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June 23, 2005

No User Fees, More Money For WAAS Approaches In House Bill

AOPA Language Again Included

The House Appropriations Committee last night approved an appropriations bill that includes more money for the FAA and specifically directs the agency to spend more on improving local airports and adding WAAS instrument approaches to GA airports that don't have an ILS.

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Drunk Again?

Inebriated Joyride Lands Student Pilot Behind Bars

Authorities in Harrison, NY, early Wednesday arrested a 20-year old student pilot they accuse of flying two friends on a drunken joyride in a stolen Cessna 172.

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Connecticut Governor Wants Airport Security Review

M. Jodi Rell Orders Inspections Of All State Airports

Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell Thursday ordered homeland security inspections of all airports in the state after police say a 20-year old man, along with two 16-year olds, stole an airplane and went on a drunken joyride that ended in New York some three hours later.

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Unhappy Ending: Missing Plane Found In New Jersey

Pilot Lost In Mishap

The wreckage of a Cessna 182 missing since Sunday morning was found Thursday evening just four miles from the New Jersey airfield where it departed. The pilot -- the only person on board -- did not survive, authorities said.

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NBAA On TEB Flap

Could Another NYC-Area Airport Be In The Offing?

By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs NBAA is on the job.

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Vigilant Eagle Protects Airliners From MANPADS

Safe And Effective 

Raytheon Company recently announced a new, affordable ground-based airport protection system that uses high power microwave technology to protect commercial aircraft from shoulder-fired missiles.

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Steve Mountain Recovering -- Slowly

Air Race Pilot Still Hospitalized One Month Later

It's a slow process -- recovering from a tragic air racing accident -- for pilot Steve Mountain.

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Texas Aviation Hall Of Fame Announces Inductees

Don't Mess With Texas

The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the inductees of the Class of 2005. These aviation legends will be honored at the 7th Annual Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Saturday, November 12th.

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Thommen Chosen For BizJet RVSM Solutions

Swiss Precision

The REVUE THOMMEN AG AD32 Electronic RVSM Display and AC32 Air Data Computer have been chosen by ARINC DirectSM of Colorado Springs, Colorado in their partnership with AeroMech, Inc. of Everett, Washington for several business jet aircraft RVSM solutions.

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Narco Announces Value Series

Digital Device, Mechanical Price

Narco Avionics Inc. recently announced the addition of the AT165 Value Series of Digital Display, Mode 'C' Transponders to its AT165 series of transponders.

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Bombardier Delivers CRJ-700 To GoJet

Nine More To Go

Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first Bombardier CRJ700 jetliner to St. Louis, Missouri-based GoJet Airlines. It was the first of 10 CRJ700 aircraft on firm order. GoJet also has 40 options on the aircraft.

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Installing The Glass In East Alton

Premier Air Center Signs Falcon 50 Avionics Upgrade Deal

Premier Air Center in East Alton, IL, has signed two Falcon 50 operators for the installation of Universal Avionics EFI-890R flight display packages. The first aircraft will input to the East Alton facility July 1, 2005 followed in September by the second aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman to Define Integrated Health-Monitoring

Modular, Open Approach Enables Easy, "Plug-And-play" Upgrades

Astronauts traveling to the moon and beyond may not have to be rocket scientists to return their spacecraft to full system health should they encounter a malfunction along the way.  They will receive significant help from a new integrated system health-management architecture that Northrop Grumman Corporation is developing for NASA.

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Air Methods to Equip Entire LifeNet Division Fleet With Flight Tracking System

Real-Time Position Reporting, Precise Billable-Mile Tracking, Two-Way Digital Messaging and Continuous Mayday Alerts

Digital Angel Corporation says the world's largest air ambulance operator, Englewood, CO-based Air Methods Corporation, is expanding its use of the OuterLink Flight Tracking and Messaging System. After approximately 18 months of evaluating 50 OuterLink systems and the confirmation of their administrative and safety benefits, Air Methods has decided to equip the balance of its LifeNet Division fleet and its future LifeNet aircraft with the OuterLink systems.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.23.05)

"We're engaging on all fronts. Absolutely. We're talking about safety issues, more lighting and more runway markings. These discussions are very productive." Source: NBAA Senior Vice President for Operations, Steve Brown, discussing the situation at Teterboro in an interview with ANN.

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4953  Issued:  06/22/2005 19:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  17 MILES SE OF CAVE CREEK, ARIZONA 

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4961  Issued:  06/22/2005 21:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ST. GEORGE UTAH 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4956  Issued:  06/22/2005 21:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  13 MILES NE OF CASA ADOBES ARIZONA 

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Maryland TFR: 06.23.05

NOTAM:  5/4941  Issued:  06/22/2005 15:40  Effective:  06/23/2005 13:10 - 06/23/2005 15:35  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND, JUNE 23 2005 LOCAL.

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4934  Issued:  06/22/2005 06:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CARSON CITY NV. 

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4970  Issued:  06/23/2005 00:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MORANGO, CALIFORNIA

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4969  Issued:  06/23/2005 00:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  21 MILES SE OF SENTINEL, ARIZONA 

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4954  Issued:  06/22/2005 20:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  LAS VEGAS 

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4952  Issued:  06/22/2005 19:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  FORT YUKON, ALASKA 

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AD: Hoffmann GmBH & Co. KG

AD NUMBER: 2005-13-01 MANUFACTURER: Hoffmann GmBH & Co. KG SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co KG Models HO-V343 and HO-V343K propellers.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-13-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400F series airplanes.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-13-22 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-22 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 airplanes.

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AD: Grob-Werke

AD NUMBER: 2005-13-09 MANUFACTURER: Grob-Werke SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-09 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GROB-WERKE Model G120A airplanes.

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