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September 07, 2004

Missouri TFR: 09/07/04

Issued: 09/07/2004 15:30 Effective: 09/07/2004 00:35 - 09/07/2004 14:00 State: KS Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO. Type: VIP Description: KANSAS CITY, LEES SUMMIT, SEDALIA, AND COLUMBIA MISSOURI, SEPTEMBER 6-7 2004 LOCAL.

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First Day At Work: Bolen Takes Over NBAA

It's a new day at NBAA... after months of tough internal politics and a more than a few public embarrassments, former GAMA Prez, Ed Bolen, takes over the helm of NBAA, today.

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Robinson Captures 79% of N American Heli Production: World Domination To Follow

Robinson Helicopter Company sales increased to nearly 80% of all piston and turbine helicopters produced in North America during the first half of 2004. According to AIA's North American production figures, Robinson produced 343 helicopters during this period, a 54% increase over the same period last year.

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Aero-Views: Eurocontrol

All Of Europe To Pay Aviation User Fees?

From our AOPA friends across the pond... You may be aware of the current Consultation in relation to a new Charging Scheme which the European Commission through Eurocontrol is proposing to adopt. However, it has NOT been made clear to us whether comments will be considered from individuals and that is why we are asking you to send them to the persons named at the end of this letter.

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The Fourth Aeronautical Breakthrough?

Pat Peebles Ready To Stand Aviation World On Its Ear

Pat Peebles has heard it all. "Is that a harvesting combine?" "Can that thing cut my grass?" That "thing" is what Peebles -- the man who invented the rotating fork for eating spaghetti -- calls a "fan wing" aircraft. It has rotors that span almost the entire length of each wing.

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Someone To Watch Over Me

Italy Sends ISS Watchtower To ESA

The champagne popped and there were handshakes all around in Turin, Italy, Monday, as Italy released its space station cupola to the ESA for inclusion on the International Space Station.

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Turkey Signs ESA Agreement

Joining The EU Scientific Family

Turkey is in the club. The European Space Administration Monday issued the following statement: On 15 July in Ankara, Mr Jean-Pol Poncelet, Director of External Relations, and Prof. Noket Yetis, President of the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), signed the Framework Cooperation Agreement between ESA and the Government of Turkey concerning Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes.

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Ninety-three Year Old Great-Great-Grandmother Jumps!

Luree Kotz is 93 years old. The other day she saw a video of a great-granddaughter jumping from an airplane. The rest is history.

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Europe Responds To Bush Threats Over Airbus Subsidies

Calls Issue "Election-Year Politics"

European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy calls President Bush's threat to take the issue of Airbus subsidies to the World Trade Organization nothing more than "election-year politics."

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The Message About The Music

Music Issues In The Air At ICAS

From ICAS... For the 2005 air show season, the United States Navy and United States Air Force will require that any show hosting a military jet team or single-ship demonstration team obtain licenses from three different music licensing organizations to play pre-recorded music over the air show public address systems at air shows in the United States.

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You Again?

GKN PLC Reportedly Interested In Boeing Plants (Again)

Wait just a minute. Didn't these guys already say, "Thanks, but no thanks"? It was back in May that we reported GKN PLC had walked away from a deal with Boeing to purchase the latter's plants in Oklahoma and Wichita (KS). Now, however, GKN is sniffing around at the deal again, according to published reports.

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Things That Go Thump In The... Day?

Bag of cremated human remains accidentally dropped from airplane

About a week ago, Barbara Vreeland, resident of Forest Gale (OR), was cooking dinner in her kitchen. It was about 1800, when all of a sudden she heard a loud noise above her head. She had no idea what it could be, so she went outside to see if something had fallen on her house. Something had, but she could not have guessed what it was.

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Now That's Success!

GOL Passes the 20 Million Passenger Milestone

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Brazil's low-cost airline, passed the 20 million passenger milestone in August. Since the launch of operations in January 2001, the company says it's recorded continuous and increasing growth rates in both the number of passengers and aircraft efficiency. In 2002, GOL transported 4.8 million passengers, 232% more than in 2001 (2.1 million). Last year, 7.3 million passengers flew GOL and, in the first half of 2004, GOL has already transported 5.2 million passengers.

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Lufthansa, Qantas Purchase E&S Sim Visual Systems

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. has announced that Lufthansa Flight Training has purchased an EP-1000CT visual system for the upgrade of its A310 full flight simulator in Berlin, and had  awarded a subcontract by CAE Inc. of Montreal to provide its EP(TM)-1000CT/ESCP(R)-2000 visual system for the A380 full-flight simulator being manufactured by CAE for Australia's Qantas Airways.

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UK Airports Market Report For 2004 Published

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Airports Market Report 2004 to their offering.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.07.04)

"It's quieter than a helicopter of the equivalent weight. They've been trying for years to get permission to fly helicopters into Heathrow for commuters out of the bankers' belt, and they never can because they make too much noise. So this could be very useful for connecting for example the five airports around London, a flying bus going maybe 60, 80mph, maybe 100 mph." Source: Inventor Pat Peebles, whose fan-wing aircraft could revolutionize flight, in an interview with the British newspaper The Independent. Peebles' aircraft looks like a combine harvester, but can reportedly fly like a helicopter with a lot less noise.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Leeward Air Ranch Lot

For Sale: Leeward Air Ranch Lot

.61 acre taxiway lot. Well & pump. Leeward Air Ranch, sport aviation community, central Florida. 6200' lighted runway. Gated sub, w/deed restrictions. Angela Green, Realtor 352-347-9038  Used, will sell for $69,000.00

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