Aviation

AERO members and potential members:

Aviation Emergency Response Organization (AERO) will hold its annual meeting on February 7th, 2017 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the Aviation Symposium. The meeting will be held from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in Salon 3 and everyone is invited to attend. AERO is an organization founded last year to encompass all aspects of the Aviation Industry to provide a forum for collaboration on a range of aviation topics. At the annual meeting on February 7th, the Board of Directors will…
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EgyptAir 804/MH Flight 370 Déjà vu… All Over Again

Been there!  Seen that! In the hours and days following the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370, speculation was rampant.  The “talking heads” on Fox and CNN felt they had a license, maybe even a mandate, to speculate.  Few and far between were genuine experts and, even fewer and farther between, were  talking heads who were genuine experts and who refused to engage in speculation. Plane-ly Spoken went back and looked at the posts in the days and weeks…
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Icon to Customers: “We’ll Sell You Our Aircraft, But Only If You Promise Not To Sue Us!”

It’s a neat airplane.  It lands on water!  Its wings fold!  It’s composite! It even has a parachute! The Icon A5 is advertised as being designed to “handle predictibly [and] like a well-mannered sports car.” If you’ve seen the A5 at any of the industry shows at which it’s appeared, it is, undeniably, a cool airplane.  What you may know about, but probably haven’t seen, is the Aircraft Purchase Agreement and the Aircraft Operating Agreement, both of which A5 buyers…
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EgyptAir 804: And the Search Goes On…

No news is no news.  As of this moment, there have been reports that one of the pingers on one of the recorders of EgyptAir 804 has been heard.  So far however, no aircraft. Even if the pingers have been heard, searchers still have to locate the recorders, which, reportedly, are located in water as deep as 10,000 feet.  Then they have to recover them.  The bottom line is that there’s still a lot to be accomplished before we, hopefully,…
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