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January 30, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.31.07

The Hubble Space Telescope is in trouble again...
The FAA officially announces the end of the age-60 rule...
...and Continental Airlines is sued for failing to stop a kidnapping.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.31.07

The Hubble Space Telescope is in trouble again...
The FAA officially announces the end of the age-60 rule...
...and Continental Airlines is sued for failing to stop a kidnapping.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2 - Bob Mackey, Falcon Insurance 01.31.07

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Bob Mackey of Falcon Insurance about insurance for Light Sport Aircraft, and the segment's future.

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Wednesday's The Day For Ultralight Pilots Transitioning To LSA

But All Is Not Lost If You Missed The Deadline

Wednesday, January 31 is the final day many ultralight pilots wishing to apply their time in ultralights or powered parachutes to a sport pilot license... but that doesn't necessarily mean pilots who missed the deadline, missed the boat completely.

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AK TFR: 01.30.07 - 01.31.07

Issue Date: January 30, 2007 at 1845 UTC Location: Atigun Pass, Alaska near BETTLES VOR/DME (BTT) Beginning Date and Time: January 30, 2007 at 2200 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 31, 2007 at 0000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Fairbanks (FAI) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-474-0388

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EAA Announces Early Confirmation Of Oshkosh 2007 Performers

AirVenture Afternoon Airshow Is Always A Crowd Favorite

EAA has informed ANN that many of the world's best air show performers are among the early confirmations for the afternoon air shows what EAA calls "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," or EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, to be held this year on July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-24 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-24 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-18 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-18 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-19 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-605R airplanes and Model A310-308, -324, and -325 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-01-11 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-01-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-100, -200, and -300 series airplanes.

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Man Sues Continental Airlines In Kidnapping Case

Wife Took Couple's Daughter To Mexico Aboard Plane

The father of a still-missing three-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her mother and taken illegally by plane to Mexico in March 2006 has filed a lawsuit in a Boston federal court Tuesday against Continental Airlines for negligence, breach of contract and interference with custodial relations.

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Jetpool Hosts 'The Future of Business Aviation' VLJ Show

See 'Entire VLJ Landscape' At Charlotte In March

 Aviation Management company Jetpool, LLC, told ANN Tuesday it's hosting a Very Light Jet (VLJ) show on March 2, 2007 in Charlotte, NC at the Wilson Air Center, Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Calling it "The Future of Business Aviation," Jetpool hopes to generate interest (and sales) for VLJs at the show.

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Slovak Airlines Terminates Scheduled Service

Slovak Government Unable To Pay Carrier's Debts

Slovakian carrier Slovak Airlines terminated all scheduled service on Tuesday after Austrian Airlines Group (AAG) -- a 63-percent majority shareholder in Slovak -- declined to offer any more financial support to keep it solvent.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.30.07

Insuring Light Sport Aircraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.30.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.30.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Insuring Your LSA: 01.30.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Bob Mackey of Falcon Insurance.)

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Hubble Telescope Primary Camera Is Offline

NASA: Return To Full Capability Unlikely

The Hubble Space Telescope is in trouble again. NASA said Monday the satellite's main camera -- its most powerful -- has shut down unexpectedly and it's unlikely scientists will be able to return it to its full capability.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.30.07

The end of forced pilot retirement at age 60...
Nuclear regulatory officials say it's not practical to shield powerplants from airliners...
...and British Airways dodges a strike.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.30.07

The end of forced pilot retirement at age 60...
Nuclear regulatory officials say it's not practical to shield powerplants from airliners...
...and British Airways dodges a strike.

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ANN Special Feature: Bob Mackey, Falcon Insurance 01.30.07

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Bob Mackey of Falcon Insurance about EAA's insurance program for Light Sport Aircraft.

