AD NUMBER: 2008-16-05
MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-16-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for RRD Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series
AD NUMBER: 2008-16-01
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-16-01
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for GE CF34-8E series turbofan engines with certain part
number (P/N) full authority digital engine controls (FADECs)
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has awarded a multi-year
contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems
Division of San Diego for engineering and technical services in
support of the center's planned operation of two Global Hawk
Brazilian planemaker Embraer has been seemingly on a roll as of
late, with a healthy order book for its larger regional aircraft
and on-track development of smaller business-class jets.
Apparently, however, not all is well at Embraer's headquarters in
Sao Jose dos Campos.
A federal arbitrator has ruled Alaska Airlines violated its
collective bargaining agreement with International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Air Transport District 143
when the carrier laid off 472 Seattle baggage handlers and other
ramp workers in May 2005.
Venice, FL Legislators Don't See Eye-To-Eye On Airport
"Apparently, the Venice City Council doesn’t welcome
honest advice from its Florida citizens." That's the message the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has received, after the
council called for the resignation of every member of the
seven-seat airport advisory board.
Plane Skidded Off Runway After Coming In "A Little" High And
Below is the unedited transcript of the National Transportation
Safety Board's preliminary report on the July 30, 2008 landing
accident involving an Eclipse 500 very-light-jet.
As ANN reported, the pilot and his young
daughter were uninjured when the plane skidded off the runway at
Brandywine Airport (OQN) in Pennsylvania.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.08.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.08.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Future Of NAFI:
08.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with the new
executive director of the National Association of Flight
Instructors, Jason Blair.)
QinetiQ, working in partnership with Aberystwyth University's
new biosciences centre IBERS, has successfully completed the UK's
first flight of an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for
Let's Complete Our Look Back At The Final 'Dailies'
From Oshkosh 2008!
Oshkosh 2008 is pretty much over... and it was a great show.
So... while the images are still fresh in our minds (and on our
video servers), we're going to take a quick look over the daily
episodes we produced at Oshkosh 2008 for the rest of this week,
while our video crews get a little rest, start editing some new
projects and get back to normal. We hope you enjoy these programs
as much as we enjoyed producing them.
Herewith... The Final 'Dailies' of Oshkosh
A landmark announcement by the US Air Force and the state of
Florida Thursday should dramatically expand the state's position
and prominence in aerospace and the space industry in the civil,
military and commercial sectors.
The five specially-prepared aircraft competing for the $300,000
NASA General Aviation Technology Challenge will be displayed to the
public on Sunday, August 10, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the CAFE
Foundation Flight Test Center at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County
Things are tough all over... not just for US airlines. GOL
Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., the parent company of Brazilian
airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A.,
announced this week the company has revised its fleet plan,
accelerating fleet renewal and modernization strategies while
cutting back on capacity to reflect slumping market conditions.
Older Widebodies Will Fill In While Carrier Waits For 787s
Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines announced Thursday the two sides
have finalized an order for two Boeing 737-900ERs, as well as two
767-300ERs. The latter order marks the first new deal for that
widebody plane in some time, and a stopgap measure while the
airline waits for its 787 Dreamliners.
Frasca International announce Thursday that Era Training Center
has received Level 6 Qualification for their Frasca-built EC-135
Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The EC-135 FSTD, along
with a Bell 206 FSTD built by Frasca for Bell Helicopter Customer
Training Academy in Fort Worth, TX, are the first two Level 6
helicopter FSTDs under the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA)
new Part 60 rule.
The Growler has teeth. The EA-18G Test Team at NAWCWD China Lake
conducted its first AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air
Missile (AMRAAM) live fire on July 23, marking another critical
milestone for the Growler test program.
A visual maneuver accomplished by a pilot at the completion of
an instrument approach to permit a straight-in landing on a
parallel runway not more than 1,200 feet to either side of the
runway to which the instrument approach was conducted.
"I bring the adventurous side out of Darren -- he used
to be scared of heights."
Source: Katie Hodgson, 23, who recently married
her 24-year-old beau, Darren McWalters, while wing-walking over the
British countryside. Katie and Darren had themselves strapped to
the top of matching biplanes, and talked the Reverend George
Bringham into strapping himself to the top of a third to conduct
the high-flying ceremony.