The US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation
& Infrastructure yesterday resoundingly approved legislation
that continues to apply pressure to the federal government to
re-open Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to
on-demand air charter and general aviation operations.
NASA managers at Cape Canaveral and Houston are reportedly
considering whether to forego the launch window that stretches
between May 15th and June 3rd. The next earliest window for the
shuttle's Return To Flight would be in July.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has
reported that first quarter numbers for general aviation shipments
were up 15.7 percent to 627 units while industry billings for new
airplanes rose to $2.7 billion.
"Next Generation" System Has Remote Magnetometer
Crossbow Technology has released release of its next generation
MEMS AHRS with the remote magnetometer capability. The CRM500
Remote Magnetometer extends the use of the AHRS500 into the most
challenging types of aircraft installations. CRM500 is FAA
certified for TSO C6d with AHRS500 and is already in
Residents, Pakistani Officials, Disagree On Whether It Really
Did the hunt for Osama bin Laden and his followers lead a couple
of American military aircraft operating in Afghanistan to stray
across the border and overfly Pakistan? Residents along the border
say yes... but their own government begs to differ.
Cathay Pacific Cargo, one of the premier air cargo brands in the
world, will begin Boeing 747-400 air freighter service to DFW
International Airport on November 19th. Based in Hong Kong,
Cathay Pacific Cargo air freighters will fly to DFW three times per
week, marking a continued upward trend in the freight business to
North Texas from Asia.
NBAA's Bolen Confronts FAA Officials At Washington Forum
At a forum held this week to consider changes to the funding
mechanism used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for
providing air traffic services, National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen challenged a panel of
aviation industry officials who support user fees as a primary
means of revenue generation for air traffic service providers.
NATA's Coyne: Article "More Befitting The Entertainment
National Air Transportation Association President James
Coyne issued the following statement Wednesday in response to
the cover story in Forbes Magazine titled "Flight
"In his article Flight of Fear (April 9, 2005, Forbes Magazine)
Seth Lubove’s misuse of facts is more befitting the
entertainment tabloids, then a credible publication like
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"There was an indication that an aircraft has entered the no-fly
zone. There's an investigation to determine what it really
Source: White House News Secretary Scott
McClellan, after the president was briefly evacuated from the Oval
Office to the bunker beneath the executive mansion on Wednesday.
Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to the fabled "undisclosed,
secure location" as well after an apparent mistake somewhere in the
Washington ADIZ led the Secret Service to believe an aircraft had
breached the no-fly zone. Officials later said there was no such