New AD Would Supersede 2007 Directive For Popular Widebody
The FAA is set to supersede an existing airworthiness directive
(AD) that applies to all GE CF6-80C2B series turbofan engines. The
existing AD currently requires installing software version 8.2.Q1
to the engine electronic control unit (ECU), which increases the
engine's margin to flameout. Since that AD was issued, the FAA has
received reports of additional engine events.
The Board of Directors of the Society of Aviation and Flight
Educators (SAFE) recently accepted Doug Stewart’s resignation
from the Board of Directors and voted unanimously to appoint him as
the organization’s first Executive Director. According to one
Board member, Stewart “was a logical choice to become our
first Executive Director.
Excitement concerning STS-2, the second launch America's space
shuttle, was at a similar pitch in the second week of November,
1981. Yet that excitement came with a different tone. Now, although
most of America- indeed most of the world- knew that there was a
space shuttle but, most folks still didn't really know how it
worked or what it was all about.
Completion Of Production "Marks New Chapter In The A340 Success
Airbus has offically announced the end of the A340 program after
not taking an order for the four-engine jet for over two years.In a
statment posted on the company website, the planemaker said that
the production run has ended twenty years after the A340s maiden
flight, reflecting "changing market dynamics."
Remembrance Day Speech Decries Slated Demolition Of Museum
Canadian Air & Space Museum chairman Ian A. McDougall used a
Remembrance Day speech at the museum to strees the importance of
the country's avaition history, and to call for the preservation of
the building that houses the museum. The museum building is the
original de Havilland Canada hangar in Toronto, and though
certified as a ‘Heritage Building’ by the Canadian
Federal Government, it is slated for demolition, to be replaced
next year by a hockey rink.
A helicopter carrying a pilot and four tourists has gone down in
a mountainous region of east Molokai after departing from Kahului
on the Hawaiian island of Maui. All five people on board were
fatally injured in the accident.
Crewman On An Aircraft Shot Down On A Bombing Run Over
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
said earlier this week that the remains of a U.S. serviceman from
World War II have been identified and are being returned to the
family for burial with full military honors.
When describing an aircraft carrier, it's often compared, at
least in length, to some number of football fields. But for
the first Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game played on
Veterans Day, the deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) moored in
San Diego was converted into a basketball arena.
Airbus is taking advantage virtual ubiquitousness of smartphones
in the pockes and purses of students to get the word out about
recruiting events and other company information. The mobile
marketing and technology specialist Incentivated, is working with
Dawson Walker Communications to deliver a messaging and mobile
internet campaign for Airbus, targeted at students who are
registering their interest in engineering recruitment events.
"Nobody passes through these portals and leaves only
with a picture of a face. They see the machines, the battlegrounds,
the factories, and hear the stories through the flow of the history
that is represented within the Canadian Air & Space Museum."
Source: Remberance Day speech by Canadian Air & Space
Museum chairman Ian A. McDougall.