The German manufacturer of the 328-jet program -- AvCraft
Aerospace GmbH -- has filed for insolvency. The next step includes
the probable shut-down of production for its 30-seater (formerly
Dornier) 328-jets, acording to European media reports.
The DOT, making final part of a February 22nd proposed decision,
Thursday confirmed Continental Airlines as a new entrant in the
US-China air market and awarded the carrier seven weekly passenger
flights for rights that will become available on March 25 for a new
daily trip between Newark, NJ, and Beijing.
Boyer Tells Airport Conference Each Airport Could Lose $150,000
The Bush Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2006
is bad for general aviation airports and could cause each eligible
airport to lose a $150,000 "entitlement" next year. AOPA had worked
hard to put that aid for small airports into law several years ago.
That threat to GA airports was one of the key points in AOPA
President Phil Boyer's keynote speech Tuesday night to the FAA's
Eastern Region Twenty-eighth Annual Airport Conference in Hershey,
Russian officials still don't know what caused a Regional
Airlines Antonov AN-24 to go down on the Arctic Coast Wednesday,
but they're getting an earful from witnesses. Of the 52 people on
board the aircraft, 24 survived and Russian authorities now say the
survivors will probably all pull through.
A stern warning and shake of the finger to Japan Airlines (JAL)
and its parent company from the government in Tokyo, which issued
what it calls an "operational correction" to the company over a
series of what Japanese media reports called "dangerous
One of our favorite news-spies dropped this on us a little
while ago... a copy of a memo that the FAA's Air Traffic guru, Russ
Chew (below, right), sent to his troops in an obvious attempt to
pump up their morale and put a positive spin on their recent
We thought you might find it interesting....
New Evidence of Aviation Security Gaps
Supports Mechanics' Warnings to Congress
When representatives of the nation's largest aircraft mechanics
union, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), made
their latest round of visits to Congressional offices in Washington
last week, their long-standing warnings about gaping holes in
America's aviation security and safety system got the full
attention of their listeners.
The not-so-fun-loving folks at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In have
cancelled one of sport aviation's longest running performance
races. The races were some of Sport Aviation's purest go-fast
races... simple 60/100 mile, go-as-fast-as-you-can/dare races over
a triangular course that started and ended at Lakeland,
By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs
He was one of the first people ever involved with Airbus when
the European consortium launched more than 30 years ago. In fact,
if you look at Airbus's contract for its very first jet engine,
you'll find his name on the document: Harry Stonecipher.
Lost Tail Off Cuba Leads To Fleet-Wide Examination
The inspection of Airbus tail feathers, ordered in the wake of
an alarming, but fortunately non-fatal, inflight separation of an
A310's composite rudder, is a little bit different from the usual
Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen Flies 1,000,000 Hours
Without Class "A" Mishap
Maj. Keith Kincannon and 1st. Lt. Justin Howe made Naval
Aviation history last Thursday as they shut down their helicopter
after a training flight. They had flown the squadron's
1,000,000th Class "A" Mishap free flight hour.
War stories Desert Storm to Operation Iraqi Freedom
By Aleta* Vinas ANN Correspondent
The seven veterans on stage have flown FA-18s to KC135s from
Desert Storm to Operation Iraqi Freedom, yet there was not an ego
evident or an ounce of testosterone to be found. These veterans
were women and the shared some of their stories with the audience
on the closing day of the Women in Aviation International
Manufacturing Facility To Be Located In Ogden, Utah, Bringing
"Hundreds" Of Jobs
Adam Aircraft announced Wednesday it will open a manufacturing
and assembly operation in Ogden, UT, bringing with it "hundreds" of
aviation-related jobs. There was no immediate indication from the
company, however, about when the plant would start hiring.
The Place to Find Encouragement and Aviation Dollars
By Rose Dorcey
Looking for a way to jumpstart or advance your aviation
training? There's no better place to begin than with Women in
Aviation, International (WAI). Over half-a-million dollars in
scholarships was given to over 50 WAI members at the 16th Annual
International Women in Aviation Conference last week in Dallas.
Examines 30-Year History Of Transportation Safety
On its 30th anniversary as a separate, independent agency, the
National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday issued a new
publication that examines the safety improvements that have
resulted from over three decades of transportation accident
“My civilian job is flying for
Victoria’s Secret. I fly the G4 and RJ. I do get a
Source: Air Force Lt. Jackie Fleming is about
to transition back to being a traditional reservist after flying
C141s in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
AD NUMBER: 2005-06-02
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 series
AD NUMBER: 2005-06-03
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes.
This AD requires replacing, with improved parts, certain existing
fluorescent light lamp holders located in the ceiling panels and
life raft ceiling support housings, and behind the overhead stowage
compartments in the main cabin.