A UPS A300 cargo plane has gone down on approach to Birmingham, AL, and the two pilots on board were fatally injured. The accident occurred about 0455 local time Wednesday morning. The FAA has proposed an AD for certain Airmotive Engineering Corp. replacement parts manufacturer approval (PMA) cylinder assemblies marketed by Engine Components International Division (ECi), used on Continental models 520 and 550 reciprocating engines, and all other engine models approved for the use of CMI models 520 and 550 cylinder assemblies. The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines on the grounds that it would "substantially lessen competition for commercial air travel throughout the United States." All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.16.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, August 16th, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
UPS Cargo Plane Down In Alabama
FAA Proposes AD Affecting Some 6000 Continental Engines
Justice Department Files To Block US Airways, American Airlines Merger
EASA Approves Aspen Aircraft Model List STC
Martin Jetpack Cleared For Flight Testing
Project Loon Conducting Experiments In California
Barnstorming: The Redemption Of Oshkosh
Ready For Sea Trials; F-35B Completes 500th Vertical Landing
Harbinger Capital Partners Seeks To Recover LightSquared Losses
Flexjet Hiring More Pilots As Positive Growth Trend Continues
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