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July 03, 2007

Missing Pilot's Body Found In New Mexico

Governor Authorized Renewed Search

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.03.07 2245 EDT: Closure, at last. Aero-News has learned search crews in southeastern New Mexico located the wreckage of a missing RV-6 Tuesday, four months after the plane and its pilot disappeared in the vicinity of the Texas/New Mexico border.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.04.07

A quarantined Atlanta lawyer turns out not to be as infectious as thought.
A bomb scare closes a Heathrow terminal for five hours Monday.
And Hartzell's high-tech composite prop is certified in

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers 200th Premier I Bizjet

First Plane Delivered In 2001

Aero-News has learned Hawker Beechcraft Corporation recently delivered the 200th Beechcraft Premier in a special ceremony at the company’s delivery center in Wichita, KS.

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6895  Issue Date: July 03, 2007 at 0209 UTC  Location: Denver Center, 26 SE of Durango, Colorado near DURANGO VOR/DME (DRO)  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: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248 

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7003 Issue Date: July 03, 2007 at 2049 UTC Type: Hazards

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7026 Issue Date: July 04, 2007 at 0108 UTC Type: Hazards

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7029 Issue Date: July 04, 2007 at 0212 UTC Type: Hazards

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North Dakota Air Nat'l Guard Unit Flies First UAV Mission

Predators Now In The Skies Near US/Canada Border

North Dakota Governor John Hoeven and ND National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk announced Tuesday the 119th Wing, ND Air National Guard, has flown its first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mission from Fargo.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.03.07

"Fly At Your Own Risk" Reporter Dave Savini

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.03.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.03.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "Fly At Your Own Risk" At O'Hare: 07.03.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Chicago investigative reporter Dave Savini)

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Reports: King Air Down In Fog Near CRQ

At Least Two Reported Lost

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.03.07 1220 EDT: Two people are confirmed dead in the crash of a Beechcraft King Air Tuesday morning near Carlsbad, CA.

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Helicopter Down In Northern Saskatchewan, Occupants Missing

Wreckage Located Near Remote Lake, Inaccessible By Ground

A helicopter -- four hours overdue in reaching its destination of Points North Landing, a mining supply outpost more than 500 miles north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada -- was reported missing Sunday evening.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.03.07

British authorities make more terrorism arrests.
Security-related delays spill over to US airports.
And airlines ask the FAA to intentionally delay corporate jet takeoffs.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.03.07

British authorities make more terrorism arrests.
Security-related delays spill over to US airports.
And airlines ask the FAA to intentionally delay corporate jet takeoffs.

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ANN Special Feature: Dave Savini, WBBM-TV CBS2, Chicago - 07.03.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dave Savini, an investigative reporter whose eight-part series, "Fly at Your Own Risk", is following an ongoing security scandal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airpor

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Blown Tires Force Emergency Landing Of Air China Jet

Carrier Had Problematic Weekend With Minor Mishaps

An Air China Boeing 747 heading for Beijing, China, was forced to make an emergency landing Friday after blowing out at least one tire on takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport

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ATA Requests 'Temporary' Flight Delay Relief Around NYC

Organization Wants Restrictions On Corporate Flights

Continuing its campaign to convince the traveling public that increased general aviation traffic is at least partly responsible for airline delays, on Monday the Air Transport Association requested the Federal Aviation Administration create temporary additional airspace capacity over the upcoming holiday period, by imposing ground delay programs at Teterboro Airport and other nearby general aviation airports when the agency imposes such programs at Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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Three More Suspects Arrested in Glasgow Car Bomb Plot

Tightened Security May Cause Additional Delays For Holiday Travelers

British law enforcement personnel arrested three more suspects Monday in the attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow Airport, bringing the total arrested to eight.

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Hartzell ASC-II Composite Propeller Receives First European Certification

EASA TC Also Covers Aluminum-Bladed Props

Hartzell Propeller Inc. announced Monday it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for its three-bladed ASC-II propeller. The approval also marks the first US propeller manufacturer to receive an EASA Type Certificate.

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Former AMR Exec Says Mergers Aren't The Answer To Industry Problems

Says Government Should Give Money... Then Get Out Of The Way

A former airline executive says the US airline industry is falling behind Europe and Asia, but carrier mergers are not the answer.

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Continental Pilots, Management Agree To Begin Early Contract Talks

Deal Moves Up Discussions From April 2008

Representatives from the Air Line Pilots Association and Continental Airlines met Monday to sign a Protocol Agreement setting the stage for the parties to begin talks about changes to the pilots' contract.

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Sigma-Tek Unveils Electric 5000EG Attitude Indicator

Will Offer Price Break For AirVenture 2007 Attendees

Sigma-Tek Instruments & Avionics tells ANN the company has put its nearly 25 years of successful general aviation gyroscope engineering behind a new electric attitude indicator -- the Sigma-Tek 5000EG.

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Court Give Preliminary Go-Ahead For Skywest Pilots To Organize

Ruling Allows Discussion, Support Paraphernalia To Be Worn

The US District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction last week upholding SkyWest Airlines pilots' federal rights to explore membership possibilities with the Air Line Pilots Association -- finding SkyWest, Inc. had unlawfully interfered with those rights.

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Former Employee Accuses Alitalia Of Discrimination

Claims He Was Forced To Discriminate Against Workers

A former employee of Italy's state-owned airline, Alitalia, is suing the carrier for discriminatory practices.

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GAMA Awards Scholarship To Illinois HS Student

Matthew Gonitzke Took First Flying Lesson At 12

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has selected Matthew Gonitzke as the recipient of the 2007 Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” scholarship. Gonitzke recently graduated with honors from Winnebago High School in Winnebago, IL.

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Embraer Breaks Ground On First Of Three Planned US Service Centers

Facility Will Be Built At IWA

Embraer broke ground Monday for a new executive jets service center at Williams Gateway Airport, in Mesa, AZ. The facility is scheduled for completion in mid-2008 and will be one of three locations in the US dedicated to full-service care for the company’s Phenom 100, Phenom 300 and Legacy 600 jets.

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Chinese Freight Company Buys German Airport

Beat Out Competition Including Emirates, FedEx

The purchase of the Parchim Airport, near Hamburg, Germany, by Zhengzhou, China-based freight-forwarding company LinkGlobal Logistics was given final approval by the interior ministry of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania state.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.03.07)

"The New York City metropolitan-area airspace is completely saturated and near gridlock... More than one-third of all air traffic delays in the country on June 28 were in congested New York airspace."

Source: James May, president of the Air Transport Association, lobbying group for the nation's largest airlines. On Monday the ATA requested the Federal Aviation Administration create temporary additional airspace capacity over the upcoming holiday period, by imposing ground delay programs at Teterboro Airport and other nearby general aviation airports when the agency imposes such programs at Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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