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July 10, 2007

Weather Bumps Endeavour Rollout To Tuesday Night

Agency Targets August 7 Launch

NASA tells ANN the rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39A is expected to begin Tuesday night. Originally planned for Tuesday morning, the move was canceled by NASA managers because unfavorable weather was predicted to arrive in the launch area before the vehicle would be secured at the pad.

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Australian DoD Rebuts Report On 'True Cost' Of Joint Strike Fighters

Paper Claims Government Deliberately Cites Lowest Figure

An investigation by an Australian newspaper into what it calls "the true cost" of the country's agreement to purchase up to 100 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters has caused some controversy, and prompted a terse response from Australia's Department of Defense.

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FlightSafety To Install Pro Line 21 Avionics On Its Dassault Falcon 50 Simulator

Full Motion Training Device To Be Operational By End Of Year

Aero-News learned this week FlightSafety International will install Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics in a Dassault Falcon 50 Full Motion Simulator. The simulator is scheduled to be operational by December 2007.

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US Navy Contracts With Northrop Grumman For Three More E-2Ds

Advanced Hawkeye Recon Planes To Enter Service In 2001

The Pentagon announced this week Northrop Grumman was selected to build three more E-2D Advanced Hawkeye reconnaissance planes for the US Navy, in a deal worth $408 million in additional funding.

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Report: Qantas, Virgin Atlantic Add To 787 Order Books

Carriers Exercise Options For More Dreamliners

Boeing is keeping mum, but reports from the Land Down Under indicate Qantas Airways has added 20 more planes to its original 45-frame order for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

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Spirit Airlines Pilots Say They Can Only Fly So Much

Accuse Carrier Of Forcing Additional Hours On Them

Add pilots at Spirit Airlines to the seemingly never-ending list of dissatisfied and disgruntled airline employees.

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7736 Issue Date: July 10, 2007 at 0114 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 9 NW Weiser, Idaho near BAKER CITY VOR/DME (BKE) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7742 Issue Date: July 10, 2007 at 0233 UTC Location: Seattle Center, Wenatchee, Washington near WENATCHEE VOR/DME (EAT) 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7700  Issue Date: July 09, 2007 at 1817 UTC  Location: Denver, 30 North Of Sinclair, Wyoming near RAWLINS VOR/DME (RWL)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248 

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7727 Issue Date: July 09, 2007 at 2152 UTC Location: Los Angeles Center, 18 SSW St. George, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7737 Issue Date: July 10, 2007 at 0116 UTC Location: Seattle Center, NW OF Burns, Oregon near WILDHORSE VOR/DME (ILR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7732 Issue Date: July 09, 2007 at 2354 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 29 SE Burley, Idaho near BURLEY VOR/DME (BYI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (SLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7745 Issue Date: July 10, 2007 at 0359 UTC Location: Seattle Center, West of Oroville, Washington 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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7730 Issue Date: July 09, 2007 at 2332 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 38 SE Burley, Idaho near MALAD CITY VOR/DME (MLD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7845 Issue Date: July 10, 2007 at 1713 UTC Type: Hazards

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7728 Issue Date: July 09, 2007 at 2228 UTC Location: Albuquerque Center, 42 SW Tucson AZ / S of Kitt Peak, Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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Spat Between Airbus, General Electric Over A350 XWB Engines Deepens

GE Doesn't Want To Compete With Itself Against Boeing's 777

Could Airbus be facing yet another setback in the development of its A350 XWB? This time around, however, the problem seems to lie not within the company... but outside, regarding a supplier.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.10.07

The Status Of PATCO Today, With Union President Ron Taylor

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.10.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.10.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Status Of PATCO: 07.10.07 (ANN Special Feature, with union president Ron Taylor.)

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Five Reported Lost In Cessna 310 Downing Near SFB

Pilot Declared Emergency, Reported Smoke In Cockpit

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.10.07 1415 EDT: Reports now indicate as many as five people have died following this morning's crash of a twin engine Cessna 310R into a Sandford, FL neighborhood.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.10.07

Eclipse tries to move forward after a challenging six months.
EADS considers having just one chief executive.
And the European Union tries to solve its 27-piece aviation puzzle.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.10.07

Eclipse tries to move forward after a challenging six months.
EADS considers having just one chief executive.
And the European Union tries to solve its 27-piece aviation puzzle.

