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September 24, 2007

Columbia Aircraft Receives Debtor-In-Posession Financing

Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation has issued a statement indicating that it has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. 'This action has resulted from a series of events dating back to 2006 that hampered the Company’s ability to deliver aircraft and disrupted cash flow.'

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It's Official: Cessna Enters Acquisition Discussions with Columbia Aircraft

But Columbia HAS Declared Bankruptcy (Case #07-33850) Cessna has confirmed to ANN that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation to acquire selected assets and certain liabilities of the Bend, Oregon-based aircraft manufacturer.

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NBAA 2007: AirCell Axxess II Option On HBC's Newest Bizjets

Awarded STC For Installation Of SatCom System

Hawker Beechcraft announced Monday at NBAA 2007 the new Hawker 900XP midsize and Hawker 750 light-midsize jets will enter service with the option to be equipped with AirCell's AxxessTM II satellite communications system.

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Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8068 Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1417 UTC Type: Security

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Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8067 Issue Date: September 24, 2007 at 1415 UTC Type: Security

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NBAA 2007: Embraer Reports Phenom Projects Moving Forward

Proceeding "Earnestly And Unwaveringly On Track"

Brazilian planemaker Embraer says its intensive flight test campaign for the first Phenom 100 aircraft continues at its Gavião Peixoto plant in Brazil. The very light jet first took off on July 26, 2007, and has completed 55 flight hours in 39 flights to date.

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Airbus A380 MSN009 To Embark On Route Proving Tours

GP7000-Powered Superjumbo Will Visit Americas, Asia-Pacific

European planemaker Airbus tells ANN its A380 MSN009 test aircraft, powered by the new Engine Alliance GP7000 engines will embark on a series of four tours as part of its technical route proving.

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Garmin Expands King Air Glass Panel Retrofit Program

The G1000 Continues Its March Toward Domination

Hot on the heels of the announcment Garmin's G1000 glass panel cockpit will soon be offered in Cessna's Caravan turboprop, Garmin announced Monday at NBAA 2007 it is expanding its G1000 King Air retrofit program to include the King Air 200 and B200 models.

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NBAA 2007: Air Taxi Coalition Aims To Present United Front On Policy

Companies Include SATSAir, DayJet, Eclipse Aviation

Several companies -- including a number of air taxi operators and a manufacturer of the next generation of new aircraft -- announced at NBAA 2007 Monday they have come together to form the Next Generation Air Mobility Coalition (NGAMC). Through NGAMC, these companies aim to develop positions on public policies unique to their emerging industry. 

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NBAA 2007: Avidyne Expands Envision Retrofit To Cessna 210

STC Now Under Development

Avidyne Corporation and Crownair Aviation, Inc., introduced the Envision integrated flight deck for retrofit installation in Cessna 210 and T210 Centurion single-engine piston aircraft Monday at NBAA 2007.

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Yingling Aviation Responds To Revised Cessna 441 Inspection Program

Company Aims To Keep Conquests Flying

Yingling Aviation tells ANN it has developed a comprehensive plan for "hassle-free" compliance with a newly-implemented Continuous Inspection Program for the Cessna Model 441 Conquest II.

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NBAA 2007: Pilatus Says NextGen PC-12 Proving VERY Popular

Updated Turboprop Makes Public Debut At NBAA 2007

Pilatus tells ANN it is experiencing unprecedented demand for the Next Generation PC-12. The high performance single-engine turboprop is making its public debut at the 2007 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Atlanta, GA.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.24.07

Memorizing Emergency Checklists, With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.24.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Memorizing Emergency Checklists -- 09.24.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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NBAA 2007: ASI Group Names New President

"World Threat Map" Give-A-Way For Conference Attendees

Global risk-management services provider ASI Group announced the appointment of Charlie LeBlanc to president, effective immediately, at NBAA 2007 Monday.

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NBAA 2007: CMC Electronics Intros New, Updated Enhanced Flight Systems

CMA-2700 To Be Used In Bombardier's Global Vision Flight Deck

CMC Electronics announced at NBAA 2007 Monday the launch of its new, third-generation member of its SureSight family of I-Series integrated sensor systems for Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) applications, as well as an update to its previous second-generation system.

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NBAA 2007: Bombardier Intros Global Vision Flight Deck

Features Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics

Big news from NBAA 2007, as Monday Bombardier unveiled its new Global Vision flight deck for Global 5000 and Global Express XRS aircraft, at the Bombardier Static Pavilion at Fulton County Airport.

