Space Agency Head Brought In To Restore "Normalcy" At
The fallout continues in Brazil following that country's worst
aviation disaster in its history. The head of Infraero, Brazil's
airports authority, will be replaced next week, according to news
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines -- fresh off reporting the highest
load factors in the carrier's history for July -- is the latest
major carrier to appeal to its customers to support the airlines'
plan to fund the development of the FAA's NextGen air traffic
control system... by slapping general aviation with a greater
burden to fund that system.
This week, NASA signed a $975 million contract extension with
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne Inc., of Canoga Park, CA to maintain
the agency's fleet of space shuttle main engines until the orbiter
is retired in 2010.
On Friday, July 27 at the Experimental Aircraft Association's
(EAA) Eagle Hangar, teachers gathered to learn and share activities
that educate through aviation. Approximately 1,000 teachers
attended the half-day event and were greeted with appreciation for
their interest and with inspirational thoughts from notable
aviation leaders that included FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, and
world renowned aviator Dick Rutan.
Boeing and Air New Zealand signed a definitive agreement Friday
for the purchase of four Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range)
jetliners and options for three additional 777-300ERs, as the
carrier continues its push toward operating a fuel-efficient fleet
If you are passionate about aviation, and the time finally comes
when you're headed to Oshkosh for the very first time, let me tell
you from first hand experience that no amount of planning or
research will prepare you for what awaits. Even the last day found
me gawking like a child with my jaw constantly open in golly-gee
"What we do as a species relies in your hands. People
under our tutelage don't know what they are capable of and it's our
responsibility to motivate and encourage them to imagine doing what
[conventional wisdom] says can't be done."
Source: Accomplished aviator Dick Rutan,
speaking of the need to encourage students to pursue their
interests in aviation during the July 27 Teacher's Day gathering at