Rationale And Impacts Air Safety Studied By House
The House Committee on Science and Technology’s
Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday
to examine the FAA's efforts and rationale behind the proposed
reorganization of the NWS aviation weather services. Members
questioned witnesses about the possible impacts the NWS
reorganization could have on effectiveness of the aviation weather
service and air safety.
More Than 10,000 Flying Machines Will Descend On Whittman
As the entire ANN staff gears up to head to Wisconsin, because a
lot of aviation news is made during the week, EAA says don't forget
AirVenture Oshkosh is not only "The World's Greatest Aviation
Celebration," it's also an outstanding value for families looking
for a unique attraction this summer.
House Defense Subcommittee Approves Funding For 5
Even with layoff notices going out to workers at Lockheed
Martin's Owego, NY plant, the House Appropriations Defence
Subcommittee has tried to breath new life into the embattled VH-71
program, including $485.2 million to build five of the Presidential
15 Key Milestones Compiled From Kinescopes, Videotape, And NASA
NASA has released newly restored video from the July 20,
1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. The
release commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first mission to
land astronauts on the moon.
You've heard of Big Oil and Big Pharma, but what about Big Moon?
A study performed by the Futron Corporation, an aerospace
consultancy based in Bethesda, MD, predicts that companies such as
those competing for the Google Lunar X PRIZE will be able to
address a market in excess of $1 billion over the course of the
Allegedly Involved In A "Security Checkpoint Problem"
Police removed the pilot of an AirTran 717 in handcuffs at
Newport News/Williamsburg Airport in Virginia Wednesday. He was
allegedly involved in some kind of dispute with TSA personnel at a
Panama-Based Airline Places Firm Order For 13, Options 8
Boeing is still selling the 737. The Panamanian-based carrier
Copa Airlines says it will buy 13 Boeing 737-800 airplanes, which
at Boeing list prices represents a total investment of
approximately $1 billion.
“This Subcommittee has frequently struggled with
the peculiar nonchalance of some government agencies in the face of
obvious dysfunction in critical programs. Today we struggle with
the equally peculiar determination by the FAA to solve a problem
that appears not to exist, to fix what ain’t
Source: Subcommittee Chairman Brad Miller
(D-NC), at a hearing of the House Committee on Science and
Technology’s Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee.
Severe Weather Avoidance Plan. An approved plan to minimize the
effect of severe weather on traffic flows in impacted terminal
and/or ARTCC areas. SWAP is normally implemented to provide the
least disruption to the ATC system when flight through portions of
airspace is difficult or impossible due to severe weather.
Aero-Linx: Restored Moon
All the cool websites seem to be at NASA this week. Yesterday,
it was audio recordings, today, video of the moon landing 40 years
ago which has been restored and digitally enhanced. The downloads
are a little large and can take a while, but for those of us who
stayed up late and squinted to watch those grainy images 40 years
ago, worth the wait.