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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...

Terminal Sequencing and Spacing technology
2014-07-16 04:00:24

Karen Northon, NASA A new NASA-developed computer software tool designed to aid air traffic controllers was presented to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during a ceremony Monday at the agency's headquarters in Washington. The Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSS) technology will enable air traffic controllers to better manage the spacing between aircraft as they fly more efficient approaches into airports, saving both time and fuel and reducing emissions. TSS is the another...

2014-07-15 23:13:55

PicturesOnGold.com Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve same day delivery of its Custom Made Jewelry by Drone, once commercial usage is approved by the FAA. Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 PicturesOnGold.com offers customers a wide array of jewelry featuring photo engraved lockets, photo pendants, charms, bracelets, watches, sports pieces, and the largest collection of Patron Saint Medals in the world. The New York City based personalized jewelry company has been well...

2014-07-15 16:21:36

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA-developed computer software tool designed to aid air traffic controllers was presented to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during a ceremony Monday at the agency's headquarters in Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSS) technology will enable air traffic controllers to better manage the spacing between aircraft as they fly more efficient...

2014-07-15 12:20:50

The new CM-300/350 V2 radios will replace approximately 28,000 aging ATC radios in more than 2,000 FAA facilities nationwide. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems recently received an In-service Decision certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the General Dynamics CM-300/350 V2 UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios. With the certification, the new CM-300/350 V2 radios are approved for installation and operation...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'