AD NUMBER: 2005-14-10
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-10
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing
airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell
Douglas transport category airplanes.
Second Congressional Fly-In Sponsored By Rep. Sam Graves
Some 120 aircraft flew in Saturday for the second annual
Congressional Fly-In, sponsored by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) at Gould
Peterson Municipal Airport (K57) in Tarkio, Missouri, in the
extreme northwest corner of the state.
And The Bankruptcy Trustee Wants To Know What It Is
This is no time to play “I’ve Got A
That’s the gist of a complaint by the trustee in UAL’s
epic bankruptcy. Ira Bodenstein wants to know why the airline
should be allowed to sell an undisclosed number of planes to an
undisclosed buyer for an undisclosed price.
Russian Air Traffic Controllers allowed a Vietnam Airlines 777
to land at an airport near Moscow Tuesday -- even though the
aircraft was considered an intruder and military authorities
ordered it “ejected” from their airspace.
AD NUMBER: 2005-14-12
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. models HC-B3TN-2,
HC-B3TN-3, HC-B3TN-5, HC-B3MN-3, HC-B4TN-3, HC-B4TN-5, HC-B4MN-5,
HCB4MP-3, HC-B4MP-5, and HC-B5MP-3 propellers, installed with
propeller mounting bolts, part number (P/N) B-3339.
Aviation business are, like everyone else in the far-western
Florida Panhandle, trying to get back on track after Hurricane
Dennis roared through on Sunday. Many say the storm could have been
much worse -- but they’re still assessing.
Day After Launch Scrub, Space Agency Criticized For Speeding
With the shuttle program under the world's microscope as it
returns to flight, why did NASA engineers start the countdown
without checking the external fuel tank’s sensors? Those
sensors were already pegged as problematic when NASA delayed the
launch in April. The answer: engineers said they were comfortable
that the issue was nothing more than an “unexplained
Reports from California indicate that a Sacramento County
Sheriff's Department has crashed in an arroyo with a post-crash
fire burning. There has been some injury or loss of life. At least
three urgent medical evacuation helicopters were summoned to the
scene, along with fire and police personnel.
The launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission,
STS-114, will take place no earlier than Saturday, July 16 at 2:40
p.m. EDT. Space Shuttle Discovery's liftoff, Wednesday, from NASA's
Kennedy Space Center, Fla., was postponed at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
On the eve of next week's opening of contract negotiations with
the air traffic controllers union, the US Department of
Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today said
that fundamental changes are needed in the contract if the agency
is to afford new systems and inspectors to improve safety and to
modernize the air traffic control system to reduce delays and
By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs
Dismayed and "saddened" by the FAA's statement on upcoming
contract talks with unionized air traffic controllers, NATCA
President John Carr said Thursday the FAA is ignoring the desires
and recommendations of its workforce.
Aero-News Instant Analysis by Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien
A Department of Homeland Security overhaul announced by
Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff today will have
some impact on aviation, but mostly it's a reshuffle at the highest
levels of the agency.
A NASA-funded astronomer has discovered a world where the sun
sets over the horizon, followed by a second sun and then a third.
The new planet, called HD 188753 Ab, is the first known to reside
in a classic triple-star system.
Pacific Avionics & Instruments says it's achieved ISO
9001:2000 and AS9100 accreditation for activities in manufacture
and support of integrated avionics systems for aircraft
manufacturers and component suppliers.
Data from Deep Impact's instruments indicate an immense cloud of
fine powdery material was released when the probe slammed into the
nucleus of comet Tempel 1 at about 10 kilometers per second (6.3
miles per second or 23,000 miles per hour).
"We want to reach an agreement that balances the needs of air
traffic controllers with the need for the kind of technology and
new capacity that will keep travelers moving safely. We cannot
afford an agreement like 1998 that saddled the FAA with excessive
costs, archaic work rules, and restrictions on our ability to
modernize the system."
Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, on the
eve of contract negotiations with NATCA controllers. NATCA, as you
might imagine, begs to differ.
Issued: 07/12/2005 18:20
Effective: 07/22/2005 16:00 - 07/22/2005 23:00
Facility: ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL-HULLMAN FIELD AIRPORT,
TERRE HAUTE IN.