Politics

November 26, 2007 - 11:52am

When Congress returned from its August recess, both houses set about to debate what to do about the declining budget surplus and what to do about spending.

November 26, 2007 - 8:23am

Although Congress passed a continuing resolution in late September that was to keep the FAA operating until October 31, the political firefight over contract ATC towers continued unabated at press time.

November 26, 2007 - 7:09am

Congress last month once again extended the FAA’s current authorization and aviation taxes until December 14, making it increasingly unlikely that the question of how to pay for operating the FAA and simultaneously modernizing the entire air traffic system will be settled anytime soon.

November 14, 2007 - 9:08am

The September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. immediately cast doubt on the viability of next month’s Dubai Air Show in the United Arab Emirates (November 4 to 8). However, at press time show organizer Fairs & Exhibitions said no consideration had yet been given to postponing or canceling the event.

November 13, 2007 - 5:22am

John Douglass hands over the presidency of the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association next week to former Federal Aviation Administration administrator Marion Blakey after a nine-and-a-half-year tenure.

November 13, 2007 - 5:11am

This year’s election of Shimon Peres as Israel’s president could revitalize dormant plans for developing Jordan’s King Hussein International Airport at Aqaba as a regional hub to serve both countries. The airport sits at the north end of the Red Sea, across the Gulf of Aqaba from the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

November 12, 2007 - 6:52am

Embraer has signed contracts with the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Navy for the supply of two ERJ135LR jets for government transport and medical evacuation tasks. The agreements include provision for a substantial logistics package and mark Embraer’s defense and government business expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

November 11, 2007 - 7:22pm

Embraer has signed contracts with the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Navy for the supply of two ERJ135LR jets for government transport and medical evacuation tasks. The agreements include provision for a substantial logistics package and mark Embraer’s defense and government business expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

November 11, 2007 - 6:29pm

Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport is expected to announce a $2.2 billion order from Saudi Arabia for Mi-17 and Mi-35 military helicopters today.
The deal translates into another of a humiliating series of lost contracts for the French defense industry, which now appears certain to undergo a re-evaluation of its export policy.

November 11, 2007 - 6:27pm

With a rash of new civil aircraft orders widely expected at the show this week, Airbus and Boeing continue to enjoy the fruits of the ongoing industry boom. U.S.
manufacturer Boeing could see its year-end tally again reach 1,000 units, while its European competitor prepares to issue plenty of news here in Dubai to follow its slew of announcements at the Paris Air Show in June.

 
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