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September 08, 2005

AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2005-18-16 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-18-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-3A1 turbofan engines installed on Bombardier series Regional Jets with certain high pressure turbine (HPT) rotating components installed.

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One Dead In Stampede To Get Off Saudi Flight

Bomb Threat Forced Evacuation

One woman was killed and more than a dozen people injured Thursday when passengers evacuated a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane on the ground at Colombo, Sri Lanka. They fled in panic after a bomb scare that local police later suspected was a hoax.

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Gulf Helo Accident -- All Passengers Rescued

S-76 On Oil Rig Mission

Rowan Companies says a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter carrying 10 passengers and two crew members crashed in the Gulf of Tuesday afternoon. All 12 persons aboard, including eight Rowan employees, were rescued later that night by the US Coast Guard and transported to nearby hospitals.

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Edwards Out At Bombardier!

Pierre Beaudoin Will Fill In Temporarily

A surprise announcement from Montreal: Bombardier Aerospace CEO Pete Edwards is out.

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New Mexico Spaceport Gets First Launch Contract

UP Aerospace Will Begin Suborbital Flights Next Year

The spaceport isn't built yet, but already, it has a launch contract.

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AOPA Applauds FAA Action On Meigs

But "Sadly, There's Nothing FAA or AOPA Can Do Now To Restore The Airport"

It's a victory for general aviation advocates, a bittersweet win in the aftermath of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's midnight bulldozing session at Meigs Field more than two years ago.

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/8115  Issued:  09/08/2005 19:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  JULIAN CA. 

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Virginia TFR: 09.15.05 - 09.18.05

NOTAM Number:  FDC 5/8101   Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia near NORFOLK VORTAC (ORF) Beginning Date: September 15, 2005 at 13:00 UTC Ending Date: September 18, 2005 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance aircraft. Type: Airshow

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Louisiana TFR: Undetermined

NOTAM:  5/8091  Issued:  09/08/2005 01:50  Effective:  09/08/2005 11:00 - Undetermined  State:  LA  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  NEW ORLEANS LA. 

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Chicago Hit With Maximum Fine Over Meigs Closure

Investigation Into Misuse Of Funds Continues

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was wrong to bulldoze Meigs Field in the middle of the night and now, Chicago will have to pay. That word comes from the FAA, which has ordered the city to pay a $33,000 fine. But the city still faces the possibility of a much larger fine -- as the investigation into allegations that Daley misused $1.5 million in FAA grants continues.

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Weathering The Post-Katrina Aviation Fuel Price Spike

This Is Only Temporary

By NATA President James Coyne Hurricane Katrina has totally transformed the political agenda in Washington and these unforeseen winds will provide both opportunities and challenges for pilots and aircraft operators across the nation.

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Sino Swearingen Accelerating Toward FAA Certification This Year

Says Third Aircraft Has Now Completed All Tests

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. says it has completed another vital step in the FAA certification program -- Flight Test Aircraft Serial Number 0003 has now finished all of its FAA flight testing, with 100-percent value added to the final FAA certification program, due later this year.

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NTSB Recommends Inclusion Of Bounced Landing Recovery Techniques

The NTSB has determined that the probable cause of the May 9, 2004 accident involving Executive Airlines, that crashed while landing at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport San Juan, Puerto Rico, was the captain's failure to execute proper techniques to recover from bounced landings and his subsequent failure to execute a go-around.

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CAP Volunteers Complete 113th Flight In Support Of Katrina Relief Efforts

Ground teams conduct search and rescue operations, distibute relief supplies

Members of the all-volunteer Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, are conducting ongoing emergency operations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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LOT Polish Airlines Announces Order for Up to 14 B787s

Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines have reached an agreement for up to 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, making LOT the first global network carrier in Europe to operate the world's newest and most technologically advanced commercial jetliner.

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NASA's Deep Impact Adds Color to Unfolding Comet Picture

"Paint By Numbers"

Painting by the numbers is a good description of how scientists create pictures of everything from atoms in our bodies to asteroids and comets in our solar system. Researchers involved in NASA's Deep Impact mission have been doing this kind of work since the mission's July 4th collision with comet Tempel 1.

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CAF Gets Into The Act

Vintage Warbirds Fly Relief Missions To Gulf Coast

On display for years as memorabilia of wars gone by, at least two warbirds from the Commemorative Air Force have been pressed into service on relief missions to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Diamond DA-20 Series

For Sale: Diamond Aircraft DA-20 Series

2000 DA20-C1 Katana, N897CT, Serial CO112, August 2005 Annual Inspection, Garmin GNC 420 plus Bendix/King Avionics, very clean & well equipped. Located in Houston TX Exterior Quality: 9, Interior Quality: 9 Used, will sell for $75,900.00

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.08.05)

"We are saying either send us a check for $33,000 or request a hearing." Source: FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory, in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. The FAA says Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was out of bounds when he ordered the destruction of Meigs Field more than two years ago and has fined the city the maximum amount possible. But that byno means ends Chicago's trouble in the wake of the midnight bulldozing. The city still faces the possibility of a much larger fine -- as the investigation into allegations that Daley misused $1.5 million in FAA grants continues.

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