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December 04, 2007

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-25-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2007-25-04 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Aircraft Industries

AD NUMBER: 2007-25-01 MANUFACTURER: Aircraft Industries a.s. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Piaggio

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-15 MANUFACTURER: Piaggio SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 12.04.07

The New President Of Teledyne Continental Motors, Rhett Ross

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.04.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.04.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: A New Man At The Top At TCM -- 12.04.07 (ANN Special Feature, with New President Of Teledyne Continental Motors, Rhett Ross.)

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FAA Pay System Still Under Scrutiny, 10 Years Later

Letter To Sturgell, A Look At Pay To Come

A 10-year, performance-based pay system used by the Federal Aviation Administration is still criticized by employees, and may soon be challenged in court.

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Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crews On The Verge Of A Strike

Possible Action Looms Over Holiday Travel

Employees at Virgin Atlantic are mulling over possible strike action over disputed pay rates, according to Fox Business News.

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AMR And American Airlines Announce Immediate Cuts

Pilots Want Pay Increase As Cutbacks Are Announced

AMR Corp. and American Airlines Inc. have announced immediate cutbacks to their executive ranks, which will affect 100 to 200 positions, according to the Dallas Morning News.

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Historic Farmhouses Stymie Maryland Airport Officials

Land Needed For Runway Security At HGR

A cluster of old farm buildings near Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) in Maryland is thwarting efforts by the federal government to obtain land to expand the airport.

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China Denies Reports It Faked Lunar Photo

Says Chang'e Image Has Two Craters, US Image Has One

Chinese officials deny an Internet rumor the first photo of the lunar surface from its Chang'e orbiter may have been plagiarized from NASA, according to Reuters.

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Midwest Sport Aviation Named US Distributor For New LSA

Cheetah XLS Available As Kit For Now

Add a new plane to the ever-increasing list of light sport-eligible aircraft in the US marketplace. The South African-sourced Cheetah XLS is now available in kit form through Midwest Sport Aviation in Richland Center, WI.

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EASA Hosts Rotorcraft Safety Conference

Event Begins Wednesday In Cologne

Helicopter safety is a priority for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). More than 100 representatives from operators, industry and regulatory authorities from Europe and North America have registered at the first Rotorcraft Workshop organized by the Agency, scheduled for December 5-6 in Cologne.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.04.07

Mary Peters says DOT gets the credit for reduced airline delays.
Embraer signs a big contract with fractional operator Flight Options.
And NASA workers say Griffin has tarnished their reputat

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.04.07

Mary Peters says DOT gets the credit for reduced airline delays.
Embraer signs a big contract with fractional operator Flight Options.
And NASA workers say Griffin has tarnished their reputation

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ANN Special Feature: Part I - Rhett Ross, Teledyne Continental - 12.04.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Rhett Ross, the new president of Teledyne Continental Motors. Rhett talks about his history in and plans for the company, and the current state of aircraft engine tech

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It's 'Okay': China Gets Another Boeing

Airline To Fly New Routes With 737-800

Boeing tells ANN the American planemaker recently delivered a Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 to Tianjin-based Okay Airways Company Ltd., the Peoples' Republic of China's first private airline.

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Lindbergh Grant Awarded To Aircraft Drag Reduction Project

Project Researching Bristled Shark Skin

The Lindbergh Foundation announced this week Dr. Amy Lang of the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa was recently awarded a 2007 Lindbergh Grant for her project entitled, “Reducing the Drag over Aircraft by Mimicking the Surface Geometry of Bristled Shark Skin Scales.”

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NAFI Names November 2007 Master Instructors

"The Best Of The Best" 

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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An Insider's Last Look At The Aftermath of the Columbia A/C Bankruptcy Auction

Who 'Won' and Who 'Lost'

Analysis and Opinion by Rich Belzer (Former VP Sales, Columbia Aircraft) The excitement, such as it was, of the Columbia Aircraft bankruptcy auction is over. Now it's time to take a look at who were the winners and losers in the Columbia saga.

