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March 09, 2005

FBI: Bullet Hole In US Airways Jet May Have Been Hunting Accident

Feds Say No Apparent Tie To Terrorism

The FBI says a bullet hole found in the fuselage of an aircraft at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport may have been the result of a hunting accident -- not a terrorist attack as some had feared.

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More Factors Point To Icing In Pueblo Mishap

CRJ And Second In Flight Of Two Reported Successfully Dealing With Ice Build-Up

The crew of a Bombardier CRJ holding near the airport at Pueblo, CO, reported icing shortly prior to landing, according to the NTSB. At the same time, a Cessna Citation 560 went down on the approach, killing all eight people on board. Although by no means a finding of probable cause, the icing report could shed light on why the Citation went down with no prior indication of trouble.

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Another Bizjet Slides Off Runway At Teterboro

No Injuries Reported

Another business jet skidded off the runway at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport Tuesday night, the second time in five weeks that a corporate aircraft has done so in the past five weeks.

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Attempted Overflight Of Disputed Islands Leads To Rising Tensions In Korea

Japanese Plane Was Chased Off By South Korean Fighters

What started as an apparent attempt by a Japanese general aviation pilot to overfly two disputed islands in the East Sea is mushrooming into a full-blown diplomatic dispute.

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Logan Airport: Snowbound!

Up To 10 Inches Of Snow On The Ground With Bitter Windchill

Workers at Boston's Logan International Airport were digging out Wednesday morning after a massive snowstorm brought frigid blasts of Arctic wind and up to ten-inches of snow. The airport was closed overnight, causing a rippling effect on air traffic nationwide.

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VLJ Market Opening Up: Sport-Jet Weighs In

One of the more publicized events leading up to a prize fight is the much-celebrated "weigh-in." The significance  of such an event is not lost on one of the latest entrants in the hotly contested Very Light Jet market. 

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House Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on TSA

Rogers Concerned About Lack Of Progress On Opening DCA To GA

On March 3, the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee held an oversight meeting on the President's proposed FY 2006 budget for the TSA.

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Aero-Reviews: Lowrance 2000c GPS, Part I

The latest member of the AirMap family of aviation GPS products is the model 2000c, and this is ANN's review, Part I, of this product.

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Part II: At The Intersection Of Pilot Fatigue And Pilot Error

What's Classified As Error Could Be Avoidable Fatigue

By ANN Contributor Steven Lund Following a Congressional request in 1980, the NASA Ames Research Center created an on-going program to examine whether "there is a safety problem of uncertain magnitude, due to transmeridian flying and a potential problem due to fatigue in association with various factors found in air transport operations." Such as:  flying across numerous time zones. 

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NTSB Recommends Changes To Honeywell FMS

Safety Recommendations A-05-03 through -07

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the Aviation Administration: Require Honeywell to modify its flight management system (FMS) software to annunciate warnings to the flight crew when a takeoff reference speed is changed by a value that would impede the airplane's ability to safely take off, and require all operators of airplanes with Honeywell FMS computers to incorporate this software modification.

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SPEEA Looks for Change after Resignation of Stonecipher

Union Hopes For Positive Change

The union representing more than 21,500 technical and professional workers at The Boeing Company is looking ahead in the wake of today's (March 7) abrupt resignation of President and CEO Harry Stonecipher.

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How Ready Is America's C-130 Fleet?

General Moseley Testifies On Readiness

US Representatives questioned the condition of the C-130 Hercules fleet during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness March 3.

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Javelin Closer To Flight

Aviation Technology Group Moving Forward On Schedule

Would you like to fly a fully aerobatic modern jet aircraft? Your dreams are getting closer to reality every day. Aviation Technology Group announced Tuesday its Javelin prototype is progressing on schedule for first flight this spring.

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General Paul Tibbets At TICO

Enola Gay Pilot To Share Memories At Florida Air Show

General Paul Tibbets, the man who piloted the first atomic bombing mission over Hiroshima, Japan in 1945, will be on hand at the TICO Air Show in Titusville, FL, this weekend to sign books and talk about his colorful career.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.09.05)

"It is untrue that American authorities were opposed to allowing the plane to land on their territory." Source: A statement from Canadian charter company Air Transat, denying its Airbus A310 was denied permission to land in Florida by the FAA. Passengers aboard Flight 961, however, say the captain announced he had been denied permission to land after his rudder separated from the aircraft about 30 minutes into a flight from Valadero, Cuba, to Quebec City, Canada. The aircraft returned to Valadero, where all 270 were safely deplaned.

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