By ANN Senior Editor Peter Combs
Gretchen Jahn talks on a cell phone as she warily watches her
airplane being inspected. It's only natural that she's flying a
Mooney Ovation. After all, she runs the company. But this Ovation
is being inspected as part of the 2005 Air Race Classic in
Lafayette, IN, and Gretchen is especially motivated to see it
It was a student take-over, plain and simple. No, not the kind
of studen take-over that, in the 60s and 70s, led to the library
being burned to a cinder and the smell of tear-gas wafting
throughout the campus. Nope... in this case, the students of Purdue
University lobbied hard for the right to host both the departure
and arrival ceremonies at the 2005 Air Race Classic.
The Federal Aviation Administration granted type certification
to Cessna's Model 525 Citation CJ1+ Monday morning, keeping the
program on schedule and bringing the aircraft one step closer to
customer delivery. Certification was awarded in just over 200
flights and 400 flight hours, spanning eleven months.
An American Airlines 757 carrying the president of Honduras was
forced to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman Island Sunday
because of a problem with the de-icing system. Two passengers among
the nearly 200 people aboard were slightly hurt.
A Northwest Airlines DC-10 enroute from Mumbai, India to
Amsterdam, Netherlands, was forced to make an emergency landing
Sunday after the cockpit crew got a warning light indicating a
possible fire in the cargo hold. No one was hurt and the aircraft
eventually continued to its destination.
Air Canada has disclosed that it has been informed by the Air
Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) that the tentative agreement on
costs and other issues relating to the Boeing order has been
rejected by the union membership.
While World Trade Organization cases move slowly onward,
European Union and United States trade officials said Friday that
they will restart negotiations. The ongoing dispute over government
subsidies to Airbus and Boeing is keeping everyone guessing.
The EAA jumped into action last Monday to help restore a
temporary tower at a west Michigan fly-in scheduled for June 25th.
The one day event at Padgham Field in Allegan, Michigan was
approved for the temporary tower last December, as it has been for
the last four years.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will host “Freedom’s
Call” at 2000 July 1st on the grounds behind the National
Museum of the United States Air Force. Freedom’s Call
highlights military history and experiences, combining narratives
and inspiring heritage stories. Also, yet more aviation treasure is
now on display at the museum
A homebuilt Seawind crashed Saturday evening while attempting to
make an emergency landing in Sarasota, Florida. The aircraft hit
the roof of an elementary school before crashing into a ditch and
bursting into flames.
Former Alaska Airlines pilot Robert F. Maguire Jr. died June
10th at his Northridge home at the age of 94, according to his son.
He was dubbed the "Irish Moses" for heading up "Operation Magic
Carpet" that flew 40,000 Jews from Yemen to Israel.
New York based Lelands.com announced Friday that it would agree
to remove airplane pieces from auction. The pieces in question were
from the DC-7 that crashed and killed baseball player Robert
Clemente on December 31, 1972.
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Source: EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson,
commenting that talks will continue to attempt to resolve the
Airbus-Boeing trade disputes while WTO cases proceed.