Association Pledges Support to City of New Orleans
New Orleans city officials Thursday said it could take months
before residents evacuated from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
would be allowed back into the devastated city, prompting the NBAA
to announce that the Association will move its 58th Annual Meeting
Hurricane Katrina Leaves Eastern Seaboard Short On Fuel
Hurricane Katrina's wrath spread to airports along the East
Coast Thursday as airlines worried about the latest fallout from
the storm: a pending fuel shortage that could ground flights from
Tampa to Charlotte.
NASA teams are working to determine how best to assist personnel
from the agency's two facilities that suffered damage from
Hurricane Katrina. Space Shuttle Program Manager Bill Parsons has
been named the senior NASA official in charge of the hurricane
Despite the bad rap that GA often gets in the media and from
ignorant politicians interested in a cheap sound bite, there has
been no hesitation among hundreds of pilots who are looking to
leverage their mobility and skills in support of people in
Boeing has finally let the world see what the "business end" of
the new 787 will look like. The flight deck features new
technologies while retaining significant operational similarity
with the popular Boeing 777 and other Boeing jets.
America's airports are getting increasingly crowded,
making incidents like the one described below an
all-too-common occurrence. The DHC-8 was apparently clobbered
pretty good and the Airbus not so much.
S-TEC has received FAA approval to install the MAGIC electronic
flight instrument system (EFIS) and electronic instrument display
system (EIDS), and the MAGIC 2100 digital flight control system
(DFCS) in the Cheyenne II.
New Orleans city officials told NBAA Wednesday that it could
take months before residents evacuated from the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina would be allowed back into the devastated city,
prompting the NBAA to regrettably announce that conditions are
forcing the Association to move its 58th Annual Meeting &
A little more than two weeks after a Helios Airways 737-200
blasted through Greek airspace without any communication, crashing
near Athens, air traffic controllers again scrambled fighters to
intercept a NORDO aircraft Tuesday. This time, however, the
intercept had a much happier ending.
A 36-year old South Korean man convicted of selling Black Hawk
helicopter engines to China will spend nearly three years in a
federal prison for his efforts. Kwonhwan "Howard" Park was
sentenced in a New Haven, CT, federal court on Tuesday.
Lafayette Becomes Headquarters For Rescue, Survey Flights
With 80-percent of New Orleans still underwater, the most
effective way to get to and from is by helicopter. Charter
operators in the region report pages of reservations and work that
lasts from before sunrise to long after sunset. The center of this
activity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is fast proving to be
NATO Contract Calls For Development Of European Theater Missile
Northrop Grumman, EADS and Indra say they've formed an
international team to pursue a systems engineering and integration
contract that is a key part of the new NATO active-layered theater
ballistic-missile defense program.
"We received a number of complaints at different times. We just
stopped him the 10th of August. We approached him when he landed,
but he was compliant with all our federal laws as a boat. We don't
have jurisdiction in the air."
Source: USCG Petty Officer James Lewis, in an
interview with the Wilmington, NC, News-Star. He was talking about
the pilot of a home-built Seawind 3000 that crashed near Figure
Eight Island on Sunday. Lewis said most complaints concerning
Bobbit's flying centered on low altitudes.