gain traction in the Senate. And on Tuesday, the White House threatened to veto the bill.
House Immigration Bill Continues to Hit Snags
Thu, 23 May 2013 19:48:00 -0400
Border security is emerging as the biggest challenge to passing immigration reform in the House after receiving the Senate-passed immigration bill on May 21. Republicans will demand strong enforcement measures as part of any immigration bill, and many on the House Judiciary Committee made clear Wednesday that they don’t feel the Senate bill does that right now.
Interagency Aviation Reminds Pilots, "Restricted" Means Restricted
Thu, 23 May 2013 18:46:00 -0400
As the wildfire season cranks up, the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management Interagency Aviation have issued an accident prevention bulletin, reminding pilots that when a firefighting TFR is established, except for very specific circumstances outlined in 14 CFR 91.137(c), pilots must remain clear of the area.
News from Rockwell Collins
Thu, 23 May 2013 16:37:00 -0400
Rockwell Collins has unveiled new features for its Ascend Flight Operations System. As Rockwell Collins expands its presence in Canada, the company plans to make several news announcements at CANSEC 2013 regarding important capabilities that the company is developing for the Canadian military market.
Preliminary Accident Report: Shepherd, Mont.
Thu, 23 May 2013 16:15:00 -0400
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report for the accident involving a Bell 206B used during a Part 91 personal flight in Shepherd, Mont., on April 27.
Enstrom Breaks Ground for New Expansion
Thu, 23 May 2013 15:59:00 -0400
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation held their groundbreaking ceremony Friday, May 10, 2013 for their new expansion. This expansion will nearly double the size of the current facility.
Airworthy Autogas for General Aviation?
Thu, 23 May 2013 15:54:00 -0400
AVweb - An Arizona-based company plans this year to produce and distribute a 93-octane premium unleaded, ethanol-free fuel as an avgas alternative for aircraft that do not require 100LL.