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April 30, 2011

FAA Announces Additional Actions Stemming From ATC Review

Management Shuffled In A Effort To Enhance Oversight Of Critical Air Traffic Roles

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has announced additional management changes and other actions as part of the FAA's comprehensive review of the air traffic control system.

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Attorneys General From Nine States Urge NLRB To Drop Boeing Complaint

Claims Complaint Is An "Assault Upon The Constitutional Right Of Free Speech"

The attorneys general of nine states have written a letter to the acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) calling on the board to drop its complaint against Boeing.

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EAA AirvVenture 2011 NOTAM Now Available Via Online And Print Formats

FAA Releases Arrival, Departure Information For More Than 10,000 Aircraft Expected

The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), highlighting arrival and departure procedures for the more than 10,000 aircraft expected at Experimental Aircraft Association's 59th annual fly-in convention.

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Allied Pilots Association Supports Changes Addressing Controller Fatigue

Union Also Urges Reforms for Pilots

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents the 11,000 pilots of American Airlines, said in a statement Friday it supports the decision by the FAA to institute changes in air traffic controller staffing and scheduling in an effort to alleviate fatigue.

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Damage Assessments At St. Louis Lambert In Full Force

Airport Hopes To Restore Concourse C Pending Damage Assessments

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano toured Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Thursday following a devastating tornado that hit the Airport on April 22.

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NASA Offers Students And Teachers Flight Experiences

Programs Utilize Sounding Rockets And Scientific Balloons

Students and educators nationwide will have the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers and scientists through two newly developed NASA flight initiatives.

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As Aircraft Return Home, Others Arrive To Maintain Firefighting Capabilities

Colorado Air Force Units Assisting In Fighting Texas Wildfires

Two Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, CO, deployed to Texas April 26 to provide additional aerial support to contain wildland fires that have plagued Texas for several weeks.

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NMB Establishes Single-Carrier Status For Continental, United Ramp Workers

Decision Paves Way For Election Of Nearly 15,000 Fleet Service, Ramp Workers

The National Mediation Board (NMB) has issued a decision finding that United and Continental are single carriers for the purpose of labor relations.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.30.11)

"I am confident our top-to-bottom review is making our air traffic system even safer." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.30.11): Center Weather Advisory

An unscheduled weather advisory issued by Center Weather Service Unit meteorologists for ATC use to alert pilots of existing or anticipated adverse weather conditions within the next 2 hours.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.30.11)

WWII Nose Art

World War II aircraft nose art. Note, this link contains nudity, albeit painted nudity.

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