Friday morning, after its seven-year journey through the Solar
System on board the Cassini spacecraft, ESA’s Huygens probe
successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan,
Saturn’s largest moon, and safely landed on its surface.
An armed AirTran Airways captain and federal flight deck officer
was arrested in the cockpit of his aircraft on Thursday at Las
Vegas' McCarran International airport after a screener said the
pilot smelled of alcohol as he passed a checkpoint.
Hot on the heels of the story of the drunk and armed AirTran
pilot/federal flight deck officer getting arrested in the cockpit
after a TSA screener smelled alcohol, another pilot was arrested
last week in the Germany for failing a breathalizer test.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Draft Environmental
Impact Statement (DEIS) that addresses proposals for two new
runways and related improvements at Washington Dulles International
Airport is available for public review on the internet and at
various locations throughout the Washington (DC) metropolitan
through Titan was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and
today’s achievement proves that our partnership with ESA was
an excellent one.”
Source: Alphonso Diaz, NASA
Associate Administrator of Science, commenting on the successful
landing of the Huygens probe on the surface of Titan, one of
AD Number: AD/LYC/110
Manufacturer: Textron Lycoming
Subject: Lycoming Piston Engines, Crane/Lear Romec
Rotary Fuel Pump Relief
Summary: This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is
based on FAA AD 2003-14-03 and supersedes CASA AD/FSM/25 Amendment
4. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent rotary
fuel pump leaks, which could result in an engine failure, engine
fire, and damage to or loss of aircraft.