Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en MEBA 2014 To Attract Record Number Of Exhibitors, But Reasons For Concern Remain http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/meba-2014-attract-record-number-exhibitors-reasons-concern-remain <div class="field-byline"> Heinrich Grossbongardt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Earlier forecasts for business aviation in the Middle East may have been overly optimistic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the biennial Middle East Business Aviation Show opens on Dec. 8, it is expected to set new records in almost every respect. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/meba-2014-attract-record-number-exhibitors-reasons-concern-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/meba-2014-attract-record-number-exhibitors-reasons-concern-remain#comments Business Aviation Business Aviation Middle East Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1225151 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The Global 5000 is a key part of Bombardier&rsquo;s product offering to Middle Eastern customers,&nbsp;given its size and range.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Bombardier Upcoming Events http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-128 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dec. 4-5</strong>&mdash;2014 ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar, Washington, D.C., <a href="http://aci-na.org/event/3222" title="http://aci-na.org/event/3222">http://aci-na.org/event/3222</a></p> <p><strong>Dec. 8-10</strong>&mdash;MEBA, Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE, <a href="http://www.meba.aero" title="www.meba.aero">www.meba.aero</a></p> <p><strong>Dec. 9</strong>&mdash;Positioning The U.S. Airline Industry For Success, Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C., <a href="http://thefutureofaviation.alpa.org " title="http://thefutureofaviation.alpa.org ">http://thefutureofaviation.alpa.org </a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-128" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-128#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Calendar of Events Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227321 at http://aviationweek.com PATTI SULLIVAN http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/patti-sullivan <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>PATTI SULLIVAN</strong> was named vice president of management sales and client services for <strong>Executive Jet Management</strong>.&nbsp; Sullivan will be based in Boston and focus on the Northeast states.&nbsp; She has more than 20 years of corporate aviation finance experience, beginning with Key Bank&rsquo;s aircraft finance group.&nbsp; She also has served as an aviation finance specialist at Textron Financial Corporation, DaimlerChrysler Capital and Aviation Resource Group International.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/patti-sullivan#comments AWIN ONLY Appointments AWIN Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227311 at http://aviationweek.com MICHAEL STOLARZ http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/michael-stolarz <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>DAVE RICHTER</strong> was appointed vice president of management sales and client services for <strong>Executive Jet Management</strong>, Richter is joining EJM from a large aircraft brokerage firm, where he managed aircraft sales and acquisitions in the Northeast. &nbsp; He previously worked for the CitationAir division of Cessna Aircraft and has served with Smith Barney and Magnum Portfolio Management. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/michael-stolarz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/michael-stolarz#comments AWIN ONLY Appointments AWIN Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227301 at http://aviationweek.com DAVE RICHTER http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/dave-richter <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>DAVE RICHTER</strong> was appointed vice president of management sales and client services for <strong>Executive Jet Management</strong>, Richter is joining EJM from a large aircraft brokerage firm, where he managed aircraft sales and acquisitions in the Northeast. &nbsp; He previously worked for the CitationAir division of Cessna Aircraft and has served with Smith Barney and Magnum Portfolio Management. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/dave-richter#comments AWIN ONLY Appointments AWIN Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227281 at http://aviationweek.com NORAH LENARDIC http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/norah-lenardic <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>NORAH LENARDIC</strong> was named vice president of management sales and client services for <strong>Executive Jet Management</strong>.&nbsp; Based in Chicago, Lenardic will oversee the Midwest territory. She brings 25 years of Part 91 and 135 experience to her new role, including helping launch and manage corporate shuttles, working with patient transfer and organ procurement programs, facilitating aircraft acquisition, obtaining commuter authority and managing operations.