ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.30.06 09:00 EST:
Spain's government says Basque separatists with ETA (Euskadi ta
Askatasuna, or Basque Fatherland and Liberty) ended a
nine-month cease fire by exploding a car bomb in a parking lot near
the new terminal at Madrid's airport this morning.
You may have seen it first on the big screen, but NASA says a
manned mission to visit an asteroid isn't as far-fetched as it
seems. Experts at several locations are currently outlining the
details and requirements of just such a mission.
In what will likely be the last order announced in 2006, Boeing
and Korean Air said Friday the two companies have finalized an
order for 25 airplanes with a value of approximately $5.6 billion
at list prices.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO
Ed Bolen issued a letter Friday alerting NBAA Members to a
directive issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),
concerning "operational control" -- a term used to describe the
systems and procedures involved in the safe and legal operation of
I try not to condemn pilots who choose to take risks that I
myself do not... so long as they adequately plan for those risks
and always keep that "solid gold out" in mind. Sometimes it's very
hard to maintain this objectivity, especially since I read every
FAA and NTSB accident report that hits the Internet.
"It is astounding that Atlanta and Dallas-Ft. Worth have
multiple radars to cover for catastrophic failures on site, but FAA
does not believe O'Hare should be given similar
Source: From a letter sent by members of the
Illinois congressional delegation to FAA Administrator Marion
Blakey, asking her to speed delivery of a backup radar system
scheduled for installation at Chicago's O'Hare International in