House Science, Space, And Technology Committee Reviews Government Efforts To Protect Earth
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing Tuesday titled "Threats from Space: A Review of U.S. Government Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors." The hearing is the first in a two-part series on what the U.S. is doing to track and monitor Near Earth Objects (NEO) that pose a threat to the planet. It comes one month after an asteroid passed the earth and a meteor exploded over the skies in Russia on the same day.
Republican Senators Roberts & Moran, Rep. Pompeo Address A Letter To SecDef Chuck Hagel
After the U.S. Air Force announced it would circumvent the Stop Work Order on the Light Air Support Embraer contract, U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran and U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo, all Republicans, called on the Department of Defense to reinstate the Stop Work Order until the Government Accountability Office can review Beechcraft’s protest.
U.S Exported Nearly $40 Billion In Air Travel Services
U.S. exports of air travel reached an all-time high of nearly $40 billion, fueling an air travel trade surplus for the fourth consecutive year, according to data released by industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A). The group said that activity helped the nation reduce its trade deficit in 2012, by exporting $39.5 billion in air-travel services, an all-time high, which helped produce a trade surplus for the fourth year in a row.
First Airplane Off The Line Will Be Operated By Copa Airlines
The first Next-Generation 737 built at the new production rate of 38 airplanes a month has been rolled out of Boeing's main assembly building. Panamanian customer Copa Airlines will take delivery of the 737-800 in early April.
Government May Open Up Low-Altitude Airspace In May
An official change in government policy may lead to a surge of GA manufacturing in China, as low-altitude airspace is expected to be opened to GA operations in May of this year. There are currently only about a thousand GA aircraft registered in China, but the Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) said during the 12th National People's Congress that it will soon begin to develop and then manufacture GA airplanes.
Historic World War II Aircraft To Participate Throughout Week At Oshkosh
Two of World War II’s most iconic aircraft, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, will be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2013 as part of the Commemorative Air Force’s “Ghost Squadron” at The World Greatest Aviation Celebration. The airplanes will be among the two most noteworthy of the hundreds of warbird aircraft at Oshkosh in 2013.
Pilot Training Program Will Provide 'Pilot Pipeline' For The Carrier
An agreement has been reached between TransPac Aviation Academy and American Eagle to offer the “American Eagle Pipeline Program”. This program will allow qualified pilots to work as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) at TransPac Aviation Academy while being actively employed by American Eagle.
Data From NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Adds To Scientists' Understanding
A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory points to the origin of a famous supernova. This supernova, discovered in 1604 by Johannes Kepler, belongs to an important class of objects that are used to measure the rate of expansion of the universe.
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Here's One More Way That The Transformation Of Aviation Can Happen... With Strong Leadership
ANN E-I-C Note, 03.21.13: A year later, this is still one of the best industry addresses we've seen. Listen carefully and tell me that AEA President Derks doesn't have her eyes squarely on the issues that plague our industry and her constituency. If all aero-leadership was this astute, we'd be in FAR better shape. -- Jim Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief/CEO
The 2012 AEA Convention and trade show had much to boast about... great news, exciting product unveilings and no end of interesting products and people to feature.
Opening Ceremonies and New Product Introductions Offer Live-Streaming Available in High-Definition
8:30 a.m. Pacific Time: Tuesday, March 26th
Opening Ceremonies and New Product Introductions from 27 avionics manufacturers & distributors
Las Vegas, NV. -- MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center
The AEA New Product Introductions always is one of the most-popular sessions at the annual AEA Convention, and it has quickly evolved into a must-see, cornerstone showcase in recent years. The event, sponsored by Universal Avionics Systems Corp., is the primary launching pad for companies to unveil the latest and greatest in
Announcement Of Contract Tower Closings Could Come Friday
Senate leadership has blocked Senator Jerry Moran’s (R-KS) amendment from being considered on the Senate floor during debate on the Continuing Funding Resolution. The Moran amendment sought to stop the FAA’s plans to shutter the contract tower program under the sequestration process.
Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Merlin 1D engine has achieved flight qualification, a major milestone for the next generation Merlin engine. Through a 28 test qualification program, the Merlin 1D accumulated 1,970 seconds of total test time, the equivalent run time of over 10 full mission durations, and is now fully qualified to fly on the Falcon 9 rocket.
Law Enforcement, Privacy, Other Concerns The Focus Of The Hearing
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday focusing on "The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations." Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said that there are many questions to be answered about how UAVs are used by various groups and agencies.
Consumer Group Urges Caution Going Forward With The Deal
The Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday concerning the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, and its impact on airline prices and services for consumers. Subcommittee chair Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said that the hearing was designed to underscored the importance of protecting consumers and maintaining competition in the airline industry.
Indiana Congressman Rokita Chides Democrats For 'Demagoguing' The Issue
The possible negative consequences from altering the tax-depreciation schedule for general aviation aircraft were recently highlighted by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) during a hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget.
ROV Submarines Used To Reclaim Artifacts From Three Miles Underwater
When the main boosters for the Apollo Saturn V rockets fell into the Atlantic Ocean in the 1960s and 1970s, it was probably expected that they would never be seen again. The hardware that started men on their journey to the Moon sank in 3 miles of water, where they have lain for more than 40 years.
"Once there is an accident, and somebody dies and a plane crashes, the question will always be ‘what if there had been an air traffic control tower there? What if we had left the program in place?" Source: Kansas Senator Jerry Moran (R).
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association - ALEA - is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational, individual membership organization, founded in 1968 to support and encourage the use of aircraft in public safety. Over 3,500 members strong from the international to the local level.