Flight Exited Runway Upon Arrival ... No Injuries Reported
Southwest Airlines' Flight 1919 exited the runway at Chicago's
Midway Airport while landing at approximately 1333 CDT Tuesday. The
aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, arrived from Denver International
Airport, where it had departed at 0956 MDT.
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Award Is $3,000 Toward A Relevent Program At An In-State
Arizona students are now welcome to apply for the 2011 Angel
MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation. The college
scholarship winner will receive $3,000 towards tuition for a
relevant program at an Arizona college or university.
Twitter Followers Coming From As Far Away As Australia
NASA invited 150 lucky people to a behind-the-scenes perspective
from the press site at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Friday, April
29. The launch is scheduled for 1554 EDT.
ATK Receives $57 Million Deal From Orbital For Upgraded Castor
ATK has been awarded a $57 million contract to provide the
Castor 30XL, an upgraded second stage motor for Orbital Science
Corporation's Taurus II commercial launch vehicle, which will
supply cargo for NASA to the International Space Station.
Currently In Use In Thailand For "Avoid Don't Cut" Low-Level
The FAA has issued a Type Certificate to Safe Flight for
the Powerline Detection System. Safe Flight and Enstrom are
currently working towards an STC that will allow for a retrofit
installation to existing in-service 480 operators.
Six C-130 Hercules Firefighting Aircraft Working To Contain
The 302nd Air Expeditionary Group is continuing to battle the
wildfires that are raging throughout areas of southern Texas. The
302nd AEG, comprising Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve
units, has assisted with fire fighting efforts throughout the
Becker Avionics says it can provide cutting edge audio and
intercom solutions for the airborne Intelligence Surveillance
Reconnaissance (ISR) community to help enable organizations and
government agencies to make the right tactical and operational
One of the prettiest sights to be had at the 2009 AAA/APM Fly-In
and Convention was a stunning Waco UEC brought back to life by its
owner, pilot, and caretaker, John Swander. This rare cabin WACO is
one of the oldest of it's type and calls DeSoto, KS, home. John has
been rebuilding antique airplanes since 1979 and the his 1932 Waco
UEC Cabin Biplane came together after a decade long rebuild, taking
to the skies, once again, in 1999 and winning Grand Champion kudos
at Oshkosh 2000.
Balloting Dates Will Be Determined Later This Week
The NMB on Tuesday authorized a representation election that
could establish the International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers (IAM) as the sole collective bargaining
representative for 24,605 Flight Attendants at the recently merged
Group Still Hopes To Bring Company Back Under U.S. Control
In March, industry consultant and investment banker Brian Foley
published a report exploring the buying up of US general-aviation
companies by foreign entities. In doing so, he unwittingly
discovered a widespread penchant for getting one particular
company, Cirrus Aircraft, back under US control.
NASA Says Everything Is Progressing Towards A Launch As
At Tuesday's pre-launch countdown status briefing held at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center in Florida, managers reported space shuttle
Endeavour, its payload and crew are ready for launch at 1547 EDT
Fleet To Consist Of 93 Aircraft Across Major Commands
Air Force officials on Monday announced their strategy to
recapitalize the Air Force's helicopter fleet, which is critical to
nuclear weapon security response, continuity of government, and
combat search and rescue.
"Our teams here at Kennedy Space Center, and at NASA
centers around the country, have been working for over a year to
get Endeavour ready for the STS-134 mission." Source: NASA
Test Director Jeremy Graeber.