The wreckage of a Cirrus SR-22, along with the body of its
pilot, have been found in the snow covered mountains of
California's Sugar Bowl Ski Area. There's still no clear indication
how the plane's BRS parachute, which was apparently deployed just
before the aircraft impacted the ground, became detached from the
Sweetening The Pot "A Deciding Factor" Among Some Military
"I have no quarrels with the Air Force. I wouldn't mind doing 20
Those words from SSgt Anthony Haynes, a controller with the 48th
Operations Support Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, as quoted by the
European edition of Stars and Stripes. His attitude is typical of
many men and women serving in US military control towers around the
Company Steps In To Prevent Failure Of Defense Bid
Embattled manufacture MD Helicopters Inc., which was created
when a Dutch group, RDM Holdings, bought the former Hughes
Helicopter 500, 600 and 900 lines out of Boeing in 1999, was just
saved from possible liquidation by a last-minute deal with
NATA President James K. Coyne greeted the arrival of President
Bush’s Fiscal Year 2006 budget with concern due to cuts in
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spending. The
President’s budget contains cuts both in the FAA's Facilities
and Equipment (F&E) account as well as the popular Airport
Improvement Program (AIP).
Standard Factory Option for Traffic Advisory Systems
Eurocopter has selected Ryan International Corporation to supply
9900BX Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) and Multi-Hazard Display's
(MHD) as standard factory options in EC-135, EC-145 and EC-155
Model Eurocopter helicopters.
1998 Embargo Lifted on Harrier, Sikorsky SH-3 Parts
The Indian Navy's Sea Harrier and SH-3 helicopter fleets have
suffered serious spare parts availability problems since the US
imposed sanctions after India's 1998 nuclear test. At times, as
many as 30 to 40-percent of Indian aircraft have been grounded
because of the spares shortages, according to Indian Navy Vice
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral John DeSilva.
Blizzard-like conditions and frigid temperatures have forced
search teams trying to reach the wreckage of a downed Boeing
737-200 in the mountains near Kabul, Afghanistan. So far, military
and local teams have been unable to recover the flight recorders
from the Kam Airlines wreckage as the search for a cause to the
accident also continues.
The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to
Afghanistan to assist in the investigation of the crash, on
February 3, of a Kam Air Boeing 737-200. The airliner was flying
from Herat to Kabul when it went down with the loss of all 104
passengers and crew, after reportedly being diverted from Kabul
airport due to a snowstorm. Initial reports indicate that there
were 6 American citizens among the passengers.
Aviation Technology Group says it plans to expand its
headquarters at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO. The new
facilities will now include two hangars totaling 12,800 additional
square feet that will be used for the continuing research and
development of the Javelin Executive Jet.
"I'm getting out. Without a doubt. I've already started talking
to a few guys back in Texas."
Source: USAF Sr. Airman Dustin Conner, in an
interview with Stars And Stripes, promising to take advantage of
what looks like a sweet, sweet offer coming down the road from
Washington. Conner, still more than a year away from the end of his
enlistment, is one of 3,000 Air Force controllers who are
determined to trade in their uniforms for an FAA headset as the
civilian agency sets out to hire more than 12,500 air traffic
controllers in the next decade. While the FAA is bound to offer
those attractive incentives to military as well as civilian
candidates, some in the Air Force are worried that will overburden
the military ATC system. Right now, the USAF is offering
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