Leaders Of Thirteen Groups Send Joint Letter To Key Senators
Thirteen aviation trade associations representing all facets of the industry have sent a letter to Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), urging them to support U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to “research, test, and deploy biofuels in the aviation sector.”
Six members of the California Congressional delegation recently called on Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to initiate a collaborative study involving all stakeholders to address community concerns about helicopter noise.
The MoC Sets Out A Collaborative Framework To Address Air Traffic Management Challenges Together
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and NATS, the United Kingdom's (UK) leading air navigation service provider (ANSP), have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) Friday. The MoC will allow both parties to collaborate, exchange ideas and experiences as well as develop and implement new initiatives to tackle air traffic management (ATM) challenges.
Couple Was Returning From A Campaign Event When The Accident Occurred
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) and her husband Chuck Franco were reportedly uninjured when the single-engine plane they were in made a gear-up landing in Santa Fe, NM Wednesday evening. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler was also aboard the plane.
FCC To Explore Use Of Airborne Technologies During Disasters
The FCC is looking at ways to restore communications after disasters like 2005's Hurricane Katrina, which left over 3 million people without telephone service after crippling 38 emergency call centers in the New Orleans area. The FCC voted to explore using airborne technology in use with the U.S. military to bring temporary communications to disaster areas.
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, U.S. Air Force (Ret) Steping Down After Eight Years
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has begun a search for a new executive director to replace Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, U.S. Air Force (retired), who is retiring after eight years of service as executive director of AIAA. The search is expected to be completed by October 2012.
The FAA is investigating an incident involving a Canadair CL600 jet traveling from Opa-Locka to Pompano Beach, Florida, when it was diverted and landed safely at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said "An airport vehicle met the aircraft as it exited the runway and escorted it to Bombardier Aviation (a maintenance facility on the airport) where it was discovered that the main cabin door was missing.”
“Both HAI and our operator members in the LA basin have repeatedly said we welcome the opportunity to work directly with the community, and in fact have met with members of the community many times over the years.” Source: HAI President Matt Zuccaro.