Cirrus Design's announcement of the restart of its assembly
lines, recalling most of its employees that were laid off a month
ago back to work Monday, is likely a good sign for the light
aircraft manufacturing industry as a whole.
Information released in the National Transportation Safety Board
preliminary report on the December 20 crash of Continental Flight
1404 at Denver International Airport has given rise to speculation
about the part gusty prevailing winds may have played in the
AirTran Later Apologized For The Incident, Offered To Pay
What started out as a trip from Washington, DC to a religious
retreat in Florida turned out to be nightmarish experience for a
Muslim family, as they were interrogated by federal air marshals
and an airline refused them passage.
FAA Didn't Adequately Respond To Complaints About Air
A settlement between the Federal Aviation Administration and a
former Memphis air traffic controller has been reached, thanks to
the intervention of the Office of Special Counsel, a federal agency
that investigates whistle-blower complaints.
British billionaire Richard Branson signed a 20-year lease with
the state of New Mexico last week to build the first US spaceport,
and Virgin Galactic expects to break ground on the facility by
April, with completion slated for sometime in 2010.
Plan Called A Waste Of Money By Duplicating Capability
Although recommended by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, a
plan to relocate a US Navy Aircraft Carrier from Norfolk NAS in
Virginia to Mayport NAS near Jacksonville, FL has drawn criticism
from Virginia legislators, calling the idea a waste of money
because it duplicates capability already in Norfolk.
A pilot and his passenger were lost Saturday afternoon when
their single-engine plane went down on approach to a Denton County,
TX airfield. The accident occurred at Propwash Airport (16X),
located about three miles west of Justin.
A 22-year-old parachutist was lost at the Sebastian Municipal
Airport Friday afternoon, succumbing to impact after
becoming detached from his parachute during an altercation with
powerlines during his second jump of the day.
The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Dive Recovery Team was
created to fill four important functions: Research, Locate, Survey
and Recover heritage aircraft that crashed in the waters around
Ontario. This 100% volunteer team has had tremendous success in
creating partnerships that have resulted in a world-class search
team, equipped with leading edge technologies and using search
methodologies that are among the best.
"I want to thank Virgin Galactic for partnering with us
to create a whole new industry that is going to transform the
economy of Southern New Mexico - creating thousands of jobs,
generating money for education, boosting tourism and attracting
other companies and economic opportunities to the
Source: Governor Bill Richardson, following the
signing of a 20-year lease with the state of New Mexico
by British billionaire Richard Branson. The agreement paves
the way for construction of the first US
spaceport. Virgin Galactic expects to break ground on the
facility by April, with completion slated for sometime in
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