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September 01, 2005

Montana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7753  Issued:  09/01/2005 19:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  MT  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  8 MILES WEST OF DIXON MT. 

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Colorado TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7659  Issued:  08/31/2005 23:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  20 NNE OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS CO. 

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NBAA To Move 2005 Event Out Of New Orleans

Association Pledges Support to City of New Orleans

New Orleans city officials Thursday said it could take months before residents evacuated from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina would be allowed back into the devastated city, prompting the NBAA to announce that the Association will move its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention.

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Hurricane Katrina: Airport Status

FAA Airport Update, 9/01/2005, 9 a.m.

The following airports are open and fully operational for commercial, civil and military flights...

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Avemco On-Duty For Hurricane Katrina Claims

Avemco Insurance Company, the country's only direct writer of general aviation insurance, has claims adjusters ready to respond to claims resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

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Forget Prices -- Can You Fill The Tanks?

Hurricane Katrina Leaves Eastern Seaboard Short On Fuel

Hurricane Katrina's wrath spread to airports along the East Coast Thursday as airlines worried about the latest fallout from the storm: a pending fuel shortage that could ground flights from Tampa to Charlotte.

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NASA Working to Assist Agency Facilities Hit by Hurricane Katrina

Stennis Damaged, Michoud Isolated By Floodwaters

NASA teams are working to determine how best to assist personnel from the agency's two facilities that suffered damage from Hurricane Katrina. Space Shuttle Program Manager Bill Parsons has been named the senior NASA official in charge of the hurricane recovery effort.

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Shots Fired At Military Helo In New Orleans

Evacuation Of Superdome Suspended

Efforts to evacuated thousands of people from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans were quickly suspended Thursday morning, after someone near the building fired shots at a military helicopter.

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GA Rallying To Aid Katrina Victims

Despite the bad rap that GA often gets in the media and from ignorant politicians interested in a cheap sound bite, there has been no hesitation among hundreds of pilots who are looking to leverage their mobility and skills in support of people in need.

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Boeing Unveils 787 Dreamliner Flight Deck

Boeing has finally let the world see what the "business end" of the new 787 will look like. The flight deck features new technologies while retaining significant operational similarity with the popular Boeing 777 and other Boeing jets.

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That's Gonna Leave A Mark... DHC-8 Clobbered By Airbus

America's airports are getting increasingly crowded, making incidents like the one described below an all-too-common occurrence. The DHC-8 was apparently clobbered pretty good and the Airbus not so much.

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China Southern To Buy 10 787s

Signing Ceremony Held in Guangzhou to Finalize Deal

China Southern Airlines has announced that it has made a firm purchase of 10 Boeing 787 aircraft.

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Air Force Reserve Flies Missions To Storm-Ravaged Areas

Within hours after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, Air Force Reserve Command people and aircraft were headed toward disaster areas to help survivors.

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S-TEC MAGIC STC Available For Cheyenne II

S-TEC has received FAA approval to install the MAGIC electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) and electronic instrument display system (EIDS), and the MAGIC 2100 digital flight control system (DFCS) in the Cheyenne II.

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Aero-News Alert: NBAA's 58th Annual Meeting & Convention Forced to Move

New Orleans city officials told NBAA Wednesday that it could take months before residents evacuated from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina would be allowed back into the devastated city, prompting the NBAA to regrettably announce that conditions are forcing the Association to move its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention.

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Who Has ADIZ Shoot-Down Authority?

Not HSD

Who decides whether an aircraft violating the ADIZ over Washington, DC, should be shot out of the sky?

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Greek Freak When Another NORDO Bird Flies Into Airspace Near Crete

But Czech Pilot Eventually Checks In

A little more than two weeks after a Helios Airways 737-200 blasted through Greek airspace without any communication, crashing near Athens, air traffic controllers again scrambled fighters to intercept a NORDO aircraft Tuesday. This time, however, the intercept had a much happier ending.

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What's A Black Hawk Helicopter Engine Get You In China?

32-Months In Prison, Roughly

A 36-year old South Korean man convicted of selling Black Hawk helicopter engines to China will spend nearly three years in a federal prison for his efforts. Kwonhwan "Howard" Park was sentenced in a New Haven, CT, federal court on Tuesday.

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Hurricane Katrina: Helicopters To The Rescue

Lafayette Becomes Headquarters For Rescue, Survey Flights

With 80-percent of New Orleans still underwater, the most effective way to get to and from is by helicopter. Charter operators in the region report pages of reservations and work that lasts from before sunrise to long after sunset. The center of this activity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is fast proving to be Lafayette, LA.

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NTSB Recommends New Procedures On Turbofan Rain And Hail Ingestion

Then Teach Pilots New Strategies To Avoid Dual Engine-Out Situations

In recommendations released on Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration:

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Something New In The Air Over Seattle

Airlift Northwest Takes Delivery of Two A109 Power EMS Helicopters

Agusta Aerospace says Airlift Northwest, located in Seattle Washington, has taken delivery of two A109 Power EMS helicopters with four Agusta Grands to follow.

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Southwest Regional EAA Fly-In Readies For Growth In 2006

Streamlines Board Structure

The Southwest Regional EAA Fly-In, also known as the EAA Texas Fly-In, is planning for additional growth when the aviation event returns to Hondo, on May 12th - 14th, 2006.

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Northrop Grumman, EADS and Indra Team Up On Missile Defense Contract

NATO Contract Calls For Development Of European Theater Missile Defense System

Northrop Grumman, EADS and Indra say they've formed an international team to pursue a systems engineering and integration contract that is a key part of the new NATO active-layered theater ballistic-missile defense program.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.01.05)

"We received a number of complaints at different times. We just stopped him the 10th of August. We approached him when he landed, but he was compliant with all our federal laws as a boat. We don't have jurisdiction in the air." Source: USCG Petty Officer James Lewis, in an interview with the Wilmington, NC, News-Star. He was talking about the pilot of a home-built Seawind 3000 that crashed near Figure Eight Island on Sunday. Lewis said most complaints concerning Bobbit's flying centered on low altitudes.

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