Maritime And Safety Authority Hands Case Over To Northern
A plane operated by Mission Aviation Fellowship left Elcho
Island in Australia's Northern Territory on Thursday morning and
raised concern when it failed to reach its destination. Some debris
from the aircraft has been found, but the pilot and most of the
plane's wreckage remain missing despite an intense search by sea
Two More Glitches Surface While Starting Up Backup System
The National Space and Aeronautics Administration's latest
efforts to return the Hubble Space Telescope to functionality were
thwarted Thursday by two malfunctions encountered in an attempt to
restart observation components through backup systems.
Governor Seeks To Slash Budget From State Aircraft Pool
Unlike Alaska Governor and Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin...
Florida Governor Charlie Crist plans to keep his state's jet,
though he does hope to sell off a King Air to curb spending for the
transportation of state officials.
CommutAir, Shuttle America Also Equip Planes With Aural
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday it
has reached agreements with three additional US airlines to fund
in-cockpit runway safety systems in exchange for critical
operational data. The data will help the FAA evaluate the safety
impact of this technology and is expected to accelerate key safety
capabilities necessary for the transition to the Next Generation
Air Transportation System.
Sixty high-school students participating in aviator
Barrington Irving's "Build and Soar" program got a special thrill
recently, when the plane they assembled was successfully test flown
by Irving himself on October 15.
Boeing recently awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract with a
value of up to $1.4 billion to support the C-17 aircraft fleet. The
F117 engine maintenance agreement includes a one year contract and
the option to extend for two additional years through 2011.
Jeff Hux, Sporty's 2008 Sweepstakes winner, is now back home in
Sikeston, MO having taken delivery of his brand-new G1000 equipped
Cessna Skyhawk. Hux and his wife traveled to Sporty's on Friday,
October 10 to claim his prize.
"The Air Force is a world-class institution with a rich
and vibrant heritage. Millions of America's airmen have worn its
uniform with pride and affection, and millions of civilians have
served alongside them."
Source: Michael Donley, who was formally sworn
in Friday as the Secretary of the US Air Force. Donley has served
in the role in an acting capacity since June 21.