Company Touts High Level Of Available Safety Features
The folks at Aircraft Manufacturing & Development Co. (AMD)
told ANN Friday of the first BRS parachute installation in a Zodiac
601XL light sport aircraft (LSA). The aircraft was certified
January 30, 2007.
A ground worker at Naples Municipal Airport (APF) in Florida was
killed Wednesday night, when he accidentally drove an airport tug
under the wing of a parked aircraft, and was pinned between the
wing and the ground vehicle.
Small Business Owners Invited To Submit Comments Before
After receiving requests from the Small Business Administration
regarding proposed changes to the regulations affecting how
production parts are approved for entry into service, the FAA
Friday agreed to extend the comment period on its Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) until April 2.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.16.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.16.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Change In Leadership At GAMA:
02.16.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Jack Pelton and new
Chairman John Grisik.)
We have a race on our hands... a race to determine which
airline, Delta or Northwest, exits bankruptcy first. On Thursday,
Northwest Airlines presented its disclosure statement to the US
Bankruptcy Court, detailing its plan to emerge from Chapter 11
sometime in the second quarter of this year.
Aerospace education was quite the draw at the 2007 Women in
Aviation's annual conference in Orlando, FL Thursday, bringing
together nearly 100 teachers and others with an interest in sharing
their love of aviation and aerospace with young people.
At his company's annual financial analyst meeting held Thursday,
Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne announced
record results for the second consecutive year for Falcon business
Organization Focuses On Professional Networking And
For first-time Women in Aviation International exhibitor
National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA), its introduction to WAI
comes nearly 15 years after the organization started as a
professional network for gay and lesbian pilots and aviation
enthusiasts around the world.
AD NUMBER: 2007-04-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-135
airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR,
-145MP, and -145EP airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-04-01
MANUFACTURER: Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-01
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for the products listed above.
AD NUMBER: 2007-04-02
MANUFACTURER: CTRM Aviation Sdn. Bhd.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) to supersede AD 2004-11-04, which applies to all CTRM Aviation
Sdn. Bhd. (Formerly Eagle Aircraft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.) Model
Eagle 150B airplanes.
Says Airline Passengers Pay "95 Percent" Of ATC Costs
Below is the unedited transcript of FAA Administrator Marion
Blakey's statements Thursday before the Senate Commerce Committee,
Subcommittee on Aviation on Financing Reform Proposal, regarding
the FAA reauthorization bill announced Wednesday.
In a release, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA)
has voiced its response to the FAA's just-released reauthorization
proposal which would incorporate a host of new operational and
certification user fees and establish an Air Transportation System
In part one of this report, you read about NATCA's concern
with the FAA's staffing policies. Atlanta tower controller Gary
Brittain related an incident that almost led to disaster when a
controller cleared a jet for takeoff into landing traffic -- an
incident he blames on fatigue resulting from inadequate staffing.
Today ANN concludes its coverage of NATCA's press
Welcome To Airline Math 101, Please Take Out Your Abacuses
There may be light at the end of the bankruptcy tunnel for Delta
Air Lines... but there's also a lot of red. The Atlanta, GA-based
carrier announced this week its fourth quarter loss increased to
almost $2 billion, due to its continued reorganization efforts.
Cessna Aircraft Company has told ANN, for the 11th consecutive
year, it will support the Women in Aviation, International (WAI)
Conference currently underway at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
in Walt Disney World, FL.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has informed
ANN the Federal Air Surgeon has given Aviation Medical Examiners
(AMEs) permission to accept printouts from the association's
first-of-its-kind online medical assistant called TurboMedical.
ANN has learned Airborne Systems Group, a recognized leader in
the development of parachute systems specializing in aerial
delivery, rescue and survival equipment and engineering services,
hosted a two day event for military customers from allied
countries around the world to participate in a demonstration of its
newest parachute delivery technology.
"Despite all the hype you’ve undoubtedly been
hearing, moving to a user fee system is hardly unprecedented. In
fact, I mentioned several countries before, but here’s
another list to think about: Barbados, Brunei, Guinea-Bisau,
Kiribati, Kuwait, Namibia, Sao Tome & Principe, Swaziland,
Togo, Tuvalu. That list represents the only countries that do not
charge for the actual cost of ATC services. Do we really want to
most powerful nation on earth to remain on that
Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey,
speaking before the Senate Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on
Aviation on Financing Reform Proposal, regarding the FAA
reauthorization bill announced Wednesday.