The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has found a
friend in Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor... who's
introduced legislation that would force the FAA back to the
bargaining table after it imposed its own version of a contract on
The threat of a shoulder-fired missile bringing down a
commercial aircraft in the US is considered real... but it could be
20 years or more before every US passenger aircraft is equipped
with a system to protect it from such an attack. That is the
assessment found in a report obtained by the Associated Press
AD NUMBER: 2006-15-15
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-15
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas airplane
models, that requires a one-time inspection for chafing or signs of
arcing of the wire bundle for the auxiliary hydraulic pump, and
other specified and corrective actions, as applicable.
The presidential commission investigating the 9/11 attacks were
so distrustful of the military's version of events that, at one
point, members referred the issue to the Pentagon's inspector
general, according to a member of that very commission.
What a difference a year makes... with most of the airlines who
were facing a wide range of issues in summer of 2005, now doing
significantly better. Some believe this may just be the beginning,
however, as more airlines are looking, at least unofficially, at
the idea of merging their operations.
A man on his way to receive psychological treatment in Fort
Lauderdale became agitated onboard a US Airways flight Tuesday, and
then proceeded to try and open the door as the plane, coming in
from Philadelphia, started its descent to land.