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January 26, 2008

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-02-15 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-02-16 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-02-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing airplanes listed above.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2008-02-17 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-50, -80A1/A3, and -80C2A series turbofan engines, installed on Airbus A300, A300-600, and A310 series airplanes.

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AOPA Says DOT's Peters Needs To Add To Her Repertoire

Aero Club Speech Repeats Call For GA User Fees, Tax Hikes

In a speech to the Aero Club of Washington this week, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters told a gathering of aviation industry leaders Congress needs to act, and act soon, on an FAA reauthorization bill. That was music to the ears of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association... but alas, much of what Peters had to say otherwise struck the association as more of the same old, and rather tired, song.

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Alaska Airlines Manages Q4 Profit On Special Gains

But 2008 Looks To Be Tough, CEO Says

On Thursday, Alaska Air Group said it managed to post a fourth-quarter profit for 2007 due to special gains... but overall, the news was grim, as fuel prices took a heavy toll on the carrier's earnings.

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NATCA Criticizes Effectiveness Of ORD Ground Radar

System Loses Effectiveness In Snowy Weather

A new ground-control radar system now in place at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is drawing fire from the local president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, who says the technology meant to prevent runway incursions is notoriously inaccurate when snow is falling.

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Boeing's Carson Takes Delivery Of His Sport Cub S2

Unique Paint Scheme Pays Tribute To WSU

Boeing President and CEO Scott Carson has taken some flak lately, over mounting delays to the 787 Dreamliner program... but this week, he saw one special airplane deliver right on time.

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Couple Lets FAA, Fliers Know How They Feel About New Airspace Plan

Obscene Sign Placed On Roof Near PHL

Granted, there are probably more than a few of us who have wanted, at one time or another, to tell the FAA what it could go do with itself... but not many of us ever put those desires in writing, unlike a Philadelphia-area couple. And they used big letters to do it.

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Orlando Young Eagles Rally Rescheduled For February 9

Weather Postponed Planned January Event

Orlando-area youngsters, ages 8-17, will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, February 9 - weather permitting -- as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 74 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Kissimmee-Gateway airport. The original Young Eagles Flight Rally scheduled for January 19 was cancelled due to inclement weather, and has been rescheduled.

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Lambert Records Third Straight Year Of Passenger Growth

Nearly 15.4 Million Passengers Traveled Through STL In 2007

Officials with Lambert-St. Louis International Airport tell ANN the airport recorded its third straight year of passenger growth during 2007, serving 15.38 million passengers. The number of boarding passengers at Lambert increased 1.5 percent for a total of 7.7 million passengers.  

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Embry-Riddle Expands Research Capability

New College Of Business Building To Open Next Week

When managers at AirTran Airways needed to improve efficiency and effectiveness in passenger boarding strategies, ground equipment use, and employee distribution, they turned to the College of Business at the Daytona Beach, FL campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.26.08)

Aero-Linx!

Everything you could ever want to know about the F-16. Check out the "Callsigns" section.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.26.08): Mechanical Blockage Thrust Reverser

Aero-Terms!

A type of thrust reverser that uses a pair of clamshell doors set into the tail cone of the engine. When deployed, the doors deflect the exhaust gases forward, thus creating reverse thrust to slow the aircraft down in a shorter distance.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.26.08)

"Just doing it made me feel better, but I'd still like to say what I wrote directly to the idiot head of the FAA."

Source: Homeowner Michael Hall, who with his girlfriend, Michaelene Buddy, painted an obscene rooftop message visible to pilots and passengers departing Philadelphia International Airport. The couple took the drastic step over their anger with the FAA's recent changes to departure routes out of Philadelphia, as part of a controversial effort to improve efficiency and reduce delays.

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