AD NUMBER: 2008-02-16
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-16
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 series
AD NUMBER: 2008-02-17
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-17
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-50, -80A1/A3,
and -80C2A series turbofan engines, installed on Airbus A300,
A300-600, and A310 series airplanes.
Aero Club Speech Repeats Call For GA User Fees, Tax Hikes
In a speech to the Aero Club of Washington this week,
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters told a gathering of aviation
industry leaders Congress needs to act, and act soon, on an FAA
reauthorization bill. That was music to the ears of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association... but alas, much of what Peters had
to say otherwise struck the association as more of the same old,
and rather tired, song.
On Thursday, Alaska Air Group said it managed to post a
fourth-quarter profit for 2007 due to special gains... but overall,
the news was grim, as fuel prices took a heavy toll on the
A new ground-control radar system now in place at Chicago's
O'Hare International Airport is drawing fire from the local
president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, who
says the technology meant to prevent runway incursions is
notoriously inaccurate when snow is falling.
Granted, there are probably more than a few of us who have
wanted, at one time or another, to tell the FAA what it could go do
with itself... but not many of us ever put those desires in
writing, unlike a Philadelphia-area couple. And they used big
letters to do it.
Orlando-area youngsters, ages 8-17, will have a chance to take
to the skies on Saturday, February 9 - weather permitting -- as
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 74 hosts a Young
Eagles Flight Rally at Kissimmee-Gateway airport. The original
Young Eagles Flight Rally scheduled for January 19 was cancelled
due to inclement weather, and has been rescheduled.
Nearly 15.4 Million Passengers Traveled Through STL In
Officials with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport tell ANN
the airport recorded its third straight year of passenger growth
during 2007, serving 15.38 million passengers. The number of
boarding passengers at Lambert increased 1.5 percent for a total of
7.7 million passengers.
New College Of Business Building To Open Next Week
When managers at AirTran Airways needed to improve efficiency
and effectiveness in passenger boarding strategies, ground
equipment use, and employee distribution, they turned to the
College of Business at the Daytona Beach, FL campus of Embry-Riddle
A type of thrust reverser that uses a pair of clamshell doors set
into the tail cone of the engine. When deployed, the doors deflect
the exhaust gases forward, thus creating reverse thrust to slow the
aircraft down in a shorter distance.
"Just doing it made me feel better, but I'd still like
to say what I wrote directly to the idiot head of the
Source: Homeowner Michael Hall, who with his
girlfriend, Michaelene Buddy, painted an obscene rooftop message
visible to pilots and passengers departing Philadelphia
International Airport. The couple took the drastic step over their
anger with the FAA's recent changes to departure routes out of
Philadelphia, as part of a controversial effort to improve
efficiency and reduce delays.