Aero-News has learned that effective March 1st, 2006, Cutter
Aviation will take over fixed-base operations at the Collin County
Regional Airport (TKI) in McKinney, TX. Cutter will assume
operations from WingsPoint Aviation Services.
The final Boeing 717 began production this week on the moving
assembly line in Long Beach, CA. This milestone marks the final
phase of assembly before the airliner is delivered to AirTran
Airways in May.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1587
Issue Date: February 08, 2006 at 18:32 UTC
Location: Sierra Peak, Corrona, California near
PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ)
Beginning Date and Time: Effective
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment
for fire fighting aircraft operations
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Riverside (RAL) Automated
Flight Service Station, 951-351-8419
The reports around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex started
quietly earlier this week, but have since grown more adamant.
Despite growing speculation of a potential merger between Ft.
Worth-based American Airlines and British Airways, however, a
spokesman for AA vigorously denies the rumor.
Representatives with Helicopter Association International --
better known as HAI -- were pleased to announce to Aero-News
recently the award recipients of the 2005 Bill Sanderson Aviation
Maintenance Technician Scholarship -- and ANN felt it was worth
giving them a shout-out here, as well.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1573
Issue Date: February 08, 2006 at 14:44 UTC
Location: Armstrong, Texas
Beginning Date and Time: February 10, 2006 at
Ending Date and Time: February 12, 2006 at 21:25
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
New Mexico EDDS Secretary Rick Homans On The Spaceport
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.08.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.08.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- The
legislative fight for New Mexico's spaceport: 02.08.06
(ANN's Feature News Program, with NM EDDS Secretary Rick
ANN REALTIME UPDATE 02.09.06 1700EST: Steve Fossett is
now winging his way across the Atlantic towards Africa, after he
successfully took off early Wednesday morning for his Ultimate
Flight. All appears well... but we're now learning more about two
bird strikes that occurred as Fossett took off.
CEV Development Pushed To Forefront In NASA Budget
Faced with cost overruns in the shuttle program -- combined with
a promise to halve the federal deficit before he leaves office --
President Bush had two basic choices with regard to the NASA
budget. He could cut back on science missions like the search for
new, life-sustaining planets... or he could delay the launch of the
crew exploration vehicle.
In its fiscal year 2007 budget proposal released Monday, the
Bush administration has called on the Transportation Safety
Administration to cough up an additional $1.3 billion in passenger
receipts -- which means passengers may soon be paying an
additional $2.50, or five dollars total, for each one-way-trip
Relatives of Kristi Dunn, the flight attendant who died onboard
a Gulfstream jet that was dispatched to Houston in November 2004 to
pick up former President George H. W. Bush, have sued the
aircraft's operator over alleged safety errors by the plane's
Call it a temporary, temporary flight restriction. After much
prodding from aviation advocates like the AOPA, the FAA announced
the agency has shrunk the 300-mile long, 17-mile wide restriction
to less than half that length.
Nigeria's Ministerial Task Force on Audit of Aircraft and
Airlines Competencies reported Monday the agency had restored an
"appreciable" level of safety standards to the country's
much-maligned aviation industry.
"Frankly, we don't believe that airspace should be
walled off simply because UAVs can't play with the rest of
Source: Melissa Rudinger, AOPA vice president
of regulatory affairs, on the ongoing battle over the government's
use of TFRs to "wall off" airspace from general aviation traffic to
allow UAVs a safe zone of operations. Although one such TFR along
the US-Mexico border has since been scaled back by nearly 50
percent, AOPA maintains such TFRs aren't "temporary" enough.
AD NUMBER: 2006-03-08
MANUFACTURER: Pumps Vacuum
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-08
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD)
for all airplanes equipped with Aero Advantage ADV200 series (part
numbers ADV211CC and ADV212CW) vacuum pumps installed under
supplemental type certificate number SA10126SC, through field
approval, or other methods.
AD NUMBER: 2006-03-05
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-03-05
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to all Short Brothers Model SD3-60
and SD3-SHERPA airplanes.