AD NUMBER: 2006-22-13
MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-13
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for Pratt & Whitney PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D,
PW4084D, PW4090, PW4090-3, and PW4098 turbofan engines, with
certain front turbine hub part numbers installed.
Embraer announced Thursday that Australian-based carrier Virgin
Blue Airlines Pty Ltd. has ordered 14 E-Jets to support its
expansion in the domestic and regional markets throughout the South
For all the problems reported recently concerning the Airbus
A380, it's easy to forget there are four examples of what will,
eventually, be the world's largest commercial airliner flying in
the company's test program. Those planes are racking up some
serious flight hours, as well.
Representatives with Boeing tell ANN the company has completed
firm configuration for the design of its upcoming 747-8 Freighter,
following a year of collaboration with airline customers and
suppliers to determine the optimal configuration.
Members of the board at European Aeronautic Defense and Space
Company (EADS) have taken addition steps to tighten their control
of Airbus, by naming two key company officials to positions at the