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April 04, 2008

ANA Increases 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter Orders Again

Second Reorder For Program Launch Customer

Boeing announced Friday that Tokyo-based ANA (All Nippon Airways) exercised options for two more 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters. The value of the agreement is not being disclosed.

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Teamsters Applaud Oberstar For Investigation Into FAA Oversight

Hoffa Thanks T&I Chairman For Efforts

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on Thursday said Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar deserves praise for exposing lax inspection practices within the Federal Aviation Administration.

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British Court Hears Chilling Details Of Alleged Terror Plot

Prosecutor Cites Personal Diaries Outlining Plan

A British court heard detailed testimony Thursday regarding how a group of Muslim terrorists allegedly planned to carry out as many as seven organized attacks on airliners heading to North America.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.04.08

It's That Time Of The Year Again!

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.04.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.04.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ANN Vs. SnF: 04.04.08 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell.)

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Tornado Damages Planes At KORK

Central Arkansas Hit With Strong Storms

ANN REAL-TIME REPORTING 04.04.08 0700 EDT: It's a mess in central Arkansas this morning. Aero-News has confirmed a number of aircraft parked at North Little Rock Airport (KORK) were damaged when strong storms and at least one tornado swept through the metropolitan area Thursday night.

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Boeing Continues PR Battle In Protest Over KC-X

Says USAF Evaluation Found KC-767 More Capable, Survivable

The war of words over the US Air Force's selection of the Northrop/EADS KC-45A refueling tanker over a similiar offering from Boeing continues to rage, as Boeing once again took to the media Thursday with reasons why the American planemaker thinks it should have won.

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Machinists Slam Presidential Candidate's KC-X Comments

Obama Says USAF Decision Justified If Merits Win Out Over Boeing Rival

"Senator Barack Obama just walked away from another fight for American jobs," declared R. Thomas Buffenbarger, president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). "This is becoming his trademark. But never before has he done so on this scale, with 44,000 American jobs at stake."

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AgustaWestland AW139 To Begin SAR Operations In Britain

Three New Helos For UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

AgustaWestland announced Friday the introduction of the AW139 helicopter into the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's search and rescue service. Three helicopters provided by CHC Helicopter Corporation will serve the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency under an interim contract through to 2012 operating from bases at Lee-on-the-Solent and Portland on the South coast of England.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.04.08

ATA Airlines surprises customers and employees with a sudden shutdown.
Sun Country Airlines furloughs 30 per cent of its pilots.
And a GAO investgator calls alleged treatment of FAA inspector

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.04.08

ATA Airlines surprises customers and employees with a sudden shutdown.
Sun Country Airlines furloughs 30 per cent of its pilots.
And a GAO investgator calls alleged treatment of FAA inspectors "

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ANN Special Feature: Jim Campbell, ANN and SnF - 04.04.08

Today, Aero News Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell explains the history which has led to the unique relationship between ANN and Sun 'n' Fun, the fly-in happening next week in Lakeland, Florida.

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Aero-TV Special Report: College Park Airport Remains A Victim Of 9/11 (Part 3 of 3)

A Very Important Mini-Documentary On The Most Famous of the "DC-3"

They called them the 'DC-3.' Three of the nation's most interesting and vital airports were restricted, strangled and severely punished for the fact that they were located in somewhat close proximity to the nation's capital... and after 9/11, that was a bad thing, indeed. The most celebrated of these airports is College Park Airport, in Maryland... and is none other than the world's oldest continuously operated airport.

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Aero-TV Special Report: College Park Airport Remains A Victim Of 9/11 (#3 of 3)

A Very Important 3-Part Documentary On The Most Famous of the "DC-3"

They called them the 'DC-3.' Three of the nation's most interesting and vital airports were restricted, strangled and severely punished for the fact that they were located in somewhat close proximity to the nation's capital... and after 9/11, that was a bad thing, indeed. The most celebrated of these airports is College Park Airport, in Maryland... and is none other than the world's oldest continuously operated airport.

