Issued: 08/24/2005 21:10
Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice
Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.
Description: SE OF LAKEVIEW OR. ALONG OR/NV
What does flying a general aviation aircraft just six feet off
the deck, forcing beachgoers to scramble for cover, get you? In
Santa Cruz, CA, it gets you a date in court. With the FAA, it gets
your ticket pulled.
Strike-Burdened Managers Say... Don't Worry
Northwest Airlines' flight attendants who are crossing picket
lines set up by striking mechanics on this fourth day of job
action, say they're worried about the safety of the aircraft they
fly in. The FAs are flooding their own union's phone lines with
complaints about what they see when they watch mechanics work on
As recovery teams in Peru continued the grim task of trying to
account for all those aboard a Peruvian 737 that went down in a
swamp less than two miles from its destination, the number of
survivors went up by two Wednesday. That brings to 59 the number of
passengers who were able to get out of the wreckage alive.
AD NUMBER: 2005-17-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-17-07
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes and
Model A320-200 series airplanes. This AD requires doing a one-time
general visual inspection of the axle nut on each main landing gear
(MLG) wheel for the presence of locking bolts and associated
hardware; doing any related investigative and corrective actions as
applicable; and submitting an inspection report to the
AD NUMBER: 2005-17-09
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-17-09
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing
airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model
747, 757, 767, and 777 series airplanes.
The veteran world-class aerobatic championship pilot and founder
of Extra Aircraft still has what it takes when it comes to
performance-driven aerobatic flying. Extra took first place in the
four-minute freestyle competition during the 54th annual German
Championships held this weekend in Dinslaken, Germany.
In a turbulent era of 1960s Cold War confrontations, moon race
headlines, and war in southeast Asia, eight military and civilian
test pilots flew the radical X-15 rocket plane out of the
atmosphere and into the record books, earning astronaut status.
For those lamenting the retirement of the Concorde, take heart.
Something new is on the horizon and it could be even faster. And
even though this is primarily a Japanese project, the makers of the
Concorde, Airbus and its parent company EADS, are involved.
American Legend Aircraft Company said Tuesday its delivered the
first Legend Cub light-sport aircraft to Rich Giannotti of
Brookhaven, NY. Legend publicly introduced its Cub design at an
event held at the factory on March 11th, where those in attendance
saw the Cub take its first ceremonial flight.
UPS says it's ordered eight 747-400 freighters, bringing to 21
the total number of jumbo jets ordered so far this year. That's a
far cry from the three that were ordered in 2003 and more than
twice the ten that were ordered last year.
Bell's Tennessee Affiliate Gets Visit From Redenbaugh For
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen joined Bell Helicopter CEO Mike
Redenbaugh for a ground-breaking ceremony launching a new five
building 37-acre construction project at the Tri-County Industrial
Park. The new facilities will be used by Edwards &
Associates, a Bell-owned subsidiary specializing in the repair,
refurbishment and sales of new and used helicopters.
"We've made some improvements so that won't happen again. This
is a pretty important test."
Source: Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) spokesman
Takaaki Akuto, speaking to the Associated Press in Tokyo Tuesday,
on the upcoming test of Japan's next-generation SST. It's designed
to carry 300 passengers at better than Mach 2 and, if all goes
well, could by flying by 2020. EADS and Airbus, makers of the
now-retired Concorde, are part of the project. After a three-year
hiatus, a prototype is set to fly in the next month or so.