AD NUMBER: 2005-10-05
MANUFACTURER: CFM International
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for CFM International CFM56-5, -5B, and -5C series
AD NUMBER: 2005-08-06
MANUFACTURER: Centrair (CORRECTION)
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-06
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all CENTRAIR 101 series gliders with other than
elevator or aileron part number (P/N) SY991A hinge pins
DFW International Says It Would Need 20 Years Or More To
In the darkened terminal where Delta Air Lines once serviced
more than 220 flights a day, DFW International Airport officials,
members of the North Texas Commission and aviation industry experts
from Simat, Helliesen & Eichner, Inc. (SH&E) today released
an independent economic analysis of potential impacts if the Wright
Amendment were repealed.
Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) Monday completed contracts for
30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 30 next-generation 737-800 aircraft.
The agreements are worth $5.3 billion at list prices. JAL also
has options for 20 more 787s and 10 more 737s.
Mooney Airplane Company says it's seeing record orders and
deliveries for the first quarter 2005. The high-performance,
single-engine airplane manufacturer recorded new orders for 13
aircraft during the first three months of 2005, exceeding its
initial expectations. Based on strong first quarter 2005 results,
and anticipated accelerated growth in orders throughout 2005,
management anticipates total orders in 2005 could exceed last
year's orders that totaled 80. During the same period, the company
also delivered 20 aircraft, matching its output for the final
quarter of 2004 and more than doubling the output of the first
Lockheed Martin, on behalf of Team Apache Systems LLC, will
(ceremonially) deliver its first Modernized Target Acquisition and
Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also
known as Arrowhead, for the Apache AH-64 helicopter to the US Army
Even Shorthanded, FAA Says They've Kept Their Eyes On The
Despite a severe staffing shortage, the air traffic controllers
in the New York area continue to prove that they will not be
distracted from their primary mission. Even the FAA has
commended the performance of controllers at the New York Terminal
Radar Approach Control (N90) and the New York Air Route Traffic
Control Center (ZNY).
NATA Reacts To Efforts By Sen. Allen And Rep. Davis
The US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations'
Subcommittee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Harold Rogers
(R-KY), has approved legislation that includes language ordering
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to return non-scheduled
charter and general aviation operations to Ronald Reagan Washington
National Airport (DCA) within 90 days of the bill's passage.
The provision is part of the bill that would fund the DHS for
Fiscal Year 2006.
In late 2003, the Army Chief of Staff, GEN Schoomaker stated
that Army aviation needed to be fixed. To achieve this goal, the
CSA appointed MG Thurman, an Army aviator with
broad combat arms experience and a former commanding general of the
National Training Center, to stand up the Aviation Task Force.
Task Force Pirate, led by the 1st Bn., 211th
Avn. Regt., Utah ARNG epitomized the Army's transformation to units
of action in which modular "plug and play" formations are combined
to form deployable, lethal, capable and sustainable forces.
The relentless determination, adaptive tactics and heroic
performance of the 4th Brigade Combat Team during
2004 distinguished it among all other outstanding units in support
of the Global War on Terrorism and made significant contributions
in every major combat action during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
The "Flying Dragons" of the 6th Bn., 52nd Aviation
Regiment, headquartered at the Joint Forces Training Base
in Los Alamitos, Calif., with units at Los Alamitos; Fort Hood,
Texas; Fort McCoy, Wis., and Fort Knox, Ky., distinguished
themselves by flying thousands of hours accident and incident free,
in and out of combat zones during 2004.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Willis J. Haas is
recognized for his incredible accomplishments as the safety officer
of the 4th Bde. (Aviation) while deployed to the Al Sahra Airfield
at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO
Ed Bolen Monday commended President Bush for announcing his
intention to nominate Edmund S. "Kip" Hawley as Assistant Secretary
of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration). The
White House announced Hawley's nomination late last week.
Biannual Meeting Hosts Members From Throughout The Region
The Midwest Schedulers & Dispatchers Group held their
biannual meeting on April 26th at Wrigley Field, home to the
Chicago Cubs baseball club. The group, which formed back in
2000, boasted record-breaking attendance figures nearing 75 people,
with members coming from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan,
Wisconsin, Ohio, and Missouri.
Customers: These VGs Are Cheap Way to Enhance Aircraft
Performance and Safety
If Harrison Designs, LLC is right, the most affordable way to
increase performance and safety is to add after-market vortex
generators. According to Harrison, most customers see stall speed
reductions of 4-12 mph and decreased takeoff and landing distances
of 10- to 30-percent with no noticeable loss in cruise speed.
Website testimonials indicate that when Landshorter! VGs are added
customers are reporting significant improvements in low speed
handling and response and feel their airplanes are much safer.
"As we have with his predecessors, AOPA will reach out to this
new chief of an agency that has an inordinate amount of influence
on general aviation activities and educate him on the realities of
GA. This quick announcement means there will be no leadership gap
at TSA. We hope he'll be in the job long enough to understand all
of the issues and have a positive influence."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, upon the White
House announcement that President Bush has chosen businessman
Edmund "Kip" Hawley as his next TSA Administrator.