Political geography

May 5, 2008 - 6:39am

The FAA has installed nearly 30 Webcams in Alaskan mountain passes, rocky coasts and remote villages to supplement the agency’s aviation weather reports. Each of
the sites includes the direction being viewed plus a “loop” feature that permits a nearly 360-degree view. Images can be viewed at http://akweathercams.faa.gov.

April 30, 2008 - 9:13am

The families of nine people killed in a February 2004 Super King Air crash cannot sue the manufacturer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District has ruled. The court upheld a lower court’s decision, which stated that the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 precluded the lawsuit. The act states that manufacturers cannot be held liable if the aircraft is more than 18 years old. The King Air in question was built in 1980.

April 2, 2008 - 10:41am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200, Huambo, Angola, Jan. 19, 2008–Thirteen people, including the pilot and copilot, were killed when the Gira-globo charter flight crashed in the mountains on an IMC approach to Huambo Aerodrome. The Angola Department of Civil Aviation is investigating the accident with the help of an NTSB representative.

April 2, 2008 - 9:49am

Past returns may not be proof of future growth, but Texas Aviation Services of Fort Worth, coming off record revenues in 2007, is betting on continued demand for its helicopter interior completion and refurbishment services.

March 28, 2008 - 11:15am

Investors from the United Arab Emirates are trying to purchase a majority share of financially troubled would-be jet manufacturer Sino Swearingen Aircraft, according to a news report published by Taiwan’s Central News Agency. However, the buyout plan might be subject to Taiwanese government approval following a planned presentation

February 21, 2008 - 5:00am
...

The MiG company denied a Russian newspaper report that Algeria wants to return 15 MiG-29 fighters that were supplied in late 2006. Algeria halted deliveries of a further planned 21 aircraft, the report said. The matter was expected to be discussed in a meeting between the Algerian and Russian presidents in Moscow this week. The deal to supply the jets was sealed in March 2006 as part of a debt-cancellation plan.

February 19, 2008 - 10:00am

Despite the beginning of the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, the close timeframe to this week’s Singapore Air Show and record low temperatures, the third Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held last Thursday in Hong Kong, drew 1,131 people, 29 exhibitors and 14 aircraft on static display, say the organizers.

February 18, 2008 - 10:58pm

This year’s Olympic Games in Beijing could provide the catalyst for Chinese authorities to adopt a more user-friendly attitude toward business aviation, according to Judith Moreton, managing director of Bombardier’s Skyjet International block charter program.

February 11, 2008 - 12:06pm

Two years ago EADS decided to tap Singapore’s strengths in science and technology by shifting part of its research and development effort here. Today, its investment in the Singapore Research and Technology Center (SRTC) appears to be reaping dividends, and the facility is now conducting work in four scientific areas, having reached a staff of 15 and an annual budget of approximately $1.7 million.

February 11, 2008 - 11:12am

Singapore concluded bilateral “Open Skies” agreements (OSAs) with Denmark, Sweden and Norway late last month. The new deals will allow Singaporean air carriers to fly between Singapore and any destination in Scandinavia, via and beyond to any third country without any restrictions in terms of passenger capacity, service frequency or aircraft type. In return, Scandinavian airlines now enjoy the same rights into and through Singapore.

 
X