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June 05, 2005

Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4434  Issued:  06/04/2005 18:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ST GEORGE UA.

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4443  Issued:  06/05/2005 18:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MESQUITE NV. 

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SATS 2005 Is On!

Bit and Pieces of The Future May Be Coming (Soon?) To A Cockpit Near You

The pleasant little town of Danville, VA, is hosting an amazing if somewhat bewildering confab of NASA-inspired technology this week in a locale not normally known for seeing the best and brightest in aerospace technology.

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L-3 Buying Titan

$2 Billion Plus Debt

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is buying Titan Corporation for almost $2 billion in a cash deal designed to make the company more competitive for government business. Assuming Titan's debt will raise the value of the transaction to $2.65 billion.

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Ave Atque Vale: Rock Iwasaki, 1952-2005

Led Japanese Acro Team; Retired Fighter Pilot

We regret to report -- very belatedly -- the death of airshow pilot Takahiro "Rock" Iwasaki in Japan on April 21st.

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Return To Flight On Track

Ahead Of Schedule Even

Discovery was disconnected from its external tank and Solid Rocket Boosters Thursday and lowered by crane onto the Orbiter Transporter System in the Vehicle Assembly Building. The orbiter is scheduled to move and be attached to its new tank (ET-121) on June 6th.

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ISS Tests Robotic Arm

By Remote Control, No Less.

The International Space Station has gained the use of a new tool this week as remote control tests for the station's robotic arm were completed Friday. The robotics officer operated the 60-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm from ground control while the station crew monitored the experiment.

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There's A New Pilot In The Ranks Of Actors

Actor James Franco Learns To Fly For Part

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. 'Hognose' O'Brien Move over, John Travolta. There's a new pilot in the ranks of actors: James Franco, best known to fans from the Spiderman series of films (where he plays Peter Parker's friend-turned-enemy Harry Osborne), decided that he wanted to understand what a pilot felt like before trying to play one in an upcoming movie: "Flyboys," which tells the story of the Lafayette Escadrille.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.05.05)

"We are overjoyed." Source: NAA executive director Ted Soliday to the Naples Daily News after the US Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Naples Stage 2 Jet ban.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-03-14 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-03-14 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes.

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