NASA Mission Managers Set Sunday, October 7 Is The Targeted Date For Liftoff Of SpaceX Dragon Cargo Vessel
NASA managers, SpaceX officials, and international partner representatives have set Sunday, Oct. 7, as the target launch date for the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.
Signs Contract For Digital Communications In Aircraft
The FAA announced a significant step forward in its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) programs, awarding a contract that will supplement the voice communications currently used in commercial aviation with a digital system for clearer, more efficient communication between air traffic controllers, the flight deck and pilots.
Letter To The President Calls For An 'Article 84' Proceeding With The ICAO
A group of 19 aviation organizations has sent a letter to President Obama calling for him to take legal action against the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS). The groups include airline, business aviation, general aviation, and sport aviation associations ... the so-called "letter groups."
200 New Jobs To Be Created By Planned Low Cost Carrier
Air Canada is hanging out the "Help Wanted" sign. The carrier said Thursday that it will hire more than 900 employees over the next 12 months to meet its planned workforce requirements. In addition, 200 new jobs will be created for flight attendants and pilots at the airline's low cost carrier that will be launched in 2013.
American Eurocopter held an event Thursday at its Delivery Center in Grand Prairie, TX to honor the 200th AS350 helicopter manufactured in the United States. The 200th aircraft, an AS350 B3e, was delivered to the Texas Department of Public Safety in April and was placed into service Thursday. Members of the Texas DPS were on hand to celebrate the occasion.
Judge Rules Helicopter Adventures Can Continue Flying While Zoning Decision Is Appealed
The owner of Helicopter Adventures in Myrtle Beach, SC, has won a round in court that will allow the company to keep flying at least for the time being. The Horry County Circuit Court has ruled that Freddie Rick can continue operating while he appeals a zoning board ruling that said his business is not appropriate for the area in which it operates.