AD NUMBER: 2009-08-04
MANUFACTURER: Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-08-04
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model BH.125 series
600A airplanes and Model HS.125 series 700A airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2009-08-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-08-03
SUMMARY: We are adopting a superseding airworthiness
directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
Limited (BHTC) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, 222,
222B,222U, 230, 407, 427, and 430 helicopters.
AD NUMBER: 2009-08-05
MANUFACTURER: Liberty Aerospace Inc.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-08-05
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Liberty Aerospace Incorporated Model XL-2
Sued For Compensation Over Use Of Alloy In Shuttle External
Boeing recently scored a big legal win, and a potentially even
greater payoff. Earlier this month, the American aerospace titan
won a patent-infringement claim filed against NASA regarding the
material used to construct external fuel tanks for the space
Charity Auction Offers Meal With Astronaut John Glenn
Hall of Fame Astronaut John Glenn is putting himself on the
auction block to raise money for college scholarships for top
engineering and science students through the Astronaut Scholarship
Foundation's online Auction of Astronaut Experiences &
Memorabilia, which opened this week online.
With the stroke of a pen, the FAA on Tuesday agreed to work in
cooperation with China to share best environmental practices at
airports in the two countries. The agreement was reached at the
US-China Aviation Symposium in Beijing.
Complaints Decrease As Well; Five Flights Stranded On Ground
Over Four Hours
The nation's largest airlines had a higher rate of on-time
flights this past February than in either February of last year or
in January 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report
released Thursday by the US Department of Transportation.
Boeing's Productivity-Per-Dollar Lags In Comparison
Details of a study measuring productivity levels of Airbus and
Boeing workers, posted this week on an aerospace analyst's blog,
found the European planemaker has a distinct advantage relative to
the cost of employing them.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.09.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.09.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Friends Of Sikorsky Airport:
04.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI David
Portable Equipment Much Cheaper Than Individual Installs
Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) announced Wednesday a
large-scale rollout of Traffic Information Service (TIS) by
providing its entire staff of flight instructors with an MRX
Portable Collision Avoidance System by Zaon Flight Systems.
On Saturday, April 11 from 10am-3pm, Performance Flight in White
Plains, NY will host an Open House, welcoming anyone interested in
learning to fly, purchasing an aircraft, or booking charter
There are few families so uniquely identified with the world of general aviation as is the Lopresti clan. For those not familiar with the LoPresti legacy, the patriarch of the brood, Roy Lopresti, was the prolific and innovative aircraft designer was the creative force behind the Grumman Tiger, Cheetah, Cougar and the Mooney 201, 232, 252 and 301. Oh, and also NASA's Lunar Lander. What you might (NOT) call an underachiever...
A General Aviation Dynasty Continues To Grow (Part 2)
There are few families so uniquely identified with the world of
general aviation as is the Lopresti clan. For those not familiar
with the LoPresti legacy, the patriarch of the brood, Roy Lopresti,
was the prolific and innovative aircraft designer was the creative
force behind the Grumman Tiger, Cheetah, Cougar and the Mooney 201,
232, 252 and 301.
Could Contentious Bidding Process Finally Be Resolved?
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has removed a little more of
the mystery from the twice-stalled KC-X aerial tanker contract
competition. Florida Today reports Gates will try to choose a
contractor by the end of this summer.
European aerospace consortium EADS -- struggling with the late, overbudget Airbus A400M military
transport program -- has responded to cold feet on the
part of a development partner with a daring bluff.
Erick Young, a widely recognized authority on infrared
astronomy, has been appointed science mission operations director
for NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, or
SOFIA. The airborne observatory is currently under development at
NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA.
$8.8 Million To Be Spent On Renovations To Runway 13L/31R
Officials with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
learned Wednesday the airport received a second grant from the
recently passed federal stimulus bill, known officially as the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The stimulus
funds, which will be distributed by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), total $8.8 million and will be used for the
renovation of Runway 13L/31R, including lighting and surface
Airnorth Will Operate Plane Under Lease With JetScape
Embraer delivered an Embraer 170 jet this week to Australia's
Darwin-based Airnorth, during a ceremony held at Embraer's
headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The
airline is the launch customer of the Embraer 170 in Australia, and
is now adding this new aircraft to its fleet. The jet will be
operated by Airnorth under a lease with Jetscape, Inc., and comes
from Jetscape's firm orders.
"Fly-Thru" Service Puts Customers In Re-engined Jets
Sierra Industries announced this week a unique new program that
takes business jet maintenance to a higher level. Modeled after the
type of service provided by premium automotive service centers,
Sierra's new program provides a free loaner aircraft during
A galaxy with a central bulge and disk but apparently lacking
spiral arms and substantial amounts of interstellar material.
Lenticular galaxies are so named because of their lens-like
appearance when seen edge-on. In the Hubble scheme of galaxy
classification, lenticulars are known as S0 galaxies and are
intermediate in form between spiral galaxies and ellipticals.
"We are extremely grateful to EAA for making the Spirit
available to us for our auction. The Spirit remains one of the most
recognizable airplanes in the world, an icon of Charles
Lindbergh’s famous record-setting New York-to-Paris flight.
We hope the opportunity for a ride in this incredible aircraft will
draw lots of excitement from the aviation community and increase
the interest in the mission and programs of the Foundation as
Source: John King, co-chairman of King Schools
and Chairman of The Lindbergh Foundation. The Foundation announced
Wednesday its third-annual on-line auction includes only one item
-- a ride in the EAA's replica of the Spirit of St. Louis -- with
up to 12 winners possible.