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October 26, 2005

Florida TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/9808  Issued:  10/26/2005 17:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BRISTOL FL. 

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Aircraft Carrier Completes Flight Deck Certification

Enterprise Cleared For Deployment After Newport News Rebuild

The Air Department crew aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) completed flight deck certification October 19. The certification, involving multiple tests to prove readiness of the ship and her crew, is required before an aircraft carrier is released for deployment.

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Aeroflot Orders Seven Airbus A321s

Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of seven A321 aircraft for its medium-haul fleet modernisation programme. Deliveries of the newly ordered aircraft are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2006.

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'Mr. Discount Airline Pilot Guy' Grounded

AirTran Not A Bud Fan

by ANN Associate Editor Rob Finfrock No, this isn't another story about the United pilot who was pulled from the cockpit in Miami this weekend allegedly smelling of alcohol, or even those two America West guys now serving time for TWI (taxiing while intoxicated) -- although one could argue this was somewhat inspired by them.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-03 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) (formerly Allison Engine Company) 501-D22A, 501-D22C, and 501-D22G turboprop engines.

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AD: Gippsland

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-02 MANUFACTURER: Gippsland Aeronautics SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gippsland Aeronautics Pty. Ltd. (Gippsland) Model GA8 airplanes.

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Senators Want Displaced FSS Workers To Receive Benefits

FAA Would Pay Workers' Salaries As They Work For Lockheed

Flight Service Station workers who watched as their jobs were outsourced to Lockheed earlier this month may still be able to collect retirement benefits, if a Senate amendment passed last week is approved.

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Senate Committee Looks Into MN Plane Deal

Some Cry Foul, Others Say Bonanza Purchase Unrelated To Cirrus

It's all a misunderstanding, said Minnesota Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau regarding questions raised about the state's decision to go with a new Beechcraft Bonanza to replace an older aircraft in its fleet, instead of an airplane built by Duluth-based Cirrus Design.

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Angel Flight SE Pilots Available to Fly Free Hurricane Wilma Emergency Relief

The volunteer Aviators of Angel Flight(R) Southeast (AFSE), who flew more than 900 people in and out of the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina, wish to remind everyone of the availability of flights for medical, emergency and humanitarian relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.

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Wilma Wreaks Havoc On South Florida Air Travel

Over 2,000 Commercial Flights Cancelled

As has been reported in Aero-News, the full effects of Hurricane Wilma's Monday morning trip through Florida are just now being realized by pilots, airlines and stranded passengers alike.

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NTSB Investigating Fatal Long Island Cessna Accident

Pilot Was On Maiden Flight In His New Airplane

An NTSB investigator looking into the fatal downing of a Cessna twin this weekend said it is not yet known if a three to four inch hole found in the crankcase of the airplane's left engine may have been a factor in the downing -- or if the hole may have been caused by the accident itself.

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Eclipse Names Albany Int'l As Home For Northeast Factory Service Center

VLJ Leader Announces Third Of Seven Domestic Factory Service Centers

Eclipse Aviation and Albany International Airport announced that Eclipse, manufacturer of the revolutionary Eclipse 500 very light jet (VLJ), has chosen Albany International Airport as the site for its new northeast Factory Service Center.

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Father Takes Dead Son's Body From Accident Scene

He Broke The Law... But What Would You Have Done?

Late Saturday afternoon, Dr. Mark Lundell watched in horror as the airplane his son Jacob was flying went down as he practiced touch-and-go's at Casa Grande Municipal Airport. One of the victim's brothers also witnessed the accident.

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Bombardier 'Stands Down' Against Human Error

Event Aims To Reduce Pilot Mistakes

More than 420 pilots, crewmembers, safety specialists, industry officials and media representatives have gathered at Bombardier's 9th Annual Safety Standdown in Wichita, KS. The event, billed as the industry's foremost safety event, is being held Oct. 25-27.

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AirCell Brings Wireless Broadband To Aircraft

Watch Movies, Check Email And, Yes, Talk On Your Cellphone At FL350

AirCell, the only company ever to receive regulatory approval to use cellular frequencies for airborne telecommunications, has announced the successful completion of its extended airborne demonstration program, allowing airline customers to experience broadband communications technology while in flight.

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NASA Names New Aeronautics Associate Administrator

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has named veteran scientist Lisa J. Porter as associate administrator for the Aeronautics Mission Directorate.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.26.05)

"They wanted to replace the old Beechcraft with the new Beechcraft. I don't know what else we can do. The plane is bought." Source: Minnesota Sen. Steve Murphy, at the end of a Senate Transportation Committee meeting on the state DOT's decision to replace one of two 27-year-old Beech Bonanza's with a brand-new Bonanza, instead of an airplane manufactured by Duluth-based Cirrus Design. Cirrus has claimed the company was unfairly shut out of the bidding process, after the state allegedly changed the program requirements to favor the larger Beech over an SR22.  

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