NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3177
Issue Date: June 05, 2007 at 0205 UTC
Location: Los Angeles, Kernville, California near TULE VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center,
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.05.07 1555 EDT:
Aero-News has learned a helicopter flying for the Georgia
Governor's Drug Task Force crashed Tuesday afternoon near the town
of Rockmart in the northwest part of the state. The helo, type
unknown, was reportedly participating in a drug reconnaissance
mission at the time of the accident.
Abdel Nur Faces Extradiction To US With Two Others
Police in Trinidad reported Tuesday Abdel Nur, the fourth
suspect wanted in connection with the alleged plot to detonate
explosives along a fuel pipeline feeding New York's JFK
International Airport, has surrendered to authorities.
What, exactly, happened onboard a recent Northwest Airlines
flight from Minneapolis to Boston? That's the question federal
investigators are now contemplating, while a former police officer
is being called a hero for his role in subduing two passengers.
Is it possible to eck out more room for passengers inside
narrowbodies? Airbus says yes... and Barcelona, Spain-based
low-cost carrier Vueling recently became the first airline to
operate Airbus A320s with a new and improved cabin.
On Monday, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation dedicated a new
technical integration center in Huntsville, AL. The new
30,000-square-foot facility will house Sikorsky employees dedicated
to support US Army Black Hawk helicopters and other military
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced this week an electronic database listing the names of
servicemembers still unaccounted for from World War II is now
available for family members and researchers. The service tells ANN
this new listing will aid researchers and analysts in WWII remains
Four-Plane Fleet Will Be Used To Ferry 787 Assemblies To
Boeing announced Monday its Dreamlifter, the specially modified
747-400 used to transport the major assemblies for the 787
Dreamliner, was granted type certification on Saturday, June 2,
from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.05.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.05.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Day With The Trojan Phlyers:
06.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Trojan Phlyers demo
pilot Chip Lamb.)
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3075
Issue Date: June 04, 2007 at 1320 UTC
Location: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma near WILL ROGERS VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: June 07, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Ending Date and Time: June 10, 2007 at 2200 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: The Tinker AFB Star Spangled Salute Air
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Tinker AFB (TIK) Air Traffic Control Tower,
Recently increased fees imposed by European Aviation Safety
Agency regulators to certify Boeing's upcoming short-haul variant
of its 787 Dreamliner are too high, says the planemaker, and as a
result Boeing has withdrawn its application request for EASA
certification of the plane.
United Airlines flight attendants, represented by the
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, tell ANN they are
appalled at a new customer service policy announced by United
Airlines management last week.
For the STS-117 launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, NASA managers
are urging all aircraft pilots and boaters to fully comply with the
airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around Kennedy
Space Center prior to and during shuttle launches and landings.
United Space Alliance Says Atlantis Launch Would Be
Add one more reason NASA hopes it is able to send Atlantis
skyward by the end of this week. On Saturday, the union
representing about 570 space shuttle program workers at Kennedy
Space Center voted to strike as early as June 10.
Says Tear "Consistent" With Damage Caused By Foreign
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are
looking closely at the possibility baggage handlers at Syracuse
Hancock International Airport accidentally caused a 12-inch gash in
the side of a DC-9 earlier this month, that later forced the plane
to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, NY.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes
pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the
part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were
all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional
aviation education association.
"Flights of note? Who are they trying to kid? Trust us
when we say flight attendants won't be whistling while they work on
hot, minimally staffed, dirty airplanes full of understandably
Source: Greg Davidowitch, president of AFA-CWA
at United Airlines. Flight attendants at the airline tell ANN they
are appalled at a new customer service policy announced by United
Airlines management last week. The flight attendants say that it
does nothing to fix the poor planning, poor scheduling and poor
staffing decisions that cause increased cancellations.