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October 05, 2007

Three Lost In Medevac King Air Accident

Plane Goes Down In SW Colorado

Three persons onboard an air ambulance en route to Alamosa, CO were lost, when their plane impacted mountainous terrain near the Continental Divide in southwest Colorado late Thursday.

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US Airways Firms Up Order For 92 Airbus Aircraft

Order Includes 22 A350 XWBs

US Airways announced Friday the Tempe, AZ-based airline has firmed up a contract signed in June for the purchase of 92 Airbus aircraft -- including 18 A350-800s, 4 A350-900s, 10 A330-200s, and 60 A320 Family planes.

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Gone West: Former DFRC Director Stanley Paul Butchart

Accomplished Research Pilot Was 85

It is with sadness Aero-News has learned Stanley Paul Butchart, a former research pilot at Edwards Air Force Base and past director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, died this week from complications related to old age. He was 85.

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STG Aerospace Earns Patent For WEPPS

Defends SafTGlo Photoluminescent Tech

STG Aerospace has been awarded global patents for its recently-launched WEPPS technology, a radical new system for managing and powering emergency lighting systems. The successful patent applications follow the UK-based aerospace company's defense against challenges to patents for SafTGlo, its photoluminescent emergency floorpath marking technology.

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AOPA 2007: 'Where Will You Land?' Topic Of Friday General Session

Boyer And Others Stress Importance Of Protecting GA Airports

The Friday morning General Session at AOPA Expo 2007 focused on protecting general aviation airports around the nation. AOPA president Phil Boyer kicked off the session with examples of how GA has suffered from airport closures, along with success stories about several airports that have been saved were presented.

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Pilot Lost In SoCal PA28 Accident

Aircraft Impacts Interstate Median

Things are returning to normal along the I-15 corridor in southern California, after morning rush-hour traffic was snarled by an overnight plane crash that claimed the pilot's life.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.05.07

Day One At AOPA Expo, With ANN's Jim Campbell

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.05.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- News From Day One At AOPA Expo: 10.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN's Jim Campbell.)

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NJ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9303  Issue Date: October 05, 2007 at 1807 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Boeing's Q3 Deliveries Up Nine Percent This Year

On Track To Deliver Approx. 445 Planes In 2007

It'll come down to the wire, that's for certain.

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AOPA 2007: Embraer Touts Its Light Jets At Hartford

Brazilian Planemaker "Particularly Pleased" With Response

AOPA Expo attendees will be able to take an early look at the Embraer Phenom 300's new extended cabin by visiting the company's full-scale mock-up at the AOPA Expo Aircraft Display, located at Hartford-Brainard Airport.

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What's China Doing While We're Otherwise Occupied?

General: They've Been Building "An Almost Impenetrable Air Defense System"

While the US military, the government and media have been focused on our warfighting efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, China has been quietly building an air defense that one top general says can't be penetrated by anything but our most advanced new fighters.

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AOPA 2007: Cessna Delivers 100th Skylane To Yingling Aviation For CAP Duty

Aircraft To Be Equipped With Advanced SAR Gear

Cessna announced Thursday at AOPA Expo 2007 the planemaker's Independence, KS facility recently delivered the 100th C182 Skylane to Wichita-based Yingling Aviation for modification for duty with the Civil Air Patrol.

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More Heavy Iron Flees Steel City

US Airways To Reduce Ops, Cut Workforce In Pittsburgh

Citing a need to accept "economic realities," on Thursday US Airways CEO Doug Parker said the airline will drastically cut back its operations in Pittsburgh, PA -- a move that will both reduce flights, and affect nearly 1,000 jobs.

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Klyde Morris (10.05.07)

Klyde Notes "Tributes" To Western Designs In Russian Aircraft...

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AOPA 2007: 'Hanks Aero Adventure' Offers A Lot More Than A $100 Hamburger

New "First Officer Program" Announced at AOPA Expo

Are you looking for an aerial adventure... and the typical Sunday afternoon hamburger run isn't quite cutting the mustard? You like flying with friends to a pancake breakfast fly-in, but the flapjacks are leaving you flat? Maybe Hanks Aero Adventures can help.

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AOPA 2007: Mooney Stakes Claim On Fastest Single Title With Acclaim Type 'S'

Announces "Mooney Mania" Incentive Program

On the opening day of AOPA Expo, Mooney Aircraft Company reasserted its claim for the world's fastest piston single. "We can at last, completely and finally, put to rest any debate about what piston single-engine airplane is the fastest: It's the Mooney Acclaim, or to be more specific and precise, the new Mooney Acclaim Type S," said David Copeland, Mooney's vice president of sales and marketing.

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Shelby To Boeing: 'Take It Back!'

Alabama Senator Objects To Contention Alabama Is "Risky" Place To Build Military Aircraft

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) has a bone to pick with Boeing.

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Another Town Contemplates Suing The FAA

At Issue: Rerouting Commercial Traffic Throughout the Northeast

How hard are New York area residents willing to fight the FAA's plan to redirect traffic at Northeastern airports? Just ask the people of Wilton, CT.

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Indiana Couple Lost In Accident Near Son's Home

Investigators Look To Weather As Possible Factor

FAA and NTSB investigators are on the scene of a single-engine plane crash in a remote, swampy area of southern Georgia, about 50 miles southwest of Savannah.

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Reserve Aircrew, Maintainers Continue Medical Support Missions Over US

Integrated CONUS Medical Operations Plan Still Flying High

Almost two years have passed since the 440th Airlift Wing started flying Integrated CONUS (Continental United States) Medical Operations Plan missions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.05.07)

"Our planes are much older than the planes they would be matched against. For the first time in history, we are seeing another nation, in this case China, with newer fighters than we have. We know that they continue to invest at a level that is unprecedented. We need to be watchful of Chinese military capabilities."

Source: USAF Lt. General Bruce Wright, who commands about 50,000 US troops stationed in Japan, on the state of readiness of the US Air Force versus the burgeoning Chinese armed forces. Wright says the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are putting a heavy drain on manpower and equipment needed to meet "contingencies" in East Asia.

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MD TFR: 10.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9147 Issue Date: October 04, 2007 at 1509 UTC Location: Emmitsburg, Maryland Beginning Date and Time: October 07, 2007 at 1310 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 07, 2007 at 1635 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 10.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9143  Issue Date: October 04, 2007 at 1504 UTC  Location: Emmitsburg, Maryland  Beginning Date and Time: October 07, 2007 at 1310 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 07, 2007 at 1635 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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MD TFR: 10.06.07 - 10.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9215 Issue Date: October 04, 2007 at 2308 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2007 at 1235 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 08, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/9090: Due to time change

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