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May 17, 2006

FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7867 Issue Date: May 17, 2006 at 22:26 UTC Location: Palatka, Florida near OCALA VORTAC (OCF) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for airborne fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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ANN Special Feature: AOPA's Andy Cebula on UAVs Along The Border 05.18.06

In his address to the nation this week... President Bush promised to take firm, new steps to secure our border with Mexico. The promise of more UAVs along the border is unsettling to general aviati

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.18.06

Air traffic controllers say they no longer have faith in Alaska's Capstone Project...

A new report says NASA needs to refocus its civil aviation effort...

And the US State Departmen

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.18.06

Air traffic controllers say they no longer have faith in Alaska's Capstone Project...

A new report says NASA needs to refocus its civil aviation effort...

And the US State Departmen

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AZ TFR: 05.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7817 Issue Date: May 17, 2006 at 16:05 UTC Location: Yuma, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: May 18, 2006 at 16:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 18, 2006 at 22:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7825 Issue Date: May 17, 2006 at 16:59 UTC Location: Kalispell, Montana near KALISPELL VOR/DME (FCA) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To rpvide a safe environment for control burning Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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Teal Group Predicts Heady Times Ahead For BizAv

Predicts 10,087 Business Aircraft Will Be Built In Next Decade

A total of 10,087 business aircraft -- valued at $141.1 billion in 2006 US dollars -- will be produced over the 2006-2015 decade. That's what Teal Group analysts predicted in their 16th annual world business aircraft production forecast, released Tuesday on opening day of the 2006 ILA Berlin Air Show.

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Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Super Galaxy' Transport

Say Hello To The C-5M

It's cheaper... more capable, and more dependable. That's what Lockheed-Martin says about the latest generation of C-5 Galaxy transports, the first of which was shown off at the company's plant in Marietta, GA this week.

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MI TFR: 05.17.06 - 05.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7768 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 21:35 UTC Location: Milford Township, Michigan near SALEM VORTAC (SVM) Beginning Date and Time: May 17, 2006 at 10:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 23, 2006 at 1:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-8276

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Pilot Lost in RANS S-18 Accident

Had Just Taken Delivery Of Plane

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter located the wreckage Tuesday morning of a RANS S-18 Stinger that went missing Monday night near Brian Ranch airport in Palmdale, CA.

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NASA Releases Summary Of Factors That Speared DART

Says Poor Oversight, Execution Doomed Orbital Rendezvous Project

A NASA report released Monday summarizing what led to the failure of last year's Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology project (DART) lists a series of problems, ranging from design and technical glitches, to outright failure by the agency to provide adequate oversight of the project.

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Boeing Signs Up Another Customer For Its Class 3 EFB

India's Jet Airways Latest Taker Of e-Enabled System

Boeing and Jet Airways of Mumbai, India, announced Wednesday an order to install Boeing’s Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag on 10 new 777-300ERs. Delivery of the planes is set to begin in early 2007. Jet Airways will be the first airline in India to operate a Class 3 EFB.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.17.06

Cirrus Owners Talk About Their Parachutes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.17.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.17.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Cirrus owners talk about their parachutes: 05.17.06 (ANN Special Feature, Cirrus flyers speak out about the benefits -- and possible risks -- of the CAPS system.)

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-06-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-06-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-09 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes in operation.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-13 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-223, -321, -322, and -323 airplanes.

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Urgent CASA AD: Agusta

Applicability: Agusta A109S helicopters up to S/N 22010 except S/N 22007, where maintenance activity has been carried out at least once on the Flange Assembly P/N 109-0131-33-105 of the Tail Rotor Trunnion P/N 109-0131-30-101.

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Urgent CASA AD: Bombardier

Applicability: Bombardier Inc. Models DHC-8-400, DHC-8-401 and DHC-8-402 aeroplanes, Serial Numbers 4001, 4003 and subsequent.

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Video Of American Flight 77 Striking Pentagon On 9/11 Released

Image Of Plane's Nosecone Visible In New Video Clip

American Airlines Flight 77 is, in a sense, the "lost" aircraft of 9/11. Before Tuesday, there were few visual records available on the final moments of the Boeing 757 that crashed into the Pentagon that awful morning. Now, a new video released under a Freedom of Information Act sheds some new light on that tragic morning.

