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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced to the employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that after serving for four years in President Obama’s Cabinet, he would not be staying on for the second term. In its sixth update on its investigation into a battery fire aboard a JAL Dreamliner January 7, the NTSB said its examination of the damaged battery has transitioned from macroscopic to microscopic. The Islamic Republic of Iran says it has taken another step towards becoming a space-faring nation by launching a monkey into space
State Has Over 350 Public Use Airports, Only 26 Serve Airlines
State Representative John Kuempel (R-Seguin) chaired the first meeting of the Texas General Aviation Caucus at the State Capitol in Austin this week. “This is an opportunity to provide members of the Texas legislature information on the importance of general aviation in their local communities. General Aviation provides over $15 billion in economic impacts to Texas and over 56,000 jobs – its an industry we need to protect and expand.”
Company Must Make Technical Modifications To The Plan Before It Can Be Finalized
Following its appearance in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Thursday for the Southern District of New York, Hawker Beechcraft said in a statement that Judge Stuart M. Bernstein said he would approve the Joint Plan of Reorganization (Plan) for all but one of its subsidiaries currently under Chapter 11 protection.
Far exceeding the customary expectations of workers at a bankrupt company, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York today approved a settlement that preserves pension benefits for more than 3,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) at Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) in Wichita, KS.
The body of the fighter pilot who went missing during a training mission over the Adriatic Sea Jan. 28 was recovered Thursday by an Italian vessel. Capt. Lucas Gruenther, 31st Fighter Wing chief of flight safety, was conducting a nighttime training sortie when contact was lost with his F-16 Fighting Falcon.
One Person Fatally Injured When PA-28 Went Down After Declaring An Emergency
The NTSB's preliminary report for an accident which occurred near Dover, DE on January 13th indicates the pilot was experiencing a fuel problem before the PA-28R went down. The pilot, identified by television station WBOC as Dr. Clifford H. Turen, an orthopedic surgeon at Bayhealth medical center in Dover, reportedly had attempted multiple landings at different airports before declaring an emergency.
“This is an opportunity to provide members of the Texas legislature information on the importance of general aviation in their local communities.” Source: State Representative John Kuempel (R-Seguin), chair of the Texas General Aviation Caucus.
The European Airshow Council consists of a group of like-minded people that meet annually and understand that everyone involved in Airshows should be striving to achieve standards of excellence in their activities.