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February 05, 2011

Yet Another TSA Mis-Step? TSA Allows For Collective Bargaining

New Determination Allows Transportation Security Officers To Vote

Affirming the fears of those who see the TSA on a never-ending spiral toward trouble, TSA Boss John Pistole has decided to allow Transportation Security Officers to engage in collective bargaining... despite the original promise that no aspect of the TSA would be allowed to such union activity when it was created in the wake of the fear and hysteria following 9/11.

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FAA Announces New Unleaded Avgas Rulemaking Committee

Letter Groups Applaud The Panel's Formation

The FAA has formed an aviation rulemaking committee to provide recommendations to further the development and deployment of an unleaded avgas with the least impact on the existing piston-engine aircraft fleet.

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Palm Desert Balloonists Get Free Legal Help

Law Firm Offers To Assist Pro Bono Against Olive Grower

In a development favorable to the balloonists being sued by olive grower JCM Farming, a lawyer in Palm Desert has offered to defend the balloon companies against what he calls "bullying" on the part of the olive grower.

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TSA Approves Contract For GA Backscatter Inspection Device

Portable Unit Could Inspect Any Airplane On Any Ramp

Following a study of the general aviation "screening problem," American Science and Engineering has been awarded a research and development contract to design and build a prototype device to screen general aviation aircraft.

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Rockefeller: EAS Program Is Critical To Local Economies

Senator Vows to Fight Any Proposal to End Essential Air Service Program

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV vowed on Thursday to fight “tooth and nail” to protect the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, a program that provides critical funding to support commercial air service to underserved, rural communities across the country.

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NPS Eyes Further Limits On Grand Canyon Overflights

Draft EIS Addresses "Substantial Restoration Of Natural Quiet" In The Vicinity Of Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service (NPS) has developed a draft plan to address the impacts of aircraft noise on park resources and visitor experience.

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AFGE To Senate: Vote 'No' On Anti-Union Amendment

Government Employees Union Lobbies Senate To Defeat Amendment To Bar TSA Collective Bargaining

The American Federation of Government Employees on Thursday urged Senators to vote against an amendment to the FAA Authorization bill sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)  which would prevent Transportation Security Officers from joining the union and remove others from union rolls.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.05.11)

"Essentially, while the EPA can regulate what comes out of the tail pipe, the FAA has to regulate what goes in the fill pipe.” Source: Rob Hackman, AOPA vice president of regulatory affairs and liaison to the GA Avgas Coalition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.05.11): Jet Route

A route designed to serve aircraft operations from 18,000 feet MSL up to and including flight level 450.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.05.11)

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MILAVIA, military aviation, is what you are going to find here! The site starts with modern combat aircraft, focusing on main fighters, ground attack aircraft and bombers that are in service today.

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