The FAA completed evaluations of the Waiex and Xenos Kits in
October 2005 for compliance with the "major portion" requirement of
14 CFR section 21.191(g). Sonex, ltd tells ANN that both kits were
approved on October 21, 2005.
As the NTSB and local agencies continue to investigate the crash
of a Bellview Boeing 737-200 in Nigeria Saturday, 33 people have
been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a terror plot to
sabotage the plane.
Airbus May Hire Engineers From Failed British Car Company
What has the collapse of a British car company got to do with
jets? Quite a lot, if Airbus Industrie gets its way. The European
commercial aircraft colossus is eyeing the skilled engineers,
draftsmen and other technical personnel idled by the collapse of MG
Rover this spring.
Will Build European Robotic Arm For International Space
It's a done deal. ESA's Director of Human Spaceflight,
Microgravity and Exploration, Daniel Sacotte Thursday signed a
contract for the launch preparations and first operations of the
European Robotic Arm (ERA) on the International Space Station
(ISS). The contract, worth 20 million Euro, was signed with Dutch
Space, the Industrial Prime Contractor leading an industrial
consortium of European companies. The contract signing took place
at the Erasmus User Center at ESA's European Space Research and
Technology Center (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
California Tower-Jumper Snagged, Rescued -- May Face
A Walnut Creek, CA, skydiver is hospitalized after his chute
became tangled in the tower from which he was jumping. The birthday
stunt-gone-wrong left John Agnos dangling by his risers for hours
as firefighters tried to figure out how to rescue him.
Announces New Turbine Components Plant In West Jefferson
Smiths Aerospace says it will invest $44 million in a new
turbine engine components facility in West Jefferson, North
Carolina. Smiths says the investment is underpinned by long range
contracts from key customers. The new facility expands Smiths
workforce in North Carolina to nearly 400, with the opportunity to
double its growth within five years. In addition to West Jefferson
(which will initially employ 100 people), Smiths has a second
aerospace engine components business in Asheville, NC, with 295
"We wont leave any stone unturned in waging this war too. If
there are terrorism claims about the crash, it behooves on us to
investigate to establish if these rumors are true or not."
Source: Police Inspector General Sunday Ehindero,
quoted by AllAfrica.com, on a terrorist group's claim that it blew
up a Bellview Air flight as it was taking off from Lagos, Nigeria,
last Saturday. All 117 people were killed when the plane exploded
during a thunderstorm. Now, 33 workers at the Nigerian president's
office and the ministry of aviation have been arrested in the midst
of a nationwide investigation.
AD NUMBER: 2005-22-09
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-09
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
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