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December 28, 2004

Certified: Hawker Horizon

Receives TC and First Customer Acceptance

The FAA has granted a provisional type certificate for the Hawker Horizon to Raytheon Aircraft Company, following over 1800 hours of developmental and certification flight testing. This historic milestone was followed by another major event -- the first customer acceptance of a Hawker Horizon.

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Fulton Co Airport Tower Discontinues Midnight Shift

The NBAA tells ANN that beginning January 1, the control tower at Fulton County Airport (FTY) in Atlanta, GA, will discontinue its midnight shift and adopt new hours: weekdays, closed 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.; weekends, closed 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

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Secretary Mineta Launches Holiday Air Travel Disruption Investigation

US Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has asked the agency's Inspector General to join with the Department's Office of Aviation and International Affairs and Office of General Counsel to investigate travel disruptions that impacted US Airways and Comair passengers over the 2004 holiday travel weekend.

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NASA Dryden Looks Back At '04's Significant Milestones

As 2004 drew to a close, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base looked back on a year of challenge and accomplishment in its role of NASA's lead center for atmospheric flight research.

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Fantasy Of Flight Corrals Mustangs For Annual Mustangs And Mustangs Airshow

Flying and Driving Mustangs arrive in Central Florida for Yearly "Round-Up" April 8, 9, & 10th, 2005

Fantasy of Flight, World's Greatest Aircraft Collection will host the Mustang Club of America's National Show; "Mustangs and Mustangs... Legends Havin' Fun" on April 8th, 9th and 10th, 2005.

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Asiana Takes Delivery Of First A330

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of the first of six A330-300 aircraft, which will be deployed on regional routes to Japan and other points in Asia. Deliveries of the remaining aircraft will continue through until mid 2007, with the new A330 fleet gradually replacing older generation aircraft on the regional network.

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NTSB Issues 2003 Annual Report to Congress

Each year the NTSB provides a summary of NTSB investigative activities for the calendar year. The 2003 version has just been published.

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Technology Helps NORAD Track Santa

Improved technology helped make the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s 50th “Santa Tracker” season a success Dec. 24. NORAD officials said that a worldwide network of radar and space satellites was used to track Santa, who began his journey at 5 a.m. MST Dec. 24.

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Two Students Receive 2004 NBAA Fanning Maintenance Scholarship

NBAA has selected two students to receive the 2004 William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship. Shannon Stuart Spangler and Anna Romer each will receive $2,500 to further their education as they pursue careers as aviation maintenance technicians.

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Joint Mil Team Working To Prevent Friendly Fire Accidents

Eliminating “friendly fire” accidents is a priority for the American military. A giant leap forward was recently made in this effort due to a very successful joint test flight made at a Naval Air Station Patuxent River flight test range. The Navy, Air Force, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) joined together to examine a new Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system known as Mode 5.

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Boeing X-45A Unmanned Vehicle Controlled Via Satellite from 900 Miles Away

A Boeing X-45A unmanned aircraft was controlled by a pilot-operator in Seattle, Wash., after launching from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on early December.

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Hot Air Balloon v. Car = Interesting Insurance Claim

OK... Explain This

Somewhere out there is a very bewildered car insurance claim person who is attempting to find out if the report they've just gotten is a massive prank... according to the latest FAA stats, it isn't. DESCRIPTION BALLOON, ON LANDING, WAS DRAGGED BY THE WINDS INTO A PARKED AUTOMOBILE, SANTA ROSA, CA

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Marine Harrier Squadrons Combine In Iraq To Provide Air Support

The salt-stained jets streaked across the sky signaling the arrival of the newest squadron on the block. They were exhausted from a trans-Atlantic flight that started at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and ended at Al Asad, Iraq in a few short days in mid-November.

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Upgraded: Amerijet's Montella

Cargo Industry Veteran Lou Joins Amerijet As Vice President Of Cargo Services

Cargo industry veteran Lou Montella has joined Amerijet International, Inc. as Vice President of Cargo Services, announced David Bassett, President and CEO of Amerijet. ontella is responsible for Amerijet's cargo operations at the Miami hub facility. He is based at Amerijet's Miami hub.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Cirrus SR-20

For Sale: Cirrus SR-20

Classic SR20c Loaded & extra goodies: Dual Garmin 430's, Dual Alternator, Dual Vac system, S-tec 55, Updated Arnav MFD, Wx-500 Stormscope, Garmin 330 TIS Transponder, Rosen Visors, and more, Only 496 hrs, In Miami Fl. Exterior Quality: 9, Interior Quality: 9 Used, will sell for $205,000.00 (or best offer)

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.28.04)

"It is important that the Department and the traveling public understand what happened, why it happened, and whether the carriers properly planned for the holiday travel period and responded appropriately to consumer needs in the aftermath." Source: US Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, asking the agency's Inspector General to join with the Department's Office of Aviation and International Affairs and Office of General Counsel to investigate travel disruptions that impacted US Airways and Comair passengers over the 2004 holiday travel weekend.

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NYC TFR: 01/01/05

NOTAM: 4/3797 Issued: 12/27/2004 18:50 Effective: 01/01/2005 01:00 - 01/01/2005 07:00 State: NY Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: SECURITY Description: NEW YORK NY.

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CA TFR: 01/01/05

NOTAM: 4/3704 Issued: 12/23/2004 14:30 Effective: 01/01/2005 16:16 - 01/01/2005 21:30 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: PASADENA CALIFORNIA FOR THE ROSE PARADE

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CA TFR: 01/01/05

NOTAM: 4/3703 Issued: 12/23/2004 14:30 Effective: 01/01/2005 14:00 - 01/01/2005 15:30 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: PASADENA CALIFORNIA FOR THE ROSE PARADE

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CA TFR: 01/01/05

NOTAM: 4/3702 Issued: 12/23/2004 14:30 Effective: 01/01/2005 11:53 - 01/01/2005 16:15 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: PASADENA CALIFORNIA FOR THE ROSE PARADE

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