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November 07, 2007

ANN Special Feature: Kevin Lancaster, CEO, True Flight Aerospace - 11.08.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kevin Lancaster, chief executive officer of True Flight Aerospace.

The company currently has a new 60,000 square-foot plant under construction in Valdosta, GA, w

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3620  Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 1523 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 15 NM WNW Tooele, Utah near WASATCH VORTAC (TCH)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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TX TFR: 11.09.07 - 11.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3382 Issue Date: November 07, 2007 at 0105 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: November 09, 2007 at 0105 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 12, 2007 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/3294: due to instruction changes within part B.

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FL TFR: 11.08.07 - 11.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3530 Issue Date: November 07, 2007 at 1732 UTC Location: Pensacola, Florida near CRESTVIEW VORTAC (CEW) Beginning Date and Time: November 08, 2007 at 1530 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 10, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pensacola (NPA) Approach Control, 850-444-5646

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Two Lost In SoCal King Air Downing

Beech A100 Crashes On Takeoff Near Chino

A Beechcraft King Air A100 crashed shortly after takeoff Tuesday from Chino Airport in Southern California, killing the two persons onboard.

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ILFC Orders Rolls-Royce Trent XWB To Power A350s

Contract Valued At $800 Million

Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) has confirmed an order for the Trent XWB engine to power its fleet of 20 firm Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, due for delivery starting April 2014.

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Aegis BMD Achieves Dual Intercepts In Space

Raytheon, Lockheed Systems Perform To Task

In a first-of-its-kind dual missile defense test, on Tuesday two Raytheon Company-built Standard Missile-3s, fired from a US Navy ship, simultaneously intercepted and destroyed two short-range ballistic missile targets in space.

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Chang'e-1 Probe Enters Lunar Orbit

Mission May Last Longer Due To Fuel Savings

China's inaugural lunar probe successfully entered lunar orbit this week, and by the end of the week should be in a position to begin its mission, according to the state press.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.07.07

What It Takes To Be An Avionics Technician, With AEA's Mike Adamson

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.07.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.07.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- What It Takes To Be An Avionics Tech: 11.07.07 (ANN Special Report, with Mike Adamson, director of training and education for the Aircraft Electronics As

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.07.07

The Air Force grounds 700 F-15s over concerns about structural integrity.
Teledyne Continental gets a new president.
And regulators meet with Bombardier over the Q-400 issue.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.07.07

The Air Force grounds 700 F-15s over concerns about structural integrity.
Teledyne Continental gets a new president.
And regulators meet with Bombardier over the Q-400 issue.

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Adamson, AEA - 11.07.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Mike Adamson, director of training and education for the Aircraft Electronics Association.

AEA just announced its list of annual scholarships has grown to 40 for

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AD: SAAB

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-05 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Discovery Lands At SLF, Bringing STS-120 Mission To An End

Discovery's Coming Home

NASA reports the seven astronauts onboard space shuttle Discovery completed final preparations Tuesday for their return home, with landing planned for the first of two opportunities to Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 1302 EST Wednesday.

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Cirrus Fleet Surpasses Two Million Flight-Hours Milestone

'A Fleet Fleet For Plane Genius Customers'

You'd be hard-pressed to visit any decent-sized airport, and not see at least one Cirrus SR-type aircraft on the ramp; on second thought, you may not see one... as those planes are often in the air, not sitting on the ground.

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Low-Flying Teen Suspended For Buzzing Football Game

Honor Roll Student Faces Misdemeanor Charge

The 17-year-old North Carolina student who flew a rented Cessna over a football game last week has been suspended, along with his two passengers... as authorities work to determine how many others knew about his plans beforehand.

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Pilot Missing From Vietnam War Identified

Major John Carroll Felled During Recon Mission In O-1G Bird Dog

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Tuesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Navy's 'Black Knights' Aid in California Fires

Seahawk Helo Provided FLIR-Assisted Eye In The Sky

The "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, based at Naval Air Station North Island, assisted in the California firefighting efforts October 23-29.

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AEA, TSTC Announce 10 New Scholarships

Students To Receive Nearly 40 Awards for 2008-2009 Academic Year

The Aircraft Electronics Association and Texas State Technical College (TSTC) have joined together to offer 10 new scholarships through the AEA Educational Foundation, bringing the number of scholarships to be awarded by the Foundation to nearly 40 for the 2008-2009 academic year.

