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June 07, 2007

FAA Responds To NTSB Concerns About 'Most Wanted' Safety Recommendations

Says Agency Must Be Realistic In Applying Board's "Ideal" Guidelines

In testimony Wednesday before Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan responded to concerns voiced the day before by Mark Rosenker, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, about the FAA's response to the Board's urgent safety recommendations.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.07.07

CAPBOR's Kate Hanni, On "Flights Of Note"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.07.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "Flights Of Note???": 06.07.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Kate Hanni, spokesperson for the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights.)

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NTSB's Rosenker 'Disappointed' With FAA's Response To Safety Recommendations

Five Of Six Are Listed Red, For "Unacceptable"

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker told Congress Wednesday he was disappointed at the number of recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration on the Board's Most Wanted List that are in an unacceptable action status.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.07)


Useful and fun, FlightAware provides real-time ATC information. Track Grandma's flight to Vegas, or see who is enroute you your home field.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.07): Brake Horsepower


The actual or useful horsepower of an engine, usually determined from the force exerted on a friction brake or dynamometer connected to the drive shaft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.07.07)

"The team is ready to go and we're just really excited to be at this point after a very long and arduous spring and a lot of really hard work by the entire team. I'm very proud of the team."

Source: LeRoy Cain, NASA launch integration manager for the Space Shuttle Program. At Wednesday's Launch Readiness News Conference, the Mission Management Team announced they were in agreement that Space Shuttle Atlantis is ready to fly on Friday.

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