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September 25, 2007

Despite The Odds... And The Airlines... Aero-TV Debuts At NBAA!

Check Out Our DAILY Programming!

We'll be the first to admit... this is an announcement we had planned to make 24 hours ago. ANN's first Aero-TV newscast from the floor of NBAA 2007 is now available on the Aero-TV website.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.25.07

XOJET's Recent BIG Citation X Order

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.25.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.25.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: XOJET Spends Some Bucks At NBAA -- 09.25.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Paul Touw and Nick Solinger of XOJET.)

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NBAA 2007: P&WC Receives Certification for PT6A-67P

Will Power NextGen Pilatus PC-12

Pratt & Whitney Canada tells ANN it has received type certification from Transport Canada for its PT6A-67P engine, selected to power the next-generation Pilatus PC-12 business turboprop aircraft.

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NBAA 2007: XOJET Spends Some Green In Atlanta

Cessna, Bombardier Win Big Deals... One Bigger Than The Other

When is a $600 million order for 30 business jets NOT the biggest news item of the day? When that impressive order is superceded by a $1.9 BILLION -- yes, with a "B" -- deal for 80 planes... from the same company.

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NASA Aims For Manned Mars Landing In 2037

From Earth To The ISS, Then Moon, And Beyond

Applying a little reverse math to a recent statement by NASA administrator Michael Griffin, it appears the agency has a goal of landing a man on Mars by 2037.

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Dawn Delayed. Again. This Is A Recording...

Weather Keeps Probe On Pad Monday; Window Runs Out Soon

NASA has scheduled the space probe Dawn for its much-delayed launch this Thursday. Dawn will be sent on an eight-year mission to unlock the secrets of the solar system and how it was born.

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DOT Secretary Peters Names Winners Of Latest China Route Bidding Contest

Delta, United Awarded Service; New Routes Open To Bid

Like President Nixon before them, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will go to China. That's the word from US Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, who announced Tuesday new service to China from Atlanta, GA and San Francisco.

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Boeing: EU's Battle Over Subsidies A Lost Cause

Says Airbus Vastly Overestimating Amount Of Aid Received

Boeing is preparing its defense against a charge from the European Union that the company has benefitted unfairly from more than $10 billion in US government subsidies. The charge is pending before the World Trade Organization, and the US has filed a similar, but much larger complaint about EU subsidies of Airbus.

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NBAA 2007: L-3 Unveils New SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls

System To Be Used In Development Of "the jet" By Cirrus

L-3 Communications announced Tuesday the introduction of its SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention in Atlanta... and the company reports one high-flying planemaker has already selected the system for its latest plane.

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NBAA 2007: Garmin’s G1000 Now Standard Equipment In TBM 850

Very Fast Turboprop Now Equipped With Speedy Glass Panel

And the G1000 juggernaut continues. Garmin International Inc. announced Tuesday EADS Socata has selected the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite for the TBM 850, the world’s fastest single engine civilian turboprop. 

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NBAA 2007: Piper Goes With Garmin For PiperJet Avionics

POC Aircraft Nears Completion; 1/5 Model Completes Testing

Piper Aircraft announced Tuesday morning at NBAA 2007 it has selected Garmin International Inc. to provide the avionics suite for its all-new PiperJet.

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ANN Special Feature: The Google Lunar X Prize Sets Its Sights On The Moon!

Due to ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell's close relationship with the X Prize Foundation, and our continuing interest in all things that push the frontiers of aviation and aerospace, ANN had the coveted opportunity to be a part of some of the most exciting events in recent aerospace history... and last week's announcement of the next step in the X Prize program was certainly a good time for us to be involved once again. ANN was there... as part of the X Prize news and video team... not only for the event itself, but for many of the carefully orchestrated rehearsals, and some of the intensive planning sessions that tied

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.25.07

Cessna confirms a bid to buy out Columbia Aircraft.
Garmin seeks to make glass panels available in more King Airs.
And Bombardier unveils a new panel for the Global 5000 and Express.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.25.07

Cessna confirms a bid to buy out Columbia Aircraft.
Garmin seeks to make glass panels available in more King Airs.
And Bombardier unveils a new panel for the Global 5000 and Express.

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ANN Special Feature: Paul Touw, Nick Solinger, XOJET - 09.25.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Paul Touw and Nick Solinger of XOJET about why they just ordered 30 more new Cessna Citations for their fleet.

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NBAA 2007: Sino Swearingen IS Delivering Planes

Second Aircraft Delivered To European Customer

Despite recent evidence the planemaker faces an uncertain future, Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation (“SSAC”) told attendees at NBAA 2007 it continues to deliver aircraft... and that those planes are proving they hold their own in regular service.

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AD: DG Flugzeugbau GMBH

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-18 MANUFACTURER: DG Flugzeugbau GMBH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-18 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-17 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes and certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-10F airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-19 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes.

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NBAA 2007: Evolution In Business Aviation Dominates Pre-Show Announcements

... And Keeps ANN Staff On Its Toes!

