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May 01, 2007

Cessna Delivers First Encore+ Bizjet

Sports P&W Turbofans, Collins Avionics

It may be an Encore... but we doubt the final curtain call will come any time soon. Cessna tells ANN the planemaker delivered the first Citation Encore+ last week, to an undisclosed customer.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-09-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-09-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, 777-00, and 777-300ER series airplanes.

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Northrop Grumman Rolls Out Advanced E-2D Hawkeye

NextGen "Eye In The Sky" Includes New Radar, Glass Cockpit

Aero-News has learned the first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, built for the US Navy by Northrop Grumman, made its first public appearance at rollout ceremonies April 30. The E-2D was designed in New York, and built in St. Augustine, FL.

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Pilot Injured In LSA Landing Accident

Plane Hit With Crosswind During Touch-And-Go

The pilot of a Flight Design CTSW light sport aircraft was injured when his plane was apparently blown off the runway at Maryland's Tipton Airport Sunday, during a touch-and-go landing.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.01.07

ANN's Pete Combs Goes Parabolic

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.01.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.01.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Going Zero-G: 05.01.07 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN's Pete Combs' introduction to zero-G flight.)

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F-35 Support Network Up And Running, Five Years Ahead Of EIS

First Squadron To Deploy In 2012

The first squadron of F-35 Lightning IIs isn't slated to go into operation until 2012... but the system that will serve as the information backbone of the F-35 maintenance and support network is now up and running, reports Lockheed Martin.

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Boeing's McNerney Predicts Planemaker Will Soon Surpass Airbus In Deliveries

International Defense Business Will Offset US Slowdown, Labor Strife

By most accounts, it's good to be Boeing right now... or, at least, it's better than being Airbus. In a shareholder presentation Monday, Boeing CEO James McNerney said the American planemaker has what it takes to remain dominant in aerospace for years to come.

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P&W Rocketdyne, Others Successfully Test Mach 5 Engine

Simulated Flight Tests Conducted At NASA Langley

Representatives with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne tell ANN the company and its fellow team members recently demonstrated the successful operation and performance of the X-1 scramjet engine, in the first simulated flight at Mach 5 of the X-51A.

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NTSB Issues Final Report On Cory Lidle Accident

Recommends East River Stay Closed To VFR Traffic

On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a small airplane crash in Manhattan last October was the pilots' inadequate planning, judgment, and airmanship in the performance of a 180-degree turn maneuver inside of a limited turning space.

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Spring Is TRULY Here: Oshkosh 2007 NOTAM Now Available

New Arrival ATIS Freq, IFR Slot Confirmation Process Among Changes

For some, the first telltale signs of spring are found not in blooming flowers and warmer temperatures -- or even the calendar. No, for pilots it's not truly springtime until the Notice to Airmen for arrival and departure procedures for the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In are published.

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FAA Signs Off On Apical R44 Emergency Float System

Urethane Floats Allow Towing Following Water Landing

DART Helicopter Services told Aero-News Tuesday their affiliated partner, Apical Industries, has received FAA approval for their Emergency Float System for Robinson model R44 and R44 II helicopters. EASA and Transport Canada approvals are pending.

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GA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9749 Issue Date: May 01, 2007 at 1602 UTC Location: Jacksonville Center , Waycross, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for Firefighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville Center (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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NM TFR: 05.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9746 Issue Date: May 01, 2007 at 1551 UTC Location: Albuquerque Center , Winslow, Arizona near WINSLOW VORTAC (INW) Beginning Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 01, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Natural Gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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AD: APEX Aircraft

AD NUMBER: 2007-09-06 MANUFACTURER: APEX Aircraft SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-09-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Socata

AD NUMBER: 2007-09-07 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-09-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: APEX Aircraft

AD NUMBER: 2007-09-05 MANUFACTURER: APEX Aircraft SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-09-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.01.07

Corks pop in Atlanta as Delta Airlines emerges from bankruptcy.
Connecticut NIMBYs sound more and more like user-fee critics.
And Open Skies is signed in Washington.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.01.07

Corks pop in Atlanta as Delta Airlines emerges from bankruptcy.
Connecticut NIMBYs sound more and more like user-fee critics.
And Open Skies is signed in Washington.

