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December 10, 2007

Delta FAs Lean Towards Union Representation

Fears About Post-Merger Fates Spur Call For Vote

One year ago, the threat of a looming hostile merger by rival US Airways hung like a cloud over employees at Delta Air Lines. That merger never came to pass... but renewed talk of another merger is making Delta's flight attendants nervous, and they're exploring options.

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Lockheed's F-35 Makes 20th Test Flight

Next Up: Aerial Refueling Trials

On its 20th flight, the first F-35 Lightning II successfully tested engine performance and aircraft handling qualities at up to 20,000 feet as pilots and crew prepare for air refueling in the coming weeks. Shortly afterward, a dedicated test-bed aircraft began final check-out flights for airborne testing of the Lightning II's Communication-Navigation-Identification system, initiating a test program that will ultimately integrate and fly the complete F-35 avionics package.

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Boeing Sets A Record... But Will It Be THE Record?

Airbus On Track To Capture 2007 Sales Crown

By all indications, 2007 will be a banner year for Boeing and its European rival, Airbus... but while both planemakers look to beat all previous sales records, the question of which manufacturer will come out on top remains up in the air.

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Continental Touts Q400s As An Answer To Newark Congestion

Offer More Passenger Room, Shorter T/O Rolls Than E-145 RJs

Continental Airlines is working hard to move past the stigma attached to the word "turboprop" in the minds of many passengers, as it looks to replace Embraer 145 regional jets with larger Bombardier Q400 propliners on many routes operating from Newark International Airport.

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Boeing Launches Second Italian Earth Observation Satellite

COSMO-SkyMed Spacecraft Now In Orbit

Boeing's commercial launch business successfully launched the second of four Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO) SkyMed spacecraft Saturday, aboard a Delta II rocket for Thales Alenia Space Italia.

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Unions Furious With UAL's Latest Payouts

UAL Corp To Pay $250 Million To Shareholders

United Airlines parent UAL Corp said it has paid down $500 million in debt, and has approved a $250 million special distribution to shareholders on the basis the airline now has good cash flow, according to the Associated Press.

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Forecast International Says Turboprop Airliner Resurgence Continues

Regional Jet Demand Also Shifts Upward

In its latest study on "The Market for Regional Transport Aircraft," Forecast International projects 3,800 regional aircraft will be produced from 2007 through 2016, including 2,539 regional jets and 1,261 regional turboprops. The new study estimates the overall value of this production at $99.7 billion, as measured in constant 2007 US dollars.

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Big Deal! Liberty Aerospace Will Go To China

Announces 600-Plane Deal With Chinese Company

Another American small plane manufacturer is looking to China for a significant chunk of its business. Liberty Aerospace announced Monday a 600-plane manufacturing agreement with China's Anyang Angel Aero Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. (3A) worth $150 million.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.10.07

The Go/No-Go Decision, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.10.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.10.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- To Go Or Not To Go: 12.10.07 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Dave Copeland Named VP Of Sales And Marketing At Avidyne

Former Mooney Exec Has Extensive Industry Experience

Avidyne Corporation announced Monday the appointment of David Copeland as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Copeland was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mooney Airplane Co., where he successfully rebranded the company and increased sales threefold during his three-year tenure.

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AZ Super Bowl TFR: 02.03.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6849  Issue Date: December 09, 2007 at 0245 UTC  Type: Security 

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6896  Issue Date: December 09, 2007 at 2050 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.10.07

NASA delays Atlantis till January.
A Continental pilot's in hot water after an incursion at Newark.
And there's another close-call at Baltimore to report.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.10.07

NASA delays Atlantis till January.
A Continental pilot's in hot water after an incursion at Newark.
And there's another close-call at Baltimore to report.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Go / No-Go - 12.10.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about go/no-go decisions as they arise both on the ground and in the air.

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Helicopter, Pilot, Two Passengers Still Missing In Alaska

Search Continues After A Door And A Body Were Found

Debris from a LifeGuard medevac helicopter and the body of a flight nurse have been found in Passage Canal near Whittier, Alaska Saturday afternoon as the search continues for the other three occupants of the aircraft. The body of flight nurse John Stumpff, 47 of Sterling, Alaska washed up on the shore near the debris, according to Megan Peters, a spokeswoman with the Alaska State Troopers.

