AD NUMBER: 2005-21-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-21-03
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
(BHTC) model helicopters that requires, before the first flight of
each day,checking the tail rotor blade (blade) root doublers
(doublers) for an edge void or de-bond on both sides of each blade,
and if an edge void or de-bond is found, replacing the unairworthy
blade withan airworthy blade.
AD NUMBER: 2005-21-02
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-21-02
SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing
airworthiness directive (AD) for the MD Helicopters, Inc.(MDHI)
Model 369A, H, HE, HM, HS, D, and E helicopters with a certain part
numbered main rotor blade (blade) and modified with a Helicopter
Technology Company, LLC (HTC),Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
No. SR09172RC, SR09074RC, or SR09184RC.
Says EU-US Meetings Offer Historic Opportunity For Change
Heathrow's second biggest airline, bmi, has urged EU and US
negotiating teams to "seize the historic opportunity" offered by
Monday's talks on open skies across the Atlantic. The airline says
negotiators have a real opportunity to bring to an immediate end
the "illegal agreement" that limits the number of airlines that can
provide competitive services from Heathrow to the US.
But If Approved, Only About 500 Of The 4,400 Laid-Off Workers
Would Return To Work
Striking Northwest Airline Mechanics will reportedly have a
chance to vote on he latest contract offer from management -- even
though, under its terms, only about 500 of the 4,400 union members
would actually go back to work.
Military: One Strike Hit Crew Planting Roadside Bomb
American warplanes and helicopters bombed and strafed two Iraqi
villages over the weekend, killing approximately 70 people
identified as insurgents, according to the military. Witnesses said
39 of those killed in the attacks were civilians.
Clear and sunny weather throughout the Mid-Atlantic after two
years of hurricanes drew about 3,000 visitors to see what was new,
and old, in aviation at the Virginia Regional EAA Fly-in. Eight
Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) manufacturers displayed new planes along
with twelve other aircraft distributors and manufacturers. A 1929
Fleet was the oldest airplane to attend. Nearly 500 aircraft flew
in during the weekend from states up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
Ultralights arrived from as far south as Georgia and as far north
as mid-New York state.
Accident Claims Six Returning From Bringing Supplies To
A Pakistani Mi-17 helicopter went down Saturday night as it was
returning from ferrying supplies to survivors of the devastating
earthquake last week. The six people onboard, listed as four army
officers and two civilians, were confirmed dead.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the
statement released by the Experimental Aircraft Association in the
wake of Saturday's accident that claimed the lives of two Young
Eagles, and the pilot who had volunteered to give them their first
airplane ride, in Everett, WA.
Successful End To Nation's Second Manned Spaceflight
The reentry module of Shenzhou VI carrying two Chinese
taikonauts landed successfully early Monday morning in the
grasslands of Northern China, successfully wrapping up a five-day,
70-plus-orbit trip into space.
Diamond Aircraft has unveiled a program that will cover fuel and
maintenance costs for up to two years on any new or demostrator
Diamond DA-40 single engine airplane purchased from now until the
end of 2005, the company announced Saturday.
According to AIR, Inc., airlines hired 969 pilots in September,
bringing the year-to-date total to 8,319. The National carriers
continued strong in September hiring 317 pilots, followed by the
Majors with 217, and the Non-Jet Operators finished in third,
hiring 118 new pilots for the month.
'Dago Red' Could Be Yours For Only $950K... Make That
$950,050... No, $950,100...
by ANN Associate Editor Rob Finfrock
The crew at Aero-News was both shocked, humored, and somewhat
awed to find a true piece of air racing history for sale this
week... on eBay. We're also now searching for any spare change we
can find, calling our rich uncles to ask "just how they're doing",
and hitting the boss up for rather substantial raises (E-I-C Note:
Tales Of Dealing With 'The Busiest Control Tower In The
This week, we're featuring one of our first-ever Aero-Casts --
where we sent our Oshkosh "rookie" Rob Finfrock up to the North 40
to interview pilots who had literally just cut the mixture on their
engines, after flying into Wittman Field the Sunday before
AirVenture 2005 officially got underway.
"After several days of flying in space, the astronauts may look
wan and sallow, so medical staff will put makeup on them to make
them look ruddy."
Source: From the Beijing News newspaper,
describing possible efforts on the part of the Chinese space
officials to make taikonauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng appear
healthier following their return from orbiting the earth for five
days aboard Shenzhou VI.