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April 12, 2005

ODRA To NAATS: You May Proceed!

FAA Officials Say ATC Specialists' Union Can Continue With Outsourcing Dispute

The National Association of Air Traffic Specialists (NAATS) announced today a second significant decision by the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) in connection with the Contests that have been filed against the FAA's award of a $2 billion contract to Lockheed Martin.

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navAero Announces Release of New EFB

NavAero has introduced the tBagC2�  - the next generation of affordable, high-performance Electronic Flight Bag systems.

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Heckuva Deal! Symphony Selects Avidyne Entegra For The Symphony 160

First Two-Seat Aircraft To Adopt The Entegra Integrated Flight Deck...

Symphony Aircraft Industries has selected Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra integrated flight deck for the Symphony 160 aircraft.

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Going Steady: Beyond-Earth Enterprises And XCOR Aerospace

They'll Produce Small Payload Launch Vehicles For Sub-Orbital Travel

Studies show that 70 percent of Americans would buy a flight into space if they had the chance and the cost was reasonable. Now a cooperative agreement between Beyond-Earth Enterprises and XCOR Aerospace will develop greater accessibility to space for everyone in a safe, reliable, and affordable manner.

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Triple Threat! Piper Meridian Adopts Avidyne Entegra Integrated Flight Deck

Three Screen System Offers Amazing Capabilities

New Piper Aircraft has JUST announced that it will offer Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra Integrated Flight Deck as standard equipment on its flagship aircraft, the Piper Meridian.

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NWA Flight Missing Parts Lands Safely In Hawaii

Missing Parts Land In Minnesota

A Northwest Airlines Boeing DC-10 headed from Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, to Honolulu, HI, landed safely Saturday -- without a reverse-thrust nozzle that apparently fell off the aircraft shortly after it departed. The part landed in a field not far from the airport, prompting a search for the aircraft and a sigh of relief from nearby residents.

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Plane Down: New Guinea

Search Underway, But Officials Fear The Worst

Authorities in West Papau Province, Indonesia, are searching for a deHavilland DHC-6 with 18 people on board after it was reported missing by air traffic controllers as it flew over the jungle Monday.

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Feds Step Up Hunt For Illegal Aliens Working At The Airport

Looking For Fake Green Cards

The federal government is reportedly stepping up its efforts to find illegal immigrants working at airlines and maintenance facilities at airports around the country. This, after six mechanics used fake immigration documents to obtain their FAA maintenance tickets.

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Avidyne Certifies XM Weather, CMax E-Charts For The EX500 MFD

Avidyne has just tipped ANN to the fact that the FAA has awarded TSO and STC approval for XM WX satellite weather and CMax Electronic Approach Chart display capabilities for Avidyne's FlightMax� EX500 multi-function displays.

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PAIFA Closes Fort Pierce Campus

All Aircraft, Equipment Moving To Phoenix

Pan Am International Flight Academy (PAIFA) announced today that it is closing its Career Pilot Development (CPD) training campus located in Ft. Pierce, FL. All training equipment and aircraft will be relocated to the Academy's CPD campus based in Phoenix, AZ. The transition will be completed by mid-summer 2005.

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NORAD To Brief GA Pilots On New VWS

They're Going With The Lasers

NORAD, working with the FAA and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, will conduct public briefings on the Visual Warning System on Thursday, April 14, for general aviation pilots who fly in or around the National Capital Region.

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Aero-Views: AOPA Decries TSA's Revolving Leadership

This After The Agency’s Third Leader In Less Than Three Years Resigns

For the third time in its two-and-a-half year history, the Transportation Security Administration’s chief is stepping down, once again leaving a void at the top of an agency with profound impact on general aviation. Admiral David Stone last week tendered his resignation last week. He’ll stay on as agency’s head until June.

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Sun 'n Fun-Lakeland Opens Tuesday

Top Performers On Tap

Sun 'n Fun's 31st annual fly in starts Tuesday in Lakeland, Florida. Some of the world's best aerobatic performers are scheduled to fly, along with military aircraft, skydivers, and formation teams.

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Aero-Views: Sun 'N Fun 2005 - Setup Day

A Veteran's First Take

ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne This warm Florida sunshine feels really good to many of us who traveled from the still-winter beset north! I'm glad to be here.

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NATA Announces New Board Members

Grossman, Staub, Pigman

NATA has elected three new members to its board of directors, bringing some fresh viewpoints to the organization's governing body. The appointments were made  last month during NATA's annual convention in Las Vegas, NV.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.12.05)

"Was there no other option than to make this plane turn around above Canada? What was it these people were suspected of by the United States that they couldn't pass through its airspace... and why isn't that information known in Holland?" Source: A question, submitted to Dutch Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner by legislators Peter van Heemst and Co Verdas. It was just one in a laundry list of things the two lawmakers wanted to know after a KLM aircraft carrying 278 passengers was refused permission to overfly the US at the last minute Friday. The reason? Two Saudi passengers on that aircraft were on a no-fly list. But Dutch authorities said they didn't share that information with the US and are now wondering just how those names fell into US hands. The aircraft wa

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South Carolina TFR: 04.12.05

NOTAM:  5/2758  Issued:  04/11/2005 15:10  Effective:  04/12/2005 05:00 - 04/12/2005 16:00  State:  SC  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  SECURITY  Description:  CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA APRIL 12 2005 LOCAL. 

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New Mexico TFR: 04.16.05 - 04.18.05

NOTAM:  5/2773  Issued:  04/11/2005 21:00  Effective:  04/16/2005 21:00 - 04/18/2005 00:01  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  HOLLOMAN AFB NM. 

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Texas TFR: 04.15.05 - 04.16.05

NOTAM:  5/2755  Issued:  04/11/2005 14:40  Effective:  04/15/2005 17:00 - 04/16/2005 20:00  State:  TX  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  LAUGHLIN AFB, DEL RIO TX. 

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AD: Cessna (Correction)

AD NUMBER: 2005-07-01 MANUFACTURER: Cessna (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-07-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes.

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