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November 27, 2004

Saudi Women Cannot Drive... But They Can Fly!

Ms. Hanadi Hindi is a Saudi woman, and like all women in Saudi Arabia, she cannot drive to work. She also has to wear a veil, cannot travel alone and cannot socialize with men other than family.

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Net-Based PIREPS Improving NOAA Forecasts

Airline dispatchers and the NOAA National Weather Service have worked together over the past year to enhance the collection of critical weather data that will help improve air travel safety through more accurate forecasting.

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Santa Banned From Disneyland Airspace... Again!

Rumor has it that Mrs. Santa has banned Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the rest of the Disney gang from visits to the North Pole until further notice.

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US Airways FA's Preparing To Strike

The Association of Flight Attendants has mailed out over 5,000 ballots asking the membership to decide if it will authorize a strike against US Airways.

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German NIMBY's Force A380 Delivery Site Change

If you thought NIMBY's were only a problem in the United States, think again.

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Cessna 195 Crash Takes Lives Of Father And Son

It's one of those tragedies that happen on the worst days of the year.

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DOT IG: FAA Hazmat Enforcement Needs Improvement

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation has issued a new report on Friday, entitled "Report on New Approaches Needed in Managing FAA’s Hazardous Materials Program."

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GE, US Airways Agree To New Finance/Lease Terms

US Airways Group Inc., GE Capital Aviation Services, and GE Engine Services have reached a comprehensive agreement on aircraft leasing and financing, and engine services.

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Aero News Quote of the Day (11.27.04)

"The terrorists are not involved in any way whatsoever. This is Santa landing with his elves." Source: Ryan Williams, promotions director for Anaheim Town Square shopping center owner NewMark Merrill, commenting on Disney's opposition to the annual "Jingle Bell Jump" event in which Santa Claus skydives to the Square to being Christmas cheer and gifts. Disney opposes a waiver to the TFR over Disneyland in Anaheim for the event, claiming that it would make the theme park vulnerable to terrorists.

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AD: OMF

AD NUMBER: 2004-24-02

MANUFACTURER: Ostmecklenburgische Flugzeugbau GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-24-02 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Ostmecklenburgische Flugzeugbau GmbH (OMF) Model OMF-100-160 airplanes.

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