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June 04, 2005

Naples Wins Court Battle: Loud Jets Banned

Upheld By Court Of Appeals.

The US Court of Appeals ruled late Friday in favor of the Naples Airport Authority in their court battle to ban "Stage 2" jets. The dispute with the FAA has been ongoing for several years.

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Javelin Making Noise And Moving Out

Jet Handed Over to Flight Operations

If you've dreamed of flying a sleek jet, get ready! The Javelin is getting closer to first flight. Aviation Technology Group, Inc. announced the aircraft has successfully completed engine tests and initial taxi tests at the company's headquarters in Englewood, CO.

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French Navy Lands On American Shores... Buys Gas

Lafayette Is Back

After exercising with other forces, including exchanging deck landings with American carrier forces, France's latest capital ship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, was steaming for home yesterday, off the Atlantic coast of the USA.

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Illinois TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4429  Issued:  06/04/2005 17:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  IL  Facility:  FDC  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  DOWNERS GROVE IL.  

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Boeing to Highlight 787 Dreamliner, 777-200LR Worldliner At Paris

And The ITALIAN KC-767A Tanker

The world's longest-range passenger jet and the aviation industry's best-selling new airplane will be among the products featured by The Boeing Company at this year's Paris Air Show, beginning June 13 at Le Bourget airfield outside Paris.

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BA609, World's First Civil Tiltrotor Returns to Flight Status

The world's first civil tiltrotor aircraft, the Bell/Agusta BA609, returned to flight status Friday at Bell Helicopter's XworX research and development facility.

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Showdown At Augusta

FAA Orders Maine Airport To Clean Up Its Act

How would you like to know that, even though you're paying rent on your leased space at the airport every month, the lease isn't binding and you could be bounced off the field at just about any time? Kinda stings, doesn't it?

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Iraqi Airways Fights To Recover Planes, Resume Service

Machines Were Flown Away For Safekeeping -- In 1991

By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. 'Hognose' O'Brien The Iraqi newspaper Al-Sabah is reporting that Iraqi Airways may be close to getting its impounded jets back, according to popular Iraqi blog, Iraq The Model. Meanwhile, Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera reports that the airline flew its first domestic flight June 1st -- from Baghdad to Basra, reopening a route that has been closed for fourteen years.

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NASA Chooses Jupiter As Next Major Spacecraft Destination

Lockheed Martin To Build Spacecraft

NASA has announced the second mission in its New Frontiers Program: a mission - called Juno to fly to Jupiter - that now will proceed to a preliminary design phase. At the end of the preliminary design study, the mission must pass a confirmation review that will address schedule, technical and cost risks before being confirmed for the development phase.

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B-52 Aids Ground Troops Under Small Arms Fire

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 40th Air Expeditionary Group dropped three joint-direct attack munitions recently on a cave of anti-coalition forces in Afghanistan, killing two and leading to the capture of 10 others by coalition ground forces.

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Bell's ARH Demonstrator

Takes Flight at XworX

A  Bell 407, converted to a flying demonstrator aircraft for the U.S. Army's Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program (ARH), flew for the first time Friday at the company's XworX research and development facility at Arlington Municipal Airport. 

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Rotax Engine/Gearbox Trade-In Program

Trade For New Rotax 503, 582 Engines Coming on the heels of the very successful 2004 Rotax Trade-in program, All US Rotax Service Centers are now offering a limited time a new Trade-In Program for qualified Rotax, Hirth and 2SI Engines with Gearboxes. Qualifying engines can be Traded for new Rotax 503 or 582 engines equipped with either "B","C", or "E" gearboxes.

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Chertoff On Stone

From DHS Chief David Chertoff:

"Dave Stone has just completed 18 months as the leader of the Transportation Security Administration. The position of Assistant Secretary for the TSA is one of the toughest and most demanding jobs in government.

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Extra Extra Read All About It!

Growing Sales Create Need For Extra Help

Extra Aircraft announced Friday that Jennifer Hamilton has joined the company as Marketing Director. Extra Aircraft became a US owned and operated company in 2003 and is headquartered in Lancaster, PA, with a manufacturing plant in Germany.

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Upgraded: Tom Mealie

Joins Netjets Aviation To Lead Fleet Base Maintenance

NetJets says Tom Mealie has joined the company as Vice President, Fleet Base Maintenance.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.04.05)

"We have ways of knowing he is OK, which we cannot let know." Source: A Virgin spokesperson said this to ABC News when asked how the intercepting CF-18 pilots knew the pilot aboard the A340 with the malfunctioning transponder was all right.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4415  Issued:  06/03/2005 22:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ST GEORGE UA. 

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Washington TFR: 06.06.05

NOTAM:  5/4391  Issued:  06/03/2005 16:30  Effective:  06/06/2005 17:35 - 06/06/2005 20:45  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SEATTLE, WA, JUNE 06 2005 LOCAL. 

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Florida TFR: 06.06.05

NOTAM:  5/4389  Issued:  06/03/2005 14:00  Effective:  06/06/2005 14:55 - 06/06/2005 17:30  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, JUNE 6 2005 LOCAL. 

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California TFR: 06.06.05 - 06.07.05

NOTAM:  5/4392  Issued:  06/03/2005 16:30  Effective:  06/06/2005 22:20 - 06/07/2005 16:20  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  PALM SPRINGS/RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 6-7 2005 LOCAL. 

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Oregon TFR: 06.05.05 - 06.06.05

NOTAM:  5/4390  Issued:  06/03/2005 16:20  Effective:  06/05/2005 22:40 - 06/06/2005 17:30  State:  OR  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  PORTLAND, OR, JUNE 05 2005 LOCAL. 

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Montana TFR: 06.05.05

NOTAM:  5/4413  Issued:  06/03/2005 21:10  Effective:  06/05/2005 20:45 - 06/05/2005 22:15  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  MALMSTROM AFHP, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA 

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