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October 13, 2006

Aero-News Alert: FAA Places New Restrictions On Low-Altitude Flights In NYC

Planes Must Be In Contact With ATC In East River Corridor

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.13.06 1900 EDT: We knew it was coming... but we fear this won't be where it ends. Aero-News has learned the FAA has placed new restrictions on low altitude flights of fixed-wing aircraft around Manhattan, as the agency reviews safety procedures in the wake of Wednesday's building collision that claimed the lives of two people onboard a Cirrus SR20.

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New Airbus CEO To Revamp Management

EADS Says Change Must Start From Top

Newly appointed Airbus CEO Louis Gallois, also EADS co-CEO, is set to restructure the planemaker -- its management that is.

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A New USAF Tanker By Summer?

AF Secretary Hopes For First Deliveries By 2011

In a Thursday press conference, AF Secretary Michael Wynne and AF Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley said starting in 2011 the AF intends to buy 10 to 15 new tankers a year -- up to 450 planes total.

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CO Baggage And Cargo Workers Say No To Union

Transport Workers Union Loses By Nearly 300 Votes

For the second time in as many years, Continental Airlines' baggage and cargo workers have eschewed unionization.

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MD TFR: 10.13.06 - 10.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3396 Issue Date: October 13, 2006 at 11:49 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, United States near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: October 13, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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KY TFR: 10.16.06 - 10.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3328 Issue Date: October 12, 2006 at 20:48 UTC Location: Louisville, Kentucky Beginning Date and Time: October 16, 2006 at 21:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 17, 2006 at 0:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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KY TFR: 10.16.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3466 Issue Date: October 13, 2006 at 17:57 UTC Location: Fort Campbell, Kentucky Beginning Date and Time: October 16, 2006 at 19:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 16, 2006 at 21:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3481 Issue Date: October 13, 2006 at 19:51 UTC Location: Cle Elum, Washington near ELLENSBURG VORTAC (ELN) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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GA TFR: 10.13.06 - 10.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3408 Issue Date: October 13, 2006 at 13:54 UTC Location: Peachtree City Airport - Falcon Field, Atlanta, Georgia near ATLANTA VORTAC (ATL) Beginning Date and Time: October 13, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (A80) TRACON, 678-364-6103

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Delta CEO Says He'll Retire After Exit From Bankruptcy

Grinstein: Airline Not Interested In Merger

Delta Air Lines CEO Gerald Grinstein plans to retire shortly after the airline leaves Chapter 11 bankruptcy next year, according to media reports.

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Urgent CASA AD: Eurocopter

Applicability: Eurocopter AS 332 C, C1, L, L1 and L2 helicopters.

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PHI Pilots Strike Enters Fourth Week

And It's Taking A Toll

A pilots strike at helicopter operator PHI Inc. is now entering its fourth week... and one Texas community is feeling the pinch.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.13.06

Aero-Craft Special Report: CFI Tom Turner's Thoughts On Wednesday's Crash In NYC

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.13.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.13.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Aero-Craft Special Report: 10.13.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Master CFI Tom Turner's thoughts on the Cory Lidle accident.)

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Upgraded: GBA Appoints Robin Wilson To Board Of Directors

Groen Brothers Aviation announced recently Robin H.H. Wilson was appointed to the Company’s board of directors, effective October 3. Mr. Wilson is Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development and a member of the board of directors of Groen Brothers Aviation USA, Inc., the Company’s operating subsidiary.

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Performance Turbo Conversions Tests Glasair III Twin Turbo At Reno

More Power... And We Mean LOTS More!

