The full U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a
defense authorization bill for FY2011 that once again includes
funding for the F136 alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.
It is the 4th year in a row that the House has voted to maintain
funding for the program.
FAA Must Justify The $2.5-$6.2 Billion Cost For ADS-B Out
Equipage Under New Rule
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) says the FAA
needs to justify the multi-billion dollar cost of requiring
aircraft operating in U.S. airspace to be equipped with ADS-B Out
equipment as stipulated in its final rule released earlier this
99 Percent Of Jazz Pilots Voting Said To Strike "If
The results of the strike ballot conducted by the pilots of Jazz
Air LP show 99 percent of pilots voted in flavor of a lawful strike
should it become necessary to conclude a fair collective agreement
with Jazz Air. ALPA released the results of the strike vote
A Cessna 182, which had just been pre-flighted and untied in
preparation for a skydiving mission at Mesquite Municipal airport
(KHQZ) in Nevada, was picked up by an unexpected wind vortex and
dropped onto its back May 23rd.
"ATA has said repeatedly that any rule requiring this
type of equipage and expense must be based on a solid business case
in which the true benefits and real costs are fully understood and
justified." Source: ATA President
and CEO James C. May.
On the west coast for the weekend? If you're in southern
California you might want to head over to the San Diego Air and
Space Museum. The museum boasts over 65 aircraft and space vehicles
and interactive exhibits.