Nutplates Used On 737s Since August '07 Lack Anti-Corrosive
Boeing has announced a delay in the delivery of its 737
airliners to replace fasteners that were manufactured without a
required anti-corrosive cadmium coating, and is making plans to
inspect 394 of the 737s already in service with the defective
US and Mexican investigators speculate the
downing of a Learjet 45 in Mexico City on November
4 was caused by the combination of wake turbulence
from a landing airliner and the pilots’ unfamiliarity with
An investigation by the Department of Transportation determined
Federal Aviation Administration officials again misrepresented
numerous breaches of safety at Dallas-Fort Worth International
Airport, according to a new report released by the US Office of
25 Light-Years Away, Seven Years Of Persistent Research Pays
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible-light
snapshot of a planet circling another star. The team of astronomers
who made the discovery includes researchers at NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.
Provisions For The Future, Maintenance, And Expansion Of
Brent Taylor, Treasurer of the Air Power Museum, and Executive
Director of the Antique Airplane Association based at Antique
Airfield (IA27) in Blakesburg, IA announced this week the creation
of an endowment that will support and preserve the APM.
Must Withstand Forces Up To 1.5 Times Of Highest Expected
Boeing completed destructive testing Saturday on a full-scale
composite wing box of the 787 Dreamliner, the first all-composite
wing box ever built for a Boeing commercial airplane. This test is
part of the certification process for the all-new jetliner.
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the
nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to
helicopters. They collect, restore and display historic aircraft
and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing
"We're replacing them as we find them. Also to be
addressed is the in-service fleet, and we're still working on a
plan for that."
Source: Boeing spokeswoman Vicki Ray. Boeing
has announced a delay in the delivery of its 737 airliners to
replace fasteners that were manufactured without a required
anti-corrosive cadmium coating, and is making plans to inspect 394
of the 737s already in service with the defective parts.