GAMA has announced that its President and Chief Executive
Officer, Ed Bolen, will be leaving the association to assume the
top post at the NBAA effective September 7. Ron Swanda, GAMA's
Senior Vice President of Operations, will manage the association's
day-to-day affairs until the Board of Directors names a new
President and CEO.
Veteran Aviation Association Leader Will Strengthen Voice for
Wow -- Talk about breaking news... The Board of Directors of the
NBAA has just announced the selection of experienced aviation
association executive Edward M. Bolen as president and CEO of NBAA,
an organization representing more than 7,600 companies that operate
general aviation aircraft as an aid to their businesses or are
involved with business aviation.
The Canadian da Vinci Project Team has notified the ANSARI X
PRIZE of its intention to launch its rocket on October 2nd, 2004,
marking its official entry in the international,
commercially-funded space race competition.
Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but ANN has learned
that Burt Rutan is going to get some real competition for their X
Prize attempt this September/October.
Who's challenging Burt? The Canadian daVinci
project, that's who.
The Canadian da Vinci Project Team, based in Toronto, Canada, made
the announcement during a public roll-out of its completed Wild
Fire spacecraft, Thursday, Aug 5th, 2004, at its Downsview Airport
hanger in Toronto.
Sunday morning, Jennifer Noel thought she had it all -- a new
husband who married her in a beautiful chapel, a wedding reception
in a hangar and a stepson she loved very much.
Sunday evening, her joy turned to ashes as her husband of just six
weeks, Billy, and his 15-year old son, Alex, were killed flying
home from Oshkosh. The Denton Record reports Billy and Alex were
less than ten minutes from landing at Grayson County Airport.
FAA, Airport And Airline Executives Meet In Chicago
If you've ever flown through Chicago's O'Hare Airport -- either
as a pilot or passenger -- then you probably know what the "penalty
box" is. If not, it's one of several areas on the airport ramp
where arriving aircraft have to sit and wait when no gates are
available. About ten minutes in a penalty box, with the terminal so
tantalizingly close, and you'll realize that an old woman with a
walker can beat you to the gate.
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may not be the Bush
administration's best friend in South America, but the two leaders
do agree on one thing: Shooting down suspected drug planes is the
right thing to do.
"This is not a time when women should be patient. We
are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every
weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a
weapon waiting to be used."
--Eleanor Roosevelt, 1942
Accused Of Trying To Board Plane With Gun, Knife, Needles
No, sir. He didn't do it.
At least, that's 65-year old Ali Reza Khatami's story and he's
apparently sticking to it, after he was charged with trying to
carry a number of weapons onto a United Airlines flight from John
Wayne Airport (CA) to Reagan National Airport (DC) on June
Steve Wittman's historic hangar, built in 1927, was demolished
last spring after it was determined to be dilapidated beyond
repair. Sonex Limited principles John and Jeremy Monett led an
effort to save the hanger last fall, but its weakened structure
made restoration too costly to attempt.
Engine Being Readied For Shipment To Stennis Space Center
In the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Processing Facility,
Boeing-Rocketdyne crane operator Joe Ferrante lifts SSME 2058, the
first SSME fully assembled at KSC, with the assistance of other
technicians on his team.
In a flight demonstration event for employees and guests,
Northrop Grumman Corporation hosted Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s VH-92
Presidential Helicopter demonstrator Monday at Palwaukee Municipal
Airport in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Runway Awareness And Advisory System Service Bulletin Now
Cessna Aircraft Company has developed Service Bulletins for the
new Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS). Cessna's worldwide
Citation Service Center network will install the RAAS system and
complete the certification on any Citation Bravo (model 550),
Citation Encore (model 560), Citation Excel (model 560XL), or
Citation X (model 750).
More Data From Mars Rover Spirit's First Month Now Online
Millions of people have viewed pictures from NASA's Spirit on
the Mars rovers home page and other Internet sites. Beginning
today, a more complete set of science data from Spirit's first 30
martian days is posted on a site primarily for scientists and
technical researchers, but also available to anyone who's
Delay In Key Safety Rule Implemetation Could Mean $200 Million
In Savings -- For Now
So you say your airline is just climbing out of the financial
cellar? Are you still worried about the high cost of fuel and crude
oil prices that have hit record levels over the past two days?
Security costs got you down?
Well, the FAA is here to help, bunkie.
If the Charlotte-Douglas Airport Advisory Committee has its way,
things are going to change on the GA side of the field. Tuesday,
committee members recommended to the city council that Wilson Air
Center of Memphis (TN) be awarded the contract for maintenance and
"If the Americans want to fly Soyuz in 2005, they will have to
compensate us the costs."
Source: Russian space agency head Anatoly
Perminov, quoted in the ITAR-Tass news agency, saying his country
can no longer afford to foot the entire bill for missions to the
International Space Station. Perminov wants the US to start paying
for the missions next year.
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