$10 Billion Losses Result in Four A/L Bankruptcies
As postulated repeatedly by ANN, both Northwest and Delta
Airlines have given up any hint of financial solvency and filed for
bankruptcy. This now means that some half the seats being flown by
US Air Carriers are being conducted under the cloud of
In a letter to all 535 Members of Congress, NATA President
James K. Coyne highlighted costly and ill-conceived provisions
within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Spill
Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule and the
agency’s failure to issue promised clarifications to the
ASF has released a new and significantly improved version of its
online accident database (www.aopa.org/asf/ntsb/search_ntsb.cfm)
— the only database dedicated exclusively to fixed-wing
general aviation aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less.
Piper Seemed To Be Doing SO Much Better... So Why The
Chuck Suma's replacement as President and CEO of New Piper
Aircraft is raising eyes and questions throughout the GA
community. For the moment, calls to New Piper's new CEO aren't yet
being returned so the mystery is palpable... and growing.
Airmen who operate and fly the MQ-1B Predator are tired, but you
couldn’t tell that by the unprecedented 27,000 hours the
Predator has flown this past year supporting operations Enduring
Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Does your heart skip a beat whenever you hear the powerful roar
of jet engines overhead? Well, this story probably isn't for you...
on the other hand, if you dream of a future without noise
complaints from those living near airports, then you might be in
Embraer has delivered the first Embraer 190 to launch customer
JetBlue Airways during a ceremony held at the manufacturer's
headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. JetBlue has placed
firm orders for 101 Embraer 190s and expects to take delivery of
approximately 18 of the new aircraft each year between 2005 and
A bizarre hijacking ended peacefully Monday when a disabled man
in a wheelchair and his son surrendered to authorities in Colombia
and released their 24 hostages. Some passengers later said the
elder man wasn't searched by security forces precisely because he
GAMA has announced the hiring of Edward T. Smith as Senior Vice
President of International Affairs. Smith assumes the
responsibility for GAMA's international aviation policy and
regulatory involvement with foreign authorities.
Safety Bureau Chief Tells FAA: Go Back To The Drawing
National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Mark
Rosenker today said that the Federal Aviation Administration's
Airport Movement Area Safety System is not adequate to prevent
serious runway collisions.
"That is not good enough."
Source: National Transportation Safety Board
Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation
Administration's Airport Movement Area Safety System is not
adequate to prevent serious runway collisions. Citing several
recent near-collisions where AMASS did not perform, Rosenker noted
that the situations were instead resolved by flight crew actions
sometimes bordering on the heroic, and luck.=
AD NUMBER: 2005-19-03
MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-19-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing
airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all BAe Systems
(Operations) Limited Model ATP airplanes. That AD currently
requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of
the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate life
limits for certain items and inspections to detect fatigue cracking
in certain structures.
AD NUMBER: 2005-18-21
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-18-21
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company Models 1900,
1900C, 1900C (C-12J), and 1900D airplanes. This AD requires you to
inspect all elevator hinge support attachments on both left and
right elevators for loose and missing rivets, replace rivets if
loose or missing rivets are found, inspect the elevator hinge
joints for looseness and clearance of each elevator to its
stabilizer, correct looseness and clearance if incorrect, and
report results of the required inspections.
AD NUMBER: 2005-18-22
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-18-22
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon)
Premier 1 390 airplanes.