AD NUMBER: 2007-12-22
MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-22
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model
helicopters that requires replacing the hydraulic fluid at a
specified time interval when operating in cold weather.
AD NUMBER: 2007-12-23
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-23
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 369A, 369D,
369E, 369F, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HS, 369HM, 500N, and OH-6A
helicopters that requires inspecting each landing gear fairing
support assembly (support assembly), replacing or reworking certain
forward and aft landing gear assemblies, and creating an access
hole to facilitate inspections and a recurring inspection.
Imagine, if you will, a cheesy soap opera-style
drama... airing on CNBC. Midwest Air Group, Inc., parent company of
Midwest Airlines, has been fending off the advances of rival suitor
AirTran for months -- locked in competition for the affections of
highly desirable Midwest shareholders. In Thursday's episode, we
find AirTran has managed to catch the eye of the shareholders, much
to Midwest's chagrin.
Powerplant To Provide 10,000-Lb Thrust Range For Super-Midsize
Rolls-Royce and Dassault Aviation announced Friday a new
partnership, wherein the enginemaker was selected as the engine
partner for Dassault's future super mid-sized Falcon jet. The
decision was made following a thorough analysis and study involving
five engine manufacturers.
Team Led By L-3 Communications Wins $2 Billion Bid
Aero-News learned this week the US Army and the US Air Force
have made their decision on what aircraft will fulfill its Joint
Cargo Aircraft role. And the winner is... the C-27J Spartan, put
forth by a team led by L-3 Communications, Alenia North America,
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Global Military Aircraft
"We Simply Cannot Afford To Wait... For the FAA To Act"
Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler introduced a bill Wednesday
that calls for an independent review of the Federal Aviation
Administration's aviation safety-related research programs -- in
particular, those programs related to air traffic control and
Russia May Move Up Cargo Flight To Bring New Parts
The combined Expedition 15 and STS-117 crews spent a second day
Friday attempting to reboot problematic computer systems onboard
the International Space Station, as controllers on the ground
mulled over possible options -- including moving up a planned
resupply flight to bring up needed parts, or abandoning the
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.15.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
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Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A New, Throttleable Rocket:
06.15.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Earl Renaud of TGV
Bombardier Aerospace announced two new orders Thursday. Libyan
Airlines recently signed a firm order for three Bombardier CRJ900
regional jets, with options for two more, while Germany's Air
Independence placed a firm order for three widebody Challenger 605
business jets. The orders are worth a combined $190 million at list
prices, excluding the options.
Will Be Displayed On CMAX; Hard Copies Also Available
Pilots flying in for the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association's
fifth annual gathering -- dubbed "M5" -- at the end of this month
will be greeted by a uniquely personalized touch: specialized
Jeppesen charts to be shown on the Multi-Function Displays of
Avidyne Entegra-equipped Cirrus planes arriving and departing
the four-day event.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems told ANN Thursday the first
Sky Warrior unmanned aerial vehicle flew successfully from the
company’s El Mirage Flight Operations Facility in Adelanto,
CA on June 6. The company-owned Block 0 aircraft completed all
stated objectives for its maiden flight.
Ya Gotta Admit... This WOULD Get Your Attention...
If the purpose of advertising is to capture the viewer's
attention, then you can't argue that marketing agency Sports Media
Gaming did its job. It recently painted a 100,000 square-foot
advertisement in a field in Surrey, England, along the flight path
for airliners arriving at departing from nearby Gatwick.
Will Handle Marketing For Cessna Jets In Eastern Canada
Execaire tells ANN it recently appointed Tony Caruso as regional
sales manager of the company's aircraft sales division. Caruso will
be responsible for marketing and sales of Cessna's line of business
jets in Eastern Canada. He will be based in Montreal, reporting to
Ray Kuliavas, vice-president, aircraft sales. The appointment takes
effect July 1.
In a Customer Technical Communication notice released this week,
Eclipse Aviation announced it has developed a fix for the pitot/AOA
probe system on the Eclipse 500 to address icing issues, as ANN first reported in
State water quality regulators determined Monday work to remove
a fertilizer-like sludge dumped at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport's
wastewater plant last year is inadequate, and ordered additional
Representatives with the International Association of Machinist
and Aerospace Workers tell ANN members of Local Lodge 2061 and
District 166, who perform Space Shuttle support duties for the
United Space Alliance (USA), walked off their jobs Thursday after
USA management proposed what the union considered to be a
substandard contract offer.
ASB Avionics LLC (ASB) told ANN this week it has earned FAA
approval for adding digital Engine Instrument Display (EID)
capability to the previously approved Honeywell CDS/R Electronic
Flight Instrument System (EFIS) for the L382G Hercules, civilian
version of the C-130H cargo aircraft.
If you design it... maybe someone will build it. That's the
thinking behind the unveiling Thursday of a new,
environmentally-friendlier short-range airliner concept by European
"It is a smart solution that is important both to the
health of the airport and the airlines that operate there, and we
look forward to its successful implementation."
Source: FedEx spokesman Maury Lane, on the
FAA's planned implementation of 1980s-tech Converging Runway
Display Aid software at Memphis International Airport, to sort out
airspace separation issues at the airport.