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January 29, 2007

Airbus Wins High-End Orders For ACJ, A340 VIP Jets

European Planemaker Off To Strong Start For '07

For those of you keeping track at home, Airbus is off to a strong start for 2007, after conceding the 2006 sales race to rival Boeing. On Monday, the European planemaker announced orders for three of its (arguably) lesser-known offerings -- the A320 Corporate Jetliner, and VIP versions of its four-engine A340-300 and -500 airliners.

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IL TFR: 01.30.07

Issue Date: January 29, 2007 at 1531 UTC Location: Peoria, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: January 30, 2007 at 1435 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 30, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/1919: Due to change in times

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.29.07

Tom Gresham's Thoughts On Firearms And Small Airplanes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.29.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.29.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Know The Laws About Guns and Airplanes: 01.29.07 (ANN Special Feature

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CAE SimuFlite Opens North East Training Center

Facility Will Cater To Bizjet, Chopper Operators

ANN has learned Monday CAE SimuFlite's new North East Training Center, located near Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, NJ is open for training.

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NRC: Stopping Aircraft Threat To Nuke Plants Impractical

'Active Protection' From Airborne Attack Military Responsibility

Based in part on public comments obtained in November 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday said protecting a nuclear power plant from a 9/11-style attack using an airliner is impractical given the scope of its responsibility.

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BA Cabin Crew Strike Averted

Union, Airline Reach Agreement In Eleventh-Hour Talks

British Airways and the Transport & General Workers (T&GW) reached an agreement Monday on pay and sick leave a scant 10 hours before an announced two-day walkout of the airline's cabin crews was set to begin.

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Mesa CRJ200 Loses Turbine Blade Inflight

Reportedly First 'Uncontained Failure' Of GE's CF34-3B1 Engine

A Mesa Airlines CRJ200LR tossed a fan blade from its number one engine, a GE CF34-3B1, during cruise flight last Thursday evening.

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Will US Airways Increase Its Bid For Delta?

WSJ Report Says Yes...

A report in the Wall Street Journal says US Airways' parent US Air Group hinted over the weekend it would increase its takeover bid of Delta Airlines to the tune of another $1 billion and add a clause to pay Delta's creditors should the deal fail regulatory review.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.29.07

A Sudanese hijacker says he only wanted attention. Now, he wants asylum.
Airbus says its claim of a fix for A-380 wiring was misunderstood...
...and British Airways advises ticketholders abou

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.29.07

A Sudanese hijacker says he only wanted attention. Now, he wants asylum.
Airbus says its claim of a fix for A-380 wiring was misunderstood...
...and British Airways advises ticketholders abou

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Gresham 01.29.07

Today, Jim Campbell talks about guns, aircraft, and security with Tom Gresham, radio and TV host, and firearm and aviation enthusiast.

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Safety Officials Refuse To Sign Off On New Bangkok Airport

Interim Certificate Expires, Airport Continues To Operate

These are not the best of days for those associated with Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

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Getting The Word Out: KSZP Is Back In Business

Airport Recovers After Devastating 2005 Flood

Two years after floodwaters devastated Santa Paula Airport (KSZP), local flying and non-flying communities are once again enjoying all the small airport has to offer in the small California town known as the "Citrus Capital of the World."

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Could EADS/Northrop Withdrawal Halt Air Force Tanker Program?

Capitol Hill May Face Single Bid From Boeing

It may bring smiles to Boeing supporters, but Northrop Grumman's potential withdrawal from an Air Force refueling tanker contact -- a widely-circulated story these past few weeks -- could force an abrupt halt to the entire process.

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Pilot's Body, Plane Remain On Mt. Shasta

Out Of Rescuers' Reach 19 months After Crash

Robert F. Ayers crashed his Piper PA28 Cherokee into Mount Shasta at 11,400 feet on June 18, 2005. Nineteen months later, authorities are still unable to say when, or if, his body and the wreckage can be recovered -- due to the dangerous area in which they lie, out of reach of rescuers.

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Talks Continue To Avert British Airways Strike

Contingencies In Place For Traveling Public

Even as talks between British Airways (BA) and its largest union resumed Sunday, plans are in place to support the world's 12th largest airline's customers should the threatened 48-hour cabin crew strike take place Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Investigation Finds DEN Was Unprepared For Blizzard

Well, Duh...

It comes as no surprise to virtually anybody who was affected by the blizzard that hit Denver, CO last month -- not only in Denver, but around the country -- that the Mile High City and its airport were not prepared to take on a storm of such monumental proportions.

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A380 Engineers Put Plumbing To The Test

Waste Now... Want Not Later

Spoons and socks -- and those ubiquitous disposable diapers that may be here long after we're gone -- are among the unusual items being testing by the A380's plumbing in what can be only described as one of the lesser-known -- and certainly less glamorous -- assessments being conducted on the world's largest airliner.

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Tuskegee Graduates First Female Pilot In Six Decades

Seeking Diversity In The Aviation Industry

Through a joint program established in 2002 between Tuskegee University and Kansas State University, Salina, Chrystal Cole-Bridges became Tuskegee's first woman pilot in about six decades, as well as one of a small number of black female aviators in the US.

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Klyde Morris (01.29.07)

Klyde Provides A Graphic Analysis Of A380 Wiring Woes...

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Korean Air A300 Makes Emergency Return; Unhappy Pax Filing Suit

Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

A Korean Air Airbus A300-600 was forced to dump its fuel, and make an emergency landing at the originating Malaysian airport last Tuesday following an apparent engine failure. The plane was bound for Seoul from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.29.07)

Aero-Linx!

It’s never too early to start with the morbid and creepifying. OK, maybe just mildly so. Want to find out what celebrities have been involved in fatal AND non-fatal aircraft accidents? Inquiring minds must want to know because there’s a web site for it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.29.07): Decision Altitude

Aero-Terms!

The height above sea level, when, on a precision approach, if the required visual references for the airport are not in sight a missed approach will be executed.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.29.07)

"In the initial weeks after our runway washed out to sea, the future of the airport remained a huge question mark. But a lot of wonderful people came together and worked extremely hard to get our airport fully operational again."

Source: Santa Paula Airport Association President Rowena Mason. A flood washed out the runway at the small California airport in February 2005.

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