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November 06, 2005

US Relief Flights In Pakistan Top 1,000

Helicopters Delivering Aid To Earthquake Victims

The US military has announced as of November 3, flight crews manning the 24 helicopters providing aid to earthquake survivors in Pakistan’s remote mountain ranges have flown more than 1,000 trips since beginning flight operations Oct. 11 -- and by now, the number is likely closer to 1,200.

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Woman Accused Of Grabbing TSA Screener's Breasts Gets Probation

Sentence Also Includes Fine And Community Service

Appleton, WI resident Phyliss Dintenfass received one year federal probation earlier this week over a September 2004 incident when she asked a TSA screener "how would you like it if I did that to you?" as she grabbed the female screener's breasts, in response to a pat-down search.

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Sharples And Hartranft Awards Presented At AOPA Expo 2005

MN Congressman And DET Advocate Honored For Their Work In GA

At a banquet on the last night of AOPA Expo 2005, the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association recognized two individuals who each have made great contributions to both local and national general aviation causes.

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Columbia Aircraft Owners Get Their Own Insurance Program

Owners of Columbia 300, 350 and 400 aircraft will now have access to enhanced personalized services and preferred rates through the new Columbia Aircraft Owners Insurance Program.

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Airbus Delays A380 Asian Tour

Engine Problems Spotted On New Super Jumbo

Already beset by production delays that have Asian customers threatening to invoke contract penalty clauses, Airbus says it's been forced to delay the A380's tour of Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

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X2 Technology Fly-by-Wire System Completes Successful First Flight

A surrogate helicopter equipped with a new X2 Technology fly-by-wire system made its first flight, a key milestone in Sikorsky Aircraft's development of its X2 Technology demonstrator rotorcraft.

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Duncan Aviation Expands Learjet Landing Gear Overhaul Capabilities

Adding to Duncan Aviation's long list of Learjet capabilities, Duncan Aviation has added Learjet landing gear overhaul capability at their Battle Creek, Michigan, location.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.06.05)

"It hit and slid. There was a fire. This thing tumbled around 300 feet. There was extensive damage. It hit on one of the runways and slid across a grassy area to a parallel runway." Source: Houston Fire Department District Chief Tommy Dowdy, briefing the Associated Press on the crash of a Cessna Citation at Hobby International Airport Sunday. Two people on board the Citation III were killed, after the tower asked the pilot to expedite his departure because an inbound Southwest Airlines 737 had a developing technical problem. FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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Virginia TFR: 11.08.05

NOTAM: 5/0315 Issued: 11/04/2005 21:10 Effective: 11/08/2005 00:15 - 11/08/2005 02:35 State: VA Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: VIP Description: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, NOVEMBER 7, 2005

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Nevada TFR: 11.11.05 - 11.14.05

NOTAM Number: FDC 5/0239   Issue Date: November 03, 2005 at 14:05 UTC Location: Nellis AFB, Nevada near LAS VEGAS VORTAC (LAS) Beginning Date and Time: November 11, 2005 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 14, 2005 at 0:01 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the US Air Force Thunderbirds and F-16 and F-15 Demo Teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Nellis (LSV) Base Operations, 702-652-4600 Controlling Facility: Nellis APP Frequency(ies): 124.95 Affected Area(s)

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CASA Urgent AD: Bell Helicopter Textron

AD Number: AD/BELL 412/45 Emergency Floatation Reservoir Adapter 13/2005 TX Applicability: Bell Helicopter Textron Model 412 and 412EP helicopters, modified with Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. (AAI), Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SH2820SO; or with AAI Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) reservoir assembly, part number (P/N) 212-372-050; or with adapter, P/N 212-371-002, installed.

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