American, Delta, and Comair Drop Program, Draw Fire
The withdrawal by three major airlines from a proven safety
program has drawn recent criticism from the Federal Aviation
Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the
Flight Safety Foundation.
President George W. Bush signed proclamations Friday
establishing a World War II monument to those who fought in the
Pacific theater... and commemorating the anniversary of the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Amid Much Opposition, Bidding To Commence Next Friday
In a three-hour meeting December 4, the Department of
Transportation informed approximately 80 airline executive and
lawyers of the details of the DOT's plan to auction takeoff and
landing time slots at the New York area's three busiest airports. A
similar gathering held Friday covered bidding procedures.
Canadian Potash Mineworkers' Strike Interrupted De-icer Fluid
In a memo sent to airlines October 29, the Federal Aviation
Administration advised of potential disruptions in air travel
during upcoming winter months due to a shortage of the chemical
used for de-icing runways.
After a late-night "spin" on a snowy runway last month, an Ohio
motorist was charged with drunken driving, trespassing with a motor
vehicle, fleeing and eluding police, defiant trespass, and two
other traffic violations.
When ANN first heard of the Aircraft Partnership Association
(APA) earlier this year, the airplane "matchmaking" service struck
us as one of the more truly innovative ideas to come to general
aviation. As it turns out, at least 1,499 other people agree.
The mission of the Strategic Air Command Veterans Association is
to honor and perpetuate the memory of the men and women of the
strongest, most professional military organization the world has
known: officers, enlisted, civilians, their industry partners, and
their families that stood guard over our nation for nearly a half
century during challenging times, victors in the Cold War who
ushered in an era of peace.
"There are at least two sides to every story, but I
couldn't care less about either. Safety systems do not belong on
the bargaining table. There is simply no excuse."
Source: Bill Voss, president of the Flight
Safety Foundation. The withdrawal by three major airlines from a
proven safety program has drawn recent criticism from the Federal
Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board,
and FSF... which has decried the airlines' abandonment of Aviation
Safety Action Program due to alleged political motivations, and
retaliatory action against pilots.