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The sport pilot was conducting a cross-country flight in the light-sport airplane, a Rans S12XL, when, after about an hour of flight, the engine first experienced a partial loss of power, followed shortly by a total loss of power.
The pilot twice unsuccessfully attempted to restart the engine using the emergency checklist before performing a forced landing to a field near Guanica, Puerto Rico. During the landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, Ambassador Kaja Tael, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the European Union, and European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport Director General Henrik Hololei signed Amendments to two US-EU agreements that will expand areas for joint efforts on aviation safety and air traffic management harmonization.
NASA says its engineers reached a major milestone this week, successfully testing the battery system that will power the all-electric X-plane expected to take flight next year. "This was an extremely critical milestone for the overall project," said Tom Rigney, project manager for the X-57 Maxwell. "Without a safe battery system, we wouldn't be able to execute our objectives. This test truly ensures a safe environment for the pilot and the test program." The testing validated that the battery system can safely power the X-57 for an entire flight profile. The team is working toward a flight duration of at least 45 minutes to an hour, NASA spokesman Matt Kamlet told AVweb.
The third hangar at Jet Aviation's Singapore MRO and FBO facility is now operational. The 41,500-sq-ft/3,850-sq-m structure at the company's Seletar Aerospace Park location is already being used to provide scheduled base maintenance to an Airbus ACJ, Boeing BBJ and Gulfstream G550.
"We built this new hangar to help meet strong demand for local business aviation services, especially for more mature long-range aircraft," explained John Riggur, the facility's vice president and general manager.
Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) in California closed to aircraft operations recently as planned as it finishes the changes necessary to shorten the 5,000-foot runway to 3,500 feet. The city has indicated that the closure will remain on schedule, with a reopening by the end of this week, said Alex Gertsen, the director of airports and ground infrastructure for NBAA.
Maintenance shops on the field worked to finish projects before the closure so aircraft did not remain idle there.
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Wayne Community College has entered a partnership with Delta Airlines to train aircraft maintenance technicians, officials announced.
The college's Aviation Systems Technology program is one of 42 Aviation Maintenance Technician, or AMT, schools across the United States selected by Delta to be a "preferred training institution" for airframe and power plant mechanics.
A piece of aviation history roared to life for the first time in a decade recently in an important milestone toward first flight. Crews at Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh started the No. 1 engine in That's All Brother, the C-47 that led 800 other aircraft in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. The plan is to fly the thoroughly restored warhorse to France for a flyby on the 75th anniversary of the epic battle in 2019.
ARSA has been working with regulators for sensible oversight of personnel requirements, walking the halls of Congress to press for better career technical education policy and facilitating the sharing of best practices between our members, technical schools and industry advocates.
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