AD NUMBER: 2006-18-04
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-04
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) airplanes
and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440)
Champion Out As A380 Chief; Replaced By Former A320 Head
It was a day of highs and lows for several individuals at Airbus
Monday. As 474 eager employee volunteers took their seats for the
first of four passenger-carrying test flights of the Airbus A380...
the European planemaker showed the head if the troubled program,
Charles Champion, the door.
Decision Comes After Defense Minister Views Documentary
One day after a private showing of the documentary film "Fuerza
Aerea S.A." ("Air Force Inc."), the Argentine government has
announced it will demilitarize control of general aviation
regulation and oversight activities. The film contains scenes which
depict serious flaws in aviation security.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.04.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- All About The Rotodyne:
09.04.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Al Waddill of Groen
Brothers Aviation on the next generation of military
Residents of such mid-sized cities as Omaha, NE; Fargo, ND;
Little Rock, AR; Tulsa, OK; and Kansas City, MO were astounded to
discover last week that after the firestorm that was the Lexington,
KY disaster, their airports were frequently staffed at night by
only one controller.
Retired USAF Lt. Gen. Harry Goodall died when the small aircraft
he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff from McGregor
Municipal Airport around 8:00am September 2, 2006. He was the sole
In a depressingly familiar story, another Mitsubishi MU-2 twin-
turboprop has gone down in Florida, killing its pilot.
Friday's crash follows the loss of the same type
aircraft less than a week earlier in the state, where a Michigan
Say IAU Decision Doesn't Represent Entire
The demotion of lowly Pluto from planetary status has ignited a
firestorm of controversy in academic and astronomical circles...
including, understandably, from friends and colleagues of the late
Clyde Tombaugh... who discovered Pluto in 1930.
The War Risk Insurance Program, a little known
government-sponsored project that helped American air carriers
resume their schedules after 9/11, is about to lapse. If it does,
you will be paying more for your ticket and not because of the
rising price of jet fuel.
Each month, the National Association of Flight Instructors
(NAFI) announces their picks for a very special breed of aviation
educator. Each receives the honor of Master Instructor -- and in
August, NAFI recognized one of our own.
"It's very definite that if the airlines are forced to
pay higher premiums, the cost is going to be reflected in higher
fares to passengers."
Source: Shalem Massey, a California aviation
industry attorney, on The War Risk Insurance Program -- a little
known government-sponsored project that helped American air
carriers resume their schedules after 9/11.