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Ary Sentenced To Three Years In Jail For Fraud, Theft Charges

Former Kansas Cosmosphere Operator Sold Artifacts Belonging To Museum

Max Ary, the popular former operator of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, was sentenced Monday to three years in prison on charges he stole artifacts from the museum, and sold them for his personal benefit.

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US Says Biman Landing Ban Was A 'Mistake'

But Diverted Flight May Be Least Of Carrier's Woes

It was all a mistake... that's what the US State Department reportedly told the national airline of Bangladesh, Biman, on Tuesday, after a weekend incident where one of the carrier's planes was barred from landing at New York's JFK International Airport. But an apology might not be good enough for the beleaguered carrier.

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Air Journey Announces Oshkosh-To-San Francisco Tour, July 31 - August 11

What Better Way To Cap Off Your Oshkosh Experience?

Are you planning to fly your aircraft to AirVenture 2006 in Oshkosh, starting on July 24? If so... what are your plans afterward? For those of you with a little more time to spend after enjoying a week among your fellow aero-minded brethren in Oshkosh, Air Journey has announced an intriguing option.

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GA Pilot Catches TSA's Eye For Talking Aviation

Cirrus Pilot Rick McClanahan had the misfortune to use Commercial Aviation when we're fairly sure he'd have been much more comfortable using his Cirrus... and a recent run-in with some Air Marshals only drove that point home in a most dramatic and worrisome way. Here's Rick's narrative...

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Raytheon Names Jet Aviation Dubai As Hawker 800-series Authorized Service Center

Raytheon Aircraft Company has named Jet Aviation’s Dubai maintenance and FBO operation as a Hawker 800-series Authorized Service Center. The facility will start providing maintenance services for Hawker 800-series aircraft by mid-May 2006.

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German Design Firm Proposes 'Theater-Style' Airliner Seats

Overpriced Popcorn, Sticky Cabin Floor Optional

It could be the next big innovation for airline seating, one that could allow easier boarding and reduced cases of deep-vein thrombosis on long-haul flights. At least, that's what Germany's AIDA Industrial Design says about its new flip-up, theater-style seats for passenger planes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.17.06): Fuel Tutorial #7: Wrap-Up

Aero-Tips!

We've spent the last week reviewing factors affecting fuel consumption. Running out of fuel is one of the leading causes of engine failure. Tragically, fuel exhaustion is often fatal. It's absolutely vital to know how to predict fuel requirements, monitor fuel use in flight, and safely arrive with a substantial fuel reserve remaining.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.17.06)

Aero-Linx!

General aviation and business aviation should NOT bear the burden of the new user fee proposal by the airlines. The National Business Aviation Association has set up a user friendly product to help you write your elected officials in Washington.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.17.06): ETOPS

Aero-Terms!

Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards -- ETOPS refers to "extended operations" and is a conservative, evolutionary program that lets airlines fly twin-engine jetliners on extended routes (i.e., air routes that at some point are more than 60 minutes' flying time -- or more -- from an airport.)

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (5.17.06)

"Welcome to a world of homely travel experience"

Source: The awkwardly-worded... but oddly prescient?... welcoming message to visitors to Biman Bangladesh Airlines' English-language website.

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OK TFR: 05.18.06 - 05.20.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7750 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 18:42 UTC Location: Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport, Altus, Oklahoma near ALTUS VORTAC (LTS) Beginning Date and Time: May 18, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 20, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The 2006 Altus America Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Altus AFB (LTS) Approach Control, 580-481-6905

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CA TFR: 05.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7762 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 19:46 UTC Location: Sacramento, California Beginning Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 17:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 20:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 05.22.06 - 05.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7749 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 18:24 UTC Location: Stockton, California Beginning Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 23:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 23, 2006 at 2:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 05.19.06 - 05.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7751 Issue Date: May 16, 2006 at 18:45 UTC Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland near ANDREWS VORTAC (ADW) Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by high performance aircraft and military parachute jumps Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Andrews AFB (Maj Marc Moeller) (ADW) Base Operations, 310-981-6350

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