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October 05, 2005

California TFR: 10.06.05

NOTAM: 5/9247 Issued: 10/05/2005 19:50 Effective: 10/06/2005 19:00 - 10/06/2005 23:00 State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: SAN FRANCISCO CA.

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Pilot Charged In Skydiver's Death

William Buchmann Accused Of Manslaughter

The pilot of an aircraft that collided with a skydiver has been charged in connection with the incident. William Buchmann now faces a manslaughter charge.

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CASA Urgent AD: Lycoming

Subject: Lycoming Piston Engines AD Number: AD/LYC/112 Lycoming Crankshaft Replacement 12/2005 DM Applicability: Lycoming Engines AEIO-360, IO-360, O-360, LIO-360, LO-360, AEIO-540, IO-540, O-540, and TIO-540 series reciprocating engines, rated at 300 horsepower (HP) or lower, that are manufactured new, rebuilt, overhauled after 01 March 1999; OR that had a crankshaft installed after 01 March 1999.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-16 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 series airplanes.

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CASA Urgent AD: Beechcraft

Subject: Beechcraft 1900 Series Aeroplanes AD Number: AD/BEECH 1900/47 Elevators 12/2005 DM Applicability:Model 1900 aircraft, serial number UA-3. Model 1900C aircraft, serial number UB-1 through UB-74, UC-1 through UC-174. Model 1900C aircraft, serial numbers UD-1 through UD-6. Model 1900D aircraft, serial numbers UE-1 through UE-439.

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AD: Flight Management System

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-31 MANUFACTURER: Flight Management System SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-31 SUMMARY: The FAA is rescinding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Honeywell FMS one million word (1M or 700K) data bases (9104 cycle or earlier) as installed in, but not limited to McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes, Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes, and Boeing Model 757 and 767 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-17 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplane models, as specified above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-13 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-19-06R1 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-19-06 R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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Milestone: 1000 North American-Built Diamonds Delivered!

Diamond Aircraft has delivered its 1000th North American built airplane, a DA40-180 Diamond Star, to Premier Aircraft Sales, of Florida. With 261 DA20 and DA40 aircraft delivered in 2005, Diamond was the number one producer of airplanes in the up-to-200 hp class.

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First International Symposium On Personal Spaceflight (ISPS)

Come Share Experts' Vision Of A Spacefaring Future

On Thursday, The First International Symposium On Personal Spaceflight takes place at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, NM.

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USCG Aux Air Pilot Serves Double Duty

Auxiliarist Kevin Gallagher, of Nashville, TN is a member of Flotilla 11-4 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Eigth District, Eastern Region and is a Coast Guard Auxiliary Aircraft Commander. He recently spent a week at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helping out after Hurricane Katrina.

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ANN To Provide News Pool Services For NM's Countdown To The X Prize Cup

The Aero-News Network (ANN), the Aviation World's DAILY News Service (http://www.aero-news.net), has been designated by the X PRIZE Foundation to provide specialized news and news pool services for the upcoming activities of the Countdown to the X PRIZE CUP, October 6-9, 2005 in Southern New Mexico.

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More Maintenance Miscues At NWA

Striking Union Mechanics Say Airline Suffered Ongoing Problems In September

Striking Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanics say the latest batch of FAA inspectors' reports, which the union just obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), shows that Northwest Airlines maintenance problems recently reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune for August 2005 continued into September.

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Seawind Secures Sixteen 300C Contracts during EAA Oshkosh

"This Is Evidence The Seawind Is Proven"

Seawind, Inc. says it enjoyed record sales at this year’s EAA Oshkosh. The sixteen airplanes sold bring the total of soon-to-be certified production aircraft orders to forty-six with first deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2006.

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Filipino Lawmakers Urge Restoration Of Air Force

"Retirement" Of Last F-5 Leaves Island Nation "Practically Defenseless"

Saying the retirement of his country's last F-5 fighter leaves the Philippines without an adequate air defense, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. Tuesday called on his country to rebuild its air force or risk an attack by another country.

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AirShares Elite Adds Tampa Bay Area

Two More Cities Served By Fractional Ownership Group

Airshares Elite has opened up its facilities in Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL, offering fractional ownership in Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22 aircraft.

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Las Cruces Airport Accepts USAF Offer To Repair Runway

But It's Only About A Third Of What City Officials Asked For

Las Cruces, NM, has finally come to terms with the US Air Force.

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A New Set Of Eyes For Global Hawk

UAV Gets New Sensor Suite

Northrop Grumman Corporation says it has completed acceptance testing of the first production version of a new integrated sensor suite that will enhance imaging capability for the US Air Force. The milestone clears the way for the company to begin installing the improved sensor package, which includes electro-optical and infrared cameras and synthetic aperture radar, on its RQ-4A Global Hawk air vehicles.

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It Worked! New Aegis Missile Defense System Tracks Multiple Targets

SPY-1D Radar Big Part Of Missile Defense Program

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System with its prototype Aegis BMD Signal Processor (Aegis BSP) successfully tracked an advanced ballistic missile target. This test was the second at-sea tracking event for the Aegis BSP. Lockheed Martin develops the Aegis BMD Weapon System and serves as the Combat System Engineering Agent for Aegis BMD.

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Boeing Confirms Jet Airways Order for Ten 777-300ERs

Mumbai-Based Airline To Take Delivery Starting In 2007

Boeing Tuesday confirmed the completion of an order agreement with Mumbai-based Jet Airways for 10 777-300ERs.

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R44 Gets 'Cool'

Air Conditioning System Now Available For R44 Raven II

Robinson Helicopter now offers air conditioning in the R44 Raven II. It is a simple, lightweight system designed to reduce humidity and provide airconditioned comfort throughout the cabin.

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Sweepstakes Win Reignites Aviation Passion

But EAA Had To First Convince John Sery He Really Won  

John Sery and his wife were still unpacking from vacation at their Brooklyn Center, MN, home when the phone rang. "This is the first time in four years the winner has answered the phone," said the voice on the other end. Tim Casserly, volunteer chairman of the EAA sweepstakes program, proceeded to inform Sery he had won the EAA 2005 Sweepstakes Piper Cherokee 140. Sery was sure someone was playing a prank on him. After confirming the news several times, he went to share the news with his wife.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.05.05)

"I'm excited to see it because it looks like it's kind of a spiffy little airplane. This is going to be a blast." Source: John Sery, winner of the EAA Piper 140 Sweepstakes, after being notified that he's a new airplane owner.

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