AD NUMBER: 2009-07-12
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-07-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2,
-3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines with high-pressure (HP) rotor 4-step
air balance piston stationary seals (4-step seals), part numbers
(P/Ns) 4923T54G01,6019T90G03, 6037T99G01, 6037T99G02, and
Goal Is To Build 485 Planes For Year... Hopefully, No "White
Despite significant layoffs and the continuing efforts to
recover from a crippling machinists strike last year, Boeing posted
an impressive 5.2 percent gain in the number of commercial airliner
deliveries in the first quarter of this year, over 2008 levels.
As Oil Prices Climb Again, May Gamble To Recoup Losses
Airline execs who got too aggressive hedging fuel last July --
when oil was trading at $147 a barrel -- found themselves unable to
reap the benefits when that price plummeted 75 percent in the last
quarter of 2008.
Over the past month, CAE signed contracts to design and
manufacture three full-flight simulators (FFSs) and associated CAE
Simfinity training devices valued at C$33 million at list prices.
The contracts are with first time simulation equipment customers
Avianca Airlines and Sofia Flight Training, as well as Emirates-CAE
Flight Training (ECFT).
American Airlines Jet Made Safe Emergency Landing At STL
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public
Board meeting next week on its investigation into a
2007 accident inwhich the crew of an American Airlines MD-82,
which experienced an engine fire shortly after take-off, declared
an emergency and returned to the airport. No one was injured in the
The City of Chicago,
which is expecting a big payday when private investors take
over Midway Airport (MDW), has given lead
investor Citi Infrastructure Investors another six months to raise
the cash to pay for the 99-year lease.