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November 02, 2005

Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Names 2005 Scholarship Recipients

Aviation Students Receive Funds To Aid Their Training

MIDDLETON, WI. November 1, 2005 - The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame awarded $1,500 in scholarships to two aviation students, David Hoffmann and Tony Colin at a ceremony held recently in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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TSA Suspends Potomac Airfield's Security Program

The Transportation Security Administration (has) issued a letter to inform Potomac Airfield that its security program has been suspended.

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NTSB: Weight May Have Been Issue in Teterboro Runway Overrun

Factual Record Also Scrutinizes Pilot's Qualifications

Weight and a lack of sufficient training may have been factors in the February 2 runway overrun by a Bombardier Challenger CL-600 at Teterboro Airport, according to documents released by the NTSB.

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NBAA2005 Begins Next Wednesday With Record Exhibitor Count

NBAA will hold its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2005) next week from November 9 through 11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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Cirrus SR22 Claims Title Of World's Best Selling Aircraft... Again

Aircraft Manufacturer Leads Industry Sales

Cirrus Design has announced that year-to-date shipments just released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) confirm their dominant position as the market leader in high-performance, single-engine, four-place airplanes.

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AirShares Elite Offers AOPA EXPO Activities

AirShares Elite CEO, David Lee, will be a guest speaker at this years AOPA Expo in Tampa, FL. David will be conducting a seminar on the topic of: Sharing an Airplane: Clubs, Fractionals, and Partnerships. The seminar will be on November 5th from 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. in room 24 of the exhibit hall. 

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Angel City Flyers Takes Delivery Of G1000-Equipped Diamond Sim

ELITE A-ATD Will Provide Students Training On DA40, DA42 Platforms

Angel City Flyers -- an Oxsfordshire, England-based training school flying out of Long Beach Airport in the States -- has become the first delivery customer for ELITE Simulation Solutions' new Garmin G1000-equipped iGATE Advanced Aviation Training Device, or A-ATD. The sim is outfitted with an actual G1000 flat-glass panel, utilizing the 10.4" PFD/MFD displays that are rapidly becoming OEM equipment in many airframes. Desktop and cockpit versions of the iGATE A-ATDs are available, in almost any configuration -- including the Diamond DA40 and DA42 twin, developed in cooperation with Diamond Aircraft Industries.

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Louisiana TFR: 11.04.05

NOTAM: 5/0189 Issued: 11/02/2005 02:20 Effective: 11/04/2005 15:00 - 11/04/2005 23:00 State: LA Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: PORT SULFER LA

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Aero-News Alert: AOPA Study Says DC-Area ADIZ Bad For GA

Study Specifically Cites Negative Economic Impact

(Editor's Note: The following is the complete text of an AOPA statement regarding a study commissioned by the organization on the economic impact of the DC-area ADIZ.)

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The High Price Of Unisys Labor At TSA

Company Says Nothing Out Of Line With Contract

Federal auditors are questioning several billing documents filed by Unisys, the prime contractor on a $1 billion tech contract with the Transportation Safety Administration. Auditors claim, among other issues, the agency (and by extension, taxpayers) was overbilled by as much as 171,000 hours worth of labor and OT. The auditors also claim Unisys charged the TSA as much as $131 per hour for employees who were then paid less than half that amount.

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Aero-News Alert: EAA 'Unequivocally and Fervently' Opposes Permanent DC ADIZ

Organization Takes A Firm Stand Against FAA Restrictions

(Editor's Note: The following is the official statement from the Experimental Aircraft Association regarding the organization's -- very emphatic -- position against the creation of a permanent Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) over Washington, DC to replace the existing TFRA over the nation's capital.)

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Ouch, That Smarts! UAL Posts Record $1.77 Billion Q3 Loss

But In The Wacky World Of Business, That's Not ALL Bad...

