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May 22, 2008

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8802 Issue Date: May 22, 2008 at 2302 UTC Location: SOUTH OF LOMA PRIETA , California near SAN JOSE VOR/DME (SJC) 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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EBACE 2008: Avidyne Opens New European Support, Sales Center In Germany

Recognizes Increasing Potential Of Int'l Market

As part of an ongoing expansion of its international sales and service efforts, Avidyne announced this week the opening new International Customer Support Center and OEM Sales office, based in Weißenhorn, Germany.

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Boeing's Hummingbird Claims UAV Endurance Record

A160T Rotorcraft Flies 18.7 Hours

Boeing announced this week it successfully flew the A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft for 18.7 hours May 14-15, claiming an unofficial world endurance record for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) weighing between 1,102 and 5,511 pounds (500 to 2,500 kilograms).

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FAA Notes Progress In Reducing Flight Delays

Says Air Traffic Program Saved $27 Million During First Year

In the midst of the second-worst ever year for flight delays, the Federal Aviation Administration launched a software program called "Adaptive Compression" in March 2007 aimed at saving airlines money, and passengers in time lost, spent when aircraft aren't in the air.

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DOT Once Again Opens Military Airspace For Holiday Flights

Follows Similar Measures Employed Last Year

Air travelers along the East Coast of the United States will once again get some measure of relief from the military this Memorial Day Weekend, thanks to a new agreement to make military airspace available for commercial airline flights off the East Coast, US Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced Thursday.

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Certified! L-3's SmartDeck Earns TSO And STC

Available Now For Retrofit On SR22-G2; Development Continues On 'the-jet'

L-3 Communications Avionics Systems announced Thursday it has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) Authorization and Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System. The STC has been awarded for the Cirrus Design SR22 G2 model, and L-3 Avionics will offer the STC through authorized dealers for retrofit.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.22.08

VLJ Training, With CFI Max Trescott

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.22.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.22.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- VLJ Training: 05.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with 2008 National CFI of the Year, Max Trescott.)

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Sasemar Orders Three More AW139 Helicopters

Will Be Used In Search-And-Rescue Roles

AgustaWestland announced this week that Sasemar, the Spanish Marine Safety Agency, has placed an order for three more AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopters. These aircraft will be used for a range of roles including SAR and water pollution detection.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8686  Issue Date: May 22, 2008 at 1617 UTC  Location: SOUTH OF LOMA PRIETA , California near SAN JOSE VOR/DME (SJC)  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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Automated Flight Service Station, 510-745-3331 

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8722 Issue Date: May 22, 2008 at 1738 UTC Location: HOMESTEAD , Florida 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

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.22.08

American Airlines will cut 12 per cent of its schedule.
Customer satisfaction with airlines is about what you'd expect.
And Southwest pilots honor Herb Kelleher.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.22.08

American Airlines will cut 12 per cent of its schedule.
Customer satisfaction with airlines is about what you'd expect.
And Southwest pilots honor Herb Kelleher.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Max Trescott, VLJ Training, - 05.22.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with 2008 National CFI of the Year, Max Trescott, about what kinds of training will be required for the pilots of very light jets. With roughly 200 examples flying, we're alr

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Last Call!! Aero-News Seeking Staffers For Oshkosh 2008... And Beyond

The Ride Of Your Life Could Start At AirVenture... It Did For Me

It's a story I always share with great joy, and still a touch of wonderment... even two years later. It was a lackluster day in late May of 2005, and I had just come off my lunch break at my job at the time -- as a customer service representative in Dallas for a building materials company.

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X-48B Begins Second Phase Of Flight Testing

Blended Wing Body Demonstrator Aircraft Flying At Higher Speeds

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center and Boeing are expanding the flight envelope for the X-48B blended wing body research aircraft. Flight tests with the 500-pound, remotely piloted test vehicle are now in a second phase involving higher speed regimes.

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Boeing Begins Building Biggest BBJ

BBJ 3 Derived From 737-900ER

Boeing recently began work on the first Boeing Business Jet 3 -- a new, larger business jet based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER airliner, which entered commercial service and was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in April 2007. Certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency occurred in April 2008.

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Sikorsky To Develop Enhanced Rotor Blades For US Army

Longer Life, Better Ice Protection In The Works

Sikorsky Aircraft announced this week an agreement with the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to develop a new, integrated solution for enhanced helicopter rotor durability and capability.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Lockheed

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-02 MANUFACTURER: Lockheed SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Model L-1011 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-01 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300,-300F, and -400ER series airplanes.

