Boeing says production of its 787 Dreamliner resumed Thursday,
for the first time since last year's machinists
strike, with the join of the fifth airplane designated
for flight test. Aircraft ZA005 is the first to be powered with
General Electric GEnx engines.
A new lawsuit has been filed in the September 2008 takeoff crash
of a Learjet 60, alleging the layout of the Columbia Metropolitan
Airport (CAE) in South Carolina was culpable for the accident that
killed four people.
Avionics manufacturer Avidyne announced this week its qualifying
domestic dealers for "Avidyne Elite" status as part of its Tiered
Dealer Program. Avidyne Elite is the highest level in Avidyne's
dealer program, signifying the company's most qualified and active
FlyRight Inc. has introduced King Air 300 and 350 recurrent
training to its course offerings. Approved by all major insurance
providers, FlyRight now offers approved training for the entire
King Air product line.
Will Meet In April At Marshall Space Flight Center
Twenty student teams selected by NASA from colleges and
universities around the country are spending the winter building
sophisticated rockets they will launch high over Alabama during
NASA's 2008-2009 University Student Launch Initiative in April.
AERO Specialties recently completed a year-long towbar and head
redesign project. The project introduced many new and improved
features to its already well-received line of business &
regional aircraft heads and towbars, and was accomplished without
significant price increases... or by sacrificing the
interchangeability of its entire system with other manufacturers'
"This airplane signifies our return to a steady
production rhythm. Sections are arriving in Everett at the
completion levels committed by our partners and close to what is
expected for mature production. The substantial progress made by
our partners streamlines the assembly process, which is essential
as we ramp up production."
Source: Jack Jones, vice president of 787 Final
Assembly and Change Incorporation at Boeing. The company announced
Friday production work has resumed on the first six
composite-bodied flight test aircraft, months after the line was
idled by a 58-day machinists strike.