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May 27, 2004

Tennessee TFR: 05/27/04 -05/28/04

NOTAM:  4/4739  Issued:  05/27/2004 14:07  Effective:  05/27/2004 17:20 - 05/28/2004 01:20  State:  TN  Facility:  ZME - MEMPHIS (ARTCC),TN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, MAY 27, 2004. 

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New Piper Issues 'Mandatory' SB Grounding New Birds

A Number of New Aircraft Grounded UFN

New Piper has disclosed that "it has just been discovered that the raw sheet steel from which critical parts are fabricated, may not have been properly normalized prior to shipment to Piper. In this state, the steel may not possess the appropriate strength requirement." Service Bulletin SB1151 has been issued as a result. This service bulletin addresses serial number aircraft that have been licensed since February 9, 2004 by The New Piper Aircraft, Inc.

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Columbia 400 Shows First Customer 'It Was Worth The Wait'

Good Results Reported by First Customer

The folks at Lancair seem pretty enthused with early reports from the first Columbia 400 customer. “Show Me State” resident Paul Duckett, Lancair Columbia 400 customer number one, flew his aircraft home to Missouri for the first time, last week. What's he think, so far? “Lordy mercy, that’s a fine product.”

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FAA Withdraws Twin Cessna AD Proposals

Most 400 Series Planes Would Have Been Grounded

The FAA withdrew on Tuesday expensive proposed airworthiness directives against 400-series twin Cessna aircraft. That after significant input from AOPA and major Cessna owner organizations. The proposed rulemaking (NPRM) would have ADs that would have grounded most models in the 400 series of twin-engine Cessna aircraft while they underwent inspection and installation of a wing spar strap kit at an estimated cost of $75,000 per aircraft. Following an extended public comment period that included a two-day government/industry summit, the FAA decided to rethink its proposal.

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FAA Adds Regulatory Teeth To Kent State Airport Efforts

Throws Grants Up As Roadblock To Decommissioning

The FAA has played its grant obligation trump card to protect an Ohio airport. After AOPA asked the FAA to look into the situation at Kent State University Airport, the FAA's airports district office for the region wrote a letter to Kent State University President Carol Cartwright, saying that because of the grant obligations, the airport cannot be decommissioned without FAA consent. AOPA has also written to Cartwright, suggesting ways to meet the school's needs without closing the airport.

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It Doesn't Look Good For Central Texas Airport

Most Surrounding Communities Backing Out

Central Texas aircraft owners who've been waiting years for hangar space will apparently have to wait a little longer. The Central Texas Airport proposal is in trouble.

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Tennessee TFR: 05/27/2004 - 05/28/2004

NOTAM:  4/4719  Issued:  05/26/2004 19:42  Effective:  05/27/2004 17:35 - 05/28/2004 01:20  State:  TN  Facility:  ZME - MEMPHIS (ARTCC),TN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, MAY 27, 2004. 

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California TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/4631 Issued: 05/25/2004 18:16 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZOA - OAKLAND (ARTCC),CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: FORESTHILL, CA.

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Georgia TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/4647 Issued: 05/25/2004 23:20 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: GA Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: HAZARDS Description: CONYERS, GEORGIA,

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Minnesota TFR: TFN

NOTAM: 4/4645 Issued: 05/25/2004 23:15 Effective: 05/26/2004 16:30 - 05/26/2004 17:45 State: MN Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELY, MN.

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Idaho TFR: TFN

NOTAM:  4/4717  Issued:  05/26/2004 19:20  Effective:  05/26/2004 19:00 - 05/26/2004 21:00  State:  ID  Facility:  ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  SAND POINT, ID. 

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