New Organization Will Consolidate FAA Safety Resources
As part of a strategy to reduce emerging aviation risks using
national safety data, the FAA's Office of Aviation Safety Thursday
launched a new Accident Investigation and Prevention Service that
integrates the work of the Offices of Accident Investigation and
Safety Analytical Services.
Contract Is Released For A Vote By Rank And File Pilots
The Board of Directors for the Southwest Airlines Pilots'
Association (SWAPA)voted on Thursday to send a new tentative
agreement to the membership for a ratification vote. The board also
voted unanimously to endorse the TA.
Arianespace's ability to accommodate the full range of payloads
in its fast-paced launch schedule is demonstrated by preparations
for the upcoming Ariane 5 mission - which involves parallel
processing of Germany's COMSATBw-1 military relay satellite and the
Amazonas 2 commercial telecom platform for Spain's HISPASAT.
National Air Cargo founder Christopher Alf, along with some
other transportation industry experts, are advocating a supply
chain solution to meet the congressional mandate of screening 100
percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft by August
To Date, The Only Runway Safety Products To Achieve FAA
Honeywell's SmartRunway and SmartLanding technologies, developed
to reduce runway accidents at crowded airports, have received FAA
Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval, the company announced
Wednesday. The approval will allow the company to deliver its
runway products to customers for aircraft installation.
National Championship Air Races' 'Person Of The Year'
Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher, a 2009 National
Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee and National Championship Air
Races' 'Person of the Year', will join four other aviation legends
to present awards for restored classic, antique and military
aircraft at the National Aviation Heritage Invitational.
Billson Brings A Long Aviation Career To The Licensing And
BBA Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peg
Billson as President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support replacing the
highly successful Jim Gerwien. In her new role, Peg will assume
overall leadership responsibility for Ontic and International
"We need bigger aircraft. We can't just pave the sky
wingtip-to-wingtip with small airplanes - congestion will not allow
that. We will always be shifting up to larger aircraft."
Source: Airbus Chief Operating Officer -
Customers John Leahy.
Aero-Linx: FAA Office Of
The FAA has just launched an Office of Accident Prevention,
which is intended to be a clearing house for resources, allowing
the FAA to better understand current and emerging risks across
the aviation community.