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May 08, 2005

Queensland Metroliner Crash Claims 15

Commuter Plane Slams Into Hill

A Metroliner crashed midday Saturday in far north Queensland, claiming the lives of two pilots and 13 passengers.

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Boeing Postpones Wichita Layoffs

Deal Still In Work

Boeing told its Wichita employees Friday that their 60-day layoff notices were extended for an indefinite time. Onex executives still expect the deal to close in June, but there are numerous issues to address.

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White House Chooses New TSA Head

Tough Job Ahead

The White House nominated Edmund "Kip" Hawley on Friday  to be the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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Airline Officially Apologizes For 2003 Crash

21 Lost In Tragedy

Air Midwest apologized, Friday, for the Jan 8, 2003 crash of a Beech 1900 commuter plane.

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NASA Wristbands Contaminated?

Law Of Unintended Consequences

It's not just a fashion statement, or an expression of your resolve. Your wristband can also be a flight risk.

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ATG Permanently Hangs Engines On Javelin Prototype

Powered By Specially-Modified Williams FJ33-4-15M

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. reported progress of construction for the Javelin prototype and the permanent installation of the specially modified Williams FJ33-4-15M turbofan engines.

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VS-32 Maulers Launch SLAM-ER

Vikings Team Up To Reach Out

Two S-3B Vikings from VS-32 recently participated in the first S-3B Viking launch of an Operational SLAM-ER missile in an exercise recently at NAS Point Mugu, California.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.08.05)

"We're high on Mr. Hawley. We believe he will bring a great combination of skills and experience to the position." Source:  James C. May, chief executive of the Air Transport Association, speaking about the White House nominating Edmund "Kip" Hawley to replace David Stone as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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Louisiana TFR (05.12.05)

NOTAM:  5/3516  Issued:  05/05/2005 20:50  Effective:  05/12/2005 16:30 - 05/15/2005 22:00  State:  LA  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  BARKSDALE AFB, BOSSIER CITY LA. 

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2005-09-08 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-09-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (ADs); both apply to the same certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2005-06-07 MANUFACTURER: General Electric (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80A1/A3 and CF6-80C2A series turbofan engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-07-13 MANUFACTURER: Boeing (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-07-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-300 and -400ER series airplanes.

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