AINalerts » June 29, 2006

November 16, 2006 - 8:52am

International Water-Guard (IWG) Industries, a Canadian firm specializing in water treatment products and systems for the aviation industry, on Tuesday filed a patent infringement suit against Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.

November 16, 2006 - 8:51am

Comments are due tomorrow on an FAA draft policy that would essentially streamline the way for manufacturers of Part 23 multi-engine turbine airplanes–including very light jets–to apply for a 10-minute standard for one-engine-inoperative conditions. Issued in response to several industry requests, the policy doubles the time for Part 23 airplanes during which the remaining engine can be operated at rated takeoff thrust.

November 16, 2006 - 8:46am

The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the landing accident involving a Gulfstream IV at Teterboro Airport, N.J., on Dec.

November 16, 2006 - 8:43am

A history of maintenance issues is unfolding at Chalks Ocean Airways, according to a series of recently released NTSB factual reports about last December’s crash of one of the carrier’s Grumman Mallard G73s in Miami, Fla., following separation of the right wing after takeoff. “The right wing fracture surfaces that were examined exhibited evidence of overstress and fatigue,” said the Safety Board.

November 16, 2006 - 8:25am

The FAA is proposing to decommission all 54 direction finders (DF) and associated DF approaches in all states other than Alaska. “DFs have been used sparingly over the last nine years and the equipment is beyond its useful life cycle,” the agency said.

 

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