Airplanes Which Have Completed Over 1300 Flights Are Covered By
EASA published an AD on Friday mandating a prompt detailed
visual inspection of the wings of 20 Airbus A380. This inspection,
which applies to aircraft that have already completed more than
1300 flights, will have to be performed within six weeks of 24
January 2012. Aircraft that have completed more than 1800 flights
will have to be inspected within four days of this date.
Nearly Half Could Be On The Chopping Block If Proposal Adopted
While it's far from a done deal, the White House OMB is reportedly considering closing nearly half of the non-federal control towers in operation in the U.S. A report on the AOPA website indicates that most of the towers affected would be those at GA airports.
Piper Cub Owners Invited To Register Online For
Aircraft’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
Hundreds of Piper Cubs are expected to turn the flightline at
EAA AirVenture 2012 into a “field of yellow” as a part
of the week-long celebration of the iconic aircraft’s 75th
anniversary. The 60th annual “World’s Greatest Aviation
Celebration” scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional
'Blogger Bob' Says Misinformation Included In News Stories
A Monday story in the Los Angeles Times claims news has "leaked"
that the Transportation Security Administration will be conducting
new tests to determine whether TSA screeners are being exposed to
dangerous levels of radiation. The article has elicited a response
on the TSA's official blog.
Groundbreaking At Executive Airport Attended By Ray LaHood,
The FAA today broke ground Wednesday for a new $16.4 million,
state-of-the-art airport traffic control tower at Fort Lauderdale
Executive Airport. The new tower, equipped with the latest radar,
communications and weather technology, will enable air traffic
controllers to continue to provide the safest, most efficient
service to flights at the busy South Florida airport.
Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by
3.9 per cent, except for the A320neo Family price which rises by an
average of 6.1 per cent. The new pricing is effective from January
Changes Said To Leverage Experience, Promote
EADS North America Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sean
O’Keefe Tuesday announced a restructuring of the
company’s senior leadership team in order to more fully
leverage executive experience, skills and talents as well as
increase responsibility and decision making throughout the
organization. In addition to individual responsibilities, the
senior leadership team will work with the CEO in guiding the
company’s growth in the U.S. market.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) today
announced the promotion of Johanna O'Toole to comptroller. O'Toole,
who has been with NATA since 1998, previously served as director,
administration & financial services.