The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the Nov. 11, 2005, incident in which a Bahamas-registered Bombardier Challenger 604 lost its autopilot. According to a UK AAIB bulletin, VP-BJM was cruising at FL400 for 4.5 hours on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to Farnborough, England, when the crew received an “autopilot pitch trim” caution.
The saga between Farnborough Aircraft and Epic Aircraft parent Aircraft Investor Resources (AIR) continues. In February a Superior Court judge presiding over the lawsuit between the two companies granted an injunction allowing Farnborough access to the F1/Jestrel JP100 prototype that AIR was building under an agreement.
Early last month the Superior Court judge presiding over the lawsuit between Farnborough Aircraft Corp. Ltd. (FACL) and Epic Aircraft parent Aircraft Investor Resources (AIR) granted an injunction allowing FACL access to the F1/Jestrel JP100 prototype that AIR was building under an agreement.
Following reports of corrosion and cracks in the vertical stabilizer attachment fittings on Socata TBM 700s, the FAA last month issued a non-mandatory special airworthiness information bulletin (SAIB). The SAIB “recommends” that operators of the turboprop single follow the inspection instructions contained in Socata Service Bulletin No. 70-104.
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