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August 15, 2007

WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3190 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 1723 UTC Location: Seattle Center, 25 NW OF CHELAN , Washington 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3032 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 0520 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 18 NM WNW Challis, 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. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3019 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 0213 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 31 NM E Malad, Idaho near MALAD CITY VOR/DME (MLD) 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 City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3017 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 0209 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 13 NM West of Wisdom, Montana near SALMON VOR/DME (LKT) 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 City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3012  Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 0000 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center , 10 NM SW Montello, Nevada near LUCIN VORTAC (LCU)  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 City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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Chinook Down In Iraq, Five Lost

Apparent Accident Occurred On Maintenance Flight

Five military personnel were lost Tuesday when their CH-47 Chinook crashed in Iraq during what was described as a "routine post-check maintenance flight."

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Boeing Fields Combat-Ready Chinook To First US Army Unit

NextGen Helo Sports Rockwell Collins, BAE Avionics

Boeing says its CH-47F Chinook helicopter has been certified combat-ready by the US Army and fielded to the first operational unit, making it the latest addition to the Army's aviation fleet.

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NASA Opts To Wait Another Day On Endeavour Repair Decision

Spacewalk Cut Short Due To Glove Damage

And the decision is... to postpone making a decision. NASA engineers announced late Wednesday it would hold off on determining to add a fifth spacewalk to the STS-118 mission, to conduct possibly risky repairs to the shuttle Endeavour's underside.

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Boeing To Provide Airplane Health Monitoring For Virgin Atlantic 747s

Part Of Environmental Partnership Agreement

Boeing and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced this week the airline will use Boeing's Airplane Health Management system to monitor the inflight condition of its 747-400 fleet -- another step in the companies' growing partnership focused on reducing the environmental impact of air travel.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.15.07

Delta Connection Academy's Gary Beck, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.15.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.15.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Combating The Looming Pilot Shortage, Part Two -- 08.15.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Capt. Gary Beck of the Delta Connection Academy.)

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Cirrus SR22 Down in Canada, Three Lost

Brother Believes Pilot Error Likely Caused Accident

A Cirrus SR22 went down about 125 miles northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Sunday night... killing the pilot and two passengers.

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Pentagon Says Lakota LUH Comes Up Lacking In Some Areas

A/C, Cabin Space Seen As Potential Problems

The US Army's selection of a slightly-modified Eurocopter EC-145 to fulfill its Light Utility Helicopter requirement has drawn fire from weapons testers at the Pentagon... who say the aircraft has several discrepancies, some of which may not be so easy to fix.

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Airbus Sends A380s Back Out Into The World

New Southeast Asia, US Proving Tours Launch Soon

Here's a BIG world tour worth noting... and we're not talking about the latest Van Halen reunion. The mammoth Airbus A380 will embark for a series of demonstration tours starting August 30, travelling to key airports in the US and Southeast Asia.

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NTSB: Firefighting Helo Struck Tree In July Accident

Helo Owner Believes Drop Location Choice A Factor

According to a National transportation Safety Board preliminary report, a firefighting helicopter that went down in July likely struck a tree.

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Sikorsky S-92 Enters Service In Denmark

Two More To Come Online By End Of Year

Aero-News learned this week a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter recently entered into service on the west coast of Denmark.

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ANN FAQ: Check Out Our Latest New Features!

We Told You A Change Was Coming...

Ah, the new year... a time to reflect, and a time for change... AND, a time for us to add some new DAILY features to Aero-News!

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3002  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 2200 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Special Notice: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2992  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 2124 UTC  Type: Special 

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AD: Ag Cat

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-02 MANUFACTURER: AG Cat Corp SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 82-07-04, which applies to certain Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. (Ag Cat) G-164 series airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-16 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-17 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300-600, A310-200, and A310-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Aerospatiale

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-15 MANUFACTURER: Aerospatiale SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-01 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric (GE) CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines.

