Hersman Says They Will "Prevent Accidents And Save Lives"
In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Kathleen Selibus, NTSB Chair Debora Hersman has offered four
recommendations for the providers of medical helicopter
services. The recommendations follow the investigations of
recent accidents, which reached record numbers in 2008.
Urge Members To Sign A "Dear Colleague" Letter To Other Members
A letter sent to members of the U.S. House Aviation Caucus by
the heads of NBAA, GAMA, AOPA, EAA, HIA, and NATA urges them to
sign a "Dear Colleague" letter written by Representative Sam Graves
(R-MO), reminding all members of Congress of the importance of
General Aviation, and GA airports.
Military Needs And Value For Taxpayers At The Heart Of The New
Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn, Air Force Secretary
Michael B. Donley and Ashton B. Carter, defense undersecretary for
acquisition, technology and logistics, briefed the Pentagon press
Wednesday on the latest draft RFP to replace the Air Force's aging
KC-135R tanker fleet.
NBAA, Other Industry Groups Will Work To Repair Tarnished
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen says the current public image of
Business Aviation is its biggest hurdle, and that he and other
industry group leaders are working hard to repair that image. Bolen
said the image problem makes it much more difficult to work on
other issues important to Business Aviation.
July 2009 Employment Down 5.9 Percent from July 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.9 percent fewer
workers in July 2009 than in July 2008, the 13th consecutive
decrease in FTE levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from
the same month of the previous year, the U.S. DOT's Bureau of
Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Tuesday.
New Jersey State Troopers were not expecting a helicopter
belonging to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to arrive at Giants
Stadium before Thursday's U2 concert, and yet, there it was landing
in a shuttle bus parking lot.
37-year-old Sean Wagner has been cited for violating local codes
for landing a helicopter in his back yard in Davie, Florida. While
some of Wagner's neighbors said they didn't care about the flights,
which have been occurring since Wagner got a student pilot license
in March, others felt it was dangerous.