ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.02.06 1500 EDT -- For the second day
in a row, the weatherman's predictions of storm clouds hanging over
the scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery have come
true... as NASA was forced to stand down from its countdown for the
second day in a row.
A truly bizarre tale of airport vandalism has resulted in some
extraordinary damage to a number of aircraft at the Perry OK
airport and has also resulted in the death of the vandal who
caused the damage.
EADS Selected to Provide Army's LUH; UH-145 to Be Produced in
EADS North America tells ANN that the UH-145 military helicopter
has been selected by the U.S. Army as its next-generation Light
Utility Helicopter (LUH). The LUH requirement is for up to 352
aircraft with a potential total program life-cycle value of $3
The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines have
concluded a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The
agreement provides for wage and pension improvements and a variety
of changes to work rules. It also enables the company to reward its
pilots in a responsible manner, maintaining the flexibility needed
to serve customers and expand the business while remaining
The beginning of an era for Robins Air Force Base and the
warfighters of Air Force Special Operations Command was marked June
28 as the first-of-its-kind MC-130W was presented to Lt. Gen.
Michael W. Wooley, AFSOC commander, in a ceremony at Robins Air
Force Base, Ga..
AOPA says the that service bulletins aren't mandatory for Part
91 aircraft owners, regardless of what the NTSB says. And now AOPA
is asking the FAA to remain firm in upholding that longstanding
policy and interpretation of the law.
"This tentative agreement has been unanimously approved
and endorsed by both the IPA Executive Board and its pilot
negotiating committee and is one we will present to our membership
for ratification without hesitation... It includes immediate
improvements to pay as well as percentage increases in future years
while also improving pension benefits and work
Source: IPA President Tom Nicholson, following
the successful tentative agreement signed between the Independent
Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines, for a new labor