Obama Administration Says It Had "No Role" In The Decision
General Motors executives have again started using charted
bizjets for travel between meetings, an expense apparently approved
by the Obama administration early in 2009. GM's expense policy
allows the automaker to rent corporate jets if its internal process
deems that it is appropriate.
Task Forces Formed To Address Several Safety Issues
United Parcel Service and the Independent Pilots Association,
the collective bargaining unit for its 2,800 pilots, signed a
memorandum of understanding Thursday that establishes joint UPS/IPA
Safety and Security Task Forces. Both will be made up of six
members, three named by each party.
U.S. Air Force Wants Stealthier Unmanned Systems For
The U.S. military is increasingly relying on unmanned aerial
systems for surveillance and combat, but with increasing concerns
about the need to gather intelligence in more contested airspace,
the Pentagon says it needs more technically advanced UAVs.
First Comprehensive Listing Of Aircraft Numbers Over The Last
Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for
Airpower Studies, recently announced the publication of a Mitchell
study, "Downsizing USAF: A 60-Year Analysis of Air Force Aircraft
Inventory." A database of the full aircraft inventory of the Air
Force will be released for the first time next week.
Infrastructure Will Need To Keep Pace With Increased
Air Traffic In Africa, Middle East, Asia
In a report published by Flight Global earlier this year, Boeing
and Airbus estimate Africa will require 620-929 new aircraft over
the next 20 years, more than doubling the current continental fleet
After a year of gathering input from women all over the world to
find the ultimate traveling watch, The Abingdon Co.says it is ready
to deliver their newest model, Elise, from the Lady Abingdon
The cooling of
an air flow as it ascends a hill or mountain slope. If there is
enough moisture and the air is stable, stratiform clouds and
precipitation may form. If the air is unstable, there might be an
increased chance of thunderstorm development.
Aero-Linx: National Center For
Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a
federally funded research and development center devoted to
service, research and education in the atmospheric and related
sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behavior of the
atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems; to
support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university
community and the broader scientific community – nationally
and internationally; and to foster transfer of knowledge and
technology for the betterment of life on Earth.
"...since 2001, Asia/Pacific, African and Middle Eastern
intercontinental platforms grew almost twice as fast in relative
terms as the European and American primary hubs."
Source: Vincent Bamberger, partner in
charge of ADL's Aviation Practice.