The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers
Association (GAMA) has recognized two members of congress who have
been unwavering general aviation (GA) advocates: Senator Byron
Dorgan (D-ND) and Representative Vernon Ehlers (R-MI).
The NBAA welcomed a resolution passed by the U.S. House of
Representatives Wednesday, recognizing the entire general aviation
community, including business aviation, in efforts to provide
relief for the people of Haiti, following the devastating January
12 earthquake that struck the island nation.
Calls On Administrator To Stop Testing On Changes To GA IFR
Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) has sent a letter to FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt saying the agency should "immediately
suspend" testing of new GA IFR departure procedures at Santa Monica
Air Shows Honor Aviation Heritage In 100th Anniversary
While many industries may have some trouble pinpointing a single
date that marks the moment they began, that is not the case for the
air show business. In January of 1910, aviation enthusiasts
gathered at the Dominquez Air Meet in southern California.
Two U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittees Vote To Preserve
Alternate JSF Powerplant
The U.S. House Armed Services Seapower and Air-Land Forces
subcommittees each marked up the National Defense Authorization
Bill for Fiscal Year 2011 (H.R. 5136) on Thursday. Both
subcommittees voted to authorize $485 million in continued funding
of the GE/Rolls-Royce F136 engine for the JSF
Two ANA (All Nippon Airways) pilots joined a Boeing crew and
flew the 787 Dreamliner for the first time Wednesday. The airplane
they flew is the first of six flight-test airplanes. The
two-hour-and-40-minute flight took place over Washington state.
Negotiations With The Airline Have Been Going On For A
The Jazz Master Executive Council (MEC) has announced that they
are conducting a strike ballot of the membership to back contract
demands. Jazz pilots have been negotiating with their management
for a new contract for more than a year.
"A test with such far-reaching impacts requires adequate
public education and outreach. Yet, the FAA did not make
presentations to the Santa Monica Airport Commission or to
communities living in the vicinity of the airport before the test
was initiated." Source: Conressman Henry
Unlike the FAA, which is not only the regulatory body for U.S.
aviation but also has direct responsibility for air traffic
control, the Australian government formed a separate corporation to
offer ATC services on that continent.