Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on
Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's
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An internal memo distributed to Boeing employees on Monday
indicated that defense cuts will cost about 1,000 people their jobs
with the company, but it has not been determined exactly where the
cuts will be made.
A mid-air collision which occurred last August in Wyoming
happened because the pilots of the two aircraft involved simply did
not see each other, according to a probable cause report released
Tuesday by the NTSB.
Deployed After The Aircraft Entered An "Unrecoverable
It's why they first decided it might be a good idea to have them
on airplanes. A Polaris FK-14 LSA flying at about 2400 feet in
southern France was doing some stall and maneuvering practice when
it entered what its pilot determined was an unrecoverable
Gates Will Use Raptor As An Example In Speech Thursday
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pressing his point
with Congress -- that the Defense Department doesn't need more than
187 F-22 aircraft, according to Pentagon press secretary Geoff
Morrell told reporters Wednesday. If the department is forced to
buy more than it needs, other defense needs will suffer, he
The $55 Million Project Will Include Instruction And
Elbit Systems Ltd. said Wednesday that it has been awarded a
contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defence for the establishment
of a mission training center for the Israeli Air Force's (IAF)
pilots of F-16C/D and F-16I fighter aircraft.
OAG Releases July Figures On The Number Of Available Seats
One year on since the world's airlines began to curb their seat
capacity in the face of global economic pressures, the cutbacks are
starting to stabilize with just over 315 million seats on offer
this month, a drop of just one percent over July 2008 levels...
It's another sign of the times for the struggling print media.
"Access Intelligence", the company that publishes the magazine
"Aviation Maintenance", is moving its entire operation online,
costing one journalist and one salesperson their jobs
In the culmination of many years of collaboration on the part of
a dozen nations, Boeing has delivered the first Strategic Airlift
Capability (SAC) C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony at its
final assembly facility in Long Beach, paving the way for the
advanced airlifter’s historic arrival at Pápa Air
Base, Hungary, later this month.
Praises Senate Commerce Committee Version Of FAA
The Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday introduced a bill to
reauthorize the FAA, and in response, the Alliance for Aviation
Across America released the following statement: "We commend the
Senate Commerce Committee for introducing a comprehensive FAA
Reauthorization bill that will provide the necessary funding for
modernization of our air traffic control system..."
While perusing the wares at the most recent iteration of the AEA Convention and Toy Show (grin), there was no end to the glitzy, exciting goodies that pilots absolutely love to play with. Not so noticeable, though, were the latest generation of ELTs... not nearly as sexy as the latest glass panels.. its easy to forget all about them until you wind up in a stricken bird down in the boonies wondering if ANYONE is on their way to retrieve you.
While perusing the wares at the most recent iteration of the AEA
Convention and Toy Show (grin), there was no end to the glitzy,
exciting goodies that pilots absolutely love to play with. Not so
noticeable, though, were the latest generation of ELTs... not
nearly as sexy as the latest glass panels. Its easy to forget all
about them until you wind up in a stricken bird down in the boonies
wondering is ANYONE is on their way to retrieve you.
Farmers And Residents Near The Site Voice Strong
The city council in Cleveland, Tennessee, is moving ahead with
plans to build an airport on land it has purchased for that
purpose, despite the fact that it is outside the city limits and
over the strong objections of people living near the site.
What was it that Arlo Guthrie said in "Alice's Restaurant"? Once
more in 5 part harmony ... with feeling ... or words to that
effect. That must have been how the crew of Endeavour felt when
they suited up for the 6th time on Wednesday and climbed back
aboard their spacecraft, but this time they won't be getting off
until they reach ISS.
Flyers Rights Organization Praises FAA Reauthorization
Even though most of us would always REALLY rather ride in one of
the front seats of an airplane, occasionally we all have to sit in
the back. So, this might be of interest. The Senate Commerce
Committee version of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 unveil on
Tuesday includes provisions for an "Airline Passengers' Bill of
Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation Hopes To Produce New
Breathing life into a once-popular GA airplane, Commander
Premier Aircraft Corporation (CPAC), based at Cape Girardeau
Regional Airport, said Monday that its Board of Directors has
approved a letter of intent to sell CPAC to Aero-Base Inc. of
GAMA Chairman Questions TSA's Use Of Security Directives For
Testifying Wednesday before the House Subcommittee on
Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, Chairman of
the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the
President and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van Tine, said that if TSA,
industry, and Congress work together on general aviation security
An Mi-26 helicopter owned by the Moldovan air charter company
Pecotox-Airi was shot down in the southern Afghanistan province of
Helmand, an area known for its opium poppy cultivation and heavy
fighting with the Taliban. 6 Ukranian crew members were
reportedly killed in the incident.
As one of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, it
is the national center for weather information that is used daily
by the Federal Aviation Administration, commercial airlines, and
private pilots. It is entering a new phase of service, growing to
accept global forecasting responsibilities.