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ANN Special Feature: Ron Taylor, President, PATCO - 07.10.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ron Taylor, President of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Association, about PATCO's rise from the ashes, what the union is doing today, and Ron's recent job off

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NASA Readies Mars Lander For Long Trip To Icy Site

Phoenix Lander Planned To Blast Off In Early August

NASA's next Mars mission will look beneath a frigid arctic landscape for conditions favorable to past or present life.

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Cessna Says 'Go' For LSA Production

Company To Reveal More Details At AirVenture

It's an announcement too big to save for Oshkosh. Just shy of one year since Cessna premiered its light sport aircraft concept at AirVenture 2006, the planemaker tells ANN it will go ahead with plans to produce a Cessna LSA.

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Chinese A-Sat Weapon Test Forces NASA To Move Satellite

Agency Terms Event A Close Call

In the first maneuver of its kind, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration had to move one of its spacecraft recently to protect it from man-made orbital debris.

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European Commission Group Calls For Unified EU Airspace

Report Contends Continued Fragmentation Costs Billions Annually

A group developed by the European Commission issued a report Friday urging the European Union to create a unified airspace over Europe.

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CAV Aerospace, AS&T Team To Offer TKS For Columbia Aircraft

Gives Buyers Two Options For Icing Protection

CAV Aerospace Ltd. and its American subsidiary, Aerospace Systems and Technologies, Inc., are teaming to offer proven TKS "weeping-wing" anti-icing and de-icing protection for the Columbia line of single-engine piston aircraft.

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Dust Storm Delays Mars Crater Entry

Operations Scaled Back In Effort To Conserve Power

A giant dust storm that has been brewing for more than a week on Mars is worsening and is affecting surface operations of the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.

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Change In NYC Flight Paths May Mean More Noise For Community

Under Integrated Airspace Alternative, EWR Arrivals Would Move East To Rockland

Residents in Rockland, NY barely notice aircraft departing from area airports. Most aircraft are already at 10,000 feet or higher by the time they get to the area. But, that all may change by 2011 if plans by the Federal Aviation Administration go through.

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FAA Says SWA Flight Attendants Are Free To Leave Plane Between Flights

Carrier Wants FAs To Perform Additional Duties While At Gate

Southwest Airlines recently won an appeal with the Federal Aviation Administration, and gained approval for its flight attendants to leave an aircraft during stops.

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ILFC Selects Trent 1000 For Over Half Of 787 Order

Rolls-Royce Turbofan Will Power First Plane

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), the largest US-based aircraft leasing company, has chosen Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power 40 of 74 Boeing 787 Dreamliners it has on order.

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Pilot Removes Muslim From Flight Following Prayer Request

Muslim Group Appeals To Man To Come Forward "To Gain Resolution"

The recent bombing attempt at Glasgow Airport has started an apparent ripple effect of trepidation. The pilot of a Thomsonfly jet ordered a young man off an aircraft last week, after the man asked permission to pray before the flight commenced, according to the Newcastle Sun.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.10.07)

Aero-Linx!

Manufacturer of the B-24 Liberator and PB-Y Catalina. Great pics and stories about the airplanes, the crews, and battles these warbirds have seen. Check out the "Hangar" section for some awesome recruiting posters. We haven't seen a picture of this many Libs since the last time Bill and Hillary were in town!

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.10.07)

"We have developed a business case that makes sense; we have incorporated several innovative features into the design; and we believe we can deliver the finest aircraft in the category, combined with our extensive customer service, flight training and distribution networks, at an attractive price."

Source: Jack Pelton, president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company. Just shy of one year since Cessna premiered its light sport aircraft concept at AirVenture 2006, the planemaker tells ANN it will go ahead with plans to produce a Cessna LSA.

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OH TFR: 07.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7589 Issue Date: July 08, 2007 at 1731 UTC Location: Cleveland Center , Cleveland, Ohio Beginning Date and Time: July 10, 2007 at 1355 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 10, 2007 at 2050 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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