An aviation task force convened by the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey, has suggested express flight paths for
congested routes to help ease traffic that is choking up the
region's three major airports, according to the Associated Press.
The Port Authority made over 100 suggestions to help ease flight
delays at La Guardia, Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports last
The pilot of a plane that went down Thursday and started a fire
climbed up a steep hill near Soledad to get help, according the San
Jose Mercury News. California Department of Forestry and Fire
Protection battalion chief Mark Kendall said it was "miraculous"
that 40-year-old Andy Klein of King City walked away from the plane
that went down above Soledad Mission.
Intentionally Mislabeled Cargo That Leaked And Corroded
Dalian, a Chinese state-run company has been ordered to pay a
record $65 million in compensation, plus interest, for destroying a
Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 jet with falsely declared cargo with
corrosive chemicals, according to Reuters.
The first team to complete registration for the $30M Google
Lunar X PRIZE unveiled its plans this week at the Space Investment
Summit in San Jose, California. Representatives of Odyssey Moon
announced their plans to make history with the first private
robotic mission to the surface of the Moon and their intent to win
the Google Lunar X PRIZE competition. Odyssey Moon's inaugural
mission will involve a unique small robotic lander designed to
deliver scientific, exploration and commercial payloads to the
surface of the Moon.
What we all feared (and many of us, expect) is happening to
our baggage -- thieves in the clothes of baggage handlers and a TSA
official -- have been charged for stealing from passenger's
bags-this time at the Jacksonville International Airport. Three
baggage handlers and a federal screener were arrested Thursday and
Friday and charged with stealing nine laptops, a computer bag,
software, a wristwatch and an iPod...
Pratt & Whitney has named Chan Kwai Wan as general manager
of the Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance
Co., Ltd. a joint venture of United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt
& Whitney Global Service Partners and China Eastern Airlines.
Chan will oversee the construction and start-up of the JV's new
CFM56 engine overhaul facility, which is expected to induct its
first engine in late 2008.
According to a report by the Federal Aviation Administration,
two commercial jets came within 300 feet of hitting each other last
weekend at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall
Airport. A Delta Connection regional jet took off and flew over a
US Airways Airbus A320 that was landing on a crossing runway,
officials said. The incident occurred about 7:25 p.m. Sunday,
according to the Washington Post.
The search for a medical helicopter that went missing over the
Prince William Sound in Alaska continues after six-days of
searching, according to the Associated Press. The BK-117 helicopter
operated by Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. for Providence Hospital's
LifeGuard-an air ambulance company--was declared overdue on Monday
December, 3 when it did not return from Cordova-to Anchorage -- as
reported by ANN.
This site describes autogyros and how they work. Included is a
brief history of their early development, an explanation of their
differences with other aircraft, and why they were never accepted.
It then explains some modern autogyro concepts.
"Here we are as citizens entrusting our goods to these
people in the name of airport security. Then to have it stolen ...
We have to make sure if that occurs, the perpetrators get brought
Source: U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill,
condemning the illegal acts committed by baggage handlers and
a TSA officer, caught strealing from passengers flying through
JAX. The three baggage handlers and a federal screener were
arrested Thursday and Friday and charged with stealing nine
laptops, a computer bag, software, a wristwatch and an iPod.