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May 15, 2010

GAMA Recognizes Dorgan And Ehlers For Contributions To GA

Both Retiring At The End Of Their Current Terms

The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has recognized two members of congress who have been unwavering general aviation (GA) advocates: Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Representative Vernon Ehlers (R-MI).

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Congress Honors Business Aviation's Role In Haiti Earthquake Relief

U.S. House, Senate Recognize GA Efforts

The NBAA welcomed a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, recognizing the entire general aviation community, including business aviation, in efforts to provide relief for the people of Haiti, following the devastating January 12 earthquake that struck the island nation.

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Babbitt Hears From Waxman Over Santa Monica Airport Flight Path Experiment

Calls On Administrator To Stop Testing On Changes To GA IFR Departure Procedures

Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) has sent a letter to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt saying the agency should "immediately suspend" testing of new GA IFR departure procedures at Santa Monica airport (KSMO).

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New British Government Scotches Third Runway At Heathrow

Will Also Not Consider Additional Runways At Gatwick, Stansted

The newly-elected coalition government of Great Britain says the controversial new runway at London's Heathrow airport should not be built, according to a joint policy agreement published Wednesday.

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Can You Believe It? 100 Years Of Air Shows

Air Shows Honor Aviation Heritage In 100th Anniversary Year

While many industries may have some trouble pinpointing a single date that marks the moment they began, that is not the case for the air show business. In January of 1910, aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Dominquez Air Meet in southern California.

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F136 Engine Seems To Have More Lives Than A Cat

Two U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittees Vote To Preserve Alternate JSF Powerplant

The U.S. House Armed Services Seapower and Air-Land Forces subcommittees each marked up the National Defense Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2011 (H.R. 5136) on Thursday. Both subcommittees voted to authorize $485 million in continued funding of the GE/Rolls-Royce F136 engine for the JSF

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Launch Customers Get To 'Test Drive' The Dreamliner

ANA Pilots First Customer Crew To Fly Boeing 787

Two ANA (All Nippon Airways) pilots joined a Boeing crew and flew the 787 Dreamliner for the first time Wednesday. The airplane they flew is the first of six flight-test airplanes. The two-hour-and-40-minute flight took place over Washington state.

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Jazz Pilots To Vote On Strike Action Authorization

Negotiations With The Airline Have Been Going On For A Year

The Jazz Master Executive Council (MEC) has announced that they are conducting a strike ballot of the membership to back contract demands. Jazz pilots have been negotiating with their management for a new contract for more than a year.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.15.10)

"A test with such far-reaching impacts requires adequate public education and outreach. Yet, the FAA did not make presentations to the Santa Monica Airport Commission or to communities living in the vicinity of the airport before the test was initiated." Source: Conressman Henry Waxman (D-CA)

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.15.10): Thrust Vectoring

Rotation of a vehicle's thrust axis to control its trajectory or support its weight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.15.10)

Airservices Australia

Unlike the FAA, which is not only the regulatory body for U.S. aviation but also has direct responsibility for air traffic control, the Australian government formed a separate corporation to offer ATC services on that continent.

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