Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Talks Emissions With ICAO
Leadership In Montreal
A bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation conferred in Montreal
Friday with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
leaders regarding U.S. opposition to the European Union’s
emissions trading scheme (ETS). This costly EU scheme would impose
new taxes and emissions cap and trade requirements on U.S. and
other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the
Examined How FAA And EASA Assess Composite Materials In
Dreamliner Fuselage And Wings
In a report released Thursday, the Government Accountability
Office said that it had identified safety concerns related to the
repair and maintenance of the composite materials used in the
Dreamliner's wings and fuselage, but also reported that the FAA had
properly followed its internal procedures in certifying the
Data Chips Too Badly Damaged For Video To Be Captured
While the investigation into the September 16, 2011 crash of a
vintage P-51D Mustang aircraft at the Reno Air Races in Reno, NV
remains ongoing, the NTSB said Friday that they are unable to
retrieve any on-board video from the badly damaged components and
memory cards found in the debris field.
Revenue Enhancement Found In President's Deficit-Reduction
The NBAA this week applauded a letter from House Republican
transportation leaders to the leaders of the Congressional Joint
Committee on Deficit Reduction opposing the Obama administration's
proposed aviation per-flight user fee for deficit reduction.
Arianespace Places Two Satellites In Orbit Aboard Russian-Built
The first Soyuz launch vehicle to lift off from Arianespace's
facility in French Guiana successfully placed Europe’s first
two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit Friday. Lifting off
from the ELS launch site in the Spaceport’s northwestern
sector, Soyuz performed a 3-hour 49-minute flight to inject its two
Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) spacecraft into a 23,222-km.
circular medium-Earth orbit, inclined 54.7 degrees.
Company Offers Audio Panel Replacement With No-Cost
PS Engineering is offering it's PMA8000 series audio panels to
replace Garmin's older GMA340, and PS says it will absorb the
installation cost for a limited time. The upgrade instantly offers
pilots new features such as monitor mode, front panel music input,
front panel cellular telephone input, four music muting modes,
IntelliVox automatic intercom squelch, radio recorder and more.
Show Wraps In St. Louis With Sales Reported Across Product
The Air Medical Transport Conference wrapped up Wednesday in St.
Louis, Missouri, and American Eurocopter reports a very successful
show. The company confirmed the sale of 26 helicopters to nine
customers, and announced a $250,000 donation to the MedEvac
Man Allegedly Bribed TSA Agent To Get Bag Of Pot On Plane
The son of a former fire chief of Los Angeles has been arrested
for trying to smuggle 10-15 pounds of marijuana on a plane at LAX
the morning of October 16. 23-year-old Millage Peaks, Jr. is
charged with bribing a TSA employee to help him get the weed
through the airport in a checked bag for the flight to Boston.
The Society was formed in the summer of 1985 by a small
group of dedicated air racing enthusiasts who wanted to pool their
efforts and knowledge with others having the same love of this
great aviation era.