"If someone claims that our core
mission is just warning the public of hazardous conditions, that's
really impossible unless we forecast the weather all the time. You
don't just plug in your clock when you want to know what time it
Source: Ed Johnson, the weather service's
director of strategic planning and policy, speaking about
legislation proposed by Sen. Rick Santorum.
Good news for Northrop Grumman came earlier this week, as the
company announced that their "Fire Scout" program is expanding from
$55 million to $81 million. It's even better news for the troops in
Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has introduced a bill to
prevent the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration from providing information that is
available from a commercial vendor.
What happens when there aren't enough airport technicians
working? Understaffing caused a power outage and communications
blackout last Saturday at Tampa International Airport, according to
the union representing the airport technicians, Professional
Airways Systems Specialists (PASS).
Okun Enterprises dropped out of plans to buy Chicago Express
this week after learning more about the review process. ATA has
opened discussions with CSC Investment, who had the second highest
bid for the airline at the March 30th bankruptcy auction.
The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame inducted four new members
Saturday evening at the Museum of Aviation's Century of Flight
hangar. Aldine "Al" Patton, Thomas "Pre" Ball, Hollis Harris and
Robert Sprayberry are the new members inducted to the Hall of Fame
in this year's banquet.