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September 08, 2006

NM TFR: 09.09.06 - 09.13.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9451 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 17:08 UTC Type: Space Operations

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Cape Canaveral TFR: 09.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9450 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Type: Security

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Space Shuttle TFR: 09.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9465 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 18:10 UTC Location: Kennedy Space Center Operations Area, Cape Canaveral, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 09, 2006 at 11:59 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 09, 2006 at 16:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9472 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 18:38 UTC Location: Southwest, Elk City, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9478 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 19:08 UTC Location: Condon, Montana near MISSOULA VOR/DME (MSO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NM TFR: 09.09.06 - 09.13.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9448 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 16:40 UTC Location: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico Beginning Date and Time: September 09, 2006 at 10:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 13, 2006 at 14:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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Women In Aerospace Selects 2006 Award Winners

Will Be Honored October 11 In Washington DC

Women in Aerospace (WIA) proudly announced to ANN Friday the winners of its 21st Annual Women in Aerospace Awards.

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MU-2 Opponent Calls For Replacements Of Blakey, Rosenker

Tancredo Says Failure To Act Responsible For Hundreds of Deaths

Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo -- a fierce critic of the Mitsubishi MU-2, and what he calls the government's inaction in dealing with what he says are the plane's inherent safety problems --  has called for the Bush Administration to replace Marion Blakey as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and Mark V. Rosenker as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9393 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 2:03 UTC Location: 15 Miles Southeast, Cascade, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9390 Issue Date: September 08, 2006 at 1:56 UTC Location: 9 Northwest, Tuscarora, Nevada near BULLION VOR/DME (BQU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aviation operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9386 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 23:22 UTC Location: 12 Northwest, Lowman, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9384 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 23:16 UTC Location: Pinedale, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9373 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 20:53 UTC Location: 26 North, Battle Mountain, Nevada near BATTLE MOUNTAIN VORTAC (BAM) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9371 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 20:44 UTC Location: Walla Walla, Washington near WALLA WALLA VOR/DME (ALW) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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Research Team Looks To Get Most Out Of Global Hawks

New Missions, Capabilities For UAVs

A Brigham Young University team of scientists and engineers, funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, has recently demonstrated increased consensus capabilities among unmanned air vehicles.

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Jewish Leaders Protest After Man Removed From Plane For Praying

"The Situation On The Flight Was Tense"

Was it insensitive... or an understandable reaction, given current security jitters? There are arguments on both sides -- after a Hassidic Jew was removed from an Air Canada Jazz flight September 1, after passengers complained about the way he prayed in his seat before takeoff.

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BHR Operates with U.S. Army Chinook Helicopters

Inter-Service Cooperation At Its Best!

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) conducted flight operations with U.S. Army MH-47G Chinook helicopters from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 while operating in the Pacific Ocean.

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AerVenture Signs CFM56-5B Engine Order For Its Airbus Narrowbodies

Irish/Kuwaiti JV Has 30 Planes On Order

Ireland-based AerVenture selected CFM International's CFM56-5B engines this week to power the 30 Airbus A319/A320 aircraft the company ordered in late 2005. The firm engine order is valued at $360 million at list price.

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NASA Once Again Scrubs Atlantis Launch

NASA Decides To Go For It Despite Fuel Cell Issues

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 09.08.06 1055 EDT: We've been here before... but we want to make sure it's safe. That's the latest from NASA, as moments ago engineers scrubbed Friday's scheduled launch of the shuttle Atlantis due to problems with one of four ECO fuel level sensors on the shuttle's external fuel tank.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.08.06

NASA's STS-115 Prelaunch Briefing

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.08.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.08.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NASA Says "Go" For Atlantis: 09.08.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Thursday's prelaunch briefing for STS-115.)

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NTSB Files Prelim On Baron Accident That Claimed USAF General

As ANN reported over the weekend, Retired USAF Lt. Gen. Harry Goodall (pictured at bottom right of story) died when the small aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff from McGregor Municipal Airport around 8:00am September 2, 2006. The NTSB has filed a preliminary report on the tragedy that robbed the aviation community of a true American hero...

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NY TFR: 09.15.06 - 09.29.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9195 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 11:22 UTC Location: New York City, New York near KENNEDY VOR/DME (JFK) Beginning Date and Time: September 15, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 29, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NV TFR: 09.11.06 - 09.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9348 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 18:46 UTC Location: Reno, Nevada near MUSTANG VORTAC (FMG) Beginning Date and Time: September 11, 2006 at 13:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 17, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to the Reno National Air Races Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Reno (RNO) TRACON, 775-348-8840

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Northwest Recalls Furloughed FAs, Some Pilots

Is Business Booming... Or Are Employees Leaving?

Could this be a sign of improved fortunes at beleagured carrier Northwest Airlines -- or an indication of low morale? A memo obtained by a Minneapolis/St. Paul television station indicates Northwest is recalling all 1,131 flight attendants currently on voluntary and involuntary furloughs, to fill vacancies at their former bases.

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Comair FO Off Respirator, Asking Questions

Has Not Mentioned Memories Of Accident

"Why?" That is the heartbreaking question asked by James Polehinke, the sole survivor of the August 27 crash of a Comair CRJ-100 in Lexington, KY, after he regained consciousness last week.

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F-35 Lightning II Test Program Marks Milestone

Completes Aerodynamic Testing On Two JSF Variants

Officials at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee recently completed aerodynamic testing on two variants of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, to support flight testing of the plane later this year.

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Klyde Morris (09.08.06)

Aw, C'Mon Klyde... She Hasn't Been Confirmed Yet!

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First 737NG With In-Seat Video Delivered

Lights! Camera! Action!

Representatives with Boeing told ANN Wednesday the company recently delivered the first Next-Generation 737 equipped with an in-seat video entertainment system -- bringing IFE commonly seen on larger widebodies to the company's short-haul airliner fleet.

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FAA, NATCA Clash Over Controller Staffing

Questions Raised By Comair Accident Highlight Tension Between Sides

After an initially measured response, for the most part, as news of ATC staffing shortages became widely known in the wake of the loss of Comair Flight 5191... the National Air Traffic Controllers Association has gone on the offensive.

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Is Tighter Security Costing Airlines Revenue?

US And Foreign Carriers Say They Are Feeling The Crunch

It's not just passengers experiencing the pain from new security measures, air carriers the world over are complaining of lost revenue...

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Gone West: William A. Gannett

Famed Aerial Photographer Was 89

Aero-News would like to pay tribute to one of the pioneers in the field of aerial photography.

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Singapore Airlines Unveils Its Newest A380

Somewhat Smaller Than Expected... AND All-Composite!

This week, Singapore Airlines unveiled the latest addition to its fleet -– an A380 aircraft model built entirely of LEGO bricks -- in Billund, Denmark.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.08.06): Cumulus Clouds

Aero-Tips!

Bright blue skies beckon you aloft. A moderate breeze pushes warm air over the first turning leaves of autumn. The sky's deep blue is patches with puffy, white clouds, a layer of cumulus. But these idyllic conditions, which appear so enticing, might not be the best skies for an introductory flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.08.06)

Aero-Linx!

Another site for blimp lovers out there.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.08.06): Pushing The Envelope

Aero-Terms!

To approach or exceed known performance boundaries.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.08.06)

"I think it's a positive sign that thing are slowly turning around. I'm very happy about it."

Source: Camilla Wolkerstorfer, leader of the Northwest flight attendants union at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and herself a 36-year veteran flight attendant, on the news Northwest Airlines has recalled over 1,300 furloughed flight attendants.

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