AINalerts » August 31, 2010

August 31, 2010 - 1:04pm

NBAA announced yesterday that Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will be featured as a keynote speaker for the opening general session on October 19 at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta. Further, Perdue will be recognized with the association's 2010 American Spirit Award.

August 31, 2010 - 12:59pm

The FAA, EASA and Transport Canada approved Goodrich's rotor-blade ice-protection system (Rips) for the AgustaWestland AW139 medium twin, the Charlotte, N.C.-based aircraft systems supplier announced yesterday. Rips is a key part of the full ice-protection system and bestows all-weather capability on the AW139, making it the first helicopter in its category certified for flight into known-icing conditions.

August 31, 2010 - 12:57pm

Bird strikes are as old as aviation itself, with the Wright brothers reporting the first such hit during an early test flight. Today, aircraft bird strikes are relatively common, but thankfully rarely fatal. However, they do routinely result in costly aircraft damage.

August 31, 2010 - 12:54pm

An alert radar controller monitoring traffic at Shannon air traffic services is credited with helping to prevent a Gulfstream IV-SP from crashing into the ground near Killarney, Ireland, last July. According to a UK incident report released yesterday, the Gulfstream crew requested a return back to Kerry Airport after a fracture formed on the left-hand windshield shortly after takeoff.

August 31, 2010 - 10:36am

After landing at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport on August 28, King Schools owners John and Martha King were puzzled when ATC insisted that they taxi to a remote corner of the airport. Four waiting police cars disgorged officers who held the Kings at gunpoint, asked them to exit the airplane, handcuffed them and placed John and Martha in separate police cars. “This is a risky, lethal situation,” King told AIN.


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