It's been a most interesting week for the Airborne crew as we
assembled the top stories of the week for your perusal and
enjoyment. Your feedback has been greatly appreciated and in
listening to your critique, we're getting a far better idea as to
how to tweak and fine-tune future Airborne programming to fit you
needs. Already; we've implemented your suggestions for a tighter
overall length, without reducing the story count, on this week's
Airborne, and I assure you that we have even great things in store
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The folks behind 'ForeFlight' have posted their thoughts on a
recent meeting in Washington held between the FAA's AeroNav
division (to which media was not only not invited but refused
permission to attend... in possible violation of applicable Federal
guidelines) and invited members of the aero-business community
affected by recent developments in which they have indicated the
potential need for aggressive new prices for services provided by
their government agency and already paid for by the taxpayers.
Says Study Offers Conclusive Proof Of LightSquared's
Incompatibility With Existing GPS Units
The Coalition to Save Our GPS says a government study released
Wednesday shows conclusively that the 4G wireless broadband
Internet connectivity proposed by LightSquared should not be
allowed on frequencies adjacent to the existing GPS
Agency Releases A Non-Technical Status Report Every 60
NASA released the fourth in a series of 60-day reports today
showing that commercial spaceflight development programs are moving
forward. The agency’s U.S. industry partners continue to make
progress in developing a transportation system to ferry cargo and
U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. The development
of industry systems will allow NASA to concentrate its resources on
deep space exploration.
Third Airplane On Hold Pending Resolution Of Electrical System
A delay in the delivery of a third Boeing Dreamliner to launch
customer ANA is causing the Japanese carrier to alter its
international route plans for the 787 while it waits for the
airplane. Boeing reports there have been problems with the
installation of some wiring which cropped up during a routine FAA
audit of the first three airplanes off the line.
Defends Agency To The 30-Thousand Plus Who Have Electronically
Signed The Document
An online petition created on the White House 'We The People'
site in September calls for the dismantling of TSA, and it's shown
to be one of the most popular petitions on the site. After
gathering more than 30-thousand signatures, the head of the agency,
Robert Pistole, has responded on the TSA blog.
Helos Retired Following 35 Years Of Service With The Royal
The Royal Australian Navy’s Sea King helicopters and 817
Squadron have made their final flight as part of a decommissioning
ceremony held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra Friday. The Minister for
Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon and Chief of Navy,
VADM Ray Griggs, were on hand to welcome the final flight and thank
the 817 Squadron who operated the helicopters.
"(I)it is clear that LightSquared simply refuses to
accept the overwhelming technical evidence on the interference
issue and continues to try to ‘define away’ devastating
test results." Source: Dale Leibach.
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