Machinists returned to the assembly lines at Boeing Friday after
four weeks on the picket line, but there may be little time for
celebration as a potential showdown with engineers and technical
workers now looms on the horizon.
Companies Apologize For Image Of Troops Attacking Mosque
Officials from Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron are attempting
to ease fallout in the Islamic community caused by an advertisement
that ran recently in the National Journal and Armed Forces Journal
By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
Over many years I occasionally trod the ground at Stuttgart Army
Airfield in Stuttgart-Echterdingen, Germany. A macabre discovery at
the airfield has unnerved all of us who served there or visited
there, however briefly. Workers rebuilding the entrance of the
field, as part of an upgrade for new security standards, found a
shallow mass grave last Monday, and exhumed human remains Monday
A WWI-replica Nieuport-28 suffered apparent engine failure on
climb out and made a forced landing while participating in a
re-enactment during the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous Fly-In at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Coast Guard rescue crews searching the waters off the coast near
Seattle, WA have located debris from a Agusta A109/Mk II medevac
helicopter that went down Thursday night as it was returning
to base after dropping off a passenger at a nearby hospital.
Listen As He Talks About The Risks And Rewards Of Private Space
It's hard to believe, but this coming Tuesday will mark one year
already since Burt Rutan and his crew at Scaled Composites touched
the heavens for the second time with the privately-funded
SpaceShipOne, capturing the dreams of many while in the process
winning the $10 million Ansari X-Prize.
Jet Went Down On Approach to Pueblo Memorial Airport
NTSB investigators are looking at the strong possibility that
freezing weather and improper use of deicing equipment were factors
in the February 16 downing of a Cessna 560 bizjet outside
Pueblo, CO, according to the NTSB preliminary report into the
"We didn't actually hover an Osprey over a mosque."
Source: Bell Helicopter VP Mike Cox, in
response to an advertisement published last month, and again by
accident last week, depicting a hovering CV-22 Osprey deploying
troops onto the smoking roof of an Islamic mosque. Bell Helicopter,
Boeing, and the National Journal magazine have come under fire from
Islamic rights organizations for the ad, saying such an image
fuels the cause of Muslim extremists against the US.