Single Senator Preventing Unanimous Consent To Bring The CR To
Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn is pretty adamant about
not funding some federal highway related items in a continuing
resolution (CR) that would yet-again extend FAA funding at
2007 levels through January 30th, 2012 ... to the extent the
bickering over procedure could cause another partial shutdown of
Two Countries Will Exchange Information About Sources,
Environmental Impacts, More
The FAA and Australia’s Department of Resources, Energy
and Tourism have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to
continue research and development of clean, sustainable alternative
aviation fuels. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and
Australian Ambassador to the United States Kim Beazley signed the
DOT Would Require Info To Assess Effects Of A La Carte
Airline a la carte fees have allowed carriers to pay
less in federal taxes, and distort traditional metrics for problems
such as lost or mishandled bags. ACI-NA, Airports Council
International-North America, is applauding efforts by the US
Department of Transportation to gather additional data that will
restore the integrity of the denominator in these equations.
Record-Sharing With US Includes Mentally Ill Travellers
Looking back on ten years since 9/11, it's obvious that if
you've had an encounter with the police in your home country, you
might expect some difficulty in getting cleared to board a flight
to the US. But what if that encounter was over a suicide attempt,
years in the past, or some other symptom of mental illness which
was not a threat to anyone but yourself?
Recognized For Support Of Aerospace, Defense Industries
The Aerospace Industries Association presented Senator Patty
Murray (D-WA) with the prestigious Wings of Liberty Award September
13, in recognition of her longtime support of the aerospace and
defense industry. Senator Murray is a founding co-chair of the
Senate Aerospace Caucus, where she continues to call attention to
the important issues facing the nation's transportation
infrastructure and the U.S. aerospace industry.
Donation Will Help National WWII Museum To Acquire &
Exhibit Corsair Fighter
Pratt & Whitney announced Monday it has donated $1 million
to the National World War II Museum to help tell the story of
America’s experience in the war that changed the world. The
company is also donating a Twin Wasp R-1830-90D, an engine that
powered several different World War II aircraft.
LaHood: Ban Would "Reduce Confusion" Concerning Their Use
An NPRM published Wednesday in the Federal Register would ban
even faux smoking aboard any domestic airline flight. U.S.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the DOT is proposing
to explicitly ban the use of electronic cigarettes on aircraft.
“Airline passengers have rights, and this new rule would
enhance passenger comfort and reduce any confusion surrounding the
use of electronic cigarettes in flight,” said Secretary
It's one of the sexiest-looking airplanes of all time, and now
Kevin Eldredge's Nemesis NXT racer, "Relentless," could be yours
during the Reno Air Races. As of early Wednesday morning, the Ebay
auction had attracted 12 bidders and a high bid of $125,100, less
than the reserve. Kevin estimates the carbon fiber kitplane would
take over a half-million dollars to duplicate.
P.180 Avanti Ii Aircraft Achieves Russian Certification By
The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has granted both
type and production certificates to Piaggio Aero for the P.180
Avanti II aircraft. The company made the announcement Wednesday at
Jet Expo, 2011.
NASA is offering undergraduate students the opportunity to test
an experiment in microgravity as part of the agency's Reduced
Gravity Education Flight Program. The program is accepting
proposals for two different flight experiences in 2012. Teams
interested in conducting student-driven research should submit a
letter of intent by Sept. 14.
An Interview Series Looking At The People Of The
One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV
undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk
NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on
affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we
spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions...
both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for the aviation
community as well as the strength of that interest. The home of the
US Sport Aviation Expo, Sebring winds up being the bellwether of
the sport aviation business as the first big flying event of the
Holds News Conference At California's Oakland International
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt held a news conference Tuesday
in which he urged Congress to approve the continuing resolution
passed by the House Tuesday to fund the agency through January
30th, 2012. Babbitt selected the Oakland, CA, Airport for the event
in part because of a high-profile control tower project which would
be stopped if the agency is again forced to shut down.
Superior Air Parts And AC Aeronautical Ltd Jointly Developed
XP-408AC Engine Inspired By Formula One Auto Racing
An all-new, 230 horsepower, four-cylinder engine designated
XP-408 Advanced Competition (AC) has been unveiled by
representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., and AC Aeronautical
LTD, which jointly developed the powerplant.
New Heavy-Lift Rocket Will Take Humans Far Beyond Earth
NASA has selected the design of a new Space Launch System that
it says will take the agency's astronauts farther into
space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and
provide the cornerstone for America's future human space
Milestone Event For India’s First Public-Private
Partnership In Aircraft Development
The first flight of a new airplane is always and exciting event.
Wednesday marked the inaugural takeoff for the C-NM5 aircraft,
jointly developed by India's CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories
and Mahindra Aerospace. The program is India's first public-private
partnership in the development of aircraft, and this milestone
event is the result of teamwork across three development teams
– CSIR-NAL, Mahindra Aerospace and GippsAero, a Mahindra
Aerospace subsidiary in Australia.
Race Pilots, Organizers, Join FAA In Upholding Safety
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced that six
entries of the fastest jet aircraft for the 2011 National
Championship Air Races will not race at this year’s event.
This was determined in order to align with requirements set forth
by both the FAA and RARA for public safety. RARA, in conjunction
with Racing Jets, Inc. (RJI), has already begun corrective action
and the six jet aircraft are expected to be back in 2012.
You May Or May Not Know The Details About The Shuttle’s
Replacement Launch Vehicle
On October 11, 2010 President Obama signed The NASA
Authorization Act of 2010. This placed into effect PL111-267 which
is the law that mandated that NASA must do specific things by
specific dates in order to bring to reality the government owned
launch system that is to be the next step beyond the shuttle.
Although, by law, NASA was supposed to produce a complete plan for
the nest launch system within 90 days of the law’s signing,
that release did not come until September 14, 2011- some 339 days
after the law was signed.
But Not All Lawmakers Ready To Relax 'Security Theater'
The year 2011 may go down in history as the year the US
Transportation Security Administration got a conscience. Or, at
least a clue. After taking lumps over revealing body scans and
so-called enhanced pat-downs of young children, TSA last week
announced the deployment of less invasive scanners, and now
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a revised
pat-down procedure for children under 12 is being implemented.
Ruling Means Newest 747 Can Operate Under Same Separation
Distance As 747-400
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has ruled
that Boeing's new 747-8 will be able to operate at the same
separation distances as the 747-400, designated as "heavy." ICAO, a
United Nations agency tasked with codifying principles and
techniques for international air navigation, sent a letter to all
member nations recently saying that a team of wake experts had
examined flight test and simulation data, and that it determined
that the 747-8 should remain in the same class as its predecessor
and retain the same separation distances.
International Foundation For
Aviation And Development
Founded as a non-profit organization in 2005, IFFAAD is
incorporated and has its seat in Montreal, host city of the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the
International Air Transport Association (IATA).