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November 03, 2005

Aero-News Alert: Mineta Promises To Listen On ADIZ

SecTrans Grants ADIZ Comment Extension, Promises Hearings

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 ADIZ.

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Fifth Eclipse 500 Makes Flight to Annual AOPA Expo

Also Achieves Vd Of 452 Knots - The Max Speed Required For FAA Cert

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.

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New Piper Seneca V Deploys Avidyne Entegra Integrated Flight Deck

The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. tells ANN that that it will offer Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra Integrated Flight Deck on the Seneca V, one of the world's top-selling twin-engine piston aircraft.

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Ariana Buys Boeing Jets

Company Selects Medium And Short-Haul Planes

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.

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AD: General Electric

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.

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Its Alive! ANN Starts Full-Time 'Aero-Casting'

No kidding... we were serious about that Aero-Casting thing!

Be careful of what you wish for. ANN has added a full slate of audio products to our comprehensive DAILY line-up of online news and feature stories.

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Former GM Is New Owner, CEO Of Twin Commander Aircraft

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.

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Do The Right Thing: Decision Making For Pilots Debuts At AOPA EXPO 2005

Do The Right Thing: Decision Making for Pilots, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's newest live seminar, makes its debut at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 4 at AOPA Expo.

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Mid-Continent Teams With Aerosonic To Produce New 2-Inch Standby Package

Since its debut in April, Mid-Continent Instruments' 4200 series electric attitude indicator - the Mini Gyro - is quickly making a name for itself.

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Aero-News Alert: Avidyne Corporation And Ryan International Announce Merger

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.

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Potomac Airfield Responds To Shock Closure

Manager David Wartofsky Fires Back At TSA

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.

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US Helicopters Under Fire?

Super Cobra Down In Iraq, Chinook Allegedly Fired On In Pakistan

Two incidents involving US helicopters -- one with fatalities -- in Iraq and Pakistan share a common thread of potentially involving ground fire, although neither case can be confirmed.

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WOOHOO! AOPA = 407-Pound Gorilla

Membership Sets New Record Of Over 407,000

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."

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AOPA EXPO 2005 Special Coverage Brought To You By... AVIDYNE!

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...

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It's Here! AOPA Expo 2005 Begins Thursday

And What A Show It'll Be...

Aero-News Network is on the ground -- and, of course, in the air --  around Tampa, FL to bring you complete coverage of the events, goings-on, rumors, and of course the airplanes at AOPA Expo 2005.

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Certified: Beechcraft Bonanza G36

Offers A Fully Integrated Avionics System

Raytheon Aircraft Company has confirmed that the FAA has certified the Beechcraft Bonanza G36.

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Delta Asks BK Court To Void ALPA Contract In 'Ultimatum'

Carrier Says It Still Hopes To Reach Agreement

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.

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More Good Aero-Citizenship -- Corporate Angel Network Breaks All-Time Record

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 October.

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Avidyne's Dan Schwinn: 'It's An Evolving Area' (Part Two)

Part II of The ANN Interview With Avidyne's Dan Schwinn Aero-News: Can you give me an example of something, a way they used it (surprising uses of Avidyne's technology)? Dan Schwinn: I'll give you -- which one?

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Avidyne Launches TAS600 Series Active-Surveillance Traffic Advisory Systems

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.

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AOPA Expo 2005 Special Coverage Brought To You By... Cirrus Design!

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, four-place airplanes?

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Rockwell Collins Upgrading Government Beech King Air 300

Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 integrated avionics system has been selected by the U.S. government to upgrade six Beech King Air 300 special use aircraft, with an option for 12 additional aircraft.

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Chinese Sell Telecom Satellite To Venezuela

Would Bring Autonomy To Country's Communications... And Predict Weather?

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.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.03.05)

"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.  

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California TFR: 11.04.05 - 11.05.05

NOTAM: 5/0212 Issued: 11/02/2005 19:40 Effective: 11/04/2005 20:00 - 11/05/2005 03:00 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: THERMAL CA

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Puerto Rico TFR: 11.03.05 - 11.04.05

NOTAM: 5/0200 Issued: 11/02/2005 15:20 Effective: 11/03/2005 12:00 - 11/04/2005 20:00 State: PR Facility: ZSU - SAN JUAN (ARTCC),PR. Type: HAZARDS Description: VIEQUES ISLAND PR

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Mississippi TFR: 11.04.05 - 11.05.05

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 team Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234

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Georgia TFR: 11.06.05 - 01.16.06

NOTAM: 5/0227 Issued: 11/03/2005 01:10 Effective: 11/06/2005 12:45 - 01/16/2006 12:45 State: GA Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ANNISTON AL

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