Renewed Extremist Action Means More Super Hornets Overhead
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 stationed aboard
USS Enterprise (CVN 65) provided support to International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground for the third
consecutive day, September 5, as part of Operation Medusa near
Five days... four VERY long flights. An Airbus A380 took off
from Toulouse, France Friday morning, for the fourth and last of
the planned Early Long Flights test series. At 15-hours in
duration, the final flight was also the longest planned trek in a
series of test "ELF" passenger flights.
"We're pleased that it has come about and disappointed
that it took so long to be implemented in Canada. Perhaps the
(newspaper) stories helped to bump up the priority."
Source: Art LaFlamme, senior air safety
coordinator with the Air Line Pilots Association and former
director general of civil aviation with Transport Canada, speaking
on the Canadian government's plan to mandate installation of
traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS) on all commercial
aircraft in that country by the end of the year.