AIN Blogs

January 20, 2012 - 1:01pm
David A. Lombardo

I recently attended the SHOT Show (shooting, hunting and outdoor trades) in Las Vegas. It is the world’s largest gathering of shooters, hunters, law enforcement, military special operations and other shooting-related industries. This year’s show attracted more than 1,600 exhibitors and 60,000 people from all over the world.

January 19, 2012 - 11:01pm
Matt Thurber
Electronic Arts depiction of a Bell AH-1Z

Aw, c’mon, Textron. Seriously?

You don’t want Electronic Arts (EA) to use depictions of some of your rotorcraft in the video game Battlefield 3? You’re claiming that EA’s use of images of the AH-1Z, UH-1Y and V-22 infringe on your trademark and dress right?

January 17, 2012 - 1:05pm
Gregory Polek
Pilot sleeping

It took quite a while, but the FAA finally did the right thing—to a point—when it announced that it would give passenger-carrying airlines two years to institute new flight/duty time rules.

January 13, 2012 - 1:07pm
R. Randall Padfield

A total of 8,904 signatures on the petition, “Take User Fees Off the Table,” apparently were not enough to change the mind of President Obama. Today the White House issued its response, which only serves to reiterate his position:

January 10, 2012 - 11:18pm
Bill Carey
President Obama announces defense strategy January 5 at the Pentagon.

More than the usual number of reporters descended on the Pentagon January 5, hopeful of learning how, specifically, the Department of Defense will cull billions of dollars from its budget over the next decade. Would the troubled F-35 program be further restructured or reduced? Would the V-22 get clipped?

January 9, 2012 - 1:26pm
John Goglia

After four decades in aviation, having seen the best–and worst–of the industry, I am still moved by some of the unheralded work of the folks who work in and around aviation. While the heroes of flight (yes, Sully, you are one of them) do get the recognition they justly deserve, there are others in all kinds of occupations who do amazing work for little, if any, public recognition.

January 9, 2012 - 11:45am
Jeff Burger
Suze Orman

In my last blog post, I covered five of the most memorable moments from interviews I’ve conducted over the years for Business Jet Traveler. Here are another five. Just click on the names to read the full articles on Pascucci, Trump and Orman.

January 3, 2012 - 7:59pm
R. Randall Padfield

Aviation novels and novelists are rare.  Even more rare are aviation novelists who are also corporate pilots and fighter pilots.

January 2, 2012 - 9:27am
Paul Lowe

The Transportation Security Administration may finally be getting it. In November, the agency announced it is resuscitating the long-dormant Aviation Security Advisory Committee (Asac) and the Obama Administration said that the business aviation community will continue to have a seat at the table.

December 20, 2011 - 12:59pm
Bill Carey
Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta

Bedeviled by political gamesmanship and misfortune, it’s a wonder the FAA gets anything done—never mind accomplishing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). With the latest transition in FAA leadership, we’ve come full circle to the situation that prevailed when President George W. Bush left office three years ago, with an interim administrator and no reauthorization.

 
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