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Mid-Air Over Everglades Claims Two Pilots

Twin Commanche Told To Descend By Controller

A mid-air collision Saturday over the Everglades has claimed two pilots and has triggered an investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board into how the accident happened. NTSB Investigator Paul Cox flew to the crash scene mid-day Sunday, said Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the safety board. An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration will assist him, Knudson said, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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Flight Design Introduces Third Generation LSA

"All-New" CTLS Reveals Many Upgraded Features

How time flies... Barely eleven years after the first CT entered production in June 1997, the Flight Design Team is introducing their latest bird... the new 'CTLS.' Similar to the preceding CT models, the changes are cosiderable since the new LS model was designed to address customer requests from the last two years. Despite the addition of numerous equipment items the CTLS is just 5-7 lbs heavier than an Advanced CTSW with the same equipment.

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Fuel Sensors Continue Hiccups: NASA Postpones Shuttle Atlantis Launch Again

It'll Be January 2, At The Earliest

NASA has delayed Sunday's launch of space shuttle Atlantis on its STS-122 mission to the International Space Station. Shuttle program managers made the decision at 7:24 a.m. EST (Sunday) after a failure occurred in a fuel sensor system while Atlantis' external fuel tank was being filled. Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission to the International Space Station now is targeted to launch no earlier than Jan. 2 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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Flooding Adds Additional Passengers to Portland-Seattle Traffic

Horizon Ups Capacity With RJs To Meet Load Demands

Seattle-bound travelers poured through the Portland International Airport last week, like the rain that has flooded the Northwest. Due to the closure of Interstate 5 at Chehalis, passengers were opting for air travel, according to the Tri-City Herald. Meeting the demand, Horizon Air sold out seats on its larger 70-seat regional jets. Normally the airline flies smaller 37-seat turboprops on the Seattle-Portland route.

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Klyde Morris (12.10.07)

NASM Attendees Ponder A Close Encounter Of The B-36 Kind...

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Runway Incursion Investigated At EWR

Jet Crosses Runway, Asked To Hold-Short

FAA investigators are looking into an incident at the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) where a jet taxied onto a runway as an inbound flight was landing. The FAA investigation comes after a near-miss at the Newark airport Thursday night--just one day after a GAO report ranked the Newark airport as one of the most dangerous for runway accidents.

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Cyprus Airways On The Verge Of A Strike

Three-Day Strike Announced By Union

An impending three-day strike at Cyprus Airways could affect over 100 flights and 12,000 air passengers. Cyprus Airway's largest union CYNIKA announced the 24-hour strike for December 12 and a 48 hour strike on December 17-18 after failing to reach an agreement. The announcement flooded its telephone lines with questions from concerned travelers. The airline said the strike will ruin them financially but it was examining how to deal with passenger travel, to ease the situation.

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Cell Phones, PDAs Being Tested For New Check-in Program

Electronic Boarding Pass A Sign Of The Times

Passengers no longer have to dig for the paper ticket, or worry about where they put their boarding passes before checking in for a flight. Continental Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration launched a program to test using electronic boarding passes on PDAs or cell phones. The first of it kind boarding pass offered by a US airline is called the 'Paperless Boarding Pass' pilot program and was kicked off in Houston, Texas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.10.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Men, the B-17s, the Missions and the Legacy --- These historical pages are dedicated to preserving the memory and the legacy of the men who served in the 303rd Bombardment Group, "Hell's Angels" during World War II.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.10.07): Air-Oil Separator

Aero-Terms!

A component in a turbine engine lubrication system that removes the air from the scavenged oil before the oil is returned to the tank.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.10.07)

"It seems like just about every day, there are new signs of danger and dysfunction at Newark, with a high risk of runway accidents, with a spike in minimum fuel landings and with the worst congestion and delays in the nation." 

Source: Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, in a statement about a recent runway incursion at EWR.

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