Boeing exec talks about future of Gary airport

ct-ptb-gary-airport-st-0310-20150309 Boeing Co. is the world's largest aerospace company, producing aircraft and components for commercial, military and space purposes — with its 2014 revenues surpassing $90 billion. And Gary represents a spoke in that multinational business. Courtney Thompson, Boeing's vice president of governmental relations for the Great Lakes, spoke about Gary/Chicago International Airport serving as home to Boeing's executive fleet before the Gary Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on Wednesday at Majestic Star Hotel and Casino. Six airplanes help transport Boeing executives all around the world. About 75 employees are based in Gary, including pilots, flight attendants, schedulers and maintenance crews. Thompson gave an overview of Boeing's wide-reaching business operations, but the future of the Gary airport was the subject of…

Military aircraft goes off runway at Naval air station near San Diego

Plane6_1432333817930_18701683_ver1.0_900_675 A military aircraft went off a runway Friday at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay, officials said. The pilot of the T-45C trainer was airlifted from the water, said Tanya Castaneda, a spokeswoman for the Port of San Diego. The pilot's condition was unknown. KGTV-TV San Diego published a photograph of a downed aircraft in the bay's shallow waters. Castaneda and Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, said the afternoon incident occurred at the base in Coronado, near downtown San Diego. They referred all questions to the military. Navy spokesman Kevin Dixon said authorities were collecting information and declined additional comment.

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight

RAIDER_Press3 Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary (NYSE: UTX), today announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. The first flight was conducted at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center (DFC) where the two-prototype RAIDER™ helicopter test program is based. “Sikorsky has a long tradition of pioneering new aviation technologies including the first practical helicopter. Today’s first flight of the S-97 RAIDER represents the latest leap forward for Sikorsky, our customers, and the rotorcraft industry,” said Sikorsky President Bob Leduc. “The industry has demanded high performance and high value from the products that execute critical missions, and, today, the…

Engineer killed himself after becoming obsessed with ‘irrational’ idea he caused AirAsia disaster

AP_AirAsia_plane_tail_bc_150110_16x9_992 An aircraft engineer who developed an 'utterly irrational' obsession with the idea he caused an air crash took his own life, an inquest has heard. Gavin Price Jones, of Saltney, Cheshire, had worked on Airbus A320 aircraft like that involved in AirAsia disaster, in which 162 died when the plane crashed into the Java Sea between Surabaya and Singapore last December. Family members at his inquest described how the engineer was 'driven mad' by thoughts that he may have contributed to the accident. Mr Jones's wife Louise found her husband - who worked for Airbus in Broughton, Flintshire - hanged in January 20 this year. A note had been left nearby. The hearing at West Cheshire Magistrates Court heard had…

Cancer-suffering pilot sentenced to jail over drug importation flight into Wollongong

5584806-3x2-940x627 A pilot has been sentenced to nine months in jail for taking part in an international drug ring by flying a small plane thought to have been carrying drugs into Australia. Wollongong father Bernhard Stevermuer, 43, pleaded guilty in February after a plane was raided by police at Illawarra Regional Airport last July, following a Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad investigation into drug supply in the Sydney metropolitan area. Police said Stevermuer had $70,000 in cash, his payment for flying the plane from the United States across the Pacific. Stevermuer's lawyer Mark Savic unsuccessfully argued that his cancer-suffering client took part in the deal because of his love of flying and wanting to secure his family's finances. Mr Savic said…

‘Nut rage’ airline executive free after South Korea court decision

Part-HKG-Hkg10181543-1-1-0 The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws. The High Court in Seoul ruled that Cho Hyun-Ah, who had been in jail since her arrest in December, was not guilty of the most serious charge of altering an aircraft's route while in flight. That overturned the verdict of a lower district court, which had jailed Cho for one year in February. "The accused had no intention of hampering the safe operation of the plane," High Court judge Kim Sang-Hwan said, handing down a reduced sentence of 10 months, suspended for two years. After the hearing,…

Bell 429 chosen to operate in extreme Siberian weather

Bell-429_Website_Media-Gallery-04-pv_150505-R00 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 at HeliRussia that will operate in extreme cold weather conditions in Siberia. “The Bell 429’s superior performance in extreme cold weather conditions was a key decision factor for our client,” said Alexander Evdokimov, general director, Jet Transfer. “This aircraft will provide our client with an extremely reliable, safe and comfortable aircraft that can cost-effectively operate in adverse climates.” With offices in Moscow, Jet Transfer is an independent sales representative of Bell Helicopter for Russia specializing in the management of charters and aircraft sales. The aircraft will be used for commercial use within the Siberian region. “This is the first Bell 429 sold…

