Cessna's eagerly anticipated first Citation CJ3 (to be
manufactured on the production line) rolled out the door Friday at
its Wichita, Kansas, production facility. Announced at the 2002
NBAA convention, the CJ3 has remained on schedule and is positioned
for type certification in mid-2004.
The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo (MI) will pay tribute to the history of
flight in May with the opening of an interactive aviation museum.
The new Air Zoo will feature more than 80 vintage aircraft,
character actors in the roles of famous aviators, amusement rides,
Smithsonian exhibitions and 4-D theaters, which combine 3-D
filmmaking with other special effects.
"I am stumped. I have no idea how they got there."
Source: Scientist Wendy Calvin of the University
of Nevada in Reno, on a strange new geological formation found by
the NASA rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars Friday. It's the
stuff that scientists' dreams are made of.
AD NUMBER 2004-03-27
MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter)
model helicopters that requires inspecting the bevel gear for a
crack using a borescope. This amendment is prompted by a crack that
was detected on a bevel gear during a main gearbox teardown
inspection. The actions specified by this AD are intended to
prevent failure of the bevel gear, loss of torque to the main rotor
system, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.