AD NUMBER: 2007-23-18
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-18
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 747-100B SUD,
747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D series airplanes; and Model 747-200B
seriesairplanes having a stretched upper deck.
Piper retools a version of the Malibu, without pressurization, for only $757K, and comes up with the speedy and surprisingly cost-effective Piper Matrix.
Piper CEO Jim Bass shares some of Piper's exciting new methodology for this new airplane with ANN's, Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell.
All of a sudden, there's a new sheriff in the high-performance GA biz!
The test flight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which was
apparently conducted in secret, on November 21 by Houston
police, was caught by KPRC Local 2 TV in Waller County, Texas.
Locals there thought that the event was a top-secret military
activity, as it was 70 miles away from any big cities and located
among farmland and ranches.
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), a faith-based, non-profit
ministry that serves missions and isolated people around the world
with aviation, communications and learning technologies, tells ANN
that it is playing a vital role in relief efforts in Bangladesh
after a devastating cyclone hit there last week.
A long standing order blocking a US aircraft carrier group from
visiting Hong Kong on Thanksgiving was reversed on Thursday,
November 22. The change in heart by the Chinese government came too
late to allow the holiday visit and the ships continued on to their
Japanese base, according to a Reuters report.
In response to the government of Bangladesh’s request for
assistance, elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special
Operations Capable) embarked aboard USS Kearsarge traveled
approximately 3,500 statute miles from the Sea of Bengal and is now
providing disaster relief to the region.
Helicopters Being Replaced In Great Britain And US
As helicopters used for ferrying the royalty of Great Britain
and the President of the United States wear out, new aircraft by an
all American firm will be able to provide a sufficient aircraft to
Her Majesty. However; another US manufacturer using an
essentially British-designed airframe may not fit the White
International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight
Engineer Dan Tani completed a seven hour, four minute spacewalk at
11:54 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Saturday. The spacewalk exercise
moved the external outfitting of the Harmony node to its new
position in front of the US laboratory Destiny.
Officials with Adam Air, an Indonesian low cost carrier, are
planning a fleet expansion with a plan that could increase its size
from 50-to-60 jets in the next five years, according to AFP. Adam
Air, a privately owned airline operating from Jakarta, began
operation in 2003 and is the largest low fare airline in
Indonesia's market by passenger number.
An apparently inebriated passenger was restrained on a United
Airlines flight and later arrested after threatening to kill the
aircraft's pilot on Wednesday. Damien R. Sexton was charged in
federal court with assaulting a passenger on board a San
Francisco-bound flight after he allegedly stood up in his seat and
blurted out, "I'm going to kill the pilot," according to court
Five United Airlines workers sought medical attention for nausea
and vomiting after the company provided a Thanksgiving meal to
O'Hare employees Thursday. The turkey dinner was offered Thursday
to nearly 3,000 mechanics, baggage handlers and other employees
working the holiday in Chicago.
"Four million people have been displaced, about 3,000
people have died, and 3,000 homes have been destroyed. Access to
the coast is terrible. So we've been flying non-stop, to try to get
people in and out so relief can go where it's most
Source: John Woodberry, manager of
disaster response, for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), a
faith-based, non-profit ministry that serves missions and isolated
people around the world with aviation, communications and learning
technologies, on their relief efforts in Bangladesh after a
devastating cyclone hit there last week.