AD NUMBER: PL2008-24-51
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2008-24-51
SUMMARY: We received a report of failure of the left-hand
fuel pump of the center wing tank (CWT) to shutoff after being
selected "OFF" by the flight crew during flight on a Boeing Model
Frontier Airlines announced this week VP of Flight Operations
Cameron Kenyon has been named interim President of its Denver-based
regional subsidiary, Lynx Aviation, effective November 21. Kenyon
replaces Tom Nunn, who resigned as Lynx President in early
The US Coast Guard recently accepted its HC-144A Ocean Sentry
aircraft platform from EADS. This new medium-range surveillance
maritime patrol platform significantly enhances the mission
execution capability of Coast Guard aircrews.
"Bridge" Funding Keeps Raptor On Life Support Through Early
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill want answers from Pentagon procurement
officer John J. Young, regarding the Defense Department's
authorization of "bridge" funding to keep the F-22 Raptor program
on life support through early next year.
Releases Timeline Of Near-Miss Incident, Runway Photo
In its continuing investigation of
a September 2008 runway incursion in Allentown,
PA involving a general aviation aircraft and a
Chicago-bound regional jet airliner, the National Transportation
Safety Board issued the following updated factual information
Cessna Wins $90 Million Contract For Three Columbus Jets, Other
For all the woes now plaguing the global private aircraft
industry, there was little sign of financial turmoil at this week's
Middle East Business Aviation 2008 show in Dubai. The three-day
event wrapped up Tuesday with close to $1.5 billion in new aircraft
orders for exhibitors.
Tales From The Trenches: CAPBOR's Kate Hanni, On The "Tarmac
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.19.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.19.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Tales From The Trenches:
11.19.08 (ANN Special Report, with CAPBOR's Kate
Sonex Aircraft, LLC announced this week the introduction of a
new labor-saving Sonex Aircraft Complete Airframe Kit option:
Pre-Assembled Main Wing Spars for the Xenos Motorglider. This
upgrade can be added to the purchase of a Xenos Complete Airframe
Kit for $4,000, and in the company's words makes "the best value in
the motorglider market easier to build than ever before."
On Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of
its 14th AS350B2 from American Eurocopter. The helicopter will join
a mixed fleet of rotary and fixed wing aircraft in the LAPD's Air
System Designed To Replace Mechanical-Scan Radars In F-16s
Northrop Grumman announced this week it recently conducted the
first successful demonstration flight of the company’s newest
Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fighter sensor, the
Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR). SABR is being developed as a
significant avionics enhancement for the existing fleet of F-16s
and other fighter aircraft worldwide.
Icing On The Cake! HBC Receives Brazilian Order Worth Nearly $200M
When Hawker Beechcraft said earlier this year it wanted to strengthen its foothold into international markets... the company wasn't kidding, or making idle comments. In the early hours of NBAA 2008, HBC announced Brazilian-based Líder Signatures S.A. had ordered 23 aircraft spanning the Hawker Beechcraft product line. Líder, a Hawker Beechcraft dealer and authorized service center since 1996, purchased what is considered to be one of the largest general aviation aircraft orders in Brazilian history with a value estimated at nearly $200 million. The contract was officially signed by Líder CEO Eduardo de Pereira Vaz at NBAA.
Overshadowed completely by President George W. Bush's Tuesday morning announcement of measures
to reduce air traffic congestion over the holidays was
another announcement by the Department of Transportation (DOT)
which is disappointing airline passenger advocates.
Icing On The Cake! HBC Receives Brazilian Order Worth Nearly
When Hawker Beechcraft said earlier this year it wanted to
strengthen its foothold in international markets... the company
wasn't kidding, or making idle comments. In the early hours of NBAA
2008, HBC announced Brazilian-based Líder Signatures S.A.
had ordered 23 aircraft spanning the Hawker Beechcraft product
A mission of mercy and personal favor for a pilot's ailing
friend ended in tragedy November 7, when a Partenavia P68C crashed
during a nighttime approach to Florida's Gainesville Regional
Airport (GNV) in low IFR conditions.
Admits He's A Terrorist... But Says He Didn't Want To Kill
Bilal Abdulla is a doctor with dual Iraqi and British
citizenship who was arrested for attacking Glasgow Airport in a
burning Jeep packed with gas canisters in June of
2007. He's in court this week, and Bloomberg reports he's made an
odd combination of confession and admission.
Workers reporting to their jobs at a southern Arizona vegetable
farm made a grisly discovery Monday morning... and authorities
responding to the fatal crash of an ultralight aircraft then found
Virginia Ninety-Nines Will Collect Toys At State's
The Virginia Department of Aviation tells ANN the state's
Ninety-Nines chapter will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for
families of military and wounded veterans during their annual
Christmas Toy Airlift. Toys will be collected at airports around
the state until December 13, when volunteer pilots from each
location will fly them into Chesterfield County Airport from 9:00
Aerolocker specializes in aeronautical parts and memorabilia for
collectors, restorers and enthusiasts. Stock includes items from
the earliest days of aviation, through to the supersonic era. They
have a large collection of WW2 instruments including British,
German and North American - even aircraft for sale.
"Companies far and wide can now look to Paulding County
for operations that require the connectivity and direct access this
new airport will provide. This has truly been a team effort, from
our elected officials in Washington, our federal agency partners
and state and local leaders who all committed to working together
to see this project complete."
Source: Georgia Governor and active pilot Sonny
Perdue. Paulding County Regional Airport -- located in Dallas, GA,
northwest of Atlanta -- officially opened Friday, the state's first
new airport in 33 years.