Bose 'Test of time
Volume 29, Number 28d, July 14, 2022
ALPA Says Plenty Of New Airline Pilots Being Trained
The Air Line Pilots Association is continuing its battle against the notion of a pilot shortage by publishing FAA data that shows new ATP certifications on the increase. The union, which has consistently maintained that airline mismanagement and not a[…]   Read this article
The Seven Percent Solution
Aviation got a boost, and I almost missed it. Buried amid the morning hog futures, my local radio station reported that Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds (not a pilot), signed a bill eliminating the 7 percent sales tax on airplane parts[…]   Read this article
Airfleet Capital 'Aircraft Financing
NTSB's Bruce Landsberg Discusses Snodgrass/Lewiston Accident
On July 7, 2022, the NTSB released the final report on the Dale Snodgrass crash in Lewiston, Idaho, in July 2021. As many expected, it found that the crash was caused because the pilot failed to remove the control lock[…] Read this article

AEA 'Upcoming Avionics Training'
Air Force Looking At Semi-Autonomous Hercs
The Air Force has contracted a Boston tech company, Merlin Labs, to investigate partially robotizing its C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport aircraft. The announcement led to about $120 million in fresh investment to develop technologies to retrofit existing aircraft for[…] Read this article

AVweb 'Classifieds The Need for Speed
Heathrow Asks Airlines To Stop Selling Summer Departures
Heathrow Airport has asked airlines to stop selling tickets for departure from the airport until Sept. 11 after capping the number of passengers leaving from there to 100,000 a day. The airport said it’s taking the unprecedented action after an[…] Read this article

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Starship Damage 'Minor' In Booster Explosion: SpaceX
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says there was only minor damage to its Starship rocket booster in an explosion at its Boca Chica, Texas, facility on Monday. The base of the rocket was engulfed in flame and smoke during an engine[…] Read this article