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/norah-lenardic#comments AWIN ONLY Appointments AWIN Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227271 at http://aviationweek.com BRIAN GOODSITE http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/brian-goodsite <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>BRIAN GOODSITE</strong> was promoted to manager of <strong>FlightSafety International&rsquo;s</strong> Cessna aircraft maintenance training center in Wichita, Kansas. Goodsite joined FlightSafety in 2005 as an instructor and later became supervisor of maintenance training. He most recently was regional director of regulatory affairs for maintenance training, managing the regulatory approval process for the company&rsquo; training programs and overseeing quality and compliance.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/brian-goodsite#comments AWIN ONLY Appointments AWIN Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227261 at http://aviationweek.com AGUSTAWESTLAND http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/agustawestland <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>AGUSTAWESTLAND</strong> Model AB139 and AW139 [Docket No. FAA-2014-0971; Directorate Identifier 2014-SW-055-AD; Amendment 39-18035; AD 2014-24-02] &ndash; supersedes AD 2014-07-51 for Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters with certain main rotor (M/R) rotating scissors installed. AD 2014-07-51 required repetitively inspecting the M/R rotating scissors for play of the lower half scissor spherical bearing and removing the bearing if there was play beyond allowable limits. AD 2014-07-51 also required removing all affected bearings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/agustawestland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/agustawestland#comments AWIN ONLY Airworthiness Directives AWIN Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227251 at http://aviationweek.com ExcelAire Expands Gulfstream Fleet http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/excelaire-expands-gulfstream-fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>ExcelAire </strong>added another Gulfstream to its growing charter fleet, this one being a GIV-SP that can seat 18 passengers. Based at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in New York, ExcelAire operates a range of light, medium, supermid and heavy jets. It is the anchor charter and management company for Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, which is a growing chain of fixed-base operations.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/excelaire-expands-gulfstream-fleet#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227241 at http://aviationweek.com Argus Adds To List Of Certified Charter Brokers http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/argus-adds-list-certified-charter-brokers <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Argus</strong> added Transplant Transportation Services, Inc. to its initial list of certified brokers. Argus&rsquo; certified charter broker program rolled out earlier this year, The broker completed the evaluation process to win certification. Argus awarded its first rating in October to Apollo Jets, followed by Stratos Jets in November. Transplant Transportation Services is the first medical program to achieve the rating. Based in Petaluma, California, the broker specializes in transportation for organ transplant teams.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/argus-adds-list-certified-charter-brokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/argus-adds-list-certified-charter-brokers#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227231 at http://aviationweek.com Winner Aviation Becomes Newest Avfuel Dealer http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/winner-aviation-becomes-newest-avfuel-dealer <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Fixed-base operator Winner Aviation</strong> is expanding its offerings by joining the Avfuel Corp. dealer network.&nbsp; As a result, Avfuel-branded programs&mdash;including Avtrip rewards and jet fuel-savings program Avfuel Contract Fuel&mdash;will be made available at Winner&rsquo;s Ohio base at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Winner this is incorporating Avfuel&rsquo;s training and systems. To celebrate the partnership, Winner Aviation will offer triple Avtrip points on qualifying services through year-end.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/winner-aviation-becomes-newest-avfuel-dealer#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227221 at http://aviationweek.com Astronics Unveils New EVS http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/astronics-unveils-new-evs <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Stevens Aviation </strong>is joining with LoPresti Aviation to offer high-intensity discharge (HID) landing lights to Stevens customers who operate King Airs, Beechjets, Learjets, Citations, Gulfstreams and other aircraft.&nbsp; The HID &ldquo;BoomBeam&rdquo; provides 500% more light and has a five-year, 5,000-hr. warranty. The lighting systems are engineered specifically for each aircraft type and carry a Supplemental Type Certificate and Part Manufacturing Approval.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/astronics-unveils-new-evs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/astronics-unveils-new-evs#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227211 at http://aviationweek.com Stevens Teams With LoPresti On Landing Lights http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/stevens-teams-lopresti-landing-lights <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Stevens Aviation </strong>is joining with LoPresti Aviation to offer high-intensity discharge (HID) landing lights to Stevens customers who operate King Airs, Beechjets, Learjets, Citations, Gulfstreams and other aircraft.