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August 26, 2007
AD NUMBER: 2007-17-21
MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-21
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for PW JT9D-7R4 series turbofan engines.
Increases Stake In Aerospace Company To 100 Percent
Northrop Grumman Corporation reported last week it has completed
a transaction that increases its ownership in Scaled Composites,
LLC from approximately 40 percent to 100 percent.
Say Aviation Needs A Strong Hand At FAA
General aviation and the airlines will probably never agree on
the FAA funding issue... but when it comes to choosing an FAA
administrator, all of aviation is flying in formation, according to
the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Balloon Caught Fire On Takeoff; Survivors Jumped From
At least two passengers onboard a hot air balloon were lost when
the aircraft burst into flames as it took off on a twilight
sightseeing flight, and fell onto an RV park in western Canada.
Allows Turbans To Be Searched
Members of the Sikh faith in the United States aren't pleased
with a new TSA airport security policy, which allows screeners to
pat down turbans.
CBP Crew Tracked Semi-Submersible Boat
There's a reason the US Customs and Border Protection agency
snaps up P-3 Orion submarine-hunter surveillance planes when
they're finished with their service in the US Navy. This week, a
CBP Orion crew participated in the successful capture of four
smugglers, and 11 bales of cocaine, off a semi-submersible
Unknown If Plane Shot Down, Section Of Forest On Fire
As if things weren't tense enough between Russia and Georgia.
What is believed to be a Russian aircraft was fired upon by
Georgian forces after it breached Georgian airspace Friday.
Passengers Subdue Man With Duct Tape, Seatbelt
Argh! For the last time: you should not attempt to open the
cabin door of a commercial airliner while inflight... OK?
Participating In 'Operation Deep Freeze'
A US serviceman was transported to a local hospital after
reportedly falling off the top of a C-17 cargo plane Saturday
$500 Million Pricetag Reportedly Not An Issue
A USAF aircrew displaying a B-52 bomber at the Moscow Air Show
last week was shocked, to say the least, when a wealthy Russian
offered to buy their aircraft.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit educational
organization located in Addison, Texas.
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assembled. Parts are assembled in jigs to assure alignment and
uniformity, as well as to simplify tasks such as welding.
"That is no problem. It is such a cool
Source: An unidentified Russian businessman,
who reportedly tried to purchase the B-52 Stratofortress bomber on
display at last week's Moscow Air Show.
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