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October 27, 2005

Georgia TFR: 10.28.05

NOTAM: 5/9904 Issued: 10/27/2005 14:30 Effective: 10/28/2005 15:05 -- 10/28/2005 17:45 State: GA Facility: ZJX -- JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: VIP Description: SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 28, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT...

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Georgia TFR: 10.28.05

NOTAM: 5/9952 Issued: 10/27/2005 20:10 Effective: 10/28/2005 17:55 -- 10/28/2005 23:15 State: GA Facility: ZTL -- ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: VIP Description: PERRY, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 28, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT FLIGHT...

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Ohio TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/9926 Issued: 10/27/2005 17:00 Effective: Immediately -- Until Further Notice State: OH Facility: ZOB -- CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH. Type: HAZARDS Description: PERRY TOWNSHIP.

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AD Pilatus

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-04 MANUFACTURER: Pilatus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-04 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes.

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AD: Sikorsky

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-01 MANUFACTURER: Sikorsky SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-01 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76A, B, and C helicopters. This action requires certain inspections of the main rotor lower bifilar arm assembly in the attachment area around the lower bifilar lugs for a crack.

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Accused Drunk Pilot: Thanks!

Tells Judge: "It Saved My Life"

A Vacation Express pilot charged with trying to fly while under the influence of alcohol said Wednesday he was grateful for his arrest. "It saved my life," he said.

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Man Arrested After Trying To Set Plane On Fire

Crew Declares Emergency, Lands In Edinburgh

A 47-year old man was arrested Wednesday at the airport in Edinburgh, Scotland, accused of trying to set the plane on fire -- with a water bottle.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-08 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER airplane models as identified above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 series airplanes.

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Certified! Sino-Swearingen SJ30-2 BizJet

ANN has learned that Sino-Swearingen was given their Type Certificate for the Williams Powered SJ30-2 bizjet at 0930, CST, Thursday morning, October 27th, 2005.

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Cleaning Up Is Hard To Do

Some Airports Drubbed By Wilma Still Closed

As of 12 noon EDT on Wednesday, October 26, (the most recent official information from the FAA) four airports that mostly serve GA remained closed.

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Certified: Beechcraft Premier IA

Just four months after it’s unveiling at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), Raytheon Aircraft has announced the certification of the new Beechcraft Premier IA.

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Wilma's Wrath: Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Still Closed

MIA Operating At 50-Percent Capacity After Major Hurricane

Two days after Hurricane Wilma walloped southern Florida with winds of up to 125 miles an hour, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was still closed and Miami International was operating at only 50-percent capacity.

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Florida To USAF: Help!

Hurricane-Battered State Asks For Assistance -- But Not Much -- After Wilma

Although Hurricane Wilma left a swath of destruction through southern Florida Oct. 24, the state has asked the Air Force for very little assistance.

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KSC Weathers Wilma

No Major Damage Reported

All is (relatively speaking) well at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, after Hurricane Wilma passed overhead Monday, according to NASA.

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Ready For Input: PS Engineering Updates PMA8000

Adds Value Up Front with Utility Jack and Smart Function Keys on

PS Engineering has added value and utility to the PMA8000 audio panel by installing a utility interface on the FRONT of the unit and by adding Smart Function Keys (SFK), allowing pilots to customize their audio panel.

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Russian Convicted Of Killing Swiss Controller

Said Controller Was Responsible For Mid-Air That Killed His Family

A Russian architect whose family was killed three years ago in a mid-air collision between a cargo and a Bashkirian Airlines flight was sentenced to eight years in a Swiss prison for murdering the only air traffic controller on duty at the time of the crash.

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MiG-21 Down: India

Pilot Lost

Another Indian Air Force pilot is dead after yet another MiG accident -- this one initially attributed to a bird strike.

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A Bad Day To Fly Thai

Two Flights In Trouble -- One Forces Closure Of Melbourne Airport

Wednesday was not the best day ever at Thai Airways International. Two separate mishaps left two aircraft out of service and more than 500 passengers scrambling for alternative means of transportation.

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Shuttle Engines Test-Fired At Stennis Space Center

First Time Since Katrina

For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, NASA's Stennis Space Center, MS, returned to its primary business today, testing space shuttle main engines.

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Japan, US Agree On Marine Ops On Okinawa

Resolves Stickiest Military Issue Between Two Allies

It threatened to become a much hotter issue in military relations between the US and Japan -- but a deal reached Wednesday means the Marine aviation unit stationed Futenma, Okinawa, will move to another base on the island. That could be the beginning of a much wider realignment of the 50,000 US troops stationed on the Japanese island.

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Tuskegee Airmen Return To War Zone

The Tuskegee Airmen know about war. They battled the Nazis abroad and racism at home. Now they’ve made their way back to the front lines to show their support for Airmen fighting the war on terror.

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US Approves $3.1 Billion Fighter Sale To Greece

40 F-16 C/D Models On The Way

Yes. That's the answer from the Pentagon to Greece on the sale of 40 Block 52 F-16C and D models, a deal valued at $3.1 billion.

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Reservists Clean House At Balad Air Base

Increases F-16 Capability In Iraq

Desire and motivation drove 14 Reserve Airmen to turn a barely functional back shop into one of two fully functional avionic intermediate shops at Balad Air Base in Iraq.

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Boeing, Lockheed Martin Continue Push Toward Launch Alliance Approval

FTC Wants To Know More

Boeing and Lockheed Martin say they have received a second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission relating to their filing pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Anti-Trust Act regarding the formation of the United Launch Alliance (ULA).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.27.05)

"We have to realize that we no longer have the luxury of interminable dialogue over parochial issues. If we are to bring the alliance to where it needs to be in the 21st century, then we need to dramatically accelerate, across the board, to make up for the time lost to indecision, indifference and procrastination." Source: Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Richard Lawless, speaking at a Tokyo conference sponsored by the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute. The Washington Post quoted him, saying, while a breakthrough agreement has been reached between Washington and Tokyo on basing US Marine aviation assets in Okinawa, He's generally concerned about the slow pace of military negotiations between the two partners.

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