Even though the FAA is conducting public hearings on the matter
this week, Juneau, AK, airport officials say they don't like any of
the agency's plans for an emergency arresting system. Airport
executives say it's the "wrong technology, wrong place, wrong
The Airbus A380 is going to be late... about six months late.
That's the word from the factory and it sent some of the airlines
which have already ordered the behemoth passenger jet into angry
fits. Some of them want compensation for the delay.
Europeans File Promised WTO Countersuit Over Subsidies
One day after the US filed its World Trade Organization lawsuit
against the European Union over subsidies paid by EU governments to
Airbus, the Europeans struck back, accusing local US governments of
spending even more money on Boeing.
It's the biggest case ever to go before the World Trade
Organization's court. Worth billions of dollars to both Airbus and
Boeing, the subsidy dispute between the US and the EU will likely
take several years and several million dollars to resolve. And the
people who will decide the case probably won't even be judges -- at
least, not full-time judges.
Airline Scales Back Service To ICT In Subsidy War With
How's that line go? "It's always the innocents who
That seems to be the case in Wichita, where, embroiled in a battle
over city subsidies to AirTran, Delta Airlines is cutting back on
Investigators Say It Wasn't Just Darleen Druyun's Fault
It wasn't just one person. A new Pentagon report says there's
plenty of blame to spread around in the Boeing tanker scandal. It
says several top Pentagon officials failed in either awarding the
$23 billion contract or simply didn't provide sufficient
It's a story that popped up in Lew Griswold's Fresno Bee column
Wednesday -- the story of a World War II veteran reunited with his
one-time love and constant companion. The veteran is 86-year old
Ray Melikian of Visalia, CA. The long-lost love is his Curtis
Called to the stand in the case of two company pilots accused of
operating an aircraft drunk, an America West executive and veteran
pilot himself testified the airmen were indeed operating the
aircraft -- even though they were being pushed back from the gate
when they were stopped and arrested.
Vice President Richard B. Cheney told more than 900 graduating
cadets at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO,
Wednesday that they are taking their places as commissioned
officers of the most powerful air and space force in the history of
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced Tuesday that the airline
has increased its firm orders for the 787 Dreamliner to 10
airplanes by exercising purchase rights obtained with its initial
order announced Feb 4th.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber company announced recently that
it has selected its second aviation tire evaluation center, the 43
Air School in Port Alfred, South Africa. This is Goodyear’s
first center in the Southern Hemisphere.
"I went the extra mile for an
amicable solution, most recently last week by proposing an
accelerated negotiation in which I was prepared to offer a
reduction of up to 30 per cent of launch investment to the new A350
– and on tighter terms – in return for a similar offer
on the American side."
Source: EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson
lashed out at the US and at Boeing after after the US filed its
World Trade Organization lawsuit against the European Union over
subsidies paid by EU governments to Airbus.
NOTAM Number : FDC 5/4294
Location : Rochester, New York near ROCHESTER VORTAC (ROC)
Beginning Date : June 08, 2005 at 18:45 UTC
Ending Date : June 12, 2005 at 22:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air
Force Thunderbirds and other military aircraft.
Type : Airshow
AD Number: AD/AS 355/87 Untimely Firing of Squibs 8/2005
Applicability: AS 355 E, F, F1, F2 and N
helicopters equipped with Goodrich electric hoist 76370- XXX fitted
with any type of motor except Auxilec motors.
AD Number: AD/HU 269/111 Lateral Control Trim Actuator
Assembly 8/2005 TX
Applicability: Model 269C, serial number
(S/N) 1865 through 1874 with a prefix of S; Model 269C-1, S/N 0169
through 0191; and Model 269D, Configuration A, S/N 0044 through
0050 with an A suffix, helicopters.
AD Number: AD/ECUREUIL/111 Untimely Firing of Squibs
Applicability: AS 350 B, BA, BB, B1, B2, B3 and
D helicopters equipped with Goodrich electric hoist 76370-XXX
fitted with any type of motor except Auxilec motors.