The staff of the Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race has updated the
status of the search for American Pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol
Rymer Davis... and we regret to say that the news is NOT good. The
latest data released from the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon
Bennett Control Centre at 1800UTC, states that, "The Italian
Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) has continued to search
throughout the day with support from other civil and military
assets, including US and Croatian Military...
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Company Names Board Members, Begins Trading on NYSE as UAL
United Continental Holdings, Inc., formerly UAL Corporation,
announced Friday that a wholly owned subsidiary has merged with
Continental Airlines, Inc., and that Continental Airlines and
United Air Lines, Inc. are now wholly owned subsidiaries of United
Continental Holdings, Inc.
External Tank Production Ends At NASA Michoud Assembly
NASA has signed a $60.3 million contract modification to space
shuttle main engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Inc. of Canoga Park, CA, to provide continued space shuttle main
engine prelaunch, launch and landing support from October 1, 2010,
through March 31, 2011.
DFW EVP And Airline Veteran Selected To Lead Tampa
The Tampa International Airport five-member board of directors
has selected Dallas executive vice president Joseph W. Lopano as
Tampa’s new chief executive officer. The members held a
special meeting this week to discuss the final two candidates and
select a finalist.
New Subsidiary To Be Named Hartzell Engine Technologies
Tailwind Technologies, which is the parent company of Hartzell
Propeller, has purchased assets from Kelly Aerospace Energy
Systems, LLC, of Montgomery, Alabama. The new Tailwind-owned
company will be named Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC.
Observations Show Planet In Its Host Star's 'Habitable
A team of planet hunters from the University of California (UC)
Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has
announced the discovery of a planet with three times the mass of
Earth orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely
in the middle of the star's "habitable zone."
Ads Created For PiperSport International Product Launch
DHI Advertising and Design was recently honored with six
prestigious 2010 American Graphic Design Awards, including an
ad highlighting the new PiperSport for Piper Aircraft that ran in
aviation publications prior to an international new product
Naval aviation’s sole helicopter technology test bed
recently completed its first technology project, according to
information from Naval Air Systems Command. A traffic collision
avoidance system (TCAS) system was evaluated in an effort to reduce
the risk of mid-air collisions.
Contract With Harris Corporation Reportedly Worth $10
The U.S. National Guard Bureau has awarded a $10 million
contract to IT company Harris Corporation to upgrade communications
for eight Air National Guard (ANG) facilities. The agreement
is in addition to two other Harris programs already supporting 14
America's Challenge Race Will Start As Scheduled Next Week
The U.S. government has authorized Navy assets to be used in the
ongoing search for balloonists Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer
Davis, who went missing during the Gordon Bennett gas balloon race
The 'T-Craft' Is One Of The True GA Icons That Built This Business
There is no such thing as a generic 'perfect' airplane... until you find one for yourself. And mind you, different airplanes can be perfect at different times... and for Mike Slingluff, riding herd on one of the best FBO's on the SouthEast, his 65HP Taylorcraft is often THE perfect airplane.
The 'T-Craft' Is One Of The True GA Icons That Built This
There is no such thing as a generic 'perfect' airplane... until
you find one for yourself. And mind you, different airplanes can be
perfect at different times... and for Mike Slingluff, riding herd
on one of the best FBO's on the SouthEast, his 65HP Taylorcraft is
often THE perfect airplane.
Bill Calls For Enhanced Training Of TSA Officers, Information
In the waning days before Congress adjourns so that members can
campaign for re-election, U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Scott
Brown (R-MA) introduced legislation Wednesday they say will improve
the safety of American airports.
In an announcement that has, frankly, been telegraphed for the
past several months, Boeing said Thursday it was changing the
schedule for the 747-8 Freighter with first delivery now expected
Details Are Being Kept Under Wraps Until NBAA Convention In
Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday that its Board of
Directors has given the official go-ahead to launch the expanded
Global aircraft family. Aircraft details of the new Global aircraft
family will be revealed at the NBAA convention and exhibition.
David Pardo Says He Documented Problems On His Blog
A former attorney for the FAA says he was fired for refusing to
"break the law," and for keeping track of his attempts to alert
safety officials about what he says are serious violations on his
blog "FAA Whistle Blower."