AIN Blogs

March 12, 2012 - 7:21am
Mark Huber

The Senate likely will take up a pair of amendments to the $52 billion federal highway bill (S.1813) beginning tomorrow that, if passed, would negatively affect the helicopter taxi and tour business nationwide.

March 5, 2012 - 3:57pm
Bill Carey

Major players in ATC are meeting in Amsterdam this week for ATC Global, which has long been considered the leading international event for the ATC community. This year’s conference and exhibition will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies and is expected to draw some 5,400 attendees.

March 5, 2012 - 9:46am
Jeff Burger
John F. Kennedy Jr.

Washington, D.C.–President Obama missed a major fundraising event yesterday due to cancellation of his JetBlue flight.

March 2, 2012 - 2:42pm
Paul Lowe
Rep. Jerry Costello

The leaders of the House aviation subcommittee have sent a letter to President Obama opposing his inclusion of a $100 aviation user fee in his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. It was signed by 195 members of the full House of Representatives.

While we’d like to think the current and future White House budget directors will finally get the message, don’t bet your farm on it. It’s often said that bad ideas never die in Washington.

March 1, 2012 - 9:15am
Nigel Moll

“Birdbrain…” It’s more an insult to our feathered brethren than to the human deemed short on intellect.

February 28, 2012 - 5:08pm
Gregory Polek
United Boeing 737

One has to wonder what all the conservative pundits who decry the Obama Administration’s supposed anti-business bias think about the President’s recent visit to Boeing in Everett, Wash., and his pledge to in effect use the ExIm Bank to support domestic sales of 737s. In the realm of civil aircraft

February 28, 2012 - 2:43pm
Matt Thurber

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best, but good luck getting politicians on board when the subject involves the emissions trading scheme (ETS), which was implemented by the European Union on January 1.

February 20, 2012 - 7:53pm
R. Randall Padfield

In an informal reader poll conducted on AINonline, readers chose Jack Pelton, the former CEO of Cessna Aircraft, by a margin of 46 percent (89 votes) to be the next FAA Administrator.

February 20, 2012 - 8:34am
Kirby J. Harrison
Trakkabeam A800

The average business aviation trade show is a world of gadgets. Hundreds of them. Some lesser, some greater. Some large, some small. Some serious, and at the same time downright amusing, depending on your perspective. Heli-Expo 2012, held earlier this month in Dallas, had its share of gadgets, and I use that term rather loosely, with a certain poetic license.

February 17, 2012 - 4:55pm
Curt Epstein
Avro Arrow

Next month marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of one of aviation’s great “might-have-beens.” The start of development of an aircraft that became a source of national pride. The start of an aircraft that could have been a world-beater. I’m referring to Canada’s mighty Avro CF-105 Arrow fighter. But an even more recent anniversary looms on Monday: the 53rd anniversary of its death.