FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt delivered remarks to the RTCA
Forum on NextGen Tuesday, saying the reality of problems with
the air traffic control system is not reality TV. "That
really is the taxpayer sitting there 16th in line," Babbitt said in
his prepared remarks.
China broke ground on its fourth space launch center Monday, as
part of that country's effort to build on its manned space flight
program. Located on the southern Hainan island, it will be the
country's first coastal space launch facility.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.15.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
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Long-Form Daily News Program)
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Museums, Schools Will Be Eligible To Obtain Shuttle "Surplus
NASA is inviting eligible educational institutions, museums and
other organizations to begin registering to screen potential space
shuttle artifacts. The artifacts represent significant human
spaceflight technologies, processes and accomplishments of the
Super Jumbo Will Fly International Routes For Both
The A380's first two European operators - French flag carrier
Air France, and Germany's national airline Lufthansa - are
preparing for upcoming service introductions of the A380, which
will be Airbus' flagship jetliner.
Elizabeth City State University in northeastern North Carolina
has seen its aviation sciences degree programs grow from just 17
students in 2007 to about 50 enrolled this year, according to
program Director Anthony Sharp. The growth comes despite state
budget cuts that have slowed the growth of the program.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources lost its aviation
unit to budget cuts this year, so the state-owned Bell 206 BII Jet
Ranger has gone on the online auction block. The DNR aviation unit
worked with law enforcement agencies to catch fish poachers, and
illegal hunters, as well as perform SAR missions.
Asia's Largest Airline Lost $1 Billion Last Quarter
American and Delta Airlines are eyeing an investment in Japan
Air Lines, Asia's largest carrier in terms of revenue. But the
airline lost approximately $1 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2009,
and hopes to secure a government-backed 100 billion yen credit
New Seat Offers Weight-savings And Comfort, For Single
Engine Turboprop Model 208
Yingling Aviation, which has installed more than 100 Oasis
interiors in the Cessna Model 208 Caravan, has developed a new
versatile lightweight seat (VLS) for use in the popular single
engine turboprop. The VLS is designed to provide Caravan owners
with an option that is lighter and with more comfort.
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Busman Aerospace announced Monday that
the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another medium
lift AW139 helicopter. This addition to the JNPA fleet
increases the number of AW139 helicopters operating in the law
enforcement role in Japan to three.
Attendees Experience a Bird's Eye View of AirVenture
This July, over 578,000 aviation enthusiasts flocked to EAA AirVenture held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Roughly 10,000 aircraft attended the event, including three Bell 47 G-2 Helicopters offering passenger rides for lucky visitors.
Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Rigging Committee. Silver sat down with Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety tips for emergency bailout preparation.
Attendees Experience a Bird's Eye View of
This July, over 578,000 aviation enthusiasts flocked to EAA
AirVenture held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Roughly 10,000 aircraft attended the event, including three Bell 47
G-2 Helicopters offering passenger rides for lucky visitors.
For "representing the best of the aviation industry by bringing
together corporate America as a lifeline for citizens battling
cancer," Corporate Angel Network has received the 2009 Public
Benefit Flying Award from The National Aeronautic Association in
partnership with Air Care Alliance.
Agreement Allows Exchange Of Tech Information, Personnel
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and European Space Agency
(ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain signed a memorandum of
understanding Friday for cooperation in the field of space
transportation. The agreement was signed at NASA Headquarters in
The Aircraft Was Named For 1948 Triple Crown Winner
Time flies when you're having fun ... flying. Cessna Aircraft
Company is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of
the Citation, the first airplane model in what has become the
largest fleet of business jets in the world.
The NTSB has determined that pilot error was the cause of a 2007
incident in which two people were killed when a Cessna 500 skidded
off a wet runway during landing, hit a house adjacent to the
airport, and exploded on impact.
Says ANG Is Critical To Sustaining Global Partnerships
Citing evolving missions and shrinking budgets, the Air Force
chief of staff is calling for the Air National Guard and
active-duty forces to work closer together. "The skill set of
National Guard members is critical to sustaining worldwide
partnerships," Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz said during a
"We must recognize that the total Air Force is evolving.
As I said before, we need to adapt, but adaptation also applies to
a concurrent and proportional rollout in terms of F-35
Source: Air Force General Norman
Aero-Linx: The National
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aviation organization in the United States. NAA is a non-profit
organization "dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport
and science of aviation in the United States,” as stated in
the Mission Statement.