Also: ALPA v UAVs, Aero-Community Update: XPrize, FAA Streamlines UAS COAs, Airport Infrastructure, ATC Reform, New SpaceX Rocket
Data retrieved from the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) aboard the Germanwings Airbus A320 that went down in the French Alps indicates that the pilot had been locked out of the cockpit before the plane impacted terrain. A senior French military official involved in the investigation said that initially there had been a light knocking on the door, then more insistent knocking and shouting. Eventually, the captain was reportedly trying to break through the reinforced cockpit door. There was apparently never any answer from the co-pilot still in the cockpit. Seventy years ago this week in 1945, a B-29, later named “Doc”, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces. That same aircraft was rolled out and delivered again on the 70th anniversary of its initial delivery, in commemoration of its restoration and progress back toward flying condition. The first Atlas-five rockets are in final assembly for testing and preparation for use to launch a crew to the International Space Station. A precursor flight without crew is part of the final development work Boeing is completing with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to certify a new crew transportation system for low-Earth orbit. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.26.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Thursday, March 26th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Germanwings Crash 'Pilot Induced'
Doc’s Friends Hold Rollout For B-29
Rockets For Commercial Crew Launches Begin To Come Together
ALPA To Congress: Integration Of UAVs Must Not Compromise Safety
Aero-Community Update: XPrize
FAA Streamlines UAS COAs For Section 333
U.S. Airport Infrastructure Needs Through 2019 Total $75.7 Billion
House Committee Hearing To Examine Air Traffic Control Reform
New SpaceX Rocket Should Fly This Summer
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