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May 13, 2007

Looking Up: First Quarter ’07 Columbia Deliveries Exceed ’06 Mark

Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation tells ANN that it delivered 47 new aircraft in the first quarter of 2007, one more than the company delivered during the same period in 2006.

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Walter M. 'Wally' Schirra Private Memorial Announced

'Celebration Of His Life' To Take Place May 21st In San Diego

Captain Walter M. Schirra, Jr., USN (Ret.) national hero and one of America’s original seven Mercury Astronauts will be memorialized during a private ceremony at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on May 21st.  Schirra was the only astronaut to fly in NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs.

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Dig Deeper: Embraer Announces Phenom 100 Jet Price Increase

New Price Effective July 1, 2007

You're going to have to dig a little deeper if you want to pony up the bucks for one of Embraer's breathlessly awaited Phenom 100s. Embraer has announced an increase in the price of the Phenom 100 jet, effective July 1, 2007. The aircraft will be priced at US$ 2.98 million for the FAA certified bird, based on January 2005 economic conditions in a baseline configuration. The current price of the Phenom 100 is US$ 2.85 million.

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M7 Aerospace Names 'Buck' Kilgore VP-Aerostructures Manufacturing

Division Supplies Boeing, Lockheed, AgustaWestland

Aero-News has learned M7 Aerospace recently named Emory (Buck) Kilgore to the position of Vice President of Aerostructures Manufacturing, with responsibility for M7's manufacturing and assembly operations.

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Bellanca-Champion Club Adds Gold Country Air Tour to West Coast Fly-In

Bellanca-Champion Club West Coast Fly-In: June 8-10

The Fly-In Committee of the Bellanca-Champion Club has announced their first 'Gold Country Air Tour' as part of their annual West Coast Fly-In. Program chair Ozzie Levi has compiled 'an exciting tour of towns and historical sites' around Columbia, CA, site of the Fly-In, June 8 through 10.

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Dreamliner Fuselage Segments Arrive In Everett

Components Dreamlifter-ed In For Assembly

Aero-News has learned three large composite fuselage sections arrived in Everett, WA Friday for the upcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Equipment Failure Possible Cause of NC Accident

NTSB Prelim Cites Gyro/Attitude Indicator Loss

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report, released Thursday, on last Friday's C182 (file photo, below) crash in Asheville, NC, points to possible equipment malfunction, resulting in a partial panel problem.

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ISS Prepares For Grocery/Supply/Fuel Delivery

2007 Report #25, 11 p.m. CDT, May 11, 2007 

A new cargo freighter launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 10:25 p.m. CDT Friday with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment aboard.

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Eurotec Vertical Flight Solutions Announces Relocation

Move Will Consolidate Operations

Lawrence, KS-based helicopter parts supplier Eurotec Vertical Flight Solutions has announced it is pulling up stakes and relocating its operations to the town of Eudora.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.13.07)

Aero-Linx!

ASPJ is the professional journal of the US Air Force and the leading forum for worldwide air and space power thought. It is published in five different language editions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.13.07): LOFT

Aero-Terms!

Line Oriented Flight Training is training in a simulator with a complete crew using representative flight segments that contain normal, abnormal, and emergency procedures that may be expected in line operations.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.13.07)

“2006 was another record year for Columbia and we expect our growth in 2007 to continue at the same manageable pace... We’re consistently delivering four aircraft per week and our order book continues to grow. This is a great start to the year.” Source: Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing President Wan Majid, in comments associated with the news that columbia's 1Q/07 deliveries exceeded last year's. 

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MD TFR: 05.17.07 - 05.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1146  Issue Date: May 11, 2007 at 1236 UTC  Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland near ANDREWS VORTAC (ADW)  Beginning Date and Time: May 17, 2007 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 20, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other teams  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Andrews AFB (ADW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 240-857-4768 

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