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April 25, 2005

Remembering Desert One

Aborted Attempt To Rescue Iran Embassy Hostages

The US Monday honored eight American servicemen who died trying to rescue American hostages in Iran 25 years ago.

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US Forces Detain Four More Shoot-Down Suspects

Thursday's RPG Attack Cost The Lives Of 11

American troops say they've captured four more suspects in last week's shoot-down of a civilian Mi8 helicopter near Baghdad. That brings the number of suspects in custody to ten.

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Texas TFR: 04.26.05

NOTAM:  5/3248  Issued:  04/25/2005 20:40  Effective:  04/26/2005 16:10 - 04/26/2005 19:55  State:  TX  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  HOUSTON AND GALVESTON, TEXAS APRIL 26 2005 LOCAL.  

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Robinson Delivers its 6,000th Helicopter

This R-44 Goes To Canada

How time... and helicopters... fly. Robinson Helicopter Company just delivered its 6,000th helicopter. Ship S/N 10699, an R44 Raven II, was presented to John Wadlow of Airborne Energy Solutions and flown back to Alberta, Canada for use in their charter fleet. Delivery of the 6,000th ship marks another milestone for Robinson.

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A380 Maiden Flight Wednesday

Will Fly From Toulouse

More than 50,000 spectators are expected at the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France, Wednesday when the Airbus A380 takes to the sky for its first flight.

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Boeing Sells 15 Next-Gen 737s To Copa

Five Firm Orders, Ten Options

Boeing and Copa Airline executives Monday said the Panamanian airline placed an order for up to 15 additional new Boeing Next-Generation 737 airplanes for its all-Boeing fleet.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2005-08-16 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-09-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-09-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the top and side panel webs and panel stiffeners of the nose wheel well (NWW), and corrective actions if necessary.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-08-15 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-08-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. That AD currently requires a preventive modification of the front spar fitting on the outboard engine nacelle.

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Diamond To Produce Aircraft In China

Joint Venture Will Build DA40s

Diamond Aircraft has announced that it has entered into a joint venture to produce its popular DA40 Diamond Star in China.

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Eclipse Gets A Huge Order

DayJet Orders 239 Eclipse 500s, Options For 70 Additional Aircraft

Eclipse Aviation Monday said it's signed a five-year deal with DayJet Corporation, a company specializing in "per-seat, on-demand" jet services. Under terms of the deal, Eclipse will supply the fleet with next-generation, very light jets (VLJ), which when combined with DayJet's real-time operations system, will enable DayJet to offer its on-demand jet services on a "per-seat" basis, according to an Eclipse statement.

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A&P's Ticket Revoked After North Dakota Mishap

FAA: He Improperly Installed Oil Filter, Leading To Crash

An airframe and powerplant mechanic in Fargo, ND, has surrendered his ticket after it was ordered revoked by the FAA. This, in the wake of a mishap involving a Cessna 177RG -- a plane he'd worked on just before the crash.

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Marines Honor Fallen Osprey Co-Pilot

Camp Lejeune Bridge Renamed In Honor Of Major Brooks Gruber

Most of us didn't remember. But it was five years ago on Friday that an experimental V-22 Osprey went down during a training exercise in the Arizona desert, killing 19 Marines. Friday, one of those Marines, co-pilot Major Brooks Gruner, was honored near his home base of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The people of Jacksonville, NC, have renamed a bridge leading to the base Major Brooks Gruner Bridge.

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Happy Birthday Hubble!

Space Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Spectacular New Images

When NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990, astronomers anticipated great discoveries, ranging from finding black holes to looking back billions of years toward the beginning of time. Now, 15 years later, the versatile telescope continues to deliver exciting new science, including helping to prove the existence of dark energy, tracing enigmatic gamma-ray bursts to distant galaxies, and sampling the atmospheres of far-flung planets. To celebrate Hubble's 15th anniversary, new breathtaking images will be released of a majestic spiral galaxy teeming with newborn stars and an eerie-looking spire of gas and dust.

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Short Notice AZ TFR (04.25.05)

NOTAM:  5/3205  Issued:  04/24/2005 16:40  Effective:  04/25/2005 12:00 - 04/25/2005 16:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WINSLOW AZ. 

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Short Notice AZ TFR (04.25.05)

NOTAM:  5/3206  Issued:  04/24/2005 16:50  Effective:  04/25/2005 12:00 - 04/25/2005 16:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WINSLOW AZ. 

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AEA's Annual Convention Promises News, Excitement

Visit ANN At AEA Convention Booth #903

One of the most pivotal events on our annual aero-schedule is our attendance at the Aircraft Electronics Association's annual convention, to be held, this year, in Dallas, Texas.

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Northrop Teaming With EADS For Tanker Competition?

Congress Skeptical

EADS and Northrop Grumman are reported to be in negotiations to compete against Boeing for the next generation of refueling tankers.

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Klyde Morris 04.25.05

Klyde Enjoys The Glamorous Life of A Corporate Pilot

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C-130J Drops Five Bundles

Look Out Below

C-130J Hercules are now dropping up to five large bundles of supplies. A C130J successfully completed the first  five-bundle sequential low velocity airdrop at Edwards Air Force Base last Tuesday.

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T-34s Can Fly Again

Good News For T-34 Owners

Most T-34 pilots can return to the air this summer as the FAA has issued several alternate means of compliance. The Beechcraft T-34 Mentors were grounded last year after the wing of a plane used in mock aerial combat separated in flight.

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Shuttle Exercise Tests NASA, Edwards Response Teams

Support crews from NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Kennedy Space Center and the base teamed up in a mock shuttle recovery exercise on the flightline April 16th.

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Eisenhower Welcomes Hawkeyes '2000'

The “Screwtops” of Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 landed on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) (CVN 69) April 17 with new modifications as the ship commenced another round of carrier qualifications.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured AD: Piper Cherokee 6

For Sale: Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six Series

1970 Cherokee 6/300. 2 KX-170B KR-86, ADF, WX10 Stormscope, Auto III Autopilot, AT 150 Transponder, 6-Place Intercom. New interior 2002. Exterior Quality: 7, Interior Quality: 8 Used, will sell for $102,000.00

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.25.05)

"They want us to think they're an American company, so they can get contracts for U.S. military planes. I'll tell you what - not on my watch." Source: Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash talking about the possibility of EADS teaming up with Northrop Grumman to compete for upcoming US Air Tanker contracts.

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Short Notice AZ TFR (04.25.05)

NOTAM: 5/3204 Issued: 04/24/2005 16:30 Effective: 04/25/2005 12:00 - 04/25/2005 16:00 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: WINSLOW AZ.

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