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October 30, 2004

DOT Announces Emergency Funds For Hurricane-Damaged Airports

The federal government will spend $20.5 million to fund repairs at 71 airports along the Eastern seaboard that were damaged by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced Friday.

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2003 Hugh Gordon-Burge Trophy Awarded to DHL Flight Crew

The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators has awarded the 2003 Hugh Gordon-Burge Award to DHL's Captain Eric Gennotte, First Officer Steeve Michielsen and Flight Engineer Mario Rofail.

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Crash Wreck Found In Mountains... Six Years Later

The search for a pilot missing for six years after he crashed in the mountains of North Carolina is finally over, and Walter Parker's family has finally found the closure they sought for so many years.

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National Air and Space Museum Launches Space Hangar

Visitors to the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will get their first chance to explore the remarkable holdings in its newly filled space hangar on Monday, November 1.

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EA-18G Production Gets Underway

At a ceremony on October 22 in the Boeing Company’s St. Louis, Mo., facility, Navy and industry leadership commemorated the start up of the production line for the forward fuselage for EA-1, the first EA-18G test aircraft being built under a system development and demonstration (SDD) contract.

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CAE Sells Airbus Simulator To China

A330-200/A340-600 Sim Is First Of Its Kind

CAE has been awarded a contract to provide China Eastern Airlines with an Airbus A330-200/A340-600 convertible full-flight simulator featuring a new-generation CAE Tropos visual system. As part of the contract, CAE will also provide a range of CAE Simfinity classroom training products and a second CAE Tropos visual system to up

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (10.30.04)

"For their amazing and momentous actions in the saving of their aircraft, the Hugh Gordon-Burge Memorial Award is presented to each crewmember of the DHL flight." Source: The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, in the conclusion of their summary of the events after a DHL aircraft was hit by a missile while departing Baghdad last year. The Guild has awarded the crew of the Airbus 300 -- Captain Eric Gennotte, First Officer Steeve Michielsen and Flight Engineer Mario Rofail -- the Hugh Gordon-Burge Memorial Award for the incredible feat of safely landing the aircraft and walking away from it after the missile took out all three hydraulic systems.

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Minnesota TFR: 10/30/04

NOTAM:  4/1806  Issued:  10/29/2004 15:40  Effective:  10/30/2004 18:15 - 10/30/2004 21:10  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 30 2004 LOCAL.

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New Mexico TFR: 10/31/04-11/1/04

NOTAM:  4/1822  Issued:  10/29/2004 17:50  Effective:  10/31/2004 23:20 - 11/01/2004 00:10  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, OCTOBER 31 2004 LOCAL.

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Michigan TFR: 10/30/04

NOTAM:  4/1760  Issued:  10/28/2004 21:10  Effective:  10/30/2004 12:10 - 10/30/2004 15:15  State:  MI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, OCTOBER 30 2004 LOCAL.

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Minnesota TFR: 10/30/04

NOTAM:  4/1809  Issued:  10/29/2004 16:10  Effective:  10/30/2004 18:15 - 10/30/2004 21:10  State:  MN  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 30 2004 LOCAL.

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Florida TFR: 10/31/04

NOTAM:  4/1825  Issued:  10/29/2004 18:20  Effective:  10/31/2004 18:30 - 10/31/2004 21:30  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  TAMPA, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 31 2004 LOCAL.

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Wisconsin TFR: 10/30/04

NOTAM:  4/1761  Issued:  10/28/2004 21:20  Effective:  10/30/2004 15:30 - 10/30/2004 18:30  State:  WI  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN, OCTOBER 30 2004 LOCAL.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2004-22-03 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-22-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 series airplanes.

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AD: MDHI

AD NUMBER: 2004-22-12 MANUFACTURER: MDHI SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-22-12 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc.

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Adventure Air Amphib Crash Takes Life of Pilot

Eight Days After Reported First Flight, Adventure Amphib Goes Down

The details are sketchy... but an Adventure Air Amphibian (file photo below), the source of much controversy in years past due to unethical business practices by it's designer, one well-documented (and fatal) mid-air break-up and other concerns, went down Friday, some eight days after its reported first flight.

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