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October 16, 2004

Pinnacle/Northwest CRJ-200 Down In Missouri

A Pinnacle Airlines Bombardier CRJ-200 regional jet operated for Northwest Airlink, the regional arm of Northwest Airlines, crashed into a Missouri residential area on Thursday evening.

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TSA Spends Almost $500,000 On Banquet And Bonuses

What government agency awards "lifetime achievement" awards when the agency is only two years old, in the middle of a hotel celebration for which the bill includes $81,000 for plaques and $500 for cheese displays?

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NBAA '04: After All Said And Done, Over 31,000 Attended

The 57th NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention closed with a total of 31,189 attendees, a 9.2 percent increase over last year's total of 28,574.

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USUA Honors Phil Lockwood

USUA is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2004 John Moody Award is long time ultralight pilot, manufacturer and Rotax engine guru, Phil Lockwood.

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NBAA '04: 2005 Business Aviation Regional Forum Schedule

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced several Business Aviation Regional Forum dates for 2005.

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NBAA '04: Las Vegas Helis Operates First Bell 407 In Las Vegas Tourism Industry

Las Vegas Helicopters has added a Bell 407 to its Grand Canyon tour operation, the first 407 operating in the Las Vegas air tourism market.

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NBAA '04: EMS Satcom Introduces HSD-400 SwiftBroadband Terminal

EMS Technologies, Inc. announced at the National Business Aviation Association’s 57th Annual Meeting & Convention, that it will start delivery of the new four-channel HSD-400 in early 2005.

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AMC-15 Successfully Launched From Baikonur

The AMERICOM-15 satellite of SES AMERICOM roared into space onboard a Russian Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 0323 Baikonur time on Thursday.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (10.15.04)

"A substantial inequity exists in TSA's performance recognition program between executive and non-executive employees." Source: Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report heavily criticizing the TSA's decision to sped $500,000 on a party giving out awards, bonuses and "lifetime achievement" recognitions to upper management, many without proper justification, and exceeding the average bonuses paid by other government agencies to their executives.

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Pennsylvania TFR: 10/18/04

NOTAM:  4/1132  Issued:  10/15/2004 19:20  Effective:  10/18/2004 17:00 - 10/18/2004 20:45  State:  PA  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, OCTOBER 18 2004 LOCAL.

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Florida TFR: 10/18/04-10/19/04

NOTAM:  4/1122  Issued:  10/15/2004 18:00  Effective:  10/18/2004 21:05 - 10/19/2004 00:50  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 18 2004 LOCAL.

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Ohio TFR: 10/18/04-10/19/04

NOTAM:  4/1137  Issued:  10/15/2004 22:00  Effective:  10/18/2004 20:55 - 10/19/2004 14:15  State:  OH  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  COLUMBUS, CARROLL, XENIA, AND CINCINNATI, OHIO OCTOBER 18-19 2004 LOCAL.

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Washington State TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/1060  Issued:  10/15/2004 02:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MOUNT ST. HELENS WA.

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Mount St Helens TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/1061  Issued:  10/15/2004 02:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MOUNT ST. HELENS.

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Florida TFR: 10/16/04

NOTAM:  4/1133  Issued:  10/15/2004 19:30  Effective:  10/16/2004 13:20 - 10/16/2004 18:50  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  FT. LAUDERDALE AND WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 16 2004 LOCAL.

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West Virginia TFR: 10/18/04

NOTAM:  4/1130  Issued:  10/15/2004 19:10  Effective:  10/18/2004 14:05 - 10/18/2004 16:45  State:  WV  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, OCTOBER 18 2004 LOCAL.

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New Jersey TFR: 10/18/04

NOTAM:  4/1123  Issued:  10/15/2004 18:10  Effective:  10/18/2004 16:15 - 10/18/2004 19:30  State:  NJ  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BURLINGTON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, OCTOBER 18 2004 LOCAL.

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CASA Urgent AD: McDonnell Douglas (Hughes) and Kawasaki

MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas (Hughes) and Kawasaki SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD/HU 369/114 SUMMARY: A report was received of a fractured inner female connector on a forward thruster control cable assembly due to stress corrosion cracking.

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CASA Urgent AD: Turbomeca

MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD/ARRIUS/1 SUMMARY: This directive was issued requiring the initial replacement of fuel injection manifolds and subsequent replacement of fuel injection manifolds found to be defective at the 200 hourly power checks.

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CASA Urgent AD: Eurocopter

MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD/S-PUMA/54 SUMMARY: The manufacturer received a report of the loss of a right hand plug door from an AS 332 L helicopter during in-flight door operation.

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AD: Becker Flugfunkwerk GmbHAR

AD NUMBER: 2004-21-04 MANUFACTURER: VHF AM Transceivers SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-21-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Becker Flugfunkwerk GmbHAR 4201 VHF AM transceivers.

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Tragedy At Miramar: Airshow Crash Takes Life of Sean deRosier

The Friday Miramar airshow, underway since 0930, was interrupted when airshow pilot Sean deRosier was seen coming out of a "looping maneuver" and impacting the ground. Airshow emergency staff was on the scene extremely quickly, airlifting deRosier, (31) of Nut Tree, CA, with a Yuma Search and Rescue helo to nearby Scripps Memorial Hospital. Tragically, deRosier was reported DOA at the hospital.

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