Lufthansa CEO raises possibility of medical spot checks for pilots

Lufthansa-germanwings Lufthansa's chief said Friday the German airline is considering the possibility of regular spot medical checks for pilots, after one deliberately crashed a jet over the French Alps in March, killing all 150 on board. "Unannounced checks" could be a "possible means" to ascertain whether pilots were regularly taking anti-depressives, which could provide an indication of potential psychological problems, CEO Carsten Spohr told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The surprise nature of the tests would be similar to the doping tests conducted in professional sport, the newspaper suggested. Spohr insisted, however, that the airline would have to examine very closely "under which conditions and in what exceptional circumstances doctors might have to be exempted from medical confidentiality obligations." A company…

Boeing Delivers Transaero’s First Next-Generation 737-800

CFmWHiUVEAAhdRr.jpg large Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered today Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage just behind the wings. The dome-shaped radome covers a Ku-band satellite antenna system that enables broadband passenger connectivity all over the world — even over oceans. The Ku-band range of microwave frequencies is used primarily for satellite communications. Transaero’s 737-800 is the first in the 737 family to have the system installed during production. In-line installation can save airlines days of lost revenue previously experienced when retrofitting the radome after delivery. Transaero was the first private airline in Russia, established in 1991. It also was the first…

Report: Boeing 737 night-time taxiway excursion at Zürich Airport

Thumbnail for 245387 Aircraft in the grass triangle between de-icing lanes F2 and F 3 (SUST) On 11 October 2013 a Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Tailwind, operated on a night time passenger flight from Antalya, Turkey to Zürich, Switzerland. After an uneventful landing, the aircraft taxied from runway 34 to taxiway E3 at Zurich Airport. The runways and taxiways were wet and nighttime conditions prevailed. At 04:40 UTC, the flight crew received the following instruction from the Zurich Apron ground movement manager: “Tailwind three two seven good morning taxi via Foxtrot and Charlie to stand Echo two six.” The crew immediately acknowledged this instruction. A few metres after the aircraft had passed the turn-off for de-icing lane F2 on taxiway F, a…

Cathay cabin crew threatens summer strike

SCMP 21MAY15 NS CX9  K__Y5394A.JPG Flight attendants from Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific threatened a summer strike Thursday if management does not scrap a new policy to reduce salaries and perks for cabin crew. The warning came after a two-day sit-in held by flight attendants inside Terminal 1 of the city's international Chek Lap Kok airport, which failed to win any concessions. "If... (chief executive) Mr Chu decides not respond, we have no other choice but to start promoting the strike (among members)" said Dora Lai, head of Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union, at the airline's headquarters. Around 200 cabin crew who had been staging the airport sit-in also gathered at the headquarters to continue their protest. They chanted "Respect the union" and…

Iron Maiden star’s Cardiff Aviation signs deal to make national aircraft for Djibouti in East Africa

7133255885_8c84e2c9d6_k Cardiff Aviation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Djibouti to create and implement a national carrier for the East African nation of Djibouti. Air Djibouti appointed Cardiff Aviation following a study which identified key markets for the national carrier based on the needs of landlocked neighbouring countries, governmental aid programmes around Africa, the support of military installations currently based in Djibouti, and the need to deliver passengers to major international business hubs such as London and Dubai. Under the terms of the MoU, Cardiff Aviation will implement and manage a European-level AOC for Air Djibouti, source aircraft, and provide world-class operational management for the new African national carrier. The company will also provide MRO support from its Twin…

Azul and Embraer Sign Firm Order For Up To 50 E-Jets E2

1_Azul_E195_E2_high Embraer S.A. and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. have reached a final agreement for 30 firm orders for the E195-E2 jets. The contract, announced as a Letter of Intent (LOI) during the 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, in July last year, also includes an additional 20 purchase rights for the same model, bringing the total potential order up to 50 E195-E2 jets. “In the name of Embraer’s 19,000 employees, I want to thank Azul for choosing us, once again, to be a part in the development of the company, which was born and has grown with the E-Jets in the Brazilian market,” says Paulo César Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This new contract is a show…

