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January 14, 2005

Retracted! Eclipse 500 Sucks It Up

3rd and 4th Flights Under Their Belt, 5th Underway Now

Eclipse Aviation's flight test program, fighting winter weather and the necessary ceilings for flight test ops, has recently logged its 3rd and 4th flights, with a total of four hours flown, thus far. On the fourth flight, N503EA executed 7 standard gear retractions out to an imposed limit of 190 kts, while also practicing two emergency gear extensions.

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NTSB Looks At Cranes In Potomac Crash

Could They Have Contributed To Deadly Medical Helo Incident?

The body of Joseph Schaffer, pilot of an EC-135 medical helo that went down in the Potomac River near Washington, DC, Monday night, has now been recovered. Schaffer, a 30-year flight veteran, was still strapped in his seat, underwater approximately 40 feet from the crash site. He was found by rescuers and a cadaver dog.

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Another Medical Flight Down

Second Air Ambulance Incident In A Week

Three people were killed Tuesday when a 1978 Beech B-90 King Air configured as a Yampa Valley Air Ambulance went down near Rawlins, WY. A fourth person on board the aircraft survived and is hospitalized in critical condition.

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Progress: Sport Pilot Motoring On!

Private Pilot (Weight Shift, Powered Parachute) PTS Released, First Experimental Operating Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate Issued

USUA tells ANN that the FAA's Light Sport Aviation Branch (LSSB) is having a banner week. They have just announced that the Private Pilot Weight Shift Control and Powered Parachute Practical Test Standards (FAA-S-8081-32) are now available on the afs600.faa.gov web site. This was a major effort to complete in a timely manner by the personnel in AFS-800 and AFS-600.

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Mystery Surrounds Antonov Crash In Uganda

Bribery Charges Fly As Fatal Crash Reveals Tangled Web Of False Documents, Smuggled Goods

An Antonov An-12 cargo plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Uganda, killing pilot Vladimir Emelyanov, co-pilot Vitaly Smetankiy, and four other crew members: Mikhail Matvyeev, Alexandr Bitkin, Alexandr Miebvrbev, and Andrei Morozov. All of the victims are Russians. But while investigators from Uganda's Civil Aviation Authority continue to examine the wreckage of the ex-military cargo plane, the Ugandan press has been more interested in what the plane was doing -- and the wide discrepancy between that and what it was supposed to be doing.

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Urgent CASA AD: Thielert

AD/THIELERT/1 Amdt 1: Engine Failure Due to Electrical System Failure

Applicability: All TAE125-01 aircraft engines. Requirement: 1. If not previously accomplished in accordance with the original issue of this Directive modify the electrical power supply system by accomplishing one of the following three modifications in accordance with relevant aircraft manufacturer or supplemental type certificate holder documentation (Thielert Aircraft Engine GmbH Service Bulletin TM TAE 125-008 Revision 1 also refers)

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How Much Do We Love The TSA? THIS Much...

The TSA Invites The Public To Say Good Things About The Agency. Silence Follows

What would it do to your self-esteem if your "I Love Me" wall was bare? You know about "I love me walls," right? It's where you hang diplomas, certificates, medals, trophies, and who knows what-all else. It's good for your fragile ego, they say.

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Klyde Morris 01.14.05

Klyde Gets Back To Picking On NASA...

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BA Flight Sent Back To Heathrow

US Authorities Cite On-Board Security Threat

Imagine flying as a passenger from London to New York and getting about halfway across the pond when you realize the aircraft is turning back. Perhaps there's an announcement -- perhaps not. Now picture the reason is a passenger on board deemed a security risk. If you know you're turning back, he probably knows your turning back. Does that make this person more of a risk?

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Latest Tsunami Casualty: Indonesian Fighter Buy

Russian Defense Industry Loses Hundreds of Millions

The tsunami of 2004 was not only a terrible human disaster for the archipelago nation of Indonesia, but is shaping up to be a financial one as well. One of the repercussions from the tidal wave is being felt all the way to snowy Russia: the Indonesians, who were on the brink of buying more Russian fighter jets and helicopters, have quietly pulled the plug on the order, leaving the Russians disappointed and scrambling for customers, according to Russian media and Reuters reports.

