NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8817
Issue Date: May 23, 2008 at 2134 UTC
Location: SOUTH OF LOMA PRIETA , California near SAN JOSE VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
A "he said/she said" battle now playing out in a courtroom could
result in dire circumstances for cash-strapped Mesa Air Group. The
Phoenix-based regional airline -- which has branches throughout
nearly the entire US air travel network, including Hawaii -- warned
Thursday it could be forced into bankruptcy if Delta Air Lines
cancels its contract.
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Embraer announced at EBACE 2008 this week it has bolstered its
executive jet order book in the Middle East with the signing of
orders for two Legacy 600 jets, one Phenom 300, and one Phenom 100.
The deal also includes a letter of intent for two Legacy 500s and
one Legacy 450.
Hubble Mission Will Lift Off October 8; Atlantis To
On Thursday, NASA officially adjusted the target launch dates
for two space shuttle missions in 2008. Atlantis' STS-125 mission
to the Hubble Space Telescope is now targeted for October 8, and
Endeavour's STS-126 supply mission to the International Space
Station has moved from October 16 to November 10.
One of only two remaining KC-135E-model Stratotankers of the
Utah Air National Guard was delivered to its final resting place
April 24 to officials of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and
Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Expanded SkyTeam Alliance Also Includes Four Int'l
On Thursday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) said it
will grant antitrust immunity to Delta Air Lines, Northwest
Airlines, and four of their international partners to combine their
transatlantic operations in an expanded SkyTeam alliance.
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America announced
this week the company has successfully test-flown the world’s
first Sikorsky S-61 equipped with an Integrated Cockpit Display
System (ICDS) from Sagem Avionics.
Airplanes are expensive... and valuable...especially when they're yours. Securing them properly has always been a concern to owners and operators but in an era when access and security of aircraft is becoming more and more a "Public" issue, novel solutions to aircraft security would seem to be apropos.
Airplanes are expensive... and valuable...especially when
they're yours. Securing them properly has always been a concern to
owners and operators but in an era when access and security of
aircraft is becoming more and more a "Public" issue, novel
solutions to aircraft security would seem to be apropos.
Pfizer Warns Of Mood-Altering Properties Of Chantrix
This week, the Federal Aviation Administration banned the use of
the smoking-cessation drug Chantrix for active flight personnel and
air traffic controllers, saying the product could factor into
Wednesday was a day for Southwest Airlines executives, managers,
shareholders and employees to reflect back on the 38-year career of
founder Herb Kelleher. Fortunately -- for Southwest, at least --
there was little in the way of bad news to ruin the party, even as
cross-town rival American Airlines gave all indications it may be
one grounded MD-80 away from the brink.
Says Capabilities -- Not Jobs -- Should Decide Winner
Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave lawmakers strict
instructions this week regarding the hotly-contested KC-X US Air
Force tanker contract: don't listen to statements from either side
noting how many US jobs might be created.
Swan International "Ice-Eye" Could Be Used On Most
Sydney-based Swan International recently earned a US patent
related to development of an Inflight Ice Detection System, which
would rely on optical technologies to sense ice accumulating on
Says Panels Should Be Inspected For Missing, Cracked Clips
Following a March incident involving a Boeing 757-200 flying for
US Airways, on Thursday the National Transportation Safety Board
issued three recommendations to address loose, cracked, and
incorrectly-fastened wing panels on the type.
The National Coalition for Aviation Education is a membership
organization that was formed in 1993 when the founding member
groups signed a formal charter and established a partnership with
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
A region of charged particles in a planet's upper atmosphere; the
part of the earth's atmosphere beginning at an altitude of about
400 kilometers (25 miles) and extending outward 400 kilometers (250
miles) or more.
"When I crossed swords with him, I felt like I was in a
gunfight and all I had was a knife. I'm proud to call him a friend,
and I wish him the very best."
Source: Gerard Arpey, CEO of AMR Corp., about
Herb Kelleher. Kelleher stepped down as Chairman of Southwest
Airlines on Wednesday... the same day American announced at its
annual meeting in Fort Worth it plans to cut 12 percent of its
flight capacity, thousands of employees will be furloughed, and
passengers will be charged an extra fee for every checked bag.
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8758
Issue Date: May 22, 2008 at 2006 UTC
Location: Florence, South Carolina near FLORENCE VORTAC (FLO)
Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2008 at 1800 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 25, 2008 at 2045 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Viper
East F-16 and other teams
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Florence (FLO) Air Traffic Control Tower,
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8757
Issue Date: May 22, 2008 at 2000 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2008 at 1730 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 25, 2008 at 1645 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/8295: DUE TO CHANGES IN TIMES.
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8756
Issue Date: May 22, 2008 at 1958 UTC
Location: NEW IBERIA , Louisiana near LAFAYETTE VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2008 at 0630 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 23, 2008 at 0800 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: HOUSTON (ZHU) Center, 281-230-5560
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8731
Issue Date: May 22, 2008 at 1826 UTC
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Beginning Date and Time: May 31, 2008 at 1357 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 31, 2008 at 2140 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A