Aviation International News » May 2010

May 10, 2010 - 6:03am
Anthony Ray in Afghanistan ...

Anthony Ray: 

Major, Tactical Psychological Operations Company, U.S. Army Reserves Integrated Production Team Manager, Gulfstream Aerospace

I am a 1993 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Army just runs in my blood; I come from a patriotic family, and I knew at a young age I would serve in the military in some capacity,” Anthony Ray told AIN. 

May 10, 2010 - 5:53am

The recently passed Senate FAA reauthorization bill eliminates the so-called fuel fraud tax that has been causing major annoyance and expense for U.S. FBOs, according to the National Air Transportation Association. The bill does increase fuel taxes to 36 cents from 22 cents per gallon.

May 10, 2010 - 5:51am

The FAA issued a safety alert for operators (Safo 01001) warning operators of aircraft with unpowered elevator controls that control forces may increase after application of Type II or IV anti-icing fluids. The Safo is the result of reports to the FAA of rejected takeoffs due to above-normal control pressure needed to achieve rotation. These rejected takeoffs were initiated at speeds above Vr or V1, according to the FAA.

May 10, 2010 - 5:47am

Lehigh Valley Aviation Services, based at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., has renewed its branding agreement with Avfuel. In addition to providing FBO services, including Avfuel contract fuel and Avtrip rewards, Lehigh Valley Aviation is a charter operator and maintenance provider. U.S.

May 10, 2010 - 5:42am

UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky has received a £10 million ($15 million) injection of fresh capital from its private shareholders. The company will use the money to fund an ambitious expansion of its FBO and aircraft maintenance activities across Europe and intends to announce these plans later this month.

May 10, 2010 - 5:39am

A lawsuit recently filed involving a charter operator versus the Massachusetts airport at which it is based could set a precedent regarding what constitutes an ATC clearance.

May 10, 2010 - 5:38am

College majors and career opportunities don’t always match up. Students have always majored in subjects that have few job prospects. Take philosophy, for example. Every year students major in philosophy, yet I can’t recall ever seeing a help wanted ad for a philosopher.

May 7, 2010 - 8:24am

With its recent certification as a Venezuelan repair station, Boca Raton-based Reliable Jet Center is adding another maintenance facility in South Florida.

May 7, 2010 - 7:43am

Leadership and management skills are crucial in today’s maintenance sector, and speakers at this year’s NBAA Maintenance Management Conference (MMC) underscored that point. 

May 7, 2010 - 7:41am

Satcom Direct has received FAA certification for its newly developed Inmarsat Satellite Communications Training Course to count toward requirements for Inspection Authorization renewal.