Role Of ATC Will Be Examined When Determining Cause
In its continuing investigation of the midair collision of an
air tour helicopter and a small plane over the Hudson River on
Saturday, the National Transportation Safety Board has developed
Following last week's mid-air collision between a sightseeing
helicopter and a private airplane over the Hudson River, FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt said the agency would look into new
rules governing low-altitude flight in the congested corridor.
But Total General Aviation Market Remains Contracted In The
On August 4th, GAMA released the industry's second quarter
shipment and billings figures. Piston-powered airplane shipments
totaled 434 units while turboprop shipments were at 191 units. Both
figures represent significant declines from the same period last
Frontier Airlines Holdings announced Thursday that Republic
Airways Holdings, Inc. has been declared the winning bidder in the
auction to acquire Frontier. The auction was conducted under
procedures established in Frontier’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Boeing Company to Pay $25 Million For Botched Blanket Kit
The Boeing Company will pay the United States $25 million to
resolve allegations that the company performed defective work on
the entire KC-10 Extender fleet, the Justice Department announced
today. The KC-10 Extender is a mainstay of the Air Force's aerial
refueling fleet in the Iraq and Afghanistan war theaters.
Incident Has Prompted New Calls For Federal Regulations
In a reply to an editorial in USA Today, Continental
President and CEO Larry Kellner said "Our processes broke down."
"Continental takes responsibility for the care of our customers,"
he wrote, "whether they are on our regional partners' flights or
For the first time in more than a quarter-century a new space
vehicle stands ready in NASA's Kennedy Space Center Vehicle
Assembly Building. The Ares I-X rocket, its simulated crew module
and launch abort system are assembled on a mobile launch platform
at Kennedy in preparation for launch this fall.
Texas High School Students Spend A Week Immersed In Space
The High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program at NASA's
Johnson Space Center in Houston closes this week with a special
ceremony that will highlight this summer's group of students and
celebrate the achievements of the last 10 years.
According to the website, Girls With Wings is a public awareness
and e-commerce merchandising project that focuses its efforts on
introducing young girls to their role models in aviation-related
careers and hobbies.