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June 09, 2004

Colorado TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5130 Issued: 06/08/2004 17:43 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CO Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: HAZARDS Description: LAJUNTA, COLORADO.

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Arizona TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/5150 Issued: 06/08/2004 22:21 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: ALPINE, AZ.

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Illinois TFR: 06/09/04 - 06/13/04

NOTAM: 4/5140 Issued: 06/08/2004 19:53 Effective: 06/09/2004 20:40 - 06/13/2004 20:20 State: IL Facility: ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL. Type: VIP Description: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, JUNE 9-13, 2004.

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California TFR: 06/11/04

NOTAM: 4/5137 Issued: 06/08/2004 19:43 Effective: 06/11/2004 23:45 - 06/12/2004 03:30 State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: VIP Description: SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 11, 2004.

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Commercial Flight Down Off African Coast

30 On Board, Ten Rescued

A twin-engine prop aircraft of undetermined type crashed Tuesday in the African nation of Gabon, killing at least 14 of the 30 people on board.

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UN: Remember That Mistake We Thought We Made...?

Black Box Found In File Cabinet Wasn't From Rwanda Crash

A black box found in a locked United Nations filing cabinet turns out to have nothing to do with an aviation accident that sparked a genocide.

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Judge Allows Lawsuit In Fatal Bahamas Crash

Aaliyah's Record Label Sues For Vengeance

It was the latest crash to break America's heart -- a Cessna 402 that went down on take-off from Marsh Harbor Airport in the Bahamas two years ago. On board, budding music and film star Aaliyah, who had been in the Abaco Islands shooting a music video.

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Preparing For The Last Goodbye

Military Jets To Fly Missing Man Over Nation's Capital

Thirteen F-15Es roared over downtown Washington early Tuesday morning, startling rush-hour motorists in what was a practice session for Wednesday's state funeral.

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Finding The Potholes On That Highway In The Sky

NASA Tests Aviation Turbulence Detection System

A NASA developed technology that can automatically alert pilots of potentially dangerous turbulence will make its first evaluation flights on a commercial airliner.

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NTSB: Flight Crew Failures Led To FedEx Landing Crash In Tallahassee

Fatigue Was A Factor

A FedEx Boeing 727 crashed on landing in Tallahassee, Florida in 2002 because of flight crew performance failures, the National Transportation Safety Board has found.

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Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Renews Sponsorship Of EAA Sportair Workshops

Will Cover Homebuilts From Sheet Metal To Composite

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company, an aviation supply house, has renewed its sponsorship of the Experimental Aircraft Association's SportAir Workshops for another year. The one-, two- and three-day hands-on training courses are held nationwide, teaching necessary skills and techniques to build a safe aircraft.

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UAL Creditors Want To Sue Aircraft Providers

Say They Overcharged The Airline $1.1 Billion

United Airlines' unsecured creditors say some 30 aircraft providers overcharged the carrier $1.1 billion -- and they want the providers to pay up.

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Parker-Hannifin Sells AFIS Line

Deal Should Be Complete By September

Parker Hannifin Corporation and NXT LLC today announced they have reached an agreement in principle for NXT to purchase the AFIS (Automatic Flight Inspection System) product line, from Parker's Aerospace Group for an undisclosed amount. The system currently accounts for less than $1 million of Parker's total sales. Based in Oklahoma City, NXT plans on aggressively pursuing the domestic and international flight inspection marketplace. The divestiture is expected to be completed by the end of September, subject to negotiation and execution of definitive documentation and receipt of necessary government approvals.

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Can These Guys Give A Speech Or What?

Britain's Shadow Transport Minister Speaks Out On Aviation White Paper

Sometimes it's a better idea to shut up and let someone else do the talking. That's what we're going to do right here, with a speech from Britain's Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Damian Green MP.

