AD NUMBER: 2005-07-05
MANUFACTURER: General Electric (CORRECTION)
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-07-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45A, CF6-50A,
CF6-50C, and CF6-50E series turbofan engines that have not
incorporated GE Service Bulletin (SB) No. CF6-50 S/B 72-1239,
Revision 1, dated September 24, 2003, or that have not incorporated
paragraph 3.B. of GE SB No. CF6-50 S/B 72-1239, original issue,
dated May 29, 2003.
It was supposed to be the mother of all parties at the Paris Air
Show this month -- Airbus celebrating the launch of its A350 and
the flight testing of its behemoth A380. But orders for champagne
have been put on hold, as has any announcement on the launch of the
A350. That won't happen until at least September.
Michelin will offer a combination of traditional radial
construction tires and new lightweight Near Zero Growth ( NZG )
construction tires. NZG construction offers increased resistance to
cuts and wear. The 787 will have 10 tires; two for the nose landing
gear and eight for the main landing gear.
Report Says Airlines' Financial Woes Could Lead To Safety
A new report by the Department of Transportation Inspector
General says the FAA is falling behind in trying to keep up with
airline maintenance -- especially as carriers hurting for cash are
more and more prone to cut corners.