Lawrenceville (GA) American Utilicraft will build an 80,000 sq.
ft. plant in the small town of San Juan Pueblo in northern New
Mexico, after city economic development leaders agreed to invest
big bucks in the company and improve its local airport.
The TSA didn't break the letter of the law when it asked JetBlue
for access to passenger records. DHS wanted to turn them over to a
contractor working on the development of the Base Security
Enhancement program, designed to assess the terror risk to military
facilities worldwide. But the Department of Homeland Security says
the TSA pushed the edge of the envelope when it asked for the
records and didn't notify the public.
"No Privacy Act violation by TSA employees occurred in
connection with this incident. There is no evidence that any data
were provided directly to TSA or its parent agency at the time,
DOT. On the contrary, the evidence demonstrates that passenger data
were transferred directly by jetBlue’s contractor, Acxiom, to
Torch Concepts. As a result, the Privacy Act of 1974, which
regulates the Federal Government’s collection and maintenance
of personally identifiable data on citizens and legal permanent
residents, does not appear to have been violated by TSA actions.
Because TSA did not receive passenger data, no new system of
records under the Privacy Act was established within TSA, nor was
any individual’s personal data used or disclosed by TSA, its
employees or contractors,
A Chicago-area man is charged with making false statements to
the FBI after a Royal Air Maroc flight from New York to Casablanca,
Morocco, was diverted on the pilot's authority Thursday night. The
plane landed in Bangor (ME) after a passenger made an in-flight
phone call to his wife.
It was a little like watching the two biggest kids on the block
warily circling each other with fists balled up, ready for a fight.
Boeing and its arch rival, Airbus, are elbow-to-elbow in advance of
next week's Asian Aerospace 2004 Expo in Hong Kong. They're
sparring over a difference in fundamental philosophy? Is bigger
It's almost a cheap shot to say that the 2004 Wichita Aviation
Festival has been up in the air. But it has.
The on-again, off-again event now appears to be on again, after
Wichita city leaders announced they'd back a scaled-down version of
the show. The Wichita Eagle reports the festival is scheduled for
September 24th and 25th at McConnell AFB.