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June 29, 2004

How Many 'No's' Is That?

ATSB Turns Down UAL Request For Loan Guarantees... Again

Well, if this isn't a firm "no," we don't know what is. The Air Transportation Stabilization Board Monday rejected United Airlines' latest request for more than $1 billion in loan guarantees. ATSB Executive Director Michael Kestenbaum said, "The board will not accept any further submissions from United with respect to the application."

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A Great Start: Diamondfest 2004 (Part Two)

Part Two Of ANN's Look at Diamondfest 2004

Sitting through a number of the techical sessions, ANN found them unusually well-prepared and germane to the proceedings. Rather than just being sales pitches for one thing or another, there was an excellent effort on the part of all those concerned to present an interesting and valuable educational program.

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Confirmed: Downed Russian Warbird Was Scheduled For Oshkosh

Li-2 Crashed Over The Weekend

The Lisunov Li-2 that crashed near Moscow Saturday was headed for AirVenture 2004, EAA officials confirmed on Monday.

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Airport Director Under Surveillance

Miami-Dade Officials Institute "Management Watch" The woman once hailed as the savior of Miami's airports is now reportedly considered a goat and has been put on what her boss calls "management watch."

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Crisis In The Air Between Israel And Turkey

Tiff Over Security Issues

In a country where you need all the friends you can get, flying to see them is suddenly much more difficult. Israel has suspended flights of its flagship carrier, El Al, to and from the Turkish capital of Istanbul. This, in a reported dispute with Turkey over aviation security. Specifically, according to the Israeli business publication Globes, the Turks have a problem with armed Israeli security agents posted inside their airports.

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Helo Wreckage Found

Will Be Moved From Oklahoma To Dallas

Two people -- one of them an off-duty Oklahoma City (OK) police officer -- died and three members of a popular band were hospitalized when a Bell 206B helicopter became entangled in power lines and fell into the Cimarron River near Cushing (OK), according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Aero-View: New York Grocery Chain Determined To Build Near Republic Airport

NYDOT Accused Of Doing Airport's "Dirty Work"

By ANN Editor Pete Combs Okay, this may be stepping out of the role of objective journalist, but how stupid is this: A Connecticut-based grocery chain wants to build a store near Republic Airport in East Farmingdale (NY). That's well and good except that the store wants to build inside the RPZ at the end of Runway 14.

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Jump Plane Down In Britain

Four Dead

Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch was in Devon Monday, where a Cessna 206 went down while ferrying skydivers to altitude.

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F/A-18 Down In East Atlantic

Marine Pilot Killed

Recovery operations for a missing Marine Corps pilot and F/A-18C Hornet aircraft operating from the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) were suspended Monday. The pilot, Capt. Franklin R. Hooks II, 32, of Pasco (FL), was killed in the accident.

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Arizona TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5984 Issued: 06/27/2004 16:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: SHOWLOW, AZ.

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Washington TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/6041  Issued:  06/28/2004 17:49  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CHELAN, WA. 

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New York TFR: 06/29/04

NOTAM:  4/6042  Issued:  06/28/2004 17:57  Effective:  06/29/2004 15:05 - 06/30/2004 00:50  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NEW YORK, NEW YORK, JUNE 29, 2004. 

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Nevada TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/6029  Issued:  06/28/2004 16:21  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  NW OF MOUNTAIN SPRING, NV. 

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Nevada TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/6009 Issued: 06/28/2004 14:09 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NV Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: MORMON MESA, NV.

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Texas TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/6013 Issued: 06/28/2004 14:44 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: TX Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: SAN ANTONIO, TX.

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Arizona TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5990 Issued: 06/27/2004 22:06 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: PHOENIX, AZ

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Arizona TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/6026 Issued: 06/28/2004 16:05 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: PAYSON, AZ.

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Arizona TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5981 Issued: 06/27/2004 11:33 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: SAFFORD, AZ.

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Utah TFR:TFN

NOTAM: 4/5993 Issued: 06/27/2004 22:42 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ST. GEORGE, UTAH.

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How Much Are You Making These Days

NATA Releases Annual Compensation Study

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has published its annual survey of general aviation service employee compensation. The survey includes salaries and benefits for pilots, line-service personnel and maintenance technicians.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.29.04)

"(The) board concluded that granting the loan guarantee is not a necessary part of maintaining a safe, efficient, and viable commercial aviation system in the United States. Moreover, the Board believes that airline credit markets have been improving since late 2001 and 2002... increasing the likelihood of United succeeding without a loan guarantee." Source: Air Transport Stabilization Board letter to UAL Corporation, denying for a third time the company's request for loan guarantees. The ATSB said, in effect, don't bother applying again.

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EAA Aeromart - The Annual Swap Meet for Recreational Aviators

"One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure"

Preparations for the annual aviation swap meet of the year, EAA AeroMart, are in full swing with anticipations for another greatly successful year. AeroMart provides a common place where people with spare, usable aviation parts and people looking for them meet and do business. Bargains are common, sales are final, and both buyer and seller are satisfied.

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Northrop Grumman Develops Heavy-Fuel UAV Engine

Promises Higher Performance, Lower Costs for Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The Army's RQ-5A Hunter UAV will be able to climb faster, operate at higher altitudes, and spend less time being serviced thanks to the integration of a heavy-fuel engine on the air vehicle by Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Hunter prime contractor.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Kitfox 1

For Sale: Kitfox 1!

Kitfox 1 Folding wings (5 min. setup), includes: Tow Bar, Rotax 582 with Oil inject, Elect start and 55 hrs since overhaul, spare Rotax 532 (175 hrs).. 230 hrs airframe, VFR panel, radio/intercom, Matco wheels and brakes.  Exterior Quality: 8, Interior Quality: 8 Used, will sell for $16,000.00

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AD Correction: Lycoming

AD NUMBER: 2004-10-14 MANUFACTURER: Textron Lycoming (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-10-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes an existing AD, for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming), direct-drive reciprocating engines (except O-145, O-320H, O-360E, LO-360E, LTO -360E, O-435, and TIO-541 series engines).

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