AD NUMBER: 2009-07-01
MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-07-01
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe
condition on an aviation product.
Mt. Redoubt Blows Its Top For First Time In 20 Years
After months of tremors and venting steam, Alaska's Mount
Redoubt unleashed its fury in the wee hours of Monday morning,
spewing ash as high as 60,000 feet into the air in the course of
five separate eruptions.
Inclement Weather Prevented Raptors, F-16s From Joining In
Airmen aboard a B-2 Spirit tested their endurance in a 24-hour,
8,000-mile mission to Alaska and back to Guam March 12, in an
exercise showcasing US commitment to peace and stability throughout
the Pacific region.
Two airlines with big plans to go after Qantas on the lucrative
LAX-Sydney route will join forces. Virgin Blue
international subsidiary V Australia and Delta Air Lines
have signed an Australia-US interline agreement, allowing travelers
to purchase a single ticket from their travel agent, V Australia or
Delta for travel between the US and Australia on either
Low visibility conditions and a pilot's lack of an instrument
rating may have been factors in the downing earlier this month of a
Cessna 182 in Carroll County, GA that claimed the lives of all
three people onboard the aircraft.
Idea Draws Strong Opposition From Pentagon, Splits
As a solution to the ongoing controversy about replacing the US'
aerial tanker fleet, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), the chairman of the
House defense appropriations subcommittee, has proposed including a
provision in a defense bill that would split production of new
tankers between top bidders Boeing and Northrop Grumman-EADS, the
Kansas City Star reports.
Sport Pilot Training, And 'Stimulating GA'... With CFI Bob
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.23.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.23.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Sport Pilot Training: 03.23.09
(ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The
Fourteen Reported Killed, At Least Half Were Children
At a Monday morning press conference, Acting NTSB Chairman Mark
Rosenker told reporters the pilot of a Pilatus PC-12 that crashed
Sunday adjacent to Bert Mooney Airport (BTM) gave "no indication of
any trouble" prior to the crash.
A new program that opens up co-ownership opportunities for the
TBM 850 very fast turboprop aircraft was launched Monday by
Daher-Socata, using the manufacturer's international distributor
and support network for worldwide coverage. Advantages of the
F.A.S.T. (Fly and Share Your TBM) program for operators include low
cost of ownership, better utilization of capital assets and
Mother Reunited With Child, But May Face Abandonment
A woman aboard a Pacific Blue flight from Samoa to New Zealand
last week reportedly gave birth in the plane's bathroom - and
proceeded to deplane upon arrival, abandoning the baby in the
bathroom's waste bin.
X-Plane Adds Flight 1549 Program To iPhone Flight Simulator
Much has been said in praise of US Airways Captain Chesley
"Sully" Sullenberger's piloting skills since his picture-perfect
ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River last
January 15. And for those who would like to take a
crack at the same scenario -- but perhaps without the element
of danger -- a new app available for your iPhone or iPod touch
gives you that opportunity.
The Heli Industry Seems Better Equipped Than Most To Ride Out The Economy
No one has to tell you that the aviation world is getting clobbered... by the economy, awful press and some truly poor lawmaking. In a world where it seems we have no end of hazards to be wary of, the last thing we needed was a few more. but, then again, we simply persevere.
The Heli Industry Seems Better Equipped Than Most To Ride Out The
No one has to tell you that the aviation world is getting
clobbered... by the economy, awful press and some truly poor
lawmaking. In a world where it seems we have no end of hazards to
be wary of, the last thing we needed was a few more. but, then
again, we simply persevere.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada's investigation of the
downing of a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter earlier this month has
prompted the Canadian agency to call for the grounding of all S-92s
worldwide until an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) has been
Online Data Shows Unusual Flight Two Days Before Mountain Pilot
Friends of expert mountain flying pilot Sparky Imeson on Friday
said the intended destination of his final flight was to the site
where he and another pilot crashed two years ago, to take photos
for instructional presentations.
Country's First Student-Made Satellite Will Piggyback Into
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced Friday
the planned launch of RISAT-2 next month, a new remote-sensing
satellite to be placed in sun-synchronous orbit. Accompanying
RISAT-2 will be Anusat, India's first student-made satellite.
Funds Earmarked For Purchase Of Rescue And Firefighting
The Huntington WV, Tri-State Airport (HTS) has been granted
$700,000 in federal funding by the Federal Aviation Administration
through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Airport officials
have decided to spend the money on a new airport rescue and
Did Lack Of Medical Helicopters Play Role In Richardson's
Although actress Natasha Richardson initially refused treatment
after receiving a head injury, some speculate that once help was
summoned, the time that could have been saved by transporting her
by air to a qualified trauma center could have made all the
The Allied Pilots Association board passed a resolution Thursday
censuring union president Lloyd Hill and vice president Tom
Westbrook, accusing the duo of "frequently failing to adhere to the
policies, directives, and resolutions of the board of
"We know he was up there, he was going to take
pictures. He had no trouble up on top in the high country, but he
had trouble below."
Source: Gary McDonald, friend of accomplished
mountain aviator Sparky Imeson, who perished March 17 in an
accident in the Elkhorn Mountains of Montana. McDonald said Imeson
planned to fly to the site where he and another pilot had crashed
two years ago, to take photos for instructional presentations.