In a news conference Monday, NASA managers discussed how the
agency will be adjusting the budget, schedule and technical
performance milestones for its Constellation Program to ensure the
first crewed flight of the Ares I rocket and Orion crew capsule in
Lease Orders Have Brought In New Business, Boeing Says
Boeing and British Airways recently signed an order for two
Boeing 777-300ER jetliners valued at $529 million at list prices.
The American planemaker also announced that GE Commercial Aviation
Services (GECAS) has purchased two 777-300ERs, airplanes that were
previously listed as an unidentified order on the Boeing Web
Pilots at United Airlines have fired the latest salvo in their
contentious war of words against the carrier's management. In a
letter sent last week to Acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell,
the chief of the United branch of the Air Line Pilots Association
said four recent engine failures on Boeing 737s flown by United may
indicate "maintenance standards have deteriorated at United as
operational decisions are increasingly driven by economic
The Pros And Cons Of AOPA's Air Safety Foundation, With CFII
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with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".
Sir Richard Branson, the President of Virgin Atlantic Airways,
recently wrote to both US Presidential candidates claiming a
proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines
would "severely damage competition on major transatlantic routes
and leave consumers worse off."
Arizona kids and teens are set to blast their local libraries
into orbit after completing Outer Space Base, a library series of
space science programs in Tucson. Nine- to thirteen-year-olds will
participate in a live educational downlink with Expedition 17
astronaut Greg Chamitoff aboard the International Space Station on
Friday, August 15, from 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm CDT.
Alaska Airlines announced Monday it cancelled flights to and
from Adak, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka,
Alaska, late Sunday and early Monday morning. The flights were
cancelled as a safety precaution related to the pattern of ash at
altitude created by the eruption of Kasatochi volcano in the
Aleutians Islands last week.
Completes Order From Turboprop's First Foreign Customer
Embraer delivered the 25th Super Tucano turboprop to the
Colombian Air Force (FAC) Monday, in a ceremony held at the
Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos,
Brazil. The event marked the conclusion of the deliveres that began
in December 2006 to the aircraft’s first foreign
The Talon 600 Is The First Of A New Generation For Rotorway
Last year at AirVenture 2007, Rotorway proudly displayed its newest aircraft, the A600 Talon. Successor to the well-known Exec 162F, the A600 looks almost identical... but Rotorway CEO Grant Norwitz is quick to point out beneath the aircraft's skin is an entirely new aircraft.
Cessna v Cirrus Mid-Air Reported Over Rock Springs, WY
ANN is monitoring the incoming details of a Sunday afternoon
accident in which an SR22 with two persons on board was involved
with in a midair collision with a Cessna 172 with a
student pilot onboard. All three persons are confirmed
The Talon 600 Is The First Of A New Generation For
Last year at AirVenture 2007, Rotorway proudly displayed its
newest aircraft, the A600 Talon. Successor to the well-known Exec
162F, the A600 looks almost identical... but Rotorway CEO Grant
Norwitz is quick to point out beneath the aircraft's skin is an
entirely new aircraft.
Okay, what's so special about the attached pic of four happy
guys at AirVenture 2008 with a new airplane in tow?In this case,
there is a lot to celebrate, as the Australian-built, SP 2000
Outback 2 not only attended the show, but also became a "U.S.
citizen" by passing its final S-LSA inspection.
Jake Reed of Westminster, Md. (Carroll County)
has been named the National Cadet of the Year by the Civil Air
Patrol. He received the award Saturday, August 9th during the
organization's annual conference in Orlando, Fla.
The thief who absconded with a Cessna 150 from the Jefferson
City Memorial Airport, has ultimately been allowed to plead guilty
to a single amended charge of Trespassing. The Auxvasse, MO,
resident used a hidden key to gain entrance to the Jefferson City
Flying Service last February and removed the Cessna's key from
within. He had previously been an employee at the same
In addition to its duties as a transport squadron, Marine
Transport Squadron 1 has two unique missions aboard the air station
– search and rescue operations and community relations. VMR-1
flew across the Neuse River to Arapahoe, N.C., and demonstrated its
SAR capabilities for the boys and girls at Camp Sea Gull, July
Mooney Airplane Company has named Aviones Mooney de Venezuela in
Caracas as its sales representative for Venezuela, Panama, Aruba,
Bonaire, and Curaçao. Aviones de Mooney de Venezuela's
principle owner, Alberto Villasmil, previously served as a Mooney
representative in the early 1980s.
“This is a static display and this is a way we can
interact with the local community and show them what we do in the
Marine Corps... We do this a couple of times a month. We have a
pretty big presence in the local community and we like doing this
to show them we’re out there."
Source: Capt. Brian Santucci, the search and
rescue officer in charge of VMR-1, speaking about a public demo of
their SAR capabilities. VMR-1 flew across the Neuse River to
Arapahoe, N.C., and demonstrated its SAR capabilities for boys and
girls at Camp Sea Gull, July 28th.