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April 28, 2005

House Transportation Committee Approves DCA Legislation

Next Step House Floor

The US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure yesterday resoundingly approved legislation that continues to apply pressure to the federal government to re-open Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to on-demand air charter and general aviation operations.

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North Carolina TFR: 05.05.05 - 05.08.05

NOTAM:  5/3341  Issued:  04/28/2005 20:20  Effective:  05/05/2005 14:30 - 05/08/2005 21:00  State:  NC  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  CHERRY POINT NC. 

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Return To Flight Could Be Delayed For Two Months

NASA Still Working On Several Launch Issues

NASA managers at Cape Canaveral and Houston are reportedly considering whether to forego the launch window that stretches between May 15th and June 3rd. The next earliest window for the shuttle's Return To Flight would be in July.

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GAMA's Good News: 1Q-05 Aero-Biz Looking 'Up'

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has reported that first quarter numbers for general aviation shipments were up 15.7 percent to 627 units while industry billings for new airplanes rose to $2.7 billion.

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Sportys Debuts $1595 Electric Backup AI!

Sporty's is offering a backup electric attitude indicator with inclinometer for the (very) low price of $1595.

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AIS To Distribute CA-320 Compass Correction System

Avionics International Supply, Inc. has announced that they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for the all new CA-320 Compass Correction System.

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Thirteen Lost In Peruvian Army Aircraft Mishap

Plane Went Down Near Gas Plant Southeast Of Lima

At least 13 Peruvian soldiers -- eight of them trainees -- were lost Thursday when a military aircraft went down at a natural gas plant southeast of Lima.

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Crossbow Technology's New MEMS AHRS

"Next Generation" System Has Remote Magnetometer Capability

Crossbow Technology has released release of its next generation MEMS AHRS with the remote magnetometer capability. The CRM500 Remote Magnetometer extends the use of the AHRS500 into the most challenging types of aircraft installations. CRM500 is FAA certified for TSO C6d with AHRS500 and is already in production.

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NTSB: Pilot Error Probably Caused Ian Groom's Demise

SU-31 Impacted Water In Flat Spin

One year after aerobat Ian Groom lost his life in an aerial display at the Fort Lauderdale Air & Sea Show, the NTSB Thursday ruled pilot error was the probable cause of the mishap.

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Was Airbus Slighted In Boeing-Air India Deal?

Airbus Wants A Recount

They're doing the happy dance at Boeing this week, after two major deals with airlines in Canada and India. But across the pond, the atmosphere is completely different -- and a little sour.

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Boeing Delivers Final 757

The End Of An Era

Boeing Wednesday concluded the remarkable 23-year run of the 757 passenger airplane by delivering the final one to Shanghai Airlines.

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Former Georgia Flight Student Arrested In UK

UK Citizen Was Subject Of Worldwide Terror Alert

A British citizen whose suspicious behavior at a Georgia flight school sparked an international terror hunt has been arreested in Essex, England, by British anti-terror officers.

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Huey Down In Philippines

Nine Lost In Mishap

A Filipino military helicopter carrying a crew of four and five scientists scouting possible home sites near a volcano went down on Thursday. All nine were reportedly killed.

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US Air Incursion Over Pakistan?

Residents, Pakistani Officials, Disagree On Whether It Really Happened

Did the hunt for Osama bin Laden and his followers lead a couple of American military aircraft operating in Afghanistan to stray across the border and overfly Pakistan? Residents along the border say yes... but their own government begs to differ.

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Feds Investigate Another Laser Incident Near Dallas

Delta Flight From SLC Lit Up

The FBI and FAA are investigating yet another flight crew member's claim that someone flashed a laser into his cockpit near DFW Airport.

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Pan Am International Flight Academy Renews Alliance With Expressjet

Pan Am International Flight Academy (PAIFA) and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. have renewed their alliance with respect the airline's pilot interviewing policy.

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DFW Welcomes Cathay Pacific Cargo To North Texas

New Cargo Flights to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Cargo, one of the premier air cargo brands in the world, will begin Boeing 747-400 air freighter service to DFW International Airport on November 19th.  Based in Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Cargo air freighters will fly to DFW three times per week, marking a continued upward trend in the freight business to North Texas from Asia. 

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Another Shot Fired In The User Fee Wars

NBAA's Bolen Confronts FAA Officials At Washington Forum

At a forum held this week to consider changes to the funding mechanism used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for providing air traffic services, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen challenged a panel of aviation industry officials who support user fees as a primary means of revenue generation for air traffic service providers.

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Aero-Views: Another Salvo Fired At Forbes

NATA's Coyne: Article "More Befitting The Entertainment Tabloids"

National Air Transportation Association President James Coyne issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the cover story in Forbes Magazine titled "Flight of Fear." "In his article Flight of Fear (April 9, 2005, Forbes Magazine) Seth Lubove’s misuse of facts is more befitting the entertainment tabloids, then a credible publication like Forbes..."

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Just Married: World Air, North American Airlines

World Adds Total of Eight 767 and 757 Aircraft

World Air Holdings Wednesday announced the acquisition of North American Airlines, Inc., a privately held airline based in Jamaica, NY, for $35 million in cash.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Mooney M-20E/F

For Sale: Mooney M20E/F

1968 M20F Turbo, TTAF 1660, SMOH 200, RayJay Turbo, All Original Logs, Always hangered, All AD’s complied with, Additional info at http://sportplanellc.com/1968%20Mooney.htm Exterior Quality: 8, Interior Quality: 8 Used, will sell for $80,000.00

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.28.05)

"There was an indication that an aircraft has entered the no-fly zone. There's an investigation to determine what it really was." Source: White House News Secretary Scott McClellan, after the president was briefly evacuated from the Oval Office to the bunker beneath the executive mansion on Wednesday. Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to the fabled "undisclosed, secure location" as well after an apparent mistake somewhere in the Washington ADIZ led the Secret Service to believe an aircraft had breached the no-fly zone. Officials later said there was no such breach.

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