It would be a bit odd, most likely, to be assigned to a shuttle
mission that you hope will never be needed. But that's probably the
case for the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335,
the rescue mission that would fly only if needed to bring home the
members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Airline Division
announced Tuesday that negotiations with Atlas Air Worldwide
(AAWW), the holding company of Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo
Worldwide, have ended without a collective bargaining
ERAU CAAL Will Collect And Analyze U.S., International
The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade
Administration (ITA) and the Center for Aviation and Aerospace
Leadership (CAAL) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's
Worldwide Campus signed an agreement Thursday to promote the
competitiveness of the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry.
Eight Week Course For New Pilots, Or As A Refresher
Students just getting started in flight training and pilots who
are looking for a refresher course in the ground school basics can
take advantage of a series of webinars being offered by Bob Miller
Ideal Candidate Will Have A Background In Aviation
The United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association
(USHPA), a national nonprofit organization based in Colorado
Springs, Colorado, tells ANN it is seeking an Executive Director to
promote, manage, and develop USHPA programs as directed by the
Board of Directors.
It is currently one of sport aviation's most intriguing sport rotorcraft designs... but it is based on historic airframes that more than proved their mettle during aviation's earlier generations. Ron Herron's plans-built Little Wing Autogyro is a tractor design which brings back a vintage look with its tube-and-fabric fuselage and Rotec radial engine (though other engine selections may be adapted). More than just esthetically pleasing, the machine has distinguished itself worldwide as the holder of 29 World Records under the pilotage of rotornaut Andy Keech.
It is currently one of sport aviation's most intriguing sport
rotorcraft designs... but it is based on historic airframes that
more than proved their mettle during aviation's earlier
generations. Ron Herron's plans-built Little Wing Autogyro is a
tractor design which brings back a vintage look with its
tube-and-fabric fuselage and Rotec radial engine (though other
engine selections may be adapted).
Changes Needed In Training Methodologies To Engage Next
The commercial aviation industry will require 466,650 pilots and
596,500 maintenance personnel over the next 20 years to accommodate
the strong demand for new and replacement aircraft, according to a
crew assessment forecast from Boeing.
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ANN Special Feature: TCM's New TD300 Diesel -
09.17.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Teledyne Continental Motors President Rhett Ross)
The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations is concerned that
portions of the FAA's NPRM on Flight and Duty Time published on
Tuesday may have a negative impact on flight safety, according to a
press release issued late Thursday.
The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) welcomed a resolution
passed by the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing the value
of recreational aviation and backcountry airstrips on America's
Assembly of the first forward fuselage section of Boeing's 747-8
Intercontinental got underway Sunday night. The 89-foot, 2-inch
fuselage section, featuring the airplane's signature upper deck,
was moved from the assembly tool for sealing and testing before
beginning systems installation.
“ If we’re to meet the rising demand for
civil air transportation in an environmentally responsible way,
we’re going to need strong public investment in sustainable
aviation infrastructure.” Source: Excerpt from the
text of H.Res. 1473 which passed recently in the U.S. House of
The ground-based surveillance radar beacon transmitter-receiver,
which normally scans in synchronism with a primary radar,
transmitting discrete radio signals which repetitiously request all
transponders on the mode being used to reply.