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November 16, 2007

US Airways Flight Diverts To PDX Over Cabin Confrontation

Couple Said To Be Trying To Join The Mile High Club

It would appear an amorous couple onboard a US Airways flight Thursday forgot the number one rule when attempting to join the Mile High Club: discretion.

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MD TFR: 11.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4557  Issue Date: November 16, 2007 at 1343 UTC  Location: Ft. Meade, Maryland near BALTIMORE VORTAC (BAL)  Beginning Date and Time: November 19, 2007 at 1240 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 19, 2007 at 1920 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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VA TFR: 11.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4567 Issue Date: November 16, 2007 at 1439 UTC Location: Richmond/Charles City, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: November 19, 2007 at 1505 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 19, 2007 at 1935 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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LA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4610 Issue Date: November 16, 2007 at 1523 UTC Type: Hazards

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NASA Lifts Spacewalk Ban

Harmony Hook Up Planned For Tuesday

NASA has determined a report of a smoke-like smell from a Russian cosmonaut testing his spacesuit on the ground last week was an isolated case, and shouldn't pose a problem for upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station.

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AIAA Applauds Bush Plan To Modernize ATC

Supports FAA Modernization Act In Congress Since February

On Friday, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) applauded President George Bush's plan, announced the day before, to address air traffic congestion.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.16.07

Fighting The FAA Over Changes To NYC Airspace

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.16.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.16.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Fighting The FAA Over Changes To NYC Airspace: 11.16.07 (ANN Special Report, with Judy Neville, chairwoman for the Alliance for Sensible Airspace Planning.)

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Crowd Boos As Qantas Employees Assist Woman Who Fell In Line

Union Spokeswoman Says Employees Are Sometimes Spit Upon, Too

Things seems to be getting a lot meaner at some airports. Customers waiting in line at a Qantas Club ticket counter booed airline workers recently, when the employees shut down check-in counters to assist an elderly woman who collapsed in line.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.16.07

President Bush wants to help holliday fliers.
Garmin has an STC for the G1000 in the King Air 90.
And the GAO is critical of TSA screening.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.16.07

President Bush wants to help holliday fliers.
Garmin has an STC for the G1000 in the King Air 90.
And the GAO is critical of TSA screening.

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ANN Special Feature: Judy Neville, ASAP - 11.16.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Judy Neville, First Selectman for the town of New Canaan, Connecticut. Judy also chairs the Alliance for Sensible Airspace Planning, a coalition of 12 towns going to cou

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Sporty's Founder Inducted Into Flight Instructors Hall of Fame

Hal Shevers Began Instructing In 1961

Hal Shevers, Sporty’s founder and chairman, was inducted into the National Association of Flight Instructors Hall of Fame on Friday, November 9 at a dinner and program held in the Eagle Hangar of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI.

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Man Dies Following Airport Tasering

...And It Was Caught On Tape

A disturbing video showing officers tasering a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver Airport -- which shows the man writhing in pain on the floor, just before he dies -- is making the rounds on the Internet.

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Eclipse To Conduct Second Online Aircraft Auction

SN/82 To Be Auctioned Off On eBay

Eclipse Aviation plans to list another Eclipse 500 aircraft in an online auction, its second to be conducted through private label online marketplace powered by eBay.

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HAI Announces Robert E. Trimble Memorial Award Winner

Anthony Reece Has Rescued Over 250 Lost Park Visitors

Helicopter Association International announced this week the winner of the 2007 Robert E. Trimble Memorial Award is Mr. Anthony 'Tony' Reece. Reece is the Pilot and Owner of Hi Line Helicopters, Inc.

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Oh My, Dubai! Embraer Reports Over $1.1 Billion In Firm Orders At Show

Nine Customers Order A Range Of Bizjets, Airliners

The 2007 Dubai Air Show comes to an end with Embraer reporting more than US$ 1.1 billion in firm orders from nine customers worldwide. The Lineage 1000 ultra-large business jet, in particular, was very successful -- earning seven firm orders from three clients (Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, Al Jaber Aviation, and Falcon Aviation).

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-13 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 560 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 757-200, 767-200, 767-300, and 767-300F series airplanes.

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Groups React To Bush Plan To Quell Airline Delays

CAPBOR Says Too Little, Too Late; NATCA Says It Will Have "No Real Effect"

President Bush's plan to reduce airline delays over the upcoming holiday travel season was met with raised eyebrows and much skepticism Thursday by the Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights, and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

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GAO: Investigators Able To Sneak Bomb Components By Screeners

Is "Bungle" Too Strong A Word Here?

A report by the Government Accountability Office casts further doubt on the effectiveness of airport security, reports CBS News.

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Brits To Begin Collecting A LOT Of Information On Travelers

Passengers Will Need To Supply 53 Items Of Information

Take note of the following, if you're planning to travel into or out of England -- your plans are about to become a lot more complicated, and intrusive.

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Oh My, Dubai! Airbus, Boeing Say 2007 Will Be The Peak For Orders

On Track To Surpass 2005 Combined Sales Record

As every farmer worth his salt knows, you have to make hay while the sun shines... and that's probably good advice for aircraft manufacturers, too.

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Companies Work On Cheaper Ways To Launch Rockets

Aim To Reduce Costs, Improve Response Times

Ongoing efforts by countries such as China to assert footholds in space have added impetus in the United States to launch more satellites, less expensively, reports The New York Times.

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TCAS To The Rescue In Skies Over Indiana

Pilots Avoid Collision After System Sounds

When air traffic controllers miss the potential for a near-collision at 25,000 feet, it's reassuring to have another set of "eyes" in the cockpit... as the pilots of a Midwest Airlines aircraft and a United Express regional jet found out Tuesday night.

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Klyde Morris (11.16.07)

Klyde Summarizes Airline Labor Negotiations...

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Oh My, Dubai! Airbus Takes A Bow Following Record Showing

Receives 295 Orders And Commitments During Four-Day Event

Airbus ended the 10th Dubai Air Show with major orders, which the European planemaker says reinforces customer confidence in its product range.

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Ten Injured In A340 Ground Test In Toulouse

Plane Bound For Etihad Was Undergoing Engine Tests

Ten people were injured Thursday when an Airbus A340-600 undergoing ground tests impacted a wall at an airport in Toulouse, France, according to officials with the planemaker.

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SC Vought Plant Workers Unionize

State Has Lowest Unionization In Country

Hoping for better wages and benefits, workers at a Vought Aircraft Industries plant in South Carolina have taken the relatively unusual step of unionizing.

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Oh My, Dubai! Hawker Beechcraft Adds To Order Its Book

Sells Hawker 4000, Hawker 850XP To Turkish Charter Company

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the sale Tuesday of a super-midsize Hawker 4000 and a midsize Hawker 850XP to Sertur Air, Turkey's largest charter operator. Based in Istanbul, Sertur Air will add its new Hawker 4000 and Hawker 850XP to the fleet of five Hawker 850XP's and one Hawker 400XP it now operates.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.16.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Balloon Federation of America is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation; both hot air and gas balloons.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.16.07): Primer

Aero-Terms!

A component in a finishing system that provides a good bond between the surface and the material used for the topcoats. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.16.07)

"Today the President outlined steps to effort to alleviate delays over this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. However, these band-aid solutions will do nothing to address the harms caused to passengers and in no way compels airlines to reform how their customers are treated.  This stopgap measure is too little, too late, and will do nothing to help the fact that the airlines overload thousands of flights into hub airports at rush hour, causing massive delays and for passengers to be stranded for hours on end."

Source: Kate Hanni, founder of the the Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights.

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