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January 22, 2008

'American Barnstormers Tour' To Take Flight In June

Will Travel Throughout Midwest

The 2008 American Barnstormers Tour will once again showcase as many as 20 meticulously restored vintage aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s in an exceptional collection of airplanes and aviators.

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Hampson Aerospace, Eclipse Reach 'Full And Final' Settlement In Lawsuit

Vendor Sued For Nonpayment; Planemaker Claimed Poor Quality

Eclipse Aviation and Hampson Aerospace, Inc., announced Tuesday the two companies have reached a full and final settlement of all claims and disputes, stemming from a lawsuit filed against Eclipse late last year.

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MN TFR: 01.23.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1960  Issue Date: January 22, 2008 at 1815 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Victims Identified In SoCal Midair

Investigators Continue Search For Clues

Authorities have identified the names of four people killed in this weekend's midair collision of two single-engine aircraft near Corona Municipal Airport in Southern California, and a fifth victim on the ground.

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Aerospace Industry Faces Shortage Of Qualified Workers

"It's Not A Problem That's Coming. It's Here."

We hear often from NATCA that large numbers of air traffic controllers are about to retire. We've seen industry studies that show a large cluster of airline pilots is about to retire. But demographics are threatening shortages not only among the people who direct and fly planes, but the people who design and build them.

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Supporters Of New AR Airport Hope FAA Gives All-Clear

Agency May Issue FONSI In March

The City of Conway, AR has needed a new airport for years. Development has encroached on the existing airport, Cantrell Field, raising concerns that aircraft encountering trouble now have few options but forced landings in populated areas.

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Lawsuit Filed In May 2007 Midair Over Ohio

Widow Sues Estate Of Other Pilot

The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet ruled on what caused an inflight collision near Cincinnati's Blue Ash Airport last May... but that hasn't stopped one of the widows from filing a lawsuit.

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Report: United/Continental Merger Seen To Be In Offing

Airlines Choosing Their Partners Ahead Of Delta Announcement

You could probably see this coming. Just days after ANN reported Continental Airlines CEO Larry Kellner was cool to the idea of pursuing a merger with another airline, a report in the Financial Times of London suggests his earlier comments may have been a head-fake.

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Report: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes Ahead For Travelers If Mergers Happen

Study Says New Uber-Airline Would Likely Spur Increased Prices

An analysis of a possible merger between Delta and either of two competitors rumored to be candidates would be a "game changer." That's the finding of OAGback Aviation Solutions in a study commissioned by USA Today.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.22.08

A Case For Congestion Pricing, With The Reason Foundation's Robert Poole

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.22.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.22.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Case For Congestion Pricing: 01.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation.)

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Air France Begins Inflight Cell Phone Trials

Only Text, Email Allowed To Start... But Voice Calls Are Coming

Somebody had to go first. Air France recently began flying an Airbus A318 equipped with the Mobile OnAir system, and is conducting a six-month test in Europe in which passengers are allowed to use their mobile phones during the flight.

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Thai Flight Attendants Steamed At Steamy Soap Opera

Gee... Can't Imagine Why...

A new soap opera on channel 5 in Bangkok, Thailand has as its central characters female flight attendants who become romantically involved with airline pilots.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.22.08

Investigators probe a Sunday mid-air over California.
British investigators have clues in last week's 777 accident at Heathrow.
And aerospace faces a looming labor shortage.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.22.08

Investigators probe a Sunday mid-air over California.
British investigators have clues in last week's 777 accident at Heathrow.
And aerospace faces a looming labor shortage.

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ANN Special Feature: Robert Poole, Reason Foundation - 01.22.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation. Bob was surprised, and encouraged, to see the US Department of Transportation propose congestion

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Aero-TV Explores The Murphy Yukon

An Old Friend Proves That He's Still A Master Aircrafter

We caught up with an old friend a few months ago -- Canadian Aircraft Designer, Darryl Murphy. While it was nice to renew old acquaintances and talk shop... it was nicer still to see that there was a new aircraft in the world of Murphy Aircraft. Murphy Aircraft's new Yukon was designed with "versatility foremost in mind" with roomy seating for four, an economical engine option (using the Lycoming O-360), and a separate cargo compartment -- with a door big enough for all manner of cargo. Even more versatility has been built into this design with the availability of your choice of tricycle or conventional landing gear -- or even floats (straight floats or amphibs, too)!

