Cancer Patient Was Breast-Checked In Front Of Other
Officials in both the TSA and local security at JFK
International are admitting proper procedures were not followed in
the case of Lori Dorn. She had prosthetics implanted following
a bilateral mastectomy in treatment for breast cancer, and was
frisked in view of other passengers.
Second Time This Year At Pittsburgh International Airport
The FAA says it's looking into five incidents in which
controllers cleared five planes, including three commercial
flights, for takeoff from runway 28R at Pittsburgh International
Airport last week. The problem is that the runway was closed due to
lightning damage to the lighting.
Qantas and Airbus have finalized a contract for 110 A320 Family
aircraft, to help with the airline’s fleet renewal and
expansion plans in the coming years. The firm order for 78 A320neo
and 32 A320s is the largest single order in Australian aviation
history by aircraft units and follows a commitment signed in
First Coordinated Tests With New Sub-Hunter Aircraft
On Sept. 15, the bridge watch team aboard the guided-missile
destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) watched as a P-8A Poseidon executed
low level surveillance rigs at 500 feet with a speed of more than
300 knots. This was the first coordinated test evaluation and
training conducted between a surface ship and the new
anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform on the East Coast.
Nine Experiments To Fly On Suborbital Rockets And Zero-G
NASA has selected nine proposals to demonstrate new technologies
for the second set of payloads to fly on commercial suborbital
reusable launch vehicles and the Zero-G commercial parabolic
aircraft. NASA is using commercially available vehicles to carry
these technology demonstration payloads to help develop the U.S.
commercial reusable suborbital transportation industry.
Designation Granted For Meeting Quality, Safety, And
Frontier Airlines has successfully completed the International
Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), which
resulted in IOSA registration for the airline. IOSA sets aviation's
global standard for quality, safety and operations performance.
New Location At Pearson International Puts All Operations Under
Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) says it will consolidate its various
operations at Pearson International Airport (pictured) in
Mississauga, Ontario later this month. The new facilities will be
housed in the North End Business Aviation Section of the airport,
and opening day is scheduled for October 31.
Electronic Document Management System Now Available In App
Gulfstream recently introduced its PlaneBook app, an electronic
document management system for iPad, available now in the Apple App
Store. The software provides pilots easy and immediate access to
critical flight information and aircraft-specific documents, such
as the Airplane Flight Manual, Operating Manual, pilot checklist
and the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH).
Airbus has been nominated the most attractive employer in
France. The “Palmares Employeur 2011” prize was awarded
to Airbus by RegionsJob, a leading French employment website. More
than 9 000 web users, comprising people in work and job-seekers,
evaluated the most attractive companies to work for in France,
based on 25 criteria. Airbus was ranked number one out of a
list of nearly 1000 companies that were assessed from May to July
Britain's Natural History Museum will host "The Salute to Bomber
Command Banquet" on November 8, and in a unique promotion, members
of the public are being invited to nominate their local RAF heroes
to be among ten honored with free tickets. The event celebrates the
building of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, and will
serve as a fundraiser in support of its preservation.
From NBAA 2010: Surprise Agreement Could Be Start Of BizJet
Uh... wow. That's the collective reaction we saw and experienced
as Eclipse' Mason Holland stood up in front of god and everybody
and announced that mighty Sikorsky Aircraft was buying into little
ol' Eclipse. This is more than a fortuitous big company/little
company pairing... as Eclipse, a company with untold potential in
an increasingly cost-conscious industry, brings Sikorsky on board
-- a company that knows how to tap potential like few others in the
history of the Aerospace world. Yup... this is a very big deal.
You Have Enemies? Good. That Means You've Stood Up For
Something, Sometime In Your Life -- Winston Churchill
News/Analysis/Observations by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim
In a recent "Barnstorming" editorial, I decried the difficulties
we have incurred in trying to obey what is possibly one of the most
basic precepts of proper journalism… To tell the truth. And
as previously noted, telling the truth tends to be a delight to
those who want to hear it -- and anathema to those that don't.
Among those that have proven to have great difficulties with the
truth we've been trying to tell is the Chinese owned company
currently known as Cirrus Aircraft. We have a complex story to
tell, and at some point we may have the time and wherewithal to get
into ALL the det
The NTSB has released a few more details as they get deeper into
their investigation into an accident involving a Bell 206B
helicopter which went down in New York's East River Tuesday. NTSB
member Mark Rosekind briefed the media late in the afternoon
Wednesday, saying that the pilot's interviews with board
investigators and the NYPD were "consistent."
Remarks In Testimony Before The House Aviation Subcommittee
In prepared remarks before a congressional hearing held
Wednesday, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen emphasized the
industry’s steadfast support for efforts to modernize the
nation's system, while underscoring the industry's strong
opposition to user fees as a method of funding the transformation.
He called on lawmakers to support rapid deployment and approval of
useful and cost effective new technologies, funded through the
existing – and effective – fuel tax structure.
Comments On EU Advocate General's Preliminary Opinion
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) issued a
statement Wednesday in response to the preliminary opinion issued
by the Advocate General in the European Court of Justice regarding
the lawsuit challenging the unilateral application of the European
Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to international aviation
(Case C-366/10 Air Transport Association).
The FAA has issued an emergency AD (2011-21-51) for Cessna 525
airplanes. The action was prompted by a report of a battery
fire that resulted after an energized ground power unit was
connected to one of the affected airplanes equipped with a
lithium-ion battery, Cessna part number (P/N) 9914788-1, as the
main aircraft battery. This condition, if not corrected, could
result in an aircraft fire.
But For NIMBYs And Pandering Politicians, The Sky Is
The reaction to Tuesday's fatal helicopter accident at New York
City's 34th Street Heliport has produced a fascinating range of
reactions which appear to vary based on personal agendas. Those who
can justify the expense of helicopter shuttle or tour flights keep
the waterfront heliports busy in New York, but those who live or
work along the rivers aren't so appreciative of the benefits of