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January 05, 2007

NTSB Investigating Runway Incursion At KDEN

Landing Airliner Executes Missed Approach

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.05.07 1620 EST: An apparent close call today at Denver International Airport... as the National Transportation Safety Board is heading to the scene to investigate a runway incursion involving two aircraft.

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TX TFR: 01.10.07 - 10.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0288 Issue Date: January 05, 2007 at 1734 UTC Location: Harlingen/Armstrong, Texas Beginning Date and Time: January 10, 2007 at 2240 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1835 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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VA TFR: 01.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0295 Issue Date: January 05, 2007 at 1908 UTC Location: Newport News / Jamestown, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: January 10, 2007 at 1755 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 10, 2007 at 2050 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Lawsuit Questions Safety Of Sikorsky Parts

Copterline Files $60 Million Suit For Deadly 2005 Crash

Finnish company Copterline filed a suit in a New York City federal court just before Christmas naming Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation as defendant.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.05.07

AOPA ASF Exec. Director Bruce Landsberg, On GA Safety And The 2006 Nall Report

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.05.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.05.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The 2006 Nall Report, Part One: 01.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with AOPA Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg on the findings of the 2006 Nall Report.)

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Mesaba Creditors Accept Northwest's Purchase Offer

Regional Carrier Would Become Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Northwest's board of directors plan a vote next Wednesday on a deal to acquire regional carrier Mesaba. Mesaba's creditors filed a motion in bankruptcy court supporting Northwest's purchase offer.

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Eclipse Makes It Officially Official: N508JA Now In Owners' Hands

Crowe, Sanada Presented With Keys During Thursday Ceremony

While Thursday's formal delivery ceremony at Eclipse Aviation's headquarters was just that -- a ceremony, as the actual delivery occurred December 31 -- it was a gratifying occasion for management and staffers at the Albuquerque, NM-based very-light-jet manufacturer.

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Airbus Nabs First Order For Redesigned A350XWB

Renews Company Confidence In Mid-Sized Jet

US leasing company Pegasus Aviation Finance Company has signed a firm contract for two A350XWBs and six A330-200s.

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EAA Members Step Up, Offer Aircraft For ERAU

University Back In The Air On Jan 16 Despite Christmas Tornados

Thanks to an outpouring of aircraft offers from members of the Experimental Aircraft Association, as well as flight schools, Cessna dealers, and others, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, FL will be fully operational on January 16.

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Atlanta Hartsfield Earns 'World's Busiest' Title Once Again

Beats O'Hare By Nearly 20,000 Operations

The FAA confirmed yesterday Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International is still the world's busiest airport.

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American Airlines Looks At Weather Divert Procedures

Review Sparked By Complaints From Angry Stranded Pax

 American Airlines is looking at what happened last week when several planes bound for Dallas diverted to nearby airports for weather, then sat on the ramp -- one for eight hours -- with no relief for the passengers.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.05.07

Mooney's 237-knot Acclaim receives its certificate...
Eclipse celebrates the first customer delivery of the 500...
...and the media gets bad info on the search for a missing Indonesian airlin

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.05.07

Mooney's 237-knot Acclaim receives its certificate...
Eclipse celebrates the first customer delivery of the 500...
...and the media gets bad info on the search for a missing Indonesian airlin

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1: ASF Exec. Dir. Bruce Landsberg 01.05.07

Jim Campbell talks with Bruce Landsberg, Executive Director of AOPA's Air Safety Foundation, about conclusions in the 2006 Nall report on GA safety.

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JSF Program Gets Top Cover From DOD Deputy Secretary England

Says USAF And Navy Can't Cut 2008 Orders As Planned

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England nixed plans by the US Air Force and the US Navy to cut orders of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from their 2008 budgets.

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One Step Closer For Ares: NASA Completes CLV Review

First In Series Of Goals Prior To Hardware Construction

Aero-News learned Thursday NASA has completed the Ares I crew launch vehicle system requirements review -- the first such milestone for a US human-rated launch vehicle system in more than 30 years.

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2006 Year-In-Review: General Aviation -- Safety

This... Not User Fees... Is The Single Most Important Issue Facing ALL Pilots

By nearly accounts, 2006 will go down as a banner year for general aviation.

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ANN Special Report: Fractional Ownership Programs, Part Four

Is It The Right Option For You?

Fractional ownership. This aircraft ownership option has seemingly sprouted almost from nowhere in the last few years.

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Bezos Releases Details Of November's Goddard Launch

Blue Origin Working To Develop Private, Manned Spaceflight

The billionaire founder of Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, has been very secretive about the company's progress toward its stated goal of developing craft for manned, commercial spaceflight.

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Raytheon's Transition To Hawker Beechcraft A Six-Month Process

Analysts: New Company Must Develop New Models To Succeed

The deal recently inked between the Onex Corporation - Goldman Sachs partnership and Raytheon for the sale of Raytheon Aircraft is long from finished.

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Klyde Morris (01.05.07)

Klyde's DEN Adventure Continues...

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King Schools Unveils Course To Gain Proficiency On The Garmin 430/530

Learn All Aspects Of Advanced Avionics Systems

Let's face it... all those fancy gadgets in your new Machbuster Thundercrunch's cockpit aren't going to do you very much good, unless you know ALL they have to offer.

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Embraer Delivers First Two E-190s For US Airways

Second E-Jet Model Flying For Carrier

Big news for Embraer this week, as the Brazilian planemaker announced the delivery of the first two Embraer 190 E-Jets to US Airways, the first US mainline carrier to order the model.

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Falling Object Over Colorado Confirmed As Space Junk

Chicken Little Says "See?"

Thursday was a busy day for skywatchers. Not only were experts working to determine the nature of a metallic chunk that fell through the sky, and into the bathroom of a New Jersey home... they were also attempting to figure out what caused a spectacular lightshow in the early morning skies over Wyoming.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.05.07)

Aero-Linx!

Sean D. Tucker has said Lincoln Beachey is one of the pilots he’d want to meet if he could go back in time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.05.07): Wing Warping

Aero-Terms!

Used by the Wright Brothers to roll their aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.05.07)

"We’re working, patiently and step-by-step, to lower the cost of spaceflight so that many people can afford to go and so that we humans can better continue exploring the solar system. Accomplishing this mission will take a long time, and we’re working on it methodically."

Source: Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, on his company's mindset in developing its New Shepard space program.

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