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July 13, 2005

AD: Hartzell

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-11 MANUFACTURER: Hartzell,McCauley,Sensenich Propeller SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller, Inc., McCauley Propeller Systems, and Sensenich Propeller Manufacturing Company, Inc. propellers.

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NTSB Takes FAA To Task

Seeks Action

Nine years after the in-flight explosion and destruction of TWA flight 800, the NTSB is accusing the FAA of doing little to prevent similar events in the future. All 230 persons on board the aircraft perished when the 747 exploded and fell into the ocean shortly after takeoff on July 17, 1996.

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Scrubbed!

Discovery Mission Won't Fly As Scheduled

ANN REAL-TIME NEWS: 1400 EDT -- NASA has scrubbed Wednesday's planned launch of the space shuttle Discovery.

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Securing The Shuttle Launch

Military Provides Security, SAR Capability At The Cape

As Discovery was prepared for to lift off from Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, North American Aerospace Defense Command and US Northern Command were on duty, prepared to support the "Return to Flight" mission.

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Aero-News Alert: Lycoming Issues Mandatory Service Bulletin

Lycoming has issued an important Mandatory Service Bulletin that affects a number of (L)O-360, (L)IO-360 and AEIO-360 as well as O-540, IO-540, AEIO-540 and TIO-540 engines. Those engines involved with this SB will require removal and crankshaft replacement at Lycoming's expense.

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Cirrus Design Boss: Getting It Right Starts With 'Right Now' (Part 2)

Part Two Of A Series of Chats With Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier

The conversation speeds along nearly as quickly as an SR22... Despite reports in other media, Alan tells ANN that there is no specific timeline for a FADEC introduction for the SR2X.

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Biz Jet Broke?

Get A Mechanic On The Phone 

Private Jet Mech, LLC announces that its 24-hour on-call maintenance and assistance service for private/corporate jet operators is now capable of dispatching to 100+ airport locations in the US.

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US Army Orders 31 More Helicopter Refueling Systems

Hot Refueling from BAE SYSTEMS

The US Army has placed an order with BAE Systems for 31 additional portable combat helicopter refueling systems for a total value of $7.6 million. This order is part of a multi-year contract expected to be worth more than $100 million.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-02 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, -200, -300, and 747SP series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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Aero-News Alert: Senators Declaring War On GA

It Seems That It May Be Time To 'Un-Elect' Some Aero-Ignorant Politicians

Via a number of sources and conversations, ANN has learned that a number of our elected officials appear to be declaring war on GA as a result of recent transgressions in the unworkable and poorly executed Washington ADIZ and additional reports of aircraft thefts that got a lot more attention from general media than they seemed to have deserved.

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Latest Update: STS-114 STILL Cleared For Launch Today

ANN REALTIME Update, 0010, 07.13.05: NASA has updated the status of today's STS-114 launch with the following report. Our hopes, prayers, hearts, dreams and spirits are with Eileen Collins, Steve Robinson, Jim Kelly, Andy Thomas, Wendy Lawrence, Charlie Camarda, and Soichi Noguchi.

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DOD Well Represented On Shuttle Crew

All Systems Go

As the clock counts down toward the scheduled 1551 EDT liftoff, crews are making final preparations, and NASA officials report that all details appear to be "go." The Defense Department will be well represented when Discovery launches into space July 13th.

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The OTHER Parabolic Flight Profile -- Golf With Rutan And Binnie

Auction Supports "Gathering of Eagles" Non-Profit Want to play golf with Burt Rutan and Brian Binnie? EAA has a way for you to hang out and golf with them during Oshkosh. (People have time for GOLF during Oshkosh?)

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Lake Auction Approaches

Bring Your Checkbook

The owners of Lake Amphibian aircraft will auction its intellectual property and associated assets in a traditional American "outcry" auction at AirVenture 2005, the largest annual aviation event in the United States.

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Sean Tucker Joins Young Eagle Webchat

Taking Your Questions

Sean Tucker has flown more than 700 aerobatic performances at more than 300 air shows, entertaining in excess of 60 million fans in his 30 year career.

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High Flyin' Weekend At Middleton Airport

Grand Opening Marks Major Improvements at C29

By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey The City of Middleton, Wisconsin had good reason to celebrate over the weekend. Middleton now has a modern airport facility that will serve the community well into the future.

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Ever Wanted To Build A Runway?

Now's Your Chance!

Lee Bottom Flying Field in Hanover, Indiana is expanding and invites you to help. The management was well on their way to completion of a runway extension project when disaster struck.

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Rocket Launcher New Weapon In Drug War?

Drug Rocket? Show Me!

Two accused methamphetamine traffickers were arrested last month in Missouri with a rocket powered stash launcher in the trunk of their car. It appears they may have dipping into their inventory.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.13.05)

"I understand very well the significance of this mission. It's very important for us to get back to space." Source: Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence, mission specialist and logistics manager, who has three previous spaceflights under her belt.

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5816  Issued:  07/12/2005 19:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  10 NNW SONOITA AZ. 

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New Jersey TFR: 07.14.05

NOTAM:  5/5837  Issued:  07/12/2005 22:40  Effective:  07/14/2005 16:00 - 07/14/2005 20:00  State:  NJ  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  EDISON TOWNSHIP NJ.

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South Dakota TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5812  Issued:  07/12/2005 19:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  SD  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WEST OF PIEDMONT SD.

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Colorado TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5834  Issued:  07/12/2005 22:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  NUCULA CO. 

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Minnesota TFR: 07.13.05

NOTAM:  5/5829  Issued:  07/12/2005 21:00  Effective:  07/13/2005 16:30 - 07/13/2005 17:45  State:  MN  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ELY MN. 

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707-300B, -300C, and -400 series airplanes.

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AD: Rockwell International Corporation,Autair Ltd. (CORRECTION)

AD NUMBER: PL2005-12-51 MANUFACTURER: Rockwell International Corporation,Autair Ltd. (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2005-12-51 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rockwell International AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6), BC-1A, SNJ-7, and T-6G airplanes; and Autair Ltd. Harvard (Army AT-16) airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-14-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-14-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727-200F series airplanes.

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