Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en Podcast: Aviation Week's 2014 MRO Forecast http://aviationweek.com/mro/podcast-aviation-weeks-2014-mro-forecast <div class="node-body video-body">MRO Edition Chief Editor Lee Ann Tegtmeier and Brian Kough, director of forecasts and analysis for the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), discuss Aviation Week’s 2014 MRO Forecast in this week&rsquo;s podcast.</div> <div class="field-byline"> Brian Kough </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/mro/podcast-aviation-weeks-2014-mro-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/mro/podcast-aviation-weeks-2014-mro-forecast#comments Multimedia MRO Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:25:00 +0000 1195951 at http://aviationweek.com Data Watch: On Time Performance by Arrivals - July http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-time-performance-arrivals-july <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_10_02_2014_dataw.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_10_02_2014_dataw.pdf</a></div> <div> Data Watch: On Time Performance by Arrivals - July</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Year Ontime Arrivals Ontime (%) Arrival Delays</div> <div> 2011 425,962 77.84% 110,478</div> <div> 2012 414,377 76.01% 121,396</div> <div> 2013 417,698 73.07% 142,559</div> <div> 2014 393,852 75.61% 117,151</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> To view the chart entitled: Data Watch: On Time Performance by Arri</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-time-performance-arrivals-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-time-performance-arrivals-july#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Data Watch North America Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:04:00 +0000 1196781 at http://aviationweek.com JAXA Sets Nov. 30 For Hayabusa 2 Launch http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jaxa-sets-nov-30-hayabusa-2-launch-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>HOUSTON &mdash;</strong> Japan&rsquo;s Hayabusa 2 mission, a second effort by the Asian space power to gather samples from a near-Earth asteroid, is scheduled for a Nov. 30 launch at 1:24 p.m. Japan Standard Time atop an H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Sept. 30.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jaxa-sets-nov-30-hayabusa-2-launch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jaxa-sets-nov-30-hayabusa-2-launch-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Asia Pacific Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196251 at http://aviationweek.com IG Faults U.S. Army For Poor Spare Parts Planning http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ig-faults-us-army-poor-spare-parts-planning <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. Army Life Cycle Management Command failed to provide the Defense Logistics Agency with reliable forecasts of spare parts needed to support planned depot maintenance projects, a recent Pentagon Inspector General (IG) report says.</p> <p>Army depots did not order $142.7 million of the $226.4 million in parts forecast for fiscal 2013, the IG reports. For other parts, depot requirements exceeded forecasts by $83.7 million.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ig-faults-us-army-poor-spare-parts-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ig-faults-us-army-poor-spare-parts-planning#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Funding & Policy North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196241 at http://aviationweek.com Honeywell Licenses Production Of Talin Navigation System In India http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/honeywell-licenses-production-talin-navigation-system-india <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>NEW DELHI &mdash;</strong> Honeywell Aerospace will allow Tata Power&rsquo;s Strategic Engineering Division (SED) to produce the Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (Talin) system in India.</p> <p>Talin helps provide navigation for combat vehicles, sensor platforms, towed and self-propelled weapons, survey applications, main battle tanks, and mining equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/honeywell-licenses-production-talin-navigation-system-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/honeywell-licenses-production-talin-navigation-system-india#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Asia Pacific North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196231 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy Still Seeks Help For Carrier Sub Funding http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-navy-still-seeks-help-carrier-sub-funding-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It remains a rather simple equation: if the U.S. wants its aircraft carriers and nuclear-missile-armed submarines, then the nation is going to have to pay for the vessels, which remain the most complex and expensive in the fleet.</p> <p>They also remain the most controversial &ndash; with national debate ongoing about just how many carriers the U.S. needs and how important retaining the so-called &ldquo;nuclear triad&rdquo; of submarines, ICBMs and nuclear bombers is to national survival.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-navy-still-seeks-help-carrier-sub-funding-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-navy-still-seeks-help-carrier-sub-funding-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Operations North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196221 at http://aviationweek.com Aurora’s Orion UAV On Track For 120-Hr. Endurance Demo http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aurora-s-orion-uav-track-120-hr-endurance-demo-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With a design goal of staying aloft for five days, the U.S. Air Force&rsquo;s Orion medium-altitude, ultra-long-endurance unmanned aircraft demonstrator has completed its second phase of flight tests.</p> <p>Developed by Aurora Flight Sciences and first flown in August 2013, the twin-engined Orion has so far accumulated 46 hr. of flying in 13 flights &ndash; the longest of them lasting 16 hr., according to the Air Force program office.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aurora-s-orion-uav-track-120-hr-endurance-demo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aurora-s-orion-uav-track-120-hr-endurance-demo-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Technology North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196211 at http://aviationweek.com Thales Charged With Phased Array Radar Design http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/thales-charged-phased-array-radar-design-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>LONDON &mdash;</strong> Thales has been awarded a technology study contract by the French defense procurement agency (DGA) that could result in the development of new radars for the Dassault Rafale fighter and unmanned combat aircraft.