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On the air; IFR

July 29, 2014   Many years ago as a newly minted instrument pilot, I was flying an old Cessna 172. When I checked in with approach, after the usual exchange, the controller asked me if this was a training flight. &nb...

TRIO OF HUGHES LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

July 29, 2014 The following information was released by the Alaska State House of Representatives:Alaska Governor Sean Parnell today signed three pieces of legislation by Representative Shelley Hughes, who co-chairs the Legislative...

MISS. LAWMAKERS WELCOME USAF DECISION EASING RESTRICTIONS ON KEESLER AIRLIFT SQUADRON COCHRAN, WICKER AND PALAZZO TO CONTINUE BATTLE TO STOP DEACTIVATION OF THE 815TH TACTICAL AIRLIFT SQUADRON, RELOCATION OF C-130J AIRCRAFT

July 29, 2014 The following information was released by Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran:U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today welcomed a U.S. Air Force de...

Notams; BRIEFING

July 29, 2014 Continental unveiled a new six-cylinder diesel engine.. .A Tennessee couple plans to retrace the cross-country Flight of Passage in the original, restored Piper PA-11 ... FAA opened more areas for unmanned aerial syst...

US Patent Issued to Airbus Operations on July 29 for "Locking mechanism for an aircraft door and method for the locking of an aircraft door" (German Inventor)

July 29, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 29 -- United States Patent no. 8,789,855, issued on July 29, was assigned to Airbus Operations GmbH (Hamburg, Germany).

FAA Seeks $12 Million Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines

July 29, 2014 The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release:The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $12 million civil ...

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes; Federal Register Extracts

July 29, 2014 SUMMARY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-13-05, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. AD 2007-13-05 currently requires repetitive measurements of the freeplay of the ri...

USPTO Published Patent application of EXHAUSTLESS, INC titled as "AIRCRAFT THRUST, ASSEMBLY, AND METHODS"

July 29, 2014 United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an application no. 20140203137, published on July 24, 2014, by EXHAUSTLESS, INC, titled as "AIRCRAFT THRUST, ASSEMBLY, AND METHODS" for the registration of patent.

BOEING SUBCONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES

July 29, 2014 ST. LOUIS, July 28 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation St. Louis Field Office issued the following press release:Jeffrey Lavelle, owner and operator of J. L. Manufacturing pled guilty t...

MILITARY Aircraft Skins Sought by Defense Logistics Agency

July 29, 2014 WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia, has issued a pre-solicitation notice (SPE4A7-14-R-2651) for aircraft skins. It was posted on July 25 with a response dat...

US Patent Issued to Bombardier on July 29 for "Slat configuration for fixed-wing aircraft" (Canadian Inventors)

July 29, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 29 -- United States Patent no. 8,789,798, issued on July 29, was assigned to Bombardier Inc. (Dorval, Quebec, Canada).

Greenert: China Moving Quickly to Modernize Navy

July 29, 2014 The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Press Service issued the following news:China's naval modernization program is moving at a rapid pace, the chief of U.S. naval operations said here yesterday.

ACTIVE, RESERVE AIRMEN TAKE OVER MAINTENANCE DUTIES ON C-145A

July 29, 2014 DUKE FIELD, Fla., July 28 -- The U.S. Air Force Reserve Command issued the following news release:Active duty and reserve Air Force maintainers took over responsibility for the upkeep and repairs of the 16 C-145As ass...

Hawaiian Airlines to acquire six new A330-800neo aircraft from Airbus

July 29, 2014 The order replaces Hawaiian Airline's existing order for six A350XWB-800 aircraft, which were due for delivery from 2017. Hawaiian Airline's overall capital commitments will decrease in absolute terms and will be push...

Airport seeks more staff as unscheduled flights climb

July 29, 2014 On July 19, a United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J., to Bogota, Colombia, diverted to Charleston International Airport because of medical issues with two passengers.It was the most recent in a rising number of unsc...

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