Posts Tagged ‘airplane’

Plane makes emergency landing in Jackson

JACKSON, Mississippi — A United Airlines flight from Chicago to New Orleans made an emergency landing at the Jackson-Evers International Airport Monday night after the plane developed a mechanical problem Bonnie Wilson, spokeswoman for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, says in a statement that United Flight 1263 landed about 9:30 p.m. She says there were […] [...]

Air Force delays plans to shift aircraft from Keesler

BILOXI — Air Force Reserve Command headquarters has announced a delay of plans to move 10 C-130Js from Keesler Air Force Base to Pope Airfield, N.C. Keesler officials said in a news release yesterday received by the Sun Herald the movement of planes from 815th and 345th airlift squadrons was scheduled for Oct. 1, but […] [...]

Airport building massive navigation system tower

MADISON — It’s six stories high, nearly as wide as a football field and is peeking out above trees near the Madison airport. Public works official Tommy Boxx tells WLBT-TV in Jackson the large dish on stilts has a Vortac navigation system. According to a federal aviation guide, Vortac gives pilots the bearing and range of […] [...]

L-3 Vertex wins U.S. Army aviation contract

MADISON — A Madison, Miss., company has a $48.2 million Army contract for aviation maintenance. A Pentagon news release said L-3 Vertex Aerospace LLC is to do the work by July 28 in Savannah, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Fort Campbell, Ky. The statement says the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., solicited […] [...]

Governor’s son opens new aviation museum

VICKSBURG — The Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum held its grand opening over the weekend at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La. The museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The museum is closed on major holidays. “The inspiration for this museum […] [...]

Airport seeing fewer fliers during transition from Delta

GREENVILLE — Officials at Greenville Mid-Delta Airport said flights on Silver Airways are not as full as they’d hoped, and it might be because travelers are unsure how to book flights. Though Silver Airways has been servicing Greenville’s airport for a little over a month, travelers are still unable to book flights through Delta Airlines […] [...]

Rolls-Royce wins $103M contract from Defense Department

by Published: October 15,2012

Tags: Aircraft, airplane, aviation, contract, defense, enegine, jet, maintainence, military

MERIDIAN — Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $103.3-million MissionCare contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the U.S. Navy’s T-45 training aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Rolls-Royce will provide inventory control, as well […] [...]

GE Aviation to begin hiring for composites plant

ELLISVILLE — GE Aviation will begin taking applications Nov. 5 for its new Ellisville-based composites factory. The unit of General Electric Co. made the announcement last week as Gov. Phil Bryant visited the nearly completed plant. The company expects to hire 250 workers within five years to make composite parts for aircraft engines and systems. […] [...]

Council votes to accept previously rejected airport grant

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has unanimously approved acceptance of a $1.85 million federal grant for the Tupelo Regional Airport that the council had rejected last week. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the action came after a special meeting last night with airport officials, which included questions and expressions of concern about airport […] [...]

US Airways awarded permanent authority for Jackson-Washington service

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded permanent authority to operate daily, nonstop service between Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport to US Airways. The route, which US Airways has been flying since March 4 under temporary authority from the DOT, is the only nonstop service linking Mississippi to […] [...]

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