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September 16, 2006
Government, Industry Partnership To Review Amateur-Builder
The FAA is concerned that some builders-for-hire and commercial
"builder's assistance" providers are doing more that the FARs
permit when it comes to amateur-built aircraft.
Station's Crew Won't Be Lonely For Long
Astronauts onboard the shuttle Atlantis -- docked with the
International Space Station since early Monday -- are
three-for-three... and now, they're preparing to leave.
Representative Calls For Official Inquiry
Representative Ben Chandler is calling for a congressional
inquiry into FAA staffing policies, following the August 27 loss of
a Comair regional jet at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY.
FAA Says Plane Impacted Tower
Two pilots flying for the Polk County (FL) Natural Resources
Division were killed Thursday night, when their Piper PA-23
impacted a tower east of Fort Meade Peace River Park while on a
Says EU Will Maintain Control
Rumors abound, following a Russian state bank's investment --
and a British sell-off -- of European Aeronautic Defense &
Space (EADS) stock, that the former Soviet state might seek a
controlling interest in the company.
France Tests Its First UAV
France test flew its new Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE)
surveillance UAV for 1.5 hours around Istres, an air base in the
southern part of the country, on September 12th.
Kinetic Energy Interceptor Has A First Stage
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) successfully test-fired the
first-stage rocket motor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's
(MDA) Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) Wednesday.
Online Survey Asks Employers What Skills They're Looking
Representatives with Nashua, NH-based Daniel Webster College
(DWC) told ANN this week the college is proactively seeking advice
from industry leaders to help formulate the programs, skills, and
curricula of the future.
New Launch Pad For Russia At EU's ESA Site
The European Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space
Agency are building a launch pad for Russia's Soyuz-2 rockets at
the ESA's Kourou space center in French Guiana.
One Of 48 Planes Slated For "Peace Sky" Program
The first of 48 F-16s produced for the Poland Air Force "Peace
Sky" program was officially unveiled Friday, during a ceremony at
Lockheed Martin's production facility in Fort Worth, TX.
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