States Pilot Error, Oxygen Deprivation Led To Fatal Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board ruled this week the
pilot's failure to ensure an adequate supply of supplemental oxygen
led to the March 17, 2006 downing of a Beechcraft Baron 56TC in
Speaking this week with reporters at the 2007 Paris Air Show,
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Scott Carson surprised some
analysts with the announcement the American planemaker doesn't
expect to replace its 737 narrowbody airliner any time soon.
Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday a flawless performance by its
Trent 1000 engine during its first flight on the company’s
Boeing 747 flying test bed. The first phase of the flight test
program for the launch engine of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is now
underway in the skies over Waco, TX.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.19.07 1345 EDT: It's
been fun... really... but we have to be going now. Tuesday morning,
the space shuttle Atlantis wrapped up an almost nine-day,
drama-filled stay at the International Space Station when it
undocked from the orbital outpost, in preparation for the return
trip to Earth.
Airbus's largest plane continued to receive a needed boost
Tuesday in Paris, as Air France signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) for the purchase of two additional A380
superjumbo airliners in Le Bourget.
Specs Utilize Commonalities Of -300ER and -200 Aircraft
Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, Inc. officials announced in May
it was working on a strategy that could bring the best of both its
-300ER and the smaller -200 aircraft together during the
development of a new air freight feeder aircraft, the
At the Paris Air Show Tuesday, Boeing and International Lease
Finance Corp. (ILFC) announced the two companies have finalized
orders for 63 airplanes, worth approximately $8.8 billion at
current list prices.
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Pratt & Whitney announced this week it has created a new
organization to develop, demonstrate and bring to market the
company's next generation of commercial engines, including the
Geared Turbofan engine.
Aircraft Originally Built For National Geographic Research
You may not know the name Lockwood Aircraft -- even though it is
very probable you know Lockwood Aviation Supply, the seller and
service organization for the Rotax line of engines. Lockwood
Aircraft is a new business formed to manufacture, sell, and service
the twin-engine Air-Cam and the line of Drifter light aircraft.
Representatives with EADS Socata's told attendees at this week's
Paris Air Show sales of the planemaker's new TBM 850
turboprop-powered business aircraft are being paced by orders from
US customers, which account for more than 70 percent of total
bookings to date.
MoD Denies Shortage Allegations, Says Assets Are "Shared"
British soldiers in Afghanistan are reportedly facing severe
shortages of helicopters and armored vehicles. The Daily Telegraph
reports only half the Apache helicopters assigned to British forces
in the country are operable and just 70 percent of the Chinook
transport helicopters are available for use.
It's good enough for us. That's what Emirates CEO Tim Clark told
attendees at the 2007 Paris Air Show Monday, when asked whether the
airline was content with the direction Airbus was heading with its
upcoming A350 XWB.
But Airport Tenants Raise Concerns About Quality Of
Nearly three years after a US Air Force transport plane left
two-inch ruts in the soft pavement of runway 4-22 at Las Cruces
International Airport (LRU), it appears the runway may be close to
finally reopening... but that doesn't mean everyone is happy.
Brings Total To 19 FTDs Used By Pilot Training School
Aero-News learned Monday commercial pilot training provider
Airline Training Professionals (ATP) recently ordered three Frasca
CRJ Regional Jet Flight Training Devices (FTDs) from Frasca
Calling the event a sign of its rapidly growing business in
Malaysia, on Monday Eurocopter signed two new contracts in the
presence of the Malaysian Minister of Transport Malaysia,
Dato’ Seri Chan Kong Choy.
"We know as much as we need to know about the plane
(the A350) to contribute to the decision process. From what we have
been given on performance and economics, irrespective of how it is
produced, it looks like a good machine. I think it'll do the
Source: Tim Clark, president of Emirates,
speaking of the Airbus A350 XWB to reporters at the 2007 Paris Air