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February 29, 2008

OH TFR: 03.03.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6619  Issue Date: February 29, 2008 at 1456 UTC  Location: RAVENNA , Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME (ACO)  Beginning Date and Time: March 03, 2008 at 1200 UTC  Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2008 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: CLEVELAND ARTCC (ZOB) Automated Flight Service Station, 440-774-0426 

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OH TFR: 02.29.08 - 03.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6624  Issue Date: February 29, 2008 at 1459 UTC  Location: RAVENNA , Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME (ACO)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2008 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: CLEVELAND ARTCC (ZOB) Automated Flight Service Station, 440-774-0426 

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OH TFR: 02.29.08 - 03.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6625 Issue Date: February 29, 2008 at 1502 UTC Location: RAVENNA , Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME (ACO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: CLEVELAND ARTCC (ZOB) Automated Flight Service Station, 440-774-0426

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NASA Gives 'Go' For March 11 Launch Of Endeavour

STS-123 Mission Will Install First Part Of Kibo Lab, Canada's Dextre Arms

NASA senior managers completed a review Friday of space shuttle Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected March 11 as the official launch date for the STS-123 mission. Commander Dominic Gorie and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off to the International Space Station at 0228 EDT.

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AD NUMBER: 2008-04-19 MANUFACTURER: ATR SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-19 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-18 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-18 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-17 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-17 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-16 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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Boeing Delivers Its 1,400th 747 To GECAS

747-400 Freighter Destined For AirBridgeCargo

It's a jumbo milestone for the original "jumbo jet." On Thursday, Boeing delivered its 1,400th 747 -- a 747-400 Freighter delivered to GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group.

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Precision Air Takes Delivery Of Its First ATR 72-500

Tanzanian Carrier Has Orders For Seven New Turboprops

Tanzania's Precision Air Services accepted delivery this week of its first ATR 72-500. This first delivery follows a deal inked in 2006, for the purchase of six new -500-series ATRs. In 2007, the airline booked an additional ATR 42-500.

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Newt Gingrich To Speak At AEA International Convention

Former House Speaker Will Talk Of 2008 Election

The Aircraft Electronic Association's annual convention is fast approaching... and the group has attracted a noteworthy special guest. Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, will discuss "What’s at Stake: Election 2008" during AEA's Annual Awards Luncheon. Honeywell is sponsoring his appearance.

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NBAA's Bolen Reiterates GA's Support For ATC Modernization

Says Senator's "Suggestion" Isn't Based On Facts

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reiterated Thursday the general aviation community's support for aviation system modernization, a topic of discussion at a Congressional hearing.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.29.08

EAA's Earl Lawrence, On The FAA's Second Look At The 51 Percent Rule

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.29.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.29.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Another Look At The 51 Percent Rule: 02.29.08 (ANN Special Report, with Earl Lawrence, the Experimental Aircraft Association's Vice President for Indust

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US Airways CEO Criticizes Delta, NWA Handling Of Merger Talks

Employees Respond That He Should Know

For a three-month period in late-2006 and early 2007, the name Doug Parker was synonymous with "airline merger" -- as the CEO of US Airways Group pursued a hostile takeover bid of Delta Air Lines. That bid failed in January 2007. Somewhat ironically, Parker had harsh words recently for how Delta and Northwest Airlines appear to be handling a potential merger of their own... saying both airlines are putting too much pressure on their pilots to hash out an agreement on seniority.

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Rockefeller Blames Stalled FAA Funding Bill On GA

Cites "Inability To Compromise" During Hearing

Some people just don't get it. West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller says it's unlikely there will be an FAA funding reauthorization bill passed at all in 2008, period... and he says the general aviation community is to blame.

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Aero-News Alert: EADS/Northrop Grumman Team Wins KC-X Contract Award

KC-X Contract Award To Be Announced Friday

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 02.29.08 1430 EST: Aero-News has learned Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb will announce the winner of the KC-X tanker contract award at 1700 EST Friday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.29.08

Have Delta and Northwest decided to walk away?
An M20 pilot dies in a crash, but saves others on the ground.
And answers trickle in regarding last Saturday's B-2 accident in Guam.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.29.08

Have Delta and Northwest decided to walk away?
An M20 pilot dies in a crash, but saves others on the ground.
And answers trickle in regarding last Saturday's B-2 accident in Guam.

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ANN Special Feature: Earl Lawrence, EAA - 02.29.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Earl Lawrence, the Experimental Aircraft Association's Vice President for Industry and Regulatory Affairs, about misconceptions which have resulted from the FAA's recent

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Aero-TV: Mike Sigman Talks About His Personal LSA -- A Zodiac 601XL

Aero-TV: Mike Sigman Talks About His Personal LSA -- A Zodiac 601XL

The cheerful troops that populate Aero-TV news teams sure do enjoy checking out all manner of neat aircraft with the companies that manufacture them, but sometimes it's just plain fun to talk to the folks who (ultimately) build and fly them... personally. Mike Sigman is just one of those folks.

