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June 08, 2005

Learjet Cleared In Payne Stewart Mishap

After Six Hours, Jurors Turn Away Widow's Request For $200 Million

It took an Orlando, FL, jury just six hours Wednesday to decide Learjet wasn't at fault in the death of pro golfer Payne Stewart.

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Wisconsin TFR: 06.09.05 - 06.12.05

NOTAM:  5/4534  Issued:  06/08/2005 19:30  Effective:  06/09/2005 17:00 - 06/12/2005 21:30  State:  WI  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  SOUTHERN WISCONSIN REGIONAL AIRPORT, JANESVILLE WI. 

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Virginia TFR: 06.10.05

NOTAM:  5/4532  Issued:  06/08/2005 19:00  Effective:  06/10/2005 13:15 - 06/10/2005 15:00  State:  VA  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, JUNE 10 2005 LOCAL. 

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Ohio TFR: 06.09.05

NOTAM:  5/4521  Issued:  06/08/2005 14:30  Effective:  06/09/2005 14:10 - 06/09/2005 17:10  State:  OH  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  COLUMBUS, OHIO, JUNE 9 2005 LOCAL. 

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Guilty!

Cloyd, Hughes Convicted Of Trying To Fly Drunk

Two defrocked America West pilots were convicted in Miami Federal Court Wednesday of trying to fly while still under the influence of a night-long drinking binge.

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How Bad Is The FAA's Budget Crisis?

Analysis: AOPA Chimes In On Trust Fund Controversy

Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta and FAA Administrator Marion Blakey are using every available public opportunity to predict an FAA funding meltdown by 2007. However, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), revenue into the trust fund will be up 53 percent.

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A Geek Squad Take-Over At NASA?

Griffin Begins Making His Mark On Space Agency

The shuttle shuffle is underway at NASA, where new Administrator Michael Griffin has sent out notices to some 50 executives, warning of big changes in their job titles.

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'Eclipse Gang' Shows Up As Major Players At SATS 2005

Executives from DayJet, Eclipse and P&W Canada told attendees at the "SATS 2005: A Transformation in Air Travel" demonstration, this week, that a favorable confluence of technology breakthroughs will radically improve jet service for travelers...

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Orbital Delivers 500th Space and Launch System

Averages One Rocket or Satellite Delivery Every 17 Days Over Past 23 Years

Orbital Sciences Corporation reached a significant operational milestone late last week when the company delivered its 500th space and launch system since the company was founded 23 years ago.

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Charges Of Vandalism Spice Up India's Burgeoning Airline Industry

Kingfisher Airlines Says Spice Jet Workers Damaged Airbus

It's one thing for a new industry to see stiff competition among new companies. It's something else when one of those companies accuses the other of deliberately damaging aircraft.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Symphony

For Sale: Symphony

Symphony--80 TTSN new, KX125NavCom, KT76A, Garmin 295, PS Eng Intercom. Blue and grey interior, white with blue stripe, O-320 Lyc 160 hp and MT fixed prop. Compare new 2005 $139,900. Phoenix Composites, 480-924-9750, rob@phoenixcomposites.com. Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10 New, will sell for $89,900.00

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Air Force Takes The Rap In New Tanker Scandal Report

IG Report Names Names, Says USAF Almost Guilty Of "Major Violations"

Air Force officials were in such a hurry to approve the Boeing 767 tanker lease/purchase deal that, had the deal not fallen through in the midst of a scandal, they would have committed "major legal violations" just to get the $23 billion deal done.

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Take THAT, Mayor Daley

Aviation Economic Experts Charge Chicago Falsified Grant Application for O'Hare Expansion

They admittedly have an agenda. Hired by two cities bordering O'Hare International Airport, an aviation economics consultant says Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's grandiose plan for a massive $20-plus billion dollar expansion of O'Hare has been dealt a major blow -- because Daley, in essence, lied.

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South African Officials 'Mystified' At Stowaway Reports

No Word On Victim's ID Or How He Got Into The Aircraft

How did a stowaway, whose mutilated body was found in the wheel well of a South African Airways Airbus A340 upon landing at JFK Airport in New York Tuesday, get there in the first place?

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NBAA Joins NATA In Opposing Legislation to Limit Free WX Info to Pilots

NBAA Chairman and CEO Ed Bolen recently joined NATA President Jim Coyne in sending a letter expressing strong opposition to pending Senate legislation that would prohibit the NOAA and the NWS from providing weather reports, forecasting and data collection services free of charge to the public.

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F-117s Arrive In South Korea

Much To The North's Consternation

At least some of the 15 Stealth Fighters headed for South Korea have arrived, according to a military spokesman, amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

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Part Two: Silent Raiders

The Remarkable Airspeed Horsa

The Airspeed Horsa wasn't just any glider. Designed and prototyped in haste, made mostly of plywood, with sections manufactured by furniture makers and then assembled by the Airspeed firm, best known for light planes and trainers, it was a near DC-3 sized cargo truck of the air.

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True Flight Says It Can Save You Money On Fuel

Predicted To Save GA Pilots $700 Million In Annual Fuel Costs

True Flight says it's released two new functions -- its exclusive Fastest Flight Level Search and Cheapest Fuel Price Search for its Flight Cheetah portable displays and TrueMap software packages with the WXWORX data link. Fastest Flight level Search, which automatically computes the most favorable flight level based on data link winds is expected to have the largest impact on increasing routing efficiency since the introduction of GPS Navigation and data link weather.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.08.05)

"We ask the FAA and Committees of Congressional Oversight to follow its own due process and regulations by rejecting the City's unworkable, badly-planned and cost-burdensome proposal." Source: Craig Johnson, Mayor of Elk Grove Village, after a study commissioned by both his town and Bensenville, IL, showed Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, in essence, lied about several facets of his big plan to expand O'Hare International Airport. For that reason -- and because they contend the plan just doesn't make sense -- both towns are now calling on the FAA to turn down Daley's requests for airport expansion grants.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-11-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-11-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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AD: Extra

AD NUMBER: 2005-11-07 MANUFACTURER: Extra SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-11-07 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Extra Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH (EXTRA) Models EA-300, EA-300S, EA-300L, and EA-300/200 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2005-11-10 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-11-10 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: Precise Flight SVS

AD NUMBER: 2005-11-05 MANUFACTURER: Standby Vacuum System SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-11-05 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all airplanes equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. (Precise Flight) Models SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum systems (SVS) installed under certain supplemental type certificates or through field approval.

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AD: Grob Werke

AD NUMBER: 2005-11-08 MANUFACTURER: Grob-Werke SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-11-08 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GROB-WERKE (GROB) Model G120A airplanes. This AD requires you to replace the main landing gear front and rear spherical bearings with improved spherical bearings.

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