A Russian cargo aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies slid off
the runway and caught fire in Afghanistan's capital Tuesday.
Remarkably, the six people on board were only slightly hurt,
according to the airport director.
What a difference a year makes. Boeing, stung by its position as
the world's SECOND biggest commercial aircraft maker, has been
working its sales force overtime, announcing two huge deals in just
College Student Missing Since Rented Plane Splashed Down In
A bible college student from Virginia is missing and feared
drowned after his single-engine aircraft apparently ran out of fuel
and landed in the icy waters of Lake Michigan Monday night. So far,
neither his rented Piper PA-28 nor Leber himself have been found
and, given the water's temperature, rescuers are fast losing
A United Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco was
diverted to Chicago Tuesday, after one passenger reported seeing
another handling vials deemed suspicious. The vials turned out to
be harmless, according to police.
There's rarely a quiet moment in Angelia Walker's office at
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Propulsion
engineers stop by to verify data. Supervisors drop in to check on a
report. Managers at NASA Headquarters in Washington call for
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program celebrated the completion of its
first year since launch Tuesday. During the last 12 months, Boeing
says the program has attracted unprecedented demand led by the
historic first order for 50 airplanes from Japan's ANA (All Nippon
AD Number: AD/BAe 146/114 Center Fuselage Skin 6/2005
Applicability: Model AVRO 146-RJ Series aircraft.
Requirement: Establish from the aircraft’s
technical records whether the aircraft has previously been
inspected in accordance with British Aerospace (Operations) Ltd
Avro 146-RJ Maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR) Issue 10 Task
SSI 53-20-138 (Maintenance Planning Document Task References
532038DVI-DVI-10000-1 and 532038-DVI-10000-2).
The Canadian investment firm Onex hasn't even officially
purchased the Boeing facility in Wichita yet, but already there are
signs the new management isn't getting along with its workers.
Local union leaders say the company's latest contract proposal is
Tanker Pilot One Of Three Lost In Last Week's California
Brian Bruns "was a serious, competent individual who focused on
his job and performed it to the best of his ability." That in
itself may be the highest praise one pilot has for another and
that's what pilots who knew him are saying. This, in the wake of
last week's firefighting tanker mishap in California's Lassen
National Forest. Bruns, 45, along with 52-year old Paul Cockrell
and 41-year old Thomas Lynch were lost in the accident.
Ces Avions Fran�ais Arriveront �
Oshkosh! (We Know. You Love It When We Speak French.)
Each year, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh draws aircraft from around the
globe that arrive to participate in the world's greatest aviation
celebration. This summer's extraordinary lineup of aircraft
for the 53rd annual EAA AirVenture, which will be held July 25-31
in Oshkosh, is now being enhanced by the arrival of more than 20
aircraft from France including two vintage Dassault military
Boeing and Air Canada Monday unveiled their agreement to renew
the airline's wide-body fleet with up to 36 Boeing 777s and up to
60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Air Canada will use the airplanes to
modernize its existing fleet and improve operating
ELT Option Combines Two Avionics Test Instruments Into One
Aeroflex has come up with a new emergency beacon testing
capability for the IFR 4000 navigation communications (nav/comm)
ramp test set. The new ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) option
for the IFR 4000 combines two test sets into one and allows airline
maintenance personnel and others to eliminate the cost and hassle
of having a separate test set just for emergency beacon locator
testing. The IFR 4000 is popular with maintenance personnel for its
light weight (under 8 lbs.), long battery life (8 hours) and large
screen that allows users to see all data in plain English without
scrolling to see complete test results.
XVionics, a technology company providing software solutions for
resource management in military aviation, says Adam Cohn has joined
the company as Vice President of Research and Development. Cohn
will be responsible for developing the company's overall technical
strategy, finalizing the XVionics product roadmap and executing on
all technical programs.
"The memory of Desert One propelled a generation, of which I am
a part, to assure that America would never again repeat that
searing, transforming experience of the 25th of April 1980."
Source: Gen. Norton Schwartz (USAF), speaking on
the 25th anniversary of "Operation Eagle Claw." Otherwise known as
Desert One, the mission to rescue 53 US hostages held by militants
in Iran was aborted. Eight air crewmen were lost. But even though
the mission failed, it served as an inspiration to citizens and
service members alike -- to honor those who've fallen in the line
Airport Authority Votes to Keep Fort Wayne Airport Open
ANN has learned that the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport
Authority Board voted 6-0, late Monday, in favor of keeping Smith
Field Airport open "indefinitely", and to allow new hangar
construction on the airport before the year is over.
AD NUMBER: 2005-08-14
MANUFACTURER: LETECKE ZAVODY a.s.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-14
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all LET a.s. (formerly LET n.p.) (LET) Model
Blanik L-13 AC sailplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2005-09-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-09-01
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 750 airplanes. The AD
requires repetitive inspections for clearance and chafing of an
auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel tube assembly in the tail cone area
of the airplane, and corrective actions if necessary.