No Metal Fragments Found On Magnetic Chip Detector
The NTSB on Thursday held its final on-site media briefing
associated with an accident Tuesday in which a Bell 206 went down
in the East River in New York City, fatally injuring one passenger.
Four others, including the pilot, survived the accident.
House Science, Space, And Technology Committee Chair Calls For
Further Investigation Of LightSquared Issue
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Ralph
Hall (R-TX) and Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman
Paul Broun (R-GA) have reiterated their request that agencies
provide the Committee with their assessments of the potential
impacts of the LightSquared network on their operations.
AgustaWestland says it is planning to cut 375 jobs in the UK
because of a decline in military and export revenues. In a
statement, AW said the job cuts will be primarily in management and
corporate departments at the the Yeovil and Farnborough
Airline Pilot Said She Could "See Heads" In The GA
An audio recording of transmissions between a Southwest Airlines
pilot and air traffic controllers in Florida on March 27th
indicates the Southwest 737 pilot flew her plane within 100 feet
vertically and 528 feet laterally of a Cirrus SR-22 which had been
NORDO for about 90 minutes. The pilot did so at the request of
Orlando air traffic control.
Obama Administration, Congress Must Fully Support
Following testimony Wednesday before the U.S. House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation,
Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association,
Int’l (ALPA), issued a statement calling on Congress and the
Obama Administration to fully support the modernization of the air
traffic control system.
The Australian Army announced Thursday it is grounding its fleet
of five Chinook CH-47D helicopters temporarily, but indefinitely,
after determining that a glitch in the software for the aircraft's
Advanced Flight Control System was a factor in the death of one of
its pilots in Afghanistan.
Pilot And Entrepreneur Had A Cameo Role In The Watergate
Former WWII fighter pilot and hearing aid entrepreneur Kenneth
Dahlberg passed away Tuesday at his home in Deephaven, MN. He was
94 years old. The entrepreneur founded the company which became
Miracle-Ear, which he later sold to become a venture capitalist who
helped finance other companies. But before his business success, he
had been a highly-decorated fighter pilot during WWII.
“The ramifications of destroying critical national
security and economic infrastructure such as GPS should be fully
vetted in the light of day.” Source: House Science,
Space, And Technology Committee Chair Ralph Hall (R-TX).