Will Supply Engines If Plane Is Chosen For KC-X Contract
The players for a lucrative Air Force tanker bid are waiting.
Boeing tell ANN the American planemaker has reached an agreement
with Pratt & Whitney on price and terms under which it will
supply engines for the KC-767 tanker. As a result, Pratt &
Whitney becomes eligible to supply its PW4062 engines if Boeing is
awarded the US Air Force KC-X contract later this year.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.13.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.13.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Flight Design USA's Tom Peghiny:
03.13.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Peghiny on
developing the light sport aircraft ATSM certification
AD NUMBER: 2007-05-15
MANUFACTURER: Teledyne Continental
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-15
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) GTSIO-520
series reciprocating engines.
Nevada Crash Occurred Hours After Bailout Near Florida
Scratch two F-16 Vipers from US Air Force inventory. Hours after
a pilot bailed out safely before his F-16 crashed into the ocean
off the Florida Keys Monday morning, a second F-16 crashed in the
Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas. As with the
first accident, the pilot was able to eject safely.
After traveling thousands of miles, a major component of the
International Space Station is set to begin preparations for
launch. The Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section for the
Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space
Center in Florida early Monday, March 12
Nosewheel Failed To Deploy; All Safe After Emergency
All Nippon Airways took the drastic step Tuesday of grounding
its 13-plane fleet of Bombardier DHC-8-Q400 turboprop airliners,
one day after the nosegear failed to deploy during a flight from
Osaka to Kochi. The Japanese government also ordered immediate
inspections of all 36 "Dash-8s" used in Japan.
Suffolk Executive (SFQ) Chosen For 11th Annual Event
The Virginia Council of EAA Chapters, Inc. told ANN this week
the Suffolk Executive Airport (SFQ) in Suffolk, VA has been
selected as the site of the 2008 Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In and
Expo. The date for the 11th annual event will be Father's Day
weekend, June 14-15, 2008.
Speech Outlines "Operational Evolution Partnership" In Broad
Below is the full text of a speech given by FAA Administrator
Marion Blakey before attendees at Tuesday's RTCA Operational
Evolution Partnership Industry Day in Washington, DC, which states
more details will soon be coming on the FAA's framework for its
much-touted NextGen air traffic control system.
AD NUMBER: 2007-06-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-01
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new
airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 62-24-01, which
applies to all Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Beech Models 45
(YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B45), and D45 (T-34B) airplanes.
Get set to learn a new aviation term during 2007: fuel tank
inerting. It refers to pumping inert gas into aircraft fuel tanks
as they're depleted, to prevent a build-up of explosive
vapors. Later this year, the FAA will issue a final rule on
just how aircraft will be expected to implement the system.
A key US senator says the nearly fourfold increase in general
aviation fuel taxes proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) is "completely unacceptable," according to the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association.
Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 held a
decommissioning ceremony for the Navy’s last H-3 Sea King
helicopter March 6. The helicopter departed California's Naval Air
Station North Island en route to Atlanta to be prepped for foreign
Boeing and Airbus may be about to get some competition at the
big end of the market. The Guardian Unlimited reports China's
state-run media has announced a government plan to develop its own
large airliners by 2020.
Building a satellite in just three years is without doubt an
ambitious undertaking. Nevertheless, the decision to rebuild
CryoSat -- which, as ANN reported, was lost in
a launch failure in October 2005 -- and recover the mission
includes just that goal for the European Space Agency.
Each week, hundreds of airline passengers returning from
Caribbean vacations threaten United States security by bringing
contraband though Miami International Airport security checkpoint.
The threats lie not in bombs, guns, knives or even nail clippers.
The first scheduled passenger flight in eight years into Niagara
Falls International Airport arrived as scheduled last week,
something local officials hope leads to a resurgence in visitors --
and, yes, vacationing newlyweds -- to the natural landmark.
Tyra, a former America West Airlines flight attendant and now a US
Airways flight attendant hosts this site that provides a "fun &
positive forum of communication and information," not only for
America West flight attendants, but also for her 'flying friends'
around the world.