Northwest Flight 2501 Will Keep Its Secrets For Now
By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
The sea does not give up her dead casually; and neither do the
freshwater inland seas, the Great Lakes that define much of the
north central US and southern Canada. So when Michigan Shipwreck
Research Associates (MSRA) decided to take on the case of Northwest
Flight 2501, a Douglas DC-4 lost in 1950 with 55 passengers, two
pilots, and a stewardess over vast Lake Michigan, they knew it was
going to be hard. They didn't know how hard -- or that they'd wind
up solving other, even older mysteries, while chasing Flight
Providing POTUS With Mobile Command And Control Capability
Marking a major step in the aggressive transition from concept
to fielded capability, the next generation presidential helicopter
has shed its generic "VXX" placeholder and received its mission
design series designator of "VH-71A."
Plan Replaces Former SMO Fees Ruled 'Unjustly Discriminatory'
The NBAA gave its thumbs up this week to FAA approval of a new
landing-fee structure for Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The
new landing-fee plan - approved by Santa Monica City officials on
June 21 and scheduled to become effective August 1 - replaces a
previous program that was rejected by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) last January on the grounds that it unjustly
discriminated against certain types of aircraft.
Search Is On For Replacement
The NBAA says David W. Almy, senior vice president, marketing
and communications, has informed the Association that he is
resigning his post to pursue a new challenge. He will remain
associated with NBAA for a period of time to assist in the
Aircraft Components Company, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mitsubishi
Heavy Industries America, Aircraft Product Support Division, of
Addison, Texas, have struck a deal whereby ACC will provide
component overhaul services on certain Japanese manufactured
aircraft products. The agreement follows the recent merger of ACC
and Turbine Aircraft Components.
"Let me be clear: Regardless of the FCC proceeding, the FAA's
rules will remain."
Source: Nicholas Sabatini, FAA associate
administrator for aviation safety, testifying before the House
aviation subcommittee Thursday about cell phone usage aboard
commercial passenger aircraft. The FCC says it may rescind its
rules governing such use. But until the communications technology
industry can come up with devices that don't interfere with
avionics, Sabatini said the ban will remain in place.