Says Communications Problems Hamper Speedy Rescue Of Crash
In a letter to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, the NTSB says
the FAA should work to improve communications between it and the
Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC), which has
responsibility for initiation and coordination of SAR activities in
the domestic United States.
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ANN Special Feature: Airline Passengers Bill of
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Evergreen International Claims "Breach Of Contract"
An Oregon airline that says it was given a contract to fly and
maintain Boeing's "Dreamlifter" as part of the 787 supply chain has
sued the plane maker for breach of contract. Evergreen
International was told by Boeing last month that the contract was
being switched to New York-based Atlas Air.
Bipartisan Support Directs Several Key Elements For Space
Prior to the halfway point of the 60-day 2010 Florida
Legislative Session in Tallahassee, the Florida Senate moved
rapidly to pass a critical bill to aid in stimulating economic
development and job growth across the state,
including critical funding for Florida's aerospace
Pilot Killed When Airplane Went Down Just After Takeoff
The pilot of a Vans RV-6A was killed Saturday when the airplane
went down just after takeoff from Lantana airport (KLNA) in south
Florida. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies pronounced Michael
Cupaiole, 58, the registered owner of the aircraft, dead at the
$900 Million For A Seven-Year Terminal Development Program
As part of a joint venture team known as BARC, Balfour Beatty
Construction was selected for $900 million in preconstruction and
construction services for DFW International Airport’s
seven-year Terminal Development Program.
Sierra Industries announced the continuation of the "Fly Through
Maintenance" program into its second year. Celebrating the first
anniversary of the program in April, 2010, the “Fly-Thru
Maintenance” program provides for a replacement aircraft
during service or repairs of Citation aircraft.
CEO Mark Van Tine Discusses the Future of Electronic Chart
At the National Business Aviation Association’s 62nd
Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), exhibitors displayed
the latest in aviation technology. Aero-TV took the
opportunity to speak with President and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van
Tine, about what’s on the horizon for the company and the
future of paperless flight bags.
Such Innovative Technologies Have Become Commonplace In GA
You know that they're there -- but you rarely see them -- the tiny
little boxes that provide the physical guidance for today's
ingenious generation of glass panel cockpits. Solid-state by design
and bereft of the hundreds of moving parts once associated with
gyros and their support systems, the modern AHRS is a dependable,
and superior replacement for the vacuum pumps and gyros of
Claim Was That L-3 Had Attempted To Interfere With Cirrus'
Ability To Build Airplanes
Cirrus Design Corp has pulled the plug on a lawsuit it had filed
against L-3 Communications which claimed the latter had attempted
to convince other suppliers to stop doing business with them,
saying the GA airplane manufacturer would soon be seeking
Agreement Would Divide Assets With Builders Who Have Projects
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Randall Dunn has ruled that the assets of
Epic Air will be divided between a Chinese company who bid on the
company and builders who have projects underway for the kit-built
The U.S. Air Force has begun conducting structural stress
assessments on its existing fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft in an
effort to assess the feasibility of continuing to fly the jets for
an additional 10 years. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norman
Schwartz confirmed the action is underway.
Potential Fire Hazard Not Know At Initial Certification
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
for TKS de-icing fluid due to a potential flammability hazard. At
this time, this airworthiness concern is not considered an unsafe
condition that would warrant an airworthiness directive action.
“Maybe that’s a credit to the system, right,
that I don’t think of it as male or female? I just
think of it as a talented group of people going to do their job in
space.” Source: Bill
Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for space
The current shuttle mission is taking three women to ISS who
will join one who is already aboard. The website astronautix.com
has a listing of all of the women who have previously flown in
space, with photos and links to bio information.