Airworthiness Directives (ADs) are notification from the
Government that a problem exists with an airplane that directly
affects safety. ADs describe procedures required to assure the
airplane meets its original design criteria. ADs become part of the
Federal Air Regulations and therefore are binding as law -- not to
mention potentially vital to your safety.
For the aviation crash fanatic, I bid you click to here. You can find transcripts
of the last conversations, the top 100 air disasters and of course
photos of burning wreckage. A very user friendly site with an easy
to use index.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast - A
new technology that allows pilots in the cockpit and air traffic
controllers on the ground to "see" aircraft traffic with much more
precision than has been possible before. I hope it can’t see
"We remain as committed as before to ending the Airbus
subsidies. The facts remain the same. One year doesn't change the
fact that there has been substantial injury."
Source: Christin Baker, spokeswoman for the US
trade representatives office, on whispers from Airbus -- and
speculation throughout economic circles -- that Boeing's successful
2005 sales year may have weakened the American manufacturer's
position that government subsidies given to European archrival have
hurt Boeing's opportunity to compete in the global marketplace.