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July 21, 2006

DC-3 Ditched In Caribbean

Gooney Bird Chooses To Stay In Virgin Islands

Aero-News has learned a Four Star Air Cargo service DC-3 ditched into the sea on Wednesday, July 19 shortly after takeoff from Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-200, -300, and -400 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-06 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 series airplanes and all Model A300-600 and A310 series airplanes.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-08 MANUFACTURER: Honeywell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. TPE331 series turboprop engines with certain part numbers of Woodward fuel control unit (FCU)assemblies installed.

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AD: Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2006-15-07 MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-15-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.(MHI) MU-2B series airplanes.

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ARH-70A Makes Its First Flight

One MEAN Helo...

At the Farnborough International Air Show this week, Bell Helicopter announced its ARH-70A helicopter completed its first two flights Thursday, July 20, 2006.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.21.06

On The Flight Line With MAFFS... And An Update On The Young Eagles Program

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.21.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- What Is MAFFS?: 07.21.06 (ANN Special Feature, with a rare look inside the Air National Guard's firefighting C-130s.)

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Voyager FPS and ANN Bring YOU The Weather In Oshkosh For Friday 07.21.06

As Provided By Seattle Avionics And ANN!

We're gonna help you get to the fabled land of Oshkosh... with a little help from our friends!

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Varig Sold! Dissolution Avoided

To Be Split Into Two Companies

What's this? A rather abrupt about-face by creditors of the financially waterlogged Brazilian flag carrier Varig.

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Second Prototype BA609 Begins Ground Runs

First Flight In Q3 2006; Cert Planned For '09

Aero-News learned this week that the second Bell/Agusta BA609 prototype started ground runs July 13 at AgustaWestland's facility in Cameri, Italy.

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Oshkosh On A (Time) Budget

The Best Of OSH In Two Days

So you're going to OSH for the first time this year, great! Unfortunately, you have to work during the week and can only be there on Saturday and Sunday. Here are some ideas to help you get the most out of your two days.

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THAAD Works In Most Recent Test

Tests Now Move To Hawaii

Could this be a turn-around for THAAD?

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Embraer Making First Appearance At Oshkosh

Will Spotlight Phenom Jets

This year's AirVenture celebration will have a new exhibitor -- Embraer, which will display mockups of its upcoming Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 business jets at the weeklong event.

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As With AirVentures Past, Rotorway Will Be At OSH This Year

Not Everyone Can Say That...

Each and every summer, the attendees of the Oshkosh air show are treated to fantastic "thinking outside the box" designs for new aircraft created by ambitious aeronautical engineers who hope to revolutionize general aviation. The next summer will roll around; and, you never see any of those aircraft again.

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Company Looks To Combat Aerial Outbreaks

Uses Heat, Humidity To Decontaminate Planes

Could a machine one day stop the spread of a global pandemic through the air? That's the question Dr. Ronald Brown, and his partners at AeroClave LLC, are working to answer inside a large trailer at Orlando International Airport.

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AL TFR: 07.20.06 - 08.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3386 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Location: Anniston, Alabama near TALLADEGA VOR/DME (TDG) Beginning Date and Time: July 20, 2006 at 12:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 17, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Movement of hazardous material Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (ZTL) Center, 770-210-7622

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ANN OSH Special Feature: AirVenture 2006 Young Eagle Update With EAA's Steve Buss 07.21.06

Steve Buss is the executive director of the Young Eagles organization, which is dedicated to introducing youngsters to flight. What do they have up their sleeves for Oshkosh? ANN's Editor-in-Chief,

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Big News! Cirrus Unveils Turbo SR22

The horsepower wars among piston aircraft just got racheted up a notch... as Cirrus Design told ANN late Thursday night that an even faster SR22 is in the works.

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Israeli Apaches Collide Over Northern Israel

Four Soldiers Injured; Some Report Deaths

Two Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopters collided in the dark over Northern Israel Thursday night, as the conflict between the Jewish state and Hezbollah fighters intensified in southern Lebanon.

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Boeing, Airbus Spar Over Tankers

Play Nice, You Two!

Is Airbus skirting US regulatory requirements in its quest to sell its A330 airframe as an aerial refueling tanker for the US Air Force?

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Klyde Morris (07.21.06)

CNN Wins The "Klydeys" This Time Around...

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Aerion Refines Its Case In Search For OEM Partners

Hires Former Bombardier CFO James Stewart

After its initial round of meetings with potential suppliers and OEM partners for its Aerion Supersonic Business Jet, Aerion told Aero-News this week it is refining the business case it will present in subsequent meetings to gauge interest in the project.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2006 Staff

Say Hello To Pete Combs!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2006 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Fortunately, this year we'll have some help.

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'Don't Worry... We Won't Make You Sleep Under A Bush'

Adventures In Oshkosh Housing

Most likely, a bush isn't what you have in mind if you plan to stay a week in Oshkosh. Therefore, the friendly, helpful people at the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) assembled a unit of volunteers to help find accommodations more comfortable than a bush.

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New Shared Ownership Program To Feature 22 Cirrus SR22-GTS Aircraft

Cirrus Design told Aero-News Wednesday that iAviate of Norfolk, VA, has launched a new shared ownership program, that also offers training courses, using Cirrus airplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.21.06): Handling Rejection

Aero-Tips!

Don't submit to your desire to fly when you find something wrong in a preflight inspection.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

There's more than one Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) seeks out Wisconsin's aviation pioneers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.21.06): Land Use Compatibility

Aero-Terms!

The ability of land uses surrounding the airport to coexist with airport-related activities with minimum conflict.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.21.06)

"Squeaky clean."

Source: Ralph Crosby, chairman and chief executive of the North American branch of Airbus parent company EADS, on business ethics at the European aerospace consortium.

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3263 Issue Date: July 19, 2006 at 23:13 UTC Location: 14 Miles South East of Livingston, Montana near LIVINGSTON VORTAC (LVM) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MN TFR: 07.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3326 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 14:35 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 16:45 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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MI TFR: 07.21.06 - 07.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3038 Issue Date: July 18, 2006 at 12:00 UTC Location: Muskegon County Airport, Muskegon, Michigan near MUSKEGON VORTAC (MKG) Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 23, 2006 at 20:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Muskegon Air Fair Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Muskegon (MKG) Air Traffic Control Tower, 231-798-4761

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PR TFR: 07.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3284 Issue Date: July 20, 2006 at 11:17 UTC Location: Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico Beginning Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 21, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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ND TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3266 Issue Date: July 19, 2006 at 23:25 UTC Location: Fort Yates, North Dakota near DUPREE VORTAC (DPR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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