22-Year Old Man Charged With Theft, Reckless Conduct
A 22-year old Georgia man was arrested Wednesday, accused of
stealing a Cessna Citation and taking it from St. Augustine, FL, to
Gwinnett County Airport/Briscoe Field. Police described the
incident as a "joy-ride."
The US and European Union will sit down next week for talks on
an open skies agreement, set against the backdrop of a bitter
rivalry over government subsidies to aircraft-makers Boeing and
Airbus. In both cases, the US hints a compromise may be
Northwest Airlines and it striking mechanics' union sit down
this week for the first time since talks between the two broke down
last month. The union warns members not to expect an agreement that
would end the long-running strike. But the meeting could set the
stage for talks that will eventually bring the two sides together
and end the job action.
Celebrations marked the recent arrival of a new Bombardier
Global 5000 aircraft to the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical
Center in Atlantic City, N.J., where FAA representatives welcomed
the aircraft into their research and development program.
At a news conference Tuesday morning, King County (WA) Executive
Ron Sims closed the door on the plans of two commercial air
carriers to begin flying out of King County International Airport,
more commonly known as Boeing Field.
Chile's LAN Airlines has signed a contract to purchase 25 A320
family aircraft, with options for 15 more, following up on a
previous announcement. LAN will also become the first customer to
accept delivery of the A318 airliner powered by the new Pratt &
Whitney PW6000 engine, which is due to be certified by the end of
Soaring 6,000 feet above the sun-baked California desert, a pair
of Edwards aircraft -- a C-17 Globemaster III shadowed by a C-12
Huron observer aircraft -- carried out an unusual mission with an
even more unusual cargo recently.
Secretary Of State Rice Negotiates Use Of Airfield In War On
After several rounds of difficult negotiations, it was announced
Tuesday the United States can maintain its military presence in
Kyrgyzstan, after all. The move is seen as vital to the war on
terrorism in nearby Afghanistan.
Northrop Grumman says it has successfully led the first
demonstration of a system that autonomously controls low-flying
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver real-time surveillance
data to US military forces in urban battle zones.
The 2006 Great Lakes Aviation conference will expand and enhance
its program for maintenance technicians. That word comes from Todd
Smith, President of Laurex, the conference's coordinating
The Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft engine has been
qualified to the specific stringent military requirements of the NH
Industries (NHI) NH90 twin-engine multi-role helicopter. This
milestone, which is additional to the engine civil certification
achieved in 2004, was marked by Eurocopter's signature of the
Declaration of Design and Performance (DDP) for the RTM322-01/9,
which is rated at 2,427 shp.
Bombardier Aerospace said Tuesday that SkyWest of St.
George, UT, has wrapped up a deal for 22 Bombardier CRJ700 regional
jets for its Delta Connection operation. The transaction includes
conversion rights to other Bombardier CRJ aircraft. In addition,
the 80 options for CRJ700 aircraft previously announced were
reaffirmed as part of this agreement.
SkyWest says it has been notified that the US Bankruptcy Court
for the Southern District of New York, which is administering the
Chapter 11 proceeding for Delta Air Lines, has authorized Delta to
assume its obligations under the Delta Connection Agreements
executed between Delta and SkyWest and Atlantic Southeast Airlines,