It was a meeting intended to discuss measures to head off travel
delays over the upcoming holiday season... but instead, Delta Air
Lines CEO Richard Anderson spent most of his time before Congress
Thursday downplaying recent reports of an imminent merger.
Recommends Pilots Study Layout, Ask For Progressive Taxi
Pilots planning to fly into or out of Dekalb-Peachtree Airport
in Atlanta, GA should take a good, long look at the airport's
layout before thinking about moving around the ramp there, says the
Federal Aviation Administration.
In August 2000, Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport decided to waive landing, gate and security
fees to airlines which would open new non-stop service... a program
that was, apparently, a little too successful.
NASA and industry engineers successfully tested the main
parachute for Constellation Program rockets during a drop test
Thursday at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground near Yuma, AZ. The
parachute system will allow Ares I and Ares V first stage boosters
to be recovered and reused.
At a grand opening ceremony Friday, American Eurocopter
celebrated the opening of its new West Coast Regional Support
Facility in Long Beach, CA. This new facility is located on the
Long Beach Airport in the Daugherty Skyharbor Complex.
On Friday, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation unveiled its ASF
SafetyCast series of web-based General Aviation (GA) safety
seminars. A first in aviation safety training, AOPA says the 17
hours of free webcasts bring the benefits of ASF’s acclaimed
live safety training sessions covering a range of vital flying
topics to all pilots worldwide, 24 hours a day.
The Collings Foundation tells ANN the Vietnam Memorial Flight
performance is available for the 2008 air show season. The Memorial
Flight features three of the most formidable Vietnam era
An alkyd resin primer used to prepare a metal surface to take a
topcoat of paint. Moisture in contact with a coating of zinc
chromate primer causes the primer to release chromate ions that
inhibit the formation of corrosion on the metal protected by the
"I was as surprised as you were. There are no
discussions. There have been no discussions."
Source: Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air
Lines, in response to inquiries Thursday by Georgia Congressman
Lynn Westmoreland on the veracity of reports the Altanta-based
carrier planned to merge with United Airlines. Anderson was called
to speak before a House transportation subcommittee on ways to
combat flight delays... but the topic quickly turned to those