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NBAA 2007: Cessna's Classy Turboprop Hauler Now 'Glass-y', Too

G1000 Makes Its Way To The Caravan; TKS For Cargo Pod-Equipped Birds

Cessna Aircraft Company announced Monday at NBAA 2007 the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics package, which includes the GFC700 flight control system, will be standard equipment for all Caravan models: the Cessna 208, the Grand Caravan (208B) and the Super CargoMaster, with incorporation beginning in the first half of 2008.

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AD: Seats

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-12 MANUFACTURER: Seats SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-12 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-11 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines.

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AD: SMA

AD NUMBER: 2007-18-05 MANUFACTURER: Societe de Motorisations Aeronautiques SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-18-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Pilatus

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-14 MANUFACTURER: Pilatus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede existing ADs.

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Bonhomme Wins San Diego Red Bull Air Race

Takes Back Lead In World Series

Paul Bonhomme’s superior flying performance landed him the top standing in the 2007 Red Bull Air Race World Series’ pivotal, penultimate stop in San Diego’s Embarcadero Bay. Over 50,000 spectators around the San Diego Bay watched the British pilot celebrate his 43rd birthday today with a winning finishing time of 1:23.80.

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NBAA 2007: Adam A500 Virtual Flight Deck/Virtual Procedure Trainer Intro'd

Aerosim Technologies is launching their Virtual Flight Deck (VFD TM) and Virtual Procedure Trainer (VPT TM) for the Adam A500 at the 2007 NBAA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Both trainers will be on display in the Adam Aircraft booth #4933.

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Transfer Ceremony Reunites Flying Tigers Heritage

Two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs carried a piece of Flying Tigers heritage away from Peterson AFB Sept. 21 as part of an effort by Air Force officials to reunite three pieces of a historic World War II legacy. During the transfer ceremony, 76th Space Control Squadron officials gave the squadron's piece of the historic Flying Tigers heritage, which has been held since 1995, to the new 76th Fighter Squadron, a Reserve associate unit based at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

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Klyde Morris (09.24.07)

FAA Bureaucrats Pin Their Hopes On The White House...

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NBAA 2007: BizAv Leaders Announce New Safety Strategy

The Business Aviation Associations that make up the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), including the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), announced the introduction of the industry's Business Aviation Safety Strategy. The Strategy serves as the industry's blueprint for continuous improvement in business aviation safety.

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99s First to Join FAA Safety Team

The Ninety-Nines, Inc., the world’s oldest organization for women pilots tells ANN that it has signed a Letter of Understanding with the Federal Aviation Administration making them the first National Industry Member of the FAA Safety Team.

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NBAA 2007: Precise Flight Launching New Pulsing HID System

Precise Flight, Inc. has told ANN that it will launch its HID (high intensity discharge) Pulselite lighting system at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia this year. Precise Flight’s notes that recent developments with its HID aviation lighting solutions combined with its broadly certified Pulselite early recognition lighting system is 'set to bring aviation lighting to a whole new level.'

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LoPresti Announces Winner of Free BoomBeam in Time for NBAA/AOPA

Steven Pate of El Paso Texas has won a Free BoomBeam prize from Lopresti SpeedMods. The BoomBeam prize is awarded by a random drawing of registered LoPresti newsletter recipients.

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Flightline Group, Inc. Expands Executive And Sales Teams

Growth and Expansion Ahead for Flightline Group

Flightline Group, Inc. has announced the addition of several new members to the Company's Executive and Sales teams. In response to numerous new projects and opportunities to seize new business opportunities, the Company is pleased to announce the following new appointments...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.07)

Aero-Linx!

Website of Col. Walter J. Boyne (USAF-Ret.), author, aviation historian, chairman of the Wingspan Channel and founder of the National Air & Space Museum.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.24.07)

"The Flying Tigers were an innovative group, and it is clear that the 76th SPCS, the Air Force's only counterspace unit, carried on that spirit of innovation... Over the past 12 years, the men and women of the 76th SPCS have taken great care of this lineage and have proudly carried the mantle of the Flying Tigers."

Source: Colonel Jay Raymond, during a transfer ceremony in which the 76th FS joined the 74th and 75th Fighter Squadrons, which also share the Flying Tigers heritage, under the 23rd Wing, the same arrangement the original Flying Tigers shared in the 1940s. Col. Steve Arthur, commander of the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., which is supplying the reservists for the new squadron, said the new unit is excited to be ad

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