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April 15, 2008

NY TFR: 04.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3084  Issue Date: April 14, 2008 at 1912 UTC  Location: New York City, New York  Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 1430 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 1530 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3341  Issue Date: April 15, 2008 at 2017 UTC  Location: 254 MILES EAST BELEN , New Mexico near SOCORRO VORTAC (ONM)  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: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4500 

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CA TFR: 04.17.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3202 Issue Date: April 15, 2008 at 1358 UTC Location: Beale afb, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: April 17, 2008 at 0330 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 17, 2008 at 0530 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 04.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3203 Issue Date: April 15, 2008 at 1400 UTC Location: Beale afb, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 1635 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 1835 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 04.18.08 - 04.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3204 Issue Date: April 15, 2008 at 1402 UTC Location: Beale afb, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: April 18, 2008 at 2340 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 19, 2008 at 0140 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Seventy-Nine Feared Dead In Congolese DC-9 Downing

Fifth Fatal Plane Crash In Nine Months

Officials say there are only six known survivors, out of 85 persons onboard a DC-9 that crashed on takeoff Tuesday in eastern Congo.

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Continental Weighs In On Delta/Northwest Merger

Tells Employees "Landscape Is Changing"

Continental Airlines -- believed by many to be in talks with United Airlines about a merger of their own -- released the following message Tuesday to its more than 45,000 employees from Larry Kellner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Jeff Smisek, President, in response to Monday night's announcement that Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have agreed to merge.

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BTS: Airline Employment Rose For 13th Straight Month In February

But That Trend Might Not Last Much Longer

Given recent airline announcements of declining profits, bankruptcies, and mergers... this may be the last we see of such promising airline employment numbers for awhile.

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Denver Int'l Says It's Willing To Help Frontier, Other Carriers

Airline Already Benefitted From Fee Cuts During United's Bankruptcy

If Frontier Airlines asks Denver International Airport for help to reduce some of the bankrupt carrier's costs, the airport says they'll work with the airline... and any others down the line who may need similar considerations.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.15.08

The Continuing Evolution Of The Liberty XL-2

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.15.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.15.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- What's New On The XL-2: 04.15.08 (ANN Special Report, with Liberty Aerospace President/CEO Keith Markley, Business Development Manager Paul Everitt, and Sr. VP Marketing Randy

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Southwest Airlines Unveils 'Illinois One' To Honor State, Chicago

B737-700 Emblazoned With Artist's Rendering Of State Flag

This week, Southwest Airlines unveiled its newest special-liveried aircraft, Illinois One -- a Boeing 737 emblazoned with an artist's rendering of the state flag.

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IAM Says Passenger, Workers Will Suffer In Northwest-Delta Merger

Union Strongly Opposed To 'Ill-Advised Mega Venture'

They're not fans. Late Monday evening, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers' (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. issued the following statement in response to the proposed merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

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EADS Says Oft-Delayed A400M Closer To First Flight

MSN001 Powered-On, Engine Tests To Begin Soon

Representatives with European Aeronautic Defense and Space company (EADS) tell ANN the first Airbus A400M military transport turboprop, MSN001, recently left station 40 where all the aircraft systems' interfaces have been connected and the electrical system has been successfully tested with power-on. These activities are in line with the current program plan.

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Investigators Say Compton Accident Plane Lost Power On Approach

Four Injured When C-310 Impacted Neighborhood In East LA

Investigators have determined a Cessna 310Q that impacted three homes in Compton, CA on Saturday lost power as it approached to land at a nearby airport.

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Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association Announces 'Migration 6' Plans

Registration Now Open For July 10-13 Gathering In Duluth

The folks at COPA (The Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association) told ANN this week of the opening of registration for the association's 6th annual Convention, Exposition and Fly-In, to be held in Duluth, MN from July 10 through July 13, 2008.

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Adam Aircraft Lives To Fly Another Day

Court Approves Russian-Owned Company's Acquisition Of Assets

Adam Aircraft will fly again... thanks to more than little outside help. Last week, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado approved the sale of the assets of Adam Aircraft Industries, Inc. to AAI Acquisition, Inc., a Delaware corporation which is part of the Russian-controlled Industrial Investors group of companies.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.15.08

It's official: Delta to acquire Northwest.
The Rocket Racing League will debut at Oshkosh.
And Embraer completes the first Phenom 300.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.15.08

It's official: Delta to acquire Northwest.
The Rocket Racing League will debut at Oshkosh.
And Embraer completes the first Phenom 300.

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ANN Special Feature: Liberty Aerospace - 04.15.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Liberty Aerospace President/CEO Keith Markley, Business Development Manager Paul Everitt, and Sr. VP Marketing Randy Burnley about the Liberty XL-2, and the company's pr

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DOT Proposes United Airlines For Los Angeles-Mexico Flights

Delta, Virgin America Also Applied For Route Frontier Is Giving Up

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed Monday to allow United Air Lines to begin new flights between Los Angeles and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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AD: Avidyne

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-28R1 MANUFACTURER: Primary Flight Displays SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-28R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to revise AD 2008-06-28, which applies to certain Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) (Part Numbers (P/Ns)700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100) that are installed on airplanes. AD 2008-06-28 currently requires you to do a check of the maintenance records and inspection of the PFD (if necessary) to determine if an affected serial number PFD is installed.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes.

