Two Accused Of Lying About Ability To Bring Carrier Out Of
They lied. One tried to bribe an undercover Fed. Both are in
very hot water.
That's the word from the US Attorney's Office in New York's
Southern District about Paul Boghosian and William Spencer. Both
have been indicted on conspiracy charges in connection with their
bid to bring Hawaiian Airlines out of bankruptcy.
"I'm seeing my lawyer later this afternoon."
AC Hoffmann is mad and looking for trouble. There he was, minding
his own business, reading a pornographic magazine on board a
Nationwide Airlines flight at Cape Town, South Africa, when a
flight attendant asked him to stow the reading material. The
reason? The airline told reporters other passengers complained.
Prop Maker Signs New Contract With Aircraft Manufacturer
McCauley Propeller Systems will be flying with Mooney Airplane
Company's Bravo and Ovation. McCauley and Mooney have just
entered a new three-year agreement that makes McCauley the
exclusive propeller supplier for all Mooney Bravos, as well as the
exclusive governor supplier for all Mooney Ovations and Bravos.
If Eclipse has its way, the Double Eagle II Airport near
Albuquerque will soon be a very busy place. Already, that strip has
been designated as the new home for Utilicraft Aerospace's
manufacturing operation. Now, Eclipse has filed paperwork to build
its VLJs at the same airport.
Residents Say Airport Commission Broke Its Promise
The cities of Minneapolis, Eagan and Richfield, MN, have joined
forces to sue the governmental entity that runs Minneapolis-St.
Paul International Airport, saying its members have broken promises
to help alleviate aircraft noise.
American officials in Kabul, Afghanistan, say a US military
transport helicopter -- a CH-47 Chinook -- has crashed in the
southeastern part of that mountainous country. All nine people on
board, at least four of the Americans, were reported killed.
One of the pivotal aspects of the long-awaited Light Sport
Aircraft program was a means whereby the industry could come
together and agree on compliance standards in lieu of (potentially)
more restrictive and stifling FAA-mandated and administered
Cartwright: "The Importance Of The Space Mission... Cannot Be
From American Forces Press Service...
Almost 70 years ago, actor Buster Crabbe first portrayed space
swashbuckler Flash Gordon, battling Ming the Merciless to protect
Earth. Few theatergoers then would have imagined that space would
become an important component of national defense.
Aero-Sports Connection Brings Sport Pilot Ratings Closer To
Londoners, there's no need to look for the nearest tube station;
this Blitz is being launched by the good guys, to wit, Aero-Sports
Connection. What Blitz? Well, if you're an ultralight pilot or
instructor (AFI/BFI), you've probably been scratching your head
about what the many changes in Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft
mean to you. One of the quickest outfits to get it all figured out
(along with --ahem -- Aero-News, of course) was Aero-Sports
Connection, and it's announced a series of "Blitz" training events
that will get an otherwise qualified ultralight pilot and his
aircraft Sport Pilot (or Sport Pilot Instructor) and Experimental
Light Sport Aircraft legal as quickly as possible.
The Experimental Aircraft Association is making it easy for
ultralight owners who want to be a part of the light-sport aircraft
revolution, as EAA has developed a new conversion kit that is now
available to all ultralight owners.
Over the last several days, Jay Carter's wild band of innovators
relaunched the Carter Copter Technology Demonstrator into the air
with a new rotor blade and other significant changes. So far, the
tests seem entirely successful, and Carter engineers are poring
over the test data to see what comes next.
French Aerospace Industry Urges 'Balanced' Resolution Of
The French aerospace industries association, GIFAS, called
Tuesday for a "balanced" agreement between the United States and
the European Union in the dispute over public subsidies to aviation
rivals Airbus and Boeing, and urged including Japan in the
Aeromedical Service Back To Pits After Administrator Promised
They Would Have Necessary Resources
By ANN Senior Contributing Editor Juan Jimenez
Last July, those of us who attended EAA's AirVenture at Oshkosh
remember the hoopla surrounding the FAA's announcement that the
final Sport Pilot Rule was about to become the law of the land. The
FAA made a lot of noise... the EAA made a lot of noise... the media
made a lot of noise.
More than 525 Boy Scouts and Scout leaders "landed" at AOPA's
headquarters at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) this weekend to
set up camp on AOPA's "back 40" and explore aviation. Some 16
troops and 10 Cub Scout packs participated, despite miserable
Events Include Pilot Town Meeting, Hangar Sessions, Discounts
It's become as inevitable as those other two things people think
about in mid-April – but a whole lot more fun. AOPA Day
returns to Sun 'n Fun on Friday, April 15, 2005, and once again,
AOPA members will see benefits from the moment they walk up to the
Condor Engineering, a provider of avionics databus solutions,
Tuesday announced it has expanded its international operations by
forming a strategic alliance with UK-based Aerotech World Trade,
Ltd. Under the agreement, Aerotech, which has provided
representation and distribution services to the commercial aircraft
industry for more than 60 years, will distribute Condor's data
loader product line to the European, Middle Eastern and African
commercial airline markets.
"The FAA is providing new, and possibly damaging information
about the safety of these rudders and the NTSB owes it to the many
families of the victims of the crash and to the traveling public to
find out whether traveling on these planes is dangerous."
Source: investigation into the November, 2001
crash of AAL 587. Schumer's demand came after the rudder separated
from an Air Transat Airbus A310 -- an aircraft similar to the
American Airlines jetliner that went down in Queens. After the
March 6th Air Transat incident, the FAA ordered the rudders
inspectd on all A300s and A310s flying in the US.
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