Says Agency's Safety Goals Proceeding, But Need Funding
Below is the complete text of the presentation made Friday by
FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell, before the Committee on
Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban
Development, and Related Agencies concerning the agency's $14.6
billion budget request for FY2009.
Provides Approved Level Of Safety Against Delamination
Airwolf Aerospace told ANN this week the company was recently
granted approval by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA)
for its recently FAA-approved rotor blade tape installation STC for
Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters.
A new, innovative, and very cool (and, somewhat ominous)
"micro-air vehicle" recently made its first flight. The RoboSwift
-- developed by aerospace engineering students at Delft University
of Technology, in cooperation with the Experimental Zoology Group
of Wageningen University, Netherlands -- took flight this week...
and later attempted to imitate its feathered namesake, with
less-than stellar results.
Aircraft Dispatchers Share Responsibility For Flights
The new Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Program at the
Prescott, AZ campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is off
to a great start, with five students becoming the first from their
campus to obtain FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificates.
It may look like a motorglider, or even a sailplane... but Urban
Air USA says its Lambada is also a first-class touring machine in
the LSA category. Recently, company demo pilot and gliding expert,
Jim Lee, flew a Lambada from Melbourne, FL to Moriarty, NM to
conduct a series of demo flights for the newly certified
Leads Market In Both Countries; Outsells 3-5 Place Companies
Combined In US
According to government records in each country, Flight Design
owns approximately 20% of the market in the two largest aviation
nations: the United States and Germany. And, the company says, it
has maintained or increased this share over several years.
A former space shuttle runway at Edwards Air Force Base is
getting a "green" makeover... from what some may initially think is
an unlikely source. Arizona Public Service Co. is providing 12,000
tons of fly ash to repair a deteriorating concrete runway that has
seen some of the world’s most famous pilots and
Dnata’s operations at Terminal 2 at Dubai International
Airport are set to increase dramatically with the opening of a
37,000 sq. ft. extension, scheduled for the end of March. This
extension will increase the airport’s surface area to 93,000
"We’re being particularly aggressive in
ratcheting up the level of safety, on our runways especially. Last
year, only eight runway incursions involved commercial aircraft.
That’s eight in more than 61 million
Source: FAA Acting Administrator Robert
Sturgell, speaking Friday before the Committee on Appropriations,
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
Related Agencies concerning the agency's $14.6 billion budget
request for FY2009.