Aero-TV: Mike Sigman Talks About His Personal LSA -- A Zodiac 601XL

Doing It Your Way Is Still The Best Way...

The cheerful troops that populate Aero-TV news teams sure do enjoy checking out all manner of neat aircraft with the companies that manufacture them, but sometimes it's just plain fun to talk to the folks who (ultimately) build and fly them -- personally. Mike Sigman is just one of those folks.

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Big News! Liberty Aerospace Delivers S/N 100

Aircraft Is Owner's Second XL2

Liberty Aerospace, manufacturer of the two-seat Liberty XL2, announced Thursday the delivery of Serial Number 100. The aircraft was delivered to Robert Kinney during a press event at Liberty’s manufacturing facility in Melbourne, FL.

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ATA Comes Out Swinging Against CAPBOR Claims

Advocacy Group Gives Airlines An 'F' For Strandings

Give 'em an "F" -- for failing to deliver even basic services to stranded passengers. That's the message Kate Hanni, founder of the consumer advocacy group Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights, had for several US airlines Wednesday... but the Air Transport Association, lobbying group for the nation's major carriers, said those statements are unfair.

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Pilot In 2007 Garuda Landing Accident Resigns

Was Presented With Ultimatum, Says Attorney

The first Indonesian airline pilot to face criminal charges related to an airliner accident has now also lost his job. An attorney for Captain Marwoto Komar says his client was presented with a choice to either resign as a captain for Garuda Indonesia Airlines, or be fired.

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Lockheed Machinists Gearing Up For Strike

Contract Expires Sunday At Midnight

Workers at eight Lockheed Martin facilities nationwide are on the verge of striking for the third time in six years, as their current contract expires at midnight Sunday.

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USAF Pushes For Extension To C-130J Production

Line Scheduled To Close In 2010

Officials with the US Air Force aren't sure whether they want to order more Lockheed Martin C-130J turboprop transports in the near future. They want to have the option, however, and that may not be available if the production line closes down as scheduled in 2010.

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Klyde Morris (02.29.08)

US Airways Struggles To Believe Its Own Spin...

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Sierra Introduces Extended-Range Citation Modification

XR-Option Available For Re-engined Legacy Jets

When it comes to making a good thing even better, few are as ambitious as Sierra Industries, with its line of re-engining programs and other modifications for legacy Citation business jets. This week, the company told ANN things have been "kicked up a notch," with the announcement of the XR extended-range upgrades for the company's Williams FJ-44 re-engined Citations.

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Dreamliner Passes Fuselage Barrel Tests

Big Hurdle Cleared For Composite Airliner

For all the reports of late about all that's gone wrong with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner -- namely, mounting delivery delays stemming from a shortage of fasteners, and various other supplier woes -- Boeing would like everyone to note some things are going right, too.

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Boeing Awarded US Army Contract For 11 New CH-47F Chinooks

Orders For Venerable Twin-Rotor Lifter Raised To 59

Boeing announced Thursday it was awarded a $280.5 million US Army contract for 11 new CH-47F Chinook helicopters, increasing the number of new Chinooks on contract to 59. Aircraft deliveries under this award will begin in 2011.

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NASA's Mars Spacecraft Prepare To Welcome 'New Kid On The Block'

Phoenix Mars Lander Due To Enter Martian Atmosphere May 25

Three Mars spacecraft are adjusting their orbits to be over the right place at the right time to listen to NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it enters the Martian atmosphere on May 25.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.29.08)

Aero-Linx!

The American Aviation Historical Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit ( 501.3.c. ) educational organization. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.29.08): Flight Envelope

Aero-Terms!

An aircraft's performance limits, specifically the curves of speed plotted against other variables to indicate the limits of speed, altitude, and acceleration that a particular aircraft can not safely exceed.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.29.08)

"The delivery of Serial Number 100 marks an important and exciting milestone in our company’s history. The XL2 represents a unique proposition to Flight Schools and Owners making available a state of the art aircraft with low operating and maintenance costs achieved through modular design and utilizing the fuel efficient TCM FADEC engine. We look forward to the next 100 aircraft coming down the line rapidly."

Source: Keith Markley, President and CEO of Liberty Aerospace.

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MN TFR: 02.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6488  Issue Date: February 28, 2008 at 1816 UTC  Location: ELY , Minnesota  Beginning Date and Time: February 29, 2008 at 1530 UTC  Ending Date and Time: February 29, 2008 at 1645 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY ATBABBITT IRON MINES  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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MN TFR: 02.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6489 Issue Date: February 28, 2008 at 1816 UTC Location: ELY , Minnesota near EVELETH VOR/DME (EVM) Beginning Date and Time: February 29, 2008 at 1730 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 29, 2008 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY ATUNITED TACONITE MINES Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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