This coming Saturday, April 11, 2009, the Atlanta Helicopter Pilots Association offers lunch, camaraderie and lots of information about local heliports, and an opportunity to discuss safety with a representative from the Atlanta tower Air Traffic Control.Who Says There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

April 9 (Bloomberg) — The following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading tomorrow. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are from the previous close. The information in each item was released after markets shut, unless stated otherwise.Fast Retailing, Denyo, Sumitomo Mitsui: Japan Equity Preview (Bloomberg)

Bob Everson doesn’t need to scan the sky if he’s worried about rain. Instead, the Federal Aviation Administration official turns to two state-of-the-art screens on his desk where images of Air Traffic and oncoming weather show real-life conditions.Weather watcher warming up

Savannah City Manager Michael Brown wanted to assure the City Council on Wednesday that the latest plan to reconfigure DeRenne Avenue will be an effort like no other.Council on DeRenne: Traffic woes critical (Savannah Morning News)

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- NATS (En Route) PLC Thursday announced the number of flights in March decreased by nearly nine per cent compared to the same month last year.NATS: March Flights Fall About 9% On Year (Nasdaq)

According to AIA President and CEO, Marion Blakey, advanced air transportation technology deployed in South Florida, is a significant milestone and remarkable accomplishment for NexGen and everyone involved. ADS-B technology allows pilots and controllers to see radar-like displays with accurate traffic data from satellites, with real-time updates that do not degrade with distance or terrain. It …South Florida ADS-B Infrastructure a ‘Remarkable Accomplishment’ (ThomasNet)

The state-run Air Traffic controller Rizeni letoveho provozu generated Kc3.3bn sales last year, up 5.6 percent on the year, owing to a similar growth in aircraft numbers in Czech air space, spokesman Richard Klima told CTK Tuesday.Air Navigation Services’ sales add 5.6% to CZK 3.3bn last year

Two New Jersey men who staged a UFO hoax will have more earthly pursuits, such as picking up rubbish from the side of the road. A judge fined Chris Russo, of Morris Plains, and Joe Rudy, of Chester Township, $US250 each and ordered them to perform 50 hours of community service.UFO hoax backfires (Stuff)

Published: Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 12:52 a.m. Stuart E. Adcock Jr. loved sitting in the cockpit, powering forward and soaring into the air.Plane crash leaves a void for family and friends of pilot (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

That’s because many who took over in the 1980s, when striking Air Traffic controllers were fired en masse by President Reagan, are themselves calling it quits.Retiring Air Traffic Controllers Leave FAA Scrambling

Finally, there’s some good news for the weary, flying public. The nation’s airlines’ overall performance was the best it’s been in four years.According to the annual National Airline Quality Rating report released today, fewer planes were late, fewer bags were lost, and fewer people got bumped from their flights in 2008.But here’s the catch: It’s …Airline quality report: Better service, fewer passengers

Passenger traffic for European airlines slides as much as 16.7% in March. The airline industry is struggling to get through heavy turbulence.Euro Air Traffic In A Jam

For the first time in a long time, things are looking up for air-travelers. The annual Airline Quality Survey says airlines are losing fewer bags, are on-time more often, and customers are complaining less.WSU Prof: It’s time to fix Air Traffic Control

Construction of a new terminal at Christchurch Airport is to start in May, with most of the project to be finished in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2011.Construction of Christchurch Airport terminal to start in May

The investigation into a grassfire that forced dozens to evacuate in the north Metro has led to the arrest of an unusual suspect.Firefighter convicted for airport bomb threat

Anoka County prosecutors filed an arson charge against a Forest Lake firefighter accused of intentionally setting a grassfire.Firefighter charged with arson in Anoka Co. grassfire

Seoni, MP, Apr 8 : The Indian Navy’s special divers have reached Kundrakheda village near which a training aircraft plunged into the Bargi Dam’s reservoir on Narmada River in this district’s Ghansour area and will kick off the search drive tomorrow after their heavy equipment arrives by road.Navy divers to begin plane search

Technology replaces radar with G-P-S. Tuesday, April 7, 2009 A new Air Traffic control system lands at Miami International.New Air Traffic Control System Flys At Miami International Airport.

AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and UAL Corp.’s United Airlines pared declines in traffic in March, suggesting that the industry’s slump in travel may be easing.U.S. Air Traffic stronger in March