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European Carriers Opt For Longer Routes To Dodge ATC Costs

Gee... Airlines Don't Like User Fees, Either!

In an effort to cut their costs, several European airlines are opting for longer routes over the Atlantic to cut down on air traffic control fees, according to the BBC.

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Red Baron Squadron Grounded

Sponsor 'Retires' Airshow Team

Say it ain't so! After 28 years of outstanding formation aerobatic air show performances, The Schwan Food Company has announced the retirement of the Red Baron Pizza Squadron.

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Atlantis, Crew Ready For Thursday Launch

ISS Readies For Columbus Lab

As NASA wrapped up last-minute repairs on the external fuel tank, seven astronauts arrived Monday at Cape Canaveral for this week's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.

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Union Slams NASA Administrator Griffin Over Survey

Top Official Rebuked For Comments To Congress

A union that represents NASA employees has criticized agency administrator Michael Griffin for his assessment of its work on a highly-publicized federal air safety project.

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India To Open Regional Routes For Air Carriers

Booming Country Wants More Rural Regional Air Service

India's first scheduled regional airline is ready for takeoff. Chennai-based Star Aviation Pvt. Ltd -- an airline unit of ETA Star group, headquartered in Dubai -- is soon to get an operating license from the civil aviation ministry, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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RDD Develops Therm-X Ice Protection System For Lancair Legacy

Expands Offerings To Other Experimental Planes

RDD Enterprises, LLC announced Monday the company's latest implementation of the revolutionary Therm-X de-icing system for experimental aircraft. Therm-X is now in the final development stages by RDD for the Lancair Legacy line of aircraft.

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Air New Zealand Plans For Spending $300 million On New Aircraft

Turboprop Or Jet? That's The Question For NZ

Air New Zealand is planning a $300 million fleet upgrade to strike out on new routes, and  gradually replace the fleet of 11 ATR72-500 regional turboprops.

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CubCrafters To List A Generation's Worth Of Parts On eBay

Super Cub Components Aplenty

It's a formidable collection... and pieces of it could be yours. CubCrafters announced Monday it would begin selling its 27-year collection of used, pre-owned and even ‘new old stock’ Super Cub and similar parts through online auction site eBay.

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Man Says 'Bomb' On Flight, Gets Arrested

Jet Searched After Uneventful Landing At ANC

A Wyoming man was arrested in Anchorage last week for causing a disturbance on an Alaska Airlines flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.04.07)

Aero-Linx!

This site is for veterans, enthusiasts or anyone else interested in aviation insignia of World War II. The goal is to create a collection of images of as many different patterns, sizes and makes of the wings worn by these valiant people.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.04.07): Foehn Wind

Aero-Terms!

A warm, dry wind blowing down the slope of a mountain. The Chinook, in the Rocky Mountains, is one of many local names given to Foehn winds. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.04.07)

"As you can see, although the Cessna acquisition of Columbia Aircraft's assets has provided a happy ending for some, there are a few big losers who deserved a better fate. One group I left off the winner's list is the manufacturing workers of Columbia Aircraft who have been jerked back and forth like puppets over the past eight months. Not only will almost all of these workers obtain jobs (and job security) with Cessna but their ownership promises more jobs to come in Central Oregon. That's a real Christmas present for some dedicated people who can really use it."

Source: Rich Belzer, former VP of Sales for Columbia Aircraft company, in his summary of the "winners and losers" in the bankruptcy auction sale of Columbia to Cessna Aircraft Compan

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NE TFR: 12.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6110 Issue Date: December 03, 2007 at 1520 UTC Location: Omaha, Nebraska Beginning Date and Time: December 05, 2007 at 1420 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 05, 2007 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MO TFR: 12.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6072  Issue Date: December 03, 2007 at 1244 UTC  Location: Kansas Cit, Missouri  Beginning Date and Time: December 07, 2007 at 1625 UTC  Ending Date and Time: December 07, 2007 at 1950 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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