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November 01, 2005

New Mexico TFR: 11.01.05

NOTAM: 5/0150 Issued: 11/01/2005 03:40 Effective: 11/01/2005 13:00 - 11/01/2005 17:00 State: NM Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: 8 SW EUNICE NM

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New Mexico TFR: 11.01.05

NOTAM: 5/0149 Issued: 11/01/2005 03:20 Effective: 11/01/2005 13:00 - 11/01/2005 17:00 State: NM Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: 9 W OF EUNICE NM

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Alaska Air PAX 'Furious' They Weren't Evacuated Sooner

Fire Breaks Out Beneath Flight On Ground At Calgary

Passengers onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 698 bound for LAX Sunday were shocked when a flames shot out off the right engine of their airliner as it backing away from the gate in preparation to depart from Calgary. Several passengers were even more shocked -- and angry -- flight attendants then did not take steps to evacuate them sooner.

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Wanna Be A Star? Aero-News Wants You!

Get On The Air With Us At AOPA Expo

Admit it: you've always wanted to be in broadcasting. Ask anyone out there, and they'd likely tell you the idea of hearing their voice on the airwaves puts a certain gleam in the eyes, if for no other reason than to be able to look at your friends and say "that's me! On the radio!" Were it not for this fact, call-in talk-radio wouldn't exist... so really, we can only blame ourselves.

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I Fought NASA And I Won

15-Year Old Girl Wins Battle For Gus Grissom's Spacesuit

In this corner, weighing very little and aged only 15-years, Amanda Meyer of Madison, CT! And in this corner... with the entire weight of the US government behind it and a reputation for chewing up inquisitive young people every morning at breakfast... NASA!!! There's the bell and... (rumble rumble rumble)... Amanda Meyers is the winner!

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Wilma's Wrath: Pluto-Bound Rocket Damaged By Hurricane

Hangar Door Failed In Spite Of Tougher Wind Rating

That big DING! sound you heard last week came from Florida.

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Leesburg Wants FAA To Shrink DC ADIZ

Response: Zone Likely Permanent, May Even Increase

You can add the town council of Leesburg, VA to the growing list of DC-area residents and business who maintain the massive air defense identification zone over them is hindering access to the area, at a high cost to area commerce.

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All Nippon Airways To Be Launch Customer For BCF Program

Three Former Passenger 767s Will Be Enlisted For Cargo Duty

Tokyo's All Nippon Airways has announced it will be launch customer for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) program by accepting three 767-300 airplanes -- converted by Boeing from passenger duty with the airline to freight haulers -- with an option for four more.

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France Meets NC In MRO Deal

Say Bonjour To Goodrich

The French Ministry of Defence has awarded a Maintenance, Repair, And Overhaul (MRO) contract to Charlotte, NC-based Goodrich Corporation for more than 1,300 operational fleet aircraft -- including fighters such as the Mirage 2000, as well as transport aircraft and helicopters such as the Puma, Super Puma, and Cougar.

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Russians Get Sukhoi Wreckage, Cleanup Bill

It Costs Money To Jail Your Pilot And Fill In The Hole His Plane Made

Military people in general tend to be proud, and Russians particularly so. Their military has a long history, and can make a defensible claim to the scalps of Napoleon and Hitler -- if nothing else, the scalps of their legends of invincibility. So the embarrassment of the recent incursion by a lost Russian fighter pilot into Lithuanian territory is a particular source of grief that just hasn't let up.

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AERO Vodochody Ejects To Success

Live Firings Cap Three-Year Program

Last week, AERO Vodochody a.s. completed the final tests of a significantly upgraded version of its Czech VS-2 ejection seat by conducting two live ejections over Sazena airfield.

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EU To Cyprus: Ban Noisy Russian Jets

Noise Crackdown Would Mean Fewer Tourists, Less Money

The European Union has warned newly-incorporated Cyprus over the high number of Russian and former Soviet aircraft flying into that country -- not over safety issues, but rather because they're just too noisy.

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Virgin Express Updates A Classic

First Operator to Purchase Classic Series 737-300 Blended Winglets

Sometimes, having the newest airplane isn't everything -- especially if you can opt instead to use some of the best parts of the newer plane on your 'classic'. With this in mind, Brussels-based LCC Virgin Express has opted to upgrade its 737-300 "Classic" models with Blended Winglets produced by Aviations Partners.

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What's Going On At Airlift Northwest?

Two Medical Helos Down In A Month

The story may sound familiar, except the outcome was much better this time around. None of the four people aboard an Airlift Northwest Agusta A109 was seriously injured when the medical chopper lost power on takeoff Friday night and fell off the Providence-St. Peter Hospital's roof helipad.

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Cessna: Sales Up To Pre-9/11 Levels

Next Two Years Look Even Better

Yes, there's quite a bit of singing in Wichita these days.

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Students' Internet Satellite Stranded, Put On Standby

Marooned!

The first-ever earth satellite developed by European University students has been put into a standby mode to conserve energy, after mission control noticed a drop in voltage in the probe's batteries. If a fix isn't discovered soon, SSETI Express will soon be adrift, out of power, in low-earth orbit.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.01.05)

Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy Source: "Happy Happy Joy Joy," a song by cartoon characters Ren & Stimpy. No, they weren't flying at the time, but we thought it would be especially applicable to news that Cessna has reached pre-9/11 sales figures for the first time in four years.

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Maryland TFR: 11.01.05

NOTAM: 5/0145 Issued: 10/31/2005 23:00 Effective: 11/01/2005 14:15 - 11/01/2005 16:35 State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: VIP Description: BETHESDA, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 1 2005 LOCAL

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Puerto Rico TFR: 11.02.05 - 11.03.05

NOTAM: 5/0148 Issued: 10/31/2005 23:20 Effective: 11/02/2005 12:00 - 11/03/2005 20:00 State: PR Facility: ZSU - SAN JUAN (ARTCC),PR. Type: HAZARDS Description: VIEQUES ISLAND PR

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-10 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-10 SUMMARY:This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes, and Model A320-200 series airplanes, that requires a detailed inspection of the tail cone triangle to determine its position, and corrective actions if necessary.

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