This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




  Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit May 27, 2015

About PAMA   Join PAMA Today!   Forum   PAMA HOME PAGE!   Community   Calendar   Contact Us    

 



ACSR introduces tailboom motion detection system
AINonline
A fatal tailboom separation on a Bell UH-1B in 2013 inspired Aircraft Structural Repair of Stevensville, Montana, to design the Bart tailboom motion-detection system. Bart is currently being offered under FAA Part 337 field approval pending supplemental type certificate approval. The system is named after pilot Bart Colantuono, who perished in the crash while logging in heavily wooded terrain near Detroit, Oregon. Witnesses reported that when the helicopter was just above the trees, they either saw or heard the load of logs release early and hit the ground hard.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  


NBD: Just an insane jet engine strapped to a 1929 replica biplane
Mashable
Acrobatics pilot Jeff Boerboon is gracefully pivoting in front of me as he raises his hands over his head. Then he arches his body sideways and turns both hands, palms out to the left, like Superman executing an in-air maneuver. Boerboon is, in fact, performing an intricate dance, one that could be replicated hundreds of feet in the air as he pilots the one-of-a-kind Screamin' Sasquatch Waco biplane, a classic-looking airplane with the unique distinction of having a Learjet engine strapped to its belly.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Thanks to NJ judge, GA airports win collective victory
FLYING
You may have heard the news that a New Jersey judge tossed out a lawsuit brought by the town of Readington, which for more than a decade has tried to wrest control of Solberg Airport from the family that has owned it since 1941. But what you might have missed is what the judge had to say not just to the Readington town council but to other towns and cities across the nation that might think about trying the same dirty tricks.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Local airports facing financial crunch (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Unusual attitudes: Buying airplanes (FLYING)
Pilots, aviation experts speak out over safety of plane cabin air (ITV News)
For one day in DC, Honor Flight veterans see all they can see (The Washington Post)
Solar powered aircraft: Still hobbled by batteries (AVweb)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


BASF provides light weight solution for noise reduction in aircraft
BASF Corporation America
BASF Aerospace Materials responds to rising demands for improved noise reduction with the easy to install lightweight Basotect® UL melamine foam for thermal and acoustic insulation in sidewall panels and bulkhead structures. Basotect is a flexible, open cell foam with high sound absorbing capacity, good thermal insulation properties and an ultra-low density of 6 g/l (0.37 lb/ft3).
Share this article:  
READ MORE
Promoted by BASF Corporation America


Historic Windecker Eagle in restoration
FLYING
It's not often that a grounded airplane design returns to the skies, but such will be the case for a Windecker Eagle currently in restoration. The airplane was designed in the 1960s. It was the first composite airplane to achieve certification and one of the first, if not the first, airplanes certified under Part 23 rules. As an early adopter of composite materials, the Eagle outran the Beechcraft Bonanza, Cessna 210 and Bellanca Viking in its day.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Flying A350: Airbus's most technologically advanced airliner
Aviation Week
Airbus and Boeing are betting their futures on a new generation of long-range widebody twins with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emissions compared with today's two- and four-engine widebodies. The A350 is Airbus's largest, longest-range, highest-flying and fastest-cruising twin. The A350-900, the first version now entering service with Qatar Airways and other carriers, is a larger aircraft than Boeing's 787.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Missed an issue of the PAMA Mx News Watch?
Click here to visit the PAMA Mx News Watch archive page.


GA groups ask Congress to preserve flight training for vets
General Aviation News
Seven general aviation associations have sent a letter asking Congress to stop legislation that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans. In the May 19 letter to leaders of the Veterans Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, the groups urged lawmakers to halt H.R. 476, the GI Bill Education Quality Enhancement Act of 2015, which was scheduled to undergo a final markup by the committee May 21.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Maybe it's time for privatized ATC
AVweb
Once again, it's the season to talk about fixing the FAA, this time by moving the air traffic function out of the agency and into a separate agency or a privatized corporation of some sort. As we reported, Rep. John Mica has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would turn ATC into an employee-owned, non-profit company charged with all aspects of air traffic control. This is by no means a new thing. Several times during the past four decades, privatizing ATC has come up in Congress, only to be shot down by unfavorable political alignments or potent special interests.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


WV WWII vet recalls his time as a Tuskegee Airman
WCHS-TV
John Watson Jr. thought taking the honor flight to the nation's Capital was a once in a lifetime experience in itself — little did he know, there were two surprises waiting for him in Washington, D.C. More than a half-century later, the 96-year-old World War II veteran from Beckley, West Virginia, was at last recognized as a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during a surprise ceremony on Capitol Hill. He also was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Trade Shows & Conventions Events
Date Event Location
June 25 NBAA Regional Forum in Teterboro Teterboro, NJ
Aug. 12-14 OBAP (Organization for Black Aerospace) Washington, DC
Sept. 17 NBAA Regional Forum in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri
Oct. 6-8 Helitech London, United Kingdom; Booth #K30
Oct. 13-15 ERAA General Assembly Berlin, Germany; Booth #B24
Nov. 8-12 Dubai Air Show Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Booth #1642
Nov. 17-19 NBAA Convetion Las Vegas, Nevada



 

PAMA Mx News Watch
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Ryan Clark, Transportation Editor, 202.684.7160   
Contribute news

This edition of the PAMA Mx News Watch was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues

May 20, 2015
May 13, 2015
May 6, 2015



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063