A Ford Tri-Motor/Bushmaster replica built in 1986 crashed
Saturday onto Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton (CA) immediately
after a "troubled takeoff," in front of hundreds of onlookers
gathered at the Fullerton Municipal Airport in Orange County.
Chicago has begun a mailing program to identify Bensenville (IL)
homeowners who might want to sell their homes and land to the city
before the FAA makes a decision on whether or not to allow
expansion of O'Hare International Airport.
As investigators continue to search for clues as to what caused
a 50,000 square foot hangar to burn down in Galveston (TX), the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been brought into the
The European Community Transport Commisioner, Loyola de Palacio,
has confirmed that Alitalia has reached an agreement with its labor
unions that will allow it to begin restructuring itself under a
"He is the only
one who can fire me."
Source: Ecuador's Civil
Aviation General Directorate chief Cmdr. Rafael
Davila, referring to his boss, the President of Ecuador,
and reacting to an order from a judge suspending him from his
position for refusing to issue airworthiness certificates to a firm
operating Hueys put together with parts from decommissioned US
aircraft. The aircraft and the company also failed to pass an
inspection, with more than 20 squawks and violations of regulations
and laws allegedly found by DGAC inspectors. Davila
intends to remain in his job until the President says
The National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State
University and Raytheon Aircraft Company are collaborating in an
innovative technology arrangement that will greatly expand the
Institute's aerospace research and development capabilities.