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  • Investigators probe Northwest 747 landing gear collapse


    US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials are investigating the landing gear collapse of a Northwest...


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  • Investigators probe Northwest 747 landing gear collapse

    News | 24 Aug 2005 00:00

    US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials are investigating the landing gear collapse of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-200 at Guam international airport on 19 August following a flight from Tokyo Narita.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Investigators-probe-Northwest-747-landing-gear-collapse-201174/
  • ShareJet finally gets off the ground

    News | 04 Nov 2003 00:00

    <p>Asian fractional ownership and charter start-up ShareJet has begun operations nearly a year after the venture's planned launch. The Guam-based company, a joint venture between aviation services company ACI Pacific (ACIP) and Boeing's Japan-based agent Nissho Iwai (NIC), blames business and regulatory issues for the delay.</p> <p>ShareJet took delivery of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) last month and also has a Bombardier Challenger and a Gulf- stream IV available for charter.</p> <p>The 18-seat BBJ will be operated under US Federal Aviation Regulation Part 135 to allow worldwide operations. The aircraft features a lounge, conference/dining area, private office and private stateroom. ShareJet says the 11h range of the aircraft makes non-stop travel possible between long distance city pairs.</p> <p>ShareJet is using 13 NIC offices throughout the region _to market its charter and fractional services. </p> <p>ACIP owns 75% of ShareJet and will manage the aircraft and control the overalhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ShareJet-finally-gets-off-the-ground-173369/
  • Inquiry probes near miss as history almost repeats

    News | 14 Jan 2003 00:00

    <p>NICHOLAS IONIDES / SINGAPORE</p> <p>Second disaster averted after Airbus strikes electrical wires and narrowly avoids hill</p> <p>A Philippine Airlines (PAL) Airbus A330-300 struck electrical wires and narrowly avoided hitting terrain while approaching Guam International Airport last month. The incident, still under investigation, bears similarities to circumstances resulting in the crash of a Korean Air (KAL) Boeing 747-300 in the same area more than five years ago.</p> <p>The US Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the 17 December incident in which the A330 came &quot;incredibly close&quot; to hitting a hillside while on final approach to the airport, say sources familiar with the probe. PAL confirms that disaster was averted when the cockpit crew initiated a go-around following the activation of the aircraft's ground proximity warning system (GPWS).</p> <p>The A330 left Manila at 22.06 on a scheduled flight on 16 Dehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Inquiry-probes-near-miss-as-history-almost-repeats-160249/
  • ShareJet set to break new ground

    News | 08 Oct 2002 00:00

    <p>KATE SARSFIELD / LONDON</p> <p>Programme will offer Boeing Business Jet-based block charter and contract charter services to Asian market</p> <p>Aviation services company ACI Pacific (ACIP) and Japanese trading company Nissho Iwai (NIC) plan to begin operations next month of what is believed to be the first shared ownership programme of its kind in Asia and the Pacific Rim. The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)-based joint venture, called ShareJet, will also provide block charter and contract charter services to companies and individuals throughout the region.</p> <p>The shared ownership venture, Partnership Sales, is tailored to the business jet operational environment of the Asia-Pacific, says ACIP president and chief executive Terry Habeck. Under the terms of the programme, four owners will each buy a quarter share in ShareJet's initial single aircraft operation, giving each equal time in the aircraft. </p> <p>The company's first BBJ is due for delivery in November, by which time Shahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ShareJet-set-to-break-new-ground-156011/
  • Guam crash: crew blamed

    News | 10 Nov 1999 00:00

    <p>Ramon Lopez/WASHINGTON DC </p> <p>The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has blamed the flight crew for the crash of a Korean Air Boeing 747-300 in Guam, in which 229 of the 254 people on board were killed. But the board says actions by Korean Air, the Korean Civil Aviation Bureau (KCAB) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contributed to the accident. </p> <p>On 6 August 1997, Korean Air Flight 801 hit the 200m (658ft)-high Nimitz Hill on a night approach to Guam International in bad weather. It was what Robert Francis, vice chairman of the US Safety Board, called a "classic controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accident." The approach to runway 06L was flown using the instrument landing system (ILS) localiser only, because the ILS glide-slope system (GSS) was withdrawn for upgrading. </p> <p>In the absence of the GSS, the Nimitz VOR beacon with its distance-measuring equipment (DME) was to be used to provide the crew -who died in the crash- with positionhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Guam-crash-crew-blamed-58008/
  • Pacific ambitions

    News | 22 Jul 1998 00:00

    <p>Guy Norris/GUAM</p> <p>Below the warm, crystal-clear waters of Bikini Atoll lagoon lies the mammoth Second World War aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. Almost 270m long, she is bigger than the Titanic and is the world's largest diveable underwater wreck. Resting upright on the bottom, her bridge is a mere 12m below the surface and, for the more daring, there is the chance of visiting the Curtiss SB2C Helldivers that still sit lashed to the hangar deck a few metres further down. </p> <p>The Saratoga is a rarity by any standard, but to Continental Micronesia, the wholly owned Guam-based subsidiary of Continental Airlines, she could be a gold mine. Unlike many other inaccessible Pacific wrecks of her era, the Saratoga is not an official war grave. The carrier met her end as part of a fleet of target ships anchored in the lagoon at "ground zero" when the US Government conducted its test detonation of the "Baker" atom bomb in 1946. </p> <p>After 50 years, the wrecks, including the nearbyhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pacific-ambitions-39752/