AD NUMBER: 2007-09-04
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-09-04
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, 777-00, and 777-300ER series
NextGen "Eye In The Sky" Includes New Radar, Glass Cockpit
Aero-News has learned the first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced
Hawkeye, built for the US Navy by Northrop Grumman, made its first
public appearance at rollout ceremonies April 30. The E-2D was
designed in New York, and built in St. Augustine, FL.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.01.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.01.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Going Zero-G: 05.01.07
(ANN Special Feature, with ANN's Pete Combs' introduction to zero-G
The first squadron of F-35 Lightning IIs isn't slated to go into
operation until 2012... but the system that will serve as the
information backbone of the F-35 maintenance and support network is
now up and running, reports Lockheed Martin.
International Defense Business Will Offset US Slowdown, Labor
By most accounts, it's good to be Boeing right now... or, at
least, it's better than being Airbus. In a shareholder presentation
Monday, Boeing CEO James McNerney said the American planemaker has
what it takes to remain dominant in aerospace for years to
Representatives with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne tell ANN the
company and its fellow team members recently demonstrated the
successful operation and performance of the X-1 scramjet engine, in
the first simulated flight at Mach 5 of the X-51A.
On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board determined
the probable cause of a small airplane crash in Manhattan last
October was the pilots' inadequate planning, judgment, and
airmanship in the performance of a 180-degree turn maneuver inside
of a limited turning space.
New Arrival ATIS Freq, IFR Slot Confirmation Process Among
For some, the first telltale signs of spring are found not in
blooming flowers and warmer temperatures -- or even the calendar.
No, for pilots it's not truly springtime until the Notice to Airmen
for arrival and departure procedures for the annual EAA AirVenture
Fly-In are published.
Urethane Floats Allow Towing Following Water Landing
DART Helicopter Services told Aero-News Tuesday their affiliated
partner, Apical Industries, has received FAA approval for their
Emergency Float System for Robinson model R44 and R44 II
helicopters. EASA and Transport Canada approvals are pending.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9749
Issue Date: May 01, 2007 at 1602 UTC
Location: Jacksonville Center , Waycross, Georgia
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville Center (ZJX) Center,
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9746
Issue Date: May 01, 2007 at 1551 UTC
Location: Albuquerque Center , Winslow, Arizona near WINSLOW VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 2200 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Natural Gas release
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500
AD NUMBER: 2007-09-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-09-07
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe
condition on an aviation product.
In a telephone conversation with Aero-News last week,
representatives with the Federal Aviation Administration rebuked
many of the points presented by the Alliance for Aviation Across
America, in that group's rebuttal to the FAA's policy document released April 23 on
the subject of user fees. Over the next several days,
ANN will present those arguments, and the FAA's contrasting
position on each issue.
Fulfilling agreements made earlier this year between the United
States and the European Union, on Monday the two sides signed a
landmark "open skies" agreement significantly easing restrictions
on transatlantic flights.
NATCA Complaint Comes To Light As VLJ Receives Production
For officials at Eclipse Aviation, it probably seemed like an
eternity waiting for the FAA to issue a type certificate for the
Eclipse 500 very- light-jet. But the union representing the FAA's
inspectors and test pilots says the process was rushed, and that
its members were not allowed time to do their jobs properly.
Pilot Brian Kissinger of O'Fallon, IL is in the process of
restoring a World War II-era aircraft for a barnstorming trip to
raise money for brain tumor research -- a subject the 39-year-old
man is intimately familiar with.
The Halifax/Shearwater Airport -- also known as Canadian Forces
Base Shearwater -- in Halifax, Nova Scotia is scheduled for
some major renovation this year. Old runways are going to be torn
up to make way for a new $24 million helicopter landing pad.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will hold its
annual Fly-In and Open House Saturday, June 2 at the association's
headquarters on the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) in Frederick,
Two herons got sucked into an engine of a Boeing 757 twinjet
leaving Manchester, England on Sunday morning, causing flames to
trail from the number two engine. The aircraft made a successful
emergency landing after the pilot shut down the engine.
"Already, the European airline industry is feeling its
effects in a positive way, with plans for new services and signs of
a much more flexible and dynamic approach to airline investment
among European carriers."
Source: Jacques Barrot, vice president of
the European Commission, on Monday's signing of an "Open Skies"
agreement between the United States and the European Union, which
allows airlines on both sides of the pond unprecedented access to
new routes connecting any city in the US with a city within the
27-nation EU bloc.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9664
Issue Date: April 30, 2007 at 1753 UTC
Location: Draughon-MIller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple,
Texas near TEMPLE VOR/DME (TPL)
Beginning Date and Time: May 04, 2007 at 1800 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 06, 2007 at 2230 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Central Texas Air Show
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Gray (GRK) Approach Control, 254-553-2526