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NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami

Killer Wave Tracked From Orbit

For the first time, orbiting satellites have observed and measured a major tsunami event in open ocean, the Indian Ocean tsunami that resulted from the magnitude 9 earthquake southwest of Sumatra on December 26. The measurements are of tremendous value to researchers worldwide and will aid our understanding of these events.

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Cessna: Caravans Provide Humanitarian Help After Tsunami

Newly Delivered Aircraft Pressed Into Indonesian Relief Services

Cessna Aircraft Company has joined one of its Indonesian Caravan customers in providing aid to the victims of Asia's tsunami.

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Airspeed Executive Terminal Becomes Newest Apex Dealer

Aviation Points Exchange "APEX" has named their newest Dealer, Airspeed Executive Terminal at Dothan Regional Airport (KDHN), Dothan, Alabama.

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Spitzer Sees Dusty Aftermath of Pluto-Sized Collision

When Worlds Collide

Astronomers say a dusty disc swirling around the nearby star Vega is bigger than earlier thought. It was probably caused by collisions of objects, perhaps as big as the planet Pluto, up to 2,000 kilometers (about 1,200 miles) in diameter.

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Air-To-Air Missiles Continues To Be Big Business

Forecast1 Sees $13.8 Billion Market Through 2014

"Air-to-air missiles may have played only a minor role in the recent fighting in Iraq, but they remain crucial to any wartime effort for achieving air superiority," says Larry Dickerson, Missile Analyst for Forecast International. According to Dickerson, "The lack of headline-grabbing aerial engagements in the skies over Iraq does not mean air-to-air missiles have lost their appeal."

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Chandra Finds Evidence For Swarm Of Black Holes

They're Gathered Near The Galactic Center

A swarm of 10,000 or more black holes may be orbiting the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, according to new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This may represent the highest concentration of black holes anywhere in the Galaxy.

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Deep Impact On Its Way

Launched And Flying Toward Violent Date With Tempel 1

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft began its 431 million kilometer (268 million mile) journey to comet Tempel 1 Wednesday.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.14.05)

"He was never under arrest and is free to go. No further action will be taken." Source: London Police spokesman on a Moroccan terror suspect who somehow got on board British Airways Flight 175 from Heathrow to JFK Wednesday night. The man's name was on the US no-fly list, having been added in December, according to authorities. But for some reason, it appears officials at Heathrow didn't have the latest list. The US wanted to divert the aircraft to Bangor, ME. BA, however, elected to send the Boeing 747 with 239 passengers on board back to London.

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South Carolina TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/0305  Issued:  01/12/2005 23:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  SC  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  GRANITEVILLE SC. 

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Florida TFR: 01.14.05

NOTAM: 5/0297 Issued: 01/12/2005 21:00 Effective: 01/14/2005 16:45 - 01/14/2005 20:20 State: FL Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: VIP Description: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, JANUARY 14 2005 LOCAL.

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Minnesota TFR: 01.14.05

NOTAM: 5/0324 Issued: 01/13/2005 21:00 Effective: 01/14/2005 16:30 - 01/14/2005 17:45 State: CO Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELY MN.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 94-01-10R2 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 94-01-10 R2 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and -200PF series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspections, adjustments, and functional checks of the engine thrust reverser system; and modification of the engine thrust reverser directional control valve.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-01-13 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-01-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-300 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive functional tests and repetitive replacements of the auxiliary power unit (APU) and engine fire shutoff switches.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2005-01-16 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-01-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, Trent 772-60, and Trent 772B-60 turbofan engines with low pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade part numbers FK22580, FK23411, FK25441, and FK25968 installed.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2005-01-15 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-01-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 875, 877, 884, 892, 892B, and 895 series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) low pressure compressor (LPC) fan blades installed. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of the fan blade dovetail roots.

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