CVR Picked Up Unusual Sounds Before Jet Departed Runway
Preliminary evidence determined from the wreckage of Continental
Airlines Flight 1404 shows no sign of any pre-impact problems with
the Boeing 737-500's tires or braking systems, the National
Transportation Safety Board said Monday night.
Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 Advantage70 engine received Federal
Aviation Administration FAR 33 certification recently, with the
first -100" series upgraded engines slated to enter service on new
Airbus A330-200 and -300s by mid-2009.
Air Wisconsin Plane Landed Without Left Main December 14
In its Preliminary Report issued this week, the National
Transportation Safety Board notes a Bombardier CRJ200 that landed
with its left maingear up at Philadelphia International Airport
(PHL) December 14 had just been serviced by maintenance workers...
during which time they may have failed to properly attach the main
gear uplock assembly.
Short-Term Effort Calls For Airlines To Work With Gov't
Even though the Department of Transportation's fevered effort to
implement slot auctions at delay-plagued New York-area airports is
on indefinite hold, the agency appears eager to try
anything in order to reduce congestion. On Monday, outgoing DOT
Secretary Mary Peters announced the FAA proposes to work with
carriers to voluntarily reduce scheduled operations there from 75,
to an average of 71 per hour.
Embraer and British Airways signed a contract Monday for 11
E-Jets to be operated by regional subsidiary BA CityFlyer, which
operates international and domestic routes from London City
From ice storms in the Pacific Northwest, to blizzard conditions
over the Upper Midwest and the usual winter mix in the
Northeast... it looks to be a truly lousy holiday travel season
throughout much of the United States.
AD NUMBER: 2008-26-02
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-26-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain GE CT7-8A turboshaft engines.