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November 28, 2007

NavAero Class 2 EFB Selected For Continental's Boeing 757/767s

t-BagC2 To Be Installed Beginning In 2008

NavAero's t-BagC2 computer and display hardware has been chosen as the EFB flight deck hardware by Continental Airlines to equip the carrier’s B757 and B767 fleets.

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PR TFR: 11.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5450  Issue Date: November 28, 2007 at 1332 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Pilot Safe Following Harrier Crash Near MCAS Yuma

Marine Corps Jet Was On Training Mission

The pilot of a US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier attack jet was able to walk into the hospital unassisted after ejecting Wednesday from his stricken plane near Yuma, AZ.

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5437  Issue Date: November 28, 2007 at 0813 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Two Lost, One Injured In Oklahoma C210 Accident

Second Fatal Crash Near RVS In Six Weeks

Two passengers onboard a Cessna 210 Centurion were killed, and the pilot critically injured, when their aircraft impacted north of Jones Riverside Airport (RVS) in Tulsa, OK Tuesday evening.

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Fossett's Wife Asks Court To Declare Missing Adventurer Dead

Three Months Have Passed Since He Disappeared Over Nevada

It is a painful end to the latest chapter in the story of missing millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett... but, sadly, it's also a realistic one. On Monday, Peggy Fossett, Steve's wife, filed a petition before Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois asking that her husband be declared legally deceased.

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Police Report On Phoenix News Helicopter Midair Released

Witnesses Say Helo Maneuvered Into Second On Station

Police in Phoenix, AZ have completed their report on the horrific July 27 midair collision of two news helicopters over the city.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.28.07

Inside The Columbia Bankruptcy Auction, With Former Columbia Exec Rich Belzer

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.28.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.28.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Inside The Columbia Bankruptcy Auction: 11.28.07 (ANN Special Report, with former Columbia Sales VP Rich Belzer.)

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Boeing Awarded International Aviation Trophy For X-45A

UAVs Pioneered Unmanned Combat Operations

Boeing tells ANN it recently received the prestigious Johnston Memorial Trophy from the London-based Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators for the accomplishments of the X-45A Joint-Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) program.

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Navy Investigation Into April Blue Angels Mishap Continues

JAG Says 11 Homeowners Compensated For Damages So Far

Seven months have passed since a US Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 crashed during a performance at Marine Air Corps Station Beaufort, killing the pilot onboard... and officials are still working to determine what went wrong.

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Honda Aero Breaks Ground On North Carolina HQ, Jet Engine Plant

Facility Will Sport Over 100,000 Sq. Ft. Of Space

Honda Aero, Inc. officially broke ground Wednesday on its new corporate headquarters and jet engine plant in Burlington, NC on property located adjacent to the Burlington-Alamance County regional airport.

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Bombardier Appoints New President And Chief Executive Officer

Former Aerospace Chief Will Now Oversee Entire Company

Bombardier's Board of Directors announced Wednesday the appointment of Bombardier Aerospace's Pierre Beaudoin as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc. effective June 4, 2008 -- the date of the next annual general meeting of shareholders. Laurent Beaudoin will remain as Chairman of the Board.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.28.07

Cessna is the successful bidder for Columbia.
The Skycatcher will be built in China.
And Vern Raburn offers Eclipse position-holders a deal.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.28.07

Cessna is the successful bidder for Columbia.
The Skycatcher will be built in China.
And Vern Raburn offers Eclipse position-holders a deal.

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ANN Special Feature: Rich Belzer, ex-VP, Columbia Aircraft - 11.28.07

Former Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Vice President for Sales, Rich Belzer, was in the courtroom Tuesday as Cessna won an auction for certain assets and liabilities of the bankrupt Columbia.


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AD: Eclipse Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-12 MANUFACTURER: Eclipse Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model (Eclipse) EA500 airplanes.

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Cessna Confirms It Will Purchase Columbia Assets

Say Hello To The Cessna 350 And 400

Columbia Aircraft is officially no more. Tuesday evening, Cessna confirmed news that surfaced early that afternoon... that the planemaker was the high bidder for select assets of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Company.

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Airbus Shows Off A380 To MSP, Northwest

Denies Visit Is A Sales Call

Twin Cities airplane aficionados appreciated the stopover of an Airbus A380 Tuesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport... but it's doubtful whether executives at Northwest Airlines were swayed by the gesture.

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Reid Out As Virgin America CEO; Former AA Exec In

C. David Cush Will Oversee Low-Cost Carrier

It will be something of a homecoming for C. David Cush, when he takes the reins next month as CEO of Virgin America. The former Senior Vice President of Global Sales for American Airlines will be reunited with former AMR CEO Don Carty.

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Southwest Hits The Road To Attract Business Fliers

Sales Force Pitches Airline To Corporate Travelers

They've put the plan in motion... now, they have to sell it. Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has dispatched a newly-bulked-up sales force throughout the country, in an attempt to woo the business travelers the airline recently revamped its very corporate culture to attract.

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Indiana Man Charged In Aircraft Theft

Accused Of Trying To Take King Air

An Indiana man was arrested this week on charges he attempted to steal a Beechcraft King Air from La Porte Municipal Airport.

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Pardus Continues Push For Delta/United Merger

Appeals To Other Airline Investors For Support

Though officially disavowed by executives at both airlines, investment company Pardus Capital Management hasn't given up on swaying other hedge funds to support a merger between Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.

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NASA Dryden Evaluates Combat Synthetic Aperture Radar

UAV-Mounted Sensor May Detect Landslides, Fault Lines

NASA is evaluating a compact L-Band synthetic aperture radar for potential use on unmanned aircraft. The sensor detects and measures small changes in the Earth's surface of geophysical interest, such as volcanoes, earthquake faults, landslides and glaciers.

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Scientists Close To Determining How Birds Know To Migrate

Say Avians May Be Able To See Magnetic Fields

Are birds able to literally "see" the Earth's magnetic fields? It's a controversial theory in scientific circles... but researchers say it also appears to be a likely one.

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Rough Waters Postpone Sea Launch's Thuraya-3 Launch Campaign

Platform Unable To Remain On Station Due To Currents, Winds

Due to unusually strong ocean currents at the launch site, Sea Launch is rescheduling the launch campaign for the Thuraya-3 communications satellite. The team is establishing an extended schedule for the Thuraya-3 mission, as the vessels return to Sea Launch Home Port. All personnel are doing well and all systems and the spacecraft are secure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.07)

Aero-Linx!

The experiences of a B-17 navigator during World War II.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.28.07): Speed Brakes

Aero-Terms!

A type of secondary control on an airplane, in that it does not cause the aircraft to rotate on any of its three axes. Speed brakes produce drag without affecting lift, or causing the aircraft to pitch.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.28.07)

"The LSA market demands the latest avionics, safety and reliability, light-weight equipment and a competitive price tag. Our solution is to partner with SAC, a company with excellent facilities, state-of-the-art technologies and a workforce highly experienced in aircraft manufacturing. SkyCatcher customers will get an advanced design, high-quality workmanship and world-class product support, all at an affordable price from Cessna, a brand known and trusted worldwide."

Source: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. Tuesday was a busy day for the planemaker... as in addition to buying the assets of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, Cessna also announced it will partner with China's Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), a subsidiary of the government-owned China

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