The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletain
for Extra EA 300 airplanes after abnormal wear was found on a
rudder cable during a scheduled 100 hour inspection. During the
inspection conducted on an Extra EA 300/L airplane, the rudder
cable assembly, part number 50155, was found to have its rudder
cable frayed where only three of the seven wire strands
Proceeds Will Be Used By The Veterans Airlift Command To
Provide Administrative Support And Awareness Of The Transportation
The Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) announced Wednesday
that its Inaugural Golf Classic was a tremendous success, raising
$350,000 to benefit the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC). Funds
raised through this event will support the administrative functions
required to coordinate the efforts of the VAC volunteer pilot
Night Vision Courses To Be Taught At Arizona Campus
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected Night Flight
Concepts NVIO NVG CBT program to be used within the Bachelor of
Aeronautical Science Specialty degree program. Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus will be
integrating the NVIO NVG CBT program into one of their Advanced
Helicopter Specialty Courses: “Environmental Helicopter
Chilean Airline PAL Removes Objectctions, Court Approves
Chilean airline PAL has decided to withdraw its appeal before
the Supreme Court of Chile against the merger process between LAN
and TAM. After detailed analysis of the resolution of the Tribunal
de Defensa de la Libre Competencia (TDLC), the company is convinced
that LAN accepts the large majority of the mitigation measures
imposed by the TDLC.
Omni Flight Attendants voted to join the Association of Flight
Attendants-CWA (AFA) by a margin of 83 percent. In a union
representation election that concluded Tuesday, the National
Mediation Board (NMB) announced that out of 284 votes cast, 237
elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative.
National Mediation Board Recognizes Merged Airline
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM) welcomed Wednesday's National Mediation Board (NMB)
single carrier ruling for Flight Attendants at ExpressJet Airlines
and Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA).
Former NAS South Weymouth Facility Formerly
Those who'd like to spend a Saturday checking out the base
formerly known as Naval Air Station South Weymouth in Massachusetts
will no longer have to plan ahead and make an appointment.
Beginning this weekend, the the Shea Field Naval Aviation
Historical Museum now plans to open its doors from 0900 to 1100
Eastern Time on the last Saturday of each month.
The government of Turkey says it is launching a program to
develop its own light utility helicopter in the under-12,000-pound
category. The head of the program says that the expect to have an
aircraft in the air within five years.
Six Airplanes Sold To The Highest Bidder After Company
A flight school in Allegan, MI has come to something of an
ignoble end, and its assets, including six airplanes, were sold at
auction this week to cover its debts. Dodgen Aircraft and Skykid
Aviation were grounded earlier this month, their assets siezed by
the bank that had financed them.
Employee Has Been Removed From Screening Duty,
It turns out that the note that was placed in a female
attorney's suitcase referencing a very personal item packed in the
luggage was written by a TSA employee ... who has been
identified and removed from screening operations.
The first Cirrus full motion flight simulator in Europe became
operations in Poznan, Poland Tuesday. Cirrus' first European SIM
Center will offer simulation training for the Cirrus SR20 and SR22
aircraft with Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics.
It was already one of my favorite headsets...and with the
addition of Bluetooth technology, it's likely to stay that way. The
first Clarity Aloft Aviation Headset was introduced at EAA
AirVenture in 2004... light, quiet and very comfortable, there is
little doubt that this little headset would be a hit... and it sure
was. Now, Clarity Aloft has raised the bar (again) by partnering
with Pilot Communications, whose BLULINK headset adaptor has
garnered an exceptional following.
Hopes To Soon Return The Iconic Biplane To The Air
Big news coming from the folks at WACO Classic Aircraft. A post
on their blog Wednesday says they have officially received the Type
Certificate for the Great Lakes 2T-1A series of aircraft. Now, with
the TC in hand, WACO Classic is able to better work with the FAA to
return the Great Lakes to the air.
"Professional" Piloting of Tucker's Bipe Goes Well Despite
It's been a tough year for all things 'airshow' so it sure is
nice to report one incident that went rather well. ANN has learned
that Sean D. Tucker's airshow biplane, executed a forced
landing Tuesday when a sudden engine stoppage turned the normally
thrusty bipe (the 'Oracle Challenger III') into an immediate
glider. Flying home at the end of a long and very successful
season, Sean Tucker tells ANN that Ferry Pilot and Team Member
Brian Norris did what he expected, "he flew the aircraft like a
professional, dealt with the situation as it occurred and put
together a great outcome by staying ahead of the airplane."
Secures Transportation And Infrastructure Committee Review Of
Helicopter Related Complaints Above Los Angeles
At the request of Congressman Howard L. Berman’s (CA-28),
the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s
Aviation Subcommittee is convening a roundtable to examine
helicopter flight operations in metropolitan areas.
Company Was An Advanced Developer Of Fully Reusable Space
A global webcast bulk auction of the company assets of
Rocketplane Kistler is planned for next month. The approval of
Debtor’s Motion to engage Heritage Global Partners is
currently pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the
Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Corrosion On Tail Parts Could Lead To Loss Of Aircraft
The FAA has proposed a mandatory safety directive for Boeing
757s due to a corrosion issue in the airplanes' horizontal
stabilizers. The document would require inspections of all
domestically-registered 757s, and could be expanded to cover
foreign-flagged airplanes as well.
A mid-air collision in Oregon Tuesday resulted in the fatal
injury of both people aboard the aircraft that was struck. The
accident occurred about 1600 PDT Tuesday. The preliminary report
from the FAA indicates that the aircraft which went down was a V35
Bonanza with two people on board.
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