The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide, With Dr. Brent Blue
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.12.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.12.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Dangers Of Carbon
Monoxide: 12.12.07 (ANN Special Report, with physician and
Senior AME Dr. Brent Blue)
In a move that wasn't unexpected -- but still paints a gloomy
picture -- on Wednesday the International Air Transport Association
lowered its 2008 profit forecast for airlines worldwide, citing
high fuel costs as the primary reason for the downturn.
American Legend Aircraft Company announced this week the
planemaker has partnered with a local FAA Designated Pilot Examiner
and Certified Flight Instructor to provide tailwheel instruction
specific to the operation of the Legend Cub. Carol Walker operates
a flying school in Midlothian, TX, a short 100-mile trip southwest
of Legend's headquarters in Sulphur Springs. She specializes in
tailwheel instruction and Sport Pilot training.
Technicians and engineers in NASA's space shuttle program plan
to test the engine cutoff (ECO) sensor system onboard space shuttle
Atlantis by pumping super-cold liquid hydrogen into the external
fuel tank. The test is tentatively planned for December 18, and
will be conducted on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center where
Atlantis remains poised for launch.
Racing The Clock To Reposition Rover For Martian Winter
It's a race against the clock... at 10 mm/second. NASA engineers
are becoming concerned the Mars Spirit Rover may miss a deadline to
reposition itself in time for the Martian winter. If the craft
cannot be parked with its solar panels aimed at the sun by
Christmas, it risks starving its batteries beyond the point of
We've been hearing for quite awhile about NASA's Orion space
capsule, and how it will replace the retiring space shuttle fleet
in the next decade. But despite all the work done to date, one
major design issue has yet to be resolved...
AD NUMBER: 2007-25-08
MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-08
SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing
airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France
(ECF) model helicopters.
AD NUMBER: 2007-25-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-07
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC)
Model 206A and 206B helicopters, serial numbers (S/N) 0004 through
3906, with two-piece vertical stabilizer (fin) supports (fin
supports) installed, that requires inserting a revision into the
applicable maintenance manual, verifying the torque on the fin
support attachment hardware, inspecting the fin support bracket and
fins for paint or gaps, and inspecting the fin support bracket for
cracking, and if a crack is found, replacing the two-piece vertical
fin support with a one-piece casting support.
AD NUMBER: 2007-25-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700,-700C, -800, and -900
New 27,000 Square Foot Hangar Caps School's Full
Delta Connection Academy formally unveiled Tuesday its completed
27,000-square foot hangar at Sanford International Airport in
Florida, during a grand opening held to celebrate a capstone event
in the Academy’s extensive renovation and expansion.
A preliminary investigation into the November 30 loss of an
Atlasjet MD-83 near Isparta, Turkey indicates pilot error led to
the loss of the aircraft and all 57 persons onboard, Turkish media
GRAIL Mission To Determine What Makes The Moon Tick
At a Monday meeting of the American Geophysical Union, NASA's
Associate Administrator for Science Alan Stern announced the
selection of a new mission that will peer deep inside the moon to
reveal its anatomy and history.
It ain't over 'til it's over... but, yeah, it's probably over.
Fueled by a large surge in orders from China, Airbus lays claim to
1,204 gross orders for its planes in 2007, 50 more than rival
Boeing... but, for the moment anyway, the American planemaker has
the lead in net orders.
The Experimental Aircraft Association announced Tuesday Jack J.
Pelton, chairman, president, and CEO at Cessna Aircraft Company,
has confirmed he will extend his chairmanship of the EAA Gathering
of Eagles Committee for two more years -- in line with
Cessna’s pledge to serve as hosting sponsor of the EAA
Gathering of Eagles event through 2009.
Boy, the parents of this kid have some explaining to do. An
employee event Sunday morning at the Agusta Aerospace facility at
Philadelphia's Northeast Airport (PNE) turned into something
between an inadvertant ski trip, and chaotic free-for-all, when the
hangar filled with fire suppression foam.
Atlantic Southeast Airlines is moving its headquarters into a
203,000 square-foot hangar at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson
International Airport -- which is also home to its sole customer,
Delta Air Lines.
The mission of the Pacific Airfields Project is to document,
through description and photos, each airfield that was used in the
Pacific War during World War II. This includes airfields used by
both Axis and Allied powers from Hawaii to Australia to China to
the Aleutians and everywhere in between.
"The Delta Connection Academy is proud to be among the
very best in the industry. A strong sense of pride has marked each
student and graduate as belonging to a cadre of excellence. We
continue to fine-tune the Academy and enhance all the elements that
have marked us as innovative and cutting-edge in training some of
the world’s best pilots."
Source: Doug Blissit, Vice President of Delta
Air-Elite and Delta Connection Academy. The pilot training center
formally unveiled Tuesday its completed 27,000-square foot hangar
at Sanford International Airport in Florida, during a grand opening
held to celebrate a capstone event in the Academy’s extensive
renovation and expansion.