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October 18, 2007

TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0774  Issue Date: October 18, 2007 at 2023 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Eclipse 500 Breaks VLJ Speed Record Set By Mustang

...And Did It While Burning Less Fuel

Few would describe Eclipse Aviation as a "humble" company. While it's true the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker has had to eat crow lately on its production promises, there are indications the company is working out the bugs, and growing into its fighting weight... while producing a capable little plane in the process.

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LA TFR: 10.25.07 - 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0642  Issue Date: October 18, 2007 at 1114 UTC  Location: New Orleans NAS JRB, Belle Chase, Louisiana near HARVEY VORTAC (HRV)  Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1500 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 2230 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The N'AWLINS Air Show 2007  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: New Orleans (MSY) Approach Control, 504-471-4359 

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OK TFR: 10.25.07 - 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0646 Issue Date: October 18, 2007 at 1149 UTC Location: Davis Field Airport, Muskogee, Oklahoma near OKMULGEE VOR/DME (OKM) Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Oklahoma Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Davies Field (MKO) Air Traffic Control Tower, 918-831-6714

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VA TFR: 10.31.07 - 11.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0729 Issue Date: October 18, 2007 at 1620 UTC Type: Special

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TSA Says Screener Testing Has Become A Lot Harder

Says THAT'S Why Failure Rates Are So High

When it comes to the Sisyphean task of testing the effectiveness of current screening methods at airports, the Transportation Security Administration's special operations division continues to come up with new and creative ways to foil screeners' efforts to find hidden explosives and security threats... which is why, the TSA maintains, screeners continue to fail to detect such threats at astonishing levels.

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CF34-10A FETT Achieves Successful Startup

Engine To Power China's ARJ21-700

GE Aviation tells ANN the CF34-10A First Engine to Test (FETT) was started up on schedule last week at GE's Peebles, OH test operation.

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Korean Company, Eurocopter Sign MOU For Utility Helo

KAI To Have Majority Stake In Partnership

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter firmed up a prior industrial cooperation agreement this week at the Seoul Air Show, through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.18.07

The Columbia Soap Opera, Part Two Of Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.18.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.18.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Columbia Soap Opera: 10.18.07 (ANN Special Feature, with former Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing VP/Sales Rich Belzer.)

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Lockheed Given Green Light To Proceed With Composite Cargo Hauler

Can Build And Test-Fly Dornier 328-Based Prototype

Lockheed Martin received the all-clear Wednesday from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to begin building a prototype Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft.

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Report: Firings Likely Over B-52 Warhead Blunder

Heads May Roll Following August Incident

A source close to the US Air Force investigation into the August 29 transfer of nuclear-tipped weapons by air over the United States says the service will recommend the firing and disciplining of several officers involved, according to CNN.

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Rosenker Says NTSB Remains Focused On Cargo Airline Safety

Notes Fires Are Still A Potential Risk

In a speech Wednesday night before the Cargo Airline Association in Washington, DC, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker reiterated the agency's continuing interest in cargo airline safety, noting that while the industry has a good safety record there are improvements that still must be made.

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FAA Proposes AD On Boeing 737 Cockpit Windows

Calls For Airlines To Inspect Failsafe Panes, Surrounds

The FAA has issued a proposed airworthiness directive on Boeing 737s, advising airlines to inspect cockpit windows that may not hold up as well as intended in the event of a bird-strike incident... or even to the rigors of normal flight.

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CBP Says Pilot Fired In 2006 UAV Accident

NTSB Cited Numerous Problems Led To AZ Crash

Bust-up one $8 million advanced unmanned aerial vehicle, and you're toast. That's the word from officials with the US Customs and Border Protection agency, which on Wednesday said the pilot in command of a Predator B that crashed near Nogales, AZ in April 2006 was let go from CBP duty over the incident.

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Textron Says Cessna Hauled In Over $1 Billion In Orders At NBAA

Tally Includes 13 Single-Engine Pistons... And Five LSAs?

Like a proud parent applauding their child for making the honor roll, Cessna parent-company Textron, Inc. tells ANN the planemaker ended the 2007 National Business Aviation Association convention in Atlanta last month with 178 new aircraft orders valued at more than $1 billion.

