Administrator Testifies Before House Appropriations
FAA administrator Randy Babbitt reportedly faced some tough
questions about funding for NextGen when he testified Thursday
before the U.S. House Transportation subcommittee of the House
Appropriations Committee. The committee was hearing the FAA's
FY2011 budget request.
Some Neighbors Still Oppose Safety Improvements At
The County Commission in Brevard County, FL is set to vote
Tuesday on whether to accept FAA AIP funding for various safety
improvements at Grant-Valkaria Airport (X59), over the objections
of some who live nearby.
Returning Crew Members Helped Complete U.S. Portion Of The
Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Max
Suraev landed their Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft on the steppes of
Kazakhstan Thursday, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay
aboard the International Space Station.
EADS Says It MAY Want To Bid, Is "Assessing The Situation"
The Pentagon said Thursday that it had received a communication
from EADS indicating that the company might reconsider its decision
to not bid on a $35 billion dollar contract to replace the Air
Force's aging fleet of KC-135 tankers.
Responsibilities Will include Overall Marketing Strategy And
Aspen Avionics announced this week that Brad Hayden has been
promoted to Vice President of Marketing, and will be responsible
for the company’s overall product strategy and marketing
programs. Hayden will report directly to Aspen’s President
and CEO, John Uczekaj.
Industrial Aviation Receives Restricted Airworthiness
Certification For Mod
Industrial Aviation Services’ Soloy Turbine Pac powered
Cessna 188 completes its first 100 hours of trouble free revenue
service. Industrial Aviation designed and manufactured the custom
installation and gained FAA approval in the restricted
"We understand that these times demand cautious and
well-considered fiscal policy. The FAA is grateful that Congress
recognizes our mission as a national priority."
Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.
Interactive Simulation of
NASA has produced an interactive computer simulation which
allows virtual explorers of all ages to dock the space shuttle at
the International Space Station, experience a virtual trip to Mars
or a lunar impact, and explore images of star formations taken by
the Hubble Space Telescope.