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September 13, 2007

UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6798 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 0054 UTC Type: Hazards

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AL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6902 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 1618 UTC Type: Hazards

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6912 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 1713 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6958 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 1844 UTC Type: Hazards

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6963 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 1857 UTC Type: Hazards

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6981 Issue Date: September 13, 2007 at 2013 UTC Type: Hazards

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Pilot Lost In L-39 Accident At Reno

Second Fatal Crash At Air Races In Three Days

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.13.07 2145 EDT: Aero-News has received word of a second fatal accident at this week's Reno National Championship Air Races.

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Eclipse Aviation Opens Customer Training Center At AEG

Company Hopes To Have Four Full-Motion Sims In Place By End Of '08

Eclipse Aviation held a grand opening ceremony Thursday morning for its Customer Training Center, the company's first facility at Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG) in Albuquerque, NM. 

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NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations Following C525 Trim Runway

Recommends Aural Warning, Contrasting Color Bands On Indicator

In response to a July 2003 accident, on Thursday the National Transportation Safety Board issued three recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration, addressing the Board's concerns with runway trim on Cessna Citation 525 model aircraft.

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Transport Canada Issues AD On Q400 Turboprops

Requires Detailed Checks On Planes With Over 8,000 Cycles

Officials with Transport Canada have called for immediate visual inspections of all Bombardier Q400 turboprop regional airliners, following two landing gear failures worldwide over the course of three days.

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Google Sponsors Lunar X Prize To 'Create A Space Race For A New Generation'

$30 Million Purse To Be Awarded To Winners

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.13.07 1400 EDT: It's BIG money... for a big goal. Moments ago, ANN's Aero-TV News Team covered the X Prize Foundation and Google announcement of the Google Lunar X Prize, a robotic race to the Moon to win a share of a $30 million Prize purse.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.13.07

Training Pilots To Safely Operate VLJs

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.13.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.13.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Training Pilots To Safely Operate VLJs: 09.13.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Paul Hinton, CEO of SaferJett.)

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SpaceX Signs Contract With Avanti Communications For Falcon 9 Launch

First Commercial Geostationary Telecommunications Customer

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) told ANN Thursday it has signed a contract with the UK-based Avanti Communications Group (Avanti) for the launch of Avanti's HYLAS Ka band satellite to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) on board a SpaceX Falcon 9.

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Nigeria's Arik Air Signs For Several Boeing Jets

Order Includes 10 737s, Four Dreamliners

It's a big order for Nigeria's newest commercial airline. On Thursday, Arik Air announced an order for 10 Boeing 737-800s, four 787-9s and one 777-300ER (Extended Range). The order is valued at approximately $1.8 billion at list prices.

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Kaman, Sikorsky Sign MOA for Helicopter Production Support

Center Will Assemble Parts Of Sikorsky Helos

Aero-News has learned Kaman Corporation's Helicopters Segment will play a key role in future Sikorsky Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopter production under a three-year Memorandum of Agreement recently executed between Sikorsky Aircraft and Kaman.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.13.07

Aviation security hassles - they're not just for the big guys anymore.
A pilot is killed during practice for the Reno Air Races.
And a Black Hawk is down in Alabama.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.13.07

Aviation security hassles - they're not just for the big guys anymore.
A pilot is killed during practice for the Reno Air Races.
And a Black Hawk is down in Alabama.

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ANN Special Feature: Paul Hinton, CEO, SaferJett - 09.13.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Paul Hinton, CEO of SaferJett, about the company's extensive preparations to train pilots for the coming wave of very light jets.

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NATCA Says 'Record' Number Of Resignations Poses Staffing Problems In Oakland

FAA Questions Magnitude Of Those Issues

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association told ANN this week three more air traffic controller trainees have resigned from the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center in Northern California over the past week, bringing the total number who have quit to 14 in the past year.

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Blakey Criticized For Taking Lobbying Job Upon Exit From FAA

Critic Says Move Amounts To Public's "Worst Fear" Of Gov't

At least she isn't working for an airline. Still, several government watchdog groups and politicians are taking Marion Blakey to task, as she leaves the top post at the FAA Thursday to take a job as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association.

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Ongoing VAB Door Repairs Causing Shuttle Traffic Jam

Discovery Foam Repair Snags Plan To Move Atlantis In Early

NASA may be facing yet another hurdle in its plan to launch two more shuttle flights before the end of 2007... and it has nothing to do with insulating foam.

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Judge Tells NWA Bankruptcy Lawyers They've Earned Enough

Denies Bonuses For Two Firms

It isn't often we get to report on lawyers NOT receiving large amounts of money. Two law firms involved in Northwest Airlines' Chapter 11 bankruptcy case were denied bonuses Tuesday, as the judge said the firms had already earned more than enough.

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Rockwell Collins Unveils New GPS Component For Parachutists

Skydivers Need To Stay On Course, Too!

Rockwell Collins tells ANN the Cedar Rapids, IA-based company has taken its Global Positioning System (GPS) expertise to new heights with the introduction of ParaNav, a helmet mounted navigation system for parachutists.

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RDD Reduces Price of Therm-X De-Icing Systems For Experimental Planes

Limited Time Offer Launches Prior to AOPA Expo

Just in time for AOPA Expo, RDD Enterprises, LLC tells ANN of a permanent price reduction -- as well as a pre-Expo special offer -- on its Therm-X electro-thermal airframe and propeller de-icing systems.

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Mesa Air, United Agree To Fleet Restructuring

Two CRJ-700s To Replace Eight 50-Seat Airplanes

Sometimes, less is more. Such is apparently the case for Mesa Air Group, Inc., which announced Tuesday an agreement with United Airlines to replace eight 50 seat Bombardier CRJ-200s with two 66 seat Bombardier CRJ-700s.

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NASA Researchers Extend Life Of High-Temp Electronic Chip

Everything From Laptops To Spacecraft Could Benefit

NASA researchers have designed and built a new circuit chip that can take the heat like never before... a development that could benefit everything from laptop computers, to jet engines, and deep space probes.

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Brazil's TAM Takes Delivery Of Its First A321s

Two New Planes Will Operate On Domestic, Regional Routes

Representatives with Airbus tell ANN that Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aereas has taken delivery of its first two A321s. TAM's new A321s are powered by International Aero Engines V2500s and seat 220 passengers in a single-class layout.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.13.07)

Aero-Linx!

Aero GP is a cutting-edge motor sports series involving high-performance airplanes racing around a tight circuit at near ground level, dropping bombs on targets and competing in real air to air combat heats!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.13.07): Fluroscope

Aero-Terms!

An instrument used for nondestructive inspection. A fluorescent screen is used in place of photographic film, and displays the shadows which form when X-rays penetrate the structure being inspected.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.13.07)

"It raises some pretty serious ethics questions."

Source: Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, DC. Several government watchdog groups and politicians are taking Marion Blakey to task, as she leaves the top post at the FAA Thursday to take a job as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association.

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PR TFR: 09.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6754 Issue Date: September 12, 2007 at 1756 UTC Type: Hazards

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NY TFR: 09.18.07 - 10.25.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6723 Issue Date: September 12, 2007 at 1511 UTC Type: Security

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