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December 06, 2007

FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6664  Issue Date: December 06, 2007 at 2158 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Texas Senator Named Ranking Member Of Aviation Subcommittee

Kay Bailey Hutchison Will Replace Trent Lott

In a move met with measured cheers throughout the aviation industry, on Wednesday Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) was appointed as ranking member of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee.

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Houston Police Respond To Concerns About UAV Tests

No New Houston-Area Tests Planned For Now

ANN has obtained a copy of a memo distributed Thursday to a number of media outlets by the city of Houston, TX, outlining the steps the city took ahead of what has since proven to be a controversial test of an unmanned aerial vehicle.

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AOPA: FAA's Sturgell 'Sets The Record Straight' On TFR Busts

No Criminal Penalties For Accidental Violations

Do you want to hear the good news first, or the bad news? According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, pilots will continue to face the possibility of a military escort and FAA certificate action if you inadvertantly bust a temporary flight restriction (TFR)... but you won’t face criminal penalties.

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C208 Down On Takeoff In Ohio, Two Lost

Snow Reported At Time Of Accident

The pilot and one passenger onboard a Cessna 208 Caravan cargo plane were killed when the single-engine turboprop crashed on takeoff Wednesday morning from Rickenbacker International Airport in Ohio.

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MO TFR: 12.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6634  Issue Date: December 06, 2007 at 1739 UTC  Type: VIP 

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FL Shuttle Launch TFR: 12.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6654  Issue Date: December 06, 2007 at 2041 UTC  Type: Space Operations

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 12.06.07

Cessna Goes To China For Its SkyCatcher

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.06.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.06.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Cessna Goes To China For The 162 SkyCatcher -- 12.06.07 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock.)

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US Passenger 727 Operator Faces Uncertain Future

CEO Says Champion Air May End Operations In 2008

Charter operator Champion Air may soon suffer a technical knock-out, a victim to the loss of key contracts and high operating costs.

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NASA Bumps Atlantis Launch To Saturday... At Earliest

Problem Also Postponed 2006 Launch

"At least the issue wasn't weather." That's how one CNN commentator summed up NASA's postponement of the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis Thursday, due to two malfunctioning sensors on the shuttle's external fuel tank.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.06.07

Five states and DC petition the feds to limit aviation carbon emissions.
Weather hampers the search for a missing helicopter in Alaska.
And the STS-122 crew is ready to improvise if needed.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.06.07

Five states and DC petition the feds to limit aviation carbon emissions.
Weather hampers the search for a missing helicopter in Alaska.
And the STS-122 crew is ready to improvise if needed.

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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock, Cessna/China Analysis - 12.06.07

Today, we get analysis on Cessna's decision to build the Skycatcher in China from ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock.

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EPA Urged To Step In On Airliner Emissions

States Want Agency Officials To 'Take Their Head Out Of The Sand'

Studies show aviation is responsible for just three percent of overall carbon dioxide emissions in the United States... but several states say that's three percent too much, and they want the Environmental Protection Agency to do something about it.

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Airbus Considers Outsourcing Commercial Production To Boeing's Turf

Euro Surge Makes It Cheaper To Build Planes In US

If there was ever a doubt to the seriousness of the continuing surge in the value of the euro against the US dollar, consider this: European planemaker Airbus is seriously considering a shift in production of its planes to the United States, because it's cheaper.

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Atlantis Launch Scheduled For Thursday Afternoon

Crew Prepared For Almost Anything

"Be prepared." The Boy Scout creed is on the minds of the crewmembers of STS-122, as they prepare to ride into orbit onboard the shuttle Atlantis Thursday afternoon.

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F-15s Grounded Yet Again Over Structural Concerns

Longeron Problem Found On Another Plane

Inspections now underway by the US Air Force of some 450 F-15 fighter jets have uncovered a serious structural flaw on another plane... resulting in the third grounding in four weeks of a large segment of the service's F-15 fleet.

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Pinnacle Airlines Pilots Authorize Strike

Contract Negotiations Began In February 2005

If you're planning to fly soon on a Northwest or Delta regional flight, you may want to double-check your ticket. Pilots at regional carrier Pinnacle Airlines voted Monday to authorize a strike of the Memphis-based airline

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Able Flight Kicks Off Online Auction

eBay A Popular Place For Aero-Business

With offerings that range from flight training, aviation art and apparel, and luxury vacation get-a-ways, non-profit aviation scholarship provider Able Flight is the latest organization to join the rush to eBay.

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Part Of Jet's Cowling Found On Jakarta Runway

Anyone's Airliner Missing A Part?

Here's a mystery from Indonesia. Officials discovered a piece from an airliner this week on the runway at Jakarta's Sukarno-Hatta International Airport... and they're not sure where the part came from.

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Third Goodrich Facility Named Boeing Network Service Center

Alabama Business Will Repair, Overhaul Thrust Reversers

This week, Goodrich Corporation and Boeing signed an agreement making the Goodrich Aerostructures Alabama Service Center part of Boeing's Network Service Center (NSC) program.

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South Texas R/C Club Finds A New Field To Fly From

City Says Hobbyists May Use Landfill

A Rio Grande Valley model airplane club found a sweet-smelling solution to its search for a new field to fly from: a city dump.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.06.07)

Aero-Linx!

A compilation of biographies, mostly of average Americans who went away to war. Great information about how to research military records, and a way to share small, individual pieces of WWII history, which when combined paint a rich portrait of life in the armed forces during the 1940's.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.06.07): TOGA

Aero-Terms!

Takeoff/Go-Around. TOGA refers to buttons, often mounted on the throttle quadrant of turbine aircraft, that allow the engines to quickly be brought to full power, either for take off or in the event of a go around.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.06.07)

"After nearly three years of negotiations, during which Pinnacle Airlines has continued to post a profit and increase its flying with the new Delta Connection Air Services Agreement, our pilots have had enough."

Source: Scott Erickson, chairman of the Pinnacle Airlines pilots unit of the Air Line Pilots Association. Pilots at the regional carrier voted Monday to authorize a strike of the Memphis-based airline.

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CA TFR: 12.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6368 Issue Date: December 05, 2007 at 1256 UTC Type: Security

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MO TFR: 12.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6349  Issue Date: December 05, 2007 at 0017 UTC  Location: Kansas City, Missouri  Beginning Date and Time: December 07, 2007 at 1625 UTC  Ending Date and Time: December 07, 2007 at 2040 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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