Non-Certified FM Transmitter Interfered With Jacksonville
The authorization of low-power FM stations by the FCC starting
in 2000 has resulted in lots of churches and other non-profits
putting up 100-watt FM stations designed to cover a radius of about
3.5 miles. But many of the licensees are on shoestring budgets, and
shortcuts in engineering or equipment selection can result in
interference to aviation communications and navigation.
NASA's Space Shuttles won't fly again, but the agency doesn't
view that as the end of their mission. In the case of the shuttle
Atlantis, NASA says its next mission -- to inform and inspire
generations of visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
in Florida -- is one step closer to reality. A groundbreaking
ceremony Wednesday officially launched construction of a new
exhibit at the complex's Space Shuttle Plaza, where Atlantis will
be the main attraction.
Company Reports Strong Earnings Propelled In Part By Avionics
In releasing Rockwell Collins' first quarter earnings, CEO Clay
Jones says that the company is performing well, and that business
jet production may increase this year for the first time in three
years. Bloomberg reports that Jones made the comments during a
conference call with reporters Thursday.
MIT Researchers Find Critical Speed Above Which Birds —
And Drones — Are Sure To Crash
The northern goshawk is one of nature’s diehard
thrill-seekers. The formidable raptor preys on birds and small
mammals, speeding through tree canopies and underbrush to catch its
quarry. With reflexes that rival a fighter pilot’s, the
goshawk zips through a forest at high speeds, constantly adjusting
its flight path to keep from colliding with trees and other
A London-based human rights group is attacking Farnborough
International Limited for its role as a consultant to organizers of
the 2012 Bahrain International Airshow, which is underway now
through Saturday, and is calling for a boycott of the show.
Agree That Overweight People Should Pay More For Fuel Use
Ex-Qantas Finance Chief Tony Webber said Tuesday that he
believes that passengers who weigh more should pay more to fly on
planes due to the additional fuel burned. While this opinion has
been met with anger by many, a poll by flight comparison site
Skyscanner Found that the vast majority of consumers were actually
Allied Air Leasing The Aircraft For Africa-Europe Routes
World Airways has extended its cooperation with Allied Air Cargo
for the lease of two MD-11F aircraft beginning in January 2012 for
service between Europe and various cities in Africa. World Airways,
a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., began operating
aircraft for Allied Air in October 2008.
"Due to the widespread political unrest in the country
and the number of deaths of peaceful demonstrators, we call for the
boycott of the 2012 Bahrain Airshow." Source: Bahrain
Freedom Movement Spokesman Sunnah Akhtar.
The Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) is a non-profit
organization serving the needs of the seaplane community throughout
North America and globally. Its mission is to be the voice of
the seaplane community and to represent the interests of seaplane
enthusiasts on the federal, state, and local levels.