Space shuttle Discovery turned midnight into noon along the
central Florida coast with launch at 2359 EDT beginning its 37th
mission - a flight to deliver supplies and research facilities to
the International Space Station and its six-person crew.
The official presentation of the first ATR '-600 series'
aircraft, an ATR 72-600, will take place at a ceremony October 1st
in Toulouse, France. ATR said in a news release the new '-600
series' program for both models, ATR 72-600 and ATR 42-600,
launched in October 2007, is progressing on schedule.
American Eurocopter has announced the deadline to apply for the
third annual Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award has been extended
until September 11, 2009. This prestigious award aims to promote
aviation safety within the air medical community and American
Eurocopter will contribute up to $10,000 to the winner.
AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) have been awarded a
contract by the Korean Public Procurement Services to supply the
Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) with one AW119Ke law
enforcement helicopter as part of an on-going program to modernize
the Police helicopter fleet.
An abbreviation for one nautical mile per hour. Since a nautical
mile is 15 percent longer than a statute mile, a speed expressed in
knots is 15 percent higher than it would be if expressed in miles
Aero-Linx: HPC's New Short
Range Forecast Web Page
A little over a year ago, the Nat'l Weather Center's
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center made "significant changes" to
the look of the short range forecast web pages.
"We are disappointed that IBT's inability to reach a
fair agreement has resulted in their decision to strike... the
demands were simply not justified in any respect, particularly
given the current competitive and economic
Source: Pamela Rollins, SVP Business
Development, seeking to explain the current situation between
Cargo Airline, Amerijet Int'l, and the International Brotherhood of
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loss of the structural integrity of the fuselage, which could
result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.