Wrapping up 30 years of unmatched achievements and blazing a
trail for the next era of U.S. human spaceflight, NASA's storied
Space Shuttle Program came to a "wheels stop" on Thursday at the
conclusion of its 135th mission.
The $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy
International Airport is on schedule, according to a news release
from Delta Air Lines. If you're traveling through JFK, the
structural steel frame of the Concourse B extension is now
Aircraft To Be Operated By National Nuclear Security
Details of a joint project with the U.S. Department of the
Interior to convert a number of B737-400 passenger aircraft to
"Combi" configuration have been revealed by the Florida company
with the contract for the makeovers.
When asked what is the number one barrier to aviation at the
entry level, most people give a one-word answer: "Cost." No one
questions how difficult the last three years have been for aviation
in all sectors, so an announcement Wednesday from Flight Design and
Garmin may be some welcome news.
Thirteen Thousand Planes Will Be Removed From Service In Next
In a speech Tuesday, Boeing vice president for Environment,
Health and Safety Mary Armstrong commended AFRA for the way
it enhances the company's ability to deliver innovative
environmental solutions throughout the life cycle of its products,
particularly in terms of end of service options.
Embraer and Minsheng Financial Leasing, a subsidiary of China
Minsheng Banking Co, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in
a ceremony held Tuesday at Embraer's headquarters in Sao Jose dos
Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
But Buyers Reportedly Lukewarm Based On Price, Fleet Age
International Leasing Finance Corporation is the largest company
in the world involved in the buying and leasing of commercial
jetliners, but ILFC parent AIG has made no secret of the fact that
it wants to divest itself of the aircraft leasing business.
Discovery Not Expected To Inspire New Functions For
Jarrod McKinney's iPhone 4 suffered a broken touchscreen in a
fall from a shelf in his bathroom, yet can still receive calls
after falling out of his pocket to the ground during a skydive from
At this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)
41st Annual Conference & Exposition, Night Flight Concepts and
aerospace physiology consulting company Delta P are
unveiling a new educational website, LaserStrikeProtection.com.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt called on Congress Wednesday to pass a clean extension of
the FAA’s authorization in order to avoid airport project
construction delays and employee furloughs.
An ongoing argument between House and Senate leaders over union
organizing rules at FedEx Express and Essential Air Services could
lead to a shutdown of the FAA if the most recent continuing
resolution funding the agency is allowed to expire on Friday.
Aviation Has A Heart... As Seen Via The Work of
The Wolf Aviation Fund
It is one of the most quietly impressive stories in the general
aviation world. The Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Aviation Fund
was created to help individuals work together in support of general
aviation. With a mission statement that reads... "The
Foundation shall promote and support the advancement of personal
air transportation by seeking and funding the most promising
individuals and worthy projects which advance the field of general
aviation; by increasing the public's knowledge of aviation through
publications, seminars, and other information media; by informi
American Places Orders And Options For 560 Airplanes
In a move that was largely telegraphed to the media last week,
American Airlines announced a massive fleet replacement plan on
Wednesday that includes orders and options for as many as 300
Boeing 737's, and 260 Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Move In Response To CA Enviro Group Actions Against FBOs
In response to several "notices of violation" (NOVs) sent to
California FBOs and aviation fuel distributors from a San
Francisco-based environmental group, the National Air Transport
Association (NATA) is encouraging legislators to treat regulation
of the sale, content and use of aviation fuel on the federal
New Software To Be Installed On AIT Machines To Eliminate
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole announced Wednesday that the
agency will begin installing new software on its millimeter wave
Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines ... making upgrades
designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific
“Clearly, some in the Senate have made a political
decision to put special interest labor provisions above the safety
of our nation’s aviation system.” Source:
House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL).