NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1784
Issue Date: January 25, 2007 at 1647 UTC
Location: Eastern side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX
Beginning Date and Time: January 29, 2007 at 1100 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 29, 2007 at 2000 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: SAN JUAN (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664
Lawmakers Question Wisdom Of US Airways Bid For Delta
US Airways CEO Doug Parker got a congressional grilling at
a US Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday, followed by the
suggestion from some lawmakers that consolidation -- seen as a way
by proponents to make airlines more profitable -- may not be best
for competition, and ultimately customers.
Paula Derks, President Of The Aircraft Electronics
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.25.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.25.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- AEA President Paula Derks:
01.25.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Paula De
Planemaker Cites Regulatory, Performance and Weight Issues
Close on the heels of rumors earlier this week Boeing might
experience production delays for its 787 Dreamliner, the company
confirmed media reports it's doing away with a planned wireless
entertainment system for the upcoming airliner.
It's a critical skill among knowledgeable Washington players --
parsing politicians' public statements to determine what really is
happening. It's called "reading the tea leaves"... and the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association is troubled by what it sees between
Looking around at the recent US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring,
FL, it was hard not to conclude that it's a great time to be
Rotax... but other manufacturers are trying to grab a piece of the
LSA engine market, as well.
When it comes to the people, planes and products of the aviation
business, ANN firmly believes there is no such thing as an
embarrassment of riches. 2006 saw a spate of new programs and
'gadgets' designed to separate a pilot from his flying dollar...
fortunately, the vast majority of them are quite worthy of
foregoing the occasional $200 hamburger or two.
A larger facility, to help grab a bigger piece of the
American market. Representatives with Jabiru USA tell ANN the
company has completed expansion of its manufacturing facilities in
Shelbyville, TN just in time for the new year.
Aero-News learned Wednesday that Gulfstream Aerospace will soon
acquire WECO Aerospace Systems, Inc., a privately held
aviation-component overhaul company specializing in electrical,
electronic accessories and flight instrument services.
AD NUMBER: 2007-02-02
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-02
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8
AD NUMBER: 2007-02-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-11
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) to supersede AD 2002-21-11, which applies to certain EXTRA
Flugzeugbau GmbH (EXTRA) Model EA-300S airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-02-06
MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-06
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for Pratt & Whitney PW2000 series turbofan engines.
Say They'll Fight Agency For Independent Control Of
The contentious wrangling over Witham Field in Stuart, FL
continues to play out... with the Martin County Commission
threatening to go over the heads of federal authorities if it can't
convince the FAA to change its mind on shortening the main
Novel Program Provides Cirrus Owners Access To
AirShares' SR22 Fleet
AirShares Elite, the world’s largest Cirrus fleet operator
and the largest shared ownership program for light general aviation
(GA) aircraft, told ANN Wednesday, January 23, it's
launching the "Cirrus-Squared" program.
In a story that's garnering a great deal of attention in the
general media, three-year-old Elly Kulesza's temper tantrum got her
and her parents removed from an AirTran flight preparing to depart
Fort Myers, FL.
AirTran Airways says Midwest Airlines is interfering with an
effort to take its merger message to Midwest shareholders by not
releasing a shareholder list -- something that's required by a New
York state law.
Citing recent reports and rumors of some aircraft maintenance
and repair facilities turning away aircraft more than 18 years
old on insurance and liability concerns, Yingling Aviation, a
longtime Cessna affiliate at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, has
The 737-400 Will Replicate F-35 Avionics Suite For Testing
ANN has learned the Joint Strike Fighter Cooperative Avionics
Test Bed (CATB), a 737-300 aircraft extensively modified by BAE
Systems, successfully completed its maiden flight January 23 at
Mojave, California capping a near three-year modification
Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar Systems – A
joint US Army and Air Force project. A reconnaissance aircraft
whose sophisticated long-range radar can detect moving vehicles or
other targets in all weather conditions.
"The FAA will use those grants as a hammer over our
heads. Since it's the will of this board (to become independent),
I'm OK with that. That may change their attitude a little bit --
they want to control our airport."
Source: Martin County Commissioner Michael
DiTerlizzi, on the latest round of contentious wrangling over
Witham Field in Stuart, FL.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1721
Issue Date: January 24, 2007 at 2302 UTC
Location: Cambridge, Maryland
Beginning Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 1630 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 1920 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 6/2550: This NOTAM temporarily supersedes FDC
6/2550 within the radius of this Temporary Flight Restriction.