Saying it is "seriously disappointed" in major airline
manufacturers, the FAA has re-opened comments on an NPRM that would
require manufacturers to upgrade the digital cockpit voice and
flight data recorders used in commercial aircraft.
Despite a very difficult economy, Boeing says it reached its
target for airplane deliveries for 2009, with 481 new aircraft
delivered to its customers. And the Commercial Airplanes backlog
remains strong at 3,375 airplanes.
But Capt. Wendy Morse Says Higher Wages Still The Main
Captain Wendy Morse, who was elected the head of the United
Airlines Pilots Union in October of last year, says she will
abandon some of the harsher tactics used by her predecessor in
Dart Helicopter Services (DHS) has announced a new distribution
agreement with the Flight Management Systems (FMS). The
relationship will allow DHS customers access to another useful
helicopter accessory: digital moving maps.
"The FAA is seriously disappointed with the
manufacturers and other facets of the industry. The identicality
and scope of the various petitions appears as a decision by
industry not to comply with the April 2010 date, a decision that
was made some time ago."
Source: Excerpt from the Federal
Aircraft are operating in the same direction when they are
following the same track in the same direction, their tracks are
parallel and the aircraft are flying in the same direction, or
their tracks intersect at an angle of less than 45 degrees.
A story about an 89-year-old wing walker sent us looking for
inforation about this barnstorming stunt which has been around
almost as long as there have been airplanes. The best we found was
from The Centennial Of Flight Commission, which has a history of
some of the worlds best-known wing-walkers.