Twelve Airlines Listed As EU Works On Its Own Blacklist
Not willing to wait until the European Union comes up with its
own blacklist of airlines it says aren't safe to fly, France and
Belgium have issued their own lists, urging travelers to avoid
carriers from places like Ukraine, North Korea and Africa.
Aircraft Manufacturer Promises To Hire Up To 200 More Workers
Duluth, MN, city officials Monday decided to loan Cirrus Design
Corp. $2 million, extracting from the company a pledge to expand
its payroll in the town by 200 if it's physically able to
accommodate the increased production.
After accusations that evangelical chaplains at the US Air Force
Academy are among those pressuring cadets, the service Monday
issued new guidelines on respecting religious minorities --
guidelines that many military preachers say are "polarizing."
Experimental Amphib Building Up Ponderous Accident Record
Another experimental Seawind (file photos, below) amphibious
SportPlane went down this past weekend, taking the lives of both
souls aboard. The Coast Guard reportedly found the remains of one
of the two people who were on board Seawind 3000 N88PS.
Designer Of Midget Mustang And Mustang II To Be Inducted Into
EAA Homebuilders Hall Of Fame
Robert Bushby of Minooka, IL, designer of the famed Midget
Mustang and Mustang II aircraft kits, will be the latest honoree
welcomed to the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame when he is inducted
on October 21st.
This Follows One Of Worst Months In Aviation History
The United Nations civil aviation agency has called on its 188
contracting States to eliminate remaining deficiencies in the
global air transport system, some of which may have contributed to
five major accidents in August that claimed at least 330 lives in
four countries, making it one of the worst months in aviation
by Aviation & Safety Editor Gary Wiblin
Some time ago I wrote in this column of the need for a
pre-take-off walk-around. Not a replacement for the pre-flight
inspection mind you but, just before entering the cockpit, a final
walk around the entire aircraft. This is because, more often than
not, pilots and passengers do not enter the aircraft immediately
after the pre-flight inspection has been completed. The reason I
would like to elaborate on this subject is because there have
recently been three incidents that I know of where a pre-flight
walk-around would have saved the day. I will describe all three
scenarios in order to hammer home the vital need for a pre-take-off
walk-around, EVERY time. No matter what!
"It's not anything that anybody needs, frankly. The airlines
don't need it. Consumers don't need it."|Source:
Airline consultant Robert Mann, speaking to the Associated Press
about the oil price spike caused by Hurricane Katrina, as well as
the hurricane itself.