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June 23, 2007

Glacier Girl Embarks On Operation Bolero II

Heads To England To Complete Original Mission

After 65 years -- including 50 years spent buried deep below the surface of a Greenland glacier -- the recovered and fully restored Lockheed P-38 now known as Glacier Girl is on her way to completing her interrupted World War II mission: Operation Bolero.

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NY TFR: 06.29.07 - 06.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5515 Issue Date: June 22, 2007 at 1156 UTC Location: Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link FLD, Johnson City, New York near BINGHAMTON VORTAC (CFB) Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Navy F-18, U.S. Air Force F-15 and other high performance teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Binghamton (BGM) Air Traffic Control Tower, 607-729-6146

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CA TFR: 06.29.07 - 07.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5524 Issue Date: June 22, 2007 at 1253 UTC Location: Oakland, Marysville-Yuba County Airport, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2007 at 2200 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 01, 2007 at 2330 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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DOT Fines NWA For Failure to Produce Requested Documents

Inspectors Denied Access To 'Denied Boarding Statement'

The Department of Transportation conducted compliance inspections at Washington National and Baltimore Washington airports recently and caught some Northwest Airlines employees a bit off guard.

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Air Canada Adds Pets To No-Fly List

Passengers Must Ship Animals On Cargo Aircraft

Air Canada officials added some real teeth to its new No-Fly list Thursday -- and some fur and claws, too. Effective July 15, pets will not be allowed on its domestic passenger flights.

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News From Paris: Eurocopter Wins UK Puma Upgrade Contract

Will Allow Fleet To Remain In Service Thru 2022

Eurocopter announced this week it was recently awarded an Assessment Phase (AP) contract by the UK's Ministry of Defense, for the Life Extension Program for the RAF's fleet of Puma Mk1 helicopters.

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Kalitta Air Pilots To Vote On Tentative Agreement

Negotiations Have Gone On Four Years; Previous TA Axed

Aero-News learned this week pilots for cargo hauler Kalitta Air will vote on a tentative agreement by mail ballot over the course of the next month. The proposed contract is the product of over four years of negotiations and a previously rejected tentative agreement.

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News From Paris: Lockheed Takes Artsy Approach To F-35 Debut

Company Commissioned Artists For Gallery-Type Presentation

Lockheed Martin added a bit of drama to its unveiling of its next-generation fighter jet at this week's Paris Air Show. The company commissioned 10 artists from all over the world to showcase the F-35 Lighting II in paintings.

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Prototype Airborne Laser Aircraft Arrives At Andrews AFB

Modified 747 Designed To Use Light Beam To Shoot Down Missiles

A typical-looking 747 aircraft on the tarmac this week at Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base -- distinguishable from other 747s only by its glass, bulb-shaped nose -- could one day be the silver bullet that shoots ballistic missiles out of the sky.

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SPACEHAB Signs Space Act Agreement With NASA

Commercial Cargo Transport System To Launch As Early As 2009

SPACEHAB, Inc. announced the signing of a Space Act Agreement this week with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to facilitate the company's development of a commercial transportation system capable of ferrying pre-manufactured cargo and manufacturing equipment to low-Earth orbit.

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Boeing Leases Hangar Complex At PDX

Will Use Facility For Painting, Maintenance

It's a little piece of Seattle, a little further south. Aero-News learned this week Boeing has signed a new 15-year lease on the AMC hangar complex at Portland International Airport (PDX). The planemaker signed the lease with the Port of Portland earlier this month.

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HAI Issues Call For 2008 'Salute To Excellence' Nominees

Honors Contributions To International Helo Community

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) tells ANN the organization is now accepting nominations for its 2008 "Salute to Excellence" awards.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.23.07)


The mission of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.23.07): Sailplane


A high performance glider. Sailplanes normally have a high-aspect-ratio wing, are lightweight and very strong.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.23.07)

"We've had record load factors for the past three years. That means our planes have been fuller than they've ever been. And this fact, combined with the new security requirements that limit gels and liquids people can take on a plane have meant we're carrying much more luggage than we have in the past."

Source: Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick. Effective July 15, passengers hoping to bring their pets with them on domestic Air Canada flights will have to send the animals on the carrier's AC Live Product cargo service instead, to make room for luggage on passenger-carrying flights.

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