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One Step Closer To Using iPads During Takeoff
2013-06-26 15:40:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The FAA and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK look ready to lighten the ban against the use of mobile devices in flight. This restriction has been a source of contention for many fliers. Last week, the FAA issued a draft report that could allow the use of mobile devices during taxi, takeoff and landing, doing away with the pleas of the flight attendants to turn off and stow all electronic devices. A few days later, airline...

2013-06-24 08:21:17

American Becomes the First Major Commercial Carrier to Deploy Electronic Flight Bags throughout Fleet and Discontinue Paper Revisions FORT WORTH, Texas, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has completed the successful rollout of its industry-leading Electronic Flight Bag program with the discontinuation of paper revisions to terminal charts, making it the first major commercial airline to fully utilize tablets in all cockpits during all phases of flight. In April,...

2013-06-19 12:20:37

Air Traffic's Top Award to SESAR JU's Executive Director ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is proud to announce Patrick Ky, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking, as its 2013 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award winner. With more than 21 years in civil aviation and experience at the French Civil Aviation Authority and the European Commission, Ky currently leads Europe's air traffic management modernization program. Ky...

2013-06-19 08:21:36

PARIS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, recently reached a milestone in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project by demonstrating unprecedented performance and efficiency of a Geared TurboFan(TM) ultra-high bypass system, successfully completing 275 hours of fan rig testing in the NASA Low Speed Wind Tunnel. This ultra-high bypass technology...

2013-06-18 08:32:42

NEWARK, N.J., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it's the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must receive training annually. A course offered by Environmental Resource Center in Newark, N.J., this month fulfills this annual training requirement. Students will learn how to: identify, accumulate, minimize, and ship hazardous waste; develop a contingency plan; and...

2013-06-17 23:18:42

The makers of the MEEP pad, a kid-friendly tablet, speak out on the benefits of tablets for traveling kids. Tualatin, OR (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 MEEP Pad is an educational and entertaining way for kids to learn and develop. With robust parental controls and plenty of games to discover, the device has become a favorite among both parents and children. Now, the makers of the tablet are speaking out on a new article that explains how using tablets such as the MEEP can help to make travel more...

2013-06-05 16:20:20

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO and President Marillyn A. Hewson called upon the aviation industry to coalesce around a common set of principles to ensure sequestration does not hinder NextGen progress. The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen initiative is transforming the National Airspace System by moving from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. In a speech to the RTCA, a...

2013-05-10 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Challenging the safety of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, two air- passenger advocacy groups are demanding the U.S. government limit flights on the controversial new jet until the safety of its lithium-ion batteries is proven. FlyersRights.org and the Aviation Consumer Action Project are petitioning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a two hour limit from the nearest airport for the safety...

2013-05-08 12:22:04

Crites nominated by the FAA for leadership and collaboration in implementing NextGen and other new aviation technologies DFW AIRPORT, Texas, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Crites, the executive vice president for operations at DFW International Airport, has been selected by the White House as a Transportation Champion of Change, one of only 12 people selected nationwide for the honor. The Federal Aviation Administration nominated Crites for the recognition for his...

2013-05-06 12:20:42

-- Feature Offers Enhanced Safety Through Reduced Pilot Workload STRATFORD, Conn., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a new functionality on the S-92(®) helicopter to provide offshore oil operators with an automated approach that reduces cockpit workload by 60 percent and allows safer operations under challenging weather and operating conditions. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies...