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2014-08-19 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 30, 2013 the FAA suddenly, and without warning, terminated its proven program for educating potential new air traffic controllers. Military veterans, students and graduates from the 36 FAA-authorized Air Traffic - Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) colleges and universities were wiped from the FAA's list of eligible applicants. In the FAA's words, "the list was purged." Despite very high demand for controllers the...

2014-08-18 08:21:21

Metron Aviation President to Be Honored in October ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has chosen Monte Belger, President of Metron Aviation, as its 2014 recipient for its highest honor, the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award. Throughout his 40-plus years in aviation, Belger has held standout positions as acting administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and most recently was appointed President of Metron...

2014-08-14 20:20:30

Avionica adds another STC to its growing list with new satLINK MAX MIAMI, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avionica announced the FAA issuance of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for satLINK MAX, the industry's first Iridium based ATS SATCOM for air transport aircraft. Avionica also announced United Airlines as the launch customer. The FAA granted design approval for the Avionica satLINK MAX SATCOM communications system as the first RTCA/DO-262A compliant voice and data SATCOM...

2014-08-13 08:21:21

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the first anniversary of the fatal crash of United Parcel Service Flight 1354, UPS pilots are calling for an end to the carve-out of all-cargo airline operators from FAR Part 117, the new pilot rest and operating rules enacted by Congress. On August 14th, 2013, at 4:47 AM CDT, UPS Flight 1354 crashed on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing Captain Cerea Beal, Jr. and First Officer...

2014-08-04 12:21:15

BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Provost Umphrey attorney Jane Swearingen Leger is representing Jeffrey Bondurant, a former Southwest Airlines cargo manager, who was allegedly fired for bringing to light the unsafe transportation of hazardous materials on Southwest Airlines' passenger planes. Bondurant also began to question whether Southwest Airlines was properly reporting "discrepancies" to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and contends he should be protected as...

2014-07-29 23:01:17

MPAA and AIA seek exemption for Astraeus Aerial to open economic opportunities for the motion picture and aviation industries | Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey and Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Aerospace Industries Association and Motion Picture Association of America are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to support increasing the safe...

2014-07-28 23:00:49

Healthpointe centers throughout southern California are now offering Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified physical exams for aspiring pilots. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 FAA-certified medical exams are required for anyone seeking to pilot an airplane, helicopter, gyroplan or airship, and should be completed prior to starting flight training. Those hoping to pilot balloons and gliders are exempt from the medical certificate requirement. The purpose of the physical exam...

2014-07-28 08:23:04

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on 7 July 2014 in Tehachapi,...

2014-07-25 08:20:29

In a recent interview by Bloomberg, attorney Jonathan C. Reiter of the Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, discussed the FAA's decision to expand its ban on flights in conflict zones. NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based aviation accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter offered his legal perspective on the FAA's decision to expand a ban on flights in conflict zones during a recent interview with Bloomberg. The decision was made by the agency after a projectile from Gaza...

2014-07-18 16:20:37

Major Step Forward for Radar-Activated Lighting for Wind Farms NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laufer Wind (http://www.lauferwind.com) today announced the successful demonstration of its Aircraft Detection Sight Solution (ADSS), the first-ever trial against a radar-activated obstruction lighting system on a wind farm in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) participated in the trial. Laufer...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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