What's good enough for Boeing, isn't good enough for Airbus...
as the European planemaker said this week it's highly unlikely it
will sign General Electric to provide a version of its GEnx
turbofan for the upcoming Airbus A350 XWB.
AD NUMBER: 2007-12-08
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A340-211, -212,
-311, and -312 airplanes.
Dreamliner Turbofans Slated For Cert Later This Year
Representatives with Rolls-Royce tell ANN the first pair of
Trent 1000 engines has been shipped by Rolls-Royce for installation
on the Boeing 787. The engines were dispatched from the company's
Derby, UK facilities on schedule.
System In Development Before Kennedy Terror Plot Uncovered
Fifty-seven miles of virtual fence designed to deter terrorists
is being installed at four major New York-area airports and is
expected to be in operation early next year. Modeled after systems
in place at Israel's Ben-Gurion and Baghdad's airports, the 'fence'
consists of a series of state-of-the-art heat, movement and video
sensors to detect terrorist threats.
Two US senators have demanded employee pension data from
American Airlines and Continental Airlines, after it was revealed a
last-minute change in pension laws was inserted into a military
funding bill approved two weeks ago.
The airlines have begun stuffing seatbacks with anti-general
aviation propaganda... appropriately enough, right next to the sick
bags. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN it has
been anticipating such stealthy maneuvers as the FAA funding debate
Will An ALPA Divided Continue To Stand At Airline?
Things may be coming to a head at US Airways, and within the Air
Line Pilots Association... as pilots on both sides of the
airlines's 2005 merger with America West, both represented by ALPA,
continue to bicker over a single contract.