Issued: 04/19/2005 20:50
Effective: 04/28/2005 17:00 - 04/28/2005 22:00
Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITOL AIRPORT, SPRINGFIELD
AD NUMBER: 2005-08-09
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-09
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. This
AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracks in the
crease beam and adjacent structure of the fuselage, and related
investigative and corrective actions if necessary.
AD NUMBER: 2005-08-06
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-06
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all CENTRAIR 101 series gliders with other than
elevator or aileron part number (P/N) SY991A hinge pins installed.
This AD requires you to replace any installed elevator or aileron
hinge pins that are not P/N SY991A hinge pins with P/N SY991A
Brazilian federal police aircraft intercepted and shot down a
twin-engine general aviation aircraft as its pilot attempted to
take-off Sunday. The 65-year old pilot was reportedly killed. His
50-year old passenger was arrested.
The week-long search for a deHavilland DHC-6 that went down in
the jungles of Indonesia's West Papua province was spotted over the
weekend. All 18 people on board -- 14 passengers and four crew
members -- were lost in the mishap.
Canadian National Research Council's New Icing Tunnel Puts
Engine Through Its Paces
Albuquerque, New Mexico-based jet-maker Eclipse Aviation has
just completed a $335,000 contract with the National Research
Council Institute for Aerospace Research (NRC Aerospace) for engine
nacelle icing tests on its Eclipse 500 jet. The test program, which
included icing tunnel-based nacelle and engine/nacelle combinations
required for certification purposes, took place during March and
April at the NRC Aerospace facilities in Ottawa, Canada.
Controllers Couldn't Hear Pilots For 20 Minutes Saturday
What happened in the tower at Tampa International Airport that
kept controllers hearing from pilots for about 20 minutes on
Saturday? The answer involves a propane leak, a fire and two
five-dollar fuses, according to the FAA.
Official Says Subsidies Might Continue If City Reconstitutes
If the city of Wichita, KS, would only reconstitute its airport
authority as an entity completely separate from the city council,
the FAA says it would probably have "no problem" continuing its
multi-million dollar subsidies to AirTran.
As sources tell Time Magazine the US No-Fly list has ballooned
from 19,000 names in September to more than 31,000 this month,
we're learning more about why a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Mexico
City was forbidden to fly in US airspace earlier this month. At the
bottom line, the TSA is now trying to expand its ability to
keep people off commercial flights -- not just in the US, but all
over the world.
Ever been to a bar fight where the two participants spend most
of their time warily circling each other, tossing insults instead
of jabs? That's sort of like the current standoff between the US
and the EU over commercial aviation subsidies. Tempers are short
and you just know someone is going to throw a punch any minute.
By ANN Correspondents John Ballantyne and Kevin O'Brien
At the end of every show, we try to do a little bit of a wrap-up
and see how things went overall. This year at Sun-n-Fun, we sent
our most experienced guys to their respective ends of the field to
assess the show. We talked to exhibitors, attendees, happy campers,
and a couple of just plain campers. Here's what they told us, and
what we saw with our own eyes.
If Space Plane Must Be Abandoned At ISS, Could It Land Without
Should space shuttle astronauts have to abandon their landing
plans and hightail it to the International Space Station in an
emergency, what happens to the damaged or malfunctioning shuttle
itself? NASA is trying to address that issue, wondering with all
its bureaucratic might whether the shuttle might be remotely
ANN's Completely Unscientific, but Sincere, Survey
By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
Sure, there are many awards and commendations showered on well
deserving individuals who excel at Sun 'n Fun each year. But it
seems that some always fall through the cracks. So ANN endeavored
to ferret out those individuals who get less credit than deserved,
and to again mention those who are the rocks on which ultralight
and light sport aviation are anchored. To accomplish this goal ANN
conducted an entirely unscientific, but thoughtful, series of
interviews with principal exhibitors, volunteers near the close of
the Sun 'n Fun fly in, 2005.
Excess Aviation War Liability Coverage Supplements Regular
AIG Monday launched what it calls "Excess Aviation War Liability
coverage." The new coverage is designed to help corporate flight
departments and owners of private aircraft meet the new minimum
liability requirements mandated by insurance regulators in the
European Union, according to an AIG statement.
"I am not at all sure how we would use that capability, because
here you've got an orbiter that is not safe to bring people back on
and yet you're going to try to land it, presumably in case you were
too conservative. But in doing that you have to fly it over
Source: Wayne Hale, NASA's deputy director of the
shuttle program, speculating about some of the problems the agency
might encounter designing and flying a shuttle that could land by
remote. If the crew had to abandon ship and take up temporary
quarters on the International Space Station, proponents of the idea
say the space plane could be flown home like a UAV. But the
question becomes -- would a damaged shuttle make it without hurting
someone or something on the ground? Hale was quoted by the Orland
Issued: 04/18/2005 16:30
Effective: Undetermined - Undetermined
Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.
Description: SPECIAL NOTICE: A NEW WARNING SIGNAL FOR
COMMUNICATING WITH AIRCRAFT IS BEING DEPLOYED WITHIN THE WASHINGTON
DC METROPOLITAN ...
AD NUMBER: 2005-08-05
MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream)
Model 4101 airplanes.