Past problems with the rudder mechanisms on Boeing 737s are
receiving attention once again, with the American manufacturer and
airlines banding together to protest the US government's plan to
require closer monitoring of those systems by 2008.
Cites No Crew Coordination Of Runway After Takeoff
Based on last summer's accident involving Comair flight 5191,
and five other previous accidents and/or incidents of crews using
the wrong runway for take off, the NTSB has issued specific
recommendations to amend the FAR Part 121 rules.
There may be a "window" of opportunity in the United States'
long-running dispute with Europe over development aid for Airbus
and Boeing aircraft. In fact, a top US trade official says an
agreement on the contentious issue may occur as soon as the end of
Rumors of an impending merger decision swirled around United
Airlines' annual investor briefing Tuesday... but management kept
quiet on whether the airline was looking at making a bid for a
Boeing announced Tuesday that US-based aviation investment firm
Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC (GAP), acting on behalf of one of
its investment funds, has ordered three Boeing 777 Freighters. GAP
also has an option to purchase one additional airplane.