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May 20, 2005

North Carolina TFR: 05.26.05 - 05.29.05

NOTAM Number : FDC 5/4008 Location : Pope AFB, North Carolina near FAYETTEVILLE VOR/DME (FAY) Beginning Date : May 26, 2005 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date : May 29, 2005 at 21:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds, and US Army Golden Knights and 82nd Airborne parachute teams. Type : Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A FAA Contact(Pilots) : Raleigh (RDU) Automated Flight Service Station, 919-380-0171

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New York TFR: 05.27.05 - 05.29.05

NOTAM Number : FDC 5/4003 Location : Farmingdale, New York near KENNEDY VOR/DME (JFK) Beginning Date : May 27, 2005 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date : May 29, 2005 at 19:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the US Air Force Thunderbirds and other high performance aerial demonstrations. Type : Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A FAA Contact(Pilots) : Islip (ISP) Automated International Flight Service Station, 631-471-7395

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Alabama TFR: 05.25.05

NOTAM Number : FDC 5/4001 Location : Maxwell AFB, Alabama near MONTGOMERY VORTAC (MGM) Beginning Date : May 25, 2005 at 22:30 UTC Ending Date : May 25, 2005 at 23:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the US Air Force F-15 team. Type : Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A FAA Contact(Pilots) : Anniston (ANB) Automated Flight Service Station, 256-832-2100

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Pennsylvania TFR: 05.26.05 - 05.29.05

NOTAM Number : FDC 5/4002 Location : Willow Grove, Pennsylvania near YARDLEY VOR/DME (ARD) Beginning Date : May 26, 2005 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date : May 29, 2005 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the U.S Navy Blue Angels and other military aircraft. Type : Airshow

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Stage III Technologies Receives Final FAA Approval For Gulfstream Hushkit

Demo Units Are On Patrol

Stage III Technologies announced today that it received final FAA approval for its patented Gulfstream G II and G III stage 3 hushkit. The hushkit reduces noise to the 70-73 dBA level (depending on model), thus permitting operations at all airports serving the Gulfstream fleet at any time at maximum weight regardless of the imposition of noise curfews.

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US Airways - America West Merger: The Big Picture

New Airline Wants To Take On SWA

What appears to be good news for both US Airways and America West in their planned merger could end up being bad news for the entire airline industry, some analysts warned, because the newly-proposed company will use capacity that might otherwise have ended up in the boneyard.

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US Airways - America West Merger: Labor's Jaundiced View

IAMA Leader Says US Airways Bankruptcy Was Ruse To Dump Labor Agreements

Bill Wise smells something fishy. The US Airways mechanic and vice president of the machinists' union at US Airways' hub in Charlotte said Friday he believed the company's merger with America West was the real reason behind its second bankruptcy filing.

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US Airways - America West Merger: What's In A Name?

Is "US Airways" A Liability?

What's in a name? In the merger between the US Airways and America West, the decision to slap the US Airways moniker on the new entity could wind up as a liability, according to some analysts.

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US Airways - America West Merger: The Airbus Angle

Merger Promises Business For Boeing 787 Rival

The company that would be formed by merging US Airways and America West has a lot of outside investors -- each one with its own hopes for a return on investment. In the case of Airbus, the airplane manufacturer is looking for nothing less than a launch partner.

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Washington's Visual Warning System To Go Operational Saturday

The Visual Warning System being fielded by North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), in coordination with the FAA and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, will become operational Saturday, May 21, 2005.

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Piper Warrior II/III and Archer II/III Approved For 91 Octane MoGas

Petersen Aviation, Inc. has announced that their auto fuel STC for the Piper PA-28 series has been amended to include the Cadet, Warrior II & III and Archer II & III.

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NATA Hails Passage Of Homeland Security Bills

The US House of Representatives passed two pieces of homeland security legislation this week, each containing language mandating the resumption of on-demand air charter and general aviation operations at DCA. 

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New SmartPlates Software For Pocket PC Unveiled

Seattle Avionics Software, Inc. has announced the release of SmartPlates Instrument Procedure Management Software for the Pocket PC.

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US Developing Plans To Protect Satellites From Attack

Is This The Start Of Real Star Wars?

A battle now looming in Washington could be felt far out in Earth orbit. It's a battle over whether the US should weaponize or otherwise protect its vital satellites from attack.

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Two Lost In Louisiana Balloon Mishap

Hot Air Balloon Apparently Snagged Power Lines, Burned

A man and woman from Shreveport died Wednesday when their hot air balloon apparently became ensnared in power lines, then crashed in flames.

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Seeing Is Believing When It's MAJIIC

Next Phase Of Battlefield Surveillance And Recon System To Be Tested

US forces operating in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere may soon be able to use "MAJIIC" to locate an enemy position on the battlefield and share intelligence information and imagery with coalition allies in near-real time.

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Gulfstream G450/G350s Get Onboard Ultra-High-Speed Internet

Gulfstream Aerospace has received a fourth FAA STC, enabling the installation of its new ultra-high-speed Broad Band Multi-Link (BBML) data system in the G450 and the G350.

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Klyde Morris 05.20.05

Klyde Just Loves To Tweak Mayor Daley

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: King Air C90B

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605 TT, 2 Tube EFIS, Garmin GPS-400, Muti Function Display for weather - traffic - terrain - navigation!  Exterior Quality: 9, Interior Quality: 9 Used, will sell for $2,150,000.00

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.20.05)

"Meat on the butcher block. That's a good way to put it." Source: Charlotte, NC, Machinists union leader Bill Wise in an interview with ANN shortly before the merger between US Airways and America West was announced Thursday, describing how his members feel about being left out of the loop on talks between the airlines. Wise, a US Airways mechanic, said union leaders were told nothing of the merger talks until news of the negotiations reached the media. He said he was shocked to learn that the negotiations had been conducted in secret for 14 months.

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Short Notice Arizona TFR: (05.20.05)

NOTAM:  5/3980  Issued:  05/19/2005 20:30  Effective:  05/20/2005 11:00 - 05/20/2005 15:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  18 MILES NNE OF WINSLOW AZ. 

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Michigan TFR: (05.21.05)

NOTAM:  5/3968  Issued:  05/19/2005 17:50  Effective:  05/21/2005 17:00 - 05/21/2005 20:00  State:  MI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, MAY 21 2005 LOCAL. 

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-17 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-17 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes, that requires modification of the bolt holes of the lower side of the body splice t-chord common to the paddle fittings of the lower wing panel.

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2005-09-51 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-09-51 SUMMARY: This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2005-09-51 that we sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of certain Turbomeca Arrius 2F turboshaft engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-20 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-20 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-21 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-21 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-18 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-18 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-19 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-16 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric (GE) CF6-80E1series turbofan engines that have an electronic control unit (ECU) with software version E.1.M. or earlier installed.

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