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June 13, 2009

AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-12-08

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 747 Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-12-08

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Scrubbed! Hydrogen Leak Postpones STS-127 Launch

Gaseous Hydrogen Leak Creates Launch Hazard

A gaseous hydrogen leak on a vent line for space shuttle Endeavour is postponing Saturday morning's launch of Endeavour. The official scrub time was 0026 EDT. Launch teams began draining Endeavour's external fuel tank of its liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen at 0006.

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Destin Airport Awaits FAA Noise Decision

Report Due July 13th

Like so many residents who live near airports, folks residing close to the Destin Airport in Okaloosa County, Florida, don't like the noise. We'll leave the NIMBY discussion about airports and neighbors for another day. In this case, airport officials would like to apply for federal noise abatement grants, but first, the FAA has to determine if the level of noise is, well, loud enough.

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FAA Grants Gulfstream Expanded ODA For 5 Locations

Company Can Act On Behalf Of FAA On Design Issues

Gulfstream Aerospace recently received an expansion of its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to include final-phase manufacturing and service-center work at its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia as well as its facilities in Appleton, WI.; Brunswick, GA.; Dallas, TX; and Long Beach, CA.

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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Connecticut Flight Path Changes

Judges Say Study Was Flawed, But Accurate

Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will seek a re-hearing by the full U.S. Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel ruled the FAA essentially got it right when it proposed changing flight paths over Fairfield County, Connecticut. The case was first brought to the courts in 2007.

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EADS Names Lakota Security And Support Package Team

New Configuration Means Greater Flexibility

EADS North America and its subsidiary, American Eurocopter, have selected the industry team that will provide components and sub-systems for the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter Security and Support (S&S) mission equipment package (MEP).

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FAA, Air Force Look To Help Reduce Airline Delays

GA May Also Benefit If Airspace Restrictions Eased

To help reduce delays, the FAA and U.S. Air Force are exploring ways that civilian flights can regularly use airspace that is normally reserved for the military.

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Washington, DC Golf Tourney Raises Big Bucks For Angel Network

Charity Helps Cancer Patients Travel For Treatment

The Greater Washington Aviation Open, a charity golf and tennis event held June 8 at Lansdowne Resort near Washington, DC, raised $95,000 to benefit Corporate Angel Network, the nonprofit organization that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on corporate flights.

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ALPA Praises Renomination Of Hoglander to NMB

Nominee A Former ALPA Executive

Capt. John Prater, the president of the 'world’s largest pilots union' has issued the following statement responding to the Obama administration’s renomination of Harry Hoglander to continue service as a member of the National Mediation Board.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.09):

Tinsel We'll go back to the archives from WWII for today's Aero Term... RAF airborne jamming device used by wireless operators to transmit engine noise over the German night fighter control frequencies.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.13.09)

“ALPA looks forward to working with the new Board, with Harry continuing his vigorous support for the Act and fair treatment of employees, restoring balance and fairness to airline and rail negotiations.” Source: Capt. John Prater, ALPA president, responding to the Obama administration’s renomination of Harry Hoglander to continue service as a member of the National Mediation Board.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.13.09)

Aero-Linx: Fly-In Calendar We all love airshows and fly-ins. A chance to get up close and personal with everything from military big iron to the latest LSA and ultralight aircraft. But each event is unique, and offers something for pilots, their families, and people who just want to find out more about flying. How do you find them?

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AD: Construcciones Aeronauticas

AD NUMBER: 2009-12-04

MANUFACTURER: Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA), Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212-CE, C-212-CF, and C- 212-DE Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-12-04

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