USAF Releases Strategic Master Plan

16776825021_e946c53b92_k WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan (SMP) May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future, released last summer. From this guidance, the SMP articulates 12 strategic goals for the institution, with supporting objectives and tasks laid out for each goal. Primarily written for Air Force planners, this document bridges the gap between broader ideas and activities required to realize the strategic vision. The Air Force chief of staff lauded the document as the…

Southwest Airlines Deploys Optym’s SkyMAX Software

Southwest Airlines unvailing new branding Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.. Optym has announced that Southwest Airlines has started testing SkyMAX to optimize its flight schedules. The nation's fourth-largest airline, Southwest Airlines operates more than 3,400 flights a day serving 93 destinations across the United States and five additional countries. Part of the Sky by Optym suite of network planning solutions for airlines, SkyMAX is a new-generation flight scheduling optimization system that maximizes an airline's total network profitability while also satisfying all operational rules. It can build a flight schedule automatically from scratch or improve an existing schedule, and it's the first system that optimizes flight times, fleet types, thru-flights and aircraft routings all at the same time instead of separately. With SkyMAX in production, Southwest Airlines is now the only…

Airbus says British exit from EU would pose ‘huge’ risks

2014-12-19T103602Z_1_LYNXMPEABI0F5_RTROPTP_3_FRANCE-AIRBUS LONDON (Reuters) - European aerospace giant Airbus has weighed into a debate about Britain's future in Europe, warning of job losses and "huge" economic risks if the country votes to leave the European Union in a referendum to be held by 2017. A decision to quit the EU would raise doubts about Airbus's long-term future investments in the country, the company's top UK representative said, although the time needed to transfer manufacturing skills meant it could not easily shift its current operations. Airbus employs 16,000 people in the UK. "I don’t believe that there is anyone who has run a global business who can truly, and clearly, argue that there will be greater value and economic benefit outside of the…

DFW Airport Expects More Than 18 Million Summer Travelers

6a00d8341c2cc953ef01a3fd043956970b The summer travel season opens today and Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is ready for the busiest summer in its 41-year history. With more than 18 million passengers expected during the 2015 summer travel season, DFW is implementing several additional customer-focused programs, such as discounted parking rates and a new "Sunny Service Days" engagement program. "As 2015 shapes up to be our busiest summer season ever with more than 18 million travelers expected, it is most important to deliver what customers are coming to expect at DFW and that is a customer service-focused, travel experience," said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer at DFW Airport. "We are eager to celebrate our customers this summer, and showcase the many new…

Cessna Citation CJ3+ business jet gains Brazilian certification

Cessna_Citation_CJ3_Photo Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced certification by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil of the Citation CJ3+, one of the newest models in Cessna’s stable of next-generation Citation business jets. “The range, performance and economics of the Citation CJ3+ make it a natural fit for operations in Brazil, a country that has long been one of Cessna’s largest markets,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Sales. “The Citation CJ3+ represents the latest, proven technology in terms of avionics and cabin productivity and carries on the brand promise expected from the Cessna name.” The range of the Citation CJ3+, at 3,778 kilometers (2,040 nautical miles), gives operators non-stop reach from São…

Volaris takes delivery of first two A321s

A321 Volaris Volaris, a Mexican low-cost carrier, has received its first two Airbus A321 aircraft, the latest being received during a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Hamburg, Germany. Volaris’ aircraft will be the first A321s to operate in Mexico and will be deployed on the carrier’s domestic routes to and from Cancun. The Volaris A321 seats 220 passengers, is equipped with Sharklet fuel-saving wing tip devices and powered by IAE engines. The two A321s will join Volaris’ existing all-Airbus fleet of more than 50 A319s and A320s aircraft. To date, Volaris has ordered a total of 74 Airbus single aisle aircraft. The delivery highlights the market trend for larger capacity aircraft by Latin American operators as well as Mexico’s strong…

Singapore Airlines Unveils New Premium Economy Class Experience

CFftGT_UsAE0M3C.jpg large Singapore Airlines today unveiled its new Premium Economy Class seats and the in-flight offerings that customers will enjoy when the new cabin class enters service in August. Following a two-year development programme and an investment of about US$80 million, the new seats were displayed for the first time today at a media launch in Singapore. Launch events are also taking place to display the new product to travel agents and corporate clients. Premium Economy Class will welcome customers with a contemporary and stylish design. Each seat has a width of either 18.5 or 19.5 inches, depending on aircraft type, with an 8-inch recline and a seat pitch of 38 inches. Together with active noise-cancelling headphones and a sleek 13.3-inch full…

