They've been threatening to do it for a long time. Now, Regional
Airlines Holdings has filed a massive lawsuit against the city of
Toronto (ON) over a 125-yard long bridge to the Toronto City Centre
Airport. The bridge would allow the number of flights from the
island airport to increase from five to 55.
The $389 million (US) suit charges Toronto Mayor David Miller, who
campaigned for office on a promise to stop the bridge project,
"abused his powers of public office."
French search teams, using undersea robots, have reportedly
located the second black box from a Flash Airlines 737 that crashed
into the Red Sea off Egypt's coast January 3rd. All 148 people on
board died in the crash.
The first box, the flight data recorder, has already been
recovered. It was located 3000 feet below the surface. It was
retrieved by a French-operated robot.
An Odessa (TX) pilot was remembered Friday as a dedicated
aviator and family man, after his Beech Bonanza B-36 (file photo of
type, right) crashed near the Parker County Airfield in Weatherford
(TX) Thursday night.
Wesley Morgan Hardin reportedly died when his Bonanza went down
following a missed approach at Parker County. The weather was low,
dark and rainy.
Two and one-half years after Gulfstream received Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of its Enhanced Vision
System (EVS), vision-enhancing technology has received a
significant "vote of confidence" with a rule change recently issued
by the FAA. The new FAR Part 91 rule change revises the regulations
for landing under instrument flight rules (IFR), allowing
FAA-certified enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) to be used to
determine "enhanced flight visibility."
Pilots using EFVS can now descend and operate aircraft below
decision height, decision altitude, or minimum descent altitude by
utilizing the EFVS image to detect the required visual cues and to
determine flight visibility. The regulation acknowledges that
certain enhanced vision systems are adequate for the
Young people ages 10-18 can explore the fascinating world of
flight as the nation’s longest-running aviation camp, the EAA
Air Academy, presents its 2004 schedule of programs during summer
2004. The individual camps range from three to nine days in length
and take place at the EAA Aviation Center and the beautiful Air
Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The EAA Air Academy offers four programs; EAA Young Eagles Camp I
for 10 and 11-year-olds; EAA Young Eagles Camp II for ages 12-13;
EAA Basic Air Academy for ages 14-15; and Advanced Air Academy for
"I was quite shocked at the personal nature of the allegations.
It's absurd, it's outrageous, it's nonsense, it's unbelievable,
it's ridiculous. Does anybody have a thesaurus? There must be some
other words to describe it. It's ludicrous. To claim $500 million
for an airline that only exists on paper is just patently
Source: Toronto (ON) Mayor David Miller,
commenting on a lawsuit filed against the city, the Canadian
federal government and the Toronto Port Authority over a decision
not to continue construction of a bridge between Toronto and
Toronto Island. The Toronto Centre City Airport is on that island.
In a $389 million (US) lawsuit, Regional Airlines Holdings (REGCO)
accuses Miller of abusing his powers in office by threatening city
The rocket test stand used more than 30 years ago for Apollo
Moon-mission F-1 rocket engine production testing has been
modernized and is ready for use.
Test Stand 2-A is the only Department of Defense stand capable of
performing full-scale rocket thrust chamber development testing in
the 750,000-pounds-of-thrust class. Its primary use is for the
development testing of advanced rocket engine turbomachinery and
combustion components, but it can be used for numerous high
pressure and flow-rate propulsion systems.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 15th Annual
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference was the Association's best
attended Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference ever, with more
than 1,450 Attendees and a record 238 Exhibitors, according to the
organization. The conference was held January 12 to 14 in Savannah
(GA), in conjunction with four Schedulers Professional Development
Program (SPDP) Courses on January 10 and 11. A total of 85
individuals participated in the SPDP Courses, which focused on
issues such as basic scheduling, international travel, aircraft
capacity utilization and strategic planning.