NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7665
Issue Date: April 10, 2007 at 1927 UTC
Location: Gainesville, Florida near GATORS VORTAC (GNV)
Beginning Date and Time: April 13, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Ending Date and Time: April 15, 2007 at 2030 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations for the
Heart of Florida Airshow
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (JAX) Air Traffic Control Tower,
Niel Ritchie, On A New Coalition Fighting User Fees
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.11.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.11.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The Alliance For Aviation Across
America: 04.11.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Niel Ritchie
of the League of Rural Voters.)
Northrop Grumman announced Tuesday it has submitted its proposal
to the US Air Force for the KC-135 Tanker Replacement Program, KC-X
-- two days before the required proposal due date of April 12,
Just days after revealing their new line of Modular Equipment
Racks designed for Bell 206/407 and Eurocopter AS350/355 Models,
Geneva Aviation, Inc. announced its STC for a rear communications
console designed for the Eurocopter AS350/355.
Targets June Launch; Hale Says Four Missions In
NASA is targeting June 8 as the next possible launch opportunity
for space shuttle Atlantis' STS-117 mission to the International
Space Station. The decision to delay the launch until June is based
on the progress in repairing insulating foam on the shuttle's
external fuel tank, which was damaged during a sudden hail storm
February 26 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL.
US space tourist Charles Simonyi arrived at the International
Space Station and said he was "blown away.". During a news
conference from space on Tuesday, the software billionaire said the
station looked like a theater production when he and two Russian
cosmonauts arrived aboard a Russian spacecraft the day before.
Earns ASETPA Acceptance Two Years After Predecessor
Aero-News learned this week the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
of Australia (CASA) has made the TBM 850 eligible for public
transportation of passengers and freight in all conditions of
flight according to ASETPA (Approved Single Engine Turbine Powered
Aircraft) rules, just two years after the TBM 700C2.
Mercy Air added a Bell 222 helicopter and its pilot, flight
nurse and paramedic to a new station at the Hesperia Airport April
1. Mercy Air 22 is available 24 hours a day and responds not only
to scenes of accidents, but will also transport to and from
Provides HUD Imagery, Tactical Information To F-35 Pilots
Aero-News has learned a Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS)
made by Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI) recently flew for
the first time on an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It was
worn by Lockheed Martin's Jon Beesley, who piloted the advanced
Aims To Increase Awareness Of Canadian Technologies
Aero-News has learned representatives from leading Canadian
defense companies, the Canadian government and academia have formed
a national trade organization to promote the advancement and global
application of Canadian expertise in the growing field of unmanned
vehicle systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Dart Helicopter Services told ANN Tuesday its affiliated
partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA and EASA
certification for their AS 350/355 crosstubes. Transport Canada
approval was received in September 2006.
$11 Million Severance Package Awarded Following 2006
His time as co-CEO of EADS was marked by the development of --
and subsequent turmoil surrounding -- the Airbus A380 superjumbo.
His resignation from the European consortium last year was darkened
by accusations of a stock payout scandal. But, as they say, every
corporate cloud has a silver lining (or golden parachute)... and
Noel Forgeard certainly cashed out from his time with EADS.
More and more groups opposing the FAA's proposed user fee
program are mobilizing and joining forces in their fight... and if
some of the names already on the roster are any indication, this
association could very well grow into a force the FAA and airlines
might do well not to reckon with.
A man claiming to have an explosive device onboard a charter
flight from Diyarbakir, Turkey to Istanbul was detained by police
shortly after the plane touched down in Ankara, according to media
It may just be an answer to the FAA's staffing woes... a way for
veterans with disabilities to have access to on-the-job training to
become air traffic controllers, or technicians installing and
repairing air traffic equipment, thanks to a new program aimed at
helping those who serve transition into the civilian workforce.
In an effort to raise public awareness of the Atlantic hurricane
threat, NOAA National Hurricane Center Director Bill Proenza and
Senior Hurricane Specialist Lixion Avila, Ph.D. will take
"Hurricane Hunter" Hercules on a six-day, six-city tour of the
Systems developer Alakai Technologies Corporation, data
management and analysis software provider OpenAero, and system
integrator and safety analyst CAPACG announced Tuesday a teaming
agreement to provide an all-in-one Flight Data Monitoring (FDM)
solution for piston engine aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR20 and
Citation Owners May Now Come To Portsmouth For Maintenance
Dallas Airmotive tells ANN it has expanded the services of its
Portsmouth, England Regional Turbine Center (RTC) with the addition
of repair, hot section inspection and field service on the Pratt
& Whitney Canada PW500 series of engines.
"Our coalition is here to send a clear message to
lawmakers that we stand united against a radical "user fees"
proposal which would decimate businesses and communities around our
country through a huge tax hike. This special interest
legislation would benefit no one but the big commercial
Source: Gene Wright, Mayor of Quinwood, WV.
Wright is also a pilot, and a member of the Alliance for Aviation
Across America -- a coalition formed specifically to fight the
"user fees" proposal that threatens to impose serious tax hikes on
small businesses and towns across America.