We hope this isn't a sign of things to come, in these times of
heightened awareness of contagious illnesses onboard commercial
airliners. An ill passenger on British Airways flight 207 from
London was detained recently at Miami International Airport Monday
until officials with the Centers for Disease Control determined she
did not have an infectious disease.
In a kind of old-world matchmaker meets new-world technology
project, researchers at Fort Rucker in Alabama are developing a
test that will assist the Army in matching the best pilots to the
best missions and aircraft.
From The Smallest Skyhawk, To The Largest (Proposed)
Cessna Aircraft Company tells ANN the planemaker is marking its
return to the 47th International Paris Air Show with seven aircraft
on static display and a full-scale cabin mockup of the company's
newest large-cabin, long-range business jet concept.
When Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) comes to the Paris Air
Show this year, it will do so as a private company for the first
time in 25 years. The company will be featuring a selection of its
product line including the Hawker 4000, Hawker 850XP, Beechcraft
Premier IA and Beechcraft King Air 350ER.
AD NUMBER: 2007-12-06
MANUFACTURER: Raytheon,Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-06
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) that supersedes AD 2006-23-02, which applies to certain Hawker
Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) (Type Certificate (TC) No. 3A20 and TC
No. A24CE formerly held by Raytheon Aircraft Corporation and Beech)
Models C90A, B200,B200C, B300, and B300C airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-12-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-11
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747
Aero-News has learned Goodrich Corporation was recently selected
to provide an integrated engine control system for the GE Honda
HF120 engine, which will power the HondaJet and Spectrum "Freedom"
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.12.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.12.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- It's ALL About Proficiency:
06.12.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Bob Miller Of "Over The
This is one of those times when the FAA Preliminary Report says
it all. The ANN staff extends its wishes for a speedy recovery for
the US Fish & Wildlife worker injured in the following
incident; for the rest of us, this serves as a reminder to keep a
careful eye on the various cords present in and around an
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3923
Issue Date: June 11, 2007 at 1851 UTC
Location: Houston Center, Marsh land southeast of White Lake,
Louisiana near WHITE LAKE VOR/DME (LLA)
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Oil Platform fire
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Houston Center (ZHU) Center,
It took three tries and two unions before flight attendants at
Northwest Airlines narrowly approved a new contract with the
formerly bankrupt carrier... so why would anyone think things would
get any easier now? Substantial payouts for the airline's 8,100
FA's are currently on hold, as their union investigates charges of
In an attempt to allay concerns over China's rapidly developing
aerospace programs, on Monday state media quoted the country's
first taikonaut as saying China is drafting laws governing the
peaceful use of the cosmos.
Military Could Order 167 Tiltrotors; Combat Deployment
Once nearly cancelled due to safety questions in the wake of a
string fatal accidents -- and still viewed with a wary eye by many
in the aviation community -- it appears the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor
aircraft is poised to assume a prominent role among US military
Maine Paper Failed To Note General Aviation Contributions To
In response to an article in the Portland (ME) Press Herald
about pending Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rules for small
aircraft, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a letter to the
editor last week pointing out the extensive work done by general
aviation to tighten security in recent years, in voluntary
cooperation with federal officials.
Engineers at Boeing told ANN Monday the planemaker recently
completed 50 percent of the design for the upcoming 777 Freighter.
The completion of this work means half of the detailed design of
the 777 Freighter is defined and has been released to Boeing
factories and its suppliers to begin building parts, assemblies and
tools for the new cargo airplane.
TGV Rockets, Inc. announced last week it has successfully
completed critical test firings of a technologically advanced
throttleable rocket engine that the company believes will one day
be able to facilitate the shuttling of equipment and sensor
payloads on quick turn-around suborbital missions for the military
and to help dramatically reduce the cost of geo-spatial
Early Reports Plane Belonged To NASCAR Driver Prove False
Officials at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base reported hearing a
radio tower transmission Monday morning about 8:30 am, indicating a
plane in distress near a body of water. But no aircraft were
visible on controllers' radar at the time.
To say things are probably a bit tense right now around New
York's John F. Kennedy International Airport would be an
understatement, especially in the wake of the revelation 10 days
ago of an alleged terrorist plot to plant explosives along a fuel
line that supplies the extremely busy airport. But it wasn't terror
concerns that prompted a Delta Air Lines pilot to sound off this
"The amounts of money involved are so large, and it's
so difficult to unscramble the egg after the fact, we figured even
if there's the remotest chance that the election would have to be
rerun we would err on the side of caution here and hold up the
Source: David Borer, general counsel for the
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA at Northwest Airlines.
Substantial payouts for the airline's 8,100 FA's are currently on
hold, as the union investigates charges of voter fraud in the
recent ratification vote of a new contract.