Repair or replace. That's the issue facing engineers at NASA,
who on Wednesday determined they need more time to decide which
course of action to pursue regarding damage to the shuttle's
problematic external fuel tank.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6230
Issue Date: March 20, 2007 at 2004 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: March 23, 2007 at 1950 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 25, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Below is an update from SpaceX founder Elon Musk, regarding
Tuesday's launch of the company's second Falcon I rocket. As ANN reported, the launch
went far better than the company's first attempt, one year ago... but didn't
quite attain the company's goal of reaching orbit.
Boyer Cites Detrimental Effects On GA In Other Countries
Radical changes to the way the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) is funded are standing in the way of modernizing
America’s air traffic control system. That's the core message
the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) delivered to
Congress Wednesday, in prepared testimony to the House Aviation
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.21.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.21.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Part One, Hilton Goldstein:
03.21.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Hilton Goldstein on his
Roberta Lowenstein has maintained all along a mechanical defect
led to the December 30, 2003 plane crash that claimed the life of
her husband, Norman. She held to that belief even after the NTSB
said her husband was impaired by high levels of over-the-counter
cold medicine -- 10 times higher than a standard dosage.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively approved
Virgin America's application to start a new US airline, finding the
carrier is owned and controlled by U.S. citizens and is fit to
operate as a domestic airline.
Demand To Know Executive Salary Schedule Post-Bankruptcy
Northwest flight attendants objected this week to the airline's
failure to disclose how much its executives and directors are
scheduled to be paid when the company emerges from bankruptcy later
AD NUMBER: 2007-06-13
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-13
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Airbus airplane models, as specified above.
AD NUMBER: 2007-06-15
MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-15
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter)
model helicopters that requires replacing a certain hydraulic drive
belt (drive belt).
The general public will get a peek Thursday into the contentious
dispute between the US and the European Union -- and their
respective aerospace manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus -- over
accusations of unfair funding practices and subsidies.
Over protests from residents of several affluent neighborhoods
in northwest Las Vegas, NV, on Tuesday airliners departing
westbound from McCarran International Airport began implementing
the so-called "right turn" departure path, as per FAA order.
Confirming reports that surfaced last week regarding plans by
China to enter the large commercial airliner
market -- territory now dominated exclusively by
Boeing and Airbus -- now comes word leaders in that country have
approved the program to produce an "internationally competitive"
200-seat airliner, and bring it to market by 2020.
Space Tourist Simonyi Bringing Food Prepared By Martha
We've come a long way from beef paste and Tang. When billionaire
'tourinaut' Charles Simonyi rides into orbit to the International
Space Station next month aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket, he'll be
bringing gourmet meals with him -- compliments of Martha Stewart,
A Continental Airlines Boeing 757-300 (file photo of type,
below) bound for New Jersey aborted takeoff at McCarran
International Airport in Las Vegas Monday, and blew out several
tires in the resulting hard stop.
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