Top Aviation and Space News- August 20th 2012

Jettech Receives STC for Garmin Data Package on Citation 500 Series 

Broomfield, Colorado-based aircraft solutions provider Jettech has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installing the Garmin touchscreen GTN 650/750 GPS/NAV/COM on Cessna Citation 500 series aircraft, the company said Monday. More 

U.S. Air Force begins using Boeing surveillance satellite 

(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Monday said it would begin operational use of a new Boeing Co surveillance satellite built to monitor debris and other satellites in space -- nearly two years after the satellite was first launched. More 

Embraer Delivers First Airborne Radar Aircraft to India

Embraer delivered the first of several EMB 145 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the government of India during a ceremony in Brazil last week. More 

Pilot walks away after crashing plane into trees in Travis County 

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas -- A small ultralight plane crashed into trees at the Lago Vista Airport Monday morning. Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services told KVUE the crash happened just after 9 a.m. KVUE spoke to the pilot, John Rudd. More 

Virgin Atlantic to enter short-haul market 

Virgin Atlantic (VS) will enter the short-haul market next year when it launches a 3X-daily Manchester (MAN)-London Heathrow (LHR) service from March 2013. More 

United's First 787 Flies 

United Airlines' first 787 completed its first production flight at Boeing on August 19. The General Electric GEnx-powered -8 is to be delivered at the end of September. United Continental Holdings has 50 787s order: 36 -8s and 14 -9s.

 hotos: United Continental Holdings

ICAO Releases Phraseology Study Results

The International Civil Aviation Organization has concluded that ambiguous or confusing ATC phraseology “is a frequent contributor to aircraft accidents and incidents.” More

Queda de helicóptero deixa dois feridos em aeroporto de Belo Horizonte (MG) 

A aeronave de instrução de pilotos caiu na pista do aeroporto Carlos Prates, na capital mineira. O vento forte teria feito o piloto perder o controle quando realizava o pouso. O instrutor e o piloto ficaram feridos no acidente.


Engine trouble: United Airlines flight to Boston with 150 on board safely returns to Houston 

HOUSTON — A United Airlines jet bound for Boston had engine trouble and safely returned to Houston. A United spokesman says Flight 1124 carried 146 passengers and a crew of six when it took off Sunday from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The Boeing 737 had mechanical problem with an engine and returned to Houston. More 

SR-22: Low Altitude Bahamas Cruising 

State-of-the-Art Aviation Center Opens for Business on Alaska’s North Slope 

Deadhorse Aviation Center provides support services for companies involved with production and exploration activities on the North Slope and beyond More


Air France: Diverted fliers asked for fuel money as 'precaution' 

Passengers on an Air France flight got an unexpected stopover in war-torn Syria after their plane had to make an emergency landing in Damascus. The next surprise: "Passengers on Air France Flight 562 were asked to open their wallets to check if they had enough cash to pay for more fuel," The Associated Press writes. More

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