Agency Calls For Advisory System, Automated IPS Activation
The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking comments on a
proposed rule calling for installation of systems on
transport-category aircraft, to alert flight crews to conditions
favoring the accumulation of airframe icing, and thus requiring
pilots to activate anti-icing systems.
Community Near US-Canada Border Actively Seeking Airline
After months of anticipation, the ribbon was cut Friday on the
new passenger terminal at Plattsburgh International Airport,
marking the readiness of the massive aviation complex to begin
hosting passenger services for the Plattsburgh-Montreal-Lake Placid
region. Now, the airport just needs airline service.
Hold Onto Emirates Order; US Airports Call For Tighter
European planemaker Airbus won a key victory in its battle for
support of its A380 superjumbo this week, as the chairman of
Emirates -- the largest A380 customer, with 43 orders for the
massive plane -- indicated not only would the Dubai-based carrier
hold onto its existing orders, but it is also considering ordering
as many as 15 more.
In a first-of-its-kind dual missile defense test Thursday, a
Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and Standard Missile-2 (SM-2)
simultaneously engaged targets over the Pacific Ocean. This was the
first time a US Navy ship demonstrated simultaneous ship
engagements against both cruise and ballistic missile targets, and
marked the eighth successful intercept for the Aegis Ballistic
Missile Defense system's SM-3.
One week after Boeing received FAA certification for its
737-900ER, the planemaker delivered the first customer
aircraft to launch customer Lion Air. The airplane was delivered
Friday in a special dual paint scheme that combines the Lion Air
lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the
Source: Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum,
chairman of Emirates. The Dubai-based carrier announced this week
it would likely retain its 43 orders for the A380 superjumbo
airliner, and may even add another 15 planes to the deal.