&nbsp;</p> <p>The four-year, &euro;89 million ($112 million) deal, signed on Sept. 30, will see Thales investigate a number of phased array radar technologies including modular processors and multi-function panel devices that the company says could be used in future generations of the Rafale and unmanned combat air vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/thales-charged-phased-array-radar-design-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/thales-charged-phased-array-radar-design-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Europe Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196201 at http://aviationweek.com Sierra Nevada Turns To International Market For Dream Chaser http://aviationweek.com/space/sierra-nevada-turns-international-market-dream-chaser <div class="node-body article-body"> Sierra Nevada is taking advantage of the 65th International Astronautical Congress to push its Dream Chaser lifting-body spaceplane to offshore customers, now that NASA has rejected its bid to fly crews to the International Space Station.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/sierra-nevada-turns-international-market-dream-chaser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/sierra-nevada-turns-international-market-dream-chaser#comments Space Programs North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196191 at http://aviationweek.com New MH-47Gs Could Lead To Common Army Chinook Fleet http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-mh-47gs-could-lead-common-army-chinook-fleet-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>RIDLEY PARK, Pennsylvania &mdash;</strong> U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command is seeking greater commonality with the regular Army as it receives its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook.</p> <p>The first of eight new MH-47Gs was handed over ahead of schedule on Sept. 29 at Boeing&rsquo;s helicopter plant near Philadelphia. The aircraft is the first-ever new-build MH-47 and the first with a machined airframe.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-mh-47gs-could-lead-common-army-chinook-fleet-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-mh-47gs-could-lead-common-army-chinook-fleet-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196181 at http://aviationweek.com Astronauts Install RapidScat Outside ISS Columbus Module http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/astronauts-install-rapidscat-outside-iss-columbus-module-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>NASA&rsquo;s RapidScat </strong>scatterometer, delivered to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX&rsquo;s fourth Dragon resupply mission last week, was removed from the cargo capsule Sept. 30 and installed outside the orbiting lab&rsquo;s Columbus module by ground controllers using Canada&rsquo;s robot arm and Dextre manipulator.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/astronauts-install-rapidscat-outside-iss-columbus-module-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/astronauts-install-rapidscat-outside-iss-columbus-module-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN In Brief Europe North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196171 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing Moves AWACS, AEW Work Out Of Washington State http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/boeing-moves-awacs-aew-work-out-washington-state-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>LOS ANGELES &mdash; </strong><strong>As part of ongoing moves to streamline its defense and space business, Boeing is relocating the majority of its service and support-related work from Washington State to Oklahoma City and St. Louis.</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/boeing-moves-awacs-aew-work-out-washington-state-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/boeing-moves-awacs-aew-work-out-washington-state-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196161 at http://aviationweek.com SpeedNews Defense http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-11 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>ESTERLINE CORPORATION</strong> agreed to acquire the aerospace/defense display business of <strong>BARCO,</strong> Belgium for &euro;150m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>MARSHALL AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE GROUP CANADA</strong> was selected by Cascade Aerospace as engineering subcontractor for Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC130 Avionics Optimized Weapons System Management (AVS OWSM) program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-11#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN SpeedNews Defense North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196151 at http://aviationweek.com International Space Station Research and Occupancy Rates http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/international-space-station-research-and-occupancy-rates <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/asd_10_01_2014_nasa77.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/asd_10_01_2014_nasa77.pdf</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/international-space-station-research-and-occupancy-rates#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Forecasts/Industry Data chart North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 1196041 at http://aviationweek.com Allegiant’s Levy resigns as president and COO http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/allegiant-s-levy-resigns-president-and-coo <div class="node-body article-body">Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. announced that president and COO Andrew Levy has resigned from his executive positions with the company and will step down from the Allegiant board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/allegiant-s-levy-resigns-president-and-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/allegiant-s-levy-resigns-president-and-coo#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Commercial Aviation Top Stories North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:14:00 +0000 1196771 at http://aviationweek.com Allegiant Blackpool Airport Facing Closure http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/blackpool-airport-facing-closure-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>LONDON &mdash;</strong> Blackpool International Airport has announced that commercial flights could end by the middle of next month if a buyer is not found for the loss-making facility.</p> <p>Airport owner, the U.K. infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty, announced on Sept. 29 that airport operations would end on Oct. 15 if no buyer is found before Oct. 7.