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March 06, 2004

Lancair Responds Rapidly To Possible Safety Issue

We have to give them credit... discovering a problem on one day and notifying your customers the next, is a FAST and wholly commendable response... but about what we'd expect from one of GA's next generation "Big Three" manufacturers. Lancair is in the process of personally notifying all owners of Lancair Columbia 300 and 350 aircraft that there may be an issue with the attachment of the aircraft’s fuel pressure transducer that could affect their aircraft’s airworthiness.

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Streisand Trying To Stiff High-Flying Victor in Court Fight

Life is far stranger than fiction... and sometimes far more amusing. Out-spoken purveyor of American sensibilities, Barbara Streisand, who sued a California Conservationist last year over pictures of most of the California coastline that happened to include her home is digging her heels in over the legal fees she was ordered to pay after she LOST the suit. Streisand sued Adelman for $50 million May 20th, after his website, which photographically traces the California coast, published an aerial photograph of her estate, among many thousands of others. The photographs were among about 12,700, many of which highlight overdevelopment along the water's edge.

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LightPlane Revolt Under Way?

Recent statements about the conduct of lightplane operations at the annual Lakeland Sun 'n Fun Fly-In are creating quite a buzz from flyers who are protesting the revelation that Sun 'n Fun will be conducting vehicle surveillance in the "Paradise City" lightplane operations area. Sun 'n Fun staffers will be apparently be checking vehicle paperwork and licensing for two seaters (operating either as ultralight trainers or licensed experimentals) operating in the lightplane area and making "basic visual" inspections of single seaters operating under Part 103 to see if they are operating legally. This is a departure from previous operational criteria established for this area in which such compliance was left to the purview of the FAA (to our knowledge, the only legally constituted au

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Boeing Scales Back Air Traffic Unit

Business Will Become Part Of Phantom Works Division

Boeing said on Thursday that it is scaling back its investment in its air traffic management business and named Kevin Brown as the new head, beginning April 1. Brown succeeds John Hayhurst, who is retiring. Boeing also said the business will become part of Phantom Works, Boeing's research and development unit. Brown, whose new title will be vice president, air traffic management, will report to Robert Krieger, president of Phantom Works. Brown said that ATM will continue to engage industry and government aviation officials in the United States, Europe and Asia on air traffic modernization issues, and work with them to build support for transforming air traffic management globally.

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Enstrom's Indonesian National Police Deal Is Good For USA

Enstrom Helicopter says that their contract with the Indonesian Police has fulfilled all the requirements of their EXIM loan agreement and is "in full effect." “With the operability of the EXIM loan, we now have funding and are in full production mode to support the Indonesian National Police contract,” said Enstrom President Jerry Mullins. “Two aircraft are already flying in Indonesia and two are en route.” The remaining aircraft in the 18-helicopter order will be delivered in the upcoming months. The Indonesian contract is an important international endorsement placing Enstrom as a top competitor building quality helicopters for police agencies around the world. The 480B’s performance and price more than fill all the requirements to perform th

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TX TFR: 03/08

It's VIP TFR Season! NOTAM: 4/1743 Issued: 03/04/2004 20:46 Effective: 03/08/2004 16:35 - 03/08/2004 19:40 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: DALLAS, TEXAS, MARCH 8, 2004 LOCAL.

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Skyward Aviation Develops Airframe Structural Repair Centre

When business is "not all that good," sometimes the smartest thing one can do is to fight the urge to curtail your activities with the rest of your competition and get ahead before they do likewise. A Manitoba airline continues to develop and expand its service offerings, with the launch of an airframe structural repair center to provide service to the local, regional and national aviation industry. Under the guidance of Satbachan Soor, a certified S Licenced AME, the repair center has been opened in the Skyward hangar property. Soor, who previously operated Saskatoon Aircraft Rebuilders has relocated to Winnipeg to undertake this new offering by Skyward. “We will specialize in the smaller commuter aircraft and insurance claims” states Soor, “Other local airframe

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For Sale: ROBINSON R-22 BETA 2190SFOH (1999) Excellent Cosmetics. Currently Flying, however, it is being sold as a core. $40,000. We will fly or ship it to an overhaul facility. See full details and pics at www.robinsonhelicoptersales.com. New, will sell for $40,000.00

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