NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2825
Issue Date: February 09, 2007 at 1412 UTC
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special
Replaced NOTAM(s): 6/0223: This NOTAM replaces previously issued
FDC NOTAM 6/0223 due to elimination of aeromedical flight operation
Pilots May Contact: Leesburg (LEE) Automated Flight Service
Boeing told ANN this week the company recently demonstrated the
successful use of an electro-optical/infrared targeting pod on a
B-1 bomber, increasing the aircraft's ability to minimize ground
threats and halt an enemy's advancement.
Lessons learned over 30 years of research into the minds of
insects may soon bear fruit in the increasingly complex field of
unmanned aerial vehicles, if Nicolas Franceschini has anything to
say about it.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) told ANN
this week of an interesting exchange between a Congressional leader
and DOT Secretary Mary Peters, regarding the Administration's
contention they must establish user fees
to achieve transformation of the national airspace system.
Bombardier Aerospace announced Friday that Atlanta, GA-based
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 30 Bombardier CRJ900
regional jets and has taken options on an additional 30 of the
76-seat aircraft. The approval for this contract was granted by the
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.
PASS's Tom Brantly, On Outsourced Airline Maintenance
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.09.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.09.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Outsourcing Airline Maintenance:
02.09.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Brantly, national
president of PASS.)
ANN has learned the FAA is seeking public comments on a notice
of proposed rule making (NPRM) regarding changes to FAR Parts 61,
91 and 141 the regulations governing airman certification, general
operating rules and flight schools.
Two months after the Office of Management and Budget completed
its (somewhat mysterious) review
of the FAA's long-awaited final rule on air tour safety, on
Thursday the agency unveiled the final notice of proposed
rulemaking (NPRM) placing new restrictions on air tour operators,
and for pilots offering rides at air shows and charity events.
The team behind the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft is the
recipient of the National Aeronautic Association's 2006 Robert J.
Collier Trophy, considered America's most prestigious award for
aeronautical and space development.
Shares Association's Opposition With Foreign Experts
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) told ANN
Thursday the association's vice president for government affairs
Andy Cebula spoke about general aviation and aerial work
(GA/AW) at an informational session with nearly 20 transportation
experts from embassies from around the world.
One small step for the judicial process... one giant leap for
Delta Air Lines. On Wednesday, US Bankruptcy Court Judge Adlai
Hardin approved the airline's disclosure statement that will be
sent to creditors, along with its plan to emerge from Chapter
If you like to fly first-class, the March of Dimes and
Continental Airlines have a once in a lifetime opportunity for you
and a friend -- two seats onboard a factory-fresh,
even-newer-than-new Boeing 777 as it makes its first journey ever
from Seattle to one of Continental's hubs.
In operation since July 3, 1996 -- just two weeks before the crash
of TWA Flight 800 -- the goals of AirSafe.com have been to provide
the aviation safety community and the general public with factual
and timely information on events that involve the deaths of airline
"It's obvious that there's a threat internationally. We
want to work toward having (armed pilots) be able to perform their
duties on international flights."
Source: Conan Bruce, spokesman for the Federal
Air Marshals Service. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in
cooperation with the State Department, is asking permission from
foreign countries to allow US pilots to carry firearms abroad.