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The NBAA released "Twelve Steps to an Effective Safety
Management System: A Review of the Fundamentals" Thursday, which
outlines the basic steps necessary to prepare a comprehensive and
effective Safety Management System (SMS).
Gates Says He Hopes Both Boeing And Northrop Grumman/EADS Will
Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the House Armed Services
Committee Wednesday that he is ready to move forward on the new RFP
for a replacement to the aging KC-135 tanker, and he hopes both
Boeing and Northrop Grumman/EADS will bid on the multi-billion
Moviemaker Served On NASA Advisory Council During George W.
James Cameron, the writer and director of "Avatar" and "Titanic"
who served on the NASA Advisory Council from 2003 to 2005, has
published an op-ed in The Washington Post endorsing commercial
human spaceflight and President Obama's new plan for
Initial Aerial Refueling Using "Probe-And-Drogue" System
In another first for the STOVL variant of the F-35 JSF, a Navy
KC-130 has successfully performed the first in-flight refueling
using a probe-and-drogue refueling system during a recent mission
at Lockheed Martin's Ft. Worth, TX manufacturing facility.
Embraer has received steep approach certification for another
member of its E-Jets family, the Embraer 190, to operate at
London’s premier business airport, London City (LCY). The
Embraer 170 received the same certification in 2007 and is
currently operated by British Airways at LCY.
FBI Says He Blames Cookies Laced With Medical Marijuana
A passenger who became unruly on a flight from Philadelphia to
LA Sunday said he had eaten cookies baked with medical marijuana,
which caused his unusual behavior. The flight diverted to
Pittsburgh, where he was removed from the plane and arrested.
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Their Advice
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Their
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel
hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the
2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in
1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community
forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air
shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and
Testifies Before The House Committee On Transportation Aviation
J ust a week after releasing the FAA's "Call to Action"
document, and on the heels of some 25 recommendations from the NTSB
in their final report on Colgan Air Flight 3407, FAA Administrator
Randy Babbitt was on Capitol Hill Thursday providing testimony
about airline safety and pilot training.
As part of the FAA's "Call to Action" to enhance airline safety
following last year's Colgan Air accident in Buffalo, NY, the FAA
Thursday asked for recommendations to improve pilot qualification
and training requirements.
The NTSB has issued its preliminary report in the Texas accident
in which a high-school student pilot and his instructor were
killed. Investigators said a flashlight was discovered in the
tailcone of the Tecnam P2002 involved in the incident.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. And Miami Aviation
Hero Barrington Irving Kick-off Charitable Coalition For Airlift
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) is donating the use
of a 767 jumbo jet loaded with MHIA power generators, light towers,
food, medical supplies and tents in partnership with Operation USA
"As I noted when I appeared before you in September,
history has shown that we are able to implement safety improvements
far more quickly and effectively when the FAA, industry, and labor
work together on agreed upon solutions.
Source: FAA Administrator Randy
An airport lighting facility providing vertical visual approach
slope guidance to aircraft during approach to landing by radiating
a directional pattern of high intensity red and white focused light
The F-35B is just the latest in what is a long line of airplanes
designed to take off in a very short distance and have the
capability to hover and land vertically. The American Institute Of
Aeronautics and Astronautics has put together a fairly
comprehensive history of this type of aircraft.