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DOT Says Airline On-Time Performance Slipped From January

More Flights Cancelled, But Customer Complaints Decrease

The nation's largest airlines' rate of on-time flights this past February was lower than in January, but higher than in the same month last year, while February flights were cancelled at a higher rate than in January 2008 but at a lower rate than in February 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). 

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Antonov An-28 Down In Surinam, 19 Feared Lost

Plane Crashes In Remote Mining Region

Authorities believe all 19 people onboard a Russian-made Antonov An-28 turboprop were lost Thursday, when their twin-engine plane crashed in a remote gold mining region in southern Surinam.

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Klyde Morris (04.04.08)

Klyde Calls Out Airlines Over Crew-Rest Standards...

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Boeing's Fuel-Cell Powered Bird Takes Flight

Modified Dimona Glider Flies Over Spain

Boeing announced Thursday that it has, for the first time in aviation history, flown a manned airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

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VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Begins Mission Systems Integration

Lockheed Lauds Program Successes, While Others Point To Failures

Lockheed Martin tells ANN the third VH-71 helicopter built for the Presidential Helicopter Program, Test Vehicle 3 (TV-3), has arrived in the US and will be the first VH-71 to receive final assembly and mission systems integration at Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, NY.

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ATI To Hold Rotax Classes During Lakeland 2008

9-Series Engines Power Most LSAs On Market Today

Rotax aircraft engine expert Dean Vogel, of Aero Technical Institute (ATI) will make a presentation at the Light Sport forums from 1100 to 1200 on Tuesday, April 8 at the 2008 Lakeland air show, in tent #11.

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Qantas To Take Big Hit With New Competition For US Business

V Australia To Begin Sydney-LAX Flights Later This Year

Analysts expect Qantas will take a $200 million earnings hit when Virgin Blue's new international carrier, V Australia, becomes fully operational.

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DART Earns Transport Canada, FAA And EASA Approval Of Heli Baskets

Designed For Bell 205/210/212/214/412/UH-1 Helicopters

DART Helicopter Services recently announced its subsidiary DART Aerospace Ltd., received FAASA approval of their newly designed Low Profile Basket with an integrated Wrap-Around Step for Bell 205/210/212/214/412/UH-1 Aircraft.

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Navy to Christen The USNS Amelia Earhart

Supply Ship To Carry Name Of Famed Aviatrix

The Navy will launch and christen the USNS Amelia Earhart at a 2100 PDT ceremony on April 6, 2008. The christening ceremony for the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark (T-AKE) class of underway replenishment ships will be held at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.04.08)

Aero-Linx!

NHA was founded in 1976 to promote the development and use of naval vertical lift aircraft in the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.04.08): Power Recovery Turbine

Aero-Terms!

A small turbine installed in the exhaust system of a reciprocating engine, who's purpose is to extract some of the energy from the exhaust gas that would otherwise be lost. The output shaft of the turbine is coupled through a hydraulic clutch to the engine crankshaft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.04.08)

"TV-3 is the first of two mission test vehicles that will test the Presidential Communication Suite. It's urgent that we press forward with this much-needed operational requirement to replace the aging VH-3D and VH-60N. With attention focused on the Increment 2 restructure and the FY09 budget request, let's not forget that Increment 1 Test and Evaluation is well underway. We have three helicopters on the flight schedule conducting fuel system, satellite communications and high-powered FM Radio testing, with tail rotor and flight load survey testing on the horizon."

Source: Capt. Donald Gaddis, VH-71 Presidential Helicopters program manager at Lockheed Martin. The third VH-71 helicopter built for the Presidential Helicopter Program, Test Vehicl

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MN TFR: 04.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1095  Issue Date: April 03, 2008 at 1934 UTC  Location: ELY , Minnesota  Beginning Date and Time: April 04, 2008 at 1430 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 04, 2008 at 1545 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT BABBITT IRON MINES  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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MN TFR: 04.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1096 Issue Date: April 03, 2008 at 1949 UTC Location: EVELETH , Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: April 04, 2008 at 1645 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 04, 2008 at 1815 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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