AINalerts » December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 - 11:11am

Norwood Memorial Airport (Mass.) manager Russ Maguire has proposed rules for helicopter operations that he says will improve safety, access and efficiency. But several based helicopter companies and owners claim the rules would severely and unfairly limit their operations.

December 16, 2010 - 11:08am

Eurocopter’s compound helicopter demonstrator, the X3 (x cube), met its first speed target–180 ktas in level flight at “reduced engine power,” the manufacturer announced last week. The aircraft features a conventional main rotor, two propellers on stub wings and no tail rotor.

December 16, 2010 - 11:03am

The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has ordered Bombardier to pay a Pakistani-born Canadian citizen more than $319,000 for denying him Challenger 604 flight training in 2004, after U.S. authorities identified him as a “threat to aviation or national security.” In its ruling, the tribunal deemed Javed Latif a victim of discrimination based on his ethnic and national origin.

December 16, 2010 - 10:55am

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who has been a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure committee since he was first elected to Congress in 1992, has been confirmed by House Republicans to serve as its chairman in the 112th Congress. The committee has jurisdiction over a broad range of issues, including those that affect aviation. Mica’s Florida district encompasses Daytona Beach, home of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

December 16, 2010 - 10:47am

Online flight-planning provider RunwayFinder shut down on Monday in the wake of a patent lawsuit filed by Aurora, Ore.-based FlightPrep. In short, the patent, which was approved last December by the U.S.

 

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