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AD: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2008-10-14 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-10-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-03 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C,-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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Aero-TV Takes A Look At The Start Of The 2008 Fly-In Season

Lakeland Got Off To A Muted Start... But There Were Some Pleasant Surprises

While Lakeland's annual Fly-In is not without its fair share (OK, more than its fair share) of problems, it is pretty much the lead off event for a new year's fly-in season... and thus looked forward to with great anticipation.

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Aero-TV Takes A Look At The Start Of The 2008 Fly-In Season

Lakeland Got Off To A Muted Start... But There Were Some Pleasant Surprises

While Lakeland's annual Fly-In is not without its fair share (OK, more than its fair share) of problems, it is pretty much the lead off event for a new year's fly-in season... and thus looked forward to with great anticipation.

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NBAA Combats Latest ATA Campaign Against Corporate Jets

They're At It Again...

Don't think for a moment just because it appears likely a permanent solution to fund the FAA is now at least 15 months off, that the Air Transport Association is taking a break from spreading its rhetoric against general aviation and, in particular, corporate aircraft.

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X Prize Foundation Holds Team Summit In Private Moon Race

14 Teams Registered To Compete In $30 Million Google Lunar X Prize

The X Prize Foundation announced Thursday four new teams in the Google Lunar X Prize, a robotic race to the Moon to win $30 million in prizes, bringing the total number of registered teams to 14. This international group of teams will compete to land a privately funded robotic craft on the Moon that is capable of roaming the lunar surface for at least 500 meters and sending video, images and data back to the Earth.

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House Bill Would Grant Additional Shuttle Flights

2010 Deadline Extended If Approved... But That's A Big 'If'

NASA may soon be granted some breathing room in its quest to wrap up all space shuttle missions by September 2010. A bill now under consideration in the House of Representatives would put three additional shuttle missions on the space agency's schedule, and would remove the hard deadline for all flights to be completed.

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Spectrum Selects Honeywell's Primus Apex For S-40 Freedom

Lightweight Midsize Jet Targeted For '09 Certification

Chalk up a second aircraft manufacturer to announce this week the selection of Honeywell's latest avionics suite. On Wednesday, Spectrum Aeronautical said it has selected the Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics platform for its new Freedom S-40 mid-sized business jet.

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Russia Says Soyuz TMA-11 Suffered Mechanical Malady

Equipment Module Failed To Jettison

They know what happened... but appear to be less-than-certain about "why." That's the mixed message officials with the Russian space agency had Wednesday, in announcing the cause of last month's perilous re-entry of a Soyuz TMA-11 capsule.

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Official Cites Uncertainty Over Chinese Space Intentions

Ramped-Up Program Coincides With Growing Army

China's lack of openness about the true intentions of its space program has US officials concerned, a senior military officer said Wednesday.

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NASA Honors Apollo 13 Astronaut John Swigert

Ceremony Coincides With New Exhibit At 'Wings Over The Rockies' Museum

NASA will honor the late astronaut John "Jack" L. Swigert, Jr., with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his involvement in the US space program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.08)

Aero-Linx!

TARC is about inspiring the next generation of young people to choose a career in aerospace. The generation that won the Space Race is retiring from America's aerospace industry, creating lots of great jobs on exciting programs. TARC is a steppingstone to the stars.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.08): Magnetosphere

Aero-Terms!

The region of space in which a planet's magnetic field dominates that of the solar wind.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.22.08)

"Private jet operators do not seem to be affected by the tight economy like the rest of us -- orders for new private jets are up 41 percent from early 2007 to early 2008."

Source: From a mass email sent out by the Air Transport Association, lobbying group for the nation's largest airlines, stating passengers unfortunate enough to be stuffed into commercial airliners were subsidizing corporate travelers attending the Kentucky Derby.

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NJ TFR: 05.29.08 - 06.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8489 Issue Date: May 21, 2008 at 1536 UTC Location: mcGuire AFB, New Jersey near ROBBINSVILLE VORTAC (RBV) Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 1750 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 01, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and various high performance aircraft teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: McGuire AFB (WRI) Air Traffic Control Tower, 609-754-8599

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8591  Issue Date: May 21, 2008 at 2323 UTC  Location: ALTOONA , Florida near OCALA VORTAC (OCF)  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: JACKSONVILLE (ZJX) Automated Flight Service Station, 904-549-1537 

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