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July 07, 2005

777 Emergency Landing In Ireland

Electrical Problem, Smoke In Cabin

An American Airlines 777 with almost 200 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, Thursday. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Accused Plane Thief Charged In Second State

Phillippe Patricio Now Faces Charges In Connecticut As Well

A 20-year old flight student now faces charges in a second state, after police allege he stole a plane and took two friends on a drunken joyride.

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Memos From DiamondFest 2005 (Part Three)

But... What About The Airplane?

The proof of any plane is in the flying. And in the case of this airplane? Wow.

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Another Tourista Prepares For Space

Gregory Olsen Is Russia's Next Customer

An American camera-maker is slated to become the next space tourist aboard the International Space Station, as Russia resumes its controversial program of allowing novices to cavort aboard the International Space Station in exchange for millions of dollars.

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Jets For Dummies: The Eclipse 500 Makes Jet Flying Look (and Feel) Easy (Part 1)

By ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell Pity the poor jet pilot of the not-too-distant future. Used to regaling various oh-so-impressionable sweeties with feats of daring-do, of tales wrestling those fearsome jet devils through the skies with incredible skills bequeathed to the very few whom God has looked upon with favor...

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Portable Garmin GPSMAP 396 Brings XM Weather to the Cockpit

Garmin has finally introduced the long-awaited and longer-rumored GPSMAP 396 (which one industry wag reportedly nicknamed the AnywhereWeather Killer), a portable aviation device that puts powerful, vivid weather data at a pilot's fingertips.

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FAA To Kids: You Don't Need No Education

At Least Not If We Have To Pay For It

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is furious after recently learning that some children of controllers stationed in Puerto Rico and Guam will be denied an education in English speaking schools.

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The Ten Best Flying Movies, Ever (Part One)

It's Show Time

Aero-Views by Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien OK... because I am on this side of the computer screen and you are on that side, I get to pontificate on my opinion. BUT -- you are going to have a chance to email us and tell us your opinions afterward.

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More Stupid Pilot Tricks

Lucky For Him Lynch Mobs Outlawed

A celebration in Logan, Utah was rudely interrupted by water balloons falling from a small plane last Saturday and Sunday. A 21-year-old man admitted he had flown the plane to local police after he was caught at the airport Logan-Cache Airport.

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Pemco To Build 737-400 Cargo And Combis

Makes Deal with Alaska Airlines

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. announced Tuesday that Alaska Airlines has contracted with its Dothan, Alabama subsidiary, Pemco World Air Services, for a first-ever conversion of B737-400 aircraft from passenger to freighter and passenger to combi configurations.

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Westland Transmissions Wins Award

2005 Manufacturing Excellence

Yeovil based Westland Transmissions Ltd, a division of AgustaWestland, was presented with the prestigious Change Management Award at the Manufacturing Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel in London last Wednesday.

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Upgraded: Jacques Chauvet

Replaces Predecessor

Dassault Falcon announced Wednesday Jacques Chauvet has been promoted to Vice President, Falcon Customer Service-Eastern Hemisphere. He is based in St. Cloud, France and is now responsible for all Falcon related customer service activities for Falcon operators in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.07.05)

"It was a miracle that no one was hurt. There was considerable damage done to the plane and the car. The airplane managed to stay steady on the roof at first. They probably couldn't have done it that well if they had tried." Source: Bitsburg, Germany, police spokesman Klaus Schnarrbach, after a single-engine aircraft, type unknown, landed on the roof of a speeding Porche taking part in a road rally at a former US air base nearby. The aircraft apparently remained perched on the roof until the driver, alarmed at the spinning prop in his windshield, slammed on the brakes. That sent the aircraft tumbling onto the tarmac. Luckily, no one was hurt.

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Washington TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5496  Issued:  07/06/2005 21:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  WA  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  OMAK WA. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5515  Issued:  07/07/2005 01:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  23.4 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF BUCKEYE AZ. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5505  Issued:  07/06/2005 23:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  17 NM SE OF MCNARY AZ. 

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-03 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-03 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145 and EMB-135 series airplanes, that requires replacement of the engine-driven hydraulic pump.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-01 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus transport category airplanes.

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