During an introductory General Session at the Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association Expo in Tampa, Florida, Secretary of
Transportation Norman Y. Mineta announced that he had granted a
90-day extension to the comment period on the Washington, DC, area
Also Achieves Vd Of 452 Knots - The Max Speed Required For FAA
Eclipse Aviation tells ANN that Eclipse president and CEO Vern
Raburn piloted Eclipse 500 flight test aircraft N506EA 1,300
nautical miles (just under 1,500 statute miles) to this year's AOPA
Expo in Tampa, Florida.
According to Boeing, Ariana Afghan Airlines, the
government-owned and -operated airline of the Islamic Republic of
Afghanistan, has committed to acquire six Boeing jets. Four of the
new 737-700s will be purchased outright and two 757-200s leased
from Boeing Capital.
AD NUMBER: 2005-22-12
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80E1 series turbofan
engines installed on Airbus Industrie A330 series airplanes.
Says Company's Success Rests On 'Three-Legged Stool'
Jim Matheson, former general manager of Twin Commander Aircraft
and group VP of its managing service company, Precision Aerospace
Services LLC, has acquired Twin Commander Aircraft LLC and will
serve as its president and CEO.
Avidyne Corporation and Ryan International Corporation have just
announced the merger of the two companies. Under the merger
agreement, Ryan's industry-leading active traffic display and
alerting technologies will be added to Avidyne's product lines,
extending Avidyne's product offerings for both the original
equipment and retrofit avionics markets. Avidyne will maintain
Ryan's Columbus, Ohio headquarters as the Safety Systems Group.
Editor's Note: Yesterday, November 1st,
the TSA slammed Potomac Airfield closed, with a brief and statement
which we provided without further comment. Here is Potomac
Airfield's response by manager David Wartofsky (below), which we'll
run in the same manner.
In an interview with ANN's Jim Campbell for an upcoming
Aero-Cast, Senior Vice President of Government and Technical
Affairs Andy Cebula told Aero-News on the record what we only had
on background before: membership of the preeminent pilots'
organization has set a new record of, "over 407,000."
Avidyne Is ANN's AOPA EXPO 2005 Special
Coverage Primary Sponsor!
Avidyne is the leading provider of situational awareness
displays and integrated flight deck systems for general aviation
aircraft, providing the safety, capability, and reliability
benefits of air transport and bizjet flight decks, at cost and
weight targets required for general aviation. No kidding...
In a move called an "ultimatum" by the Air Line Pilots
Association (ALPA), Delta Air Lines has asked a bankruptcy court
judge to allow the carrier to void a contract with unionized pilots
after it wasn't able to secure $325 million in annual concessions
from them -- money the carrier maintains it desperately needs in
order to fight its way out of Chapter 11.
Charity Flies 253 Cancer Patients to Treatment in October
Corporate Angel Network, the national public charity which
provides free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to
treatment by using the empty seats on corporate and fractional
aircraft, arranged a record-breaking 253 patient flights in
Part II of The ANN Interview With Avidyne's Dan
Aero-News: Can you give me an example of
something, a way they used it (surprising uses of Avidyne's
Dan Schwinn: I'll give you -- which one?
Avidyne Corporation has introduced a new family of active
traffic advisory systems (TAS) for general aviation (GA) aircraft
ranging from entry-level single-engine piston to turbine-powered
aircraft. With pricing starting at $9,990,
Avidyne sets a new price-performance standard for
active-surveillance traffic capability and makes important safety
systems affordable for owners of light GA aircraft.
Cirrus Design (AOPA Booths 800-803) Steps Up As ANN's AOPA
Expo 2005 Special Coverage Major Sponsor
Did you know that for the year-to-date shipment stats just
released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA),
that Cirrus Design's SR22 took the dominant position
as the market leader in high-performance, single-engine,
Would Bring Autonomy To Country's Communications... And Predict
In a move adding further credence to China's emergence as a
viable competitor in space -- as well as bolstering Venezuela's
presence on the global stage -- the South American country has
finalized a deal to buy a satellite from the Chinese space program.
The telecom satellite -- to be launched from China in 2008 -- would
give Venezuela a home-owned source of communications, allowing the
nation to be self-sufficient in that area.
"Airspace security in the national capital area is provided by
multiple agencies. Rather than address the more significant
long-standing problems, unfortunately in this case, TSA has chosen
the least effective route."
Source: From a statement released by Potomac
Airfield manager David Wartofsky, responding to Tuesday's sudden
closure of the airport -- one of the "DC-3" -- by the TSA.
NOTAM Number: FDC 5/0198
Issue Date: November 02, 2005 at 13:36 UTC
Location: Columbus AFB, Mississippi near CALEDONIA VORTAC (CBM)
Beginning Date and Time: November 04, 2005 at 22:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 05, 2005 at 20:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-16
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234