AD Number: AD/ARRIUS/7 High Pressure Turbine 6/2005
Applicability: Turbomeca ARRIUS 2F engines which
are fitted to Eurocopter EC120B helicopters.
Requirement: Do not operate engines fitted with
number 2 modules as listed in Alert Fax TURBOMECA 057/05/DSO/TM.
Engines may be operated after the engine has received
inspection/rework at an approved repair center.
Compliance: From the effective date of this Directive. This
Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 30 April 2005.
Background: Following an accident involving an EC1
208, the initial investigation of the Arrius 2F engine showed that
one HP blade was totally released from the HP disk. This blade was
contained inside the containment rin
AD Number: AD/A320/174 Air Data/Inertial Reference Unit
Applicability: Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series
aeroplanes equipped with at least one Northrop-Grumman (previously
Litton) Air Data/Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) (AIRBUS
modification 24852 or 25108 or 25336 or 26002 or 28218).
NASA announced Friday that July 13 to 31 is the new
launch-planning window for the Space Shuttle Discovery mission. The
new window gives the agency time to do additional work to ensure a
safe Return to Flight for Discovery and its crew.
Who me? Couldn't be.
That's the gist of an email purportedly sent by terror suspect
Zayead Christopher Hajaig to Atlanta's WXIA-TV, after the former
flight student sparked a worldwide terror alert because of his
supposedly suspicious behavior at a flight school in Lawrenceville,
Report May Come In Handy On Capitol Hill Next Week
With Congress set to examine Federal Aviation Administration
financing and the Aviation Trust Fund next week, the National Air
Traffic Controllers Association says its report on the fund
provides a fact-based framework for policy discussions on financing
and explains why current budget proposals represent a major shift
in government priorities.
NBAA has joined in the praise for Congressional leaders who have
advanced two recently introduced pieces of legislation for
reopening Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to
The FAA has announced that Ghana does not comply with
international safety standards set by the International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO), following a reassessment of its civil
When the Fort Wayne-Allen County (Indiana) Airport Authority
board voted unanimously Monday in favor of a resolution to keep
Arthur Smith Field (SMD) open indefinitely on Monday, about 50
people in attendance-the vast majority EAA Chapter 2 members-stood
and cheered for several minutes.
Rockwell Collins says its AHS-1000 Attitude Heading Reference
System (AHRS) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
for installation on the Learjet 31/35/35A/36/36A aircraft. The
announcement was made today at the Aircraft Electronics Association
Convention in Dallas.
Pioneers of Flight Scholarship Goes To Purdue Student
The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF), the research
and educational arm of the National Air Transportation Association
(NATA), announced the winners of the Foundation's scholarship
programs following NATA’s Annual Convention and Aviation
Industry Week trade show.
"By their actions, House leaders are reaffirming that the time
has long since come and gone for federal security officials to
implement a plan that protects security while bringing economic
activity back to National Airport."
Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, after a
House committee voted to send to the floor of the House legislation
on reopening Reagan National Airport to general aviation