Indra will refurbish and extend the air space surveillance network that controls TurkeyA’s air traffic.Indra Renovates Turkey’s Air Traffic Network

LUCKNOW: A private helicopter carrying Samajwadi Party leader Raghuraj Pratap Singh, also known as Raja Bhaiya, crash landed on a highway in Uttar Pradesh Sunday evening, the police said.SP leader’s helicopter crash lands in UP

Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle J. Malczewski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.Airman Completes Basic Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Kayla K. Haley recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.With the military

HAI reports Senate Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Byron Dorgan, has promised to “push very, very hard” for modernization of the nation’s Air Traffic Control system.Senate Examines Air Traffic Control Upgrades

March 27, 2009 – Going global: China’s military now focusing beyond TaiwanGoing global: China’s military now focusing beyond Taiwan (World Tribune)

Operating helicopters in the harsh environment of the Newfoundland offshore oil fields is not without incident.Other problems reported with Sikorsky S-92 fleet

British Airways has invested ??5m in a new system developed by Thales to reduce the delays caused by fog and poor visibility at Heathrow airport.Fog busters (the Engineer)

N.Korea Closes 2 Air Routes for ‘Satellite Launch’ North Korea told South Korea’s Air Traffic Control Center it will close two air routes on April 4-8 for what it says is the launch of a communications satellite, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said Sunday.N.Korea Closes 2 Air Routes for ‘Satellite Launch’

Older air traffic controllers can head off mid-air collisions at least as well as younger controllers, using experience to compensate for age-related declines in mental sharpness, a new study finds.Experience-Based Mitigation of Age-Related Performance Declines: Evidence From Air Traffic Control

I guess one of the highlights of the week was the launch of surely one of the most-hyped new cars in recent times, Tata’s Nano. As any major new model seems to get about three launches these days – the ‘first official photo’ press release, the ‘international press event’ and the local market launches – who’s to blame Tata, which first revealed the car at the Delhi show way back in January, 2008?THE WEEK THAT WAS: Most hyped launch ever? (just-auto)