Issued: 08/10/2005 00:00
Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice
Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.
Description: 15NM WEST OF MISSOULA MT ALONG
It's thought to be the highest-altitude mountain rescue in
history -- a Pakistani Army Aerospatial SA-315B Llama climbed to
approximately 19,500 feet to rescue Slovenian climber Tomaz Humar
from a cliff on Nanga Parbat.
The failure of one of an F-15 Eagle's horizontal stabilators
caused its pilot to lose control of his aircraft and crash during a
training mission March 25, an Air Combat Command Investigation
Board report on Aug. 9.
ANN Real Time News: 0950 EDT -- Estonian search teams
say they can't find any sign of survivors -- or bodies -- in the
submerged wreckage of a Copterline aircraft that went down in the
Baltic Sea Wednesday. The aircraft, on a flight from Helsinki,
Finland, to Tallin, Estonia, went down in about 200 feet of water,
during storms that kept ferries between Helsinki and Tallin in
The pilot, a fuel truck driver and a fuel depot manager are at
the center of an Italian government investigation into Saturday's
watery crash of a chartered Tuninter ATR-72. Thirteen people were
lost in the mishap.
A Bernalillo County, NM, sheriff's helicopter that went down
15-feet from a house in Albuquerque over the weekend wasn't brought
down by mechanical problems or pilot error. It was shot down,
according to Sheriff Darren White.
Authorities in three states sent search teams out looking for a
1979 Beechcraft Bonanza missing since Monday. So far, though, those
searchers have come back without a clue as to the whereabouts of
the plane or its 63-year old pilot.
Controllers' Union Says Dulles Would See Capacity Cut By At
Just days after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration
told reporters that bad weather, crowded flights and a lack of
pavement at critical airports caused record delays in July, the
agency has announced it will implement a new restriction that will
greatly exacerbate flight delays. The restriction will end the
practice of allowing aircraft to hold on the runway, awaiting
takeoff clearance and, in the process, the FAA is unnecessarily
forcing its tower personnel to scramble to meet a September 30
deadline to show why their tower should continue using the
longstanding practice that maximizes runway efficiency.
The AOPA says it strongly opposes an FAA proposal released last
week that would codify flight restrictions in the Washington, DC,
metropolitan area. The restricted area would be designated as
"national defense airspace" and would replace the current air
defense identification zone (ADIZ), covering nearly 2,000 square
miles and extending to an altitude of 18,000 feet.
Sun Country Airlines Transports Endangered Species Back to
Sun Country Airlines will welcome an unusual passenger aboard
its Ft. Myers-bound flight 381 on Wednesday morning. One of the
world's most endangered species, a loggerhead turtle, was smuggled
into Minnesota last fall and will be returned to Florida where it
will be released back into its natural habitat within the next few
The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner, the world's longest-range
commercial airplane, returned to Seattle this past Sunday after
completing its "Going the Distance" tour that took the airplane to
24 cities across the globe.=
Shanghai Confab Only Asian Event To Focus On Biz Av
More than 1,600 Attendees were on hand to celebrate the opening
of the first Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
(ABACE2005) this week in Shanghai, China. ABACE 2005 is the only
major Asian event focused solely on business aviation, with an
exhibit floor at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center
in China and an aircraft display at nearby Hongqiao Airport.
The FAA National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) has chosen
ESRI's Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) for ArcGIS 9.1-Aeronautical
Solution as the basis to develop and implement an automated,
database-centric aeronautical chart production system. ESRI,
the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) software
developer, will provide professional consulting, design services,
and software customization during the project, which includes the
evaluation, system design, and implementation of a central database
for the Aeronautical Information Branch.
"The ADIZ is operationally unworkable and imposes significant
burdens on pilots and air traffic controllers alike. Yet the FAA
proposal does a poor job of even justifying making the ADIZ
permanent and does nothing to address the operational
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, strongly
opposing FAA plans to make the Washington ADIZ permanent. The
comment period on that proposal runs through November 2nd.
AD NUMBER: 2005-16-08
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-16-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200
airplanes. This AD requires repetitively replacing and testing a
certain relay in the passenger oxygen release system in the forward
AD NUMBER: 2005-16-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-16-07
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires
determining whether any float switches are installed in the fuel
tanks, and corrective actions if necessary.