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May 23, 2004

ASTM/Sport Pilot Standards Still Making Swift Progress!

Just two days ago, ANN updated our readers on an upcoming ASTM/Sport Pilot meeting in Salt Lake City. The meeting is now over, and Rotax guru and ANN columnist Eric Tucker gave us an exclusive wrap-up summary of the proceedings and progress...

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Cancer Patient Goes Home In Jet After Prom

Jay Barnett, age 16, and Amanda Jeffries, age 15, met at the Ronald McDonald House in New York where both are being treated for the same disease at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Amanda asked Jay to her prom and he said "yes."

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Atlas Air Puts One Foot Outside Chapter 11

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. reached a settlement today with the court-appointed unsecured creditors committees of AAWH subsidiaries Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Polar Air Cargo, Inc. (Polar) in the Company's ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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Continental Airlines is 2004 OAG Airline of the Year

OAG (Official Airline Guides), the world's leading source of independent flight schedule information, announced that Continental Airlines was named 2004 Airline of the Year at a ceremony at The Park Lane Hotel in London.

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Connecticut TFR: 5/23/04

NOTAM: 4/4480  Issued:  05/21/2004 16:22  Effective:  05/23/2004 18:15 - 05/23/2004 23:45  State:  CT  Facility:  ZBW - BOSTON (ARTCC),MA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, MAY 23, 2004. 

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (05.23.04)

"Congratulations to Continental Airlines on winning the OAG Airline of the Year Awards. Continental has consistently improved the quality of its service and this fact has been duly recognized by its customers." Source: OAG Chairman Mr. Eddie Bell, commenting on Continental Airlines being voted Airline of the Year for 2004, the first time a US airline has won the award since its inception 22 years ago.

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AD: Schleicher Alexander

AD NUMBER: 2004-10-08 MANUFACTURER: Schleicher Alexander SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-10-08 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau (Alexander Schleicher) Model ASH 25M sailplanes equipped with fuel injected engine IAE50R-AA. This AD requires you to inspect the fuel line for correct fittings, and, if any incorrect fitting is found, replace the fuel line. This AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct any fuel lines with improper fittings, which could result in fuel leakage and a possible f

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AD: Transponder (Garmin)

AD NUMBER: 2004-10-15 MANUFACTURER: Transponder SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-10-15 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GARMIN International Inc. GTX330/GTX 330D Mode S transponders that are installed on aircraft. This AD requires you to install GTX 330/330D Software Upgrade Version 3.03, 3.04, or 3.05. This AD is the result of observations that the GTX 330 and GTX 330D may detect, from other aircraft, the S1 (suppression) interrogating pulse below the Minimum Trigger Level (MTL) and, in some circumstances, not reply. The GTX 330/330D should still reply even if it detects S1 interrogating pulses below the MTL. We are issuing this AD to prevent interrogating ai

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AD: Textron Lycoming

AD NUMBER: 2004-10-14 MANUFACTURER: Textron Lycoming SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-10-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes an existing AD, for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming), direct-drive reciprocating engines (except O-145, O-320H, O-360E, LO-360E, LTO -360E, O-435, and TIO-541 series engines). That AD currently requires inspection of the crankshaft gear installation and rework or replacement of the gears where necessary after a propeller strike, sudden stoppage, at overhaul, or whenever gear train repair is required. This AD requires the same actions but makes the correction that the existing gear retaining bolt and lockplate be remo

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