ANN REALTIME UPDATE 03.15.09 1945 EDT: "Rock 'n
roll, Discovery!" That message of encouragement from launch control
came five seconds after the space shuttle Discovery cleared the
launch tower, heading into orbit on a mission to deliver the last
set of solar panels to the International Space Station.
Recent GA State Law Does Not Override Airport Policy
A challenge of a September US District Court ruling was turned
down in Federal Appeals Court last week, denying firearms owners
the right to carry guns at the Hartsfield-Jackson International
€1,000 Cash Prize To Be Awarded For Best Suggestion
European bargain airline Ryanair last week invited passengers to
suggest the airline's next ancillary revenue idea after Chief
Executive, Michael O'Leary, confirmed the company is
examining the possibility of passengers paying to use the
Dramatic Rescue Made By Niagara Falls Sight-Seeing Company
Niagara Helicopters Limited, an aerial tour company based in
Niagara Falls, Ontario, is being credited with saving the life of
an apparently suicidal man who jumped into the rapids above the
Horseshoe Falls last Wednesday.
1,200 Cargo Drop 'Chutes To Be Manufactured At NC Facility
Ballistic Recovery Systems announced last week that it has been
awarded a $4.1 million military contract to provide 1,200 G-12
cargo parachutes to the US Army through August 2010. An option for
an additional 1,500 systems may be exercised by the Army once this
initial batch is delivered, equating to an additional $5.1million
contract, or a total potential of $9.2M in revenue if fully
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced last week its
Europe-based air traffic management system subsidiary, Northrop
Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by NATS
Services Ltd. to supply, deliver and install its NOVA 9000 Radar
Processing and Flight Planning System, with fully integrated
electronic flight strips, to the new air traffic control tower at
Jersey International Airport.
"After being delayed on the Senate floor ensuring a
vote on my anti-pay raise amendment and in a rush to make my flight
home for town hall meetings the next day, I accidentally went
through the wrong door at the gate. I did have a conversation with
an airline employee, but it was certainly not like this silly
gossip column made it out to be."
Source: Louisiana Senator David Vitter, in a
message acknowledging an incident that allegedly took place at
Washington DC’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) last week.
According to Roll Call, an unnamed witness reports Vitter arrived
at a United Airlines gate about 20 minutes before departure time.
Finding the door to the jetway already closed, Vitter opened it,
setting off a security alarm. An ai