Industry Continues To Feel Repercussions Of Economy, Political
Dassault Falcon announced today the layoff 111 workers from the
Little Rock Completion Center. Another 42 workers have taken
advantage of an “early out” program bringing the
Center’s total workforce to 2100 employees, about the same as
it was in early 2008.
EAA volunteers and chapters around the world will continue an
aviation tradition a week from Saturday (June 13), as they give
flights to young aviation enthusiasts on the 16th annual
International Young Eagles Day (IYED). The annual event brings
together kids and pilots as part of the EAA Young Eagles program,
which with nearly 1.5 million kids flown since 1992, is the largest
youth aviation education program ever created.
'Reauthorization of government programs that enable small
aerospace businesses to drive innovation and technology are
important for our country's future leadership and competitiveness,'
so days AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey.
NASA's Max Launch Abort System, or MLAS, is scheduled to be
tested June 15 at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops
Island, Va. The launch window extends from approximately 0545. to
Two of the nation's self-described 'largest aviation
associations' are apparently going to try and make nice with each
other... after years of sniping and other less positive
'competitive' behavior. EAA and AOPA claim that they will
be collaborating on issues and programs that protect, support
and grow general aviation as the result of a June 3 working session
at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wis.
Originally a noun, now a verb meaning to fly the return leg of a
trip without cargo or passengers. Originally coined during the
infancy of the major airlines, the term was pejoratively applied to
company employees or spouses, who were strapped into otherwise
empty seats to give the appearance of high business volume.
Aero-Linx: NASA - Exploration
Systems Mission Directorate
At the core of NASA's future space exploration is a return to
the moon, where we will build a sustainable long term human
presence. As the space shuttle approaches retirement and the
International Space Station nears completion, NASA is building the
next fleet of vehicles to bring astronauts back to the moon, and
possibly to Mars and beyond.
"Reauthorization of government programs that enable
small aerospace businesses to drive innovation and technology are
important for our country's future leadership and
Source: From a recent Presser on behalf of
AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey, who is advocating a
number of changes to SBIR and SSTR reauthorization.