Report Says He Failed To Account For Crosswind On Landing
The National Transportation Safety Board today determined the
probable cause of the crash on landing of a FedEx cargo aircraft
was the first officer's failure to properly apply crosswind landing
techniques to align the airplane with the runway centerline and to
properly arrest the airplanes descent rate before the airplane's
Contradicting earlier indications that a shoot-down had been
ruled out fairly early on, a senior Pentagon official Tuesday said
the option was left on the table because no one knew what the
pilots of a Cessna 150K were really up to.
Government Officials Will Top Roster Of Industry Leaders
Addressing Timely Topics
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) say several top
government officials from Europe and the U.S. will be in attendance
at this year's European Business Aviation Convention &
Exhibition (EBACE2005), the only major European event focused
solely on business aviation.
The pilot of a Cessna Citation that ended up in the water at the
end of an Atlantic City, NJ, runway could face punitive action from
the FAA. Government officials said he wasn't supposed to lander at
They Refuse To Back Down In FAA Dispute Over AirTran
When the city of Wichita, KS, responds to FAA demands that it
drop millions of dollars in subsidies to AirTran, one officials
said there will be no concessions. That could likely spark a legal
showdown over the FAA's contention that Wichita is favoring one
airline over another in a move that could jeopardize the city's
federal airport grants.
Forecasters at the NOAA Space Environment Center in Boulder,
Colo., observed a geomagnetic storm on Sunday, May 15, which they
classified as an extreme event, measuring G-5—the highest
level—on the NOAA Space Weather Scales.
On this Saturday evening, May 21, at the Minnesota History
Center in St. Paul, the Lindbergh Foundation will present its
annual honorary Lindbergh Awards to aviation pioneer Dr. Bertrand
Piccard, and Yolanda Kakabadse.
Air Assets International of Lafayette, Colorado and Bob Hammer
LLC (Me262 Project) of Everett, WA have signed an agreement to
complete the restoration process of two Messerschmitt Bf109 Wk.
Nmrs, 10144 and 10256, both F4 models, to flying condition.
The US Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC)
has been tasked to re-open the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics
Complex (NFAC) located on NASA's Ames Research Center near San
The FAA's Light Sport Aviation Branch (AFS-610) presented Phil
Lockwood and the personnel of Lockwood Aviation, of Sebring
FL, with a Certificate of Appreciation for the outstanding support
they provided to the FAA, this year.
Jet Support Services, Inc. [JSSI] and Piaggio Aero [Piaggio Aero
Industries, S.P.A. and Piaggio America, Inc.] have joined forces to
provide JSSI’s Tip-To-Tail Program to benefit Piaggio’s
P180 Avanti and Avanti II aircraft operators.