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April 30, 2005

CASA Urgent AD: Arrius

AD Number: AD/ARRIUS/7 High Pressure Turbine 6/2005 TX Applicability: Turbomeca ARRIUS 2F engines which are fitted to Eurocopter EC120B helicopters. Requirement: Do not operate engines fitted with number 2 modules as listed in Alert Fax TURBOMECA 057/05/DSO/TM. Engines may be operated after the engine has received inspection/rework at an approved repair center. Compliance: From the effective date of this Directive. This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 30 April 2005. Background: Following an accident involving an EC1 208, the initial investigation of the Arrius 2F engine showed that one HP blade was totally released from the HP disk. This blade was contained inside the containment rin

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CASA Urgent AD: Airbus

AD Number: AD/A320/174 Air Data/Inertial Reference Unit 6/2005 DM Applicability: Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series aeroplanes equipped with at least one Northrop-Grumman (previously Litton) Air Data/Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) (AIRBUS modification 24852 or 25108 or 25336 or 26002 or 28218).

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CASA Urgent AD: Thielert Piston Engines

AD Number: AD/THIELERT/4 Subject: Introduction of Chapter 5 to TAE125-01 Operation and Maintenance Manual 6/2005 DM Applicability: Thielert Aircraft Engine Model TAE125-01.

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NBAA Responds To Inaccurate General Media Report (Again)

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen has issued the following statement in response to an April 26, 2005, article, published in USA Today, which focused on business aircraft use.

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It's Official: NASA Announces July Launch Window

Much Still To Do

NASA announced Friday that July 13 to 31 is the new launch-planning window for the Space Shuttle Discovery mission. The new window gives the agency time to do additional work to ensure a safe Return to Flight for Discovery and its crew.

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Hajaig Denies Terror Ties

UK Flight Student Emails Atlanta TV Station

Who me? Couldn't be. That's the gist of an email purportedly sent by terror suspect Zayead Christopher Hajaig to Atlanta's WXIA-TV, after the former flight student sparked a worldwide terror alert because of his supposedly suspicious behavior at a flight school in Lawrenceville, GA.

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NATCA Study Purports To Unravel Air Traffic Control Funding Myths

Report May Come In Handy On Capitol Hill Next Week

With Congress set to examine Federal Aviation Administration financing and the Aviation Trust Fund next week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association says its report on the fund provides a fact-based framework for policy discussions on financing and explains why current budget proposals represent a major shift in government priorities.

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NBAA Commends Prompt Action in House On Bills To Reopen DCA To GA

NBAA has joined in the praise for Congressional leaders who have advanced two recently introduced pieces of legislation for reopening Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to general aviation.

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What We're Seeing At AEA (Part One)

New product announcements came fast and furious at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Dallas, Texas.

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FAA Lowers Safety Rating for Ghana

The FAA has announced that Ghana does not comply with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), following a reassessment of its civil aviation authority.

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Moody Pulls Out All The Stops

Treats VIPs To Stellar Tour Of SAR Facility

Moody Air Force Base, home of the 347th Rescue Wing and the only active duty combat-search-and-rescue wing in the US Air Force, pulled out all stops April 26 for a visiting group of civic leaders.

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EAA Chapter 2 Celebrates Historic Vote For Smith Field

Airport Saved

When the Fort Wayne-Allen County (Indiana) Airport Authority board voted unanimously Monday in favor of a resolution to keep Arthur Smith Field (SMD) open indefinitely on Monday, about 50 people in attendance-the vast majority EAA Chapter 2 members-stood and cheered for several minutes.

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Learjet STC Approved For AHS-1000

Now Approved For Lear 31, 35, 36 Series

Rockwell Collins says its AHS-1000 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation on the Learjet 31/35/35A/36/36A aircraft. The announcement was made today at the Aircraft Electronics Association Convention in Dallas.

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National Air Transportation Foundation Awards 2005 Scholarships

Pioneers of Flight Scholarship Goes To Purdue Student

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF), the research and educational arm of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), announced the winners of the Foundation's scholarship programs following NATA’s Annual Convention and Aviation Industry Week trade show.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.30.05)

"By their actions, House leaders are reaffirming that the time has long since come and gone for federal security officials to implement a plan that protects security while bringing economic activity back to National Airport." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, after a House committee voted to send to the floor of the House legislation on reopening Reagan National Airport to general aviation traffic.

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Georgia TFR: 05.02.05

NOTAM: 5/3373 Issued: 04/29/2005 21:10 Effective: 05/02/2005 13:45 - 05/02/2005 16:45 State: GA Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: VIP Description: SMYRNA, GEORGIA, MAY 2 2005 LOCAL. 

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Georgia TFR: 05.02.05

NOTAM: 5/3365 Issued: 04/29/2005 18:50 Effective: 05/02/2005 16:55 - 05/02/2005 21:35 State: GA Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: VIP Description: BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA, MAY 2 2005 LOCAL. 

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