ATA Notes Kevlar-Laced Pods Would Weigh More, Carry Less
The US government is very interested in proposed
"bomb-resistant" luggage containers for airliners, that could
prevent a small suitcase bomb from taking down an airliner. But
practical considerations may leave the idea on the shelf.
Pilots for United Airlines fired another salvo this week against
management at their troubled airline, calling for the UAL Board of
Directors to cut the pay of CEO Glenn Tilton, "as a reflection of
concern and solidarity with passengers and employees who are being
forced to tighten their belts."
Is There Really A Pilot Shortage? With ALPA's Paul Rice And
UAA's Ronald Levy
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.30.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.30.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Is There Really A Pilot Shortage?
09.30.08 (ANN Special Report, with Paul Rice
of Air Line Pilots Association Inte
AD NUMBER: 2008-20-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-20-01
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G series
AD NUMBER: 2008-20-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-20-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark
0070 and 0100 airplanes.
Training is a constant issue in the hard-fought (literally) world of the combat pilot. In the areas where pilots are ready for action, there are usually a scarcity of the support systems that they might have known in more civilized locales. There's certainly little room for some of the most complex training devices and sims in the vicinity of an active combat zone.... but that may no longer be true due to a novel approach by an innovative military simulator company by the name of Zedasoft.
Global Credit Crisis May Hit Smaller Manufacturers Hard
The International Air Transport Association predicts the world's
airlines will lose a total of $5.2 billion this year, and Airbus
alone says up to 27 percent of its order backlog may be at risk.
What does this mean for manufacturers of smaller airliners?