Plane Disappeared Near Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Aero-News has learned search crews on the ground and in the air
have scaled back their search for a missing pilot, whose RV-6
disappeared from radar February 28 in the vicinity of Guadalupe
Mountains National Park in west Texas.
Says Proposal Harmful to Small Businesses, Rural
The user fee plan advocated by the major airlines and the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would be disastrous for the
national aviation system, and for small and mid-size businesses in
rural areas across the country. That's what Ed Bolen, president and
CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), told a
congressional subcommittee Thursday.
Answer: FAA's New Plan Would Incur Debt; Current System
It's a clear-cut case of the government attempting to "fix" a
problem that isn't broken... and we've seen before how those
efforts often turn out. That's the message Phil Boyer, President of
the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, had for government
officials this week, during a hearing on the Bush administration's
proposed FAA funding reauthorization plan.
ASAP Avionics and Sagem Avionics tell ANN the two companies
teamed up recently to produce one very impressive Robinson R44
Astro. The helo underwent a significant upgrade during its
2,200-hour overhaul, and came out with a state-of-the-art
AD NUMBER: 2007-05-17
MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-17
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D series turbofan
AD NUMBER: 2005-24-03R1
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-03R1
SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700,
-700C, and -800 series airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-05-19
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-19
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD)
for all Glasflugel Models H 301 'Libelle,' H301B 'Libelle,'
Standard 'Libelle,' and Standard Libelle-201B sailplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-05-13
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-13
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 airplanes.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.09.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.09.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- RANS Aircraft's Randy Schlitter:
03.09.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Randy Schlitter on
changes at RANS.)
It can do the job. Aero-News learned Friday Boeing's KC-767
Tanker made history last week, when it successfully extended its
fly-by-wire air refueling boom and transferred fuel for the first
time to another aircraft.
Rebuilt L-159A Part Of Four-Plane Czech Air Force Order
On Thursday, the first out of a total of four two-seat training
L-159T1 aircraft for the Czech Air Force (CzAF) took off from the
factory airport of Aero Vodochody a.s. and made its maiden flight.
The two-seat training aircraft, s/n 6069, was rebuilt from
originally single-seat CzAF L-159A aircraft.
May Conduct In-House Airworthiness Inspections, Approvals
Aero-News learned this week Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd., the
US subsidiary of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd in Switzerland, earned FAA
recognition as an Organizational Designated Airworthiness
Representative (ODAR) to support its PC-12 program.
Sales Remain Strong... But Cert Delays, Hail Take Their
Leaner times in Bend, OR... as Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing
Corporation told ANN Thursday the planemaker has been forced to lay
off 59 employees, out of the company's total workforce of 605, in
order to offset the financial impact of what the company termed "a
cascade of unanticipated events."
It appears a bit of the long-dormant "Spirit of Delta" may soon
return to Delta Air Lines. The Atlanta, GA-based carrier announced
this week that, as its financial picture improves, so would its
employees' checkbook balances.
Don't look now... but after years of lackluster sales, interest
in Boeing's middling 767 widebody appears to be quietly rising. The
American planemaker announced Thursday that cargo-hauler DHL agreed
on an order for six 767-300ER (Extended Range) Freighters.
Three people died when a Piper Cherokee went down in Tooele
County, UT Wednesday. The crash site is about 50 miles from the
Nevada border near Clive, UT just a couple of miles north of I-80,
according to KSL Channel 5 News.
Provides those with a professional interest in aviation with
up-to-date and reliable data on airliner accidents and safety
issues, as well as a section of photos before a crash, after the
actual accident, and other miscellaneous pix.
Aircraft Crews Maintenance Insurance -- A lease between
two parties where the first party is a lessor with an AOC
responsible for the aircraft, crews, maintenance, and insurance and
the second party is the lessee.
Source: How representatives with Columbia
Aircraft describe the issues leading to its announcement Thursday
that, despite strong interest and healthy sales, the Bend,
OR-planemaker was forced to lay off 59 workers from its staff of
just over 600.