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May 19, 2006

London Meets Latest Double-Decker 'Bus

A380 Visits Heathrow For The First Time

There was a time when a plane launched from a French airfield would face an unpleasant reception as it flew low over the aircraft-components factories of Broughton in North Wales... but that was then, and now the continental invader is the very welcome Airbus A380.

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ATR Signs Deal With Gov't Of Ecuatorial Guinea For Three Turboprops

Planes To Be Used In National Airline

This week, regional aircraft manufacturer ATR and the Government of Ecuatorial Guinea signed a deal for three new ATR turboprops, one ATR 42-500 and two ATR 72-500s.

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Three OK After Centurion Overshoots Runway In WA

FAA: Plane Came In "Long And Fast"

An 81-year-old pilot and his two passengers suffered only minor burns when their Cessna C210 Centurion reportedly bounced on landing, and overshot the runway during an attempted go-around at a small private airfield in upstate Washington Thursday night.

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Northwest Reaches Tentative Deal With Its Ground Workers

Decision Comes Hours Before Court Ruling On Contract

Northwest Airlines hopes the second time is the charm for a new contract deal with its baggage handlers and ramp workers.

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Mesaba Pilots Claim Vindication

ALPA: Management Must Reassess Plans for Airline's Future

Mesaba Airline pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International, tell ANN that they feel gratified by the bankruptcy court's decision (Thursday) denying Mesaba management's 1113(c) motion to reject their contract. Pilots say that during the 15 days of lengthy testimony in this case, Mesaba failed to substantiate the need for the drastic cuts it was seeking from employees.

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United Whacked By Fuel-Tax Suit

San Mateo County Objects To Oakland Fuel Deal

You're United Airlines... a proud old company that's had to endure bankruptcy, furloughs and layoffs, and even the slings and arrows of the occasional Klyde Morris cartoon. About the only thing missing from this witches' brew is a nasty lawsuit...

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.19.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Electrical Fires

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.19.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.19.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 05.19.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner's practical advice on how to handle an electrical fire in the cockpit.)

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IL TFR: 05.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7925 Issue Date: May 18, 2006 at 18:43 UTC Location: chicago, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 14:10 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 17:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 05.25.06 - 05.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7915 Issue Date: May 18, 2006 at 17:10 UTC Location: Jones Beach, Farmingdale, New York near DEER PARK VOR/DME (DPK) Beginning Date and Time: May 25, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: New York (N90) TRACON, 516-683-2984

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CA TFR: 05.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7900 Issue Date: May 18, 2006 at 16:50 UTC Location: Sacramento, California Beginning Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 17:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 23:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 05.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7931 Issue Date: May 18, 2006 at 22:06 UTC Location: San Diego, California Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2006 at 3:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 23, 2006 at 20:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 05.23.06 - 05.26.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7916 Issue Date: May 18, 2006 at 17:10 UTC Location: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland near BALTIMORE VORTAC (BAL) Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 26, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U. S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: System Operations Support Center (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-14 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-12 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 airplanes and Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-17 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-16 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (ADs); one AD is applicable to all Boeing Model 747 airplanes and the other AD is applicable to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes.

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Discovery To Begin Trek To Launch Pad Friday Morning

NASA Reports Everything On Track For July Launch

NASA engineers worked Thursday in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center on last minute details in preparation for the space shuttle Discovery's rollout to the launchpad. The combined launch vehicle is scheduled to being the eight-hour, 4.2-mile trip to pad 39B at 0200 EDT Friday morning.

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Hard Luck, Hard Landing Hits HeloWerks

Pilot Injured, Wasp Prototype Damaged, Project On Hold

The HeloWerks HX-1 Wasp helicopter was damaged May 6th in a "freak landing accident" that sent test pilot, and company president, Tony Pena to the hospital. Aero-News has received a statement from company VP Bob Pegg, explaining the circumstances and what's known so far of the consequences, of the mishap.

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FAA Issues Final Rule Revising Civil Penalties For Rules Violations

If You Bust Regs, You WILL Pay More

Earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its final rule updateing information in the FAA's regulations on certain civil monetary penalties authorized for violations of statutes and regulations.

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Klyde Morris 05.19.06

Klyde Gets Back To Ground School

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TSA Issues New Regs On Air Cargo Security

The TSA has issued new regs with the intended purpose of strengthening air cargo security. These latest announcements are designed to protect the more than 50,000 tons of cargo that is transported aboard passenger and all-cargo aircraft each day.

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Raytheon Appoints Banyan as an Authorized Service Center

Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) has appointed Banyan Air Service as an Authorized Service Center for its Bonanza, Baron and King Air Series airplanes.

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NASA Wants Your Innovative Ideas

NASA is seeking proposals for creating and managing innovative activities, events, products, services and other education methods for increasing America's science and technological literacy.

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Hamilton Sundstrand to Supply Major Systems for Boeing P-8A MMA

Hamilton Sundstrand has been selected to supply major systems for the Boeing P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA). Hamilton Sundstrand will supply the electric power generating system and power distribution systems. Together, these systems provide main power generation, primary and secondary power distribution and control of several utility systems aboard the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.19.06): Checking For Altimeter Errors

Aero-Tips!

As a recurrent-training instrument instructor I see an amazing number of IFR pilots who do not regularly check their altimeter for accuracy before taking off.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.06)

Aero-Linx!

While not exclusively aviation, I don’t think anyone will argue that this site is worth listing. This year will be the second week long celebration in Branson (MO) for the long maligned Vietnam Vets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.06): Faculae

Aero-Terms!

A bright, temporary region of the sun commonly associated with sunspots.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (5.19.06)

"It's huge. Huge. Rolling the shuttle out to the launch pad is a major milestone in returning the shuttle to flight."

Source: Kennedy Space Center spokeswoman Tracy Young, on the Friday morning rollout of the space shuttle Discovery to launch pad 39B, in anticipation of a scheduled July 1 launch. FMI: www.nasa.gov

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MN TFR: 05.19.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7891 Issue Date: May 18, 2006 at 15:05 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 16:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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CA TFR: 05.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7884 Issue Date: May 18, 2006 at 13:39 UTC Location: Sacramento, California Beginning Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 17:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 22, 2006 at 20:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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