Aero-News received word this week that during the Reno Air Races in Sparks, NV last month, Performance Turbo Conversions introduced a new 350 hp, twin turbocharged firewall forward engine conversion for the Glasair III aircraft line -- taking the fastest Glasair trophy in the process, while running 315.722 mph in the Gold Sport Class Races.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.13.06

We now know the name of the second victim in Wednesday's crash of a small plane into a Manhattan highrise...
The NTSB brings us the very latest on that tragic accident...
And US Pilots speak

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.13.06

We now know the name of the second victim in Wednesday's crash of a small plane into a Manhattan highrise...
The NTSB brings us the very latest on that tragic accident...
And US Pilots speak

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ANN Special Feature: AeroCraft - Tom Turner on NY Crash 10.13.06

In today's ANN Special Feature, Paul Plack invites some commentary from ANN's Master CFI Tom Turner about Wednesday's tragic crash of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle in New York City.

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Alphabet Groups Rally, Respond To Anti-GA Outcry

"Emotional Reactions Without The Benefit Of Facts"

The reaction from the general media immediately following Wednesday's unfortunate accident in New York City was swift... and it remains to be seen what consequences may arise from the accident. If the response from the general aviation "alphabet groups" is any indication of things to come, however... GA will not accept harsher restrictions without a well-reasoned fight.

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ALPA Pickets Skywest

Pilots Protest Pokey Contract Negotations

Calling it "informational picketing," Air Line Pilots Association president Duane Woerth, along with pilots of Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and other members of the union will picket Friday in front of the St. George, Utah headquarters of Skywest Airlines.

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Fourth Lawsuit Filed In July Skydiving Plane Crash

Claimant One Of Only Two Survivors Of Accident

A survivor of a Missouri plane crash filed a lawsuit this week... the fourth such lawsuit connected to the July 29 accident.

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APA Calls For Fair Investigation Of Brazil Crash

Says ExcelAire Pilots Should Be 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'

US pilots spoke out Wednesday about Brazil's handling of that nation's deadliest aviation accident.

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Teamsters Stand Behind Comair Flight Attendants

Statement Says Wage Cuts Will Not Be Tolerated

Jim Hoffa lashed out at Comair on Tuesday. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, says Comair's unilateral plans to cut wages and change work rules won't be tolerated.

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Alitalia Has Dangerous Labor Problem

Aircraft Sabotaged On Eve Of Talks

Alitalia, like many US airlines, is struggling to stay afloat. But Alitalia's problems run far deeper than that.

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Klyde Morris (10.13.06)

Klyde Puts The Anti-GA Media Outcry In Perspective...

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Thunderbirds Practice Over USAF Memorial

We Just HAD To Show You This Photograph!

The Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team practiced its flight routine this week, in preparation for the opening of the Air Force Memorial.

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Mooney Brings A Little Bit Of NASCAR To NBAA

Driver Matt Kenseth Will Be Signing Autographs Oct. 18

Racer Matt Kenseth is currently just six points out in the standings in NASCAR's Nextel Chase for the Cup... but he's first in the hearts of Mooney pilots. Aero-News has learned Kenseth will be signing autographs and greeting potential Mooney customers during the National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.13.06): Preflight Planning

Aero-Tips!

The FAA publishes what it considers to be the "Top 10" causes of pilot-error mishaps-a category that itself makes up over 70% of all accidents. The Feds don't rank-order the Top 10, but the first on their list is inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.13.06)

Aero-Linx!

Have questions about missiles and their silos?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.13.06): TAS

Aero-Terms!

True Airspeed -- Indicated airspeed corrected for temperature and altitude. The actual speed of an aircraft through the air mass in which it flies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.13.06)

"For you to question the need for increased ground security ignores the fact that general aviation pilots know their passengers and cargo. And it ignores the fact that the federal agencies responsible for our security — the Transportation Security Administration and the FAA — have looked hard at GA and said that it does not pose a threat. Mayor Bloomberg himself indicated that this event says 'nothing' about security to New York City ... Pilots are passionate about the many joys of flying. Our freedom of travel is one of the great liberties we all enjoy in the USA. Challenging that through USA Today's unfounded questions -- not honest and informed inquiry -- has neither merit nor benefit.

Source: From a statement published Thursday in USA Today by

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