NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8314
Issue Date: December 13, 2006 at 1225 UTC
Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS
Beginning Date and Time: December 15, 2006 at 1100 UTC
Ending Date and Time: December 15, 2006 at 2000 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal
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Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.13.06 1115 EST:
Representatives with Lockheed Martin tell ANN the first
production-spec F-35 Lightning II successfully completed all ground
taxi tests Tuesday, paving the way for its inaugural flight.
Past problems with the rudder mechanisms on Boeing 737s are
receiving attention once again, with the American manufacturer and
airlines banding together to protest the US government's plan to
require closer monitoring of those systems by 2008.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8212
Issue Date: December 12, 2006 at 1721 UTC
Location: Montebello, Virginia near MONTEBELLO VOR/DME (MOL)
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting
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Violent Solar Storm Causes Radiation Concerns With Agency
A violent solar explosion late Tuesday caused enough concern at
NASA the agency directed the crews of Expedition 14 and visiting
shuttle Discovery to move to the most shielded areas of the ISS
last night on concerns harmful radiation.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.13.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.13.06 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Lance Neibauer, Part One:
12.13.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Lancair founder Lance
A US Marine CH-53E Super Stallion (file photo of type below)
conducting routine passenger and cargo operations in Iraq's Anbar
province made a hard landing on Monday injuring 18 according to a
statement from the US military.
Cites No Crew Coordination Of Runway After Takeoff
Based on last summer's accident involving Comair flight 5191,
and five other previous accidents and/or incidents of crews using
the wrong runway for take off, the NTSB has issued specific
recommendations to amend the FAR Part 121 rules.
There may be a "window" of opportunity in the United States'
long-running dispute with Europe over development aid for Airbus
and Boeing aircraft. In fact, a top US trade official says an
agreement on the contentious issue may occur as soon as the end of
Following the shuttle Discovery's successful docking Monday
with the International Space Station, astronauts Robert Curbeam and
Christer Fuglesang stepped out of the station Tuesday afternoon for
the first of three planned spacewalks.
Rumors of an impending merger decision swirled around United
Airlines' annual investor briefing Tuesday... but management kept
quiet on whether the airline was looking at making a bid for a
Boeing announced Tuesday that US-based aviation investment firm
Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC (GAP), acting on behalf of one of
its investment funds, has ordered three Boeing 777 Freighters. GAP
also has an option to purchase one additional airplane.
"It has been clear that the US definition of a
negotiation is one that sees the total elimination of launch
investment on the Airbus side, but continuation of healthy
subsidies for Boeing on their side."
Source: Peter Mandelson, chief trade negotiator
for the European Union in the continuing battle over subsidies
before the World Trade Organization.