AD NUMBER: 2008-07-09
MANUFACTURER: Boeing,McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-07-09
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for various transport category airplanes.
British Airways Suffers Third Day Of Cancellations
By the time this is over, the well-documented problems in 1994
with automated baggage handlers at Denver's then-new International
Airport -- including the system's propensity for hurtling missorted
bags -- may look like a walk in the park compared to the ongoing,
full-fledged breakdown at British Airways' new Terminal Five at
Former JetBlue CEO Sticks With Home Team For AirBrazil
This week, Embraer signed a contract with the newest Brazilian
airline, commanded by JetBlue founder and former CEO David
Neeleman, for the sale of 36 Embraer 195 jets. The agreement also
includes options for another 20 aircraft and purchase rights for 20
Multi-Year Deal Includes 26 CV-22s, 141 MV-22 Marine
The Bell Boeing Program Office announced Friday the US
Department of Defense awarded a $10.4 billion, five year Multi-Year
Procurement (MYP) contract to deliver 167 V-22 Osprey tiltrotor
aircraft. Bell Boeing is a strategic alliance between Bell
Helicopter and The Boeing Company.
Airline Alliances Key To Making It Work, Group Adds
It's been a long time coming... and for some, not long enough.
The much-vaunted Open Skies agreement between the United States and
the European Union comes into effect Sunday... and is set to
radically shake-up the transatlantic air travel market, according
to Deloitte member firm aviation specialists.
Will Market Supersonic Bizjet In Canada, South America
With its order book rapidly growing in Europe, Asia and the
Middle East, Aerion is ramping up its efforts closer to home. The
company has appointed Aero Toy Store, recognized as one of the
world's largest dealers in new and pre-owned private aircraft, to
exclusively market Aerion's Supersonic Business Jet in Canada,
Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.
"Everyone who had been queuing were annoyed and a lot
of jostling and arguing started. It is diabolical. I am a frequent
traveller and this is my worst experience ever -- it is absolutely
Source: Tony Pascoe, one of thousands of
passengers who suffered through chaotic scenes at British Airways'
new Terminal Five at London's Heathrow airport. Two weeks after the
brand-new facility was opened with much fanfare, T5 was the scene
this week of hundreds of flight cancellations, stranded passengers,
and at least one reported employee fistfight. The carrier says
things are returning to normal, with "only" 37 cancelled flights
expected for Sunday.