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November 25, 2005

Superior Air Parts Receives FAA Production Certificate

Superior Air Parts has announced that after an extensive review and approval process the FAA has issued the company a full Production Certificate giving them the necessary approval to begin full production of the general aviation industry’s newest FAA certified 180-horsepower piston engine.

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Congress Gives DC-3 Airports Some Help

Five Million Dollars Budgeted To Help ADIZ-Restricted Fields

The AOPA noted this week Congress has attached a provision to an upcoming spending bill that, if approved by the President, would give $5 million in assistance to the "DC-3" airports that have remained essentially closed to non-local traffic since 2001 -- Maryland's College Park, Potomac Airfield, and Washington Executive/Hyde Field.

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ICAS 2005 Convention Coming To Orlando Nov. 30 - Dec. 3

... And Aero-News Will Be There

The International Council on Air Shows will be hosting their annual convention for 2005 next week at Orlando's Disney Coronado Springs Resort, a venue that received rave reviews from members the last time the organization held its meeting there in 2001. And Aero-News will have its team on the field, bringing you the latest news from the exhibit hall floor.

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Falcon 1 Launch Slides One Day

Army Missile-Defense Activity Causes Schedule Change

Thanksgiving afternoon, Aero-News received a heads-up that the Falcon 1 launch was going to be "scrubbed," not due to any problems with Falcon 1, but due to "something happening on the range." That was quickly followed by a clarification -- the mission was not being scrubbed per se, it was merely being slid 24 hours.

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Midwest Gets FAA Nod For Onboard Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Systems Filter Air, Instead Of Relying On Compressed Oxygen

Midwest Airlines recently received approval from the FAA to allow its passengers to use portable oxygen concentrators (POC). The FAA approval applies to two specific POC models only: the AirSep Lifestyle (model AS081-1) and the Inogen One (model IO-100, below).

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T-50 Golden Eagle Makes Its Debut At Dubai

Advanced Jet Will Fit Variety Of Training Roles

The T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer made its international aerial debut earlier this week, showcasing its supersonic capabilities and technological advances at the Dubai International Air Show.

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USAF: F-16 Downed by Fuel Leak/Fire

A fuel leak and fire caused an F-16 Fighting Falcon landing at Lamar Airport, Colo., June 28 to leave the runway and crash, according to the Air Force.

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Unnamed US Aircraft Maker Orders Stealthy Components

'We Aren't Sure What They Are Doing With It'

Australia's CAMTECH Camouflage Technology of Rydalmere told ANN this week the company has reported its first sale of multispectral reflectors and absorbers to an unnamed US aircraft manufacturer.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day: 11.25.05

“When you make the commitment to a project as involved as bringing a new clean-sheet engine to market, you dream of this day. But I can tell you that there are plenty of times when you feel like it will never come.”

Source: Superior Air Part’s President and CEO Tim Archer, commenting on the issuance of a Production Certificate by the FAA for their Vantage certificated engine products.

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AD: Boeing Vertol

AD NUMBER: 2005-24-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing Defense & Space Group SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-05 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Boeing Vertol (Boeing) Model 107-II helicopters.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-24-03 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 series airplanes.

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