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Commercial Space Travel Exempt From FAA Oversight... For Now

Law Protects Those Who Take Risk Of Early Flights

In the latest commercial US space race, aviation safety regulators occupy a new niche... it's hands off, until someone gets killed.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-16 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Socata

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-10 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.18.07

A VLJ company sues the FAA over the crash of its prototype.
Delta partners with Air France-KLM to exploit Open Skies.
And NASA green-lights Discovery's launch next week.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.18.07

A VLJ company sues the FAA over the crash of its prototype.
Delta partners with Air France-KLM to exploit Open Skies.
And NASA green-lights Discovery's launch next week.

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ANN Special Feature: Part II - Rich Belzer, Columbia Bankruptcy - 10.18.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with former Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing VP/Sales Rich Belzer about Cessna's bid for Columbia, and the challengers which have emerged.

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Helo Pilot Held In Jail On Suspicion Of Drunk Flying

Arrested After Seen Flying Erratically At VA Festival

A helicopter pilot is in hot water with local authorities and the FAA, after allegedly flying drunk at a Suffolk, VA festival last weekend.

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Senators Grill TSA's Hawley On Security Lapses

GAO Gives Mixed Review On Agency's Effectiveness

The General Accounting Office (GAO) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday to report on progress in making air and surface transportation more secure... and it's evident more work remains, reports Helicopter Association International.

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PASS President Finds Much To Fault In FAA's ADS-B Deal

Lack Of Cert Requirement Smells... And It's Not The Wastewater

The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents FAA technical employees who install, maintain, repair and certify radar, navigation and communication systems equipment, testified Wednesday before the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, to discuss its concerns regarding the FAA's Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) contract.

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SIA's First A380 Lands In Singapore

To Begin Regular Service October 28

She's home. The first Airbus A380 superjumbo slated for passenger service arrived at Changi Airport Wednesday, eight days before the plane is scheduled to carry its first passengers in the service of Singapore Airlines.

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X Prize Names Finalists For 2007 Pete Conrad Spirit Of Innovation Award

Winners Will Be Chosen At This Month's X Prize Cup

Representatives with the X Prize Foundation tell ANN the 10 finalists for the inaugural Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award will have their ideas on display at the 2007 X Prize Cup, to be held October 26-28 in Alamogordo, NM.

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AFS Lands Order For QuietEagle MD-80 Noise Reduction System

Brings JT8Ds Into Compliance With Stage 4 Requirements

Aviation Fleet Solutions (AFS) tells ANN the company recently completed the sale and installation of its QuietEagle Noise Reduction System on SG Air Leasing Limited's VIP MD-87.

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New UK Coastguard Helo Flies Maiden Mission

S-92 Comes To Woman's Aid

The first of four brand-new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters configured for search and rescue (SAR) operations completed its maiden mission Sunday for Stornoway Coastguard. 

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Put Lucky Lindy On Your Holiday Tree

Sporty's Christmas Ornament Sports "Spirit Of St. Louis"

It may not even be Halloween yet... but it's never too early to start thinking of holiday shopping (as the displays in our local Walgreens' tell us.) Fortunately, Sporty's Pilot Shop has an ornament guaranteed to be a favorite for the aero-minded person on your gift list.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.18.07): Overheat Warning System

Aero-Terms!

A type of warning system that warns the flight crew that an engine nacelle or wheel well is to hot for normal operation, but there is no localized high temperature that indicates the presence of fire.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.18.07)

"Although it's bigger and heavier, the A380 does not pose any special problem that the pilot has to cope with... the extended training on the ground with the airplane should suffice. It's a good feeling... it's a nice aeroplane. It's fantastic in its response."

Source: Singapore Airlines pilot Captain Robert Ting, who flew the airline's first Airbus A380 to Changi Airport Wednesday... eight days before the superjumbo will carry its first airline passengers.

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VA TFR: 10.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0614 Issue Date: October 17, 2007 at 2129 UTC Location: Leesburg, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: October 21, 2007 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 21, 2007 at 1645 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 10.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0594 Issue Date: October 17, 2007 at 1930 UTC Location: St. Michaels, Maryland Beginning Date and Time: October 20, 2007 at 1330 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 20, 2007 at 1830 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MD TFR: 10.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0593  Issue Date: October 17, 2007 at 1929 UTC  Location: Laurel, Maryland  Beginning Date and Time: October 20, 2007 at 1135 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 20, 2007 at 1355 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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