The preliminary NTSB investigation (published below) into a
tragic fatal R44 (file pix, below) accident is turning up some
worrisome details. The March 27th, 2007, accident near
Jacksonville, FL, resulted in the deaths of the two pilots aboard,
Flight Instructor and Silver State employee Tamara Williams, 38, of
California, and student Justin Ducan, 24, of Jacksonville, FL.
Besenyei Wins Red Bull Air Race Season Opener In Abu Dhabi, But
Brit Bonhomme Records The Fastest Time
The third rendition of the uber-exciting Red Bull Air Race
program is off to quite a start... this time in Abu Dhabi. Peter
Besenyei of Hungary has won the Red Bull Air Race 2007 season
opener in Abu Dhabi under scorching heat on Friday, beating
American Mike Mangold in what was described as a "a heart-stopping
Thanks to the increased terror threat, the cost of security at
BAA Edinburgh Airport is growing rapidly. So far, it has left local
police forces, which provide all of the airport security, with a
$2.3 million bill.
It's another weighty problem for Airbus... and this time, that's
literally the case. Plagued by delays to its A380 superjumbo
program and a costly redesign for its midsize A350XWB, now comes
word the latest variants of the manufacturer's A340 widebodies are
NASA representatives tell ANN the Expedition 14 crew of the
International Space Station was busy this week performing fitness
evaluations, working on scientific experiments and preparing for
the arrival of the Expedition 15 crew.
The US Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue Competition and
Demonstration Parachute Team set another world record in a big way.
The team set a collegiate world big-way record March 31 at Gila
Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Ariz., when 39 cadets linked in the
ANN has learned that Flight Resource, located in Benton, Kansas
(and in association with MT Propeller of Germany), have STC'd the
installation of the MTV-9 three blade composite propeller, and the
MTV-15 two blade composite propeller on a full line of Cessna
models that include the Cessna 180, 182, 185, 206, T206, 207, T207,
210 & T210 aircraft, powered by Continental engines.
“As premium cabin interiors become more
customised, the added weight of customisation must also be taken
into account as a factor in the overall loading of the
aircraft... A heavier cabin in the front section where premium
cabin products are normally placed therefore could reduce the cargo
loading capacity in that section.”
Source: An Airbus Spokesperson, discussing
nose-heaviness issues with the A340-600 program... and some of
the difficulties that they are encountering.