Blog posts tagged in Aircraft
With a warm Alabama accent and plain-spoken tone, Marion Blakey’s message is clear: jobs in the aerospace and defense industry must be preserved.
I was glad to be a part of an audience that welcomed the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) to the City Club in Cleveland last Friday. In addition to the pioneers I wrote about last week, Ms. Blakey’s contemporary career arc has flown an amazing course. Her continued commitment to the future U.S. aerospace and defense workers is - to use her own words - Second To None.
As a member of the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, two stories surfaced yesterday that are important points in the history of aviation. The revived search for Amelia Earhart’s plane in the Pacific and Sally Ride’s passing are incredibly significant. These that really highlight how far advancements in aviation, and gender equality have come.
The highly anticipated very light HondaJet has been in the development stages for 26 years, continuously evolving to offer superior quality and to exceed FAA safety standards.26 years may be a long time for no actual aircraft deliveries compared to other manufacturing start-ups, but Honda Aircraft Company has always enjoyed one strong advantage- the financial support and engineering expertise of the one of the world's largest automobile companies. Let’s take a look at the evolution of the HondaJet.
In cooperation with the National Business Aviation Association and the National Association of State Aviation Officials, NEXA Advisors have released Part III of their Business Aviation User Studies entitled, Government Use of Aircraft: A Taxpayer Use Perspective. While this study focuses on government use, it reaffirms the utility of business and light aviation.
Only few generations ago, people traveled the world exclusively by boat. Many of these international and intercontinental charters were (and still are) all inclusive. A ship is able to house a number of unique amenities at a specific level of service. Decks are even designed around the price point of the ticket for passage. It should seem fitting then, that the aviation industry follow suit.