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Prime Minister Endorses Australian-based search

Monday, March 24, 2014
By George Hatcher

On March 24, Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, announced that new computations by Inmarsat and the AAIB, flight MH-370 ended in the South Indian Ocean west of Perth (Australia). At this point, Malaysia endorsed the new search search parameters. The full statement: “This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents... »

IATA Says Last year was the safest in aviation history

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

In a speech at the AVSEC World in New York, the director of IATA, International Air Transport Association, Tony Tyler, said “The industry’s 2012 record safety performance was the best in history. Each day approximately 100,000 flights arrive safely at their destination.3 billion passengers flew in 2012. There were six crashes and 75 accidents,... »

Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Receive Aviation’s Highest Award

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Receive Aviation’s Highest Award

DENVER, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Few aircraft since the Wright Flyer have truly become an “Aircraft of Legend.” Like the DC-3, the technological advancements of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are expected to profoundly impact commercial aviation. The Living Legends of Aviation have chosen the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to receive the “Aircraft of Legend... »

Kotaite Lecture on the Future of Aviation Safety

Friday, December 9, 2011
By George Hatcher

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman delivered the 8th Annual Assad Kotaite Lecture last evening at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Hosted by the Montreal Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the annual lecture is a tribute to Dr.Assad Kotaite, former Secretary General of ICAO... »

Speech – “Dream Big, Build Big”

Friday, February 11, 2011
By George Hatcher

“Dream Big, Build Big” J. Randolph Babbitt, Washington, DC February 9, 2011 Good morning, and thank you, George . For those of you who were with us last year, you might remember that this conference came at the apex of Snowmageddon, about 22 inches as I recall. I was the opening speaker but I... »

Speech by Mr Raymond Lim, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs at the MOU Signing between Singapore and International Air Transport Association on 10 February 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011
By George Hatcher

Mr Giovanni Bisignani, IATA Director General & CEO, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen: A very good evening On behalf of the Singapore Government, I am happy to be signing this Memorandum of Understanding with IATA, which as Mr Bisignani mentioned earlier, marks the strong partnership and excellent relationship IATA has with not just Singapore,... »

Statement of J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, on Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration Programs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

Chairman Petri, Congressman Costello, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the need to pass comprehensive reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) programs. Before I begin my statement, I would like to acknowledge the many changes that have occurred to this Committee and... »

Speech : JetBlue Press Event

Thursday, February 3, 2011
By George Hatcher

“NextGen Makes Business Sense” J. Randolph Babbitt, Reagan Washington National Airport February 3, 2011 Thank you, Mr. Secretary. It’s good to see everyone here this afternoon. The great thing about this partnership with JetBlue is that it’s going to give us a glimpse into the future right now. Companies that are equipping today with... »

Jump Starting the Discussion

Monday, January 31, 2011
By George Hatcher

Thank you, Lee . It’s great to be here with you. Let me start out with an observation. Sue Baer called a few weeks ago to ask if I’d be coming to New York for lunch. I should have asked if she had also invited 300 other people as well. Just kidding. I did... »

Harrison Ford

Friday, December 17, 2010
By George Hatcher

Wright Memorial Dinner Good evening, and thank you, Lisa . I’ve got to tell you … I had to resist the go-to move to, in the interest of safety, to spend some time talking about why doing “Indiana Jones” style stunts in an airplane would be a really, reallybad idea. But that’s not what... »

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    about 9 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Chopper crash b River Thames near The Warren, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire. 2 injured.… https://t.co/YOgrSIufqP
    about 12 hours ago
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    about 12 hours ago
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