&nbsp; The HID &ldquo;BoomBeam&rdquo; provides 500% more light and has a five-year, 5,000-hr. warranty. The lighting systems are engineered specifically for each aircraft type and carry a Supplemental Type Certificate and Part Manufacturing Approval.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/stevens-teams-lopresti-landing-lights#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227201 at http://aviationweek.com Satcom To Provide SmartSky’s New 4G Wireless Service http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/satcom-provide-smartsky-s-new-4g-wireless-service <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Paradise USA</strong>, a Brazil-based light-sport aircraft manufacturer, is leasing a 5,000-sq.-ft. hangar at Florida&rsquo;s Sebring Regional Airport (SRA) in order to manufacture and distribute its new P1-NG aircraft. The P1-NG is the follow-on to Paradise&rsquo;s P1, with an added cargo door as well as modifications to improve speed and create more space. The aircraft incorporates a NASA-designed wing for enhanced stability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/satcom-provide-smartsky-s-new-4g-wireless-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/satcom-provide-smartsky-s-new-4g-wireless-service#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227191 at http://aviationweek.com Paradise To Build LSA In U.S. http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/paradise-build-lsa-us <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Paradise USA</strong>, a Brazil-based light-sport aircraft manufacturer, is leasing a 5,000-sq.-ft. hangar at Florida&rsquo;s Sebring Regional Airport (SRA) in order to manufacture and distribute its new P1-NG aircraft. The P1-NG is the follow-on to Paradise&rsquo;s P1, with an added cargo door as well as modifications to improve speed and create more space. The aircraft incorporates a NASA-designed wing for enhanced stability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/paradise-build-lsa-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/paradise-build-lsa-us#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227181 at http://aviationweek.com Drug/Alcohol Testing Rates To Stay At Minimums in 2015 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/drugalcohol-testing-rates-stay-minimums-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>FAA </strong>is maintaining minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentages in 2015, after the industry in 2013 once again remained well below the positive-rate thresholds, as it has for decades. Federal law requires randomly testing a minimum of 25% of employees in safety-sensitive roles for drugs and 10% of them for alcohol. To qualify to test at these minimum percentages, the prior year&rsquo;s testing should yield a test-positive rate for drugs below 1% and below 0.50% for alcohol.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/drugalcohol-testing-rates-stay-minimums-2015-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/drugalcohol-testing-rates-stay-minimums-2015-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Briefs Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227171 at http://aviationweek.com Romania’s ARCA Enters Commercial UAV Race http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/romania-s-arca-enters-commercial-uav-race <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FAA, pledging to reduce air traffic control outage-contingency response times from &ldquo;days to hours,&rdquo; created a three-phase plan that includes making better use of current options and leveraging NextGen capabilities for more rapid reactions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/romania-s-arca-enters-commercial-uav-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/romania-s-arca-enters-commercial-uav-race#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Research/Development Europe Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227161 at http://aviationweek.com FAA Creates Three-Phase Plan To Improve ATC-Outage Response http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-creates-three-phase-plan-improve-atc-outage-response-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FAA, pledging to reduce air traffic control outage-contingency response times from &ldquo;days to hours,&rdquo; created a three-phase plan that includes making better use of current options and leveraging NextGen capabilities for more rapid reactions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-creates-three-phase-plan-improve-atc-outage-response-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-creates-three-phase-plan-improve-atc-outage-response-1#comments AWIN ONLY Air Traffic Management AWIN North America Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227151 at http://aviationweek.com Mil Moscow Flies Updated Mi-171A2 Helicopter http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/mil-moscow-flies-updated-mi-171a2-helicopter-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Russian Helicopters has begun flight testing the Mi-171A2 medium helicopter, the latest iteration of the long-lived Mil Mi-8 equipped with new engines, rotors and glass-cockpit avionics.</p> <p>Developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, the Mi-171A2 is powered by two digitally controlled, 2,400-shp Klimov VK-2500PS-03 turboshafts, replacing the Mi-8/17 family&rsquo;s 2,200-shp TV3-117s.