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September 22, 2004

Maine TFR: 09/23/04

NOTAM:  4/0006  Issued:  09/21/2004 20:10  Effective:  09/23/2004 19:30 - 09/23/2004 22:10  State:  ME  Facility:  ZBW - BOSTON (ARTCC),MA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BANGOR, MAINE, SEPTEMBER 23 2004 LOCAL. 

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Pennsylvania TFR: 09/22/04

NOTAM:  4/0004  Issued:  09/21/2004 19:40  Effective:  09/22/2004 14:20 - 09/22/2004 19:30  State:  PA  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 22 2004 LOCAL. 

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Pennsylvania TFR: 09/22/04

NOTAM:  4/0031  Issued:  09/22/2004 14:50  Effective:  09/22/2004 18:40 - 09/22/2004 22:35  State:  PA  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  PITTSBURGH AREA AND WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 22 2004 LOCAL. 

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Give It Up

TSA Will Order Airlines To Turn Over PAX Info

Plagued by accusations that its CAPPS II program was too intrusive, the TSA Tuesday ordered airlines to turn over personal passenger data for its new system, Secure Flight.

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Unsecured Creditors: Keep US Airways Flying!

Lakefield Wants To Emerge From Bankruptcy As Regional LCC

US Airways four major unions and nine biggest creditors are now members of the creditors' committee, aimed at seeing the airline through its second bankruptcy in as many years.

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And Now... The Rest Of The Story

Lost Door Finds Owner

The item that fell on the house near Hartselle was the rear door from a Diamond Star DA-40.

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John-John's First Plane For Sale

Minimum Bid For 1977 Cessna 182: $180,000

John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s first airplane is up for auction on the internet.

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President Reagan's Air Force One Finds A New Home

Alongside Marine One At Reagan Library

"This is magnificent. Everything that President Reagan loved is here today." Those words came from Los Angeles (CA) Police Chief William Bratten, as he escorted former First Lady Nancy Reagan at a ceremony marking the installation of Ronald Reagan's Air Force One into his presidential library in Simi Valley.

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Well, At Least They Can Agree On Something

Delta, Pilots Agree On Recalls

Locked in what could be a battle to the corporate death, financially-ailing Delta Airlines and its pilots, members of the ALPA, can at least agree on one thing: recalling retired and furloughed flight crew members in the face of a growing pilot shortage.

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Cessna Helps Florida's Hurricane Victims

Sends $10,000 For Relief Efforts

Cessna Aircraft Company has presented The Salvation Army of Orlando (FL) with a check for $10,000 to aid those facing the destruction left by the recent hurricanes. Walter Berchtold, General Manager of Cessna's Orlando Citation Service Center, personally presented the check to The Salvation Army's Laurelie Hagen.

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F/A-18 Down: Quantico

Pilot Ejects After Aircraft Slides Off Runway

A Marine F/A-18 Hornet practicing touch-and-goes "slid off the runway" at Quantico Monday. The unidentified pilot, a reservist from Alexandria (VA), was able to eject as his aircraft skidded into a marsh about 40-feet from the north end of the pavement.

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First Flight: Finnish NH-90

Biggest Helo Program Europe Has Ever Seen

The first NH90 destined for the Finnish Armed Forces took off for a successful maiden flight last week at Eurocopter's production site and headquarter in Marignane, France. The aircraft is the first serial produced NH90 in France The flight was conducted by one test pilot and two flight engineers over more than one hour around the area of Marignane and Marseille under full fly-by-wire conditions, during which high speed levels were reached and the flight envelope of the basic aircraft was tested.

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Under New Management: A160 Hummingbird

Tested By Boeing At Victorville

The A160 Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicle made its first test flight as a Boeing aircraft Friday from an airfield near Victorville (CA).

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Boeing Fires Back

Files Countersuit Against Lockheed

Boeing is lashing out at its main rival for the nation's military business, countersuing Lockheed-Martin in a case of industrial espionage.

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Gyroheads In Russia!

First Flight: Russian Sparrowhawk

"We made it happen! The first SparrowHawk autogyro is flying in Russia." Three months of interesting job and - this is it! Don't be surprised with "strange" pitch angles of the aircraft at take-off and landing - they are intentional. I will tell you about this some other time...

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Look At All The Toys We Can Use In The Sky!

But Where Will We Get The Bandwidth?

As the world's airlines this week view new in-flight passenger services with big bandwidth requirements, ARINC Incorporated is showing where they can get all that in-flight bandwidth -- and how to add valuable services for the flight deck at the same time.

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Upgraded: Randall Deal

Raytheon Aircraft Services Names Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Raytheon Aircraft Services has appointed Randall Deal as Northeast Region Sales Manager, based in Atlantic City (NJ).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.22.04)

"It is in perfect working order." Source: Lelands.com president Michael Heffner, the company handling the auction of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s, first airplane. Owned by an individual who prefers not to be named, the Cessna 182Q is being auctioned starting November 10th, reportedly with a minimum of $180,000. N529JK belonged to JFK, Jr. from 1998 until 1999. That's when he bought the Piper Saratoga in which he, his wife and her sister were killed while on a flight to Martha's Vineyard (MA).

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2004-18-04 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-18-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F, D-10-30F, MD-11, MD-11F, and 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires a revision the Limitations section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to prohibit use of the flight management system(FMS) profile (PROF) mode for descent and/or approach operations unless certain conditions are met.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2004-17-01 MANUFACTURER: Cessna (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-17-01 SUMMARY: The FAA supersedes Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2002-22-17, which applies to all Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes; and AD 2003-21-04, which applies to certain Cessna Models 208 and 208B airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively inspect the flap bell cranks for cracks and eventually replace these bell cranks.

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