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AD: Lycoming/Teledyne Continental/Superior Air Parts

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-14 MANUFACTURER: Teledyne Continental,Superior Air Parts,Fuel Injection Servos SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-14 SUMMARY: This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-06-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Lycoming Engines IO, (L)IO, TIO, (L)TIO, AEIO, AIO, IGO, IVO, and HIO series reciprocating engines, TCM TSIO-360-RB reciprocating engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. IO-360 series reciprocating engines with certain Precision Airmotive LLC RSA-5 and RSA-10 series fuel injection servos.

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AD: Pacific Aerospace

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-03 MANUFACTURER: Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: McCauley

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-01 MANUFACTURER: McCauley SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding three existing airworthiness directives (ADs) for McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA -0,B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0. Those ADs currently require fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) and eddy current inspections (ECI) of propeller blades for cracks, and if any crack indications are found, removing the blade from service.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-13 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-13 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Breathing Easy: Aero-TV Talks CO With CO Guardian

Ash Vij Has A Mission... To Keep You Breathing

Ash Vij's CO Guardian is the undisputed leader in carbon monoxide detectors for General Aviation, and are now included as standard safety equipment on all new Cessna 172, 182, 206, Columbia Aircraft, Diamond DA40 and Skycrane helicopters -- and starting June 08, CO Guardian will now be standard on all Cirrus Aircraft.

Breathing Easy: Aero-TV Talks CO With CO Guardian

Ash Vij Has A Mission... To Keep You Breathing

Ash Vij's CO Guardian is the undisputed leader in carbon monoxide detectors for General Aviation, and are now included as standard safety equipment on all new Cessna 172, 182, 206, Columbia Aircraft, Diamond DA40 and Skycrane helicopters -- and starting June 08, CO Guardian will now be standard on all Cirrus Aircraft.

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Embraer Rolls Out Its First Phenom 300 Light Jet

Sees Light Of Day... And Soon, Light Under Its Wheels

Embraer tells ANN the Brazilian planemaker finished assembling its first Phenom 300 jet at the Gavião Peixoto plant in São Paulo, Brazil, on April 12. The rollout precedes a series of ground tests to be conducted in preparation for the jet's first flight in mid-2008. Final assembly of the second Phenom 300 has also begun at the same plant.

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AOPA Appeals To Members To Combat Dwindling Pilot Numbers

How Can We Boost The Ranks? Group Wants YOUR Ideas

One of the biggest threats to the future of general aviation is the drastic decline of the pilot population. The number has dropped below 600,000... and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association notes that number continues to fall.

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DOT Says Caps Won't Help Solve New York Airspace Mess

Schumer Sees Sound Bite Opportunity, Responds Predictably

The general aviation community has come to know US Senator Charles Schumer as an opponent of small aircraft operators. Perhaps it will help to know the New York Democrat is also a thorn in the side of the US Department of Transportation.

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FAA Scrutiny Of Airline Maintenance To Continue

AAL The Latest, But Probably Not Last, To Feel Agency's Wrath

American Airlines has returned to a normal schedule, after a regulatory crackdown by the Federal Aviation Administration which resulted in the cancellation of more than 3,300 flights scheduled on MD-80-series airliners in less than a week.

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FAA, NTSB Investigate C-310 Downing In Compton

Four Injured When Twin Impacts Homes

Investigators with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are combing through the wreckage of a Cessna 310Q that impacted two homes in Compton, CA Saturday afternoon.

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Oberstar Thinks Airline Cancellations 'Will Go On For A While'

Congressman Led Crackdown On FAA Inspection Process

Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar has led the charge against the Federal Aviation Administration, calling on the agency to more strictly regulate its own procedures governing the oversight of US domestic carriers. His name also is synonymous with recent FAA action -- some would say overreaction -- concerning those airlines' compliance with safety procedures and inspections, which resulted in thousands of flight cancellations over the past month.

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Commercial Space Travel Too Risky For Venture Capitalists?

Analyst Says Several Companies Could Turn Profits Relatively Soon

There have been many parallels noted between the high-tech boom of the late 90s, and what many expect will be the coming boom in commercial space exploration and tourism. But so far, there's one big difference.

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Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Hires Three To Senior Operations Positions

Will Aid Planemaker In Delivering Quality Aircraft

 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced Monday the addition of Henry Davis, Dean N. Jones and Ken Rohling to its Wichita, KS headquarters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.15.08)

Aero-Linx!

Have you ever wondered what it might have felt like to be at Kitty Hawk, one fateful December day in 1903, when a bicycle mechanic from Ohio named Orville Wright first took to the air aboard his fragile powered flying machine and skipped through the air those few precious feet? Who among us hasn't marveled at photographs and faded film footage of the great events in aviation history and longed to know what it was like to be there? The Vintage Aviation Historical Foundation (VAHF) was established for people just like you.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.15.08): Airbrake

Aero-Terms!

Passive device extended from an aircraft to increase parasite drag. Most common forms are hinged wing flaps or tail cones, and are mounted in locations where operation causes no significant deterioration in stability and control at any attainable airspeed. Also known as dive brakes, air brakes differ from flaps in that they produce no useful lift.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.15.08)

"I think this will go on for a while as airlines realign themselves and the FAA adjusts its attitude to be rigorous with the airlines and not partners with them, not treating them as customers. I think we can expect more aircraft being pulled out of service because they weren't inspected when they should have been... [airlines] have to do a vastly better job of scheduling their aircraft for maintenance so that work can be done without inconveniencing the traveling public. It's now reached a crisis point beyond the inspection dates that they've had to take large numbers of aircraft out of service in order to conduct the inspections that should have been done on a routine basis."

Source: Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar, who has led the char

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