Baghdad Would Have To Assure That Technology Would Not Wander
U.S. officials are mulling the sale of as many as 36 F-16
fighters to Iraq, the equivalent of two squadrons. An agreement had
previously been reached to sell 18 of the jets to Iraq, but the
transaction was never completed.
China Minsheng Banking Corp. Will Spend $2.6 Billion
Minsheng Financial Leasing Company, which claims to be China's
largest corporate jet leasing company, has announced a Letter of
Intent (LOI) to purchase 50 jets from Gulfstream Aircraft. The deal
is being hailed as the largest business jet order ever by a Chinese
Draper Laboratory Says Precision Airdrops Are Beating US
Military Design Specs
The US military conducted the first operational mission in
Afghanistan in May with a system that allows it to drop supplies
such as food, water and ammunition from cargo planes far more
accurately than in the past.
As noted in previous editorial coverage, we've had a few folks ask us why we've given so much attention and 'ink' or air-time to the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)... while the results of the recently concluded Pilot Training Reform Symposium should now be all the justification we'll ever need for our decision to make sure that the efforts of this organization were covered aggressively.
As noted in previous editorial coverage, we've had a few folks
ask us why we've given so much attention and 'ink' or air-time to
the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)... while the
results of the recently concluded Pilot Training Reform Symposium
should now be all the justification we'll ever need for our
decision to make sure that the efforts of this organization were
The International Association of Machinists (IAM) filed charges
on Monday against the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO
(AFA) alleging violations of the National Mediation Board (NMB)
rules, policies and procedures by AFA and United Airlines.
Labor, Management Both Critical Of Obama Administration
At the outset of the negotiations late last week between the IAM
and Hawker Beechcraft, both sides seemed to agree on at
least one thing ... President Barack Obama is no friend to the
aviation manufacturing industry.
The Chairman of the GAMA Security Committee and the President
and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van Tine, testified Tuesday before the
House Subcommittee on Transportation Security regarding the
authorization of the TSA.
Convicted Of Using Imaginary 'CQ Air' As A Front For
In 2006, "CQ Air" was said to be a start-up based in Harrisburg,
PA which would serve destinations throughout the northeast US. Over
time, curious passengers, economic development officials and others
started asking, "Where are the airplanes?"
"We recognize and respect TSA’s authority to issue
security directives, however, we do not believe that TSA should use
them to make standing policy unless there is a compelling and
immediate national security risk that warrants them."
Source: Jeppesen President and CEO Mark Van Tine.