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Engineer killed himself after becoming obsessed with ‘irrational’ idea he caused AirAsia disaster

An aircraft engineer who developed an ‘utterly irrational’ obsession with the idea he caused an air crash took his own life, an inquest has heard. Gavin Price Jones, of Saltney, Cheshire, had worked on Airbus A320 aircraft like that involved in AirAsia disaster, in which 162 died when the plane crashed into the Java Sea…

Lufthansa CEO raises possibility of medical spot checks for pilots

Lufthansa’s chief said Friday the German airline is considering the possibility of regular spot medical checks for pilots, after one deliberately crashed a jet over the French Alps in March, killing all 150 on board. “Unannounced checks” could be a “possible means” to ascertain whether pilots were regularly taking anti-depressives, which could provide an indication…

Cancer-suffering pilot sentenced to jail over drug importation flight into Wollongong

A pilot has been sentenced to nine months in jail for taking part in an international drug ring by flying a small plane thought to have been carrying drugs into Australia. Wollongong father Bernhard Stevermuer, 43, pleaded guilty in February after a plane was raided by police at Illawarra Regional Airport last July, following a…

American Airlines flight returns safely to LAX after reporting issue in cockpit

An American Airlines flight headed to Boston has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after reporting a problem in the cockpit. Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, said the Boeing 737 reported equipment issues after leaving LAX en route to Boston’s Logan International Airport. It appears a cargo indicator light was faulty, airline spokesman Kent…

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary (NYSE: UTX), today announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. The first flight was conducted at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center (DFC) where the two-prototype…

Military aircraft goes off runway at Naval air station near San Diego

A military aircraft went off a runway Friday at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay, officials said. The pilot of the T-45C trainer was airlifted from the water, said Tanya Castaneda, a spokeswoman for the Port of San Diego. The pilot’s condition was unknown. KGTV-TV San Diego published a photograph of…

Boeing Delivers Transaero’s First Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered today Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage just behind the wings. The dome-shaped radome covers a Ku-band satellite antenna system that enables broadband passenger connectivity all over the world…

‘Nut rage’ airline executive free after South Korea court decision

The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws. The High Court in Seoul ruled that Cho Hyun-Ah, who had been in jail since her arrest in December, was not guilty…

Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Castro Valley

CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when it crashed in the hills near Castro Valley, according to authorities. The wreckage of the the plane was found Friday morning off of Interstate 580 near Cowing Road and Palomares Road, with debris seen along the ridgeline. The plane was flying…

Bell 429 chosen to operate in extreme Siberian weather

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 at HeliRussia that will operate in extreme cold weather conditions in Siberia. “The Bell 429’s superior performance in extreme cold weather conditions was a key decision factor for our client,” said Alexander Evdokimov, general director, Jet Transfer.…

Dashcam video gives new insight into plane that crashed on I-285

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has obtained new video of a deadly plane crash that ended in a fiery wreck on Interstate 285. The wreck killed four people. The video from the Chamblee Police Department shows the plane disappearing below the horizon and then a large plume of smoke emerges from the interstate. Moments…

Boeing exec talks about future of Gary airport

Boeing Co. is the world’s largest aerospace company, producing aircraft and components for commercial, military and space purposes — with its 2014 revenues surpassing $90 billion. And Gary represents a spoke in that multinational business. Courtney Thompson, Boeing’s vice president of governmental relations for the Great Lakes, spoke about Gary/Chicago International Airport serving as home…

Man Charged After Pushing Past Los Angeles Airport Security

Prosecutors have charged a man who refused to cooperate with security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and was subdued with a stun gun. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says 22-year-old Christian James Heinz will be arraigned Friday on one felony count of resisting arrest and one misdemeanor count of avoiding screening. Travelers…

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Pilot dies in plane crash while fighting wildfires in northeastern Alberta

A small aircraft used for fire supression has crashed about 100 kilometres east of Lac la Biche, Alberta, killing the 37-year-old pilot. The plane went down around 4:30 Friday afternoon while engaged in “firefighting activities,” according to Jeff Berry of Conair Aerial Firefighting. “It’s a single engine aircraft called a “Fire Boss” and unfortunately the…

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