AD NUMBER: 2006-04-13
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-13 Summary
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Gulfstream Model GIV-X and GV-SP series
Calls to replace the aviation fuel tax with new user fees to
fund improvements to U.S. airspace management are not supported by
a business case, said Cessna Aircraft Company Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer Jack J. Pelton in a speech to
government and industry officials at the Washington Aero Club.
Note: As previously reported, Cessna's Jack
Pelton is leveraging the power of his position at the helm of one
of the aerospace industry's most powerful companies to speak out
against errant and short-sighted attempts by certain Washington and
airline elements to change the funding paradigm for the FAA -- to
the detriment of the rest of the aviation world.
"We know you tried your best, and we thank you for the help you
gave us." That was the message a Georgia family had for rescuers
who worked to find the bodies of a father and his daughter who
crashed last December off the Florida coast, and the volunteers who
aided their family members throughout the ordeal.
Company "Fully Committed" To US Rotary Wing Market
Swiss avionics manufacturer Revue Thommen told Aero-News Friday
the company will have a full team of experts available to the
members and guests of this year's Heli-Expo, coming up in Dallas
Barbara Tolbert Speaks About The 2006 Arlington EAA Fly-In
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.24.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.24.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- NWEAA's Barbara Tolbert:
02.24.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Barbara Tolbert
on this year's NWEAA Arlington fly-in.)
The Thursday evening public rollout of the new TBM 850 was
expected to be a nice event... tucked away on the well-appointed
and GA-friendly 'SouthEast Ramp' facility of Florida's Sanford
(SRF) Airport in a beautifully decorated GA hangar and
several hundred invited guests.
It is no secret Airbus expected the 2006 Asian Aerospace show to
be a good one, and so far that's proven to be the case. Perhaps
just as important to the European consortium, however, is the
relative quiet over at the Boeing booth.
Singapore Company To Provide MRO Support For A500/A700
Large aerospace manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing aren't the
only ones making noise this week in Singapore. Thursday, Singapore
Technologies Engineering Ltd. signed a letter of intent with Adam
Aircraft, to establish a strategic partnership to address the VLJ
and piston aircraft market segments.
There is little doubt in AOPA President Phil Boyer's mind that a
battle is looming over user fees for general aviation pilots. At
a pilot's town hall meeting Wednesday in Wichita, KS, Boyer
received some powerful support in that battle.
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer isn't the only aerospace company
fielding a light turboprop trainer to armed forces at the 2006
Asian Aerospace show in Singapore this week. Raytheon is also
there, with its Beechcraft T-6 trainer.
The thunder of the C-130 Hercules engine vibrates through the
cabin as the aircraft lifts off of the runway. Today’s
mission is different than most. Today, Australians and Americans
leave pallets and passengers behind, making room to gather the
wounded and bring them back home.
Canadian Air Force Will Fly UAVS As Part Of JUSTAS Program
General Dynamics Announced Thursday its Canadian Aerospace unit
will team up with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to offer
that company's Predator B unmanned surveillance aircraft to
Canada's military forces.
It’s not enough to move the landing gear switch to avoid a
gear-up landing. To truly verify landing gear is down and locked
you need to check at least four, and perhaps five results of moving
the gear handle.
"Being a young company, we are pleased to be associated with
the world's largest third-party MRO service provider, ST Aerospace,
which can provide not only first class MRO services for our
customers but can also help our marketing efforts through their
Source: Adam Aircraft CEO Rick Adam, on his
company's singing of a letter of intent Thursday with Singapore
Technologies Engineering Ltd. to establish a maintenance, repair
and overhaul (MRO) program for the A500 and A700 aircraft.