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/mil-moscow-flies-updated-mi-171a2-helicopter-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/mil-moscow-flies-updated-mi-171a2-helicopter-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Europe Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227141 at http://aviationweek.com Watchdog Slams FAA For Failure To Overhaul Management Structure http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/watchdog-slams-faa-failure-overhaul-management-structure-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. Transportation Department&rsquo;s (DOT) Office of Inspector General says the FAA has not achieved &ldquo;large-scale efficiencies, productivity enhancement and cost savings&rdquo; made possible by reform measures approved by Congress over the past two decades.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/watchdog-slams-faa-failure-overhaul-management-structure-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/watchdog-slams-faa-failure-overhaul-management-structure-1#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Regulatory/Legislative North America Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227131 at http://aviationweek.com Bristow Prepares Contingency Plan For Delayed AW189s http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bristow-prepares-contingency-plan-delayed-aw189s-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>LONDON</strong> &ndash; Helicopter operator Bristow Group confirmed it purchased two AgustaWestland AW139s as part of a contingency plan against delays in certification of the search-and-rescue capable AW189.</p> <p>The two aircraft were built by AgustaWestland in Italy as concerns grow about the availability of the new, intermediate heavy AW189 to service Bristow&rsquo;s so-called Long SAR contract with the U.K. Department of Transport.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bristow-prepares-contingency-plan-delayed-aw189s-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bristow-prepares-contingency-plan-delayed-aw189s-1#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Operations Europe Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227121 at http://aviationweek.com Chenevert Departs In UTC Leadership Shift http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chenevert-departs-utc-leadership-shift-3 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Louis Chenevert, the architect of the biggest aerospace and defense (A&amp;D) acquisition ever and a driving force behind Pratt &amp; Whitney&rsquo;s geared turbofan (GTF) engine, has stepped down as chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corp. (UTC).</p> <p>Gregory J. Hayes, UTC&rsquo;s chief financial officer, is replacing him as CEO. Edward A. Kangas, a member of UTC&rsquo;s board, will become non-executive chairman.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chenevert-departs-utc-leadership-shift-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chenevert-departs-utc-leadership-shift-3#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Europe North America Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227111 at http://aviationweek.com Business Aviation Flight Hours Improve http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/business-aviation-flight-hours-improve <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Global business aviation flight hours are inching up on the strength of an uptick in the Middle East, South America and Europe, according to hourly cost maintenance provider JSSI. &nbsp;</p> <p>JSSI&rsquo;s Business Aviation Index tracks business aircraft flight hours by region, industry and aircraft. In the third quarter, global flight hours edged up 2%, and through the first three quarters business aviation activity is up 2.2%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/business-aviation-flight-hours-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/business-aviation-flight-hours-improve#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Forecast / Industry Data Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227101 at http://aviationweek.com FAA Rules LAX Cannot Restrict Overnight Departures http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-rules-lax-cannot-restrict-overnight-departures-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) may not restrict Stage 3 aircraft from departing to the east, or over the city, during overnight hours, FAA ruled.</p> <p>The vast majority of LAX departures take off the ocean, but occasionally pilots of heavy aircraft&mdash;mostly bound for Asia&mdash;ask instead to depart to the east.</p> <p>&nbsp;Nearby residents have complained, and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) sought FAA&rsquo;s permission in 2013 to ban over-city departures between midnight and 6:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-rules-lax-cannot-restrict-overnight-departures-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-rules-lax-cannot-restrict-overnight-departures-1#comments AWIN ONLY Airports AWIN North America Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227091 at http://aviationweek.com Cirrus Flies Second Conforming Vision Personal Jet http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cirrus-flies-second-conforming-vision-personal-jet-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cirrus has flown the second conforming-prototype Vision SF50 personal jet as it aims for certification and first delivery in late 2015. Aircraft C1 flew for 45 min. from Duluth, Minnesota, on Nov. 25.