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October 04, 2005

AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-23 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-23 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 875, 877, 884, 892, 892B, and 895 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires repetitive application of dry film lubricant (DFL) to low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade roots.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-18 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-18 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (AD), which apply to certain Boeing transport category airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-10 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-09 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-07 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300 series airplanes.

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Skydiving Plane Down: Deland, Florida

Several Of The 11 Aboard Hurt

Eight people were hurt -- one seriously -- when a Pilatus Porter carrying a load of skydivers aloft crashed upon take-off at the airport in Deland, FL, Monday.

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Lockheed On The Job

Private Contractor Takes Over Flight Service Stations

Lockheed Martin Tuesday began operation of the Federal Aviation Administration's 58 Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) in the contiguous US, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

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What A Landing!

Injured Pilot Brings Down Burning Plane -- Safely

An Australian pilot in a burning cropduster managed to bring his bird down safely, in spite of heavy smoke and fire inside the cockpit.

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Minnesota TFR: 10.05.05

NOTAM: 5/9151 Issued: 10/04/2005 20:30 Effective: 10/05/2005 17:30 - 10/05/2005 18:45 State: MN Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELY, MINNESOTA

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Puerto Rico TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/9069 Issued: 10/03/2005 22:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: PR Facility: ZSU - SAN JUAN (ARTCC),PR. Type: HAZARDS Description: HORMIGUEROS, SAN JUAN, PR.

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/9073 Issued: 10/03/2005 22:20 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 42 NORTHEAST OF YUMA AZ.

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Washington TFR: Unjtil Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/9068 Issued: 10/03/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: SECURITY Description: BANGOR, WASHINGTON

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/9066 Issued: 10/03/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: MT. ST. HELENS VOLCANO.

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Texas TFR: 10.07.05 - 10.09.05

NOTAM Number: FDC 5/9143  Issue Date: October 04, 2005 at 18:13 UTC Location: El Paso International Airport, El Paso, Texas near EL PASO VORTAC (ELP) Beginning Date and Time: October 07, 2005 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 09, 2005 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Amigo Airsho 2005 Type: Airshow

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Georgia TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/9063 Issued: 10/03/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: GA Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: SECURITY Description: ST. MARYS GA. THIS IS A MODIFICATION OF INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY ISSUED IN FDC NOTAM 1/2887 TO UPDATE THE NAVIGATION AID REFERENCE

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California TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/9075 Issued: 10/03/2005 22:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: FOREST FALLS, CALIFORNIA

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Western Michigan Leases Up To 165 Aircraft From Cirrus

Western Michigan Leases Up To 165 Aircraft From Cirrus Design

FMI: www.cirrusdesign.com


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Balloonist Abruzzo Recovering After Fall Over Kansas

Participating In Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

Longtime balloonist Richard Abruzzo is recovering in a Garden City, KS hospital today following 5-hour surgery on a shattered wrist, among the injuries he suffered after falling approximately 15 feet from the gondola of his gas balloon Sunday night.

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Crew 12, Space Tourist, Dock At ISS

Gregory Olsen Will Spend A Week There

Two days after lifting off from Kazakhstan, the crew of International Space Station Expedition 12, along with space tourist Greg Olsen, docked at the ISS, met with the traditional Russian greeting of bread and salt.

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Aero-Views: The Future Of Air Racing?

Rocket Racing League Has Promise

By Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Well, the Rocket Racing League is a reality and you can read all about it alongside, here. For reasons evident in the news story, Jim's objectivity on the whole enterprise is a bit... er... weaker than usual. And who can blame him? Because this is one of the best indicators that air racing has, not just a fabled past, but a secure future.

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NASA Clarifies Griffin's Bomb Blast

Agency Comments Explain, Amplify Shuttle A ISS "Mistakes"

We didn't think that Mike Griffin's comments were that big a deal. Most space heads have been souring on the Space Shuttle and the ISS for some time -- some of them for a very long time indeed.

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Boeing Will Utilize RFID Tags On The Dreamliner

'Smart Labels' Will Aid Timely Replacement Of Parts

Boeing announced plans to introduce radio frequency identification (RFID) "smart labels" on maintenance-significant parts of the 787 Dreamliner. The manufacturer expects the use of passive RFID technology will help airlines reduce costs, by managing part maintenance and repair histories.