Aero-TV Explores The Murphy Yukon

An Old Friend Proves That He's Still A Master Aircrafter

We caught up with an old friend a few months ago -- Canadian Aircraft Designer, Darryl Murphy. While it was nice to renew old acquaintances and talk shop... it was nicer still to see that there was a new aircraft in the world of Murphy Aircraft. Murphy Aircraft's new Yukon was designed with "versatility foremost in mind" with roomy seating for four, an economical engine option (using the Lycoming O-360), and a separate cargo compartment -- with a door big enough for all manner of cargo.

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AOPA Vows Fight Against Potential New GA Landing Fees

Says DOT Decision Amounts To 'Congestion Pricing'

When it comes to the controversial topic of so-called "congestion pricing," general aviation pilots and commercial airlines stand on common ground. As carriers fight a recent Department of Transportation decision to allow new airport landing fees, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has vowed to fight any attempt to discriminate against general aviation at the nation's airports.

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New FAA Training Program Graduates First Student Pilot

Delta Connection Academy Boasts First FAA-Approved FITS Program

Delta Connection Academy made history on January 4, 2008 when Steven Harden became the first flight school student pilot nationwide to complete the 141 FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS) program designed to increase aviation safety, reduce the number of accidents and improve pilot skills and decision making in technically-advanced aircraft.

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The More, The Merrier! JPL Invites Public To Celebrate Anniversary Of Explorer 1

America's First Satellite Sent Into Orbit January 31, 1958

A half-century ago, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Explorer 1 spacecraft became America’s first Earth-orbiting satellite when it sailed into space on January 31, 1958. In honor of the historic achievement that launched the United States into the space age, JPL and Caltech invite the public to the premiere of a new documentary chronicling the story of Explorer 1.

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Former Tuskegee Airman Speaks At Navy MLK Ceremony

Describes Group's Many Triumphs Over Adversity

A standing-room-only crowd gathered at Stennis Space Center, MS on January 17 to hear Robert A. Decatur, one of the 130 remaining Tuskegee Airmen, tell his story of duty, service and perseverance in a Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day program.

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NASA, X Prize Foundation Recognize 2007 Pete Conrad Award Winners

New Traveling Exhibit Unveiled With Spirit Of Innovation Trophy At NASA HQ

The winners of a national space-oriented high school competition, the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award, were recognized Friday in a ceremony at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

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QF-4 Drone Launches Air-To-Ground Missile

Holloman Test Marks First Firing From FSAT

For the first time, an air-to-ground missile was launched from a full-scale aerial target drone, or FSAT.  The test was performed January 9 by airmen at New Mexico's Holloman Air Force Base, with Detachment 1 of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron.

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TAM Kicks Off 2008 With Big Airbus Deal

Firms Up Orders For 66 Planes

Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aereas announced Monday it has firmed up its order for 22 A350XWBs, models 800 and 900, to be delivered from 2013 onwards. TAM, Airbus' biggest customer in the southern hemisphere, now has the largest A350 XWB fleet in the region on order, and will be the first in Latin America to incorporate this aircraft into its fleet.

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Hawker Beechcraft Adds FR Aviation As New Authorized Service Center

UK-Based Outfit Builds HBC's Global Beech Support Network

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Monday U.K.-based FR Aviation recently joined its worldwide network of authorized service centers to support its Beechcraft line of aircraft. Based at Bournemouth International Airport, FR Aviation’s main facility is strategically located to service Beechcraft customers across Europe, alongside existing service centers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.22.08)

Aero-Linx!

The official web-site of the Blue Angels Alumni Association. The web-site offers a pictorial and written history of the Blue Angels through the many aircraft and years of service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.22.08): Knot

Aero-Terms!

A measure of speed used in aerial navigation. One knot is equal to one nautical mile per hour.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.22.08)

"Why did they waste taxpayer money chartering an advisory committee if they weren’t going to listen to the recommendations? They want to impose 'market based' controls whether or not the industry thinks congestion pricing would be an appropriate way to reduce delays."

Source: Phil Boyer, President of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. When it comes to the controversial topic of so-called "congestion pricing," general aviation pilots and commercial airlines stand on common ground. As carriers fight a recent Department of Transportation decision to allow new airport landing fees, AOPA has also vowed to combat any attempt to discriminate against general aviation at the nation's airports.

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