NASA's Discovery astronauts who fixed the solar panels during a
spacewalk this week earned the praise of President Bush after he
watched the event from the edge of his White House chair last week.
Bush was also among the first to greet shuttle commander Pam Melroy
and her six-member crew upon their arrival at Houston, after a
perfect landing in Florida.
Chad authorities released three Spanish flight crew members and
a Belgian pilot detained in a suspected plot by a charity hoping to
fly African children to Europe, according to the International
Perception That Boeing Reflects US Foreign Policy Could Hurt
Sales In Gulf
It will be Europe versus the United Stated over snagging
business orders from the Persian Gulf when aircraft manufacturers
line up to show and tell in the upcoming Dubai Air Show. An
estimated 900 companies from 50 countries are expected to showcase their products in Dubai this
week, as reported by ANN.
Pilots Using More 'Fuel Fudge-Factor' To Protect
The increased price of oil has some airlines looking at
grounding some of its fleet if fuel prices continue to climb. An
investigation by WABC-NY found that some airlines might be trying
to cut costs by lightening the load and flying with less fuel. But
pilots say its delays that may be using their fuel.
He Joined, He Left, He Returned, Now He's Gone Again
Chief financial officer for JetBlue, John Harvey, has resigned
after only 18 months on the job, according to Dow Jones on Thursday
November 7. Harvey left JetBlue to pursue other interests,
according to company officials.
An El Al Boeing 747-700 aircraft from New York was involved in a
ground accident at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday
that knocked over crates of flowers near the gate. The incident
caused no damage to the aircraft or injuries to the 450 passengers
Air traffic controller: "You're declaring an emergency
at this time. The time is now 22:57. I need the souls on board and
fuel in pounds when you arrive."
Pilot: "Copy that. One hundred fifty-seven souls on
board. We have exactly 38 minutes of fuel remaining."
Source: Excerpts of a conversation between a
fuel-impaired airliner and ATC... the subject of recent press
reports alleging that airlines are running lighter fuel loads in an
effort to economize, possibly at the expense of the safety of