Will Help Facilitate Renewed Cockpit Training For ATC
After a ten-year pause, U.S. Air Traffic Controllers will once
again be allowed into the cockpits of commercial airline flights to
observe operations under a renewed Flight Deck Training program of
the FAA. Following recent discussions with the FAA Academy, ARINC
Incorporated has agreed to enhance its widely used CASS Cockpit
Access Security System to include screening of Air Traffic
Controllers as well as pilots.
First Use At Minneapolis-St. Paul Leads Way For NextGen Support
Air traffic controllers at the Minneapolis Terminal Radar
Approach Control (TRACON) are using an innovative next generation
tool developed by The FAA and Lockheed Martin to help maintain safe
separation between aircraft on final approach. The advancement
enhances the Common Automated Radar Terminal System (CARTS), a
program Lockheed Martin primes for the FAA at more than 100 TRACONs
Company Says Worldwide Market Is 33,500 Planes Through
Boeing predicts growth in the Chinese airline industry will
create a market for 5,000 new airplanes worth $600 billion in the
next 20 years. Worldwide, Boeing projects investments of $4
trillion for 33,500 new commercial airplanes to be delivered during
the next 20 years.
Pratt & Whitney CEO Skeptical 737 MAX Will Compete With
Boeing has attracted a new critic of its plan to re-engine the
existing 737 product line for increased efficiency. Some analysts
say the move will buy Boeing 15 years before it needs to develop an
all-new 737 airframe. But David Hess, CEO of engine-maker Pratt
& Whitney, warns Boeing not to bet on that.
Agency Says Older Scanners Will Be Converted Through Software
TSA Administrator John Pistole has announced the expenditure of
about $44.8 million for the purchase of 300 millimeter wave
Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines for deployment to
airports nationwide. The new machines have automated target
recognition software. These so-called "stick figure" scanners are
designed to eliminate revealing, passenger-specific images.
Latest Temporary Funding Extension Ends September 16
Members of at least four aviation employee unions rallied
Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport Wednesday morning,
calling on members of Congress returning from their summer break to
immediately pass another FAA funding bill, before the current
extension runs out on September 16.