NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0739
Issue Date: January 20, 2006 at 16:03 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near
MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB)
Beginning Date and Time: January 20, 2006 at 18:00
Ending Date and Time: January 22, 2006 at 18:00
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Aero-News has learned aerospace manufacturing provider Crestview
Aerospace Corporation has been awarded a multi-million dollar Bell
Helicopter Textron contract. The contract calls for the production
of UH-1Y helicopter airframe structures over an eight-year period
and is potentially worth more than $100 million.
The FAA has issued an Emergency AD for the Premier 1 business
jet. Below is an edited summary of the
FAA's statements on the AD. ANN strongly encourages our readers
affected by this AD to take the time to read the entire document,
accessed via the FMI link at the bottom of this story.
In addition to advanced electronics, the New Horizons probe now
wending its way to Pluto carries with it a cargo of a far more
personal nature: the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who
discovered the tiny planet with his homemade telescope.
The long list of companies vying for a piece of NASA's
Commercial Orbital Transportation Service (COTS) program added
another well-known name Thursday, as Spacehab, Inc. officially
threw its hat into the ring.
Recovery efforts continue at the scene of an accident involving
a Russian-built AN-24 military plane (file photo of type,
right) that went down Thursday night near the Hungarian town
of Telkibanya, about one mile from the Slovak border.
AD NUMBER: 2006-02-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-02-01
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model
A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and A340-642
Base, Builders Make Concessions For Housing Project
In a preemptive measure to avoid a future NIMBY battle, Air
Force officials laid down the facts for developers planning to
build a 13,000-acre residential development along the south edge of
Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM: the base operates
helicopters and F-16s, and occasionally sets off bombs. They all
make noise... and really, they were there first.
The FAA told Victorville, CA officials this week to expect an
agency investigation into the city's use of a $1 million grant
intended to support airline service that has been slow to come to
Southern California Logistics Airport.
As reported by ANN on January
9th, a Cirrus design SR20 went down while conducting
flight training out of the Lancaster, CA airport in the middle of
the afternoon. The NTSB has filed a preliminary report on this
tragedy, which is listed below...
Coalition aircraft flew 50 close-air-support missions January 18
for Operation Iraqi Freedom. They included support to coalition
troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and
operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.
Airborne Flight Information System, also Automatic
Flight Information System. An automatic, pre-recorded series of
messages which can be received either when airborne or via
telephone on the ground detailing the weather conditions, which
runway is in use and any special notifications at a specific
"It's been a difficult three years for many of our
stakeholders, and we appreciate the many sacrifices they made. But
those sacrifices have manifested themselves into improved operating
Source: United Airlines CFO Jake Brace,
commenting on the long, hard road United Airlines, its
shareholders, creditors, and employees have taken during the
three-year fight to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That fight
may be over soon, however, as United is expected to hear Friday
from a bankruptcy judge that the airline is clear to exit Chapter
11 on February 1.