Spanish low-cost carrier Spanair SA acknowledged Thursday the
MD-82 involved in a fatal takeoff crash at Madrid's Barajas
International Airport had aborted a previous takeoff attempt, then
returned for repairs... but it's unknown whether that fault had
anything to do with Wednesday's mishap, that killed 153 of the 172
people onboard the plane.
They're going to try again. Oceaneering International, Inc.
announced Thursday it intends to submit a revised proposal to NASA
for development and production of the Constellation Space Suit
Air Touring, GmbH Designated As Distributor For Planemaker
Mooney Airplane Company and Air Touring, GmbH signed an
agreement recently, designating the German firm as sales
representatives for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Air
Touring, GmbH is an affiliate of Air Touring Group located at
Biggin Hill in the United Kingdom.
Donald Dillman Tasked With Improving Struggling Carrier's
The executive shuffle continues at United Airlines. On heels of
recent announcements of a new Chief Financial Officer and VP of
Flight Operations, on Wednesday the Chicago-based airline announced
that Donald Dillman has been named vice president of Operations
Clovis School Will Speak To Expedition 17 Crewmember
Students from Buchanan High School in Clovis, CA who are taking
part in a 48-hour space station simulation will get an extra
boost... when they receive a call from the real International Space
Aircell's Mobile Broadband Service 'Gogo' Fitted To
American Airlines made history this week with the launch of the
mobile broadband service, Gogo(TM) provided by Aircell. Effective
Wednesday, customers traveling on American's Boeing 767-200
aircraft will be able to access complete coast-to-coast coverage on
nonstop flights between New York and San Francisco, New York and
Los Angeles, and New York and Miami.
With the bulk of Tropical Storm Fay now spinning off the eastern
coast of Florida, NASA's Kennedy Space Center reopened Thursday
morning for "mission essential" personnel, though many employees
will likely opt to wait out the storm's torrential rains.
Marks Agency's 50th Anniversary In Message To Workers
Below is the unedited text of a speech given Thursday by Robert
Sturgell, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation
Administration, thanking employees for their efforts in making
aviation far safer today than it was 50 years ago, when FAA was
founded (as the Federal Aviation Agency.)
A Long Flight For The Carter Aviation Technologies PAV... With
Jay Carter, Jr.
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Usually, the only things you see on the runway at the airport
are planes... either taking off, landing or taxiing. But thanks to
Tropical Storm Fay, now spinning in place off the east coast of
Florida, that's not always the case.
Second Of Four Planned J-2X Generator Trials Wraps Up
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,
AL have completed a series of tests on a key component of the J-2X
engine which will power the upper stage of the upcoming Ares I
In each of the past 45 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have partnered to recognize a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics and safety for their contributions to aviation safety and education.
In each of the past 45 years, the General Aviation Awards
program and the FAA have partnered to recognize a small group of
aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction,
aviation maintenance, avionics and safety for their contributions
to aviation safety and education.
American Eagle Airlines Statement About TSA Actions In
On the morning of Aug. 19, a TSA transportation security
inspector used a sensitive piece of equipment on nine American
Eagle aircraft to hoist himself up from the ground onto several jet
bridges at O'Hare. Such unorthodox inspection techniques required
additional maintenance inspections per FAA procedures, causing
delays to approximately 40 flights and inconveniencing hundreds of
Says Added Scrutiny May Eventually Cost Him His Job
Erich Scherfen says all he wants is a job, and for the US
government to leave him alone... but that's a difficult goal, given
that he's a commercial airline pilot who's also on the US terrorist
Extends Condolences To Friends, Family of Connie Penne
On behalf of the National Business Aviation Association, NBAA
president and CEO Ed Bolen extended his sympathies Wednesday to
those affected by the sudden loss of Connie Penne, NBAA's Vice
President of Membership Marketing, who passed away earlier this
With the looming US presidential election focusing the public's
attention on such issues as the war in Iraq, high gas prices and a
slump in the housing market, it probably shouldn't surprise us to
learn members of Congress doesn't necessarily have airline mergers
on their minds. But that's music to the ears of executives at
Delta and Northwest.
High Fuel Prices Hit Airlines As Passengers Avoid Flying
Though oil prices have taken an encouraging dip in recent weeks,
the world's airlines cannot assume that trend will continue. That's
the message Giovanni Bisignani, Director General and CEO of the
International Air Transport Association, continues to drive
Austrian ace Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest
Wednesday, claiming his first-ever victory in only his second
season. A contender in other races this season, the win leaves Arch
in second place in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship with
three more races to go.
Times are tough for Grob Aerospace, after the fledgling jetmaker
entered insolvency proceedings this week due
to delays in bringing its spn very-light jet to market. The company
may take some comfort, however, in knowing one of its largest
customers plans to stand by the company, and its orders for 25
Sheesh... we never had the chance to learn on things THIS cool
when we were in high school! ELITE Simulation Solutions announced
Wednesday that Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida
recently accepted delivery of two ELITE RC-1 Advanced Flight
Training Devices for their middle school aviation education
The aviation heroes of the pulp era were definitely a breed
apart. They lived, fought, and sometime died in the sky. Bill
Barnes, Air Adventurer was dedicated to the romance of airplanes
and slanted toward the model enthusiasts of the day, those
industrious lads who built biplanes from scale blueprints and
blocks of balsa wood.
"American Eagle Airlines agrees with the TSA that the
inspection process is an important layer of security detail...
American Eagle is also concerned that the TSA inspector's method of
physically hoisting himself up to the jet bridge using a part of
the aircraft could have placed him in physical
Source: From a statement by the airline
regarding Tuesday's incident at Chicago's O'Hare International
Airport, in which nine ERJs were damaged by an overzealous TSA
inspector who hoisted himself onto the planes using the aircrafts'
Total Air Temperature probes as handholds.