AD NUMBER: 2008-18-06
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-18-06
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, DC-9-20, DC-9-30,
DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes, equipped with tail cone
evacuation slide containers as specified above.
Aviation Enthusiasts, Potential Bidders To Get Exclusive Look
At Famous Plane
Aero-News has learned Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will host
a preview this weekend of
the rare 1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor airplane scheduled to
sell at No Reserve during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector
Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, January 11-18.
Brings Globalia Subsidiary's Total Embraer Fleet To 11
Embraer signed a firm order with Globalia and Air Europa for an
additional six Embraer 195s to be operated by Air Europa. The deal
-- valued at US$ 237 million at list prices, based on January 2008
economic conditions -- converts the purchase rights originally announced in February
2008. This transaction is already included in
Embraer’s third quarter firm order backlog as
Several Aircraft To Be Equipped With Gogo Service By EOY
In time for one of the busiest travel seasons of the year,
Aircell announced recently its Gogo Inflight Internet service is
now commercially available for passengers on select Virgin America
flights. The launch marks the beginning of the carrier's fleet-wide
commercial rollout of the service.
Captain Dave Harris Receives Award from American Legacy
Retired American Airlines Captain Dave Harris has received the
"2008 Men of Honor and Distinction Award" by American Legacy
magazine, a publication geared towards the country's African
With close to 10,000 TSA members in 22 Locals nationwide, the
American Federation of Government Employees added to its ranks
recently with a new Local in Dallas, TX. More than 100
Transportation Security Officers at Dallas/Fort Worth International
and Dallas Love Field airports joined Local 1040 after it was
chartered in August.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. announced this week the
addition of two DragonLab missions to its manifest as a result of
demand from a
workshop held at SpaceX headquarters on November
6 to introduce the new DragonLab product.
Tickets Now Available For A Ride On XCOR's Lynx, Part I
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.03.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.03.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Tickets Now Available For A Ride
On XCOR's Lynx: 12.03.08 (ANN Special Report, with
XCOR Aerospace CEO Jeff Greason and Jules Klar, founder o
6000 Lbs. Max Takeoff Weight; 400 Lb Payload With Full
During a web conference Wednesday morning, the team at Cirrus
Design updated the media, its customers and competitors about the
status of its Cirrus SJ50 Vision program... and finally provided
some hard performance numbers for the aircraft.
Private aviation company XOJET announced Wednesday the launch of
its Fleet Exchange Membership program, which enables clients to
create a custom solution that provides the best value for their
specific needs, including the choice of whether to own an
Retrofittable 21st Century Engine Management -- For Twins!
AOPA Expo 2008 gave the Aero-TV crew a chance to catch up with the latest and greatest from Xerion Avionics. This time we got a long look at the with the AuRACLE CRM 2120 twin-engine monitoring system. The CRM 2120 is designed to be a total replacement system for aged/old tech engine gauges with a single integrated monitoring system that will make engine management shores a far less tasking effort.
Retrofittable 21st Century Engine Management -- For Twins!
AOPA Expo 2008 gave the Aero-TV crew a chance to catch up with
the latest and greatest from Xerion Avionics. This time we got a
long look at the with the AuRACLE CRM 2120 twin-engine
monitoring system. The CRM 2120 is designed to be a total
replacement system for aged/old tech engine gauges with a single
integrated monitoring system that will make engine management
shores a far less tasking effort.
Execs Blame Economy... And Obliquely Warn Of Future Job
Citing the familiar refrain of a "global economic recession and
weaker demand for air travel," on Tuesday management at Delta Air
Lines confirmed to its workers what practically everyone in the
airline industry saw as a foregone conclusion: the newly-merged
carrier will reduce flights and cut systemwide capacity at both
Delta and Northwest.
Some holiday "traditions" refuse to go away. On Monday, 191
airline passengers were stranded on the ramp at Ontario
International Airport in Southern California for over nine hours,
begging to be let off the plane and provided only water and
Airport 'Beltway' Will Reduce Incursion Risks, May Also Save
Officials at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport can't do
very much to improve travel times between their airport and
others... but when passengers arrive on the ground at DFW, they may
find things are happening a little faster than before.
And now this, from the "mixed blessings" department. Cessna
Aircraft sent out 60-day layoff notices Monday, in keeping with the
Wichita-based planemaker's announcement last month that as many as
665 workers would be laid off after the first of the year.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes
pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the
part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were
all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional
aviation education association.
Raytheon's newest integrated electronic warfare suite has been
selected in a competition to provide self-protection capability for
Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 aircraft. The RMAF recently agreed to
purchase 24 Block 52 F-16s from Lockheed Martin.
"In the meantime, we are analyzing the impact on
staffing as it pertains to these capacity reductions and, as in the
past, we will offer voluntary programs to adjust staffing needs. We
will continue to make decisions that are in the long-term interest
of our colleagues, customers, shareholders and the communities we
Source: From a letter to the 75,000 employees
of Delta Air Lines, from company Richard Anderson and President Ed
Bastian, outlining the newly-merged carrier's plans to cut capacity