NTSB Chairman Ellen Engleman-Conners has named Richard Rodriguez
as the U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the investigation into yesterday's crash
of a Raytheon (Beech) Super King Air 200 that killed all nine
persons aboard including Macedonian President Boris
Mr. Rodriguez has been an accident investigator for the NTSB, and
before that the Civil Aeronautics Board, for the past 42
An innovative aviation park is about to take off in Pensacola
(FL), where children will soon ride their trikes, scooters and Big
Wheels along miniature taxiways as they hear real-life
aero-communications from the Pensacola Regional Airport next
EADS Socata had a good week at the Asian Aerospace Airshow with
the firm order of 5 TB 10 Tobago GTs and a Frasca fixed-base
simulator equipped with FVS-200 visual system for the Indonesian
Navy. A contract is valued at $2.5 million USD.
The first two aircraft will be delivered in June 2004 and the three
others in the early months of 2005. They will compliment an
existing fleet of 4 single-piston 160-hp TB 9 Tampico GT delivered
to the Indonesian Navy ten years ago.
Do you ever look over your kid's shoulder while she's doing
homework and think, "Man, I'm glad I'm not in school anymore"?
That's sort of the feeling you get when you read what Embry-Riddle
flight students had to do to win the NIFA Region 2 competition
earlier this month.
NASA officials have named MacDill AFB as an alternate landing
site for future space shuttle missions. Alternate sites are
typically selected based on weather conditions or the power level
of the shuttle during re-entry. Software updates to the
shuttles’ landing programs make it possible to land at more
locations than previously available, said Marty Linde, director of
landing support at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
"The new software, which was scheduled to be installed before the
accident last year, expands the possible landing sites from 25 to
45," said Mr. Linde.
"In a calm day, it is hard to pin-point because [the aircraft]
will float. Cross-wind and tail-wind landings are much more
Source: Roy Evans, flight student, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University, at the Region 2 NIFA Competition in
Prescott (AZ) earlier this month. ERAU won the competition for the
17th year in a row. Cross-winds... tail-winds... ah, the exuberance
Delta Air Lines has announced that it has made a $321 million
contribution to the Delta Retirement Plan. This contribution,
combined with smaller contributions made earlier this year, brings
Delta's total 2004 contributions to $325 million.
Delta's contributions to the Delta Retirement Plan for 2004 exceed
the minimum required contribution for the calendar year. The
company does not anticipate making any additional contributions to
that plan during the remainder of 2004, but plans to contribute
approximately $115 million to the Delta Pilots Retirement Plan,
bringing total pension plan contributions to approximately $440
million for the year.
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