ANN REALTIME UPDATE 09.01.06 1400 EDT: We're learning more of
the circumstances that led an Iran Air Tour Tupolev Tu-154 to catch
fire after landing earlier today in the northeastern Iran city of
Finds Cracking In Rear Wing Spars of D-Model Regional
Acting on reports of cracks found in the wings of two Raytheon
(Beechcraft) 1900D regional turboprops, the FAA has issued an
emergency airworthiness directive calling for the immediate visual
inspection of the left and right wing rear spar lower caps for
cracking, and other damage.
Just the other day... Aero-News reported on
Boeing's decision to build a maintenance facility in central India.
At that time, Boeing said it foresees the need for more than 850
new commercial aircraft in India over the next 20 years. So why,
then, is Boeing suddenly worried about the financial well-being of
the commercial aviation industry in India?
No one thought anything about it when a 17-year-old girl flying
from Malta to Sofia, Bulgaria, fell asleep on the plane. I mean,
who among us hasn't fallen asleep on a long flight? But this young
woman must've been VERY tired.
Dallas-based LCC Southwest Airlines announced
this week that Greg Wells will become the Senior Vice President of
Operations at the popular airline, effective September 1, 2006. The
new leadership position will report to Mike Van de Ven, Southwest's
newly named Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations.