The National Transportation Safety Board is
dispatching a team of investigators to assist the government of
China in its investigation of Saturday's crash of a
Boeing/McDonnell Douglas MD-11F, operated by Avient Air
ALPA ended this week with applause for the US House
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee resistance of pressure
from airlines and battery interests and for their issuing a strong
mandate to fully regulate the shipment of lithium batteries on
airliners in its recently passed version of the Hazardous Material
Transportation Safety Act of 2009 (H.R.4016).
10 Potential Spaceports Included In Initial Membership
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation announced the creation and
initial membership of the Spaceports Council Monday. The council is
made up of spaceports worldwide who seek to cooperate on issues of
Aussie Government Approves Acquisition Of First 14 CTOL
Australia's Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner,
announced Wednesday that the Australian Government had approved
acquisition of the first batch of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
aircraft as was hinted at in the 2009 Defence White Paper.
Northrop Grumman Corporation says the U.S. Air Force has granted
the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned
aircraft system (UAS) a military Airworthiness Certification (AWC),
a significant milestone in the life of the aircraft system.
Low-Cost Airline Bumps Up Its Firm Orders For The Embraer
Embraer and Austria’s second largest airline Niki
Luftfahrt GmbH signed a contract for another two Embraer 190 jets,
confirming the purchase rights in the original contract which was
announced in July 2008. The initial deliveries of this new order
should take place during the first half of 2011.
Multi-Mission Helo Came With Floats, Fire Fighting Gear, NVG
American Eurocopter announced today that Paradigm Helicopters
has taken delivery of its first AS350B3 helicopter. Paradigm
Helicopters is a commercial helicopter company located in Houston,
TX, that provides a variety of services.
“It’s gratifying that Congress has seized
this opportunity to better protect airline passengers, crews, and
cargo by calling for fully regulating lithium battery shipments on
airliners. We commend Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Chairman James Oberstar and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Jerry
Costello for their outstanding leadership.”
Source: ALPA’s president Capt.
Traffic Collison Avoidance System. TCAS-I provides warnings
(TAs) of other nearby aircraft; TCAS II provides warnings and
resolutions advisories (RAs), and coordinates RAs with other TCAS
II equipped aircraft via Mode S transponder.
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