Interim Plan In Place At "Selected Airports" Nationwide
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has moved quickly to address the
issue of overnight staffing at control towers following an incident
this week in which a controller allegedly fell asleep during is
shift, causing two airliners to have to land without clearance.
Rinaldi: "We Applaud Secretary LaHood For Moving Quickly"
The union representing the nation's air traffic controllers has
weighed in on the incident Wednesday in which a controller
allegedly fell asleep during a midnight shift at Washington Reagan
National Airport (DCA).
Says Supervisory Functions Should Not Be Carried Out While On
In a letter to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, NTSB Chair
Debora Hersman recommending that the FAA take action to improve the
safety of air traffic control (ATC) operations by prohibiting air
traffic controllers from providing supervisory oversight while
performing operational air traffic duties.
Aircraft Now Involved In Function And Reliability Testing
Gulfstream's second G250 flight-test aircraft has recently
successfully completed natural icing tests, bringing the aircraft
several steps closer to its certification later this year by the
FAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel.
Structural Tests Subject Large Components To Nearly One Million
Pounds Of Force
NASA put the squeeze on a large rocket test section Tuesday.
Results from this structural strength test at NASA's Marshall Space
Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, will help future heavy-lift launch
vehicles weigh less and reduce development costs.
Says No Binding Offer Has Been Made For The Company
Vector Aerospace Corporation has been asked by Market
Surveillance on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange to disclose
the current state of the review of strategic alternatives with the
objective of enhancing shareholder value announced previously by
"The NTSB concludes that the watch supervision
directives in Order 7210.3 are incompatible with effective
oversight and that the effectiveness of the supervisory role is
reduced when it is performed in combination with operational
duties." Source: NTSB Chair Debora Hersman.