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April 24, 2007

Man Hopes To Honor Tuskegee Airmen With RTW Flight In Replica Mustang

Has A Plane, And A Plan... Just Needs The Cash

Lee Owens is a US Air Force veteran, and the Chief Pilot for Glendale Aviation in Arizona. He has an ambitious idea to honor the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Pilot, Instructor Not Injured In WV Landing Accident

Officials Say Motorglider Landed Wheels-Up

Officials in Wheeling, WV say the pilot of a motorized glider became the latest member of the "Those Who Have" club on Sunday afternoon.

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NTSB Issues Update Into Traverse City Runway Overrun Investigation

CRJ-200 Slid Off Snowy Runway After Airport Closed

The National Transportation Safety Board today released the following update on its investigation into the runway overrun of a Bombardier CRJ-200 regional jet on April 12, 2007, about 12:43 am EDT, in Traverse City, MI.

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Viking Air Appoints Dominique Spragg VP Of Manufacturing

Will Oversee Twin Otter Series 400 Production Launch

Aero-News learned Tuesday Viking Air Limited has appointed Dominique Spragg vice-president of manufacturing, reporting to the president. In this newly-created position, Spragg will be responsible for managing all operational aspects of Viking's manufacturing, including sourcing, production, scheduling and process engineering.

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Cessna Delivers First Customer Citation Mustang

Third Production Jet Goes To Ski Company Founders

Cessna Aircraft Company tells ANN that on Monday, the planemaker delivered the first retail Citation Mustang business jet to Dave and Dawn Goode of GOODE Ski Technologies.

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FAA Rebuts User Fee Opponents' Claims In 'Fact' Sheet

Counters Arguments From Community Leaders, Business Groups, Aviation Authorities, Private Pilots...

In the interest of providing both sides of the argument over the FAA's proposed funding reauthorization plan -- which includes user fees for general aviation and business aviation pilots -- ANN presents below the unedited text of the FAA's Fact Sheet, titled "Impact of Administration’s Financing Proposal on General Aviation," released Monday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.24.07

Evektor America President Jeff Conrad

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.24.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Jeff Conrad, Evektor America: 04.24.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Jeff Conrad on Evektor America's 50th SportStar delivery.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.07

A DOT crackdown on airlines may be coming.
More calls in Congress to save airline passengers from mistreatment.
And a bomb threat diverts a plane carrying Greek lawmakers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.24.07

A DOT crackdown on airlines may be coming.
More calls in Congress to save airline passengers from mistreatment.

And a bomb threat diverts a plane carrying Greek lawmakers.

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ANN Special Feature: Jeff Conrad, Evektor America - 04.24.07

Last week in Lakeland, ANN's Paul Plack caught up with Jeff Conrad of Evektor America, just as the company celebrated the 50th customer delivery of the Sport Star Light Sport Aircraft.

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Study Shows Majority Of FAA Employees Distrust Management

Less Than One In Four Say Agency Execs Are Dishonest

Focus groups now underway by the Federal Aviation Administration, seeking comments on employees' views of management, have yielded disturbing -- but not entirely surprising -- results: only 17 percent of respondents said they "trust FAA management."

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DOT Investigates Unrealistic Airline Schedules

Actual Arrival Times May Vary... A Lot

It may be hard to believe... but several domestic airlines are publishing flight schedules the carriers know to be, at best, dazzlingly optimistic... and at worst, horribly inaccurate.

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NBAA's New Online Advocacy Center Helps Industry Voice Opposition to User Fees

The NBAA has unveiled the NBAA Online Advocacy Center, a new Internet resource that provides information about, and resources for opposing, the big airlines' user fee funding proposal for the FAA.

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New Coalition Lending Helo Support To Law Enforcement

Three OH-58Cs Available At No Charge

A newly formed nonprofit group, The Law Enforcement Aviation Coalition, have will soon have three helicopters available to law enforcement agencies in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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Aviation Nation Foundation To Webcast Annual Airshow

While ANN was in attendance at the recently concluded National Association of Broadcaster's Convention in Las Vegas, we became aware that at least one airshow was getting with the times and taking advantage of some of the many opportunities presented by the current online media revolution. 

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Hard Landing For Hawaii Tour Helo

Four Passengers Not Seriously Hurt

A tour helicopter made a hard landing Saturday on the lawn of celebrity chef Bev Gannon's estate in Makawaio, Maui in Hawaii shortly after takeoff.

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Audit Of Denver International Airport Shows Landing Fees Underpaid

Wrong Aircraft Used To Calculate Fees For Great Lakes Aviation

The Denver city auditor's office has issued a report, stating Great Lakes Aviation currently owes the city $482,244 in various fees and interest for using Denver International Airport from 2000 to 2004.

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U2 Is Coming To AirVenture!

No, Not The Band... The Plane Of Course

The folks with the Experimental Aircraft Association tell ANN the Lockheed U-2, an aircraft that grabbed headlines and imaginations during the height of the Cold War and still is a key "eye in the sky" for the US military, is the latest major aircraft to join the long list of featured airplanes at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.

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Boeing Lands 20 Plane Order For New B737NGs and B787s

Boeing, Aviation Capital Group Announce Order for 20 Airplanes

Boeing and Aviation Capital Group (ACG) have announced that the leasing company has placed an order for 15 Next-Generation 737s and five 787 Dreamliners. The order, worth approximately $1.6 billion at list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries Web site.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.07)

Aero-Linx!

This Web site was developed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) to help decision makers and the general public better understand General Aviation's (GA's) critical role in our national economy and the essential role it plays in the daily lives of all Americans.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.07): Zero-Zero Seat

Aero-Terms!

An ejection seat designed to be usable at zero speed and zero altitude -- when an aircraft is stopped on the ground.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.24.07)

"FAA executives are honest when communicating with employees."

Source: A statement that only 16 percent of respondents to focus group surveys of FAA employees agree with, reports The Washington Post. Only 17 percent of respondents said they "trust FAA management."

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