AD NUMBER: 2008-04-12
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200,
-300, and -300F series airplanes.
It's a jumbo milestone for the original "jumbo jet." On
Thursday, Boeing delivered its 1,400th 747 -- a 747-400 Freighter
delivered to GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group.
Tanzanian Carrier Has Orders For Seven New Turboprops
Tanzania's Precision Air Services accepted delivery this week of
its first ATR 72-500. This first delivery follows a deal inked in
2006, for the purchase of six new -500-series ATRs. In 2007, the
airline booked an additional ATR 42-500.
For a three-month period in late-2006 and early 2007, the name
Doug Parker was synonymous with "airline merger" -- as the CEO of
US Airways Group pursued a hostile takeover bid of Delta Air Lines.
That bid failed in January 2007. Somewhat ironically, Parker had
harsh words recently for how Delta and Northwest Airlines appear to
be handling a potential merger of their own... saying both airlines
are putting too much pressure on their pilots to hash out an
agreement on seniority.
Advocacy Group Gives Airlines An 'F' For Strandings
Give 'em an "F" -- for failing to deliver even basic services to
stranded passengers. That's the message Kate Hanni, founder of the
consumer advocacy group Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of
Rights, had for several US airlines Wednesday... but the Air
Transport Association, lobbying group for the nation's major
carriers, said those statements are unfair.
The first Indonesian airline pilot to face criminal charges
related to an airliner accident has now also lost his job. An
attorney for Captain Marwoto Komar says his client was presented
with a choice to either resign as a captain for Garuda Indonesia
Airlines, or be fired.
For all the reports of late about all that's gone wrong with
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner -- namely, mounting delivery delays
stemming from a shortage of fasteners, and various other supplier
woes -- Boeing would like everyone to note some things are going