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/blackpool-airport-facing-closure-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/blackpool-airport-facing-closure-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airports AWIN Europe Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196131 at http://aviationweek.com Eyeing China, ST Engineering Boosts Xiamen CFM56 JV Investment http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/eyeing-china-st-engineering-boosts-xiamen-cfm56-jv-investment-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Citing rising demand for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work in China, Singapore Technologies Engineering (STE) will invest some SG$26 million (U.S.$20.8 million) into its CFM56-7B engine maintenance joint venture (JV), Xiamen-based ST Aerospace Technologies (Xiamen) Company Limited (Statco).</p> <p>STE parent Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. (STA) calls the move &ldquo;additional funding [to] support business growth. It will see STA&rsquo;s engines division boost its total investment in Statco to $41.6 million.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/eyeing-china-st-engineering-boosts-xiamen-cfm56-jv-investment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/eyeing-china-st-engineering-boosts-xiamen-cfm56-jv-investment-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN MRO Asia Pacific Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196121 at http://aviationweek.com Analysts Question Virgin America’s Growth Strategy http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/analysts-question-virgin-america-s-growth-strategy-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Virgin America is expected to launch an initial public offering (IPO) soon, but several analysts have said they are skeptical the airline can record the profits that Wall Street will demand, especially since it has made money in only one of its seven years.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/analysts-question-virgin-america-s-growth-strategy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/analysts-question-virgin-america-s-growth-strategy-0#comments AWIN ONLY Analysis AWIN North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196111 at http://aviationweek.com Qantas Engineers Expected To Accept Wage-Freeze Deal http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/qantas-engineers-expected-accept-wage-freeze-deal-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Qantas may take another step toward its cost-cutting targets soon, as a key labor group prepares to vote on a new contract that includes a pay freeze.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) has reached a tentative deal with Qantas over the contract proposal and will put it to ballot next week. Voting will occur over the following 10 days. Union leaders believe engineers are likely to approve the four-year deal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/qantas-engineers-expected-accept-wage-freeze-deal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/qantas-engineers-expected-accept-wage-freeze-deal-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Asia Pacific Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196101 at http://aviationweek.com EASA Certifies Airbus A350-900 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/easa-certifies-airbus-a350-900 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued type certification for the Airbus A350-900, clearing the way for first delivery of the aircraft in the coming weeks.</p> <p>&ldquo;We dealt with a very mature aircraft,&rdquo; EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky stated on Tuesday. &ldquo;Airbus and EASA have learnt from experience and have established pragmatic working methods which have proved to be the recipe for a successful type certification and the way forward for future certification programs.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/easa-certifies-airbus-a350-900" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/easa-certifies-airbus-a350-900#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Europe Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196091 at http://aviationweek.com Cargolux Pilots Protest Cargolux Italia Expansion http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cargolux-pilots-protest-cargolux-italia-expansion-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The LCGB union has called on Cargolux pilots to work to rule in protest against plans to add a second aircraft to subsidiary carrier Cargolux Italia.</p> <p>LCGB had told its members to &ldquo;strictly follow the exact terms of their collective work agreement (CWA),&rdquo; effective midnight Sept. 26.&nbsp;</p> <p>The union said its members have previously been flexible, regularly volunteering to fly on their days off and work beyond the hours delineated within the CWA. The union warned the action is likely to cause network disruption and considerable delays.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cargolux-pilots-protest-cargolux-italia-expansion-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Cargo Europe Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196081 at http://aviationweek.com Chicago Traffic Flow Improving, FAA Says http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chicago-traffic-flow-improving-faa-says <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><b>Five days </b>into the Chicago en-route center closure, Chicago&rsquo;s airports are slowly ramping up capacity. O&rsquo;Hare Monday handled 80% of last Monday&rsquo;s operations while Midway handled 90%. Tuesday&rsquo;s figures as of noon EDT were about 85% for both airports, the agency said. Work on replacing the center&rsquo;s damaged equipment began Monday, FAA said.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chicago-traffic-flow-improving-faa-says#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Intelligence North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196071 at http://aviationweek.com Frontier Adds More Large-Hub Routes, Considers A321s http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/frontier-adds-more-large-hub-routes-considers-a321s-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Frontier Airlines, continuing its move into large hub airports, revealed a significant network expansion on Tuesday that increases its operations at Philadelphia, Miami and Chicago O&rsquo;Hare and confirmed it is considering adding Airbus A321s to its fleet.</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/frontier-adds-more-large-hub-routes-considers-a321s-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/frontier-adds-more-large-hub-routes-considers-a321s-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196061 at http://aviationweek.com Germany May Reduce Air Berlin-Etihad Codesharing http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/germany-may-reduce-air-berlin-etihad-codesharing <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a move that would be a major blow to the carriers&rsquo; growing ties, German civil aviation authority Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA) has told Air Berlin and Etihad Airways that it will no longer authorize a large number of codesharing flights operated by the two airlines.