Mid-East Investors Reportedly Close To Finalizing Deal
An insider report of a bid by a consortium of Mid-Eastern
investors to purchase Textron published by a Kuwaiti newspaper last
week caused sagging shares of company stock to post a gain of
almost 50 percent last Thursday.
Friedrichshafen Trade Show Draws Record Numbers Of Visitors,
The 17th International Trade Exhibition for General Aviation,
held in Friedrichshafen, Germany last weekend proved to be a big
success for everyone involved - including exhibitors, attendees,
and its organizers - giving every indication that General Aviation
is alive and well in Europe... and better yet, that relief from the
economic downturn may be just around the corner.
New York State troopers and Clarence Center firefighters who
responded to the fiery scene of
downed Continental Flight 3407 on February 12
have been left not only with indelible impressions of the tragedy,
but also feelings of heartfelt gratitude to the people of the small
community who them showed kindness and support as they dealt with
the tragedy's aftermath.
On the heels of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' announcement
last Monday of his budget recommendation to
cut off production of the Lockheed Martin F-22A
Raptor, legislators from states where F-22 components
are made began drumming up support for congressional votes to
continue the fighter's production, thus saving thousands of
Seeking Unspecified Amount Of Monetary Compensation
The family of a pilot lost in last December's midair collision
of a Cessna Skyhawk and a Piper Seminole over the Florida
Everglades has filed suit against a flight school that owned one of
the accident aircraft.
Returned Crewmembers Deny Rumors Of Friction Onboard
Interviewed by reporters at Russia's cosmonaut training center
outside of Moscow last week - just two days after their return to
Earth from the International Space Station - American and Russian
astronauts refuted the notion of squabbles in space.
Bodies Of All 16 Persons Aboard Have Been Recovered
Asking that his identity be protected, a veteran oil industry
pilot revealed the last communication heard from a helicopter that
crashed into the North Sea earlier this month while transporting
workers from an offshore oil rig back to the Scottish shore.
NASA plans to announce the name selected for the newest module
for the International Space Station on April 14 - with the help of
Expedition 14 and 15 astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams - on Comedy
Central's "The Colbert Report." The program will air at 11:30 pm
Consulting Firm Says State's Disadvantages Outweigh Its
Responding to recommendations from a consulting firm hired to
analyze her state's competitiveness, Washington governor Chris
Gregoire announced last week a plan to draw together experts from
government, aerospace, labor, and education sectors in a task force
aimed at promoting the aerospace industry in the state.
The Millville Army Air Field Museum preserves US military
aviation history, including the recent Middle East conflict. Museum
programs and tours focus on education about Millville's vital role
in aviation history and the history of the P-47 Thunderbolt. The
Millville Airport was dedicated "America's First Defense Airport"
on August 2, 1941 by local, state, and federal officials.
"Please don't make a mistake. This is the best
partnership that human beings have ever had. We're building the
best space station that's ever been built. We're going to the stars
together. So let's not let these little small things stop us from
realizing this partnership we have together."
Source: US astronaut Michael Fincke, commander
of Expedition 18 to the International Space Station. Interviewed by
reporters at Russia's cosmonaut training center outside of Moscow
last week - just two days after their return to Earth from the
International Space Station - American and Russian astronauts
refuted the notion of squabbles in space.