Final Step In Resolution Of Dispute Over Boeing's 787 South
Carolina Assembly Plant
The NLRB has closed its case against Boeing filed by the
Machinists union, which was fighting the planemaker's plans to
construct 787 Dreamliners in South Carolina, a right to work state.
The issue had become a focal point for conservatives who said the
company should have a right to assemble its airplanes where it make
the most business sense to do so. The machinists had brought the
charges saying Boeing was retaliating against labor unions who had
stopped work in the planemaker's Pacific Northwest operations in
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Airborne 12.09.11 is chock full of info about
the week ending Friday, December 9th, 2011...
Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host
Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim
Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists
Tom Patton and Paul Plack, this episode covers:
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt Arrested, Resigns
Barnstorming Looks At The Fallout Of The FAA Shake-Up And The
'Draft Sully' Movement
NTSB Schedules Hearings On Air Race And Air Show Safety
NASA has announced the launch target for Space Exploration
Technologies' (SpaceX) second Commercial Orbital Transportation
Services (COTS) demonstration flight will be February 7, 2012.
Pending completion of final safety reviews, testing and
verification, NASA also has agreed to allow SpaceX to send its
Dragon spacecraft to rendezvous with the International Space
Station (ISS) in a single flight.
Requests Authorization To Impose Countermeasures Against EU's
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced Friday that the
United States is requesting that the European Union (EU) enter into
consultations regarding the notification it made on December 1,
2011, claiming to have fully complied with the World Trade
Organization (WTO) ruling that subsidization of Airbus aircraft is
contrary to WTO rules. The United States has reviewed carefully the
limited information in that notification. It appears to show that
the EU has not withdrawn the subsidies in question and has, in
fact, granted new subsidies to Airbus’ development and
production of large civil aircraft.
Groups Representing Pilots, Owners, Manufacturers, Airlines
Coordinate Efforts To Oppose European Tax
Members of a coalition including nearly all segments of aviation
are calling on U.S. senators to back legislation introduced
Wednesday by Senator John Thune (R-SD), which would prohibit
operators of all U.S. aircraft from participating in the European
Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS).
Report Indicates Hundreds Of 'Astromaterials' Have Been
A report released Thursday by NASA's Inspector General indicates
that the agency has lost hundreds of samples of moon rocks and
other "astromaterials" since the first specimens were returned to
Earth by the Apollo program. NASA confirmed that 517 loaned
astromaterials have been lost or stolen between 1970 and June 2010,
including 18 lunar samples reported lost by a researcher in 2010
and 218 lunar and meteorite samples stolen from a researcher
at the Johnson Space Center in 2002, but since
But Continues To Slam Service On American Airlines
Actor Alec Baldwin has apologized to fellow passengers delayed
by an hour when his refusal to obey the instructions of flight
attendants to turn off a mobile device got him kicked off an
American Airlines flight Tuesday afternoon. But he's still mad at
the airline itself.
Pilot Uninjured After Overshooting Clermont County Airport
The pilot of a 1943 Curtiss Wright P-40M was uninjured after his
airplane developed a mechanical problem in flight and attempted an
emergency landing at Clermont County Municipal Airport (I69) in
Model Plane Impacted National Archives Building In Waltham,
A wayward RC model airplane made an unscheduled arrival on the
roof of the National Archives building in Waltham, MA, sparking a
federal investigation which involved the FBI, TSA and Homeland
A timed-based system that provides information concerning
potential hazards with fixed objects by using GPS positioning and a
database of terrain and obstructions to provide true predictability
of the upcoming terrain and obstacles.
The Men, the B-17s, the Missions and the Legacy --- These
historical pages are dedicated to preserving the memory and the
legacy of the men who served in the 303rd Bombardment Group,
"Hell's Angels" during World War II.