U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced a
landmark air services agreement between the United States and China
that will more than double the number of U.S. airlines that may
serve China and will permit a nearly five-fold increase in weekly
flights between the two countries over the next six years.
In a victory for airline pilots, the government has acknowledged
that regulations it had issued in January 2003 allowing it to
revoke the licenses of pilots suspected of being security threats
cannot be lawfully enforced.
The Air Transportation Stabilization Board (Board) announced
today that it has denied the application submitted by United
Airlines, Inc. for a $1.6 billion federal guarantee of a $2.0
billion loan under the Air Transportation Safety and System
Stabilization Act (Act).
On December 16, 2003, as a celebration of the first ten years of
a democratic South Africa, and as South Africa's contribution to
the commemoration of the 100th year of powered flight, two
pilots -- Ricky de Agrela and Alan Honeyborne -- embarked on
an 18-month microlighting expedition around the world.
"We are quite
pleased with the outcome. The 'guilty until proven innocent'
attitude toward U.S. pilots that was embodied in the regulations,
and which the government has now been forced to abandon, is simply
unacceptable. Guaranteeing due process under the law is a
cornerstone of our country's legal system."
Source: Captain Duane E. Woerth,
president of ALPA, commenting on the successful legal challenge of
TSA regulations that had been dubbed the "Pilot Insecurity Rules,"
and which a judge has now declared unenforceable.
Eurocopter AS 350 (Ecureuil) Series
AD/ECUREUIL/100 Emergency Floatation Gear - All-up
Operating Weight 8/2004 DM
Applicability: Model AS 350 BA helicopters
equipped with Aerazur emergency floatation gear comprising: Left
hand container assembly 158170 or 158210-1, and right hand side
container assembly 158171 or 158215-1.