DoD has confirmed the deaths of four airmen who were supporting
Operation Iraqi Freedom. The airmen died May 30 in the crash of an
Iraqi air force aircraft during a training mission in eastern
The DPMO has announced that the remains of a U.S.
serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been
identified and are being returned to his family for burial. He is
Air Force 1st Lt. Lee A. "Larry" Adams of Willits, Calif.
Following the December 18, 2003 crash of a Federal Express MD-10
at Memphis International Airport, the NTSB has established a set of
recommendations as a result of the fire and rescue issues that
The FAA has apparently given up -- for the time being --
attempts to modernize the air traffic control system and is instead
focused on simply trying to maintain what it has now. That's the
gist of a report from the DOT Inspector General, issued
The FAA has turned to members of associations like EAA Warbirds
of America and type clubs to gather information relating to T-6
aircraft in the wake of a fatal accident caused by an apparent wing
failure in Florida on May 9.
Scientists studying data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft have
found that Jupiter's moon Amalthea is a pile of icy rubble less
dense than water. Scientists expected moons closer to the planet to
be rocky and not icy. The finding shakes up long-held theories of
how moons form around giant planets.
The AOPA hosts its 15th Annual Fly-In and Open House Saturday,
inviting both members and the general public to attend what
has become the nation’s largest one-day fly-in event. The
AOPA Commander Countdown Sweepstakes grand prize, a Commander 112A,
will be among hundreds of aircraft on display.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes
pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the
part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were
all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional
New Online Service Connecting Air Charter Buyers and
CharterX has come up with an electronic version of a trip board,
a new online service designed to connect buyers and sellers to
efficiently fulfill trip requests. Charter operators can view the
Trip Board listings and submit quotes to buyers who have posted
trip requests. Unlike trip auction systems, the Trip Board will
enable charter buyers to choose the best provider for a trip based
on a variety of factors. The Trip Board will help buyers
efficiently gather the widest possible array of options for any
given trip to enable them to make the best fulfillment
"[T]he crucial question is how FAA can address both capacity and
affordability at the same time."
Source: Assistant Inspector General for Aviation
and Special Program Audits, David Dobbs, wrote to FAA Administrator
Marion Blakey. The letter, quoted by Reuters, accompanied a DOT
Inspector General's report pointing out cost overruns and delays up
to 12 years on some of 16 FAA projects aimed at improving the
safety and capacity of the nation's air traffic system.