Alaska Airlines canceled all flights to and from Anchorage,
Monday, and early Tuesday morning. The flights were canceled as a
safety precaution related to the pattern of ash at altitude created
by the Mt. Augustine volcano.
The Rocket Racing League announced Monday the company has issued
Requests For Proposals (RFP) for race venues and teams. The RRL
also announced that it is launching a web-based contest for the
naming of its first X-Racer rocket plane.
May Speaks to NAA: '2007 Reauthorization: It’s Time for a
ANN Analysis: ATA Boss James May hasn't been
shy about his carrying water for the airline industry's desire to
see the rest of aviation pay user fees, but a recent speech spells
it out quite directly... and makes it clear to segments of the
aviation world that are being asked to pay more of the
burden, that the airline industry (which wants to pay less),
WANTS IT THAT WAY.
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced Monday the company received
Transport Canada type certification December 30, 2005, for its new
PW615F engine -- the powerplant selected to power the upcoming
Cessna Citation Mustang business jet.
Sometimes you beat the odds, but sometimes the odds beat you...
and the Ken Brock Manufacturing Company of Stanton, California
closed its doors at the end of 2005, after a would-be buyer backed
out at the last minute.
The FAA has proposed a civil penalty of $840,000
against the Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, Kansas, for allegedly
failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA
alleged Cessna could not ensure that 42 new aircraft had been
manufactured in accordance with the FAA-approved type design and
were in condition for safe operation.
The daily accident reports often include some bizarre
description of incidents that have happened to our brothers and
sisters in flight... but this Cessna 175 (file photo, below) report
kinda takes the cake. I have no doubt there is FAR more to this
than the brief description lists, but let's face, when you lose
your firewall, you're having a REALLY bad day. Y'all be careful out
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern Region
Airports Division has named Richard Lewis, Aviation Director of the
Concord Regional Airport in Concord, NC, its 2005 General Aviation
Airport Manager of the Year.
After deceiving those who thought they were supporting hurricane
relief efforts, and gave him thousands of dollars to support that
worthy cause, Gary Kraser 'fessed up in a Miami federal court
Monday that he was no Good Samaritan.
Editor's Note: Below is the unedited text of
NATCA's latest shot across the bow of the FAA, accusing the federal
agency of standing in the way of bringing "accountability and
fairness" to ongoing contract negotiations between the two parties.
It's getting nasty, folks... on second thought, it's BEEN
There is arguably nothing cooler in the world of aviation than
the low fly-by. The sight -- and sound -- of a screaming warbird,
be it vintage or modern, buzzing a crowd at treetop-heights sends
shivers down the spine of almost any aero-head, and cheers to their
throat... but you have to have permission to do so.
Members of the International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) currently striking Boeing's
aerospace and military facilities in Alabama, California and
Florida are expected to vote Wednesday on a new contract.
For an aircraft to achieve hypersonic speeds, it needs an
airframe structure designed to survive intense heat and pressure.
Such technology is in development by scientists and engineers with
the Falcon hypersonic technology vehicle, or HTV, program.
During their current deployment with USS Theodore
Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing
(CVW) 8, the "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 24 have taken
the capabilities of the S-3B Viking to a new level.
"The Federal Aviation Administration is making an
aggressive attempt to stifle debate on legislation that would bring
accountability and fairness to FAA-NATCA contract
Source: This assertion was made in a release
circulated Monday by the National Air Traffic Controllers
Association, regarding accusations made by NATCA that the FAA is
standing in the way of furthering the ongoing contract
negotiations between the two parties.