Enhanced Security And Intelligence Measures To Make Up For
President Barack Obama Thursday outlined his administrations'
efforts to beef up intelligence and security systems in the wake of
a failed attempt to detonate an explosive device aboard a Northwest
Airlines flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day.
Cuts Total Acquisition To 122 Aircraft Through 2015
Defense Secretary Robert Gates will slow down the F-35 program
due to budget constraints, trimming Pentagon acquisition of the
Joint Strike Fighter to just 10 in 2011, and no more than 122
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Canada's Snowbirds jet team)
Pratt & Whitney has delivered its final Conventional Take
Off and Landing/Carrier Variant (CTOL/CV) F135 flight test engine
to the F-35 Joint Program Office, completing another step as the
program transitions from System Development and Demonstration to
DHL, County Working To Donate Site For An Air Commerce
Although a final agreement has not yet been reached, DHL Express
has been working closely with the Clinton County Port Authority
(CCPA) on an agreement to donate the former DHL Air Hub/Wilmington
Airpark to the local community for redevelopment and future use of
the site as an airport/commerce park.
Bill Would Require All Pilots Operating Under Part 121 To Be
The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) has
expressed support for Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) bill that
would require all pilots flying in Part 121 operations to possess
an FAA Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP).
Owner Jeff Paulson Showcases His Unique Restoration Shop
Since focusing his business on airplane repair and restorations in 2003, Jeff Paulson and his team have completed award-winning restorations from a Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior to a Fairchild 24; the company’s full restoration of a 1929 Travel Air 4000 won Grand Champion at the Arlington Fly-In and Sport Convention in 2005. Based in Scappoose, Oregon, Evergreen Aviation Services and Restorations rebuilds from partial restorations, such as simple repairs and modifications, to complete restorations and re-assembly.
Owner Jeff Paulson Showcases His Unique Restoration
Since focusing his business on airplane repair and restorations
in 2003, Jeff Paulson and his team have completed award-winning
restorations from a Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior to a Fairchild 24;
the company’s full restoration of a 1929 Travel Air 4000 won
Grand Champion at the Arlington Fly-In and Sport Convention in
Aero-Heartbreaker #3: The US Congress
I'm not going to debate party politics this time around -- just
suffice it to say that no aspect of our government, least of all
the US Congress, distinguished itself in 2009. This grand
democratic experiment, started over 200 years ago, has stubbed its
toe a bit and for the moment we get to feel the pain. That being
said, the actions of our current Congress were some of the most
myopic, reprehensible, foolish, and ignorant I have witnessed in
nearly 53 years.
Aero-Heroes #3: Captain Sully and His Crew
Wow. Just as it seemed that aviation was never going to pull
itself out from under the dark cloud created by so many ponderous
factors, we witnessed the enormity of the "Miracle on the Hudson."
While Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger performed heroically in
the ditching of his Airbus into the Hudson River, pilots like you
and I know that there was nothing innately 'heroic' about
it... he was doing his job, he was doing it competently, and he and
his crew pulled off a magnificent piece of airmanship under
500,000 Names Scrubbed Under New Criteria Following Christmas
The U.S. government has relaxed the standards for inclusion on
its "No-Fly" list following the Christmas Day attempt to bring down
an airliner bound for Detroit. Under the new standards, Umar Farouk
AbdulMutallab would have not been allowed to fly.
Camelina Projects To Produce Renewable Jet Fuel
BioJet Corporation and Great Plains Oil & Exploration
announced Wednesday that they have executed a Teaming Agreement for
the purpose of producing renewable jet fuels. The companies plan to
jointly develop integrated Camelina cultivation and associated
Abu Dhabi-Based Company Will Be The Largest Lineage 1000
Embraer delivered the first Lineage 1000 executive jet to Al
Jaber Aviation (AJA) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the end
of December, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The
aircraft will begin operations for on-demand charter service in
A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure
printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide
obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal
area to the appropriate en route structure.
Videos of this little UAV have been all over the internet for a
couple of days, mostly because you control it with your iPhone. And
it sends a video feed which you can see on your screen. Does the
technology have broader implications? Until they figure that out,
it's a cool little toy.