August 9, 2012
Re "Drones tested as tools for police, firefighters," Aug. 5, and "Making room for drones in U.S. skies," Business, Aug. 8 Acting Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta is "very optimistic" that America's drone makers will soon see the way cleared to have their products flying across our skies. Is he also certain that a poorly constructed, badly maintained or amateurishly controlled hunk of plastic isn't going to come down through a bedroom window or onto a busy freeway?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2011 |
As part of a nationwide campaign to reduce the accident rate in general aviation, federal regulators will hold their first safety workshops in Southern California on Saturday to educate private pilots, flight instructors and mechanics. Of special concern for the Federal Aviation Administration is a category of general aviation involving experimental aircraft, which includes homebuilt planes, vintage aircraft, aerobatic planes and former military aircraft that are now in civilian use. According to the FAA, these aircraft in the last five years have represented about 5% of the total hours flown by private pilots nationally, but are involved in 22% of all fatal accidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2009
Fred Joseph Junk-bond market co-creator Fred Joseph, 72, who as chief executive of investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert helped create the modern junk-bond market in the 1980s before the firm's collapse, died Fridayin New York of multiple myeloma, said John F. Sorte, chief executive of Morgan Joseph & Co. Inc. Joseph arrived on Wall Street in 1963, joining E.F. Hutton. He later moved to Shearson Hammill, rising to chief operating officer before leaving to join Drexel's corporate finance department in 1974.
November 25, 2006 |
For travelers with private pilot licenses, flying on business is not only a means to an end but also a passion. Flying small, piston-engine planes in and out of general aviation airports -- they make up the vast majority of the nation's roughly 5,200 airports -- would not work for the average corporate traveler. In general, most business travelers would find it too expensive and too difficult to manage.
March 8, 2004 |
In the state that gave birth to powered flight, engineers for Honda Motor Co. have been quietly developing a small jet airplane that could alter the general aviation landscape. Operating out of a small airstrip in Greensboro, N.C., Japan's second-largest auto manufacturer has begun test flying the HondaJet. It's a prototype of a six-passenger jet that marks a major leap forward in Honda's decades-long ambition to build a highly efficient, low-cost aircraft.
June 12, 2002 |
A prototype of a single-engine aircraft designed and developed by Toyota Motor Corp. made its first flight last month, raising eyebrows within the aviation industry as Japan's largest auto manufacturer signaled it was making a significant move forward with its long-held but little-known plans to build light airplanes.