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October 13, 2004

Nevada TFR: 10/14/04

NOTAM:  4/0945  Issued:  10/13/2004 14:10  Effective:  10/14/2004 16:35 - 10/14/2004 19:05  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, OCTOBER 14 2004 LOCAL. 

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Leave Vegas...

Candidates' Visits Triggers TFR Just As NBAA Is Closing

If you're headed out of Las Vegas Thursday, make sure you bring a lunch to the airport. You may be waiting quite awhile. Both presidential candidates will be in town. Just as NBAA is packing up and all those business aircraft are leaving, Vegas will come under a TFR.

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NBAA '04: First Production Sikorsky S-92 Reports to Work

Latest Generation Helicopter to Fly the Gulf for PHI

The first production Sikorsky S-92 helicopter is at its home base, from which it will open up a new age of Gulf of Mexico offshore service with Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. (PHI). The first of two S-92 aircraft bought by the helicopter transportation company to support deepwater drilling and production activity was flown in September to PHI in Lafayette, La., from Sikorsky's main plant in Connecticut. PHI's second S-92 is nearing delivery.

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NBAA '04: It Ain't Bragging If True -- Pilatus #1 In Sales And Customer Support

The year 2004 will go down in history as one in which many significant milestones were achieved by Pilatus Aircraft. It happens to be the 10th anniversary of the certification of the business aviation industry’s market-leading PC-12 single engine turboprop. Later this year Pilatus will deliver the 500th PC-12, and the worldwide fleet is expected to surpass the 1,000,000 flight hour mark. What’s even more impressive is that 10 years into its production life, PC-12 sales continue on an upward climb.

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NBAA '04: ATG and IAI Sign Strategic Partnership For Javelin

Aviation Technology Group (ATG) and Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) have signed a strategic cooperative agreement for the design, development, and manufacture of an Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT).

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Woman Furious At TSA Request To Feel Her Chest

Refused To Board, Drove To Destination

Ava Kingsford was flying from Denver International Airport to San Diego last month, along with her fiance and her three-month old son. She says she stepped up to the security checkpoint and was summarily chosen for a pat-down search. Everything seemed to be going routinely until the female TSA screener who was patting her down said, "I'm going to feel your breasts now."

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NBAA '04: Bombardier Launches Learjet 40 XR High-Performance Light Jet

Premium Derivative To Enter Service In 2006

Bombardier Aerospace has introduced the new Bombardier Learjet 40 XR, an enhanced version of the Learjet 40 light business jet that entered service in January 2004.

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Gate-Crasher Disrupts Flight At San Antonio International

Chased Down By Baggage Handlers

A 43-year old man crashed his car through the fence surrounding San Antonio International Airport on Saturday, bailed out of the vehicle and ran toward a Delta flight departing for Atlanta.

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NBAA '04: Rockwell Collins EVS To Be Offered On Falcon EASy Aircraft

Dassault Aviation has announced that Rockwell Collins’ Flight Dynamics Enhanced Vision System will be available as an option for all new Falcons equipped with the EASy flight deck. Certification and installation of the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) is expected in the middle of 2006 for the Falcon 2000EX EASy and 900EX EASy.

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NBAA '04: Eclipse Unveils Product Support Plan for Eclipse 500 Jet

Company Releases White Paper On Eclipse 500 Reliability And Maintainability

Eclipse Aviation Tuesday announced its first US Factory Service Center location outside of its Albuquerque (NM) headquarters and outlined its customer support plan for the Eclipse 500 twin-engine jet. The company also released a white paper, "Reliability and Maintainability Design of the Eclipse 500 Jet for High Utilization Applications," that explains how the Eclipse 500 aircraft design will increase aircraft reliability and reduce aircraft downtime for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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NBAA '04: ARINC Achieves DAS Authorization

The FAA has awarded the coveted Designated Alteration Station (DAS) authorization to the ARIC Aircraft Services facility in Colorado Springs (CO).

