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AVAILABLE TO HANDLE CESSNA INSPECTIONS
Cessna is offering a
40-hour training course to help the world's maintenance facilities
handle new inspection requirements that came into effect in April for
many of upwards of 150,000 of its products. As the company announced and
reported in December of 2011, there are concerns about fatigue and
corrosion issues in the fleet of 100 series aircraft, some of which have
been in operation for 66 years. "We've set up 40-hour training classes
in Wichita for mechanics to be trained on the non-destructive inspection
techniques, such as ultrasound and eddy current. These techniques will
then be used to inspect high-time Cessna single engine airplanes. The
intent is to not only teach them what they are looking for, but also how
to identify issues that can occur more frequently with older, high-time
airframes," said Tom Ronnau, Cessna's manager of technical service
propeller products. More...
ISSUES EMERGENCY AD FOR CESSNA 210S
Following reports of
cracked wing spar caps in several Cessna 210s in Australia and Canada,
the FAA on Monday issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive requiring 3,665 of
the airplanes in the U.S. to be inspected. If cracks are found in the
spar cap, wing spar, or wing, they must be reported to the FAA, and the
aircraft must be grounded until the affected parts are replaced or
modified. The AD is effective on June 5. Cessna issued a service letter
(PDF) addressing the issue last month.
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Rolls-Royce 250 engine and the company says it's "the first single
turboprop to be designed and developed in Australia." As the name
implies, the GA10 has two more seats than the piston GA8 and is expected
to pack the extra payload with even better performance than the
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GET AIRSPACE PRIORITY FOR OLYMPICS
Scheduled flights will
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disrupt normal air traffic during the 2012 London Olympics. The Financial Times says government regulators have
determined that the country's private air traffic control provider
National Air Traffic Services (NATS) already has the flexibility it
needs to put airliners ahead of business aircraft without needing an
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EXAMINES HISTORICAL FLIGHT RULES
The FAA said on Tuesday it's
ready to "reevaluate its policy" regarding the operation of historical
aircraft for hire, and announced a series of public meetings on the
topic. The meetings, which are open to the public, will be held June 26,
27, and 28 at FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The FAA said its
current Living History Flight Experience policy, adopted in the
mid-1990s, allows owner/operators of historic aircraft to sell passenger
flights "as a way to generate funds needed to maintain and preserve
these historically significant aircraft for future generations."
However, the FAA said an "increasing number of requests ... [with a]
clear market orientation" seek to operate types of aircraft, or offer
various types of flight experiences, that aren't covered by the current
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RED BULL'S LATEST AERIAL BALLET
Red Bull Wednesday
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skydivers joining up with and maintaining formation with two sailplanes
in a dive over Austria. The team flew two aerobatic LET L-13 Blanik
sailplanes and just to complicate things, the lead flew inverted and one
skydiver formed up in between the inverted and upright glider. The
skydivers and gliders came together in formation at roughly 12,000 feet.
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descent rates and this time all members performed flawlessly. Check the
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