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May 10, 2007

MN Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1119 Issue Date: May 11, 2007 at 0227 UTC Type: Hazards

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1114 Issue Date: May 11, 2007 at 0113 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1115 Issue Date: May 11, 2007 at 0124 UTC Type: Hazards

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MN Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1110 Issue Date: May 10, 2007 at 2324 UTC Type: Hazards

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1031  Issue Date: May 10, 2007 at 1649 UTC  Location: Miami Center, Naples, Florida near CYPRESS VOR/DME (CYY)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To Provide A Safe Environment For Fire Fighting  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589 

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CA Police Department Acquires C172

Officers Predict Ground-to-Sky In Four Minutes

The Redlands, CA Police Department has purchased a 1967 Cessna 172H to help launch its new air support program. The department is currently conducting background checks and interview processes for pilots including about 20 officers and department personnel who have applied for the job.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.10.07

WAAS-Up At Garmin? Jessica Myers Fills Us In

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.10.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Goings-On At Garmin: 05.10.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Jessica Myers.)

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Aloha Airlines Unveils A True 'Whalejet'

Handpainted 737 Honors Humpbacked Whales

What is it with whales, and airplanes? First it was "Shamu", of Sea World fame, painted on a series of Southwest 737s. Next came the Airbus A380, a plane some refer to (either fondly, or derisively) as the Whalejet. And now comes Aloha Airlines, which unveiled this week a Boeing 737-700 aircraft hand-painted by marine life artist Wyland.

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House Committee Recommends Termination Of ARH-70A Contract

May 18 Meeting Will Address Program's Future

It's not the final say on the matter, but a Congressional committee's recommendation to terminate Bell Helicopter's armed reconnaissance helicopter contract may be the beginning of the end for the troubled program.

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JetBlues: Neeleman Out As CEO Of Airline He Founded

Retains Chairman Title; Barger Named As Successor

Alas, not even an appearance on late-night television was enough to spare JetBlue Airways CEO David Neeleman the ax. On Thursday, the low-cost carrier replaced the airline's founder as chief executive, less than three months after a series of weather-related operations snafus shut down the carrier for days.

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'Turbine Toucan' High Performance Bipe Flies!

Sports 1.5:1 Thrust Ratio... Ooo-rah!

The Toucan has wings! Infinity Entertainment tipped Aero-News early Wednesday that its Turbine Toucan, piloted by noted test pilot Dave Morss, successfully completed its first flight Wednesday morning. Beating all expectations, the plane performed flawlessly.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.07

Brazilian investigators blame US pilots for the Gol 737 disaster.
Fumes force controllers at Dulles to flee the tower.
And no...you don't need to pass a personality test to train with Eclipse

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.10.07

Brazilian investigators blame US pilots for the Gol 737 disaster.
Fumes force controllers at Dulles to flee the tower.
And no...you don't need to pass a personality test to train with Eclipse.

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ANN Special Feature: Jessica Myers, Garmin International Inc. - 05.10.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with with Jessica Myers of Garmin about new developments at the company,
and how wide area augmentation service is revolutionizing how pilots use GPS.

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Maryland County Reevaluates Runway Expansion Plans

Eminent Domain Won't Be Considered For W41

During the May 1 meeting of the Somerset County, MD county commission, officials were met by some 40 residents from subdivisions surrounding the Crisfield-Somerset County Airport (W41) -- voicing concern about plans to extend the airport's only paved runway by 1,821 feet, to a length of 4,000 feet.

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Sri Lanka Airport Closes Following Nighttime Raids

Passengers Stranded; Confusion Reigns

The decision of the Bandaranaike International Airport to close at night left thousands of passengers stranded amid confusion over rescheduled flights at Sri Lanka's only international airport Wednesday.

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MSP Grants $239 Million Break For Northwest Airlines

Airport Commission Feared Loan Default By Carrier

The Metropolitan Airports Commission, governing board of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, voted 8 to 1 Wednesday to give final approval for a $239 million financial-aid package to Northwest Airlines.

