Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) Looks To Extend Aviation Tax Exemption
U.S. Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) introduced legislation
Thursday he hopes will help boost general aviation aircraft sales.
The General Aviation Jobs Act would extend the current bonus
depreciation allowance for another two years and shorten the
recovery period for noncommercial aircraft property from five to
In its just-released report "The Coming Aerospace Squeeze - a
Review of Commercial Aircraft Programs in Brazil, Canada, China,
Japan and Russia," AirInsight summarizes current and planned
aircraft programs in each of these countries and the potential
impact of those programs on the commercial aerospace market.
Independent Analysis Indicates Flight Training, Other
Operations May Be Jeopardized
A recent analysis conducted by the Center for Defense
Information, an independent research organization in Washington,
DC, says as much as $2.6 billion has been shifted by lawmakers out
of the U.S. Military Operation and Maintenance (O&M) budget for
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Piece Lays Out A Vision For Future
Commercial human spaceflight received a strong endorsement today
by a group of thirteen former NASA astronauts who published an
opinion piece titled "Commercial Spaceflight: All Systems Go" in
the Wall Street Journal.
San Francisco Bay Area Museum Accepted To Smithsonian
The Hiller Aviation Museum joins a small group of museums and
cultural institutions as a partner in the Smithsonian Affiliations
Program. The Smithsonian Affiliations program allows selected
organizations to have greater access to the collections and
educational resources of the Smithsonian network.
As Many As 300 Could Be Let Go From Flight Test Team
As part of the most recent round of layoffs announced by Boeing,
as many as 300 people involved with flight testing, operations, and
validation (FTO&V) could lose their jobs. The cuts are part of
the 10,000 jobs Boeing says it needs to shed this year. 4,500 of
those slated to come from the commercial airplane division.
Teams are preparing for the arrival of the STS-129 mission
astronauts for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, or TCDT
at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Space shuttle Atlantis'
six-member crew will be flying to Kennedy on Monday for the launch
training, and will arrive at about 1015 EDT.
David Bass Said He Was On Allergy Medication,
David Bass, a well-known public relations professional who often
appears on television as a political analyst, has been charged with
interfering with a flight crew on a Continental flight between
Houston and Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, which could
land him in prison for 20 years.
"Boeing and Airbus are feeding the hand that will come
back to bite them. (T)echnology transfer to emerging aerospace
countries is enabling new competitors who will each take a piece of
the market." Source: Ernest S.
Arvai of The Arvai Group.
The Hiller Aviation Museum has just been chosed to participate
in a program with The Smithsonian Institution, which means they're
probably a pretty good outfit on their own. The museum website
allows visitors to browse through some of the collections, and
tells about upcoming events should you be in the Bay Area.