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ANN Special Feature: Pete Combs Goes Parabolic - 05.01.07

By way of background to the recent pictures and accounts of Dr. Stephen Hawking's amazing introduction to weightless flight, we revisit Pete Comb's audio recording of his own first flight aboard Ze

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FAA Rebukes Group's Claims Against Funding Plan, Part One

Says Alliance Is Not Comparing "Apples To Apples"

In a telephone conversation with Aero-News last week, representatives with the Federal Aviation Administration rebuked many of the points presented by the Alliance for Aviation Across America, in that group's rebuttal to the FAA's policy document released April 23 on the subject of user fees. Over the next several days, ANN will present those arguments, and the FAA's contrasting position on each issue.

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US, EU Agree To Phase One Of Open Skies Agreement

Issues Still Remain, To Be Ironed Out Next Year

Fulfilling agreements made earlier this year between the United States and the European Union, on Monday the two sides signed a landmark "open skies" agreement significantly easing restrictions on transatlantic flights.

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Grievance Accuses FAA Of 'Rushing' Eclipse 500 Type-Certification

NATCA Complaint Comes To Light As VLJ Receives Production Cert

For officials at Eclipse Aviation, it probably seemed like an eternity waiting for the FAA to issue a type certificate for the Eclipse 500 very- light-jet. But the union representing the FAA's inspectors and test pilots says the process was rushed, and that its members were not allowed time to do their jobs properly.

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Pilot Organizing Barnstorming Fundraising Trip

Money To Support Brain Tumor Research

Pilot Brian Kissinger of O'Fallon, IL is in the process of restoring a World War II-era aircraft for a barnstorming trip to raise money for brain tumor research -- a subject the 39-year-old man is intimately familiar with.

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Two Lost, One Missing In CA Cessna 182 Accident

Plane Impacts Ocean Shortly After Takeoff From CRQ

Two people perished, and a third was missing Sunday when their Cessna 182 Skylane went down about a mile off the coast of Carlsbad, CA in low-IFR conditions.

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New Helipad In Works For CFB Shearwater

Work To Begin This Summer

The Halifax/Shearwater Airport -- also known as Canadian Forces Base Shearwater -- in Halifax, Nova Scotia is scheduled for some major renovation this year. Old runways are going to be torn up to make way for a new $24 million helicopter landing pad.

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Two Teenagers Arrested In ABI Bomb Scare

Case Will Be Pursued As Felony

Two teenagers were arrested Friday in connection with a bomb threat that shut down Abilene Regional Airport for three hours.

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Shanghai Forming Police Helicopter Unit

First Helo Law Enforcement Team In City's History

Shanghai is poised to buy three helicopters for its first-ever helicopter police team to serve the security of the World Expo in 2010.

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AOPA Open House Set For June 2 At FDK

Fuel Discounts Available For Fly-In Traffic

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will hold its annual Fly-In and Open House Saturday, June 2 at the association's headquarters on the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) in Frederick, MD. 

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One Lost In CA Gyroplane Accident

Witnesses Describe Spin Before Impact

A Fresno pilot was killed Sunday when his experimental aircraft went down alongside a highway near Yuba County, CA.

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Double-Bird Strike Returns 757 To Manchester

Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing

Two herons got sucked into an engine of a Boeing 757 twinjet leaving Manchester, England on Sunday morning, causing flames to trail from the number two engine. The aircraft made a successful emergency landing after the pilot shut down the engine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.01.07)

Aero-Linx!

Be like Captain Kirk. Try out the free trial of CaptainsLog 2000 Pro Pilot Logbook.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.01.07): SMOH

Aero-Terms!

"Since Major Overhaul," an acronym seen in reference to the operating hours, or time remaining, on an engine.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.01.07)

"Already, the European airline industry is feeling its effects in a positive way, with plans for new services and signs of a much more flexible and dynamic approach to airline investment among European carriers."

Source:  Jacques Barrot, vice president of the European Commission, on Monday's signing of an "Open Skies" agreement between the United States and the European Union, which allows airlines on both sides of the pond unprecedented access to new routes connecting any city in the US with a city within the 27-nation EU bloc.

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TX TFR: 05.04.07 - 05.06.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9664 Issue Date: April 30, 2007 at 1753 UTC Location: Draughon-MIller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, Texas near TEMPLE VOR/DME (TPL) Beginning Date and Time: May 04, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 06, 2007 at 2230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Central Texas Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Gray (GRK) Approach Control, 254-553-2526

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