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July 06, 2007

Diamond Aircraft Invites AirVenture Attendees To 'Meet The Family'

Will Unveil DA-50 Super Star To North America

On Monday, July 23 at 12:45 pm, Diamond Aircraft will publicly unveil the DA50 Super Star to the North American market at the company's exhibit at EAA AirVenture 2007 in Oshkosh, WI. The five-seat aircraft, powered by a 350-hp turbocharged engine with FADEC, is the latest addition to Diamond's lineup.

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Dawn Delayed... This Message Is A Recording...

Logistical Difficulties, Weather To Blame

We're not saying NASA's Dawn spacecraft is cursed... but we're sure the agency will be quite relieved to see the trouble-plagued space probe finally leave the launch pad. NASA announced Friday the launch of Dawn -- at last word, planned for Sunday -- has now been rescheduled to no earlier than Monday, July 9.

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7365  Issue Date: July 05, 2007 at 2246 UTC  Location: Anchorage Center , 10 miles West of Minto, Alaska near NENANA VORTAC (ENN)  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: Anchorage (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103 

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7383 Issue Date: July 06, 2007 at 0307 UTC Location: Salt Lake Center, 38 West of Choteau, Montana near CUT BANK VORTAC (CTB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7385 Issue Date: July 06, 2007 at 0445 UTC Location: Oakland Center, 18 South of Susanville, California near AMEDEE VOR/DME (AHC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7389 Issue Date: July 06, 2007 at 0553 UTC Location: Los Angeles Center, 20 S St George, Utah near ST GEORGE VOR/DME (OZN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Cedar City (CDC) Automated Flight Service Station, 435-586-1525

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7453 Issue Date: July 06, 2007 at 1528 UTC Type: Hazards

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Boeing Increases Deliveries In Second Quarter Of 2007

On Track For 445 Planes Out The Door For Year

Efforts by Boeing to increase the rate it can build planes, and send them out the door to waiting customers, appear to be paying off. In the second quarter of 2007, Boeing delivered 114 commercial planes, increasing its year-to-date tally to 220 airliners.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded FAA NAS Maintenance Work Contract

Company Awarded Initial Design, Implementation Contract In 2002

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a follow-on contract by the Federal Aviation Administration to maintain the National Airspace System's Adaptation Services Environment (NASE), which allows users to access aeronautical and "adaptation" information.

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GEnx Successfully Completes Fan Blade Containment Test

Major Milestone For Composite-Bladed Turbofan

Aero-News learned Friday the GEnx engine successfully completed its fan blade containment test this week at General Electric Aircraft Engine's outdoor test facility in Peebles, OH.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.06.07

Now THIS Is A Cross-Country Flight!

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.06.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Now THIS Is A Cross-Country Flight! -- 07.06.07 (ANN Special Feature, with North Carolina RV-8 pilot Ron Schreck.)

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Sold! ARINC To Be Acquired By The Carlyle Group

Will Buy Out Current Airline Shareholders

Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group announced this week it has reached an agreement to acquire ARINC Incorporated from its current shareholders, including several commercial airlines. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2007 subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

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CIT Aerospace Increases 787 Order Portfolio

Five-Plane Deal Doubles Original Order

Boeing and aircraft lessor CIT Aerospace announced this week an order for five additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners, worth approximately $810 million at list prices. The order doubles the number of 787 Dreamliners ordered by CIT to 10 airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.07

Two helicopter pilots are rescued quickly after their chopper's hit in Iraq.
NTSB fills in details on a Citation down in Lake Michigan.
And Crossbow Technologies releases a mandatory service

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.06.07

Two helicopter pilots are rescued quickly after their chopper's hit in Iraq.
NTSB fills in details on a Citation down in Lake Michigan.
And Crossbow Technologies releases a mandatory service bul

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ANN Special Feature: Ron Schreck, RV-8 Marathon - 07.06.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ron Schreck, a North Carolina pilot who celebrated Independence Day Wednesday by landing his RV-8 at all 109 public-use airports in the state...in less than 20 hours!

