EAA Urgeing Owners To 'Not To Fly Those Aircraft Until
A note from EAA to ANN came today in which EAA they are urging
owners of Zodiac CH601XL and CH650 aircraft to not fly those
airplanes until wing maintenance is completed to comply with the
FAA's Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin released
The University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of
Aerospace Sciences has added six new Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft
for delivery next month, bringing its Cessna fleet to 44 new
aircraft added in the past 18 months.
Unite, the union which represents most of the 14,000 British
Airways cabin crew workers, says negotiations with the airline have
stalled, and that it is mulling the possibility of a strike. The
union leadership met Monday at Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey to
discuss a possible labor action.
Demonstrates New Chinook Technology To Pilots In Theater
Experimental test pilot Army Chief Warrant Officer Cary Nadeau
views his job as being the consumer advocate for Army aviators. And
like any good consumer advocate, he reaches out to his customers -
in his case, in combat zones.
Illegally Exported Controlled Aircraft Components To Iran
Laura Wang-Woodford, a U.S. citizen who served as a director of
Monarch Aviation Pte Ltd., a Singapore company that imported and
exported military and commercial aircraft components for more than
20 years, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn to 46
months in prison.
Brings More Than 20 Aircraft To The Humanitarian
Wayfarer Aviation announced recently it would be joining the
Corporate Angel Network (CAN). Through the alliance with the
nonprofit charitable organization, Wayfarer will be joining the
ranks of more than 530 corporate flight departments providing free
travel on empty legs to critically ill cancer patients.
An unscheduled weather advisory issued by Center Weather Service
Unit meteorologists for ATC use to alert pilots of existing or
anticipated adverse weather conditions within the next 2 hours. A
CWA may modify or redefine a SIGMET.
Aero-Linx: FAA Lighting Systems
Group - REIL
The REIL (Runway End Identifier Lights) provides rapid and
positive identification of the end of the runway. The system
consists of two synchronized flashing lights, unidirectional or
omni-directional, one on each corner of the runway-landing
threshold at an angle of 10 to 15 degrees.
"...the FAA is strongly recommending that owners and
operators of Zodiac CH601XL and CH650 aircraft comply with actions
outlined in a forthcoming safety directive/alert to address those
concerns. The FAA is urging that the aircraft not be flown until
the maintenance is completed."
Source: From the FAA's SAIB
issued in the aftermath of several accidents since April 2009
involving those particular Zodiac models of aircraft. The agency's
investigation, done in cooperation with the aircraft manufacturer,
uncovered areas of concern related to wing structure, airspeed
calibration, stick-force characteristics, among other items...