It's official: this year will go down as the worst-ever in the
37-year history of European Aeronautic Defence & Space (EADS),
parent company of troubled planemaker Airbus -- and according to
the company's co-CEOs, the worst may still be yet to come.
A loophole in airport security apparently allowed two baggage
handlers to bypass airport screeners on several occasions, and
board commercial flights carrying a bag containing guns and drugs.
On Thursday, federal lawmakers introduced legislation that would
close that gaping hole.
In what may be the first tentative step towards replacing the
second-most storied (read, aged) fleet of aircraft in service with
a major US carrier, American Airlines said Thursday it will
consider Boeing's 737-800 to replace its fleet of over 300
While making its first transatlantic journey from Switzerland,
the prototype Next Generation PC-12 stopped at Iqaluit, Canada for
a series of cold weather trials, before arriving at Pilatus' North
American headquarters in Broomfield, CO.
Search and rescue readiness is being taken very seriously in
Brookings, OR. A small group of Civil Air Patrol pilots and
supporters have formed a private organization, Guardians From
Above, to fill in cracks in current search and rescue
Participants Will Develop Unmanned Search-And-Rescue
Building on 17 years of sponsoring student-focused competitions
involving the design and use of unmanned systems, the Association
for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) tells ANN it is
proud to sponsor a newly announced search-and-rescue unmanned air
vehicle (UAV) challenge in Australia.
Aviation law governs the operation of aircraft and the maintenance
of aviation facilities. Both federal and state governments have
enacted statutes and created administrative agencies to regulate
"It's unfathomable that more than five years after
September 11th, a measure as fundamental and simple as this one
still has not been implemented. Meticulously screening passengers
but giving workers open access is like installing an expensive home
security system but leaving your back door wide
Source: Representative Nita Lowey, D-NY,
co-sponsor of a bill that would mandate airports to subject all
workers with access to secure and sterile areas the same screening
process as passengers.