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August 27, 2004

Russian Authorities: Black Boxes Of Little Use In Double-Crash Investigation

Most Suspect Terrorists

As Russia mourned the 89 people killed Tuesday when two airliners crashed within three minutes of each other, the mystery deepened as to what brought the aircraft down.

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European Carriers Want Terrorism Insurance

And They Want Governments To Pay For It

Lufthansa and other European airlines want terrorism insurance. And they want their respective governments to pay for it.

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Jim Londo Lost In C185 Accident

Greater Love Hath No Man....

A well-known NW Aviator and a good friend to several of us at ANN, Jim Londo (60), was lost this past weekend when a weather-induced forced landing went bad. Jim was a major (and delightful) personality in the Arlington area sport aviation community and a true sport aviation advocate.

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Best of Show! The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2004! (Part Four)

The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2004! (Part Four)

For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the Oshkosh Fly-In.

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You Want Me To Pay For WHAT?

EU Drafts Plan To Charge For Navigation Aids

What if you had to pay for things like approach beacons, weather reports and air traffic control services? Most American pilots would be up in arms.

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Klyde Morris 08.27.04

Ya Just Knew That Klyde Wasn't Going To Leave THIS Story Alone...

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What's In A Hat?

For Martha McSally, It's Trouble

The first woman to ever command a USAF fighter squadron may be in over her head -- at least where her hat is concerned.

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Renaissance Aircraft Down And Out?

Facility Closed, Phones Disconnected

What's up with Renaissance Aircraft? The Southeast Missourian reports the company's manufacturing plant at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, has locked its doors. Its telephone has been disconnected. In fact, the paper reports company president John Dearden's home number has been disconnected.

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Max-Viz EVS Certified for Pilatus PC-12

STC For EVS-1000

Max-Viz says the FAA has awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the EVS-1000 onboard Pilatus PC-12 single engine turboprop business aircraft. The STC was completed and is owned by Western Aircraft, Inc. in Boise (ID), one of 6 authorized Pilatus sales and service centers in the US. The kit is available to customers through all Authorized Pilatus Service Centers around the world.

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...And Going, And Going...

Mars Odyssey Mission Extended

What do you do if you're NASA's Mars orbiter and you've finished your mission? You keep going, of course.

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DHS Picks Teams To Build Commercial Anti-Missile Prototype

Each Team To Receive $45 Million Over Next 18 Months

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate today announced that teams led by BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman have been selected for agreement negotiations to begin Phase II of the Counter Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) System Development and Demonstration Program. Each team will build and test prototypes to determine whether a viable technology exists that could be deployed to address the potential threat that shoulder-fired missiles pose to US commercial aircraft. Under the agreements, each team will receive approximately $45 million over 18 months.

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Passenger Bridge On Auto, Mr. Sulu

Two Companies Team Up To Build World's First Automatic Passenger Boarding Bridge

ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc. and Indal Technologies Inc. have combined the latest in bridge and automation technologies to field the world's first fully automated passenger boarding bridge.

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Guard Squadron Makes Mark In Operation Iraqi Freedom

Plenty Of Firsts

The most recent deployment for the 107th Fighter Squadron was one of firsts, according to the unit's commander.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.27.04)

"Of course this series of events cannot seriously be ascribed to coincidence. Everyone understands that this is a political situation." Source: Sergei Kazyonnov, a senior expert at the independent Institute of National Security and Strategic Research in Moscow, quoted by the CP. The flight recorders from both Russian aircraft that crashed within three minutes of each other Tuesday night have been recovered. But authorities say the boxes yielded few clues about what brought the jetliners down.

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ANN: Seeking Resumes For Future Staff

It's True! We NEED Help!

ANN is looking to fill TWO upcoming positions... one as soon as we find the right person and one for early in 2005. ANN is preparing to offer a number of new services and increased coverage... and doing it with the same old crew just isn't going to cut it...

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ANN's Free Classifieds Featured Ad: T-Craft!

For Sale: Taylorcraft BC-12D

248 Hrs. Since Ground-up Restoration 5/92, C-85-8F, 85HP engine, Metal prop, Doing annual August '04. Selling to purchase a Pitts or similar biplane to do acro. Trade for biplane? Located in Mantua, NJ. Phone: 856-415-9569. Ask for Jerry. Used, will sell for $18,499.00 (or best offer)

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/8978 Issued: 08/25/2004 22:14 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: NV Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: RENO NV.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/8966 Issued: 08/25/2004 19:54 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: UT Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. Type: HAZARDS Description: 4 W OF PAYSON UTAH.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/8990 Issued: 08/26/2004 06:56 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: DELTA ALASKA.

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South Dakota TFR: 09/02/04

NOTAM: 4/8991 Issued: 08/26/2004 10:26 Effective: 09/02/2004 20:00 - 09/02/2004 20:30 State: SD Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: ELLSWORTH AFB SD.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 4/8982 Issued: 08/26/2004 00:19 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: KENAI, ALASKA

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Urgent CASA AD: Pilatus

Applicability: All Model PC-12 and PC-12/45 aircraft, equipped with Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. pilot seats, Pilatus part numbers 9593001111, 9593001121, 9593001131, and 9593001133, and co-pilot seats Pilatus part numbers 9593001112, 9593001122, 9593001132, and 9593001134; which have accumulated 6,000 hours or more time in service as at the effective date of this Directive.

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Aero-News Alert: Sikorsky Acquires Schweizer

Buys into Schweizer's Light Heli, Recon and UAV Markets

Sikorsky Aircraft has just announced an agreement to acquire Schweizer Aircraft Corp., a privately owned US company specializing in the light helicopter, reconnaissance aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) markets.

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