FAA Officials Say ATC Specialists' Union Can Continue With
The National Association of Air Traffic Specialists (NAATS)
announced today a second significant decision by the Federal
Aviation Administration's Office of Dispute Resolution for
Acquisition (ODRA) in connection with the Contests that have been
filed against the FAA's award of a $2 billion contract to Lockheed
They'll Produce Small Payload Launch Vehicles For Sub-Orbital
Studies show that 70 percent of Americans would buy a flight
into space if they had the chance and the cost was reasonable. Now
a cooperative agreement between Beyond-Earth Enterprises and XCOR
Aerospace will develop greater accessibility to space for everyone
in a safe, reliable, and affordable manner.
A Northwest Airlines Boeing DC-10 headed from Minneapolis-St.
Paul, MN, to Honolulu, HI, landed safely Saturday -- without a
reverse-thrust nozzle that apparently fell off the aircraft shortly
after it departed. The part landed in a field not far from the
airport, prompting a search for the aircraft and a sigh of relief
from nearby residents.
The federal government is reportedly stepping up its efforts to
find illegal immigrants working at airlines and maintenance
facilities at airports around the country. This, after six
mechanics used fake immigration documents to obtain their FAA
Avidyne has just tipped ANN to the fact that the FAA has awarded
TSO and STC approval for XM WX satellite weather and CMax
Electronic Approach Chart display capabilities for Avidyne's
FlightMax� EX500 multi-function displays.
Pan Am International Flight Academy (PAIFA) announced today that
it is closing its Career Pilot Development (CPD) training campus
located in Ft. Pierce, FL. All training equipment and aircraft will
be relocated to the Academy's CPD campus based in Phoenix, AZ. The
transition will be completed by mid-summer 2005.
NORAD, working with the FAA and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities
Office, will conduct public briefings on the Visual Warning System
on Thursday, April 14, for general aviation pilots who fly in or
around the National Capital Region.
This After The Agency’s Third Leader In Less Than Three
For the third time in its two-and-a-half year history, the
Transportation Security Administration’s chief is stepping
down, once again leaving a void at the top of an agency with
profound impact on general aviation. Admiral David Stone last week
tendered his resignation last week. He’ll stay on as
agency’s head until June.
NATA has elected three new members to its board of directors,
bringing some fresh viewpoints to the organization's governing
body. The appointments were made last month
during NATA's annual convention in Las Vegas, NV.
"Was there no other option than to make this plane turn around
above Canada? What was it these people were suspected of by the
United States that they couldn't pass through its airspace... and
why isn't that information known in Holland?"
Source: A question, submitted to Dutch Justice
Minister Piet Hein Donner by legislators Peter van Heemst and Co
Verdas. It was just one in a laundry list of things the two
lawmakers wanted to know after a KLM aircraft carrying 278
passengers was refused permission to overfly the US at the last
minute Friday. The reason? Two Saudi passengers on that aircraft
were on a no-fly list. But Dutch authorities said they didn't share
that information with the US and are now wondering just how those
names fell into US hands. The aircraft wa
AD NUMBER: 2005-07-01
MANUFACTURER: Cessna (CORRECTION)
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-07-01
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models
208 and 208B airplanes.