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Launch Market Looking Up

Expendable Launch Vehicle Revenues Increase as Industry Emerges from Soft Market

Like the rest of aviation, the expendable launch vehicle industry is emerging from a sluggish market and a near-term resurgence now seems likely. According to a recently released Forecast International market analysis, "The World Market for Expendable Launch Vehicles: 2004-2013," launch industry revenues have risen over 60 percent – from $3.7 billion in 2002 to over $5.5 billion in 2003. Also, in 2003 seventeen new commercial geosynchronous communications satellites were ordered, compared with only three in 2002. Satellite industry officials also believe that demand will exceed capacity and the need to replace older satellites will push satellite orders to about 20 by 2006. This rate of prod

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EAA Volunteer Gets Bingelis Award

Will Receive Award At AirVenture 2004

Alex Sloan, an active EAA volunteer Technical Counselor, Flight Advisor and aircraft builder, as well as the first Chairman of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council, has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the Tony Bingelis Award.

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Civilian Leaders See US Air Forces in Europe Capabilities

Awing The Misters

Civilian leaders participating in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference got a firsthand — and sometimes hands-on — look Tuesday at how US Air Forces in Europe supports the war on terror.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.09.04)

"Delta Air Lines is always interested in evaluating new technologies that offer the potential for improved ride quality and safety for our customers and flight crews." Source: Ira Pearl, Delta flight operations technical support director, when asked about TPAWS, a turbulence detection and avoidance system now being tested by NASA. Delta will install a TPAWS system made by Rockwell/Collins in one of its aircraft later this year.

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For Sale: 1977 PIPER PRESSURIZED NAVAJO

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-11-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-11 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 737-600, 737-700, 737-700C, 737-800, and 737-900 series airplanes, that requires, for certain airplanes, installation of screws and spacers to secure the wire bundles for the aft fuel boost pumps of the main fuel tanks. For certain other airplanes, this amendment requires a general visual inspection of the wire bundles to determine if the wire bundles are clamped, and/or if they are damaged; further investigation, as applicable; repair of any damage; and installation of applicable brackets, clamps, and spacers to secure the wire bund

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2004-11-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-08 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes, that requires replacement of flap rotary actuators with modified flap rotary actuators. This action is necessary to prevent fatigue failure of the rotary actuator lever for the flaps, which could result in loss of the flap surface and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.

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AD: PZL Bielsko

AD NUMBER: 2004-11-10 MANUFACTURER: PZL Bielsko SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-10 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa "PZL-Bielsko" (PZL-Bielsko) Model SZD-50-3 "Puchacz" sailplanes.This AD requires you to inspect the airbrake torque tube for cracks, distortion, and corrosion (herein referred to as damage). This AD also requires you to replace or repair any damaged airbrake torque tube. This AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Poland. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage on the airbrake torque tube, which could result in failure o

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AD: Schleicher Alexander

AD NUMBER: 2004-11-12 MANUFACTURER: Schleicher Alexander SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-12 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Alexander Schleicher Model ASW 27 sailplanes equipped with integrated (wet inner surface) water ballast tanks in the wings, which could put the center of gravity (CG) of the sailplane out of the acceptable range. This AD requires you to install a warning placard requiring pilots weighing more than 105 kg (231.5 lbs) to use the rearmost backrest hinge position; and requires you to determine the forward empty CG and make any necessary adjustments. This AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness aut

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2004-11-13 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time general visual inspection to determine the part number and serial number of both main landing gear (MLG) sliding tubes,and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This amendment adds an additional inspection to determine only the serial number of the MLG sliding tubes. This AD is prompted by a report that the field of MLG sliding tubes subject to the identified unsafe condition has expanded. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct crack

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Safire Financing 'Delayed'

It's Not Looking Good For Personal Jet Developer

Amid reports that employees are "voluntarily" leaving Safire Aircraft Company after the company admitted that it can't pay them (at the moment); ANN has learned that the foreign financing package first disclosed last week in an exclusive conversation with Safire President and CEO Camilo Salomon, has hit some snags.

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