Employees Could Earn Q1 2006 Payout Based On 2005
Boeing announced Tuesday it had reached a tentative agreement
with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace
(SPEEA) on a new three-year contract offer covering nearly 18,000
engineering and technical employees in Washington and Oregon. The
best news for Boeing, however, is that SPEEA is recommending
employees ratify the contract.
Raytheon Company announced Wednesday it was recently awarded an
$8.6 million contract to provide the APS- 134LW radar hardware to
Toshiba, for subsequent delivery to the Japan Air Self Defense
Force (JASDF). The radar system will be installed on Japan's U-125A
aircraft, a repurposed Hawker 800.
An Air Force Special Operations investigation into the May 30
crash of a Comp Air 7SL belonging to the Iraqi Air Force has ended
-- but investigators still have little idea of what actually
brought the plane down.
Bankruptcy Court To Decide On Voiding Contract Wednesday
More than 800 Delta pilots and their families rallied in Atlanta
Tuesday, uniting in anger at the prospect their contracts with the
airline might be thrown out in bankruptcy court. The pilots
threatening to strike... and they say that's no bluff.
EAA VP Earl Lawrence On The FAA's New Airshow Guidelines
Coordinating an airshow, as you can well imagine, is a
monumental task. From addressing the needs of the performers, to
obtaining waivers for pilots to allow them entry at specific points
needed for their performances, and insuring the safety of the
spectators on the ground -- it is vitally important all those
involved have the most recent regulations available to them.
The NTSB has asked for assistance from an US Air Force analysis
team in helping to determine the cause of a suspicious 1998
airplane accident involving a man trying to purchase an airport
later found to be at the heart of a New Jersey land-grab and
Two NASA astronauts have suggested a new way to deflect an
Earth-bound asteroid -- one that wouldn't involve landing a
spacecraft on the celestial body, blowing it up with nuclear
weapons, or in any other way subjecting it to Bruce Willis.
New Guidelines Ease Regulations, Allow Greater Access
The FAA is close to releasing its updated list of air show
policies, and it appears the agency has heeded nearly all of the
recommendations presented by the EAA and the International Council
of Air Shows (ICAS).
Cooler heads prevailed Sunday night when a Southwest
Airlines flight bound for Manchester, NH from Las Vegas experienced
a loss of cabin pressure. According to those onboard the stricken
airliner, everyone onboard handled the event with calm
$344M Cut From Station Research To Fund Moon, Mars
In the agency's quest to reach the moon -- and beyond -- NASA is
looking to drastically cut its funds supporting a program much
closer to home: the International Space Station. NASA's European
partners aren't very happy about that.
Even if the just-announced Boeing 747-8 is designed to be an
Airbus killer, the makers of the A380 superjumbo say they're not
dead yet. In fact, the European consortium believes
they're just now starting to talk with the companies that might be
their biggest customers for the giant airliner -- low cost carriers
overseas, specifically in Japan.
ARINC Inc. announced a comprehensive 2-year radio service
contract Tuesday with Calgary-based LCC WestJet. Under terms of the
deal, ARINC’s Canada Division will provide mission-critical
radio support for VHF, UHF, and networked digital voice systems at
23 WestJet airport locations across Canada.
"Following the accident of Columbia, it was obvious they had to
replace the shuttle. That's where all of NASA's energies are going
and beyond that to the Moon and Mars. One feels instinctively that
it's on the road to nowhere much at all."
Source: George Fraser, the director of the
space research centre at the University of Leicester in Britain,
commenting on NASA's proposal to trim its International Space
Station operating budget by $344 million. Several programs --
including many of interest to European partners in the station --
would be delayed or cancelled outright if such measures are