The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced Friday that the remains of a serviceman, missing in
action from World War II, have been identified and are being
returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
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ANN Special Feature: Landing Below Minimums -
04.25.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob
The FAA has recognized the Air Charter Safety Foundation's
(ACSF) Industry Audit Standard (IAS) as meeting the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety management system (SMS)
standards for general aviation (Part 91) operators.
Tracking Number Fulfills Another Requirement From The 9/11
Individuals who contact the TSA Contact Center (TCC) to report
suspicious activity will now receive a tracking number as
confirmation of their phone call or email—fulfilling a key
requirement of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11
Commission Act of 2007.
Rockwell Collins To Upgrade Air France B777-300 FFS
The French Civil Aviation Authority, La Direction
Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) has
granted Level D approval for Rockwell Collins’ EP-8000 image
generator on an Air France Boeing 777-300 full flight
Runway Incursions, Risk Management, Advance Cockpits Among The
The day before the EBACE exhibition opens next month, the
European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National
Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will jointly host a workshop
dedicated to the safety issues facing aircraft operators in
Sheltair Brings Its Three Lines Under One Umbrella
Holland Sheltair Aviation Group, an aviation company offering
fixed base operations (FBOs), property leasing and facility
construction, says it has unified all three divisions of the
company under one brand, Sheltair.
Garmin's Next-Gen Avionics System Picks Up Where the GNS 430/530 Left Off
The industry has been waiting for years to see the follow-up to one of the most successful avionics platforms in the history of general aviation. Greatly anticipated, and buoyed by an aggressive rumor mill, the Garmin folks spent a considerable period of time with our Aero-TV teams to explain why the GTN 650 and 750 systems represent Garmin's best bet for future cockpits.
It's Getting Harder To Tell Who The 'Good Guys' Are,
I grew up in a family that respected the law and had a little
more of an idea as to how justice was (properly) meted out
due to the presence of a LEO in the family (the late, great, Bob
MacDonald, a New York State Trooper and my Uncle). Over the
years, I realized that the job of law enforcement was a tough
one... on those upon whom the penalties of the law fell... as well
as those who were empowered to see justice done. Still; as amazing
and brave as most LEOs are, they are often only as good as the
system within which they work. In the case of the US Department of
Homeland Security's Air and Marine Operations Center, we have a
great number of reasons to believe that something is going
seriously wrong... a
Garmin's Next-Gen Avionics System Picks Up Where the GNS 430/530
The industry has been waiting for years to see the follow-up to
one of the most successful avionics platforms in the history of
general aviation. Greatly anticipated, and buoyed by an aggressive
rumor mill, the Garmin folks spent a considerable period of time
with our Aero-TV teams to explain why the GTN 650 and 750 systems
represent Garmin's best bet for future cockpits.
More Than 200 Synthetic Vision Systems And 100 Enhanced Nav
Systems In The Fleet
The 500th PlaneView cockpit was recently deliverd by Gulfstream
just eight years after the flight deck was first delivered. The
mark was reached with the delivery of the 209th large-cabin,
long-range G450 aircraft.
Five Airframes And Two Engines Added To Duncan's Lineup
Duncan Aviation has added several authorizations to the Civil
Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Repair Station Certificate
in Lincoln. New authorizations were granted to the current Repair
Station Certificate after a CAAC audit of the Duncan Aviation
facility in Lincoln.
The first painting of the Bell Helicopter "Heroes of Aviation"
series was unveiled at a ceremony at the 2011 Army Aviation
Association of America (AAAA) professional forum and exposition,
held in Nashville TN.
The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no
depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is
established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure
turn and where the final approach descent may be commenced. The FAP
serves as the FAF and identifies the beginning of the final
Aero-Linx: FAA Safety and
The Safety and Quality Assurance Office assures the safety,
effectiveness and supports quality of Aviation System Standards
programs through the development and oversight of organizational
safety and quality assurance policies and procedures. Key
components of the Aviation System Standards integrated safety
system include Flight Safety, Environmental, Occupational Safety
and Health, Safety Management System, and Internal Evaluation
"We urge pilots to exercise extreme caution in any
ground intercept activity or "Air Bust" since Law Enforcement is
apparently primed to confront serious bad guys... though the record
of accuracy in such activities is abysmal. If these activities go
unchallenged and unchecked, someone is likely to be hurt or
killed... and, of course, aviation will get yet another nail in its
coffin -- courtesy of Uncle Sam."
Source: ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell --
from his commentary and analysis of a troublesome DHS dcoument
outlining information imparted to local Law Enforcement agencies
involved in the interception of General Aviation aircraft.