Detailed Information In AIR, Inc.’s 2005-06 U.S. Airlines
Those airline careers ain't quite they used to be... according
to Aviation Information Resources, Inc. (AIR, Inc.), which has
released its 2005-06 edition of the U.S. Airlines Salary Survey
Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of
whole-airplane parachute recovery systems for general aviation and
recreational aircraft, reported a total of $8,115,544 in sales for
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.
Despite his repeated admonishments that NASA's fleet of three
remaining space shuttles will be grounded after 2010, NASA
Administrator Michael Griffin is being cautioned by the ranking
member of the Senate's space subcommittee to not count out the
shuttle fleet just yet -- especially as it remains to be seen if
the shuttles will be able to carry out their mission requirements
One Six Right is an inspiring documentary film that celebrates
the unsung hero of aviation — the local airport. This film
shares the timeless romance of flying and dispels common
misconceptions about general aviation airports by tracing the life,
history, and struggles of an airport icon: Southern California's
Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
Signs Of the Times: What Goes Up, Must Be Regulated
ANN is currently reviewing an extensive 123 page NPRM that FAA
will place in the public docket this Thursday, December 29th, 2005.
This is the long-awaited NPRM that will signal FAA's opening salvo
in their intent to regulate the fledgling private/commercial
Aero-News has learned, sadly, that last week's accident
involving a Cessna 172 that went down outside Gilroy, CA has
claimed a fifth life. In addition to the four passengers who
perished in the Wednesday night accident, one of the rescuers who
valiantly attempted to reach the accident scene, gave his life in
that noble duty.
A new and unique online "museum" is now on the Web to help
launch the 65th year of the Civil Air Patrol, born December 1, 1941
to help blunt the early WWII campaign against U.S. shipping with
civilian pilots and private airplanes.
A pilot who is diagnosed with a complex medical condition is no
longer automatically grounded indefinitely. And now, it is even
simpler for a pilot with bladder cancer, melanoma, renal (kidney)
cancer, or breast cancer to renew his or her special issuance
Cautions Carriers Against Dispatching In Ice Pellet
Sources within the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
tell Aero-News that last week, the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) issued a reminder to airlines, charter operators and FAA
inspectors that operating in ice pellet conditions with anti-icing
fluids on the critical surfaces of an aircraft is contrary to FAA
guidance and policy expressed in two FAA Notices.
A Lebanese man who was supposed to serve a life sentence in
Germany for the murder of a US Navy Diver onboard a hijacked TWA
flight in 1985 has been released -- much to the disappointment and
anger of the United States.
Testing of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine in the U.S. Air
Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) C-1 test
cell began Dec. 7, and represents a critical transition between the
development and qualification phases of the overall F135
"These and all other medical conditions included in the
AASI program pose a relatively low risk for incapacitation, and are
therefore eligible for AME reissuance once the FAA has issued an
Source: AOPA's Gary Crump, noting
that pilots diagnosed with a complex medical condition
are no longer automatically grounded indefinitely.