Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cessna Aircraft to Closes Three Georgia Plants

Cessna Aircraft Company will close three Columbus, Georgia plants within six-24 months, AP reports.

Flying Musicians Association Hosts the 1st ever Annual Event.

The first ever Fly-In Musicfest, held by the Flying Musicians Association on November 7, 2009 at the Fort Worth Spinks Airport (FWS) in Fort Worth, Texas was a success. On  aircraft display include a B-25 "Pacific Prowler" Mitchell, C-47 Skytrain, Russian Antonov AN 2 bi-plane, Extra 300LP and a Duo Discus sailplane. Overall there were 130 musicians performing on two stages thought the day. The musicians performing include: Ravi Raviator, Bradley Leighton, Jay Carpneter, Ray Ricketts and many more performed. Each musician has an aviation background. 

Flying Musicians Association co-founder, Aileen Hummel "We have assembled a great committee that worked hard, relentlessly, for many months. These great folks are the pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and musicians who have embraced the mission of the Flying Musicians Association. Without their help and support, this event could not have been a success."

Next years Date: November 13-14, 2010.

Gulfstream G650 Makes First Flight

Gulfstream Aerospace's Gulfstream 650, twin-engine business jet makes its first flight on November 25, 2009. Watch the first flight here

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 11 - 18 passengers
  • Payload: 6,500 lb (2,950 kg)
  • Length: 99 ft 9 in (30.41 m)
  • Wingspan: 99 ft 7 in (30.36 m)
  • Height: 25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)
  • Wing area: 1,283 ft² (119.2 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.7
  • Max takeoff weight: 99,600 lb (45,200 kg)
  • Powerplant:Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR725 turbofan, 16,100 lbf (71.6 kN) each
  • Maximum landing weight: 83,500 lb (37,876 kg)
  • Wing sweep: 33 degrees
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.925 (530 knots, 610 mph, 982 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: Long range cruise: Mach 0.85 (488 kn, 562 mph, 904 km/h) Fast cruise: Mach 0.90 (517 kn, 595 mph, 957 km/h)
  • Range: Long range cruise: 7,000 nautical miles (8,050 mi, 12,960 km) Fast cruise: 5,000 nmi (5,750 mi, 9,260 km)
  • Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (15,500 m)
  • Wing loading: 77.7 lb/ft² ()
  • Cabin pressurization: 10.7 psi

Gobham's Digital Audio Control System Recieves Technical Standards Order

Gobham's Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has received Technical Standards Order (TSO) certification from the FAA. It'll approve the manufacture DACS installation on certified aircraft.

Washington Aviation Moves to Arlington Municipal Airport

After 7 years at the Smokey Point Gateway Center, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation is moving offices to the Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO) in Arlington, Washington. The Moving days are December 14-16. It opens officially on December 17 and an open house is December 22 from 11:00 am to 6:00pm. The new location will give better convince to aviation pilots.

Republic Airport Hosts Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony

An estimated of 400 people participated at the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremonies on December 7, 2009 at the Republic Airport (FRG) in East Farmingdale, New York.

FAA Talks Aboyt $7 Billion in Bids for NextGen

The FAA is talking about bids from companies interested in competing for NextGen contracts with $7 billion in value. The SE2020 contracts will be given to companies who'll perform research and development work. This work ethic will help benefit NextGen, such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance System , System Wide Information Management and Data Communications. Five year contracts will be awarded in summer with subsequent three and two-year options.

Key Air Joins Avfuel Network

Key Air has joined Avfeul. Key Air has three locations: Key Air South Florida (FPR) of Fort Pierce, Florida; Key Air Twin Cities (ANE) of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; and Key Air NY Metro (OXC) Oxford, Connecticut. From now till March 2010 these locations are featuring AVTRIP points on fuel purchases.

Kissimmee Air Museum Opens New Exhibit

Kissimmee Air Museum at the Kissimme Gateway Airport (ISM) in Kissimme, Florida opens new Pearl Harbor exhibit. The exhibit will feature predictions of Billy Mitchell in 1924 Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. Some new never before seen photos from Japanese, actual World War II artifices.

FAA Now Finalizes ADS-B TSO

The FAA has now finalized technical standard orders (TSOs) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) for Air Traffic Control system. ADS-B is the requirements they need for the next generation of air traffic control. 

View at$FILE/TSO-154c.pdf

Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 Aircraft Simulator

Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft simulator now has been qualified to Level C by the FAA. The simulator features VITAL X visiual system that is detailed in high-resolution views to enhance safety.

US Aviation Joins Denton Municipal Airport

US Aviation expands at Denton Municipal Airport in Denton, Texas by acquiring Aircraft Precision Maintenance.

Angelica Maleskis wins Corporate Aviation Business Scholarship Award

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student Angelica Maleskis, of Port Orange, Florida, wins the Corporate Aviation Business Scholarship for the 2009 by the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). Angelica Maleskis is a senior Aviation Business Administration who is studying,Airport Management. She will have a scholarship of $3,448.

2009 Florida Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees

2009 Florida Aviation Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be Friday, December 11, 2009.
Amelia Earnhart (b.July 24, 1897-January 5, 1939)
She was an American aviation pioneer who inspired billions of female pilots to learn to fly.

David McCampbell (January 16, 1910-June 30, 1996, Aged 86).
David McCampbell was an American naval aviator who became the US Navy's all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II. He had won awards in Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. 

LeRoy Browm was a Florida resident, 29 years of National Airline pilot with over 35,000 flight hours.