Also: Upgraded Bell 47s, LaHood Optimistic, 'Aero-Integrity', Darkside of the Moon, Flying People, 400th Mustang and SO Much More!
It’s almost over... aviation’s version of a long-running soap opera, that is. This week's big story is the apparent end of five years of political infighting over long-term FAA reauthorization. US federal lawmakers Tuesday settled on a four-year funding bill for the FAA, after an incredible 23 short-term extensions. The Associated Press reports the bill authorizes 63-billion dollars for the FAA through the 2015 budget year, and includes compromises on several contentious issues. Beyond that, the unions aren't happy about it, LaHood is, Bell and Eurocopter each claimed victory in a recent lawsuit, and quite few other aero-stories. In addition; ANN has been following the
retirement of two well-known NASA astronauts, the latest on the LightSquared saga, the roll-out of the Corvus Fusion, Canada puts a Lego-Man in space (almost)... and much more!
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Airborne 02.03.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, February 3rd, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton and Paul Plack, this episode covers:
The FAA Closes In On Long-Term Authorization
Labor Unions Oppose FAA Bill Compromise
LaHood Optimistic for Long-Term FAA Bill
Scotts-Bell Announces Upgrade program
Bell vs Eurocopter Sue -- Each Claims Victory
New Bell Helo Named
Barnstorming: Jim Has A Few Things To Say About ‘Aero-Integrity.’
Pilot Charged With Manslaughter
House to Hold Hearing on FCC, LightSquared
NASA GRAIL Dark Side Video
AEA and media-partner, ANN, Prepare for AEA2012 Convention/Tradeshow!
Flying People in New York City
Rockwell Collins Optimism
Cessna Builds 400th Citation Mustang
Canadian Lego-Man In 'Space'
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