AD NUMBER: 2005-09-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-09-03
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP airplanes.
This AD requires inspecting to detect damage of certain wiring in
the flight compartment, performing corrective actions if necessary,
modifying certain wiring connections, and revising the airplane
British Prime Minister Tony Blair's campaign plane, dubbed
"Blair Force One," was struck by lightning Wednesday. No one was
hurt and the plane was not damaged. It landed safely at London's
Heathrow Airport without further incident.
Article On Business Aviation Draws Intense Fire From NBAA
This just in from the NBAA...
An article in the upcoming edition of Forbes Magazine
("Flight of Fear," May 9), overlooked the
strong safety standards, stringent levels of federal oversight, and
outstanding operational history for charter aviation companies and
their pilots. The fact is, the continuing emphasis on safety is the
very reason that thousands of charter operators fly millions of
hours each year without incident.
Eclipse Aviation will feature the world's first public flight
appearances of the Eclipse 500, a new private jet that builders
hope will revolutionize air travel when it enters the marketplace
President Rushed To Shelter, Veep Hustled To "Secure
REAL TIME UPDATE 1327 EDT -- President Bush was whisked
from his Oval Office to the bomb shelter under the White House,
while Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to an undisclosed secure
location Wednesday, after air traffic controllers reported an
unidentified plane violated the Washington ADIZ. Officials later
said it had been a false alarm.
US and Canadian Coast Guard teams have stopped their intensive
search near Cudahy, WI, for a 20-year old bible college student
whose rented Piper PA-28 apparently went down in Lake Michigan
Cities, Airports Coast-To-Coast Eyeing The Concept Of Paying An
Airline To Fly Into Town
All across America, local governments and airports alike are
keeping close tabs on Wichita's battle with the FAA over the city's
multimillion dollar subsidies to AirTran. In the meantime, the
clock is ticking on a 30-day deadline under which the FAA has
ordered Wichita to "remedy" the situation.
ELT Signal Sparks Fruitless Search In Washington
At least four pilots flying from the Puget Sound area heard it
-- an emergency beacon signal at about 1300 local Tuesday.
The ELT signal sparked a widespread search near Haystack Mountain
in western Washington. But at dusk Tuesday, the search was called
First Flight Test Underway For World's Largest Commercial
REAL TIME UPDATE 0641 EDT -- The world's largest
commercial passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, is undergoing
flight tests in Toulouse, France, at this hour. The double-decker
aircraft took off without incident in what some are calling
Europe's most eagerly-anticipated flight test since the
AOPA Works To Keep DOD International Aeronautical Charts
Available To GA Pilots
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), under the
Department of Defense, wants to end public dissemination of certain
DOD publications like international and Caribbean en route and
instrument approach charts, along with the supplement of Caribbean
airport information. AOPA is working to keep these publications
available to general aviation pilots and recently met with NGA
officials as a part of this effort.
Executive Aircraft Completions, LLC (EAC), a certification and
interior design engineering firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has completed
a certification project for Aerolite Max Bucher AG, of
Ennetb�rgen, Switzerland. EAC was responsible for the
overall effort for acquiring an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate
(STC) and a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation for
the MD-11 aircraft modifications, concurrently.
Dallas Airmotive, as a subcontractor to DynCorp Technical
Services, LLCComputer Science Corporation, Applied Technology
Division (CSC) of Fort Worth, Texas, has been selected to provide
depot engine maintenance for the US Air Force fleet of 76 C21A
aircraft. The contract covers a six-year period. The C21A is a
military variant of the Learjet 35A and is powered by Honeywell
ANN has received a note from CASA (The Civil Aviation Safety
Authority) sent a note that bears reading by pilots all over the
world. Pilots flying at low levels have been given a fresh warning
to watch out for powerlines.