Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Suit Shows
Public's Right To Comment Was Bypassed
As a result of a lawsuit brought by EPIC, the D.C. Circuit Court
of Appeals has ruled last Friday that the TSA violated federal law
when it installed body scanners in airports for primary screening
across the country without first soliciting public comment.
Will Finance Up To 35 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation
AerCap has entered into a purchase-leaseback arrangement with
American Airlines to finance up to 35 Boeing 737-800 Next
Generation aircraft, including 29 firm deliveries, scheduled to be
delivered to American.
Sergei Sikorsky Also Scheduled To Present On His Father’s
Sikorsky Innovations says it plans to display its popular X2
Technology and Project Firefly demonstrators in static exhibits at
EAA AirVenture 2011, adding to a growing list of innovations and
advancements that will be showcased throughout the week.
Fall Course Open To The Public At St. Paul, MN, School
The Aviation Management Consortium is offering a Private Pilot
Ground School course this fall at Metropolitan State University in
St. Paul, MN. The course is for anyone who is interested in
becoming a pilot, or for those in the aviation industry who want to
learn more about flying to broaden their career skills.
“Its gonna be a big year at Oshkosh” That’s
the slogan for this year’s Airventure. Unfortunately, as the
old saying goes, “it’s not the size it’s how you
use it” and EAA has once again under-performed.
A few weeks ago, we showed you an early look at the
Next-Generation update of the Aero-News Network site... it was a
very good test... both in terms of what we learned from you as well
as identifying some performance issues that we think we've
solved in this latest iteration. And while it was a good test,
it wasn't quite ready for Prime-Time... we think, we hope, maybe,
this version is.
The world's craziest festival of flight took place in Leeds on
Sunday July 17th, 2011 to find the best in amateur aviation from
all corners of the UK. The renowned Red Bull Flugtag finally
returned to the UK shores for the first time since 2008.
After 37 Years Of Operational Service, Final Two Make Final
Following the retirement of the Nimrod MR2 fleet last year, the
final two Nimrods, in service with 51 Squadron, recently bowed out
to a 700-strong audience of serving and retired RAF personnel at a
ceremony held at RAF Waddington.
One Of This Decade's Rare GA Success Stories
Shows ANN How It's Done
Talk about a trip to the toy store! In the midst of all the
balloonacy of the 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta, the hot-air-weary folks
of ANN's Aero-TV division made a visit to the home of Aspen
Avionics -- a company founded by true aviation enthusiasts back in
Unlike Other Chinese Deals, No Coyness About Plans To Build
Financial analysts probably were not surprised when it was
learned Cirrus Aircraft was getting new Chinese owners, and new
developments involving Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft suggest we'd
better get used to collaboration with the world's largest
First American To Orbit The Earth Turned 90 On Monday
NASA on Monday commemorated the 90th birthday of astronaut John
Glenn. The pioneering explorer was the first U.S. astronaut to
orbit the Earth and also was the oldest person to fly to space when
he launched on the space shuttle in 1998.
“TSA has not justified its failure to initiate
notice--and--comment rulemaking before announcing it
would use AIT scanners for primary screening.”
Source: Ruling by DC Circuit Court of Appeals Judge