The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM) announced late Saturday its members voted to ratify a
new 4-year contract with Boeing by 74 percent... bringing an end to a 57-day walkout that
idled the planemaker's facilities in Washington, Oregon, Kansas,
Pieces Of 1,400-Pound Coolant Tank Will Survive Re-Entry
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the US
Space Surveillance Network are tracking a 1,400-pound tank of toxic
ammonia coolant jettisoned over a year ago from the International
'Inappropriate Relationship' With Squadron Member Leads To
With only three airshows left in the 2008 season, the US Navy
Blue Angels will have to make do with one less jet in the
performances after two squadron members were removed from duty for
having an 'inappropriate relationship.'
The US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security
Administration announced an agreement Friday with the European
Union Directorate General for Energy and Transport on air cargo
screening standards for passenger carrying aircraft. The agreement
was reached in advance of a February 2009 deadline to screen 50
percent of air cargo on passenger-carrying aircraft.
ADW Controller Not Current And Qualified To Provide ASR
Thursday's release by the National Transportation Safety Board
of the preliminary crash report of a medevac flight on September 27
has drawn the ire of some lawmakers, promising to address the issue
in Congressional hearings.
Agencies Will Explore Cooperative Efforts In Space
During a meeting Thursday at the Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology (MEST) in Seoul, South Korea, NASA's Assistant
Administrator for External Relations, Michael F. O'Brien, and
MEST's Director-General for Big Science, Munki Lee, signed a joint
statement of intent identifying potential interest in cooperation
in civil space and aeronautics activities.
Adds Delta "Success Story" Should Be An Example For Other
Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association,
Int'l, issued the following statement Thursday after the closing of
the Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines merger, and on the first
day of a single collective bargaining agreement between the pilots
of both carriers and senior executives.
Weekly Training Exercises Teach Teamwork, Hone Skills
As senior government leaders hammer out a new Status of Forces
Agreement that will set the path for future American and Iraqi
military policies, a group of American and Iraqi firefighters have
already developed a working relationship that protects people,
structures and aircraft at Baghdad International Airport.
The Air Transport Association, industry trade organization for a
number of US airlines, expressed harsh opposition this week to the
European Parliament's October 24 final approval of legislation
covering the world's airlines under the European Emissions Trading
This remarkable project will return a legendary Focke-Wulf FW
190 F-8 to the air. Presently, the aircraft is undergoing complete
concours restoration to airworthy condition with the correct BMW
801 engine. When the Focke Wulf Fw 190 - White 1 takes to the air,
we will be treated to sounds rarely heard since the end of WWII.
This is because White 1 will be powered by an original BWM 801
radial engine. There are very few working 801s left today and none
are currently flown.
"This has got a very low likelihood that anybody will
be impacted by it. But still, it is a large object and pieces will
enter and we just need to be cautious."
Source: NASA space station program manager Mike
Suffredini. A 1,400-pound tank of toxic ammonia coolant jettisoned
over a year ago from the International Space Station is expected to
re-enter Earth's atmosphere Sunday afternoon or evening, though the
exact location where the refrigerator-sized tank will land remains