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March 22, 2005

Minnesota TFR: 03.23.05

NOTAM:  5/2170  Issued:  03/22/2005 20:30  Effective:  03/23/2005 17:30 - 03/23/2005 18:45  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ELY MN. 

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/2151  Issued:  03/22/2005 04:30  Effective:  03/22/2005 20:00 - 03/23/2005 02:00  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ILWACO WA. 

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US, EU Playing Down Subsidy Dispute

Transport Ministers Make Nice While Subsidy Issue Sizzles

Joint Statement on US-EU Transportation Discussions... US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta and EU Commission Vice-President in charge of Transport Jacques Barrot met today to discuss a range of transport issues of mutual interest.

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AOPA To Network News Execs: Get The Facts Straight

Aviation Advocacy Group Sends A Letter To Major News Organizations

From AOPA... The media frenzy surrounding the recent New York Times article about homeland security concerns centered on general aviation has passed as quickly as it arrived -- a sure sign it wasn't much of a story after all. Even with AOPA President Phil Boyer appearing on most of the major network broadcasts to tell our side of the story, the episode was painful for all of us.

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GlobalFlyer Confirmed For EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2005

Fossett Hopes To "Inspire" Other Pilots

The morning of March 3, just hours before EAA member Steve Fossett concluded his record solo around-the-world flight in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, Virgin Chairman Sir Richard Branson remarked, "It will most definitely go to Oshkosh in July."

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NTSB Delivers Gulfstream CVR Transcript

Report Arrives

The following is a transcript of the cockpit voice recorder aboard a Gulfstream III that went down on approach to Houston Hobby Airport in November.

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Boeing, Airbus Headed For WTO Court?

Talks On Launch Subsidies Break Down

Government officials say talks between trade representatives from the US and EU have broken down -- threatening to spark again the long-running fight over subsidies to commercial airplane makers.

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Wetherbee, Young Blast NASA Over Ongoing Safety Issues

They Say NASA Hasn't Fixed "Cultural" Issues That Contributed To Columbia Tragedy

Two of NASA's most senior shuttle commanders -- both of whom recently left the space agency, say not enough has been done to correct cultural safety issues that became factors in the destruction of Columbia two years ago.

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Ten Days Until ANN's Annual April 1st Edition... Run For Your Lives!

Yeah, April 1st Is Coming... Ya Gotta Problem With That? As previously noted (each year), we have this 'problem.' Each April 1st we have a problem getting our stories straight... we make things up, we get silly, we act weird (-er than normal...) we exaggerate and lampoon... in other words, we act like the folks that run Sun 'n Fun...

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe... It's Time For Another ANN CAPTION CONTEST!!

We came across an interesting photo this afternoon that caught our eye... unique in a number of ways, we're fairly sure that the twisted minds of many of you that read ANN are up to making sure that this caption contest is going to be a wild one.

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I Blew The ILS: It Must Be YOUR Fault (Part Two)

There were no entries in Weidner's logbook within sixty days of the crash, although he had been flying the plane regularly and appears to have just been irresponsible about maintaining the logbook.

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Shuttle Crew Checks Out Equipment For Return To Flight Mission

The astronauts of the Space Shuttle Discovery got a chance to work with some of the equipment they will be taking to space. Flight commander Eileen Collins and her crew were at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for the Payload Crew Equipment Interface Test.

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The Glass Is Gonna Fly Over Scottsdale!

30 Lancair Planes To Decend On Scottsdale March 31st-April 3rd

On Thursday, March 31st, 2005, owners of more than thirty Lancair Columbia airplanes will descend on the Scottsdale Airport for the annual Lancair Owners Pilot Association (LOPA) fly-in.

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TSB of Canada Releases Final Report On Ontario AS350 B2 Accident

Canada's TSB has released its final report on the Eurocopter AS 350 B2 helicopter accident of January 21, 2003 in Mekatina, Ontario.

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Nippon Cargo To Use ARINC’s HF Data Link and SatComm

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has selected two advanced ARINC communications services to enhance its long-range operations and meet the needs of its expanding international air freight delivery network.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.22.05)

"One of the lawyers in the Weidner case hopes that this sets a precedent, he told a Jacksonville TV station. Of course he does; the lawyers' share of the take is likely to be from three point something to over four million dollars. And if we make a habit of taking the wrong lesson from mishaps, we'll certainly have more mishaps. And who could possibly want that?" Source: ANN's Kevin O'Brien, in an Aero-Views piece about a recent court verdict (ocver a tragic fatal accident) that cost the FAA and we taxpayers many millions of dollars when an IFR pilot seemed to get in "over his head."

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2005-06-07 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80A1/A3 and CF6-80C2A series turbofan engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-06-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, and -300 series airplanes; and Model 747SR and 747SP series airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: PL2005-05-52 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2005-05-52 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede emergency AD 2005-05-51 and AD 2000-23-01 for The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 402C and 414A airplanes.

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AD: M7 Aerospace

AD NUMBER: 2005-06-13 MANUFACTURER: M7 Aerospace LP SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Airworthiness Directive (AD) to supersede AD 99-06-02, which currently applies to certain Fairchild Aircraft (Fairchild) SA226 and SA227 series airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: PL2005-05-53R1 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2005-05-53 R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to revise emergency AD 2005-05-53 for The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R, 172S, 182T, and T182T airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-06-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-06-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, and 747SR series airplanes, equipped with GE CF6-45 or -50 series engines.

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Update: 33 Year MIA Navy Pilot Home, Laid To Rest In Arlington

Recovered 33 year MIA, Cmdr. Thomas E. Dunlop, of Neptune Beach, Fla., was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, yesterday, March 21.

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First Flight: Swedish AF NH90

Eurocopter tells ANN that the first production NH90 helicopter in the high cabin version for the Swedish Armed Forces has performed its maiden flight at Eurocopter’s plant in Marignane, France.

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SecTrans Mineta Honored With ACI-NA Lifetime Achievement Award

First Government Official to Receive the Award

Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) has just presented DoT Secretary Norman Y. Mineta with the ACI-NA Lifetime Achievement Award. This marks the first time the award has been presented to a government official.

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L-3 Comm Awards P-3 Orion Sim Contract to Fidelity Flight Simulation

Fidelity Flight Simulation of Pittsburgh, Penn. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by defense giant L-3 Communications Integrated Systems of Greenville, Texas for a full-motion P-3 Orion flight training device for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).

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Accepted: First HAP Tiger For the Délégation Générale pour l’Armement

Eurocopter engineer General Jacques Sandeau was at Marignane on 18 March to officially deliver the first of its 80 Tiger helicopters to the French Army Air Corps (ALAT).

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SHORT NOTICE TFR: MN 03.22.05

NOTAM:  5/2142  Issued:  03/22/2005 00:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  RED LAKE MN. 

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SHORT NOTICE TFR: AZ 03.22.05

NOTAM:  5/2140  Issued:  03/21/2005 23:40  Effective:  03/22/2005 15:30 - 03/22/2005 17:30  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BYLAS AZ. 

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