February 27, 2013: The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a list of air traffic control facilities that could be closed starting in April. These closures will be considered by the FAA if sequestration takes place this Friday, March 1, 2013.
The following are air traffic control facilities in North Carolina that could be effected:
EWN Coastal Carolina Regional, New Bern, NC
HKY Hickory Regional, Hickory, NC
INT Smith Reynolds, Winston Salem, NC
ISO Kinston Regional Jetport at Stallings Field, Kinston, NC
JQF Concord Regional, Concord, NC
Overnight shifts could be at risk as well in the following North Carolina air traffic control towers:
FAY Fayetteville Tower, Fayetteville, NC
GSO Greensboro Tower, Greensboro, NC
If sequestration takes effect March 1st, shut-downs will commence in April.
[NEWS ARTICLE] By Amy Dominello Braun, Multimedia/Special Sections Editor - The Business Journal, February 26, 2013: The possible sequestration cuts may effect the future of one of the Triad’s airport control towers; it’s listed as one of 100′s of control towers on the chopping block if the sequestration moves forward with no changes. The sequestration is due to come into effect this Friday, March 1st, 2013. Read more
Air Force One was doing touch-and-go’s at the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) yesterday.
[NEWS ARTICLE] By Madhu Unnikrishnan, December 5, 2012:
Buoyed by strong demand for civil aircraft, U.S. aerospace companies added 5,000 jobs this year, a result Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President Marion Blakey says is “surprising.”
Although defense firms laid off workers, the job losses were more than offset by strong demand in the commercial sector. Industry employment had been widely expected to decline this year due to the pending cuts to the U.S. government’s budget. “We had thought 2012 would be a tougher year,” Blakey tells Aviation Week. “But this shows the intrinsic strength in the industry.” Read More
[NEWS ARTICLE] Ayesha Durgahee, CNN, Wed December 5, 2012:
Every two weeks this small french village hosts a nocturnal procession of huge A380 parts down it’s main street, on their way to the Airbus assembly line. Read more
[NEWS ARTICLE] ASD News, September 13, 2012:
Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) identifies a need for some 28,200 passenger and freighter aircraft (of 100 seats or more) between 2012 and 2031 worth nearly US$4.0 trillion, reconfirming an upward trend in the pace of new aircraft deliveries. Of these over 27,350 will be passenger aircraft valued at US$ 3.7 trillion.
Passenger traffic will grow at an average annual rate of 4.7 percent in the next 20 years, during which some 10,350 aircraft will be replaced by new efficient models. By 2031 the world’s passenger fleet will have expanded by 110 percent from slightly over 15,550 today to over 32,550. In the same period, the world’s freighter fleet will almost double from 1,600 to 3,000 aircraft. Read more
[NEWS ARTICLE] 6 SEPTEMBER 2012, AIRBUS PRESS RELEASE:
Global aircraft manufacturer Airbus today releases the latest instalment of the Future by Airbus, its vision for sustainable aviation in 2050 and beyond. For the first time the vision looks beyond aircraft design to how the aircraft is operated both on the ground and in the air in order to meet the expected growth in air travel in a sustainable way.
Charles Champion, Executive Vice President Engineering at Airbus, says: “Our engineers are continuously encouraged to think widely and come up with `disruptive’ ideas which will assist our industry in meeting the 2050 targets we have signed up to. Read More
This was our first time at the Third Annual North Carolina Aerospace Supplier Conference in High Point, NC on August 14, 2012. Co-hosted by Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance (NCAA), the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, it was a great opportunity to showcase our new product, AeroCompass, and to meet with other businesses in the industry and community. It was a highly informative and productive day, as attendees were provided insight into many industry-specific topics via panel discussions with companies such as Curtis-Wright, North State Aviation, Piedmont Aviation, TIMCO Aerosystems, Triumph Aerospace, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, HondaJet and LORD Corporation. Senator Burr welcomed us with positive comments on the expansion of aerospace in North Carolina, as well as Ray Jones, President of North Carolina Aerospace Alliance, Scott Dorney from the North Carolina Military Business Center and Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
Overall, it was an excellent day; be sure to make it next year if you missed it.
(NEWS ARTICLE) By MARY KIRBY Airline Passenger Experience Association, August 14, 2012: Until today, there has never been a dedicated piece of software that automates the incorporation of aerospace customer updates and feedback into their daily project management. By supplementing existing embedded ERP [enterprise resources planning] and Project Management Enterprise systems, AeroCompass software ends the traditional stop-gap method of aerospace supplier companies manually integrating customer feedback and updates with their current internal data. Read more
[NEWS ARTICLE] By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press, WICHITA, Kan. August 6, 2012 (AP) – European aerospace giant Airbus said Monday it plans to double the $12 billion it now spends with U.S. suppliers amid strong airplane sales, explaining that the company has a backlog that is “disturbingly healthy.” Read more