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May 24, 2008

Tour Helo Down In CA: Three Lost, Three Injured

Witnesses On Santa Catalina Island Report Apparent Power Loss

A Saturday morning helicopter accident was reported from Southern California's Santa Catalina Island, 26 miles west of the Los Angeles coastline.

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Plans For New ANC Runway Shelved Indefinitely

Airlines Opposed Construction Plans

There will be no new runway at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport... at least not for a long while. Officials announced late Thursday the project has been postponed indefinitely, due in part to public outcry against the plan.

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Airship Ventures Announces First Flight Of New Zeppelin

Will Enter Commercial Service In June

Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik and Airship Ventures announced this week the successful first flight of the fourth, and latest, Zeppelin NT airship over Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Carrier 'George Washington' Secured After Onboard Fire

Ship Now Steaming Home To San Diego

At approximately 0750 local time on May 22, a fire was detected in the vicinity of the aft air conditioning and refrigeration space and auxiliary boiler room aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

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US Airways, United Want To Postpone China Routes

Both Cite High Fuel Prices In Delaying Start

They both fought hard to win approval from the Department of Transportation to begin service... but now, United Airlines and US Airways want to postpone starting new routes to China for at least a year, due to high fuel prices.

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Eurocopter Increases Manufacturing Capability In Canada

Expands Ontario HQ, Manufacturing Center

Eurocopter Canada held a grand opening ceremony this week for its newly expanded headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Erie, Ontario.

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Boeing Pitches Increased Environmental Focus

Hopes Going Green Will Sell Planes

This week, Boeing released its 2008 Environment Report -- detailing its performance, strategy and actions to reduce its environmental footprint and lead the aerospace industry with environmentally progressive products and services.

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Hawker Beechcraft Announces $14 Million IWA Service Facility

Expected To Generate Over 100 New Jobs In Area

Hawker Beechcraft announced this week a new Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) aircraft maintenance and service facility in Mesa, AZ at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The planned $14 million investment will enable HBS to offer customer support and maintenance in the southwestern United States.

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DEA Official To Address Threats To Industry At Air Charter Summit

NATA Meeting Runs June 9-11 In Chantilly, VA

The National Air Transportation Association tells ANN the group's 2008 NATA Air Charter Summit will provide exclusive insight into emerging threats to charter operators from the illegal drug trade.

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Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team Plans Move To New Home

Red Arrows Will Relocate To RAF Waddington By 2011

The World Famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, more commonly known as the Red Arrows, plan to move from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to nearby RAF Waddington.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.24.08)


At the beginning of the Second World War, the Japanese Navy was arguably the most powerful navy in the world. Its naval aviation corps, consisting of 10 aircraft carriers and 1500 topnotch aviators, was the most highly trained and proficient force of its kind.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.24.08): Inferior Planets


The planets Mercury and Venus are inferior planets, because their orbits are closer to the Sun than is Earth's orbit.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.24.08)

"The airlines oppose the development of a fourth runway because it is unnecessary and not affordable. It will have a negative impact on the economic vitality of the airport and the state of Alaska."

Source: From a statement from Alaska Airlines, in opposing construction of a new runway at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Supporters of the plan were shocked when an airline representative announced 25 carriers opposed the new runway.

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CA TFR: 05.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8815  Issue Date: May 23, 2008 at 2109 UTC  Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)  Beginning Date and Time: May 27, 2008 at 1525 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 27, 2008 at 1925 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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