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Safety Mindset - 05.27.11
Major European Powers Like The UK, France, Italy And Germany
Remain Key Markets Despite Frozen Or Reduced Overall Defence
A new market study "The Military Helicopter Market 2011-2021"
finds helicopters certainly play key roles and are expected to
remain doing so in the foreseeable future. Thus, programs related
to their development and acquisition remains remarkably resilient
to cuts in defence spending.
Upgraded Device Provides New Targeting Capabilities
Delivery of Target Sight System (TSS) follow-on production units
for the U.S. Marine Corps' AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter has gotten
underway. The TSS units feature upgraded software to provide
additional targeting capabilities.
Travel Company Offers Contest For Suborbital Flight With A
Is there a celebrity you'd like to see sent to space ... and
allowed to come back? The collective buying travel site
TripAlertz.com has picked a different kind of "A" list of
celebrities ... and is asking the public to select one to be sent
on a suborbital trip through a partnership with XCOR Aerospace.
Mustang Gallops To The Aid Of Air Ambulance
Operators On A Budget...
"What a cool concept," we thought, when we first spied the
Cessna Mustang air ambulance adaptation accomplished by Cessna and
Spectrum Aero-Med... in an industry that lives (and, sadly, dies)
as a result of the speed with which an operator can work, the fact
that an uncommonly cost-effective entry-level bizjet has been
brought into the game is not only smart but offers aid to parts of
the world that, in the past, simply couldn't afford the life-saving
speed a bizjet offers.
Principato: Law Would Turn Airports Into Tax Collectors
Airports Council International-North America president Greg
Principato stressed that the preparation for and implementation of
the law will carry significant administrative and financial burdens
at a time when airports are facing dramatic cuts in federal
Boeing, ANA To Conduct 787 Service Readiness Validation In
Boeing and ANA have outlined how the two companies will work
together to help prove the 787 Dreamliner's readiness to enter
service on a commercial basis. Using the second flight test
aircraft, known as ZA002, they will simulate in-service operations
across several airports in Japan.
NASA is seeking proposals for services from commercial
suborbital flight providers and payload integrators to support the
agency's Flight Opportunities Program, which is part of NASA's
Office of the Chief Technologist.
Political Support Needed To Jumpstart Growth Of Domestic
According to a new study, the Pacific Northwest has the diverse
feedstocks, fuel-delivery infrastructure and political will needed
to create a viable biofuels industry capable of reducing greenhouse
gases and meeting the future fuel demands of the aviation
"The 3% withholding regulation will put our industry in
the position of not only playing our current role as landlord but
we will also be forced to play the role of tax collector."
Source: Greg Principato, President, Airports Council
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but rather a museum of online documents which contains an ever
growing history of the U.S. Air Force.