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It's Official: FAA Will Seek To Raise Pilot Retirement Age To 65

Blakey Announces Change In DC Speech

As promised, on Tuesday FAA Administrator Marion Blakey announced the FAA will propose to raise the mandatory retirement age for US commercial pilots from 60 to 65. Speaking before pilots and aviation experts at the National Press Club, Blakey said that the agency plans to propose adopting the new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard that allows one pilot to be up to age 65 provided the other pilot is under age 60.

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Jet Operator Breaks Ground On Expanded VNY Facility

The Air Group Also Coming To Teterboro

Aero-News learned Monday the Air Group, one of the country’s largest full-service private aircraft management firms, has broken ground on a multi-million dollar expansion of its West Coast private jet terminal and corporate headquarters at Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, CA.

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Joe Aboulhosn Joins Wingspeed As Director Of Commercial Sales

Former Account Manager At Thales

Aero-News has learned Joe Aboulhosn has joined Wingspeed Corp. as Director of Commercial Sales. Aboulhosn will manage sales of Wingspeed's XLLink Voice/Data Communication Systems and the XLLink Flight Information Architecture (XFIA) to commercial customers in the Americas.

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Pilot In 2004 Biplane Accident To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide

Plane Impacted Power Lines During Volunteer Flight

A tragic 2004 plane accident during a charity fundraising event has taken yet another sad turn, as authorities plan to pursue homicide charges against the pilot who survived.

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Mesaba Lives! Northwest Agrees To Buyout, Will Get New Planes

'Compass' Points To New Future For Regional Operator

Things are looking up for Mesaba Airlines, after years of ennui brought on by bankruptcy, and uncertainty about its future role as a contract operator for Northwest Airlines. On Monday, the two carriers announced a signed agreement allowing Northwest to buy Mesaba from former parent company MAIR Holdings, Inc.

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EADS Denies Reports The Russians Are Coming... With Money

Paper Claims Russia Seeks 20 Percent Stake In Airbus

A spokesman with European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co Monday "strongly" denied French media reports it may sell of as much as 20 percent of its stake in Airbus to Russian interests, through state-owned banks or other possible sources.

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Study: V-22 Osprey Flaws 'Lethal'

Critics Say The Program Should Be Scrapped

In a report released January 18, 2007, the Center for Defense Information (CDI), a Washington-based think tank, says congress should scrap the V-22 program once and for all. The report, titled  "V-22 Osprey: Wonder Weapon or Widow Maker?" was written by science and military journalist Lee Gaillard.

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Turkey Officially Joins As F-35 Production Partner

Five Governments Now Involved In Program

Turkey Monday became the fifth country to sign an agreement to participate in the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program's production, sustainment and follow-on development.

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Young Stowaway Found Dead In Airliner's Wheel Well

Discovery Made On British Airways Plane At LAX

For the second time this month, the body of a stowaway has been found in the landing gear wheelwell of a commercial airliner on US soil.

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THAAD Scores Another Hit

US Sends Clear Message To Iran And North Korea

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Lockheed Martin successfully intercepted a "high endo-atmospheric" (just inside earth’s atmosphere) unitary (non-separating) target representing a "SCUD"-type ballistic missile January 26 using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system.

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Attention Astronaut Wannabes: There Are No Free Rides Into Space

Taxes Forced 2005 Sweepstakes Winner To Forfeit Prize

No matter what your tax bill this year may be it still won't be as bad as the story of Brian Emmett... who was forced to give up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream to fly into space. Why? Well, there is really no other way to say it... because of the IRS.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.30.07)

Aero-Linx!

The NAR -- National Association of Rocketry, model rockets that is -- has been around since 1957.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.30.07): LEO

Aero-Terms!

Low Earth Orbit seems to have no hard and fast agreed upon altitudes. LEO can range anywhere from 200–500 miles above the earth.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.30.07)

"From a consumer perspective ... I'd be wary. I'd check to see the fine print."

Source: Kathleen Allen, director of the University of Southern California's Marshall Center for Technology Commercialization, giving a cautious warning to those who have won "free" tickets into orbit onboard forthcoming commercial spaceflight vehicles.

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