"Initiative Is A Positive For Customers And Employees"
The news of Delta Air Lines' new "Clean Campaign," -- an
initiative the airline says "includes increasing the frequency of
aircraft deep cleans and completing its on-going program to
refurbish aircraft interiors"... in part, by using employees who
volunteer to donate their time, off-the-clock, to help clean
the cabins of Delta aircraft -- has received some criticism from pundits
Citing a message posted in Arabic on an Internet forum, the
Transportation Security Administration warned owners of corporate
jets and airport officials to be vigilant of dangers, and urged
them to boost security.
School officials have confirmed that the five people onboard a
Cessna 206 that went down Thursday night while on an ILS approach
to land at Bloomington's Monroe County Airport were students
from Indiana University's School Of Music.
Legendary Test Pilot, Engineer Lost In GA Accident
Friday, we told of Scott Crossfield's days as a test pilot at
NACA's High-Speed Flight Station at Edwards AFB, flying a new breed
of experimental jets and rocketplanes... as well as of the
controversy surrounding his claim of being the first pilot to fly
at Mach 3. In today's conclusion, we tell of some of the situations
Crossfield faced as a test pilot, as well as in his later
If any plane is linked forever to the name Scott Crossfield,
it's the X-15. Many test pilots fly experimental planes, but only a
dozen flew this near-space vehicle, and of them, Crossfield was the
Commemorate Those Who Flew In The "Doolittle Raid" Over
Eighty silver goblets commemorating each man who flew in the
"Doolittle Raid" over Japan were added to the collection of the
National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force
Base, OH Wednesday.
Coinciding with its announcement Thursday that the
airline will exercise purchase options on 79 new Boeing 737-700s,
Southwest Airlines has announced a $1 billion order (at list price)
for CFM56-7B engines to power the planes.
"We are honored in the trust you place in us. We will
honor and respect that trust."
Source: Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles D.
Metcalf, director of the National Museum of the US Air Force at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH to the eight Doolittle Raiders
attending a reunion at the base last week on the 64th anniversary
of the famous raid. The museum is now home to the "Doolittle
Goblets" -- 80 silver goblets commemorating each man who flew in
the raid over Japan.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5952
Issue Date: April 21, 2006 at 15:48 UTC
Location: Santa Ana, California
Beginning Date and Time: April 24, 2006 at 14:40 UTC
Ending Date and Time: April 24, 2006 at 18:05 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
AD NUMBER: 2006-08-13
MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-08-13
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PW535A turboshaft engines
with serial numbers (SNs) lower than DC0241, and with
hydromechanical fuel control (HFC) part number (P/N) 819735-4,
819735-5, or 819735-6 installed.
AD NUMBER: 2006-09-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-01
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100,
747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300,
747SR, and 747SP series airplanes.
Applicability: Model BAe 146 100 Series
aircraft, serial number E1144 and subsequent. Model BAe 146 200
Series aircraft, serial number E2148 and subsequent. Model BAe 146
300 Series aircraft, serial number E3141 and subsequent. Model AVRO
146-RJ70 Series aircraft, serial numbers E1223 through E1267. Model
AVRO 146-RJ85 Series aircraft, serial numbers E2208 through E2277,
and E2288. Model AVRO 146-RJ100 Series aircraft, serial numbers
E3221 through E3276, and E3282, E3283, E3284, and E3286.