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If Successful, EADS Plans To Fly An Unmanned Hydrogen-Powered
Test Plane In 2014
EADS Innovation Works, the group’s corporate research arm,
is working with university researchers to find a new storage system
for hydrogen which would keep it as a solid for possible
use as a clean alternative in airplane and car engines.
Bolen: DOT Will Allow Comments Before Imposing Limitations
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen issued a statement Tuesday to
update Association Members on the status of NBAA's work to address
concerns from Department of Transportation (DOT) officials
regarding the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR)
2010 Shows A Slight Increase Over the Previous Year
Aviation in Europe pulled out of the economic downturn and began
to climb again in 2010, according to statistics from the European
Air Traffic Control organization Eurocontrol. The total number of
flights in Europe in 2010 was 9.49 million, an increase of 0.8%
compared to 2009.
Space Technology Office To Support High-Payoff Programs
Strong support for space technology investments in the new NASA
FY2012 proposed budget, including such high-profile programs as
Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research, Centennial Challenges, and
NASA's commercial parabolic flight program, has won accolades from
the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
Repair Station Association Supports Increased Oversight Of
A provision dealing with oversight of maintenance and repair
stations worldwide in the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of
2011 (H.R. 658) moving through the U.S. House of Representatives
has drawn praise from the Aeronautical Repair Station
This year's Oshkosh event had it all... drama, excitement,
triumph, tragedy, and big-time fireworks! The final attendance
figures released by EAA showed 535,000 attendees, a decrease of 7
percent from 2009. "We had expected to have a slightly lower
attendance figure this year after last year's blockbuster event,"
Poberezny said. "This year's weather challenges early in the week
also had an effect. The second half of the week, however, was
outstanding, especially with such activities as those on Saturday
that included the night air show. We were not only very pleased
with the attendance figures, but als
Changes Enabling Focus On Advocacy, Building Lobbying Team
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has announced a
significant reorganization which will shift the focus of the
organization to building advocacy and lobbying capabilities and
ensuring thought leadership on legislative and policy matters.
Association Advocates Fuel Taxes As "Efficient, Reliable"
The NBAA released a statement welcoming action by the
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which on
Wednesday passed and sent to the Committee on Ways and Means a
four-year FAA reauthorization measure, continuing the progress made
on modernizing the nation's aviation system.
Bunce: Association Looks Forward To Working With Congress
GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce says the FAA reauthorization
bill is "vital" to the health of general aviation manufacturers,
and on Wednesday praised the chairs of the full committee and
subcommittee for getting the bill through the Transportation
committee and on to Committee on Ways and Means.
Misassembled Fuel System Componant Could Cause In-Flight
The FAA has issued an emergency AD for Turbomeca engines after
three reports of incorrectly assembled low-pressure fuel system
ejectors, with one of them resulting in an uncommanded engine
"(W)ith these changes, we are building the foundation
that will enable the ATA to be the leading advocate for the
industry, and ensure that the legislative and regulatory
environment helps promote the growth of commercial aviation."
Source: ATA President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.