NTSB investigators Tuesday said they have not ruled out
structural or mechanical faults in the crash of a firefighting
Lockheed P-3 in California last month. Regardless, the US Forest
Service has returned to service a portion of its aerial tanker
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) formally
announced today that an interim final rule will be published in the
next several days authorizing resumption of limited, tightly
screened general aviation flight operations at Washington's Reagan
National Airport for the first time since the terrorist attacks on
September 11, 2001.
A young boy -- no more than ten-years old, according to news
reports -- died Wednesday after he tried to stow away aboard a
China Eastern Airlines Airbus A320 and fell out of a wheel well as
the aircraft took off.
AD NUMBER: 2005-09-02
MANUFACTURER: Boeing (CORRECTION)
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-09-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing
airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 747
Contrary to earlier reports, Heyden "Jim" Schaeffer and student
pilot Troy Martin were just seconds away from being blown out of
the sky, according to published reports. Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld had given fighter piltos intercepting their Cessna 150K in
the Washington ADIZ permission to shoot.
US Airways' flight attendants are up in arms over a request from
management for $55-million in golden parachutes aimed at easing the
pains of merging with America West. They've filed a motion in
bankruptcy court demanding the severance packages be denied.
Demands 26-Percent Reduction In Pay For Those Who Stay
The nation's fourth-largest airline is, like many other
carriers, still in financial hot water. For that reason, Northwest
Airlines wants to cut about 50-percent of its mechanics and cut the
pay of those left by 26-percent.
Bill Would Bring State Law In Line With Federal
The New Jersey Legislature wants to avoid what happened in
Pennsylvania last year. For that reason, lawmakers are working on a
bill that would bring state laws regarding flying while intoxicated
more in line with FAA regulations.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered the solar system's final
frontier. It is entering a vast, turbulent expanse where the Sun's
influence ends and the solar wind crashes into the thin gas between
FlightSafety International has announced that it will design and
manufacture the first Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy – Falcon
900EX EASy convertible flight simulator. This new simulator is
scheduled to be operational early in the second quarter of
SEATTLE, May 24, 2005 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] today officially
launched the Boeing 777 Freighter, the world's largest and most
capable twin-engine freighter, following the completion of a launch
order from Air France.
Plans have been announced for a major convention to be held in
Kansas City, Missouri to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the
birth of American author Robert A. Heinlein. Heinlein's birth on
7/7/1907 will be celebrated on the weekend of 7/6 - 7/8/2007.
EAA's Multi-National Effort To Recruit Young Pilots
On May 28, Jared Aicher will climb aboard a Cessna 172 and
depart on a trip to 60 cities scattered across the 48 lower United
States and the Caribbean. His mission: to give more than 400 kids
airplane rides through the EAA Young Eagles program. Local EAA
Chapters across the country will welcome Aicher and his "Eagle
Flight" project as he travels the country offering free flights to
youths aged 8-17 at each stop.
"Flying while intoxicated doesn't happen often, but when it
does, the results are usually tragic. In order to keep our citizens
in the air and on the ground safe, we need to tighten the
regulations involving aircraft pilots and crew members."
Source: New Jersey State Sen. John Girgenti,
D-Bergen, Passaic, a bill sponsor, telling the Press of Atlantic
City about a new bill designed to bring state laws regarding flying
while intoxicated more in line with federal regulations.