Anyone who questions the Theory of Evolution could have had their doubts erased Monday thanks to a tradition for the day-before action at the National Business Aviation Association Convention: a marathon day of press conferences and briefings that focused on the evolution of products, systems and services.

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NBAA 2007: Adam Aircraft Partners With SAFERJett For Training

Facility To Be Located At AFW

Adam Aircraft announced Monday at NBAA 2007 its partnership with aviation training and education company SAFERjett to provide all pilot training for its A500 and A700 aircraft. A new state-of-the-art training facility will be based at Fort Worth Alliance Airport beginning in late 2008.

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NBAA 2007: Premier Aircraft Shows Off 50Dash4 Upgrade In Atlanta

Two Jets Sporting Engine Upgrades On Static Display

Premier Aircraft will publicly display for the first time its 50Dash4 Performance Upgrade for the Falcon 50 business jet at the 60th annual convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Atlanta.

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NBAA 2007: Cessna's Future Bizjet Programs Proceeding

LCC Decision Expected Soon; Citation XLS+, CJ4 Move Towards Cert

Cessna is nothing if not cautious in its development of new products. Nearly one year after the planemaker announced at NBAA 2006 it planned to explore the large business jet market with its large-cabin concept (LCC), Cessna told NBAA 2007 attendees Monday that, well, they're still considering it.

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NBAA 2007: Barco Receives BIG Order For Avionics Upgrade

Displays Serve As Upgrades For Honeywell CRT-Based Displays

Avionics display specialist Barco told ANN late Monday the company was selected to supply LCD-based multi-function cockpit displays with an open architecture for Honeywell Aerospace.

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Navy MH-60S Helicopter Crashes During Training

One Fatality Among Four-Man Crew

A Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 crashed September 24 into Fena Lake located at Naval Base Guam.

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Airbus Announces Five Possible Plant Buyers

Boeing Offshoot Spirit AeroSystems On Short List

European planemaker Airbus named five potential aerospace companies Monday as candidates to take over manufacturing plants in Germany, France and the UK.

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NBAA 2007: Sandel To Go All-LED

First Company To Feature LEDs In All Display Products

Retrofit company Sandel Avionics announced Tuesday at NBAA 2007 it is upgrading its entire line of current products with LED (light-emitting diode) backlights, making it the first company to feature the technology in all its display products.

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NBAA 2007: Jormac Aerospace Develops Bigger Bins For Business Boeings

Offer Greater Volume, Lower Noise Than Original Bins

Jormac Aerospace tells ANN the company has developed an advanced overhead bin/liner system for Boeing 727, 737 and 757 single-aisle aircraft to better address the completion requirements for staff seating in these popular VIP and charter aircraft.

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NBAA 2007: AutoPower Intro'd For Falcon 50, CitationJet

Auto Throttle System Reduces Pilot Workload

Premier Aircraft, LLC and Safe Flight Instrument Corporation have signed an agreement to certify Safe Flight's AutoPower auto throttle systems on Falcon 50 series and CitationJet series business jets.

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SoCal Flight School Joins Carbon Neutral Plane Program

Environmentally Guilt-Free Training?

Carbon Neutral Plane announced Monday a partnership with Angel City Flyers (ACF), a flight school located in Long Beach, CA. ACF provides aviation training in the newest, most technologically advanced aircraft... and now, through its membership in the Carbon Neutral Plane program, it is also one of the most environmentally friendly flight schools in the country.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.25.07)

"Columbia's unique capability in the high-end single-engine piston market makes it a perfect complement to our Next Generation Piston product line and could provide our customers with the option of an outstanding low-wing, high-performance piston airplane. We believe the combination of this superb product line and Cessna's world class support structure and brand will be unbeatable."

Source: Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton, who confirmed to ANN late Monday night Cessna has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation to acquire selected assets and certain liabilities of the Bend, OR-based aircraft manufacturer.

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CO TFR: 09.27.07 - 09.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8103  Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1625 UTC  Location: Denver, Colorado  Beginning Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 2150 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 0150 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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CA TFR: 09.27.07 - 10.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8069 Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1417 UTC Location: Salinas, California near SALINAS VORTAC (SNS) Beginning Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 01, 2007 at 0030 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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NV TFR: 09.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8101 Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1615 UTC Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Beginning Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 1730 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 2050 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 09.26.07 - 09.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8102 Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1621 UTC Location: Los Angels, California Beginning Date and Time: September 26, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 1715 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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OH TFR: 09.28.07 - 09.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8031  Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1240 UTC  Location: Indianapolis Center, Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, Ohio near APPLETON VORTAC (APE)  Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 1300 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 30, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Due to the Gathering Of Mustangs And Legends Air Show  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Columbus (CMH) Approach Control, 614-338-4092  Controlling Facility: Indianapolis ARTCC 

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AK TFR: 09.28.07 - 10.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8135  Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1936 UTC  Type: Space Operations 

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CA TFR: 10.04.07 - 10.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8070 Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1422 UTC Location: San Francisco, California near SAUSALITO VORTAC (SAU) Beginning Date and Time: October 04, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 07, 2007 at 2359 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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CA TFR: 09.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8113  Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1709 UTC  Type: Security 

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