A seemingly unavoidable incident. A thoroughly successful
outcome. One hundred fifty-five lives saved by the combination of
skill, professionalism and flat-out luck. The lack of a
readily-apparent scapegoat. All those factors combined in the
matter of US Airways Flight 1549 may result in one of the least
litigious airline accidents in years, legal experts say.
NATA Notes New Priority On Resolving FAA/NATCA Conflict
We may soon witness a return to civility between the FAA and the
National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with Thursday's
confirmation of former Illinois congressman Ray LaHood as the next
secretary of the US Department of Transportation.
Dummy Crew Launch Vehicle Will Fly Atop Ares I-X Test
NASA is one step closer to the first flight test of the rocket
that will send humans on their way to the moon as part of the
agency's Constellation Program. Rocket hardware critical for the
test, known as Ares I-X, was completed this week at NASA's Langley
Research Center in Hampton, VA.
As an ongoing investigation continues on a bird strike that
caused a passenger jet's engines to fail last week after takeoff
from New York's LaGuardia Airport, Air Force safety officials said
they're well-versed on the dangers of bird strikes and aggressively
are working to prevent them.
Engine Manufacturing Unit Helps Company Hold Onto Profit
For all the dour reports seemingly permeating the aviation world
of late, we'll take good news wherever we can take it... even if
it's somewhat mixed. GE Aviation, which manufactures a variety of
aircraft engines for military and commercial use, helped prop up
the fortunes of parent company General Electric in the fourth
quarter of 2008.
Passengers On New JFK-LCY To Enjoy Wireless Computing
British Airways announced Friday plans to launch OnAir's
inflight mobile communications service on its new twice daily, all
business-class route from London City Airport to New York City's
Gov't Is Launch Customer For Amphibious Aircraft In Asia
Bombardier Aerospace announced Friday that Malaysia's coast
guard agency, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), has
taken delivery of the first of two Bombardier 415MP amphibious
aircraft ordered by the Malaysian government in June 2008. The
Malaysian government is the launch customer in Asia for the
specialized Bombardier 415MP aircraft.
AirwaySim is a new multi-player online game where you manage
your own airline. This airline simulation game can be set up to
contain various scenarios and can start from any year between 1950