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Rejected, But Persistent: AirTran Announces New Bid For Midwest

Raises Bid For Fourth Time In Eight Months 'At Request Of Shareholders'

It STILL isn't over... and we're starting to wonder if it ever will be. After being soundly rejected by Midwest Airlines in its quest to take over that carrier, on Tuesday AirTran Holdings Inc. raised its offer to buy the airline by three percent. The last-ditch bid works out to about $445 million, or $16.25 per share.

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Spectrum Accelerates Certification Program For S-40 Freedom Light Jet

Announces Engine Change For S-33 Independence VLJ

"Faster." That's the common theme behind two recent announcements by Spectrum Aeronautical LLC, which tells ANN it continues to make strides in bringing two new business jets to market.

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FAA Rejects GA Input On Phoenix Class B Redesign

AOPA Says Pilot Comments Went Unheeded

The FAA is modifying a huge swath of airspace in the Phoenix area... without listening to local pilots.

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Upgraded! Todd Simmons Named President, CEO Of CubCrafters

Founder Jim Richmond Will Remain As Chairman

Yakima, WA-based CubCrafters is growing... and says its internal structure must mature, as well. On Tuesday, CubCrafters named Todd Simmons President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Simmons will assume oversight of both day-to-day operations and strategic management of the planemaker.

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NASA Follows USAF Lead, Switches Launch Focus To EELV Rockets

Agency Decides To Phase Out Delta II Over Monetary Concerns

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration decided to phase out its use of Delta II launch vehicles in favor of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program's Delta IV and Atlas V.

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World's First Space Hotel Scheduled To Open In 2012

Guests Will See 15 Sunrises A Day, Orbit Earth Every 90 Minutes

We all knew it would happen sooner or later. The first hotel in space is set to open for business in 2012. Galactic Suite will also be the most expensive on Earth -- costing each guest $4 million for a three-night stay, according to Reuters.

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Stop The Presses! Jetmaker Announces Minor Change To Company Logo

Says Larger Type "Modernizes And Enhances Visual Impact Of Brand"

To paraphrase a well-known classic advertising slogan... when Brazilian planemaker Embraer talks, the ANN staff listens. Having said that, when the ANN staff received the latest news release from Embraer on Tuesday... we were, shall we say, underwhelmed.

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ERAU Faculty Member Named To Space Florida Board

Associate Dean Mike Hickey Will Serve Thru June 2009

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced last week the appointment of Dr. Mike Hickey of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to the Board of Directors of Space Florida. Hickey is the associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at the school’s Daytona Beach campus. His term on the Space Florida board runs through June 30, 2009.

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Benjamin Murray Named President, CEO of Executive Jet Management

Former NetJets Exec Is Member Of EAA, NBAA

NetJets Inc. announced Tuesday Benjamin J. Murray has been appointed president and chief executive officer of subsidiary Executive Jet Management, Inc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.15.07)

Aero-Linx!

Providing data and photographs of hundreds of British aircraft of World War II, this site is a reference to all known types of British origin that saw service during the Second World War.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.15.07): Tempered Glass

Aero-Terms!

Glass that has been heat treated to increase its strength. Tempered glass is used in bird-proof and heated windshields for high-speed aircraft. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.15.07)

"Embraer’s logo, recognized and respected around the world and always associated with high performing and reliable products, is the fruit of the work and dedication of generations of employees throughout nearly four decades and one of our most important assets. Its modernization results from detailed studies, preserving its visual identity and positively contributing to the growing solidity of the Company’s image."

Source: Frederico Fleury Curado, President and CEO of Brazilian planemaker Embraer. On Tuesday, Embraer announced it will soon change its logo, for the first time in the manufacturer's 38-year history. The much-touted "modernization" amounts to larger type.

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VA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2983  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 2110 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2822  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 1541 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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TN TFR: 08.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2927  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 1829 UTC  Type: Special 

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Special Notice: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2805  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 1434 UTC  Type: Special 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2994  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 2122 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2825  Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 1551 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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