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May 18, 2005

Short Notice Arizona TFR: (05.19.05)

NOTAM:  5/3946  Issued:  05/18/2005 22:00  Effective:  05/19/2005 13:00 - 05/19/2005 18:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  3 MILES SSW OF WINDOW ROCK AZ. 

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Short Notice Arizona TFR: (05.19.05)

NOTAM:  5/3947  Issued:  05/18/2005 22:00  Effective:  05/19/2005 13:00 - 05/19/2005 18:00  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  17 MILES WEST OF WINDOW ROCK AZ. 

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Short Notice New Mexico TFR: (05.19.05)

NOTAM:  5/3945  Issued:  05/18/2005 21:40  Effective:  05/19/2005 13:00 - 05/19/2005 18:00  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  9 MILES NORTH OF GALLUP NM. 

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Short Notice Wisconsin TFR (05.19.05)

NOTAM:  5/3936  Issued:  05/18/2005 18:30  Effective:  05/19/2005 14:40 - 05/19/2005 18:30  State:  WI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, MAY 19 2005 LOCAL.

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Raytheon Introduces Hawker 800Xpi

New Avionics And More

Raytheon Aircraft Company announced the new and improved Hawker 800XPi at the 2005 European Business Association Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Michigan TFR: (05.19.05 - 05.22.05)

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/3916  Location : Selfridge ANGB, Mount Clemens, Michigan near WINDSOR VOR/DME (YQG) Beginning Date : May 19, 2005 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date : May 22, 2005 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : the Selfridge ANGB Air Show 2005, Type : Airshow

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Kansas TFR: (Until Further Notice)

NOTAM:  5/3932  Issued:  05/18/2005 17:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  KS  Facility:  ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  OLATHE, KANSAS 

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Arizona TFR: (Until Further Notice)

NOTAM:  5/3886  Issued:  05/17/2005 01:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  11 NM E/NE CAVE CREEK AZ. 

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AOPA Runs National Ad To Counter ADIZ Incursion Issues

ADIZ Mistake Not Representative Of GA Pilots

AOPA ran a national ad Wednesday to tell the public not to let one pilot tarnish the image of general aviation.

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Trial Underway For Amwest Pilots Accused Of Trying To Fly Drunk

Prosecutors Say They Drank "Copious Amounts"

It could be one of the most ballyhooed trials in commercial aviation history -- the case of two America West pilots accused of trying to fly drunk almost two years ago.

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Congress Considers FFDO Legislation Today

FY06 Homeland Security Bill Goes To House

The House of Representatives is considering H.R. 1817, the Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, along with the DeFazio/Mica amendment Wednesday.

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Wichita On Subsidy Fight: Paying Delta Like Feeding A Wolf

City Sets Stage For Showdown With FAA

The City of Wichita has paid AirTran $7.5 million since 2002 to fly Kansans to its Atlanta hub. Delta wants a piece of the pie and has complained to the FAA -- sparking a letter from government officials to city leaders calling the payments discriminatory and threatening FAA grants to Mid-Continent Airport. Now, in their reply to the FAA, Wichita's lawyers say paying Delta the same subsidies "is like telling the shepherd that he must feed the wolf so that the wolf can get bigger and stronger and slaughter more sheep."

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Search To Resume For Four Lost In Colorado GA Mishap

Recovery Of Bodies Hampered By Weather

Ouray County, CO, Sheriff Dominic "Junior" Mattivi, fighting the possibility of an avalanche, planned to send a helicopter to a crash site 12,000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Whitehouse Mountain in hopes of recovering the bodies of four people lost when their Cessna 210 went down Friday.

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Aussie's Altitude Violation Blamed On Fatigue

Faulty Air Conditioning System Cited As Contributing Factor

A Qantas 737 flew far below minimum altitude on a flight from Perth to Canberra last year in part because of co-pilot fatigue, according to the ATSB -- and the aircraft's air conditioning system was also a factor.

