President Bush Orders Improvements To GPS For Civilian Use
President Bush has signed a new policy that guarantees the
availability and reliability of GPS for civilian use. And despite
some exaggerated press reports, there is no imminent threat that
GPS will be shut down.
How close is United Airlines to falling into the Pit of
Real close, according to the airline itself. And if that happens,
United says, its employees, the airline industry and the public at
large will suffer.
Sean O'Keefe arrived at NASA with a commitment to financial
responsibility, but he leaves the agency with a broader legacy. He
deserves sincere thanks for his compassionate stewardship of the
agency through the Columbia accident and the return of the shuttle
to flight. He deserves serious respect for his leadership in
formulating, staffing and funding the Vision for Space Exploration.
It is clear that NASA's recent budget victory would not have been
possible without Mr. O'Keefe's advocacy; what should be equally
recognized is that the transformation Mr. O'Keefe initiated upon
his arrival was critical to building an environment in which the
president could launch the new vision.
Mechanics And Avionics Technicians Prepare To Compete
The Great Lakes International Aviation Conference, announced
today that the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA)
will hold their regional Aviation Maintenance Olympics at the Great
Lakes Aviation Conference. The conference will be held January 20th
thru 22nd in Lansing, Michigan.Aviation mechanics and avionics
technicians will showcase their skills and professionalism in both
individual and team competitions.
The Australian Army has taken delivery of the first of 22 state
of the art Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters at a ceremony at
Oakey in Queensland, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced
Missions Include Measuring Hydrogen -- Precursor Of Water
NASA has selected eight proposals to provide instrumentation and
associated science investigations for the mobile Mars Science
Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2009. Proposals selected
today were submitted to NASA in response to an announcement of
opportunity released in April.
Civil Aircraft Agreement Opens New Dimension In Long-Standing
Thales says it's reinforced its position in the Russian
aerospace market by signing a protocol with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft
Company to provide the development and integration of Thales' full
avionics suite on board the Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) airplane.
The protocol, signed in Moscow, outlines just how the two companies
will interact in the construction of the RRJ and includes a
contract of around 70 million euros for a first batch of
Aviation Prodigy Jamail Larkins Shares His Passion for
In an effort to provide hands-on educational opportunities to
area students, DFW International Airport joins forces with the
Federal Aviation Administration and American Airlines to host the
first-ever Aviation and Transportation Career Expo. This year's
Expo is themed "Get Moving in the Right Direction--Non-Stop
Success" and is the first large scale event created to allow first
through twelfth grade students in North Texas to receive an
introduction to potential careers in aviation and
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University space physicist James
Wanliss has received the National Science Foundation's most
prestigious award for new faculty members, the Faculty Early Career
Development award. The grant recognizes and supports the early
career-development activities of teacher-scholars who are most
likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.
"The consequences of a failure to reorganize United would be
devastating. With the difficult circumstances facing other
carriers, most of United's employees would be unable to find other
jobs in the airline industry, especially not at other legacy
Source: A UAL bankruptcy court filing as quoted in
the Denver Post. United hopes to convince a bankruptcy judge to
toss the company's contracts with its workers. If that happens, at
least one union -- the AFA -- has threatened to strike.
Charles B. Chitwood has been name the new Deputy Director at the
Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Chitwood will
succeed Rex Geveden who recently became NASA's Chief Engineer at
its headquarters in Washington, DC.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces that
it has revised and expanded its Professional Development Program
(PDP) objectives, bringing the total number of objectives to 30.
The changes were made in order to align PDP more closely with the
NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program, NBAA's formal
certification program for current and aspiring flight department
managers. The association now seeks new educational providers to
develop courses that meet the new PDP objectives.