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August 11, 2007

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-100 and A320-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200,-200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-02 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-06 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Spirit Airlines Plans To Bug Out Of Detroit

Will Close Call Center, Move Pilot Ops

The carrier that became Spirit Airlines started out in Detroit some 27 years ago... but this week, the airline announced significant reductions to its presence in the Motor City.

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AOPA Awards $1,000 Prize To Project Pilot Mentor

Faisal Adil Provides Support To Five Students

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently awarded its second quarterly $1,000 prize this year to a Project Pilot Mentor. Faisal Adil shares his passion for aviation with five student pilots who he mentors through AOPA’s program.

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Whoops! Lockheed Tells Pentagon It Was Overbilled On JSF

Says Company Will Repay $265 Million In Overages

Lockheed Martin Corp. -- ever-sensitive to any whisper of impropriety when it comes to government contracts -- notified the Pentagon this week it discovered an "inadvertent billing error" on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program... and says it plans to repay the overages, to the tune of $265 million.

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Northwest Shows Added Interest In Midwest Airlines

May Join Third-Party Bid To Purchase Carrier

The theatrics surrounding a potential buyout of Midwest Airlines became a bit more dramatic this week... as Northwest Airlines is reportedly considering a passive stake in the airline, as part of a larger buyout bid.

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Mars-Bound Phoenix Probe Adjusts Course Successfully

Second Correction Planned For Mid-October

On Friday, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander accomplished the first and largest of six course corrections planned during the spacecraft's flight from Earth to Mars.

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China Plans To Map 'Every Inch' Of Lunar Surface

CNSA Taking Three-Step Plan For Moon Exploration

China continues to push forward with its ambitious space program... and assert its goals to the global community. On Friday, state media reported Chinese space officials plan to map "every inch" of the lunar surface, before pursuing more ambitious projects.

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HSM-41 Receives First MH-60R Helicopter Trainer

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 41 on Naval Station North Island was given the first MH-60R (Romeo) Tactical Operational Flight Trainer 2 (TOFT 2) Aug. 3. As soon as the simulator doors opened, HSM-41 pilots and air crewmen immediately began training with the TOFT 2.

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NASA Awards First Stage Contract For Ares Rocket

Agency's NextGen Manned Space Program Comes Together

NASA has signed a $1.8 billion contract with Alliant Techsystems, known as ATK, located near Brigham City, UT for the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the first stage of the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.11.07)

Aero-Linx!

A remarkable journey across Germany during World War 2. This is a first person narrative of that journey from an R.A.F. flying officer in December, 1942.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.11.07): Vernier Coupling

Aero-Terms!

A timing coupling used with base-mounted magnetos.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.11.07)

"What does this mean? I don't know at this point."

Source: NASA's mission management team chairman John Shannon. A detailed inspection Friday of the heat shield of the shuttle Endeavour detected a potentially worrisome gouge in the tiles near the orbiter's starboard main landing gear door.

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TX TFR: 08.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2086 Issue Date: August 09, 2007 at 1818 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: August 13, 2007 at 1835 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 13, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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OH TFR: 08.17.08 - 08.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2091 Issue Date: August 09, 2007 at 1907 UTC Location: Fairfield County Airport, Lancaster, Ohio near APPLETON VORTAC (APE) Beginning Date and Time: August 17, 2007 at 2030 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 19, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Wings of Victory Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbus (CMH) TRACON, 614-338-4092

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TX TFR: 08.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2087 Issue Date: August 09, 2007 at 1819 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at 1355 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at 1500 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NJ TFR: 08.13.07 - 08.15.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1958  Issue Date: August 09, 2007 at 1129 UTC  Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey near ATLANTIC CITY VORTAC (ACY)  Beginning Date and Time: August 13, 2007 at 1200 UTC  Ending Date and Time: August 15, 2007 at 2030 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Demonstrations by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and other high performance aircraft  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Atlantic City (ACY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 609-485-6193

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TX TFR: 08.13.07 - 08.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2088 Issue Date: August 09, 2007 at 1820 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: August 13, 2007 at 1835 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at 1500 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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