Two Frasca customers recently received JAA qualification for
their Frasca devices. Atlantic Flight Training, Coventry, England,
has received FNPT II MCC qualification for their Canadair Regional
Jet Simulator (CRJ), while Oxford Aviation Training (OAT) has
received FNPT II MCC qualification for their Frasca 737 device,
their second Frasca 737 simulator in operation.
Earlier this month, Aero-News reported on Qatar
Airways' decision to firm up its year-old order for 20 Boeing 777s.
The order was good news for Boeing... but it's also great news for
GE Aircraft Engines, which will provide the 40 high-thrust GE90
engines to power the planes.
AD NUMBER: 2006-19-12
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-19-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series
Captain Had Engine Fire, But Wanted to 'Get As Far As We
That British Airways Boeing 747 that shut down
one engine after takeoff due to fire -- and then
continued for 5,000 miles from Los Angeles to England -- simply
"amazed" tower controllers when they discovered the plane
would not be returning to base.
The perimeter fence at Nottingham East Midlands Airport was
scaled last week by 24 people who belong to a group called "Plane
Stupid". The protesters, who were members of a larger environmental
group, Climate Camp, staged a sit-in on a taxiway to protest what
they said was the effect aviation has on climate change.