Maybe the third time will be the charm, but the second of
President Obama's nominees for the top spot at the Transportation
Security Administration has withdrawn his name from consideration.
Obama's second nominee withdrew late Friday due to growing
questions concerning his background as a defense contractor.
Move Opens The Door To Provide Aviation Services To Government
In an agreement signed Thursday, AAR Corporation acquired
Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS), which provides expeditionary
airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other
government customers, from Xe Services LLC.
Says The House Bill Is Lacking From An Airline Perspective
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) said Thursday
that the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the FAA Air
Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act is a "step
in the wrong direction."
The FAA has issues a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
(SAIB) for all modification levels of Honeywell GNS Series
Navigation Systems. Honeywell has recently discovered a software
anomaly in their GNS Navigation Systems. This anomaly may affect
the area navigation (RNAV) procedures.
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) said Wednesday it strongly
supports H.R.4788, the “Aviation Jobs Outsourcing Prevention
Act.” The bill would place limits on alliances between two or
more airlines, or between a domestic carrier and a foreign
"I went to the recruiter's office in Patchogue. I walked
in the Air Force door and said, 'I want to fly.' They said, 'Do you
have a college degree?' I didn't want to finish college. I
went next door to the Army, and they signed me up."
Source: Chief Warrant Officer Herb Dargue