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Airports Throughout US Adapt Various Measures In Wake Of Glasgow Attack

Terror Attack Veteran Says Prevention Is The Best Tool

The attempted terror attack at the Glasgow Airport last weekend -- however apparently botched it was -- sent waves of apprehension through the global aviation community.

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Boeing Funds, Conducts Study On Effect Of Cabin Pressure On Passenger Discomfort

Study Published On Eve Of Dreamliner Rollout

Timing, as the say, is everything. Boeing funded and conducted a study of the relationshiop between cabin pressurization in airliners, to passenger discomfort. The results of that study appear in the July 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine... three days before the public rollout of Boeing's own 787 Dreamliner, which -- coincidentally -- will feature a cabin pressurized to a lower altitude.

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Cassini Finds Hydrocarbons In Craters On Saturn's Moon

Building Blocks Of Life On Hyperion?

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed for the first time surface details of Saturn's moon Hyperion, including cup-like craters filled with hydrocarbons that may indicate more widespread presence in our solar system of basic chemicals necessary for life.

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GE Aviation's Flight Management System Enables 'Green' Operations

Landing Approach System Reduces CO2, NOx Emissions By 20 Percent

Airlines operating Boeing 737s in Europe have been given the "green light" to use an optimized landing approach that is designed to significantly reduce the amount of fuel used during arrival and approach operations, thereby reducing CO2 and NOx emissions by roughly 20 percent compared to standard arrival procedures.

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Klyde Morris (07.06.07)

Klyde Serves A Reality Check For The Cost Of Space Travel...

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NASA Awards ISS Equipment Contract To Russia's RSC Energia

Includes Second Lavatory, Spare Air Pump

This week, NASA signed a $46 million fixed price basic contract with S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Public Corporation, also known as RSC Energia, in Korolev, Russia, for various hardware items and their integration into the International Space Station... including a system of vital importance to the station's crew.

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Japan Rolls Out Prototypes Of Next-Generation Patrol, Cargo Aircraft

Deliveries Due To Begin In Early 2011

In development since 2001, two next-generation aircraft prototypes for the Japanese military were finally introduced to the public Wednesday.

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London's Metropolitan Police Launches Three EC145s Into Service

New Units To Replace Aging AS355 N Squirrels

Three new Eurocopter EC145 helicopters were officially introduced into service with the Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit Wednesday at its base in Lippitts Hill, Loughton, Essex.

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Chinese Airline Selects Rockwell Collins Avionics For Its 737-800s

Fleet Will Include Programmable Inflight Entertainment

Aero-News has learned Shandong Airlines selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics for 18 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This purchase includes the MultiScan Hazard Detection System, Model 4000 Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) and Programmable Audio Video Entertainment System (PAVES). Deliveries are scheduled for 2007 through 2009.

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Continental Cozies Up To Kingfisher

Codesharing To Start By End Of Year

Continental Airlines and India's Kingfisher Airlines announced Thursday they have entered into a comprehensive partnership for frequent flyer, airport lounge access reciprocity and code sharing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.06.07)

Aero-Linx!

Australia's answer to the Civil Air Patrol and Aviation Explorers. The Australian Air League is a national youth organization for boys and girls aged 8 years and older.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.06.07): Explosive Bolt

Aero-Terms!

A special bolt with an explosive charge built into it. The charge is remotely activated, and causes the bolt to fail and release its hold. Explosive bolts are used to allow stages of rockets to separate, and also to release drop tanks from combat aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.06.07)

"As other targets become hardened, the ones that are softer could become more desirable targets."

Source: Martha's Vineyard Airport Manager Sean Flynn. MVY is but one of several airports throughout the country that have adapted new security procedures in the wake of last weekend's botched terror attack at Glasgow Airport.

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