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Elbit Systems UAV First To Earn Israeli Civil Certification

Hermes 450 Has Accumulated Over 65,000 Flight Hours

Aero-News learned this week Elbit Systems' Hermes 450 is the first UAV in Israel to receive a certification by civil aviation authorities.

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EADS Receives Order For Five HC-144A US Coast Guard Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Variant Of CN-235/C-295 Aircraft Family

EADS CASA, an operating entity of EADS, has received an order from Lockheed Martin for five more US Coast Guard HC-144A aircraft, bringing total orders to eight aircraft as part of the service's aviation modernization program.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-03 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: Air Tractor

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-01 MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Model AT-602 airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-04 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes.

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AD: Reims Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-02 MANUFACTURER: Reims Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Brazil Says US Pilots Responsible For Gol Midair Collision

Pilots Say ATC To Blame For Issuing Nonstandard Altitude

Federal investigators in Brazil concluded this week the two American pilots of an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet should be held liable for the September 29 midair collision that brought down a Gol Airlines 737 over the Amazon.

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Screeners Union Sues TSA Over Data Losses

Secret Service Joins Investigation

Calling the recent loss of employee personal data a breach of the Privacy Act, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) -- which represents employees throughout the Department of Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security Administration -- filed a class action lawsuit against the TSA Tuesday.

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Strange Bedfellows: NWA, ALPA Join Forces To Oppose 'Age 65' Proposal

Says Change Would "Replace One Arbitrary Age Limit With Another"

Though commonly on opposite sides of nearly any issue having to do with pilots' rights -- especially pay issues -- Northwest Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) recently joined forces to oppose extending the FAA's current "Age 60" pilot retirement rule by five years.

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Dulles Tower Evacuated After Fumes Invade

Controllers Move To Backup Facility To Avoid Gas

Firefighters ordered air traffic controllers to evacuate the Dulles International Airport tower Wednesday, after fumes from a nearby worksite permeated the building.

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Incoming French President Faces First Challenge With Airbus

Sarkozy's Early Days Will Be Determined By Handling Of EADS Woes

Is France's newly-elected president a believer in the free market system, or a strict nationalist who will use his power to prop up his country's economy? Those are the types of questions ANN typically leaves to entities such as The Wall Street Journal... but how Nicolas Sarkozy handles the current crisis with European planemaker Airbus could play a role in both his legacy, as well as the future of the joint partnership agreement that led to the creation of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company.

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Sandel's SA4550 Primary Attitude Display Earns TSO

Plug-In Component Replaces Older ADIs

Sandel Avionics told ANN Wednesday the Vista, CA-based avionics manufacturer has met FAA standards for Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval of its SA4550 Primary Attitude Display, confirming that the system has achieved all initial performance goals prior to receiving FAA certification.

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Would-Be Female Astronauts Honored By Wisconsin University

UW-Oshkosh To Award Honorary Doctorates

In the early 1960s, the United States was trying to play catch-up to the Soviets in space travel... after Yuri Gagarin became the first human sent into space in April 1961. Part of that effort put 13 female American pilots alongside their male counterparts in the astronaut training program.

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Sikorsky Selects CH-53K Fuselage Supplier Team

Four Companies Awarded Bids Following 12-Month Competition

Sikorsky Aircraft announced Wednesday it has selected four subcontractors to design and fabricate the major fuselage sections for its new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter currently under development for the United States Marine Corps.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.10.07)

Aero-Linx!

AIA and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) are sponsoring the 5th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge, the largest model rocket showcase on the planet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.10.07): Situational Awareness

Aero-Terms!

The ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regard to the mission. It's knowing what is going on around you. When it comes to flying, keep your blinders at home.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.10.07)

"TSA's reckless behavior is clearly in violation of the law. TSA must be held liable for this wanton disregard for employee privacy."

Source: John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the union representing screeners and other employees at the Transportation Security Administration.

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CA TFR: 05.11.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0836  Issue Date: May 09, 2007 at 1822 UTC  Type: Security 

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