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May 02, 2005

Emergency CASA AD: Hamilton Standard

Propellers - Variable Pitch - Hamilton Standard AD/PHS/18  Amdt 2  Hub Cracking 6/2005

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AMFA Leaders Prepare For United Airlines Strike

Union Leaders Gathering In Chicago To Make Final Plans

It looks for all the world like United's mechanics will soon go on strike.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3430  Issued:  05/02/2005 21:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  HOMER ALASKA. 

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Florida TFR: 05.09.05

NOTAM: 5/3419 Issued: 05/02/2005 17:40 Effective: 05/09/2005 19:30 - 05/09/2005 20:30 State: FL Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: PENSACOLA FL.

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Virginia TFR: 05.12.05

NOTAM: 5/3417 Issued: 05/02/2005 16:30 Effective: 05/12/2005 16:00 - 05/12/2005 22:00 State: VA Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: LANGLEY AFB VA.

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Aero-News Alert: Two USMC Fighters Down In Iraq

At approximately 10:10 p.m. May 2, contact was lost with two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), flying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Search efforts are currently underway.

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AirTran, FAs Close To Deal

AFA Leadership Likes It -- Deal Now Goes To Membership

AirTran and its flight attendants appear very close to a new contract that, if approved by the rank and file of the Association of Flight Attendants, would take effect June 1st.

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User Fee War Coming? Reason Foundation Says 'Charging Users Would Rescue ATC'

Reason Foundation Study Details 'How To Ease Fiscal Crisis And Fund Modernization Efforts'

E-I-C Note: One of ANN's most respected news-spies leaked us an early copy of a statement from the Reason Foundation announcing their apparent advocacy of a user fee scenario for future ATC funding issues.

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Aero-News Correction

Aero-News incorrectly reported last week that terror suspect Zayaed Christopher Hajaig took flight lessons at Advanced Aviation on Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Federal authorities say Hajaig, 35, took lessons from an instructor at Astron Enterprises. also based in Lawrenceville.

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What's New At AEA -- Part Two

Following AEA's convention in Dallas last week, we thought you'd want to see the latest in electronic accessories for your aircraft. Here's the second part of what was new at this year's show.

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US Supreme Court Won't Review Mandatory Pilot Retirement

Justices Refused To Hear Challenge FAA's 60-Year Old Retirement Rule

The US Supreme Court Monday refused to hear arguments from pilots challenging mandatory retirement age for airline pilots.

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One Very Big Hair Dryer

Helo Called In To Dry Philadelphia Baseball Diamond

What were the umpires to do? It just wouldn't stop raining and they REALLY wanted to get a complete game out of the Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins. Who ya gonna call?

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Argument Builds For Presence Of Life On Mars

New Evidence Suggests Mars Is Alive

Until now, scientists have viewed Mars as a lifeless rock, hopelessly dry with a terribly thin atmosphere -- unable to support life as we know it. But that view is changing now. Some scientists think Mars may be alive.

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STS-114 Crew: Delaying Discovery Was The Right Thing To Do

Collins: "I Truly Believe We've Made The Right Decision"

Earthbound for at least two more months, you'd think STS-114 Commander Eileen Collins would be disappointed. Nope.

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Honduran President Ditches in Caribbean Sea

Escapes With Minor Injuries

A Cessna 208 carrying Honduran President Ricardo Maduro splashed into the Caribbean Sea near the shore Sunday after an engine failure.

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North Korea Tests Short Range Missile

US Denounces Test

North Korea launched a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan Sunday. The White House chief of staff, Andrew Card Jr., confirmed the launch, but did not seem to think the launch was militarily significant.

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NASA Changes Course On Hubble

Beginning Work At Goddard

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced Friday that preparation work would begin for a space shuttle flight to save the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Florida Sees Last Titan Flight

Hundreds To Be Laid Off

The last Titan to be launched from Cape Canaveral blasted into space Friday night while many watched.

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Klyde Morris 05.02.05

Klyde Just Can't The A380 Alone!

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Robb Says Columbia 400 'Best Of The Best'

Lancair Pleased

The Lancair Company learned Friday that the editors of Robb Report magazine have named the turbocharged Columbia 400 "Best of the Best" in the personal aircraft category.

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Rockwell Collins Selects For ARJ21

ACSS, an L-3 Communications & Thales Company, announced last week that it has received technical standard order authorization from the FAA for TAWS+ for use in passenger jets and military aircraft.

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FAA To Philly: Go Long!

Tension From Local Residents

The FAA approved an extension Friday for Philadelphia International Airport runway 17-35. The 5,500 foot runway will be expanded to 6,500 feet under the project.

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30 Years of Aviation Jewelry

Display Your Aviation Passion

Want to impress your favorite female aviator? Port to Port Air, a maker of aviation jewelry, is celebrating its 30th Birthday this year.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Pitts S-2A

For Sale: Aviat/Pitts S2A 

Pitts S2A. 1974 Factory built. 1100 ttaf 300 stoh. Baseed at Jeffco CO.(BJC) will include fresh annual at your option. Exterior Quality: 9, Interior Quality: 9 Used, will sell for $49,900.00 (or best offer)

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.02.05)

"What we're going to be doing is getting the Shuttle Mission 4 servicing folks at Goddard started on the work that they would have to do if a servicing flight can yet be done." Source: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced Friday that preparation work would begin for a space shuttle flight to save the Hubble Space Telescope. This reverses the decision by Sean O'Keefe that a space shuttle mission would be unsafe. A decision to actually fly the mission will not be made until after the shuttle returns to flight and additional tests are conducted.

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Short Notice California TFR: 05.02.05

NOTAM:  5/3385  Issued:  05/01/2005 01:10  Effective:  05/02/2005 19:30 - 05/02/2005 22:30  State:  CA  Facility:  ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  LAYFAYETTE CA. 

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