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
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.
Group Says Cutting Costs in Aircraft Maintenance Has "Serious
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.
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.
AD NUMBER: 2007-13-07
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.
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