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March 19, 2005

Pakistan Tests Longer-Range Missile

Shaheen-II Has 1,200 Mile Range, Nuclear Warhead

Multiple sources reported Saturday morning that Pakistan had test fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile, with a range of 2,000 km (over 1,200 miles) and capable of carrying nuclear or conventional warheads.

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AH-1Z Takes A Time Out

Let's Stop Here And Check This Out

Can you feel that? Pilots flying an AH-1Z Super Cobra attack helicopter felt a vibration in the cyclic and decided to make a landing on a dirt road near Leonardtown, MA. It was about ten in the morning Friday when theyelected to descend and check out the situation from the ground.

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Jetsgo Founder Apologizes

Claims He Had No Choice

Michael Leblanc apologized to the Canadian Press in a Thursday interview for shutting down his airline, leaving roughly 17,000 passengers stranded and 1,350 employees jobless.

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Acting Secretary Of The Air Force Resigns

Returns to Civilian life

Peter B. Teets announced his voluntary resignation Friday as the acting secretary of the Air Force. He served as the acting secretary since Jan 18th. Teets held positions as the undersecretary of the Air Force, DOD executive agent for space and the head of the National Reconnaissance Office since 2001. His resignation is effective Mar 25th.

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Scandinavian Airlines Announces New Business Class Seats

Seats Will Make Long Trip More Comfortable

Scandinavian Airlines is showing off their newest creation at the yearly travel exhibition in Scandinavia. Its newly designed seats can convert into a comfortable bed and will be installed early next year in Business Class.

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Naval Aviator Brought Home After 33 Years

MIA Veteran Returns Home

Navy Commander Thomas E. Dunlop launched from the USS Coral Sea on April 6, 1972. He never returned.

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Cyber Defense Systems Plans Small Jet Powered UAV

Small UAVs Becoming More Capable

Were you followed? Bad guys everywhere will have a harder time answering that question soon. Cyber Defense Systems announced Thursday that its CyberScout™ UAV will soon be more capable with the addition of micro turbine engines.

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Air Berlin Selects Rockwell Collins Avionics For A320 Fleet

Includes WXR-2100

Low-cost carrier Air Berlin has selected Rockwell Collins to provide avionics for its fleet of 70 Airbus A320 aircraft. The agreement includes an option for 40 additional aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in September.

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Upgraded: Rick Neely

Former Corporate Pilot Domestic Becomes Mooney's Sales Manager

Mooney Airplane Company has named Rick Neely, 47, an experienced corporate pilot and aircraft owner, as its domestic sales manager. David Copeland, vice president of sales and marketing for the high-performance single-engine airplane manufacturer, announced his appointment. In his new role, Neely will supervise Mooney's direct sales force and will be based at the company's headquarters in Kerrville.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.19.05)

"The Air Force will remember him as an innovative leader and friend. He will always be an Airman." Source: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper, describing Mr. Peter B. Teets, who just announced his retirement as acting secretary of the Air Force, undersecretary of the Air Force, DOD executive agent for space and the head of the National Reconnaissance Office.

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TFR: CA 3/21/05

NOTAM:  5/2059  Issued:  03/18/2005 17:20  Effective:  03/21/2005 17:35 - 03/21/2005 20:10  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 21 2005 LOCAL. 

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SHORT NOTICE TFR: CA 3/19/05

NOTAM:  5/2060  Issued:  03/18/2005 17:20  Effective:  03/19/2005 22:05 - 03/21/2005 17:20  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 19-21 2005 LOCAL. 

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TFR: CO 3/21/05

NOTAM:  5/2081  Issued:  03/18/2005 21:30  Effective:  03/21/2005 21:20 - 03/22/2005 02:00  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DENVER, COLORADO MARCH 21 2005 LOCAL. 

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TFR: NV 3/21/05

NOTAM:  5/2078  Issued:  03/18/2005 21:10  Effective:  03/21/2005 21:00 - 03/22/2005 18:00  State:  NV  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  RENO, NEVADA MARCH 21-22 2005 LOCAL. 

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TFR: CA 3/21/05

NOTAM:  5/2076  Issued:  03/18/2005 20:50  Effective:  03/21/2005 20:35 - 03/21/2005 23:10  State:  CA  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA MARCH 21 2005 LOCAL. 

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TFR: AZ 3/21/05

NOTAM:  5/2057  Issued:  03/18/2005 17:00  Effective:  03/21/2005 16:55 - 03/21/2005 20:55  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  VIP  Description:  TUCSON, ARIZONA, MARCH 21 2005 LOCAL.  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-05-19 MANUFACTURER: Boeing (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-05-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2005-06-04 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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