Within hours of Thursday's 'perfect ditching' of a US Airways
A320 in New York's Hudson River, the US Air Force proudly noted the
pilot who crash-landed the crippled airliner, saving 155 lives on
board, is an Air Force Academy graduate who received his pilot
training in the Air Force.
Completion Not Expected Until 2019 At The Earliest
Despite strong opposition, the British government gave approval
last week for the construction of a third runway at London's
Heathrow Airport. Although the project won't be completed until
2019, officials state the move to increase capacity is necessary to
compete as a major European destination.
Ordered To Three Years' Supervised Probation - With No
A Denver woman who made a bomb threat to Southwest Airlines last
April has been sentenced in US District Court, Acting United States
Attorney David Gaouette and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Davis
Bankruptcy Court Judge To Give Decision On Proposed Sale
City officials in Albuquerque, NM anxiously awaited word of an
outcome to Friday's hearing in a Delaware bankruptcy court --
hoping that if ETIRC, the proposed buyer of Eclipse Aviation's
assets, gets the nod of approval, the company will elect to keep
the manufacturing plant in the city.
$15 Million Gulfstream G150 Allegedly Used For Personal
Gaylord Entertainment Company -- owner of the upscale Gaylord
Hotels, the Grand Ole Opry, and other entertainment properties --
has drawn sharp criticism from TRT Holdings Chairman Robert Rowling
for poor performance, excessive overhead, and corporate waste...
the latter, alas, in the form of alleged excessive personal use of
the company's corporate jet.
Judge Says Case Should Never Have Been Brought Against
Following a two-day hearing in Philadelphia, the Chief
Administrative Law Judge of the National Transportation Safety
Board dismissed an emergency order issued by the Federal Aviation
Administration that sought revocation of the Airframe &
Powerplant, Inspection Authorization, and Commercial Pilot
certificates held by a New Jersey aircraft mechanic.
With Piped-In Air, Shutting Down APUs Makes Green Sense
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has received federal
funding to construct a central utility plant capable of providing
conditioned air to airliners parked gateside, saving fuel while
cutting noise and pollution caused by auxiliary power units.
Awards Given To 12 Individuals Seeking To Advance Their
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its
Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee announced last
week that $40,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to 12
individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through
Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum - as well as having
one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval
exhibits in the country. This famous heritage site began as an
airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the
Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an
American fighter base.
"I guess the lesson we learned is buyer beware. The
good news is we have a bunch of infrastructure out there ready to
go when the economy turns around."
Source: Albuquerque, NM city councilman Michael
Cadigan, commenting on the looming sale of Eclipse Aviation to a
European investment concern. As that sale comes closer to becoming
a reality, some are wondering if the new owners will keep the plant
in Albuquerque... or if all their efforts, and taxpayers' dollars,
were in vain.