Now, Remove Criminality In Accident Investigations...
Aero-News has learned the leaders of several aviation
organizations sent a joint-letter Thursday to Brazilian
prosecutorial authorities, commending recent legal action in Brazil
that should shortly lead to the release of two American pilots held
in the country for more than two months, and renewing a call that
criminal inquiries not be made a part of investigations into any
party involved in the accident.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7945
Issue Date: December 08, 2006 at 1504 UTC
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Beginning Date and Time: December 09, 2006 at 1846 UTC
Ending Date and Time: December 10, 2006 at 0226 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Miami Center (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1588
The X Prize Foundation announced Friday that following the
success of the 2006 Wirefly X Prize Cup, event officials and the
City of Las Cruces, NM have begun the task of organizing and
expanding the 2007 festivities.
Join Together To Offer Helo For Polish EMS Contract
Representatives with AgustaWestland and PZL-Swidnik told
Aero-News this week of their new partnering agreement, that will
see the two companies cooperating to win a Polish Ministry of
Health contract for 23 Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
Earlier this week, Embraer announced the delivery of the first
five Super Tucano aircraft to the Colombian Air Force (FAC) in a
ceremony held at Embraer's Gaviao Peixoto Unit in the State of Sao
Aero-News has learned Boeing will provide worldwide unmanned
aerial systems (UAS) communications and network systems expertise
to the US Air Force under a five-year $14 million contract. Boeing
also will work with the Air Force to develop current and future UAS
operations plans for allied missions.
After having its hopes for a Thursday night launch dashed by a
stubborn cold-front, NASA will try again Saturday to send the space
shuttle Discovery on its way to the International Space Station.
Launch time is set for December 9, at 8:47 pm EST.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.08.06 (ANN's
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Representatives with Zero Gravity Corporation told Aero-News
Thursday the company has signed a four year lease/purchase and
maintenance contract with Amerijet International of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL for a dedicated Boeing 727-200F providing parabolic flights to
meet demand in its growing education, research and entertainment
On Wednesday, Delta Air Lines asked for permission from the US
Bankruptcy Court to sell some still-to-be-delivered aircraft, and
purchase other models the carrier says would better suit its latest
Leaders of Boeing's 787 program rolled out their first
Dreamliner on Wednesday. If that sounds just a bit ahead of
schedule, you're right. We should add Boeing did so "virtually,"
using an advanced software program that recreates the assembly of
the company's upcoming composite airliner, entirely on the
US officials are concerned with a decline in the number of
overseas visitors in the past six years. Not surprisingly,
heightened security following 9/11, especially at airports, is
cited as the largest reason for that decline.
Adds More Than 30 Minutes To Distance From Emergency
The Bush administration is set to enact a new rule governing
twin-engine airliner operations. When it does, aircraft such as
Boeing's new 737-800 and -900 series aircraft might soon be able to
fly farther from emergency airports.
Ford, Eclipse Will Again Sponsor Theater At AirVenture
Again this year, the show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 won't
be over when the sun sets each evening, as Ford Motor Company and
Eclipse Aviation bring back top aviation movies at the popular
"Fly-In Theater" on the AirVenture grounds for the 55th annual EAA
Most pilots are used to the Pilot Report (PIREP) intensity
reports for structural ice accumulation. Describing ice as "light,
moderate or severe" gives a good idea of whether a pilot may or
should venture into those conditions. But sometimes pilots want a
little more information about the ice's characteristics --
especially if flying an aircraft that can safely (and legally) plan
a flight into "known ice."
"Releasing the RFP in January is necessary to ensure all
parties, to include the Air Force, Congress, the Department of
Defense and any potential offerers have a chance to review the
updates to the draft and have open discussions."
Source: From a US Air Force release, commenting
on the USAF's decision to push back its request for bids
on a new tanker until the end of January. The change was made amid
concerns on Capitol Hill the bid contest isn't fair enough.