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November 02, 2004

Ohio TFR: 11/02/04

NOTAM:  4/2022  Issued:  11/01/2004 22:20  Effective:  11/02/2004 15:45 - 11/02/2004 18:25  State:  OH  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  COLUMBUS, OHIO, NOVEMBER 2 2004 LOCAL. 

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Missouri Commuter Crash Raises Questions About Long Hours

Flight Crew Had Been On Duty Almost 15 Hours At The Time Of The Mishap

When Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 went down on approach to Kirksville Regional Airport (MO) last week, was fatigue a factor? The accident happened at the end of a very long, very grueling day for the flight crew. Was that an issue?

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Gulfstream G350 Business Jet Receives Type Certification

FAA Certifies Gulfstream's Newest Large-Cabin Aircraft

Gulfstream has announced that its newest large-cabin, mid-range business jet, the Gulfstream G350, has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. The G350, which was introduced just eight months ago at the 2004 Asian Aerospace exhibition in Singapore, is expected to enter service during the third quarter next year.

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NTSB: Storm Destroyed Homebuilt

Four Lost In Lancair Accident

Severe weather over South Carolina probably caused the downing of a Lancair IV last year, after the pilot inadvertently flew into thunderstorms. So said the NTSB Monday in its summary of the accident's probable cause.

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Sport Aviation Expo Debuts (Part Two)

T'is The Season For… Politics Like all events, there were a number of political issues in play. Most discussed was the recently concluded ASTM interim meeting where a number of completed standards for future Light Sport Aircraft (yet to be blessed by the FAA before that can legally be of any good) were being updated to reflect the published rules, and the increasingly heavy role EAA is playing in the process.

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FAA Study: O'Hare Can't Handle The Workload

Review Finds Chicago's Big Airport Can't Handle As Many Flights As Earlier Thought

A third round of cuts in the number of flight operations at Chicago's O'Hare International comes as the FAA releases its report on the number of operations the airport can safely handle -- in good weather and in bad. The bottom line: O'Hare can't handle as many flights in IMC as its administrators originally thought.

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Grounded: Pennsylvania Vo-Tech's Aviation Program

Too Many Costs, Not Enough Students

A Pennsylvania technical school's aviation program, founded more than three decades ago, has been discontinued for lack of students. Upper Bucks Area Vocational Technical School in Milford (PA) says the costs are too high and enrollment is too low to carry on.

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Aero-Views: How Will The Presidential Election Affect Midway?

Midway, A Political Chess Game

By Gary Randall, Supporters And Veterans Of Midway Island (SAVMI) With the presidential election at the fore front of our thoughts, I'm sure we all can agree that the political rhetoric is running at a feverish pace. We all have our own ideas of how the election will affect our country. But we all must also ask ourselves how the election will affect Midway.

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Shandong selects Rockwell Collins' Flight Dynamics Head-Up Guidance

First In China To Go With Rockwell-Collins' Heads-Up Technology

Rockwell Collins said Monday that China's Shandong Airlines has selected the company's Flight Dynamics Head-up Guidance System (HGS) for installation on Shandong's new fleet of fifteen 737-700 and -800 aircraft. Delivery of the first systems will be in mid-2005.

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Xiamen Airlines Picks Rockwell Collins For Avionics On New Aircraft

Will Equip Airlines' New 737 NextGens

Xiamen Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide avionics on five new Boeing 737NG aircraft with deliveries scheduled for 2005.

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China Promises Fast Reforms In Aviation Industry

Senior Chinese Official: Industry Isn't Keeping Up With Changing Demands

As Chinese officials get ready to parade their aviation wares at one of the biggest air shows in Asia, they're also talking about reforming the country's sagging civilian aviation sector in hopes of boosting competition and accommodating an economy that's on fuego.

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Alaska Airlines Orders Blended Winglets

Better Efficiency For Its Next-Gen 737s

Alaska Airlines Monday announced it has ordered 25 sets of performance-enhancing winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing.

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Manufacturer AD: RANS

Airworthiness Directive: 131 Date: October 21, 2004 Subject: Tail Boom Compliance: Mandatory Models Effected: All S-12 Airailes with Serial Numbers Before 01950000 Summary: Inspection of the tail boom on all Airaile models should be conducted at the earliest possible date and prior to the next flight. The inspection is to determine: Installation of the tail boom doubler sleeve.

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Comair Founders Inducted in Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame

Father/Son Team Led Airline Through Early Growth To The Regional Jet Era

Raymond Mueller and David Mueller, founders of Delta Connection carrier Comair, were inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Lexington (KY) Saturday night.

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Retired: NBAA's Joe Ponte

Oversaw Doubling Of Organization's Membership

The NBAA's vice president of membership, marketing and regional programs Joe Ponte will retire at the end of this month after more than 10 years of service with the Association.

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CASA AD: Textron Lycoming

Applicability: All owners, operators and maintainers of Textron Lycoming piston engines. Background: CASA has developed a database to review and analyse bearing failures on piston engines. This Bulletin captures the underlying reasons for bearing failures and recommends steps to minimize recurrence.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.02.04)

"The FAA continues to be a no-show on this issue. It's probably the number one hazard that we have not effectively addressed in all forms of transportation." Source: Former NTSB Chairman Jim Hall on the FAA's failure to mandate shorter workdays for flight crews. His comment came after the crash of a Corporate Airlines Jetstream 32, which went down during the flight crew's 14th working hour of the day.

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