FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt brought his message of safety
and professionalism to the Women in Aviation International
conference in Orlando, FL Friday, as the keynote speaker for the
opening general session.
SpaceX has lifted their Falcon 9 launch vehicle to vertical at
Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft standing
at the pad represents a full flight-ready Falcon 9 launch vehicle
with Dragon qualification spacecraft.
With momentum building to find lead-free fuel alternatives for
general aviation aircraft, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University is working on a plan to phase in lead-free renewable
fuel in its training aircraft, the nation's largest collegiate
When NASA's satellite operators need accurate, real-time
space-weather information, they turn to the Community Coordinated
Modeling Center (CCMC) of the Space Weather Laboratory at NASA's
Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Recent Increases Reflect Uptick In Air Services Demand
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) issued a report
Tuesday showing passenger revenue, based on a sample group of
carriers, rose 1.4 percent in January versus the same month in
2009, reversing 14 consecutive months of declines.
Company Will Provide Emergency Supply Of Nose Gearboxes
The Timken Company's Aerospace and Defense business has received
an order to provide an emergency supply of left-hand engine nose
gearboxes for aftermarket use on the U.S. Army's fleet of Apache
Thomas Enders, the president and CEO of Airbus says he is
confident that the NATO countries who are partners in the A400M
project will come to an agreement on how to share the cost overruns
for the long-delayed military transport.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and FlightSafety
International hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at
the recently completed FlightSafety International Hawker Beechcraft
Maintenance Learning Center Wednesday.
Earning their aviation merit badges will be an experience that
hundreds of Boy Scouts will never forget, as they gather at the
Fantasy of Flight aviation museum in Polk City, Florida for the
Second Annual Aviation Camporee, Friday, March 5 through Sunday,
March 7, 2010.
A group of about 170 Southwest Airlines stock clerks, which
manage the parts inventories for the airline's aircraft, voted
Tuesday to reject the a contract negotiated with the discount
carrier. The contract would have been retroactive to 2008,
and would have become amendable August 16th, 2013.
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.
Hersman Reiterates 25 Recommendations Made To FAA Following The
NTSB Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman and FAA Associate
Administrator Peggy Gilligan testified in the U.S. Senate today
about the status of aviation safety a year after the crash of
Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo, New York on February 12,
Boeing "Disappointed" Some Issues Not Addressed, Northrop
Both Boeing and Northrop Grumman say they have received the
final RFP for the Air Force KC-X tanker program, with neither
company saying they are particularly pleased with the document that
was released Wednesday.
Ground-Breaking On Four-Year, $1.545-Billion Bradley West
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was joined Monday by
City Councilmembers Janice Hahn and Bill Rosendahl and other
officials in a ceremony to break ground on a long-awaited major
modernization of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los
Angeles International Airport (KLAX).
A third airplane has joined the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
flight-test program. ZA004, the fourth flight-test airplane to be
built, took off at 1143 PST local time Wednesday from Paine Field
in Everett, WA. The data ZA004 is collecting is needed both
for certification and development of the 787-9.
Cessna 310 Struck Powerlines, The Power Pole, Then Impacted The
The NTSB has issued its preliminary report on the Cessna 310
which went down in Palo Alto, CA, which killed the three persons on
board. The aircraft went down in a residential area, causing
widespread power outages and igniting at least two home fires.
The Air Force's budget request for fiscal 2011 provides the
right balance between supporting the war efforts and other
current-day commitments while posturing for future challenges, the
top Air Force civilian and military leaders told Congress
"If we are serious about aviation safety, we must
establish a system that minimizes pilot fatigue and ensures that
flight crews report to work rested and fit for duty."
Source: NTSB Chair Debora Hersman, testifying
before the Senate Commerce Committee.
SpaceX provided us with the link to a video on their site which
is a time-lapse of the Falcon 9 spacecraft being lifted into a
vertical position at it launch pad. The rocket will soon be static
tested on the pad before an actual launch test is scheduled.