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September 15, 2012

GA Avgas Coalition Applauds FAA's Creation Of Avgas Fuels Program Office

Charged With 'Providing Technical Expertise And Strategic Direction'

In response to a letter from the industry members of the General Aviation Avgas Coalition urging funding for an unleaded avgas program, the FAA has announced the formation of a new Fuels Program Office. The office will be responsible for "providing technical expertise and strategic direction in the planning, management, and coordination of activities related to aviation fuels."

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Hersman Explains NTSB Role At Reno 2012

Outlines Some Of The Changes Those Attending Might See

On her official blog, NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman wrote that the board will have a strong presence at Reno for the air races this weekend, and that safety continues to be their top priority.

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Tuskegee Airmen Return To Historic Airfield And Share Memories

Four Of The Unit's Original Members Head Back To The Site Of Moton Field

Four original Tuskegee Airmen from Dallas returned to Tuskegee for the first time since the 1940s on Friday. They were greeted on their arrival at Montgomery Regional Airport in Montgomery, AL, by cadets from Tuskegee University’s Air Force ROTC Friday. “We’re going to come out strong, cheer and give them a path of honor,” said Lt. Col Kelly Primus, commander of the Air Force ROTC.

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USAF, NASA Leaders Review F-22 Findings, Fixes With House Subcommittee

Oxygen Generation System Receives The Most Attention In Testimony Thursday

Air Force and NASA leaders testified September 13 before the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces about the F-22 Raptor. Specifically, the leaders testified about the comprehensive studies, findings and actions taken and also underway to address previously unexplained physiological incidents reported by F-22 pilots.

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants To Vote On Strike

No Agreement Reached After 31 Months Of Negotiations

Leadership of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at Compass Airlines have called for a strike vote, following 31 months of negotiations that have failed to reach an agreement. Contract talks began in March 2010 and negotiations have been in mediation since October 2011, under the jurisdiction of the National Mediation Board (NMB).

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Boeing Completes First Milestone For NASA's Commercial Crew Initiative

Integrated Systems Review Proposes CST-100 Spacecraft Boosted By An Atlas V Launch Vehicle

The Boeing Company has completed its first performance milestone for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of human spaceflight transportation services for government and commercial customers.

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Miami TSA Worker Charged In Child Porn Case

Screener Arrested With Over Two Dozen Images

A TSA screener employed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport in south Florida has been arrested and charged with 25 counts of possessing child pornography. Andrew Smeal has been the target of a seven-month investigation by the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.15.12)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "Air racing is inherently risky. The pilots understand and assume that risk." Source: Official blog of NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.15.12): Pilot In Command (PIC)

The pilot responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.15.12)

General Aviation Airport Coalition

The mission of the GAAC is to educate local communities and the federal government on the significant impact that GA airports have on the economy.

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AD: Various Restricted Category Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-17-10

PRODUCT: Various restricted category Model HH-1K, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters with certain main rotor (M/R) blade assemblies installed.

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