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June 21, 2007

News From Paris: The Battle Is Joined

Airbus Order Announcements Keep Coming In

As in years past, the 2007 Paris Air Show -- like its even-year counterpart in Farnborough, England -- has proven to be a boon for Airbus, but the significance of this year's performance, in particular, should resonate throughout the commercial airline industry.

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FAA Grounds Controversial SLC Air Traffic Rerouting Plan

Ski Resorts, Homeowner, Airlines Opposed Traffic Pattern Change

Finally, after more than four years, a decision has been made -- albeit a temporary one. The Federal Aviation Administration decided Tuesday the air traffic pattern over Salt Lake City International Airport will remain as is.

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ANN Special Feature: James Alman, Cyber Defense Systems - 06.21.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with James Alman, Vice President of Cyber Defense Systems, Incorporated. The company's Cyber Bug is a tiny, unmanned law-enforcement aircraft which just got an experimental a

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Union Demands FAA Oversight of Overseas Aircraft Repair Stations

Group Says Cutting Costs in Aircraft Maintenance Has "Serious Implications"

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr., testified Wednesday before the United States Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of overseas aircraft repair stations.

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Woman Encourages Flight To Wait for Tardy Husband... With a Bomb Threat

Hoax Discovered In Time To Avert Emergency Landing

A woman claimed there was a bomb on board a Turkish commercial jet Wednesday in an attempt to delay the flight so her husband, who was running late, wouldn't miss it.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-01 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777 airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-06 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Airbus Receives Approval For Cell Phone Use While Flying

Last Available Phone-Free Refuge Threatened

Airbus announced this week it received airworthiness certification for a cell-phone system onboard its aircraft. On Monday, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Airbus' GSM on-board system, for cell phone and Blackberry device use while flying.

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Chinese Pilots Struggling With English, Country Demands Improvement

8,000 Still Need To Pass English Exam

China is currently experiencing an economic surge that has caused a boom in airline travel... but officials admit service, training and hardware standards are having problems keeping pace.

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Continental Passengers Deal With Sewage On Trans-Atlantic Flight

Unscheduled Pit Stop Didn't Quite Take Care Of The Problem

More than 200 passengers on a recent transatlantic flight on Continental Airlines were subjected to more than bad food and stiff legs -- they had to endure seven hours in the air with raw sewage.

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