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NBAA '04: The Team Behind The Eclipse 500

Eclipse Aviation Thanks Suppliers

Eclipse Aviation Tuesday honored eight of its global supply team partners at NBAA in Las Vegas, presenting them with awards for what Eclipse called "their extraordinary performance." These suppliers have provided Eclipse with superior support in the production of its pre-production Eclipse 500 jet flight test fleet.   

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NBAA '04: Meteorlogix Introduces MxVision AviationSentry Online

Provides Pilots With Dynamic Data Layering, “Future” Radar Capabilities And Real-Time Display Of Av Data

Meteorlogix has announced the introduction of MxVision AviationSentry™ Online at NBAA 2004. The fully featured pilot briefing system will soon be QICP certified (Qualified Internet Communication Provider) and provides a wide range of weather graphics and innovative flight planning tools.

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NBAA '04: Embraer Legacy Certified For LCY

Embraer announced Monday at the NBAA 2004 Convention that the Legacy executive jet has received authorization to operate at London City Airport (LCY).

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NBAA '04: Spirit Wing Issues Slew of SpiritLear Announcements

Spirit Wing Aviation of Edmond (OK) has announced that it will begin producing its “virtually new” SpiritLear early in 2005.

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NBAA '04: Piaggio Aero Announces Avanti II

Piaggio Aero Industries announced at NBAA the new Avanti II, a new model Avanti featuring enhanced avionics, speed, payload and cabin comfort.

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NBAA '04: Mooney Launches New Limited Freedom Edition

Mooney Airplane Company has announced the arrival of the "Freedom Edition" aircraft.

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NBAA '04: Dallas Airmotive's 'TomCat' Inspection Process Saves Bucks

Can Reduce Cost of Spey and Tay Major Maintenance Events Up to 35 Percent

Dallas Airmotive's TomCat process, specifically developed for Spey and Tay engines, can save operators up to 35 percent on their turbine section overhauls. TomCat can safely extend the service life of High Pressure Stage 1 (HP1) turbine blades for an additional 4,000 hours or 10 years, whichever comes first, to minimize the need for blade replacement.

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NBAA '04: Boeing EFB Available For BBJ Retrofit

Boeing is making its Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag available for retrofit on Boeing Business Jets. The Boeing EFB contains the documentation and forms that pilots carry – Jeppesen charts, manuals for fault reporting and operations, minimum equipment lists and logbooks – in digital format, and puts them at the crew's fingertips.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.13.04)

"I was shaking, I was sobbing. I couldn't believe that this was happening to me. It was surreal. It was like out of a movie, with these guys yelling at me, telling me that, yes, she has to feel my breasts or I'm not getting on my airplane."

Source: Ava Kingsford, who told San Diego's KGTV that, during a patdown at Denver International, a female screener warned that she was going to feel Kingsford's breasts as part of the routine search. Kingsford said she balked at the idea and was verbally abused by screeners. In the end, she and her fiance ended up renting a car and driving 15 hours to get home.

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Arizona TFR: 10/12/04 - 10/14/04

NOTAM: 4/0911 Issued: 10/12/2004 16:40 Effective: 10/12/2004 17:55 - 10/14/2004 16:15 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: VIP Description: TEMPE, ARIZONA, OCTOBER 12-14 2004 LOCAL.

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Pennsylvania TFR: 10/13/04 - 10/14/04

NOTAM: 4/0929 Issued: 10/12/2004 19:50 Effective: 10/13/2004 13:45 - 10/14/2004 14:00 State: PA Facility: ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH. Type: VIP Description: ERIE, MEADVILLE, SAXONBURG, AND PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, OCTOBER 13 2004 LOCAL.

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Minnesota TFR: 10/13/04

NOTAM: 4/0931 Issued: 10/12/2004 20:40 Effective: 10/13/2004 15:30 - 10/13/2004 16:45 State: MN Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELY MN.

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