Sikorsky Helikopter has told Aero-News that Norsk Helicopter's
third Sikorsky S-92 entered into revenue service earlier this week.
The chopper joins a fleet of two other S-92s that has accumulated
3,206 flight hours in less than a year.
Would Have Hurt Small Business, Compromised Safety
The FAA recently announced it agreed with AOPA's assertions "the
impact of a new noise standard on already certificated aircraft
could be significant" -- which, perhaps, isn't exactly new, as the
FAA conceded the same thing when the rule was initially proposed in
Ten days after a dent caused by a errant baggage loader turned
into a hole at 26,000 feet, causing an MD-80 to lose cabin pressure
and make a speedy retreat back to the airport, another incident
involving contract ramp workers for Alaska Airlines at
Seattle-Tacoma International has drawn the ire of company officials
-- and dented an otherwise perfectly good airplane.
AD NUMBER: 2006-01-06
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-06
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and
A340-300 series airplanes. This AD requires operators to modify the
hydraulic control block of the nose landing gear.
ANN Daily Touch N Go:
01.06.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
01.06.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Peter Diamandis
Looks Back At 2005 and Forward At 2006 -- 01.06.06
(ANN's Feature News Program, with the X-Prize Foundation's Dr.
Peter Diamandis, Part Two)
Enough Of The Excuses... Here's The Final
OK... a little more quibbling and we'll get right to the meat of
the matter... as this was the TOUGHEST year to make such decisions
in all the years we've been making such judgments. No kidding. It
A Christen Eagle II that went down last year in Iowa may
have been overweight and at the limit of its CG envelope for
aerobatic flight, according to the NTSB Factual report issued on
the accident this week.
Told he couldn't board the plane because he was on a TSA
terrorist No-Fly List, Edward Allen was upset. "I don't want to be
on the list," Allen said. "I want to fly and see my grandma."
Edward Allen is four years old.
Diamond's DA42 Twin Star has received European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) certification of a gross weight increase from 3,748
lbs to 3935 lbs, concurrent with their recent known ice
certification. FAA validation will follow shortly.
Could the future of aviation be in a hangar about 50 miles south
of Cleveland, OH? Brian Martin and Robert Rist believe so -- and
they make a convincing case for their wing-and-canard-equipped
airship called the Dynalifter.
Relief Workers Urged To Contact HAI To Receive Recognition
HAI will award a 2005 Igor I. Sikorsky Award for Humanitarian
Service certificate to those companies, organizations, and
individuals who took part in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts
-- and has put the call out for Katrina workers to be
Advisory Circular. The FAA publishes documents which, while not
regulations, provide accepted information and accepted methods of
complying with the various rules and regulations. In other
words, follow them or you’ll hear "we’re from the FAA
and we’re here to help you."
"I know the government is trying to protect because of
the terrorist attacks, but common sense should play a role in
Source: Sijollie Allen, who encountered some
difficulties with Continental Airlines ticket agents after it was
discovered her four-year-son, Edward, is listed on the TSA's
'No-Fly' list. While Edward was eventually let onboard the
pre-Christmas flight from Houston to New York, poor Edward ran into
the same problem on the return trip -- which is odd, as the TSA
instructs airlines to disregard name-matches on the No-Fly or
Selectee lists, if the passenger is a child under 12 years old.