Unions Ask Obama To Block 'Cargo Cut-Out' For Safety Of
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that exactly what pilot
unions have feared appears imminent - revised FAA crew rest rules
which exempt cargo carrier from compliance, or set a period for
compliance further out than the deadline for passenger
Company Reportedly Considering Closure Of Modification
Boeing is reportedly seriously considering closing its
modification center in Wichita, which has gotten the attention of
lawmakers and union leaders in the state. Following an announcement
by the planemaker Monday that it was studying the viability of its
Wichita operation, elected and union officials requested a meeting
with Boeing. They say the company made promises to put jobs in
Kansas should they be awarded the KC-46A contract from the Air
Force, which they did in February.
Three Fatally Injured When Aircraft Went Down In Heavy Fog
The NTSB has issued its probable cause report in the February,
2010 accident which resulted in the fatal injury of three employees
of the Tesla automobile company and sparking fires in a residential
neighborhood. The board determined that the probable cause of the
accident was the pilot’s failure follow the standard
instrument departure as instructed, and his failure to attain a
sufficient altitude to maintain clearance from power lines during
takeoff in instrument meteorological conditions.
But Surge Of A320neo Orders This Year May Mean A Production
It's a classic good news, bad news scenario. The bad news for
Airbus is that it sees a decline in orders in 2012 compared to
2011, but the good news is, so many airplanes were ordered in 2011
that a production increase is likely.
Earlier this year, Cirrus and Continental Motors (CMI)
identified a potential issue associated with the starter drive
adaptor assembly installed on our SR22T and SR22 TURBO aircraft.
While the issue was previously thought to have been addressed,
recent data from the field of the same assembly on non-Cirrus
aircraft indicate otherwise. Slight misalignment of the internal
shaft is suspected to cause side loading and lead to premature
fatigue failure at low hours.
EADS North America CEO Was Previously NASA Administrator,
Secretary Of The Navy
EADS North America Chief Executive Officer Sean O'Keefe has been
named the new Chairman of the National Defense Industrial
Association (NDIA), a U.S. industry association promoting the
defense industry and national security.
Said GPS Told Him Subdivision Street Was Nearby Airport
A student pilot made what was described as a "hard landing" on a
residential street in Pasco County, Florida near Tampa Tuesday. The
22-year-old pilot of a Cirrus SR20 told sheriff's deputies that his
GPS indicated that the street was Pilot Country Airport (X05),
which is actually about three miles from the Pasco Trails
subdivision where he landed.
Regional Express (Rex) flight ZL319 operating from Lismore to
Sydney in Australia had an occurrence after landing Friday when a
passenger’s mobile phone started emitting a significant
amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow. The mobile phone
in question appears to be an Apple iPhone.
A remote service which may be provided by facilities which are
not located on the landing airport, but have a discrete
ground-to-air communication frequency or tower frequency when the
tower is closed.