Plans to expand and update Los Angeles International Airport
have been scrapped after meeting prolonged resistance by
local civic groups and neighbors who have fought the ambitious $11
billion development project.
AD NUMBER: 2005-24-12
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-12
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10
(Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, that requires
an inspection of the thrust reverser cascades for correct
installation; removing and reinstalling the cascade inthe correct
location, if necessary; and reworking the thrust reverser cascades
to add locating spigots (metal protrusions) to each cascade; as
AD NUMBER: 2005-24-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-11
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to certain Embraer Model EMB-135
and Model EMB-145 series airplanes.
The seesaw sales battle between Europe's Airbus and
US-manufacturer Boeing continued Monday with Chinese Prime Minister
Wen Jiabao signing a deal to buy 150 Airbus aircraft after a
meeting with French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.
ANN Looks Into The Relaxing Of TSA Carry-On Guidelines
As was reported in Aero-News,
last Friday TSA Director Edmund "Kip" Hawley announced the agency
will relax its screening guidelines on certain items that have not
been allowed in the cabin of a passenger airliner since 9/11.
Hawley cites the increased threat to aircraft from explosives --
and the decreased danger, the agency says, from terrorists
attempting another 9/11-style attack -- as the reasons behind the
allowance of small tools and scissors back into the cabin. Mike
Flores, president of the US Airway's flight attendants union,
disagrees adamantly with Hawley's decisio
Consider Air Zimbabwe. No, not for a trip -- we value our
readers. Just *think* about Air Zim for a minute. Some flag
carriers seem to instantiate their nation's character, and some
(like, for instance, bankrupt Swissair) seem to contradict it.
The National Development & Reform Commission of China (NDRC)
and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the
cooperation between the Chinese civil aviation industry and the