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July 14, 2007

Yak 55M Down In Washington, Pilot Lost

Radioed PAE Tower With Rough-Running Engine

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.14.07 2115 EDT: The pilot of a Yakovelv 55M was killed Saturday afternoon when the plane impacted an Everett, WA neighborhood.

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Arlington 2007: Companies Team Up For Support For Whirl Wind Props

American Propeller Service Named West Coast Service Center

Propeller manufacturer Whirl Wind Aviation has teamed up with Ameritech Industries, parent company of American Propeller Service and Eagle Engines, to sell and service Whirl Wind propellers on the West Coast.

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Epic Aircraft's Single-Engine Victory Jet Makes First Flight

To Premiere Alongside Elite VLJ At AirVenture 2007

At the 2007 Lakeland Fly-In in April, Epic Aircraft announced one of many lofty goals: to fly two newly-designed, just-announced aircraft -- the Victory single engine jet, and Elite twin-engine VLJ -- to Oshkosh later in the year. Epic looks well on its way to making good on those promises. 

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Airline Apologizes For Leaving Pax Stranded For A Week At JFK

Glasgow Airport Attack Delayed Replacement Aircraft

Talk about a change in flight plans. A jet belonging to Scottish budget carrier Flyglobespan was struck by lightning June 28 before a scheduled flight to Ireland while sitting at John F. Kennedy International Airport -- and subsequently grounded.

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Eight Passengers File Lawsuit Over TB Exposure

Canadian Seeks $500,000 in Damages, Trial Expected Next Year

We all knew it was going to happen. The first lawsuit has been filed against Andrew Speaker for drug-resistant tuberculosis exposure.

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ANN Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2007 Staff

Say Hello To Evan Sweetman And Jeremy King!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Ryanair Files Suit Against European Commission

Carrier Says EU Failed To Investigate State Aid Complaints

Ryanair, Europe's largest low-fare airline, announced it will sue the European Commission in the European Courts for failure to take action on a number of state aid complaints involving Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia and Olympic Airways, which were submitted to the Commission more than a year ago.

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UAV To Be Inducted Into Smithsonian

RQ-7A Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Deployed December 2003

United Industrial Corporation announced this week a US Army RQ-7A Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft, designed and produced by its subsidiary AAI corporation, has been selected for induction into the aircraft collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum for outstanding service over Iraq.

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Boeing Says KC-767 Tanker Win Would Benefit Illinois Economy

Manufacturer Appeals To Hearts, Wallets In Bid For KC-X

As part of its quest to win a lucrative US Air Force tanker contract, on Friday Boeing noted the state of Illinois would greatly benefit from an estimated 3,300 direct and indirect jobs if the manufacturer's 767-derived tanker gets the nod. The economic activity generated in Illinois will exceed an estimated $140 million annually.

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Check The Date: Man Arrives for Wedding One Year Early

It's A Mistake Anyone Can Make, We Guess

David Best sent his friend, David Barclay, an email in early 2007 in which he mentioned his wedding date of July 6.

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Angolan Officials To Fly On Embraers

State-Run Simportex Receives Legacy 600, Brasilia Turboprop Coming

Embraer delivered the first Legacy jet to Simportex, located in Luanda, Angola. The State-run company is responsible for purchasing the country’s military materiel.

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Fight Aboard Russian Airliner Forces Emergency Landing

One Drunk Begets Three Drunks

A flight from St. Petersburg, Russia to Turkey was forced to make an unscheduled landing Thursday when a physical altercation broke out shortly after takeoff from Pulkovo Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.07)

Aero-Linx!

The DUSTOFF Association is a nonprofit veterans' organization for Army Medical Department enlisted and officer personnel, aviation crewmembers, and anyone else involved with Army aeromedical evacuation programs in war or peacetime.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.07): Impact Crater

Aero-Terms!

A crater formed by the high-speed impact of a meteorite, asteroid, or comet with a solid surface. Craters are a common feature on most moons, asteroids, and rocky planets. They range in size from a few centimeters to over 1,000 km across.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.07)

"Commercial airline passengers shouldn't continue to subsidize corporate jets. If we don't restore equity, then as chairman of this aviation subcommittee, I will address the equity issue by looking for ways to limit general aviation access to congested airspace... There are ways to do that, and we will find those ways."

Source: Senate aviation subcommittee Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) during Thursday's Senate Finance Committee hearing on FAA funding reauthorization.

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