AD NUMBER: 2009-05-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-05-07
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for the products listed above that will supersede an existing
AD NUMBER: 2009-05-10
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-05-10
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A330,
A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes.
Latitude Technologies announced this week the company has
completed testing and has conclusively proven the interoperability
of the text messaging, telephone dialing, and device memory
functions of its SkyNode S200 satcom voice and data transceivers
with the tBagC2 Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) from navAero
Company Returns To Profit In 2008, But That Probably Won't
On another day -- and in nearly any other global
economic climate -- the news shared Tuesday with investors in
European Aeronautic Defense and Space Corp. (EADS) would be cause
for celebration: after posting massive losses in FY 2007, EADS
turned things around in 2008 with a net profit of nearly $2 billion
US. Analysts believe, however, the future holds a far gloomier
picture for the aerospace consortium.
Warns Workers Of Need To 'Reassess' Staffing Needs
Telling workers "the worsening global economy continues to place
additional pressure on the airline industry," on Tuesday Delta Air
Lines leaders issued a memo to the over 70,000 people employed at
the megacarrier, warning of further cuts to international
capacity... and likely workforce reductions down the line.
The coming months will be even more difficult for airlines, and
manufacturers of commercial aircraft... as credit markets are
expected to shrink even more than they already have, cutting off
available financing for deliveries of new planes. That spells
potential catastrophe for the record order backlogs claimed over
the past three years by Boeing and Airbus.
Blended Winglets Save Up To 500,000 Gallons Of Jet-A
American Airlines and Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced
this week the first revenue flight of a Boeing 767-300ER with APB's
Blended Winglets, days after the winglet installation received
Supplemental Type Certification from the FAA.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.10.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.10.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Flight 1549 Testimony:
03.10.09 (ANN Special Report, with highlights from
the congressional testimony about the "Miracle on the
Hawaiian Airlines reported this week its February 2009 and
overall year-to-date traffic numbers increased handsomely over
similar periods in 2008, back when the carrier was fighting a
three-front battle to win a share of the Hawaiian travel
Plane Reportedly Bound For LAM Went Down In Snowy Weather
The investigation into why a small, single-engine aircraft
crashed in the East Mountain region of central New Mexico early
Monday has been complicated by reports a second aircraft, that
reportedly took off at around the same time from an airpark near
Edgewood, is also unaccounted for.
You know the feeling... that 'seat of the pants' sensation that cues into the true nature of the flight that you're undertaking... its an innate part of the true world of flight... and possibly the most difficult aspect of aviation to simulate.
You know the feeling... that 'seat of the pants' sensation that
cues into the true nature of the flight that you're undertaking...
its an innate part of the true world of flight... and possibly the
most difficult aspect of aviation to simulate.
Nearly 95,000 Jobs Could Be Impacted By Program Cut
Defense experts are trying to size up how serious President
Barack Obama is about his promise to reform defense procurement.
The President pledged last week the "days of giving defense
contractors a blank check are over"... but saying it is one thing,
and doing it at a cost of thousands of jobs during a severe
recession is another.
A new contract announced Monday marks an impressive "get" for
Diamond Aircraft. The planemaker recently signed an agreement with
New Zealand's Massey University for 14 aircraft for its School of
$173 Million Deal To Perform "Reset" Work On Cobras, Other
Bell Aerospace Services Inc. announced Monday the Bell
Helicopter subsidiary has begun work on a multi-year contract with
a projected total value of $173 million, as a subcontract member of
a team led by PKL Services Inc of Poway, CA. The team is currently
providing selected organizational-level maintenance (or "Reset")
for Lot 3 and Lot 4 US Marine Corps rotary wing aircraft.
Newly-Created Positions To Consult Customers On
As part of its effort to respond to the expanding maintenance
needs of aircraft owners and operators, Cutter Aviation recently
announced the appointments of David Harsay and Michael Hedding as
Regional Sales Managers for Aircraft Technical Services throughout
the Cutter Aviation network of FBOs covering the Southwestern
Max-Viz announced Monday the incorporation of 11 EVS-1000
infrared sensor systems onto the AgustaWestland Grand (AW109)
helicopter. Initial deliveries have been completed to the Swiss
air-rescue operator Rega.
The temporary diversion of an aircraft engine's exhaust or
changing of propeller pitch so that the thrust produced is directed
forward, rather than aft. This acts against the forward travel of
the aircraft, providing deceleration.
"The difficulty now is how do you get a majority to
vote against their own interests, even if you could persuade them
that the changes would be best for the national
Source: William S. Cohen, a former senator from
Maine and defense secretary under President Bill Clinton. The Obama
administration has yet to decide on whether to continue funding for
the F-22 Raptor fighter program. Though the President has pledged
the "days of giving defense contractors a blank check are over"...
saying it is one thing, and doing it at a cost of thousands of jobs
during a severe recession is another. Given that businesses in 44
states supply parts for the Raptor, discontinuing the program could
be a tough sell on Capitol Hill.