AD NUMBER: 2006-24-02
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-24-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series
AD NUMBER: 2006-24-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-24-03
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A330-200,
A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes.
Airline Is Last US DC-10 Operator For Passenger Service
Millions of passengers have been well-served by three-engine
jumbo-jets in the US over the years. That's about to change as
Northwest retires the last of its fleet of McDonnell Douglas (now
Boeing) DC-10 aircraft on January 8th.
Many airplanes have electric trim systems. Like any other
system there's the remote chance of a failure. When a trim system
fails aircraft attitude can change rapidly -- why we call the
scenario a "trim runaway".
"This forecast shows that aviation is a strong growth
industry and one which is also vital for the development of the
world economy. As leaders in the newest and most advanced
technologies for fuel efficient and low noise aircraft, we
recognize and act on the need to be sensitive to environmental
Source: Airbus COO John Leahy. According to
market research by Airbus, aircraft operators will need some 22,700
new passenger and freight aircraft between 2006 and 2025. Airbus
values that estimate $2.6 trillion. This represents an increase of
some 5,400 aircraft compared with the previous one.