Company Has Had Two Fatal Accidents In Only Five
ANN has learned that the PA46 that went down, killing five on
Friday, may have been experiencing some mode of gyro
problems. A Transport Canada CADORS incident report on
Friday's downing of a Piper PA-46 in Alberta, Canada, sheds
new light on the unfortunate accident.
According to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees
in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, the Boeing Company’s
decision to buy a large stake in a major supplier’s US plant
for the 787 is a necessary first step to bringing work back to the
experienced employees who can get the program back on schedule.
In its 50 years of flight, only six women have flown the U-2
'Dragon Lady.' Three of those six are currently in the Air
Force, and two of those three are currently fighting in operations
Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom with the 380th Air Expeditionary
Wing's 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, the only U-2
squadron in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility.
Raytheon's AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
successfully destroyed its target in a recent test engagement
of the newest variant of the combat-proven missile. The AIM-120D
AMRAAM was fired by a U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter
aircraft from the Navy's VX-31 squadron against a QF-4 target
drone. The missile guided to a direct hit, destroying the drone and
meeting all primary test objectives.
AirAsia X, the new long-haul low cost-carrier within the AirAsia
Group, has signed a firm contract for an additional 10 A330-300s,
which brings the airline's total order to 25 A330 aircraft. In June
2007, AirAsia X placed a first order to 15 A330s. The agreement was
signed by Azran Osman-Rani, AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer and
John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement education grant to
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. The grant supports
implementation of the Interdisciplinary National Science Program
Incorporating Research Experience, also known as INSPIRE, program
On Friday, March 28th, Geisinger Life Flight rolled out its
first, state-of-the-art EC145 from American Eurocopter. The
helicopter is the first of five in the Geisinger Life Flight fleet
and was introduced at the Life Flight base in State
“We are hopeful this is an indication that the
company realizes that not just anyone can engineer, design and
build these very complex aerospace products... Our members
have been saying for some time that this global network is not
Source: Ray Goforth, executive director of the
union representing engineers and technical workers at Boeing, in
commenting on the Boeing Company’s decision to buy a
large stake in a major supplier’s US plant for the 787.