UPDATE 10.23.2005 1200GMT: It now appears
as many as 50 people may have survived when Bellview Airlines
Flight 210 went down Saturday night, out of 116 passengers onboard
the Boeing 737-200. The airliner lost contact with controllers
shortly after takeoff, and went down in Kishi, Oyo state -- about
120 miles north of its takeoff point of Lagos
Will Supply Engines... But No Local Maintenance Facilities
Rolls-Royce has won a $600 million contract to provide its V2500
engines on the 100 Airbus aircraft Indian start-up LCC IndiGo has
on order -- despite having no current plans for the aircraft engine
manufacturer to establish a maintenance facility in that
Gulfstream Aerospace is preparing to significantly increase its
research and development department by leasing a new 100,000 sq.
ft. building at its Savannah, GA manufacturing facility. Gulfstream
expects to bring as many as 750 engineers from other buildings
under one roof in the new facility by March of 2006.
Pilots flying into the Wasilla Municipal Airport north of
Anchorage, AK now have one less thing to be (quite as) worried
about: the area's large moose population should now stay far away
from the field's runway.
Smaller System Will 'Reveal' Explosives In Checked Luggage
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has placed a
$24.8 million order with Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc. for the
company to provide its new CT-80 automated Explosives Detection
Systems to airports throughout the US.
"Just because you have a better airport doesn't mean those
companies will relocate to Blaine. But if it doesn't have an
airport, they definitely won't."
Source: Blaine, WA Airport Commission Chairman
Doug Fenton, commenting on the proposal before voters in November
to consider closing the town's small single-strip airport. The
field is currently in line to receive funding from the FAA for
expansion, which airport supporters say might bring additional
businesses and revenue to the town near the Canadian border.
Opponents say the land could be better used for industrial
development... including, perhaps, a truck stop.
AD NUMBER: 2005-21-05
MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-21-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD)
(formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, formerly BMW Rolls-Royce
GmbH) models BR700-710A1-10 and BR700-710A2-20 turbofan
AD NUMBER: 2005-21-06
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-21-06
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900