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August 26, 2005

Scavengers Scour Peruvian Crash Site

Valuable Evidence Being Lost?

Like carrion birds descending on the carcass of a ruined leviathan, hundreds of scavengers raked over the wreckage of a downed 737-200 in the Peruvian jungle Thursday, even though the remains had barely cooled from the fire that partially consumed them.

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NTSB Chief Disappointment At FAA Child Safety Seat Announcement

FAA Decision Goes Against NTSB Safety Seat Campaign

NTSB Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker Friday expressed disappointment at the FAA's refusal to require effective action to ensure that infants and toddlers under age 2 are safely restrained on airliners.

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DOT Offers Air-Bucks For Small-Town USA

SecTrans Norman Y. Mineta has announced grants totaling almost $19 million that will help 68 small communities in 29 states improve their air services. The grants were awarded as part of the Small Community Air Service Development Program...

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FAA Announces Decision on Child Safety Seats

The FAA has finally announced that it will not mandate the use of child safety seats on airplanes because of the increased safety risk to families.

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ACI Forecasts Shortage of Global Airport Capacity

On August 22, 2005, Airports Council International (ACI)'s world office in Geneva released its traffic forecasts for 2005-2020.

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