In recommendations issued Monday, the NTSB said the FAA
Require all 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 and 135 air
carriers to incorporate bounced landing recovery techniques in
their flight manuals and to teach these techniques during initial
and recurrent training. (A-05-30)
Authorities Could Ease Low-Level Restrictions By 2010
China, where general aviation has been virtually unheard of
since the Communist take-over in 1949, may be on the verge of
opening its skies. Chinese media report the Beijing government may
be poised to lift low-level flight restrictions by 2010.
Pilot's Mistake Leads To SWAT Drama In Georgetown, SC
A funny thing happened to Harry Butler when he landed his Cessna
501 at the airport in Georgetown, SC, last Thursday. He suddenly
found his aircraft surrounded by Georgetown County deputies -- many
of them in full SWAT gear. The reason they were there? Apparently,
Butler punched in the wrong transponder code.
Relatively Minor Damage Reported To Houston,
Spared most of Hurricane Rita's wallop, employees at Houston's
Johnson Space Center are breathing sighs of relief over minor
damage sustained to the complex and are planning to reopen the
facility Tuesday, according to a report in the Houston
Some To Be Let Go Just Months After They Were Re-Hired
Northwest Airlines, looking for any way possible to slim down
and regroup following its recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,
announced last week it will lay off 1,400 flight attendants --
approximately one-sixth its current force -- by January 2006.
The San Diego Regional Airport Authority is expected Monday to
weigh a proposal by airport officials to get into the maintenance,
parking, and refueling business for private aircraft, essentially
taking over from the company currently providing those services at
San Diego International.
Listen As ANN Talks About The Eclipse 500 and HondaJet
You already know how proud we are of our Aero-Casts, and how
we're looking to expand our use of this exciting technology very,
VERY soon (we're talking days here, folks.) Today, we're
spotlighting two of our earlier Aero-Casts, that share a common
The United States and the European Union reached something of a
consensus last week in their battle over trade subsidies, by
agreeing to name a senior Mexican trade official to gather
information on alleged financial support by the respective powers
to aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing.
Described as a potential challenger to foreign
manufacturers' dominance of the Chinese airliner market, China is
set to begin trial production next year of its ARJ-21 passenger
jet, state media reported on Friday.
The next time you're stuck at the airport for a few hours due to
a delayed aircraft, you can at least be grateful you weren't on
Northwest Airlines Flight 19 last week. The B747-400 scheduled to
leave Minneapolis Thursday afternoon finally left on its flight to
Tokyo's Narita Airport Saturday morning -- almost two days
The NTSB planned Sunday to recover the wreckage of a
Eurocopter AS-350B2 that went down two days day earlier off Kauai's
north shore during a routine sightseeing expedition, in an attempt
to pinpoint the cause of the accident.
"It's certainly an unfortunate delay. We regret the
inconvenience; we apologize. We work hard to avoid this. It happens
to other airlines as well."
Source: Northwest Airlines spokesman Kurt
Ebenhoch, on the 43-hour delay of a flight bound for Tokyo from
Minneapolis last week. NWA Flight 19 was originally due to leave
Thursday afternoon, but was delayed first for a maintenance issue,
and then again due to crew availability issues. The 747
finally left Minneapolis Saturday morning.