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January 15, 2007

GA TFR: 01.19.07 - 01.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0753 Issue Date: January 12, 2007 at 2029 UTC Location: Albany, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: January 19, 2007 at 2200 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 21, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NTSB Issues Preliminary On December Cessna Fatal

Crash Claimed Three During Second Instrument Approach Attempt

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report on the December 25, 2006 crash of a Cessna 414 in Lawrenceville, GA.

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Japan Space Agency May Scrap Moon Mission

Equipment Development Has Taken Too Long Says Officials

A spokesperson for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said today it wants to scrap its planned moon mission -- called Lunar-A -- after delays put it nearly a decade behind schedule.

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GE To Purchase Smiths Aerospace For Nearly $5 Billion

Companies Say Things Should Be 'Business As Usual'

Smiths Aerospace, the aerospace division of British consortium Smiths Group, has seen its business surge in recent years on orders from Boeing, Airbus, and Lockheed Martin. That has not gone unnoticed by American conglomerate General Electric.

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British Airways Crews Vote To Strike

Say Airline Forced Them To Work When Sick

With an almost unprecedented majority for such a dispute, 96% of British Airways' (BA) cabin crews voted to strike earlier today citing disputes over sick pay and pensions.

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Airbus Reveals Part Of Its Restructuring Plan

Planemaker To Shuffle Production Between Hamburg And Toulouse

As part of its restructuring plan to save money and deal with production delays, European aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus is to build its next-generation A320 aircraft in Hamburg, Germany, while production for A350 and A380 will move to Toulouse, France.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.15.07

Kevin Sweeney, Of Vulcan Aircraft Engines

Daily Touch N Go: 01.15.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.15.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Vulcan Aircraft Engines' Kevin Sweeney: 01.15.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Kevin Sweeney of Vulcan Aircraft Engines on a potential new engine for the emerging LSA market.)

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ATA Blasts LAX Authorities for Arbitrary Airport Rental Rate Increase

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has issued the following statement in response to the Los Angeles City Council's decision to allow LAX to raise airport rental rates:  "We are extremely disappointed that LAX today was given authority to arbitrarily raise airline terminal rates and we question the legality of this unjustified action...

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-01-07 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-01-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-01-15 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-01-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747- 300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.15.07

Weather delays strand weekend travellers...
Ohio gets paranoid about its pilots...
...and a Citation is down near Van Nuys.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.15.07

Weather delays strand weekend travellers...
Ohio gets paranoid about its pilots...
...and a Citation is down near Van Nuys.

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ANN Special Feature: Kevin Sweeney of Vulcan Aircraft Engines 01.15.07

Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kevin Sweeney, president of Vulcan Aircraft Engines, which debuted a new 105 HP diesel LSA engine at the US Sport Aviation Expo.

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T'is The Season For... Endless Weather Delays

Weather delays are stifling air travel once again... as ANN knows only too well. ANN personnel who were in Florida this week to attend the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo as well as ANN's final planning meeting for our upcoming "ANN 10.0" upgrades wound up sweating out the weather. Some ANN staffers joined the hundreds who had flights -- requiring whole day delays in getting home.

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Red Flag Exercises Commence In Las Vegas This Week

First Appearance By F-22 Raptor

Aero-News learned this weekend the first Red Flag exercise this year, dubbed "Colonial Flag," is scheduled to begin January 16 at Nellis AFB, marking the 32nd year for Red Flag operations.

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FAA Says ATG's Javelin Will Need Special Cert Guidelines

Engine Placement Stymies Current Regulations

The FAA has proposed a set of special conditions the Aviation Technology Group's upcoming Javelin 100 will have to meet prior to the issuance of a Type Certification, due to the placement of the aircraft's twin turbofan engines.

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'Mad Englishman' Claims New World Hot Air Balloon Record

Climbs To 32,500 Feet

Enduring temperatures of -76 degrees Fahrenheit and fighting off a mild bout of hypoxia, David Hempleman-Adams recently broke the world altitude record in a hot air balloon. The British explorer flew to 32,500 feet -- higher than the cruising altitude for many passenger jets.

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Klyde Morris (01.15.07)

The TSA Sees Dollar Signs...

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Saudi Arabia Expects First Female Pilot To Fly Soon

Can Fly A Prince Around... But Can't Drive To The Airport

Contrary to its reputation as a fundamentalist Islamic stronghold in the Middle East, changes ARE coming to Saudia Arabia -- a series of reforms meant to bring it more in-line with modern times and mores. One sign of that progress is the fact the kingdom will soon see its first female pilot.

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Eight Lost In Bolivian Cessna Crash

Officials Say Plane Suffered Mechanical Failure

A Bolivian air force plane transporting civilians following mudslides last week crashed Saturday, killing the eight people onboard.

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NASA Spruces Up Old Glory And 'The Meatball'

VAB's Flag, Logo Receive Badly Needed Paint Jobs

NASA tells ANN the star-spangled banner will shine a little brighter in the rocket's glare -- at least at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.15.07)

Aero-Linx!

The site for the latest news and updates regarding GPS, WAAS and other satellite based navigation and approach systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.15.07): Absolute Ceiling

Aero-Terms!

The highest altitude at which the aircraft can maintain level flight in standard atmosphere conditions and climb rate is zero.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.15.07)

"...a pilot's nightmare."

Source: A stranded ANN reader (currently living of the vending machines at a local FBO while waiting for less threatening conditions) commenting on the state of the weather he was experiencing while waiting for difficult IFR conditions to dissipate to allow continued flight. 

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