AOPA tells ANN that if you were involved in an accident or
incident that was reported to or investigated by the FAA, chances
are that your personal identification information, like your pilot
certificate number or name, is still on record with the FAA —
and would be indefinitely if you didn't specifically ask for that
information to be removed.
Latest Mystery In Quest To Solve Insulation Problems
It's one step forward, two steps back lately for NASA, as
officials announced Tuesday they have still not figured out what
caused the loss of insulating foam from the external fuel tank on
this summer's flight of Discovery -- although a new problem found
with another tank may provide a clue.
Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation
(Massport) and the FAA announced Tuesday new measures intended to
curb the risk of runway incursions at Boston's Logan International
After analyzing data from this weekend's attempt by the Hayabusa
probe to touchdown on the surface of the asteroid Itokawa, Japanese
space agency (JAXA) officials said Wednesday the probe did, in
fact, touch down on the surface of the asteroid Sunday, before
launching itself back into space.
Cirrus Design announced earlier this week The Odegard School of
Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota will soon
offer flight training on the Cirrus SR20. The Duluth, MN-based
manufacturer said the University of North Dakota Aerospace program
will take delivery of four new SR20s in December, with plans to
begin student flight training in January.
Agencies: Past Incidents Underscore Need For Inspections
As regular Aero-News readers
know, there have been as many as seven incidents
reported where the nosewheels on Airbus A320-series airlines have
become jammed at a 90-degree angle, leading to some rather
spectacular landings -- televised, or not. In response, the
FAA and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) both
issued Airworthiness Directives Wednesday for the A320, both for
the same component.
"Due to client confidentiality protocols we can't say which US
aircraft manufacturer, and because the product has so many uses we
aren't sure what they are doing with it."
Source: CAMTECH Camouflage Technology Managing
Director Owen Graham, on the announcement an unnamed US aircraft
manufacturer has ordered a large quantity of the company's Spectro
Dynamic Systems silver-coated 'cenospheres' -- which, according to
the company, are an excellent electromagnetic shielding material,
or infrared reflector.
AD NUMBER: 2005-24-04
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-04
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
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