NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2182
Issue Date: May 23, 2007 at 1354 UTC
Location: Maimi Center, 15 NM east of Naples, Florida
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Miami Center (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1736
Airline delays were bad enough this past winter, as hundreds of
passengers were forced to become intimately acquainted with the
interiors of MD-80s, 737s, A320s, and other aircraft for hours on
end, waiting out storms on tarmacs
at airports throughout the country. Now imagine the same scenario,
but also with summertime temperatures to contend with.
The US Department of Transportation reports the number of daily
passenger flights between the United States and China will more
than double by 2012, and air cargo companies will have greatly
expanded commercial freedom by 2011, as part of a new civil
aviation agreement reached Wednesday by Secretary of Transportation
Mary E. Peters and Chinese Minister of Civil Aviation Yang
Focus Currently On Systems Configuration, Flight Controls
Adam Aircraft told ANN Wednesday of several important milestones
for the company's A700 AdamJet certification program. The first
fully conforming A700, Serial Number 003, joined the flight program
with its first flight on April 9, 2007.
Are Recently-Hired Controllers Resigned To Resigning?
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.23.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.23.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Another Public Resignation Of An
Air Traffic Controller: 05.23.07 (ANN Special Feature, with
Doug Pincock, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association's
Facilities Representative for Salt Lake Center.)
With the advent of the light sport aircraft category, many
aircraft mechanics have had to become familiar with the erstwhile
Rotax 912 -- the powerplant of choice in many LSAs -- very quickly.
Until now, however, there has been little formal structure to that
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced this week the new
Beechcraft King Air C90GTi, the latest evolution of the popular
twin-turbine Beechcraft King Air 90 series aircraft. The upgraded
Beechcraft King Air C90GTi will feature a fully-integrated, Pro
Line 21 avionics system, the same system at the heart of Hawker and
Beechcraft airplanes from the King Air B200 to the Hawker
Pratt & Whitney Canada had a major announcement Tuesday at
EBACE 2007, now underway in Geneva, Switzerland: the company's
in-service fleet of 42,000 engines has accumulated over 500 million
flying hours, the equivalent of covering the distance to the sun
and back more than 1,000 times.
Fractional Ownership Program Spending Some Money At EBACE
Luxembourg-based JetFly loves its turboprop singles. Hot on the
heels of its announcement at EBACE 2007 this week of six new Pilatus PC-12
orders, the fractional ownership program announced an
additional order for four TBM 850s to supplement an existing fleet
of three TBM 700s.
Eurocopter announced at EBACE 2007 this week it will install
flight training devices including six-axis, full-motion simulators
for its EC135 light twin-engined helicopter in its Donauwörth,
Germany and Dallas, TX facilities in the last quarter of 2007.
Our good friends at the Florida Aviation Trades Association read
ANN's recent coverage of controversies
surrounding the taxing of a number of new aircraft,
even though some of the aircraft taxed may not be owned or operated
by Florida residents.
Bult Field in Monee, IL has had more than its fair share of
turbulence in its month-long life. But, things are looking up...
literally. On the day the airport was to receive its certificate of
occupancy from the state, its owner welcomed its largest
On Tuesday, Boeing Business Jets unveiled new interior
concepts for its largest VIP aircraft, the 747-8 VIP, at the
European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Geneva.
The overwhelming consensus among the ANN staff is as follows: we
Sporting wings the width of the largest Airbus, a solar-powered
plane is scheduled to retrace several notable exploits in aviation
history -- including Charles Lindbergh's first transatlantic
crossing -- before attempting a round-the-world flight in 2011.
There may be new hope for chronic jet-lag sufferers. Argentine
researchers say they've seen encouraging results from test
conducted on hamsters, that were given mild doses of an
increasingly common prescription drug: Viagra.
Like a loving parent, Esther MacKay has watched and helped the
United States Air Force grow from the offshoot Army Air Corps to a
distinguished and respected branch of the military. And, at 101,
she is also that branch's oldest living chief master sergeant.
Source: Airport owner and developer Jim Bult,
whose privately-owned airfield near Monee, IL opened for business
last month... and already has its first customer, the Goodyear
Blimp "Spirit of Goodyear." However, Bult is still waiting for his
certificate of occupancy from the Illinois Department of