</p> <p>German officials would not comment, but industry sources said that LBA will no longer grant its approval for codesharing on routes&mdash;including Abu Dhabi-Berlin&mdash;not covered in the bilateral between Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/germany-may-reduce-air-berlin-etihad-codesharing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/germany-may-reduce-air-berlin-etihad-codesharing#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Europe Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196051 at http://aviationweek.com U.S Airline Employment June 2014 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airline-employment-june-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_10_01_2014_cht1.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_10_01_2014_cht1.pdf</a></p> <p>U.S Airline Employment June 2014</p> <p>Change from Previous Year in Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-time Equivalent Employees* by Airline Group</p> <p>Most recent 13 months - percent change compared to same month the previous year</p> <p>Month Network Airlines Low-Cost Airlines Regional Airlines All Passenger Airlines**</p> <p>Jun 2012 - Jun 2013 -2.8 -0.6 -4.4 -2.4</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airline-employment-june-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-airline-employment-june-2014#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Forecasts/Industry Data chart North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196031 at http://aviationweek.com Data Watch: U.S. Airline Employment — Change from Previous Year in Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-time Equivalent http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airline-employment-change-previous-year-scheduled-passenger-airline-full-tim <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_10_01_2014_dataw.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_10_01_2014_dataw.pdf</a></p> <p>Data Watch: U.S Airline Employment : Change from Previous Year in Scheduled Passenger Airline Full-time Equivalent Employees* by Airline Group</p> <p>Percent change compared to same month the previous year</p> <p>Month Network Airlines Low-Cost Airlines Regional Airlines All Passenger Airlines**</p> <p>Mar 2013 - Mar 2014 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.8</p> <p>Apr 2013 - Apr 2014 0.4 1.5 2.3 1</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airline-employment-change-previous-year-scheduled-passenger-airline-full-tim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-us-airline-employment-change-previous-year-scheduled-passenger-airline-full-tim#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Data Watch chart North America Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:00 +0000 1196021 at http://aviationweek.com Temporary Abuse http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/temporary-abuse <div class="field-deck"> Tactical or theatrical, it’s problematic </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>OK, everybody, listen up. On Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 5:45 and then again from 9:15 that night until about midnight Saturday you&rsquo;re to stay put. There&rsquo;s someone more important than you coming to visit, and we don&rsquo;t want you in the way causing trouble. Got it?</em></p> <p>Welcome to America, 2014.</p> <p>That directive was issued for Labor Day weekend and involved residents of and would-be visitors of lesser stature to an out-of-the-way place known as New York City. It was delivered by the FAA in the form of a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/temporary-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/temporary-abuse#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Viewpoint photograph Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0000 1189061 at http://aviationweek.com Countering Complacency http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/countering-complacency <div class="field-byline"> James Albrightt </div> <div class="field-deck"> The last front on the war against pilot error </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What is the most-complex system on your aircraft? Which system is the most error-prone? If you are flying an airplane built in the last 40 years or so, chances are the answer to both questions is the same: the pilot.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/countering-complacency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/countering-complacency#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Safety photograph Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0000 1188991 at http://aviationweek.com Instructions for Continued Airworthiness http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/instructions-continued-airworthiness <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are times when you may be forced into a situation where you need to repair a part, but the manufacturer might no longer be in business or support the thing that needs fixing. In such cases, you can develop your own repairs, using acceptable data and good shop practices, but you will need to get approval. To learn how to do this, see FAA Order 8110.54a &mdash; Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Responsibilities, Requirements and Contents.<br /> Go to <a href="http://www.faa.gov"><strong>www.faa.gov </strong></a>and search for 8110.54a.</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/instructions-continued-airworthiness#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN DOM Notebook photograph Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0000 1188971 at http://aviationweek.com In-House DIY http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/house-diy <div class="field-deck"> Repairing things is becoming a lost art; how much capability do you need? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One common trait among maintainers is a strong curiosity about how things work. Many of us were inquisitive children who would take apart just about anything our hands could hold. Nothing mechanical could escape our exploration. With more practice, we put them back together without our parent&rsquo;s knowledge. The ability to understand how things work and how to repair them creates a unique kind of satisfaction that the unknowing masses can never really appreciate. It becomes a part of our makeup, rather than just something that we do.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/house-diy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/house-diy#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN DOM Notebook photograph Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0000 1188961 at http://aviationweek.com