Boeing 757, 767, 777 All Affected By AD To Be Issued
The FAA is issuing an Airworthiness Directive (AD) Tuesday that
requires operators of Boeing 757, 767, and 777 airplanes to either
inspect or replace certain flight deck windows. The AD only affects
the forward viewing windows, not the side windows.
UASF Officials Say The Upgrade Will Improve Aircrews' Safety
Representatives from Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Inc. are in the
early stages of installing a new escape systems in all T-38Cs at
Randolph AFB, after completing the same project at Laughlin AFB,
TX. Five Air Education and Training Command installations are
scheduled for the upgrade.
Founder And President, Two Other Company Officers Lost In
The founder and president of U.S. Highland, a motorcycle company
based in Mounds, OK, was fatally injured along with the company's
chief operating officer and chief financial officer when the Cessna
421 they were flying went down after declaring an emergency
MSN 3 Joins Sister-Ships In The Air During First Test
The third development aircraft of the new A400M airlifter made
its maiden flight Friday, taking off at 1357 local time from
Seville. MSN 3 was joined by its sister-ships MSN 1 and MSN 2,
which were also in the air during this test flight.
China’s First Large Commercial Aircraft Will Have
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) announced
Monday that GE Aviation Systems and AVIC Systems have been selected
to provide the avionics core processing system, display system and
on-board maintenance system for the newly launched C919
Air France flight 443 ... a 747 en route from Rio to Paris with
405 passengers and 18 crew on board ... was diverted to the city of
Recife when a bomb threat was phoned into Rio International Airport
approximately 30 minutes after the airplane's departure on
In a move that may bee seen as controversial by Canadian
citizens, the government said that it plans to announce Friday that
it plans to purchase as many as 65 new fighter aircraft to the tune
of $16 billion. The top contender, sources say, is the F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
When Vice President Joe Biden appeared on "The Tonight Show"
with Jay Leno Friday night, he had "no idea" he was holding up
traffic at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX). At least,
that's what the veep is saying through his spokesman.
Support For Pet Owners And Carriers Dealing With Animal
Animal Airways, which provides pet flight and relocation
services, has introduced a new approach to shipping pets overseas.
They have instituted an international flight veterinarian division
operating 24/7 worldwide in order to ensure pets safety and
well-being throughout the flight process.
Pilot Andrew King Describes Flying the World's
Only Flying Pitcairn PA-18
EAA AirVenture 2009 was a momentous turnaround for Jack Tiffany,
leading restorer of the Pitcairn PA-18. The year before, the
team suffered an unfortunate setback when, with only a week left
until EAA AirVenture 2008, the aircraft suffered significant rotor
blade damage during flight testing and its maiden flight to Oshkosh
had to be canceled.
The North Carolina Division of Forest Resources has been
directed to cut ten aircraft, four pilots, and two mechanics from
its budget. The state legislature also says it must group aircraft
closer together and terminate leases on some of the hangars it now
Responds To What It Calls Recent Misperceptions Related To U.S.
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which continues to be a
strong supporter of a robust NASA, says there are still a number of
misperceptions relating to human spaceflight, including commercial
Spokesman Says That Is Not Among Administrator's Assigned
White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama
did not assign the new NASA administrator the task of reaching out
to Muslim governments, contrary to Bolden's remarks in a televised
interview with Al-Jazeera network.
Common ARTS And Micro-EARTS Providing Controllers Data From
Both ADS-B And Radar
Multiple air traffic management platforms have been enhanced by
Lockheed Martin, enabling the processing of data received from
satellite-based navigational aids such as Automatic Dependent
David Donnelly Has Petitioned The FAA To Cancel Approval
Jersey City Ward B Councilman David Donnelly has petitioned the
FAA to cancel the approval of a new heliport in Kearney, NJ. The
Councilman says the noise from low-flying helicopters over his
district would be "not merely a nuisance, it will be
MEC Leadership, Pilot Unity Credited As Keys To Success
The pilots of Jazz Air LP, represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, Int’l (ALPA), today announced they have ratified
a tentative agreement with management. Of the 90 percent of Jazz
pilots who voted, 86 percent cast ballots in favor of the
“I want to congratulate the Jazz bargaining team
and the pilot group’s leadership for achieving much-needed
improvements in the cornerstone areas of their
contract.” Source: .Capt. John
Prater, ALPA president.