AD NUMBER: 2008-04-11
SUBJECT: AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE 2008-04-11
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes, and Model 720
and 720B series airplanes.
This week, at the 2008 Singapore Air Show, aircraft components
maker Goodrich unveiled its expanded maintenance and repair campus
in that country, a move intended to bolster servicing options for
aerospace customers in Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
Hitting The Road For Pilot Safety, With ASF's Pat Shaub
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.22.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Hitting The Road For
Pilot Safety: 02.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with Pat Shaub
of AOPA's Air Safety Foundation.)
'Facility Of The Future' Will Build, Test Large Turbofans
This week, Rolls-Royce took the first step towards its $225
million Trent aero engine facility in Singapore, with a
groundbreaking ceremony at the new Seletar Aerospace Park. The
Facility of the Future will be the most modern Rolls-Royce
production engine assembly and test facility for large commercial
aero engines, and its first in Asia.
Sees "A Very Strong Market" For Commercial Space Travel
Among the more far-reaching aerospace companies exhibiting at
this week's 2008 Singapore Air Show was Virgin Galactic... which
aims to keep its business plan on the ground, despite its goal of
reaching for the stars.
Four months after dumping its fleet of Q400 turboprops
after three landing accidents, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
plans to bill planemaker Bombardier for one billion Danish crowns
($198 million) in compensation.
Touts Fuel Efficiency Over Competitor's Older Models
Continental Airlines announced this week it has added 27
aircraft to its firm order positions at Boeing, including eight new
777 and 19 new 737 aircraft, to replace less efficient airplanes
and to bolster its growth efforts.
Software Includes All-New Charting Engine, Geo-Referenced
On Friday, Seattle Avionics Software released its Voyager Flight
Software System version 4.0 -- merging a completely new, extremely
fast DirectX charting engine with version 3.6’s fuel stop
auto-routing, Google Earth integration and over 200 other new
New Skyhawk Bound For Middle East Suffers Engine
Even though most persons around the central Florida town of
Sebring are probably familiar with the sight of small planes, it
was still a scene that gave many of them pause.A high-wing,
single-engine aircraft, sitting on a country road... its fuselage
emblazoned with the words "Iraqi Air Force."
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5719
Issue Date: February 22, 2008 at 1729 UTC
Location: Dallas, Texas
Beginning Date and Time: February 25, 2008 at 1655 UTC
Ending Date and Time: February 26, 2008 at 1350 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
BAE System notes the Eurofighter Typhoon continues to impress
and deliver outstanding operational delivery rates to the five air
forces across Europe which are currently flying this leading edge
swing-role combat aircraft.
Randy Schlitter Continues His Discussion Of The All-Metal LSA (Part Two)
The RANS S-19 achieved SLSA certification, just a few months ago and is already getting solid attention from the sport aviation buying public. The aircraft is destined to enter series production as the S-19LS. Certification was granted December 21, and delivery of the first S-19LS planes should begin by the end of 2008.
Randy Schlitter Continues His Discussion
About His All-Metal S-19 LSA
The RANS S-19 achieved SLSA certification, just a few months ago
and is already getting solid attention from the sport aviation
buying public. The aircraft is destined to enter series production
as the S-19LS. Certification was granted December 21, and delivery
of the first S-19LS planes should begin by the end of 2008.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently marked a
major milestone in the move toward a satellite-based air traffic
control system with the implementation of the 1,000th instrument
approach that uses the enhanced GPS Wide Area Augmentation System
(WAAS). The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has been a
strong proponent of WAAS as part of the move toward satellite
navigation that the Association has championed since 1990.
Ahead of HAI's 2008 Heli-Expo -- which kicks off Sunday in
Houston, TX -- Garmin announced MD Helicopters Inc. has selected
the company's panel mount products as the standard avionics package
for its current production aircraft, including the MD 600N, MD
520N, MD 530F and MD 500E.
The missile fired from a US Navy ship in the Pacific Ocean that
hit a malfunctioning US reconnaissance satellite late yesterday
likely accomplished its goal of destroying the satellite's toxic
fuel tank, a senior US military officer said Thursday.
In an announcement likely to further fuel speculation of an
impending merger, on Wednesday Continental Airlines announced it
posted a larger fourth-quarter loss in 2007 than for the year
before, due largely to an increase in its deferred tax asset
At Dassault’s annual analyst conference Thursday, Chairman
and CEO, Charles Edelstenne announced the sales and financial
results for 2007. For the third consecutive year, Dassault set a
record for Falcon business jet sales with 212 firm orders
worldwide. "The results are a tremendous statement to the benefits
of business aviation which are now only being understood in some
areas of the world,” said Edelstenne.
Founded in 1994, the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum is
dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of
aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras, as well as the
recognition of all United States Military personnel for their
service and sacrifice.
"There is a lot of talk about NextGen, a
satellite-based air traffic control system that is envisioned for
20 years down the road, but WAAS is an example of what I like to
call 'NowGen' -- technologies to improve air traffic that are
either here today or will be ready to deploy in the next three to
Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association. The Federal Aviation Association
(FAA) recently marked a major milestone in the move toward a
satellite-based air traffic control system with the implementation
of the 1,000th instrument approach that uses the enhanced GPS Wide
Area Augmentation System (WAAS).