Says FAA Paid Record O/T To Cover Staffing Shortages
The National Air Traffic Controller's Association tells ANN the
FAA was forced to spend roughly $865,000 in overtime at the Atlanta
Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility, from October
2006 to March 2007, due to a continuing shortage of qualified
personnel to staff the facility.
Ah, Paris. That familiar phrase should be echoing throughout the
halls at the Toulouse headquarters of Airbus for some time to come,
after the European planemaker -- better known recently for its
strife, than its success -- leaves the 2007 Paris Air Show at Le
Bourget with 425 firm orders throughout its product line, and
another 303 purchase commitments.
Representatives with the Coalition for an Airline Passengers'
Bill of Rights tell ANN an unusual public meeting was held
Thursday, called by the DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics
(BTS) and attended by over 150 airline representatives, on how to
fix inaccurate and incomplete data reporting of flight delays and
This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced
Guatemala's aviation industry now complies with international
safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO), following a reassessment of the country's
civil aviation authority on April 16, 2007.
AD NUMBER: 2007-13-04
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-04
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 747-400, -400D,
and -400F series airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-13-02
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-2, DC-8-62F, DC-8-63,
DC-8-63F, DC-8-72, DC-8-72F, and DC-8-73F airplanes components (the
sump heater, scavenge valve, and scavenge pump) of the center wing
United Airlines states human error was behind a computer outage
that brought operations to a halt at the carrier for two hours
Wednesday, grounding approximately 300 flights and causing ripple
effects that continued into Thursday.