Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland and the Libyan Company for Aviation
Industry announced Tuesday they have signed an agreement to form a
joint venture called the Libyan Italian Advanced Technology Company
Police in Juneau, AK are investigating a suspected case of drunk
driving that, fortunately, didn't result in any injuries -- except,
that is, to a vintage Cessna parked at Juneau International Airport
The Chinese Central government is reporting the country's first
homegrown regional-jet effort, the ARJ-21, has received 41 orders
to date from that country's airlines. The news originated from the
aircraft's manufacturer, China Aviation Industry Corporation I
Program Held Up For Lightning Protection Installation
Raytheon Aircraft announced Monday final FAA certification for
its new Hawker 4000 (nee Horizon) twin-engine business jet will be
delayed until early February, while the company installs a
lightning protection system on the test aircraft being used for
final function and reliability testing.
In a webcasted press conference Tuesday, Airbus executives
announced that 2005 was a better year than many had thought for the
European consortium... in all areas. In fact, Airbus claims it has
beaten Boeing's number of orders for 2005, in addition to
Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: The Altitude Critical Area
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What is it about Alaska Airlines' Flight 536? Last month, the Seattle-Burbank flight
gained notoriety when an MD-80 lost cabin pressure at 26,000 feet
due to a dent in the airliner's fuselage. Now comes
word last week, another MD-80 flying the route had to make an
emergency landing when a ramp worker failed to close a landing gear
door after changing a taxi light.
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Conditions are marginal for Tuesday's launch of NASA's New Horizons
probe -- the first manmade object sent to explore Pluto, en route
to the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Titusville is under a wind
advisory, with gusts of 33 mph, according to news reports --
which is near the upper limit of approved weather
conditions for the Atlas V booster.
'Sunport 11' Part Of Company's Plan To Nearly Double Space
On Monday, Eclipse Aviation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for
its new primary assembly building, called Sunport 11. The new
52,000 square foot space will house a new assembly and
manufacturing center, and will serve as a central hub for
Eclipse 500 production.
Since the break-up of the Soviet Union -- and the resulting cash
crunch in most if not all of the former republics -- powerful
Soviet-made weapons have been showing up in the darndest places.
The latest... the tiny African nation of Togo.
Aero-News is happy to report that no one was injured in this
weekend's downing of a small Cessna in Vancouver, B.C... and when
we say the plane was a "small" Cessna, we're not commenting on the
limited elbow room in a 150.
An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which
takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with
the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and
in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which
the aircraft receives substantial damage.
"Someone on the ground was sucked into the
Source: FAA Southwest Region spokesman Roland
Herwig, on Monday's horrific accident involving a Continental
Airlines 737 at El Paso Internation Airport. A mechanic was pulled
into the airliner's right engine as it spooled up during a
maintenance check prior to takeoff.