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August 31, 2005

New York TFR: 09.01.05 - 09.11.05

NOTAM: 5/7634 Issued: 08/31/2005 20:00 Effective: Undetermined - Undetermined State: NY Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: SECURITY Description: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 1-11, 2005 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 SECTION 99.7 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATION (CFR), SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS

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Mississippi TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/7600 Issued: 08/31/2005 05:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: MS Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: MISSISSIPPI COASTLINE.

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Louisiana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/7601 Issued: 08/31/2005 05:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: LA Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: NEW ORLEANS LA.

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Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/7598 Issued: 08/31/2005 03:40 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: OR Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 15 E MADRAS OR.

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Body Of Amphib Pilot Found Near Small Island

Coast Guard: He Had A History Of Risky Flights

The body of a man thought to have crashed in his experimental amphibian Sunday morning was recovered Tuesday from the waters off the North Carolina coast. He was one of two people lost when the Seawind 3000 went down.

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Lead Mechanic On Fatal Helios Flight Fears For His Safety

Refuses To Return To Cyprus For Questioning

A British mechanic who cleared an ill-fated Helios Airways 737-200 for take-off on its final flight has refused to return to Cyprus for questioning, saying he's afraid for his life.

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US Airways Resumes Normal Operations at All Gulf State Airports Except New Orlea

But Flights To NOL Are Off For At Least Another Week

US Airways and US Airways Express have resumed normal flight schedules in all cities served in the Central and Eastern Gulf Coast region, with the exceptions of New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans service has been canceled at this time through the originating flight on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

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USAF: Keesler, Columbus Survive Hurricane Katrina

Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., survived a direct hit by Hurricane Katrina, but initial estimates show it suffered extensive damage to industrial and housing areas.

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AirScooter Announces First AeroTwin Engine Patent

AirScooter Corp. tells ANN that the first US patent has issued on its AeroTwin(TM) sport aircraft engine. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, AeroTwin Motors Corp., expects to make initial deliveries to select OEM customers in October.

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First Flight: Production Citation Mustang Airborne -- Ahead of Schedule

One month ahead of schedule, the first Citation Mustang production aircraft (serial number 0001) took to the air Monday, Aug. 29th. The Mustang flew exactly two hours, performing basic systems and avionics checks...

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Don't Fly There

TFRs Established Along The Gulf Coast In Wake Of Hurricane Katrina

To help with the search and rescue effort for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, the FAA has issued temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) along the Gulf Coast. TFRs have been established over New Orleans and the Alabama and Mississippi coastlines.

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If You Want To Fly, Fix The Plane

German Tourists Repair Cabin Of Aircraft In Flight

The aircraft was rolling down the runway as it departed Antalya, Turkey, when a crashing sound reverberated inside the cabin.

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Border Patrol Buys UAV

Predator B Will Look For Drug And Human Smugglers

The US Border Patrol says it's acquired a Predator B UAV and will send it to the US-Mexican border. There, it will look for smugglers of both drugs and human beings.

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Message From NASA Chief In Katrina's Aftermath

No Agency Workers Hurt, But There's A Lot Of Damage

(The following is a message from NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, issued the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the northern Gulf Coast. --ed.) In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we fortunately have no reports of any injuries or deaths among NASA employees, contractors or family members at our Stennis Space Center and Michoud Assembly Facility. Based on early assessments, both locations did suffer building damage from the storm, with no immediate indications of damage to flight hardware.

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Bombardier Delivers 150th Global

Fast, Comfortable And Selling Like Hotcakes

Bombardier Tuesday said it's delivered into service the 150th Global aircraft. The Bombardier Global 5000 business jet was delivered on August 26 to Dwight Management of St Paul, Minnesota. It was the third Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft to be delivered into service.

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Kirtland Pave Hawk Accident Investigation Complete

The Air Force has completed its investigation of the HH-60G Pave Hawk accident on May 11th, 2005, near Angel Fire, N.M., which resulted in the death of an Air Force flight engineer.

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Record-Setter: G550 Flies From Newark To Tel Aviv, Establishing Record

Ultra-Long-Range G550 Business Jet Completes Flight in Under 10 Hours

The ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550 has set another city-pair speed record - this time between Newark, N.J., and Tel Aviv, Israel.

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DWC's Aviation Heritage Festival Salutes Veterans of WWII

Show Features Widest Range Of Period War Birds Ever Seen In Area

As a major part of the events slated for Daniel Webster College's 2005 Aviation Heritage Festival, fourteen WWII vintage aircraft will be flying into Nashua's Boire airport and will be on September 24th and 25th.

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Certificated: Republic Airlines

Receives FAA Operating Ticket

Republic Airways Holdings says its Republic Airlines subsidiary has received its Part 121 Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The airline expects to begin scheduled passenger operations utilizing Embraer 170's for US Airways Express beginning in September, 2005. The airline currently plans to operate 28 aircraft on behalf of US Airways.

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Now What? NBAA Contemplates Katrina's Impact on 2005 Convention

Yeah, It Was Scheduled For New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina has, of course, visited death and misery on the Gulf Coast, flooding more than 80-percent of New Orleans -- and the water is still rising. There are power outages, looters and evacuations. Only far away, in places like Washington, DC, are there thoughts of life beyond the immediate struggle for survival.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.31.05)

"I really don't understand what is the meaning of unsafe. We have never had a serious incident or accident, so I would like to ask back to the authorities what is the meaning of unsafe?" Source: Captain Chawanit Chiamcharoenvut, executive vice-president of Bangkok-based Phuket Air, told the Associated Press. His carrier was blacklisted by the French on Monday. Together with Belgium, France blacklisted a dozen airlines based on safety concerns. Switzerland was set to issue its blacklist on Thursday. All this comes days before EU aviation authorities were to meet to discuss a European-wide blacklist of airlines considered too risky to fly.

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