Pilots Of Single-Place And Experimental Jets Given A Reprieve
From Proficiency Check Requirements
The FAA has listened to those commenting on its proposed changes
to FAR Section 61.85 and has proposed an amendment to the new rule
pushing back the implementation of proficiency check requirements
for pilots of single-place and experimental turbojets for a
Space Agency Places Order To Carry Technology Payloads To
In another sign that NASA will begin to rely sooner rather than
later on commercial space ventures to complete its missions, the
agency has signed a deal with Virgin Galactic for up to three
charter flights on its privately-built spacecraft to provide
opportunities for engineers, technologists, and scientific
researchers to conduct experiments in suborbital space.
Justice Department Still Not Completely Satisfied As Airlines
Trade Positions In New York, Washington, DC
The DOT has given final approval to a slot swap proposed by
Delta and US Airways that will mean changes in the number of
flights each airline offers at LaGuardia and Reagan National
airports. The two airlines have been working on the deal for more
than two years.
United Airlines Will Be First U.S. Carrier To Fly Boeing's New
Final assembly of the first Dreamliner slated for delivery to a
domestic airline was completed by Boeing Wednesday night, finishing
the first major step in the aircraft's production. United Airlines
will be the first North American carrier to take a 787 delivery,
with plans to introduce the first of 50 Dreamliners into revenue
service in 2012.
CSA Becomes The First Chinese Operator Of The Superjumbo
Airbus has delivered the first A380 to China Southern Airlines.
During a very special celebration ceremony held Friday at the
Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France, the first out of five
aircraft ordered was handed over from Airbus President and CEO, Tom
Enders to China Southern Airlines Chairman, Si Xianmin.
Four Of The 32 People Aboard The Aircraft Reportedly
Reports out of Papua New Guinea indicate that an Airlines PNG
Dash 8 went down Thursday in a storm on a flight from Lae to
Madang. The flight was reportedly carrying parents on their way to
a university graduation.
Kansas State University Salina's Women in Aviation International
chapter is hosting its third annual Plane Wash & Wax Saturday,
Oct. 15 in Salina Municipal Airport's Hanger 600, from 0800-1700.
Pilots can enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres while their planes
A Chinese fighter jet went down during an air show performance
Friday in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi.There had been
conflicting reports about the type of jet and whether the pilot
survived the accident. The French news service AFP and the
Associated Press report that the official Chinese news agency
Xinhua said the aircraft was a two-place JH-7 fighter-bomber. Early
reports from China state television CCTV indicated that it might
have been a Xiaolong FC-1 fighter jet.
"An enormous range of disciplines can benefit from
access to space, but historically, such research opportunities have
been rare and expensive." Source: Virgin Galactic
President and CEO George Whitesides.