AD NUMBER: 2005-18-01
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-18-01
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CT7-5A2, -5A3,
-7A, -7A1, -9B, -9B1, and -9B2 turboprop engines, with stage 2
turbine aft cooling plate, part number (P/N) 6064T07P01,
6064T07P02, 6064T07P05, or 6068T36P01 installed.
Information From Previously Unreleased 9/11 Commission
Three years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the FAA and
officials from major domestic air carriers knew of a terrorist plot
to "seek to hijack a commercial jet and slam it into a U.S.
landmark," according to The New York Times.
Cameroon Will Resume Flights To France With Borrowed Jet
Air France will soon resume flights to the Cameroonian cities of
Douala and Yaounde after a three-day suspension in service that
stemmed in part from a ban on that nation's airline from flying
into France, according to media reports.