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May 03, 2008

NASA Delays Hubble Repair Mission Until Fall

Fuel Tank Rework Affects Future Flights

Delays in production to the last several, redesigned external fuel tanks slated to fly in the space shuttle program have forced NASA to move off a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Aloha Airlines Cargo Flights Resume After Inouye's Appeal

Seattle-Based Firm Agrees To Buy Operation

Aloha Airlines resumed cargo operations Thursday evening, after the carrier reached an agreement with the US Bankruptcy Court to keep the vital interisland freight-and-mail-transport service going.

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USAF Reserve Pilot Breaks Own Aviation Record

Surpasses 6,000 Hours At Controls Of An F-16

An Air Force Reserve pilot deployed from Balad Air Base, Iraq broke his own world record for hours spent flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon when he surpassed the 6,000-hour milestone on Friday.

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NTSB Issues Prelim On Citation Mustang Runway Departure Accident

Pilot Says PFD, Autopilot Failed En Route, Was 'Fatigued' On Landing

Sometimes, a runway departure accident isn't just a runway departure accident.

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Sandel Begins Shipments Of Collins-Approved SA4550 Attitude Display

STC List Now Includes Collins-Equipped Turbine Aircraft

Sandel Avionics announced Friday it recently began shipping a new version of its SA4550 Primary Attitude Display designed as a plug-compatible replacement for legacy electromechanical Collins flight directors. Sandel has also expanded its STC Approved Model List (AML) to certify installation of the SA4550 in several Collins-equipped turbine aircraft models.

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Airlines Slowing Down To Conserve Fuel

Time Cost Minimal... But Savings Can Add Up

If it seems as though airline flights are taking even longer than they used to, well... that perception may not be entirely due to shoddy service and cramped seats. Several airlines -- among them JetBlue, Southwest, and Northwest -- have started slowing their planes down in flight, in order to save precious fuel.

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Beech 1900 Down In Southern Sudan, 23 Reported Lost

Military Officials Among Those Onboard

At least 23 people were reported killed Friday in the downing of a Beechcraft 1900 turboprop in southern Sudan.

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Boeing Completes 737 Carbon Brakes Certification Testing

Operators Benefit From Reduced Weight, Emissions

Boeing recently completed certification testing of new carbon brakes designed for the Next-Generation 737 airplane family by French supplier Messier-Bugatti.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.03.08)

Aero-Linx!

This detailed site provides a ton of great historical data, including base locations, mission details, personnel listings and squadron insignias for RAF squadrons through WWII. Each squadron here has a unique bond, in that they had Czechoslovak pilots and crew members attached to them.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.03.08): Catch Point

Aero-Terms!

A fix/waypoint that serves as a transition point from the high altitude waypoint navigation structure to an arrival procedure (STAR) or the low altitude ground-based navigation structure.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.03.08)

"It's a small price to pay to tell you the truth, four to five weeks, for all the improvements that we're getting on this tank."

Source: NASA Space Shuttle program manager John Shannon. Delays in production to the last several, redesigned external fuel tanks slated to fly in the space shuttle program have forced NASA to move off a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope until fall.

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PA TFR: 05.09.08 - 05.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5971 Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 1606 UTC Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania near MONTOUR VORTAC (MMJ) Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2008 at 1330 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 10, 2008 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds, other high performance aircraft, and the U.S. Army Golden Knights Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pittsburgh (PIT) Air Traffic Control Tower, 412-720-7929

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PA TFR: 05.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5966 Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 1604 UTC Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania near MONTOUR VORTAC (MMJ) Beginning Date and Time: May 11, 2008 at 1330 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 11, 2008 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds, other high performance aircraft and the U.S. Army Golden Knights Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pittsburgh (PIT) Air Traffic Control Tower, 412-720-7929

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6015 Issue Date: May 02, 2008 at 2033 UTC Location: DONNELLY DOME NEAR DELTA JUNCTION , Alaska near BIG DELTA VORTAC (BIG) Beginning Date and Time: May 03, 2008 at 2300 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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