Measure Easily Passed Both Houses Of Congress Earlier This Year
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor, said Friday that his Pilot's Bill of Rights (S.1335) has been officially signed into law. Inhofe has worked to pass the legislation for the past year. In the Senate where the bill enjoyed co-sponsorship by 65 other Senators, the measure passed by unanimous consent in June. The House passed the measure by a voice vote.
Makes Agreements With Three American Commercial Space Companies
NASA has announced new agreements with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. human spaceflight capabilities, enabling a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next five years.
Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Space Florida Offer Congratulations
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation issued a statement Friday congratulating NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCICap) competition. This announcement is the latest stage in NASA’s innovative Commercial Crew Program, which is designed to return American astronauts to American space vehicles as soon as possible.
Seventeen Aviation Powers Meet In Washington To Reiterate Opposition To EU ETS
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in a statement Thursday it welcomes the positive outcome of the Washington meeting (31 July -1 August) where 17 of the world’s largest aviation powers convened to discuss constructive steps towards a global deal under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to address international aviation emissions.
United Is The North American Launch Customer For The New Airplane
United Airlines on Thursday unveiled its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline showcased its first 787, fresh out of the paint hangar at Boeing's Everett, WA, facility. United is the North American launch customer for the Dreamliner, and expects to take delivery of its first 787 in September. The airline has firm orders for 50 787s, for delivery by 2019.
Five CFIs completed Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of June. The title has been eared by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.
No Details Of The Agreement Were Immediately Available
The American Federation of Government Employees announced early today that it has reached an agreement with the Transportation Security Administration on the first-ever labor contract for the nation's TSA officers. No details of the agreement were immediately released.
"We're counting on the creativity of industry to provide the next generation of transportation to low Earth orbit and expand human presence, making space accessible and open for business." Source: William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.