Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a new program that will allow transition from aviation enthusiast to regional airline pilot in less than a year. The accelerated First Officer Flight Training Program is designed as a 10- to 12-month course which provides 550 hr of total flight experience and advanced simulator flight time, preparing the candidate for a position as a first officer on a domestic regional airline.
Aviation International News » August 2002
The U.S. House of Representatives, in passing H.R. 3479 The National Aviation Capacity Expansion Act of 2002, has taken a step toward preserving Chicago’s Meigs Field until 2006, with additional provision for maintaining the airport until 2026. “This act recognizes the critical importance of the general aviation airports to the nation’s air transportation system,” noted NBAA president Jack Olcott in response to the bill’s passage.
With more than 90 percent of the wreckage recovered, the UK’s Department for Transport’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released preliminary observations into the July 16 North Sea crash of a Bristow Helicopters S-76A+. Items recovered revealed separation of one of the four rotor blades about six feet from the blade root and a fractured gearbox casing.
As a district court in Weilheim, Germany, opened insolvency proceedings against Fairchild Dornier on July 1, the fate of the Bavarian regional jet builder hung on the fading hope that a large established aerospace company might come to its rescue.
Honeywell’s patent infringement lawsuit against the makers of terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS), filed on May 10 in U.S. District Court in Delaware, has stirred a hornet’s nest of criticism by top executives from companies named in the suit.
At last month’s Farnborough Air Show, Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed plans for two Learjet 45 follow-on models.
Under a bowl of scorching blue New Mexico sky, Eclipse Aviation rolled out the first Eclipse 500 at its Albuquerque facility on July 13–one big step toward confounding the skeptics who insist the startup company will never be able to deliver a certified six-seat twinjet at the promised price of $837,500. The next step will be first flight, possibly before you hold this magazine in your hands.
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