Tentative Finding Requires Changes In Order To Meet Citizenship
Test For US Carrier Status
Virgin America would have to revise its ownership,
corporate structure and associated agreements to be 75 percent
owned and actually controlled by U.S. citizens before it can
receive an operating certificate, the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) said in tentatively denying the
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A Cessna 414 crashed Tuesday afternoon during an emergency
landing attempt at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport
(KJST) in Pennsylvania. Officials say the two persons onboard the
piston twin were killed.
The pilot of a British Airways 747-400 that overshot the runway
on landing at Miami International Airport Tuesday afternoon will
probably never hear the end of it, especially as the plane had a
very important passenger onboard at the time.
When you're just starting out on the path to flying
left seat in a commercial airliner cockpit, any 'leg-up' you can
get is a good one... and Airline Transport Professionals (ATP)
tells Aero-News it has completed two agreements offering such a
There were several long faces in southern New Mexico Friday, as
the Space Shuttle Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center, FL.
Although the shuttle did not land at White Sands Missile Range, the
emergency response team from Holloman AFB in Alamogordo stood ready
to launch into action.
Changes To Flight Manuals Would Have Stressed Safety
For over 10 years, the Federal Aviation Administration has
failed to act on a recommendation to mandate changes to flight
manuals that would, in theory, better prepare pilots to deal with
Use of a jet rather than piston engine connected to a propeller.
Turboprop engines are increasingly used when more horsepower is
needed for speed or payload than the horsepower available from the
current light-aircraft piston engines.
Source: Swiss airline pilot and self-proclaimed
"Jet-man" Yves Rossy. Rossy recently jumped from a plane over the
Swiss Alps, deployed his jetpack's foldable wings, and lit up four
small jet engines. He flew at speeds greater than 100 knots, and
even managed to climb slightly before popping his parachute to
float to the ground.