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BBJs Nearing 100 Orders

Boeing Business Jets is crowing about their rapid progress toward achieving what no other ultra-large-cabin, long-range business jet manufacturer has accomplished – selling 100 business jets.

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Gulfstream G450 Sets Speed Record Between Chicago And London

Just a week after entering service, a new Gulfstream G450 biz-jet stablished a new intercontinental city-pair speed record, flying 3,550 nautical miles from Chicago to London in just 7 hours and 19 minutes at an average speed of Mach .85.

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Falcon 7X Flight Test Program Progressing Rapidly

Since the first flight of the Falcon 7X on May 5th, the airplane has been flying on a near daily basis. Five flights during the following seven days were conducted accumulating 13 hours and 20 minutes of flight time.

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Dassault Falcon Launches 'FalconCare'

Dassault has just launched ‘FalconCare’, a program designed to take all the surprises out of budgeting for maintenance operations by offering a fixed cost per hour payment schedule.

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Feds Raid Navy Aviation Contractor

Nine Suspected Illegal Immigrants Arrested

Federal immigration agents raided a Navy contractor Tuesday, arresting nine men they say were in the country illegally. All nine were working on P-3 Orions used in anti-submarine operations, according to WTVD-TV in Durham.

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Come To America. See Maine.

Another Flight Diverted Because Of Suspected No-Fly Passenger

For the second time in less than a week, a commercial flight from Europe was diverted to Bangor, ME, Tuesday because one of the passengers' names popped up on a no-fly list. But this time, officials say the man in question was indeed banned from commercial flights to the US.

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London Int'l AirFest Canceled

The Annual London International AirFest has been canceled barely a month before the big event. Coinciding with the AirFest is the Annual DiamondFest gathering at the Diamond Flight Center located at the airport. DAPO officials are polling membership to see if any changes need be made to this year's schedule of events.

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Ibis Aerospace on the Heels of Certification of its Ae270 Propjet

Announces Imminent FAA Certification At EBACE2005

Ibis Aerospace Ltd. announced at the 5th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva that its Ae270 Propjet is in the final stages of certification by European and United States airworthiness authorities. The Ae270 is a single-engine turboprop aircraft designed to function as both a utility and executive transport. The aircraft will be certified under FAR Part 23 Normal category and eligible for FAR Part 135 IFR operations. The Ae270 was first introduced publicly in 1999, and its first flight was completed in July 2000. The aircraft was recently exhibited with an executive interior at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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New Parts Commonality Established For Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ & CJ3

Cessna Reports First Standardization Of Avionics Cable In Citation Series

Cessna says it's has established a new level of parts commonality for the Citation CJ1+, CJ2+, and CJ3 by developing a uniform avionics cable assembly that stretches across all three models. This marks the first time Cessna has had a standard avionics cable assembly that may be used in more than one Citation model.

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Socata Owners REALLY Like Their Planes... And The Company That Makes Them

Socata  Aircraft  Receives Customer  Service  Excellence  Award From Its Owners

The Socata TB Users Group likes the company so much they recently presented Socata Aircraft (the US-based arm of EADS Socata) with an award for Customer Service Excellence at its annual East-coast flyin, held this year at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.18.05)

"It was shredded by a multi-barrelled 20mm cannon. They have worked out that's what caused the crash." Source: An unnamed senior British military official in remarks to the London Daily Telegraph on the RAF's determination of cause in the downing of a C130 Hercules near Baghdad last January. The insurgent group Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for the shoot-down, which claimed the lives of ten military people on board the aircraft. Tuesday's determination brought to an end an investigation that lasted more than four months.

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Maryland TFR (05.20.05)

NOTAM:  5/3783  Issued:  05/13/2005 15:10  Effective:  05/20/2005 11:45 - 05/20/2005 22:00  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  ANDREWS AFB MD. DUE AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS BY HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT AND MILITARY PARACHUTE JUMPS. 

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-08 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 airplanes.

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AD: SAAB

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-09 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B series airplanes.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-07 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 series airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-14 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-14 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-10 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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