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It's A Deal

Polar Air Cargo, ALPA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Polar Air Cargo and the Air Line Pilots Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract ending a two- week-old strike by the Polar crewmembers.

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The Invention Of 'Practical' Flight

Wright Brothers' Fans Getting Ready To Celebrate

The flight lasted just over 39-minutes, but some contend it was the real beginning of manned aviation. Far from Kitty Hawk, NC, aviation enthusiasts are celebrating what many believe was the true beginning of aviation -- Wilbur Wright's 1905 flight over Huffman Prairie, OH.

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Utah Gears Up For World's Astronauts And Cosmonauts

First Space Walker Among 60 Space Pioneers Converging In US For First Time In A Decade

For the first time in more than a decade, the world's "Space Fliers" will meet in the United States.  The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) XIX Planetary Congress is convening in Utah, October 9 – 15.

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Columbia 400 Stars On LA News Magazine

Ten-Minute Sgement Aired On LA's Channel 9

A turbocharged Columbia 400 certified aircraft made its show business debut this week as the subject of a ten-minute segment that aired on Los Angeles news magazine 9 On The Town.

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NWA Makes Bold Promise To Stockholders

Pledge Foretells Big Cuts In Workforce

It was designed as a briefing for stockholders, but it's a chilling look into the future for Northwest Airlines workers. Now in bankruptcy, the airline Friday revealed its plans to restructure -- including 2,644 layoffs and the desire to obtain from labor another $195 million in pay and benefit concessions.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $75 Million Contract For Arrowhead Production

That Buys 13 Systems

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $75 million for the purchase of 13 Arrowhead Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems that will serve as the day/night vision system for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter.

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F135 Engines Scheduled For Future Testing At AEDC

Program Now In "Excellent Shape"

Pratt & Whitney's Thomas Johnson, chief engineer of the F135 program, and Jim Dunn, chief of validation and test, visited the US Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Sept. 12 to prepare for the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) qualification test for the F-35's F135-PW-100 engine.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.04.05)

"There are no technical questions. As for political questions, NASA's administration today is resolving them in a positive manner." Source: Russian space agency chief Anatoly Perminov, discussing the diplomatic hassles surrounding the planned April 2006 return of US Astronaut William McArthur after six months aboard the ISS. Due to a continuing funding disagreement between the US and Russia over the latter country's funding of Iranian nuclear experiments, it is currently against a 2000 Congressional law for the US to pay Russia to bring McArthur back home aboard a Soyuz capsule-- and the space shuttle is not expected to be ready by then.   

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Washington TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9066 Issued: 10/03/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: MT. ST. HELENS VOLCANO

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Washington TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9068 Issued: 10/03/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: WA Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: SECURITY Description: BANGOR, WASHINGTON

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Puerto Rico TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9069 Issued: 10/03/2005 22:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: PR Facility: ZSU - SAN JUAN (ARTCC),PR. Type: HAZARDS Description: HORMIGUEROS, SAN JUAN, PR

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Arizona TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9073 Issued: 10/03/2005 22:20 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 42 NORTHEAST OF YUMA AZ

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Arkansas TFR: 10.06.05

NOTAM: 5/9051 Issued: 10/03/2005 20:10 Effective: 10/06/2005 18:30 - 10/06/2005 20:00 State: AR Facility: ZME - MEMPHIS (ARTCC),TN. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: LITTLE ROCK AFB, JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS

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California TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9075 Issued: 10/03/2005 22:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: FOREST FALLS, CALIFORNIA

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Georgia TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9063 Issued: 10/03/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: GA Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: SECURITY Description: ST. MARYS GA

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2005-20-11 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison Engine Company, Allison Gas Turbine Division, and Detroit Diesel Allison) (RRC) Models 250-C28, -C28B, and -C28C turboshaft engines.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2003-17-07R1 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2003-17-07 R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to various transport category airplanes manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-19-28 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-19-28 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-301, -321, -322, -341, and -342 airplanes; and Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes.

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