Planemaker Preparing A Service Bulletin To Address Fatigue
As the cancellations of Southwest Airlines flights continues to
mount up, Boeing is reportedly preparing a service bulletin
recommending the inspection of all older-model B737s worldwide,
while the FAA is preparing an emergency AD to address the
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Porter Airlines of Toronto has placed a firm order for two
Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The transaction
involves the conversion of two of the six options announced by
Bombardier along with Porter's firm order for four Q400 NextGen
aircraft on August 6, 2010.
Deal Intended To Strengthen Support For Dash 8/Q-Series
Bombardier Aerospace has entered into a strategic alliance with
Fokker Services for the launch of FLY, a new program aimed at
improving the availability of components and reducing the cost of
repairs for Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 aircraft operators.
Engineers with the 772nd Test Squadron facilitated
electromagnetic interference testing on a Euro Hawk unmanned
aircraft at the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards AFB March 10
and 11. They teamed with representatives of Northrop Grumman
Corporation and the German government to complete the testing.
An order for 10 777-300ER airliners has been finalized between
Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The order is worth
approximately $2.8 billion at list prices. The new 777-300ERs will
help GECAS meet growing airline demand for long-haul passenger
Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines has confirmed that it has
exercised options with Boeing for 15 Next-Generation 737s. The
order, comprised of 10 737-800s and five 737-900ERs, has an
average list-price value of more than $1.2 billion.
Do I really need to tell you that aviators, of all stripes, are suckers for helping out with a good cause? Day in and day out, the heart of aviation is visibly on display as aviators the world over do what they can to be of service to those around them... while the world is often ignorant of the sacrifices and benefits we flyers bring to them.
Cracks on Two Planes Require Additional Maintenance
The media feeding frenzy that started over this week's emergency
landing of an elder Boeing 737-300 is likely to go on for a while.
While the aircraft involved made a safe landing in Yuma after first
descending at a rapid rate to get to a breathable ambient pressure,
evidence continues to mount that this aircraft may have had visible
issues prior to the actual failure. NTSB spokespersons have
confirmed that the aircraft involved showed evidence of previous
damage while two other SWA B737s (all of the 300 variant) were
reported to require 'additional repairs.'
Two Pilots, Two Flight-Test Engineers Were Killed During Flight
Testing In NM
Gulfstream Aerospace has identified the four employees killed in
the crash of a Gulfstream G650 during flight testing in Roswell,
NM. Experimental test pilots Kent Crenshaw and Vivan Ragusa and
technical specialists David McCollum and Reece Ollenburg died in
the April 2 accident. All four were residents of Savannah.
Do I really need to tell you that aviators, of all stripes, are
suckers for helping out with a good cause? Day in and day out, the
heart of aviation is visibly on display as aviators the world over
do what they can to be of service to those around them... while the
world is often ignorant of the sacrifices and benefits we flyers
bring to them.
Company Ceases Ops After 65 Years of Service To GA
We can't say the news is a surprise as we all know that the
economy is still in a state of significant turmoil and the avionics
world, after all, is a tough one even in the best of times. Still;
it's a sad sign of the times when a name that we all grew up with,
as pilots, finally Goes West.
Console Is First Graphical Touch Screen Display Manages Cabin
In what it says is the industry's first touch screen graphical
telecom display facilitating communications management for large
aircraft, TrueNorth Avionics this week introduced the Simphone
In aircraft weight and balance, as well as load distribution, it
is the distance from the CENTER OF GRAVITY (c/g) to some point. For
computations, arms measured forward from the c/g are positive (+n)
and those measured aft of the c/g are negtive (-n).
Aero-Linx: Franklin's Flying
The Facebook page for airshow performers, Kyle and Amanda
Franklin, it has become the rallying point for news of the pair
since their accident last month. Kyle as well as Amanda's brother,
Matt Younkin, have been keeping everyone updated on the long road
to recovery these fliers face, while also serving as a great
location for their friends and fans to express their encouragement
and support in this recovery process. Be sure to check it often...
and let them know that you're thinking of them.
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We mourn the loss of our colleagues and friends and
extend our deepest sympathies to their families... The
Gulfstream team has already rallied to support the people these men
left behind, and we know that the local and aviation communities
will do the same. On their behalf, we ask for your kindness,
support and understanding as they, and the rest of the Gulfstream
family, grieve the passing of these fine
Source: Joe Lombardo, president, Gulfstream,
addressing the tragedy that occurred Saturday morning when a G650
test aircraft went down on takeoff, killing its crew. ANN sends our
prayers and condolences to the families and friends of those