It was just six weeks ago that EU Trade Commissioner Peter
Mandelson declared his version of peace in our time -- a pledge
that the union's dispute with the US over airplane manufacturing
subsidies would be resolved without a battle in open trade court.
Now, the US has filed a World Trade Organization suit against the
EU, alleging unfair subsidies to Airbus. Mandelson, abandoning
hopes of settling without launching a trade war, has filed a
countersuit, accusing local governments in the States of, in
effect, subsidizing Boeing.
What does it take to get a federal rule made? Well, a new
federal rule that requires airlines to track, manage and report
statistics on pet fatalities and injuries in cargo holds resulted
from four complaints of pet mistreatment or injury to the
Department of Transportation last year.
Very few concrete details are available at the moment, but an
Iraqi military aircraft has gone down in a sandstorm. The bird
was crewed by at least 5 people, of which four were believed
to be American.
Within days of a tragic fatal crash on a Coney Island Beach of a
Cessna 172, operating under part 91, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
has latched onto the tragedy in order to conduct a little political
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The Italian Government has purchased another Bombardier 415
amphibious aircraft for its firefighting operations. The contract
with Italy also includes the purchase of kits to enhance the
aircraft with an autopilot, nose radar and flight data
“On a warm September morning in 2001, hijacked American
Airlines Flight 11, in one of the most vicious attacks on American
soil, shattered the tranquil routine of Americans working in New
York as it crashed into the World Trade Center,” said Col.
James B. Laster, commanding officer of The Basic School.
"They're like oversized model
airplanes. This is definitely not something you want to fly in from
here to Texas... They look like coffins with
Source: Scott Rayburn, of Aerospace
Refinishing, Inc.; quoted widely in various media outlets after a
Formula One Air racer went down during a scheduled air race at
Clarence Page Airport, west of Oklahoma City, OK. The sensational
quote cast a negative image upon a segment of air racing that did
not need such a negative characterization at a troubling
NOTAM Number : FDC 5/4165
Location : Somers Point, New Jersey near ATLANTIC CITY VORTAC
Beginning Date : June 04, 2005 at 15:30 UTC
Ending Date : June 04, 2005 at 20:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Due to parachute jumps by the U.S. Army Black
Type : Airshow