UAL Corp., parent company for United Airlines, reported a record $1.77 billion loss Monday for the third quarter of FY2005. Most of those losses stem from the heavy toll reworking its airplane contracts and leases has taken on the beleaguered carrier, including creditor's claims on its aircraft following the company's rejection of leases and contracts in an attempt to secure lower prices.

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Boeing Goes To The Table With SPEEA, Walks Away From IAMAW

One Strike May Be Forestalled As Others Loom... Oy!

It hasn't been a great year for Boeing on the labor front. Just as the manufacturer is publicizing its ongoing efforts in heading off a looming strike by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEAA) -- the union representing more than 17,500 engineering and technical employees working at Boeing facilities in Washington and Oregon -- threats of other, smaller strikes by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) loom in the immediate future.

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Seattle Avionics' New EFB 'Ready to Fly'

Voyager 3.0 Pre-installed on Motion Computing LS-800 and LE-1600 Tablet PCs 

Seattle Avionics Software has announced immediate commercial availability of its new Voyager Flight Software System EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) bundle.

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He Made It! First Diamond Star Arrives In Hawaii

Lands In Honolulu After 15.5-Hour Trip

Ferry pilot Fred Sorenson has successfully delivered the first Diamond Star aircraft to the 50th state, following a 15-and-a-half hour flight in a single-engine DA40 over the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, CA.

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Remember When It Wasn't Only Planes With Tailfins?

KC-135 From Eisenhower Era Flies On For PA ANG

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien In 1959, cars had tailfins, which peaked that year with the Cadillac Eldorado and various Chrysler products. Kids learned to "Duck and Cover." The New York Times admired Fidel Castro. And the US Air Force ordered a block of KC-135A-BN Stratotankers, Boeing C/Ns 17931 to 18011, USAF serials 59-1443 To 59-1523.

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

Interview With Dan Schwinn Of Avidyne, Part I

By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin R.G. "Hognose" O'Brien In July, we sat down in a conference room at Avidyne's Bedford, MA, headquarters with Avidyne President, Dan Schwinn. In a wide-ranging interview we discussed Avidyne's products, some of its future plans and possibilities, and a bit of the future of GA in general.

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UPS Running On One Engine -- And That's A Good Thing

Aggressive Fuel-Saving Measures Reduce Costs Considerably

An aggressive fuel conversation program at UPS, ramped up due to ever-increasing fuel costs, is saving the worldwide cargo airline real money -- to the tune of $1 million saved in fuel costs each month.

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Raytheon Delivers First Production ISS for Global Hawk UAV

Sensor Package Provides Near Real-Time Imagery

Raytheon Company has delivered the first full production Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) for the Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial system used by the U.S. Air Force.  The full production configuration includes both synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) high resolution imaging capability in a single integrated sensor system.

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Rockwell Collins Played Important Role In Deep Impact Mission

Lens Assemblies Helped Flyby Spacecraft See Clues About Comet Formation

Rockwell Collins’ precision 38-millimeter lens assemblies played an essential role in NASA’s Deep Impact mission that is aimed at unlocking secrets to the formation of the solar system, according to a company release.

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EADS Partners With EuroHeli To Create Eurocopter Japan

New Subsidiary Will Address Customer Needs In Busy Market

The latest subsidiary of EADS, Eurocopter Japan, was recently created to better coordinate the company's network and sales activities in Japan.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day: 11.02.05

"Overall, it is clearly apparent that airports within the ADIZ have been negatively impacted (both operationally and economically) by the events of 9/11 and that their recovery had lagged the recovery experienced at airports outside of the ADIZ." Source: From the study conducted by Aviation Management and Consulting Group and Martin Associates, and commissioned by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) on the significant negative impact the DC-area ADIZ has had on aviation-related commerce around the nation's capital.

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AD: Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-11 MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-11 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Mitsubishi Model YS-11 airplanes, and Model YS-11A-200, YS-11A-300, YS-11A-500, and YS-11A-600 series airplanes.

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