BARR Requests For 'Tail-Number Blocking' No Longer Need To
The FAA has announced that, effective immediately, general
aviation or on-demand charter aircraft owners or operators seeking
to keep their aircraft's registration number from being displayed
over public data systems during flight no longer need to submit a
Certified Security Concern to the FAA. As a result of language in
the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bill, the FAA is withdrawing
its June 3, 2011 policy (76 Fed. Reg. 32,258-32,265) of requiring
aircraft owners or operators to submit a Certified Security Concern
in order to have their aircraft tail number blocked from view on
the FAA's Aircraft Situation Display to Industry (ASDI) or National
Airspace System Status Information (NASSI).
The FAA is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies
to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable
sources for commercial jet fuel. The FAA funds are being
distributed by the DOT's John A. Volpe Center.
Six flight instructors have received the "Master" designation
from Master Instructors LLC. The Master Instructor designation is a
national accreditation recognized by the FAA and industry that is
earned by a candidate through a rigorous process of continuing
professional activity and peer review.
Planned Landing Had Been Set For Wednesday, No New Date
When the Air Force launched it's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle back
in March, the mission profile called for the unmanned spacecraft to
land 270 days later ... which would have been Wednesday, November
30th. It didn't happen.
National Mediation Board Has Mailed Voting Instructions To
Nearly 2,300 Flight Attendants
The voting process for nearly 2,300 Atlantic Southeast Airlines
and ExpressJet Flight Attendants got underway Wednesday in an
election to determine union representation. Voting instructions
were mailed by the National Mediation Board (NMB) Wednesday and
voting results are expected to be announced on December 21, 2011.
AFA already represents approximately 1,200 Flight Attendants at
Atlantic Southeast Airlines.
Crew Of Two Lost When OV-1A Mohawk Went Down During Recon
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
says that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing in action
from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their
families for burial with full military honors.
Half A Billion Tax Payer Dollars Recovered From The Waste
On July 24th, 1965, at NASA's Kennedy space Center, a crawler
transporter moved and Apollo Mobile Launcher for the first time. In
this first test the crawler transporter moved the Mobile Launcher
exactly 1,749 yards. At that point the test was stopped to allow
evaluation of the move.
Informative Handbook Is "Essential Reading" For
The NBAA has produced an important new guide that it
says is essential reading for any owner-pilots that operate a
business aircraft. The handbook, the latest resource in NBAA's
efforts to support Light Business Airplane (LBA) operators,
provides comprehensive information about reimbursement of flight
Will Evaluate Programs For Possible Contract Awards
NASA has selected 300 small business proposals to enter into
negotiations for possible contract awards through the agency's
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business
Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These competitive awards-based
programs encourage U.S. small businesses and research institutions
to engage in federal research, development and
The Cosmodome in Laval, Quebec calls itself Canada's only museum
dedicated to the understanding of space exploration. A
transformation of the attraction will be complete in just days,
making it a center that will stimulate interest in space adventure
and spark enthusiasm for space. On December 15, it will open the
door to a new and unusual concept: a virtual experience of space
and methods of space exploration.
There are some things that are very difficult to describe. The night airshow which has capped off the last two years at AirVenture at Oshkosh is one of those things that almost has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
There are some things that are very difficult to describe. The
night airshow which has capped off the last two years at AirVenture
at Oshkosh is one of those things that almost has to be seen to be
fully appreciated. Fortunately, Aero-TV was there to capture the
airshow on the final day of this year's EAA gathering. So what were
some of the reactions we got from people who saw the show?
"It's just the coolest thing ever."
DOT, FAA Hold Session In Response To Problems Caused By Rare
DOT and FAA officials sat down with airport and airline
operators Wednesday to discuss a series of steps to improve
critical information-sharing during severe weather to help guide
better decision-making about flight diversions.
Employee Wages, Benefits To Continue Without Interruptions
Judge Sean H. Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern
District of New York granted approval Wednesday to a series of
first day motions filed by the AMR Corp to help facilitate
American's and American Eagle's continued normal business
operations throughout the reorganization process.
Labor Organizations Made A Strong Case For Assembly In
Boeing’s announcement to build the 737 Max at the Renton
plant culminates months of work by labor, government and business
to ensure the next generation aircraft will be built by the most
experienced workforce in the world at building single aisle
commercial aircraft, according to leaders of the Society of
Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE
Senator Points Out “Devastating” Potential Impact
On Alaska Infrastructure, Economy
Senator Lisa Murkowski has written a letter to President Obama,
taking issue with the Administration’s recent proposal to
impose a $100 fee per flight on general aviation aircraft, as a way
to reduce the nation’s growing deficit. “I write to
voice my opposition to your Administration’s recent proposal
to impose user fees on general aviation aircraft,” Murkowski
Recordings obtained from liveATC.net confirm that the crew of a
Piper Navajo on a medical transport flight reported fuel exhaustion
short of the flight's intended destination. The plane went down in
a Chicago suburb resulting in the fatal injury of three of the five
people on board.
Air Transport Association Changes Name To Airlines For
A name change for an established trade association is a fairly
rare occurrence, but in a move is says will better represent its
overall mission, the Air Transport Association on Thursday
officially changed its name to Airlines for America.
“It’s in the best interest of the flying
public that we improve the way we share information so that during
severe weather events, all of the many moving parts of our aviation
system have the most updated and best
information.” Source: FAA Administrator
A pair of control surfaces on the tail of an aircraft arranged
in the form of a V. These surfaces, when moved together by the
control wheel, serve as elevators, and when moved differentially by
the rudder pedals, serve as a rudder.