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TX TFR: 11.11.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3332 Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1926 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: November 11, 2007 at 1910 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 11, 2007 at 2235 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-03 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-01 MANUFACTURER: Evacuation Slides & Rafts,Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to Goodrich evacuation systems approved under TSO-C69b and installed on certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and-642 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-04 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-02 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: CTRM Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-06 MANUFACTURER: CTRM Aviation Sdn. Bhd. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Place Yer Bets: Handicapping The Columbia Aircraft Bankruptcy Auction

In A Surprise, Oddsmakers Install Cirrus As Slight Favorite

In a modest surprise, oddsmakers in Las Vegas have installed Cirrus and their backers from Arcapita as slight favorites to come out on top in the November 27 bankruptcy auction for the assets of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing.

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EASA, Canadian Authorities To Discuss Q400 Woes

Investigation Points To Maintenance As Cause Of One Gear Incident

Officials with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will meet Wednesday with their counterparts from Transport Canada, to discuss a recent spate of incidents involving Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 regional turboprops flying for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

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Three Small-Town Airports Lose EAS Funding

Lawmakers Say Airline Service Vital For Smaller Communities

Three rural communities are reeling from the loss of scheduled commercial airline service, after losing the federal subsidies that once lured carriers to their small airports.

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World Space Expo Celebrates Our First 50 Years in Space

Mercury 7 Astronauts Glenn, Carpenter Wow Crowd

Things were a bit more than 'business as usual' this past weekend at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. KSC played host for the World Space Expo, a combined celebration of 50 years in space, the 60th anniversary of the Air Force and NASA's almost 50th anniversary (October 1, 1958).

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Cessna Delivers First EASA-Certified Citation Mustang

Aims To Deliver 44 VLJs This Year

Cessna Aircraft Company tells ANN it recently delivered the first European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified Citation Mustang to Danish entrepreneur Jørgen Andersen. The aircraft will be privately owned and operated by Andersen and his company, JAI.

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Mesa Air Group Cans Embattled CFO Murnane

Deleted Confidential Records... And, Um, Porn

He says he didn't mean to do it... but in the wake of a federal court ruling that he destroyed hundreds of pages of confidential records, on Tuesday Peter Murnane was canned from his job as Chief Financial Officer for Mesa Air Group.

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Cirrus CEO Alan Klapmeier Named Chairman Of GAMA For 2008

Two New Member Companies Also Added

The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected Alan Klapmeier, Chairman and CEO for Cirrus Design Corporation, as the group's chairman for 2008. Klapmeier previously served as GAMA's vice chairman and chairman of GAMA's security issues committee.

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A380 To Visit MSP This Month... But Will It Woo NWA?

Big Jet To Put On Show For Airline VIPs

There’s a lot of buzz about the A380 going on at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, but none of it is as big as the aircraft. Later this month the double-decker, seven-story-tall plane will come to MSP, to see how much buzz Airbus can get.

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$4 Billion At Stake With UAE Airline Order

Boeing Or Airbus, Dubai Or Not

Boeing and Airbus are each vying to win a $3.95 billion contract from the United Arab Emirates-based Air Arabia, which plans to purchase at least 50 jets, according to Reuters.

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Boeing Finalizes Configuration Of 747-8 Intercontinental

Parts, Assemblies Designs Come Next

Hoping to allay concerns the six-month delay to its 787 Dreamliner program might have a ripple-effect on its other upcoming airliners -- as well as to steal a small bit of thunder from the recent entry of the Airbus A380 into scheduled commercial service -- on Tuesday Boeing announced it has completed firm configuration of its competitor to the superjumbo Airbus, the 747-8 Intercontinental. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.07.07)

"It supports air service nobody uses anyway. You're not losing air service, you're losing empty airplanes."

Source: Airline consultant Mike Boyd, president of the Boyd Group. Hagerstown, MD, along with Lancaster, PA and Brookings, SD saw the Essential Air Service (EAS) program funding they once received dry up October 1, after the Department of Transportation determined they were too close to larger airports to justify spending the money.

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TX TFR: 11.09.07 - 11.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3294 Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1541 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: November 09, 2007 at 0105 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 12, 2007 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 11.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3221 Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1335 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: November 12, 2007 at 1820 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 12, 2007 at 1925 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 11.08.07 - 11.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3331  Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1917 UTC  Location: Pensacola, Florida near CRESTVIEW VORTAC (CEW)  Beginning Date and Time: November 08, 2007 at 1430 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 10, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance aircraft  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Pensacola (NPA) Approach Control, 850-444-5646 

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TX TFR: 11.08.07 - 11.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3305 Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1636 UTC Location: San Antonio, Texas Beginning Date and Time: November 08, 2007 at 1940 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 09, 2007 at 0055 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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