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Airborne 07.06.15: Solar Impulse In Hawaii, FAA Reauth Delayed, Airlines Investigated

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Also: SpaceX Test, The G500, Senate Appropriations, TSA Causes Cash Confiscation, NASA v Thunderstorms, Virgin Atlantic Cuts, Bristow Scholarship Even those of us who love flying will have to admit that being cramped into a single place cockpit for 5 days in an aircraft that is lucky to hit 50 miles per hour has got to be pushing the limits of having a good time. That’s exactly what Pilot Andre Borschberg had done when he landed the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 airplane at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii last Friday. The flight from Japan lasted 118 hours and covered about 5,144 miles across the Pacific Ocean. We had expected to see the draft FAA Reauthorization Bill release by now, but that isn’t going to happen. The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee cancelled its planned release of a draft this month and it appears the bill now won't be shown to the public until sometime in August. The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into whether domestic airlines have worked together to limit seat inventory in an effort to keep prices high. It’s reported that the major U.S. airlines all received letters from the Justice Department demanding that they provide copies of all communications between the airlines, Wall Street analysts, and other major stakeholders about seat capacities, or "the undesirability of your company or any other airline increasing capacity." The carriers have been asked for information dating back to 2010. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!! Airborne 07.06.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Monday, July 6th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers: Solar Impulse 2 Lands In Hawaii Release Of FAA Reauthorization Bill Draft Delayed DOJ Investigating Possible Collusion Among U.S. Airlines SpaceX Plans Downrange Abort Test From Kennedy Space Center AVW: (Taking Flight: The G500) Senate Appropriations Committee Supports FAA’s Space Efforts Large Sum Of Cash Confiscated From Airline Passenger At TSA Checkpoint NASA Takes To Kansas Skies To Study Nighttime Thunderstorms Virgin Atlantic Will Cut 500 Jobs Bristow Academy Awards First Annual Scholarship Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again next week for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow! © 2015, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved. FMI: www.airbornetv.net, www.aero-news.net, www.aero-tv.net, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews