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October 08, 2004

Bombardier Axes 2,000 Jobs

Company Cites Lower Demand For CRJs

As Boeing and Airbus (and their respective governments) slug it out over government subsidies, the world's third-biggest maker of commercial aircraft is laying off 2,000 workers and cutting production.

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Look Out, Burt! Bureaucrats On Yer Six!

Regulators Are About To Descend On Mojave

Okay, the flight's over, the band's been struck and somewhere, a $10 million check from the Ansari X-Prize Foundation is working its way through the banking system. Now what?

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EU Trade Lawyers To Japan: Where Were You On The Night Of...

Airbus Defenders Question Tokyo About Aid To Boeing

What started as a disagreement over the way commercial aircraft R&D is funded has grown into a trade war between the EU and the US and now, other countries are being dragged into the middle of the fighting. The EU now wants to know more about Japan's funding of Boeing's 7E7 Dreamliner.

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Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum Opens Monday

Almost A Month After Ivan

Nearly a month after being mercilessly pounded by Hurricane Ivan, the jewel of naval aviation history will open its doors again, complete with a t-shirt memento of the storm.

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Klyde Morris 10.08.04

Klyde Gives Up On The X Prize... For Now

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Adam A700 Gets Powerplant Certification`

Formal Type Certification Received Last Month

Adam Aircraft says Williams International has received FAA Type Certification for the FJ33-4A-15 turbofan engine, which will be used to power the A700 AdamJet. That makes AdamJet the first flying aircraft in the closely followed personal jet market to have a certified powerplant.

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USUA Updates Sport Pilot Timeline

The folks at USUA have updated the latest version of what is expected to be the official Sport Pilot Implementation Timeline... The following information is taken directly from the FAA AFS-600 website. 

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Moscow, Caracas Develop Closer Military Aviation Ties

Now, Venezuela Is Lining Up For Russian Helicopters

In a growing alliance aimed at "dealing" with the United States, Russia and Venezuela are developing closer ties that include Moscow's sale of military aviation hardware to Caraccas.

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First Flight: USN Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman Corporation conducted the first flight of the first RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle slated for the Navy's Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD). The air vehicle, dubbed N-1, flew from the company's Palmdale, Calif., production facility to the Birk Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Nothing But Blue Skies

No More Flying Blind

Imagine seeing clear skies all the time. It's not some weather fantasyland, but a revolutionary cockpit display technology being developed by NASA to make flying safer.

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Defining The Limits Of Liability

NASA Responds To SPACEHAB Claim for Losses On Columbia Mission

SPACEHAB says it's received NASA's determination about the company's claim for the loss of its Research Double Module, destroyed during the STS-107 space shuttle tragedy. NASA's determination states that its liability is limited to the contractually stipulated $8.0 million contract provision. The Company is pursuing receipt of the $8.0 million plus interest from NASA in this fiscal quarter.

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Aero-Views: 'Splain That, Mr. Mayor!

Chicago's Daley Tries To Explain Away FAA Fines For Meigs Destruction

Faced with a $33,100 fine and the possibility of another $4.5 million in penalties for illegally closing Meigs Field airport and misusing restricted airport funds, Mayor Richard Daley and the City of Chicago predictably went into "spin" mode this weekend, according to the AOPA.

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Learn From Vern

Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn Discusses Impact of Technology on Aviation at Forbes CEO Forum

Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation's president and CEO talked about his company's strategy to leverage high-technology innovations and business practices to do no less than redefine aviation. His remarks acame at the Forbes CEO Forum at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City earlier this week. The forum is a high-level conference that brings together entrepreneurial visionaries and blue-chip CEOs.

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The Little Airplane That Could

Aircraft Survives Three Florida Hurricanes

Hurricane Charley flattened one of Ranger Aviation's hangars at Kissimmee Gateway (ISM) Airport near Orlando (FL). Could anything survive?

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Say, That Wasn't There Yesterday...

Great Observatories May Unravel 400-Year-Old Supernova Mystery

Four hundred years ago, sky watchers, including the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler, best known as the discoverer of the laws of planetary motion, were startled by the sudden appearance of a "new star" in the western sky, rivaling the brilliance of the nearby planets.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.08.04)

"We are carefully monitoring the progress of the WTO negotiations and keeping our fingers crossed that it will not lead to trade friction. But this is an issue that could open a Pandora’s box with regard to the 7E7." Source: Anonymous Japanese trade official quoted by the London Financial Times after being caught like a deer in the headlights between the US and the EU over aerospace subsidies. As ANN reported earlier this week, the US has taken its beef over EU subsidies to Airbus to the World Trade Organization and has announced it will no longer abide by a 1992 transatlantic agreement that governs such subsidies.

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Keep On Skytruckin'

Skytruck Announces First Commercial Sales

Skytruck Company says it's made the first two commercial sales of its recently certified M28 Skytruck. Dave Jenkins, Skytruck�s Director of sales, says the initial orders are for four new aircraft by Air Guyane/Air Antilles Express operating within the Caribbean. The contracts also have options for an additional four aircraft to be delivered in 2006 to Air Guyane.

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Arizona TFR: 10/12/04 - 10/14/04

NOTAM: 4/0771 Issued: 10/07/2004 18:50 Effective: 10/12/2004 17:55 - 10/14/2004 16:00 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: VIP Description: TEMPE, ARIZONA, OCTOBER 12-14 2004 LOCAL.

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Georgia TFR: 10/08/04

NOTAM: 4/0774 Issued: 10/07/2004 19:50 Effective: 10/08/2004 19:00 - 10/08/2004 20:30 State: GA Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: PEACHTREE CITY GA.

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California TFR: 10/14/04 - 10/17/04

NOTAM: 4/0752 Issued: 10/07/2004 11:10 Effective: 10/14/2004 19:30 - 10/17/2004 23:59 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: MCAS MIRAMAR CA.

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Florida TFR: 10/08/04 - 10/09/04

NOTAM: 4/0773 Issued: 10/07/2004 19:10 Effective: 10/08/2004 23:10 - 10/08/2004 23:59 State: FL Facility: ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL. Type: VIP Description: PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 8-9 2004 LOCAL.

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Alabama TFR: 10/10/04 - 10/28/04

NOTAM: 4/0757 Issued: 10/07/2004 14:50 Effective: 10/10/2004 12:45 - 10/28/2004 23:00 State: AL Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, ANNISTON AL.

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/0775 Issued: 10/07/2004 20:00 Effective: 10/08/2004 13:00 - 10/08/2004 15:00 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: BUCKEYE AZ.

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Minnesota TFR: 10/09/04

NOTAM: 4/0767 Issued: 10/07/2004 18:20 Effective: 10/09/2004 17:35 - 10/09/2004 22:20 State: USA Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: VIP Description: BLOOMINGTON AND CHANHASSEN, MINNESTOA, OCTOBER 9 2004 LOCAL.

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Arizona TFR: 10/08/04

NOTAM: 4/0777 Issued: 10/07/2004 20:10 Effective: 10/08/2004 13:00 - 10/08/2004 15:00 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: BUCKEYE AZ.

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Texas TFR: 10/14/04 - 10/15/04

NOTAM: 4/0760 Issued: 10/07/2004 15:40 Effective: 10/14/2004 20:00 - 10/15/2004 17:00 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: SHEPPARD AFB, WICHITA FALLS TX.

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Iowa TFR: 10/09/04

NOTAM: 4/0759 Issued: 10/07/2004 15:30 Effective: 10/09/2004 15:20 - 10/09/2004 18:15 State: IA Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: VIP Description: WATERLOO, IOWA, OCTOBER 9 2004 LOCAL.

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/0778 Issued: 10/07/2004 20:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: JACKSON CA.

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California TFR: 10/15/04 - 10/17/04

NOTAM: 4/0751 Issued: 10/07/2004 11:00 Effective: 10/15/2004 16:30 - 10/17/2004 21:59 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: MCAS MIRAMAR CA.

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AD: Boeing (Correction)

AD NUMBER: 2002-16-22 MANUFACTURER: Boeing (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2002-16-22 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 727 series airplanes that have been converted from a passenger-to a cargo-carrying (''freighter'')configuration, that requires, among other actions, installation of a fail-safe hinge, redesigned maindeck cargo door warning and power control systems, and 9g crash barrier.

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AD: Cessna, Reims Aviation (Correction)

AD NUMBER: 2004-19-01 MANUFACTURER: Cessna,Reims Aviation (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-19-01 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) that will supersede AD 86-26-04, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) 120, 140, 140A, 150, F150, 170, 172,F172, FR172, P172D, 175, 177, 180, 182, 185, A185E, 190, 195, 205, 205A, 206, P206, P206E,TP206A, TU206, TU206E, U206, U206E, 207, T207, 210, T210, 336, 337, and T337 series airplanes.

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Hang Gliding Legend Bill Bennett Lost In Trike Accident

ANN friend Dan Johnson has informed us that a true legend in the hang gliding movement, Bill Bennett, perished after an engine failure on takeoff downed his trike, Thursday, 10.07.04.

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