</p> <p>C1 joins the first certification flight-test aircraft, C0, which first flew in March and has logged some 220 hr. over 150 flights. A third aircraft is expected to join the test program in the near future, Cirrus says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cirrus-flies-second-conforming-vision-personal-jet-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cirrus-flies-second-conforming-vision-personal-jet-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Asia Pacific Europe Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227071 at http://aviationweek.com Confidence Increases In Industry Rebound http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/confidence-increases-industry-rebound <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Increased light-jet sales activity, improved operations in North America and a continued decline of used-aircraft inventory are increasing confidence that the long-awaited business aircraft recovery is finally arriving.</p> <p>Business jet deliveries have increased 7% through the third quarter, and are expected to end 3% higher for the year, analyst firm J.P.Morgan predicts. This would mark the first increase of more than a percentage point since the downturn began in 2008. In 2013, the industry stabilized with a 0.9% increase, following four consecutive years of decline.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/confidence-increases-industry-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/confidence-increases-industry-rebound#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Forecast / Industry Data Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227051 at http://aviationweek.com Canada Safety Board To Investigate Air Taxi Ops http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/canada-safety-board-investigate-air-taxi-ops <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Concerned</strong> that the air taxi sector accounted for 65% of all commercial aviation fatalities over the past 10 years, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada is planning an in-depth &ldquo;Safety Issues Investigation&rdquo; on those operations. Announced last week by TSB Chairman Kathy Fox, the study is set to begin in early 2015, and will cover historical data and case studies in Canada as well as accidents and incidents in other countries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/canada-safety-board-investigate-air-taxi-ops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/canada-safety-board-investigate-air-taxi-ops#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Intelligence North America Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227041 at http://aviationweek.com R&D, Bonus Depreciation Talks Draw White House Opposition http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/rd-bonus-depreciation-talks-draw-white-house-opposition-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>White House officials are opposing a potential agreement by congressional leaders to either extend or make permanent a number of expired tax breaks, including bonus depreciation, the research and development (R&amp;D) credit and small-business expensing.&nbsp;</p> <p>Reported early last week, the negotiations mark a compromise between the House&mdash;which is pushing to make some of the tax breaks permanent on a piecemeal basis&mdash;and the Senate, which has drafted a straight, two-year extension on about 50 different measures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/rd-bonus-depreciation-talks-draw-white-house-opposition-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/rd-bonus-depreciation-talks-draw-white-house-opposition-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Regulatory/Legislative North America Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 1227031 at http://aviationweek.com Flight Testing Automated Air Collision Avoidance Systems http://aviationweek.com/node/1226121 <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/aviation-week-space-technology">Aviation Week &amp; Space Technology</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/12/AW_12_01_2014_4229.jpg?1417112260" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">Early next year, development work starts on an integrated collision avoidance system designed to automatically maneuver U.S. combat aircraft away from danger, whether it is an imminent collision with the ground or with another aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/node/1226121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:46:00 +0000 1226121 at http://aviationweek.com Hanwha To Buy Samsung Units http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/hanwha-buy-samsung-units <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hanwha Group will dominate South Korea&rsquo;s aircraft engine, artillery and military electronics sub-sectors with the acquisition of a major stake in the defense businesses of conglomerate Samsung Group. Hanwha says it will buy a 32.4% share in Samsung Techwin, which in turn owns Samsung Thales jointly with Thales. Samsung Techwin makes the K-9 155mm self-propelled gun and, under license, General Electric F404 and T700 engines. Samsung Thales supplies the South Korean defense forces with radar and combat systems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/hanwha-buy-samsung-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/hanwha-buy-samsung-units#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN The World Global Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1227001 at http://aviationweek.com