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Says President's Message Not Hopeful For The Unemployed
In a statement following President Obama's first State of the
Union address, Machinists Union International President Tom
Buffenbarger said the speech offered no real hope for the nation's
un- and underemployed workforce.
But International Association Sees Encouraging Year-End
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported
December and full-year 2009 demand statistics for international
scheduled air traffic that showed the industry ending 2009 with the
largest ever post-war decline.
A Royal Air Force officer on Tuesday became the first
active-duty service pilot from the United Kingdom to take to the
skies in a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, also known as the
Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
The Company Assesses New Global Market Data For Supersonic
Aerion is planning a new series of flight tests in conjunction
with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, and will use, as before, a
NASA F-15B as a test platform. The objective of the new flight test
series is to collect data from a larger airfoil section than was
Kim Lorentzen Provides a Tour of Lancair’s Redmond Facility
As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance Neibauer’s aviation interest quickly went from hobby to inspiration; having graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling. The resulting Lancair 200 made its aviation debut in 1984, premiering for Oshkosh attendees the following year. Exhibiting such advancement, the Lancair 200 is now displayed at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum in Oshkosh, WI.
Kim Lorentzen Provides a Tour of Lancair’s Redmond
As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance
Neibauer’s aviation interest quickly went from hobby to
inspiration; having graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design,
Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly designed aircraft that
optimized both performance and handling.
...our selections for ANN's Plane of The Year:
It truly is difficult to commit to naming
anything the best, overall, in an industry (embattled as it is)
that still manages to raise the bar, year after year. This year was
the most difficult on record... with birds like the SR22 G3 Turbo
FIKI, the Piper Matrix, Cessna's near legendary Turbo 206 (one of
my personal favs), HBC's rugged Baron G-58, and a number of other
notables, the crop of 2009 GA birds was tough to whittle down to
just one plane...
Over many hundreds of hours flown in 2009, we had the chance to
sample the best and worst of a number of American FBOs...
among the very best that stood out was none other than...
KSGJ Galaxy Aviation, St Augustine Airport, St Augustine,
Former Olympics Official Tapped For No. 2 Spot At FAA
The former transportation logistics manager for the Salt Lake
City Olympics in 2002 nominated as Deputy Director for the FAA
might as well have had a 30 knot tail wind behind him as he sat
before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday.
Urges Incentives To Build Florida's "Innovation Economy"
Florida Governor Charlie Crist addressed the board of
directors of Enterprise Florida Inc. Thursday during the
group’s annual meeting in Tallahassee to announce his
$307.5-million economic-incentive budget proposal for Fiscal Year
Points Out That President Obama Is A Heavy User Of 'Private'
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has issued
the third release in the "Coyne's Video Briefings" series titled
"Hypocrisy." In this video, NATA President James K.
Coyne asserts that the best way to get the economy moving is
to get America moving.
"When one-fifth of America's workforce is idled to some
degree, the full force of government, business, labor and academia
must be marshaled to get them back to work."
Source: The International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers Tom Buffenbarger.
On news that Russia may be flying it's Sukhoi PAK FA stealth
fighter this week, we went looking for more information about the
airplane. We found this fairly complete description with some
photos at a blog called "Defense Aviation". It's still at least 5
years before the aircraft could become operational.