"A Thorough, Transparent Investigation... We Expect Nothing
The voices continue to rise in protest of the Brazilian
government's holding of pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino. The
following is the unedited text of a letter sent from Ed Bolen,
president of the National Business Aviation Association, to
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
While engine trouble kept it out of contention at this year's
Reno Air Races, it's a safe bet the modified Grumman F8F Bearcat
"Rare Bear" will once again grace the skies over Stead Field next
year. But Number 77 will be in the hands of a new owner.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6634
Issue Date: November 21, 2006 at 14:34 UTC
Location: Cabo Lobo, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
Beginning Date and Time: November 22, 2006 at 11:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: December 11, 2006 at 20:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Automated Flight Service
Agency Says Standby Parts Had Help In Falsifing Approvals
The FAA has just issued an alert to aircraft owners whose planes
may be flying with parts purchased from former distributor Standby
Parts, Inc. The agency says those parts were sold using fradulently
produced approval documents.
Boeing is holding out an olive branch of sorts to Russia's OAO
Aeroflot, extending the carrier's deadline to place an order for
787 Dreamliners until December 1. The move comes as Aeroflot has
increasingly hinted it would opt for Airbus' A350 instead.
A move by Canada's National Defense to "jump the line" and take
delivery of new helicopters and transport aircraft before the US
military may be just the ticket to bolster Canada's presence in
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.21.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.21.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- AOPA Expo 2006 Wrap-Up:
11.21.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Rob Finfrock's wrap-up
of what was news at AOPA Expo 2006.)
Aero-News has learned Ardmore Flying School of Auckland, New
Zealand, has recently taken delivery of a Frasca Mentor Advanced
Aviation Training Device (AATD) and a Frasca TruFlite FNPT II STD
(Flight & Navigation Procedures Trainer).
In Addition To Previous Call-Backs of Pilots and FAs
Delta Air Lines has announced plans to recall approximately 700
additional maintenance employees beginning in mid-December. This
latest recall expands on the approximately 200 previously
furloughed maintenance employees that have been recalled during the
last few months.
For all the problems Airbus currently faces with its largest
planes, such as the upcoming A350 and flagship A380... the
manufacturer is enjoying strong sales for its immensely popular
A320-family of smaller, single-aisle airliners.
This seems an odd reversal of NASA policy... after years of
debate over how to best dispose of unwanted detrius from the
International Space Station, the agency has come up with the
answer: open the door and throw it out.
Maj. Robert Mitchell Will Lead Canadian Demonstration Team
Aero-News has learned Major Robert Mitchell, 37, of Victoria, BC
was appointed as the Team Lead and Commanding Officer of 431 (Air
Demonstration) Squadron -- better known as the Canadian Forces
Snowbirds -- on November 14, following a competitive selection
Bell Helicopter's affiliate, Aeronautical Accessories Inc., has
received STC certification, STC number SR09376RC-D, for the
Hi-Visibility modification on the 407 passenger and litter doors.
Bell notes that the 407 is used by many law enforcement agencies
from the federal to the local level to accomplish their vital
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 embarked aboard
the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
(IKE), continue to provide close air support and reconnaissance to
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground
in Afghanistan as part of Operation Eagle.
"I hope that this will be part of a process to reinforce
transatlantic ties between American and Europe's aviation
communities. The students who visit us will be able to see with
their own eyes that aviation has only one universal language, and
that is the shared "passion for flight."
Source: EADS Socata Chairman and CEO
Stéphane Mayer, commenting on his company's partnership with
the EAA in offering an internship opportunity for two college
juniors -- one male, one female -- next summer.