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May 26, 2007

ALPA Changes Its Mind On Age 60 Rule

Will Support Adoption Of ICAO Standard, But With Provisions

In a significant departure from its longstanding opposition to changing the FAA's Age 60 mandatory retirement rule for pilots, the Executive Board of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) voted Thursday by an overwhelming 80 percent margin to end the union's longstanding support for the current rule.

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Hawaiian Airlines Announces Job Cuts

CEO Denies Fare War Is A Factor

In an effort to streamline operations and regain profitability, Hawaiian Airlines announced Thursday it will be laying off nearly 140 workers.

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Safety Concerns Close UK Airport

Poor Runway Drainage, Bird Control Top List

The Civil Aviation Authority, the UK's aviation regulator, decided to provisionally suspend the City of Derry's license Thursday as the result of safety concerns that developed during an inspection this week.

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C-130, CRJ Involved In Close Call On HNL Runways

Military Plane Fails To Heed 'Hold Short' Directive

An errant C-130 came a little too close for comfort to a go! Airlines CRJ-200 passenger jet taking off from Honolulu International Airport Thursday. It is the second runway incursion at HNL in less than six months.

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New Airline Could Help PSM Dreams Come True

Director Envisions Flights To Florida, West Coast

Pease Development Authority Executive Director Richard Green sure enjoyed watching new carrier Skybus makes its first flight in to Portsmouth (NH) International Airport (PSM) this week.

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FBI Raids Missouri Air Ambulance Company

Target Believed To Be Billing Office

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations appeared at a West Plains, MO air ambulance provider Wednesday armed with a stack of warrants. They sent a number of startled Air Evac employees home with instructions not to return until Thursday.

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FAA To Provide IT Security For Entire DOT

Agency Will Market IT Services To Other Agencies, Too

In an effort to save some money by sharing services, Federal Aviation Administration Chief Information Officer David Bowen announced Thursday the FAA will begin providing information technology security for the entire Department of Transportation by October.

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Console Offers More Room For Helicopter Avionics

Space Is Tight For Law Enforcement, News Organizations

As more and more law enforcement agencies and television news gathering organizations expand the avionics capabilities of their helicopters, the requirement for additional component mounting space in the cockpit grows significantly.

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HAI Sponsors Two-day Air Tour Safety Forum In Honolulu

Focus On Air Tour Safety

Helicopter Association International (HAI) wrapped up a two-day Air Tour Safety Forum in Honolulu, HI last weekend. More than 120 invited attendees participated in the event, which included HAI president Matt Zuccaro, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives from all branches, staff from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and air tour operators in the State of Hawaii.

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Frederick Flight Center Goes Platinum

Cessna Pilot Center Honored By Planemaker

Aero-News learned this week Frederick Flight Center has been named a Cessna Platinum Award winner for exceptional performance as a Cessna Pilot Center (CPC). Located at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) in Frederick, MD, Frederick Flight Center (FFC) was cited in the award for exceeding Cessna’s operational and performance standards. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.07)

Aero-Linx!

From Operation Dear Abby to X-Ray Camp, this site offers direct links to some of the most important and most popular DoD Web Sites.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.07): Autothrottle

Aero-Terms!

A flight control system feature that actuates an aircraft throttle system based on its own computation and feedback from appropriate data sources.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.26.07)

"The Executive Board spoke clearly this afternoon. ALPA pilots will be fully engaged in shaping any rule change."

Source: Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association. In a significant departure from its longstanding opposition to changing the FAA's Age 60 mandatory retirement rule for pilots, the Executive Board of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) voted Thursday by an overwhelming 80 percent margin to end the union's longstanding support for the current rule.

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CA TFR: 05.31.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2449 Issue Date: May 25, 2007 at 1940 UTC Type: Special

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GA TFR: 05.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2439 Issue Date: May 25, 2007 at 1727 UTC Location: Glynco, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2007 at 1355 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 29, 2007 at 1700 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AL TFR: 05.29.07 - 11.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2431 Issue Date: May 25, 2007 at 1529 UTC Location: Atlanta, Anniston, Alabama near TALLADEGA VOR/DME (TDG) Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2007 at 1230 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 01, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Movement of hazardous materials Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (ZTL) Center, 770-210-7622

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