ANN has received a copy of an internal FAA letter in which FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey announces the appointment of their new
CIO. As FAA's new CIO, David Bowen will be in
charge of the FAA's IT strategy and the whopping $2
billion budget that this requires.
It hasn't come down to a recount -- yet -- but representatives
from Airbus Industrie report a surge of aircraft orders in December
have brought it much closer to matching Boeing's record 1,002 net
orders for 2005.
It could have been a very real emergency, with a very disastrous
outcome: an aircraft attempting an emergency landing Friday in
Solapur, India had to circle the runway -- twice -- to wave off as
many as 500 spectators and athletes gathered on the field for a
game of cricket.