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May 20, 2008

MN TFR: 05.21.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8366  Issue Date: May 20, 2008 at 1952 UTC  Location: EVELETH , Minnesota near EVELETH VOR/DME (EVM)  Beginning Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 1130 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 1315 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT UNITED TACONITE IRON MINES  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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EBACE 2008: Embraer's Upcoming 'Mid'-Jets Now Have Names

Begins Taking Orders For Legacy 450 Midlight, Legacy 500 Midsize Bizjets

Brazil's Embraer announced Tuesday at EBACE 2008 the commercial names of the newest additions to its executive jets portfolio. The Embraer midlight and Embraer midsize jets have been named the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500, respectively, forming the Legacy family, along side the ERJ-based Legacy 600 already in operation.

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EBACE 2008: Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches PW810 Development Program

All-New Engine Is Part of New 10,000 Pound Thrust Class

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced at EBACE 2008 detailed design work has started as well as advanced production preparations for the all-new PW810 engine, just three months after the official launch of its 10,000-pound-thrust-class PW800 engine family.

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EBACE 2008: Hawker Beechcraft Announces Major Hawker 4000 Order

BJETS of India Orders 10 Super-Midsize Jets

On Tuesday at EBACE 2008, Hawker Beechcraft announced a significant order from BJETS, an emerging fractional and block charter company based in India, for 10 Hawker 4000s -- the planemaker's advanced super-midsize business jet -- with options for an additional five. The total value of the contract with options is in excess of $330 million.

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8188  Issue Date: May 20, 2008 at 0037 UTC  Location: BALD MOUNTAIN NORTH OF BRIDGEPORTCA , Nevada near MINA VORTAC (MVA)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR PRESCRIBED FIRE USING HELO  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Automated Flight Service Station, 510-745-3331 

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FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8313 Issue Date: May 20, 2008 at 1528 UTC Location: HOMESTEAD , Florida Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: MIAMI (ZMA) Automated Flight Service Station, 305-716-1588

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TX Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8354 Issue Date: May 20, 2008 at 1846 UTC Location: 34NM SW OF SONORA , Texas near SAN ANGELO VORTAC (SJT) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: HOUSTON (ZHU) Automated Flight Service Station, 281-230-5560

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MD TFR: 05.20.08 - 05.21.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8355 Issue Date: May 20, 2008 at 1850 UTC Location: Annapolis, Maryland near BALTIMORE VORTAC (BAL) Beginning Date and Time: May 20, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/8328: to adjust times Pilots May Contact: Potomac (PCT) TRACON, 540-349-7541

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TX Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8356 Issue Date: May 20, 2008 at 1852 UTC Location: 41 NM SE OF SONORA , Texas near ROCKSPRINGS VORTAC (RSG) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: HOUSTON (ZHU) Automated Flight Service Station, 281-230-5560

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MO TFR: 05.21.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8352 Issue Date: May 20, 2008 at 1844 UTC Location: Sedalia, Missouri near COLUMBIA VOR/DME (COU) Beginning Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 1400 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Black daggers parachute demonstration during the salute to veteran's celebration airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbia (COU) Air Traffic Control Tower, 573-442-1051 Controlling Facility: ZKC ARTCC

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.20.08

New DOT Rules On Passenger Rights, With Kate Hanni

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.20.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.20.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Will Passenger Rights Legislation Ever Pass? 05.20.08 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni.)

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Boeing Turns To Civil Work After String Of Military Contract Losses

Losing Streak Presents Challenge To Aerospace Giant

Boeing, the world's number two military contractor, lost another US defense contract bid last week... adding to a recent, continuing losing streak for the aerospace giant in the military market.

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Sukhoi SuperJet 100 Takes To The Air

All-New Russian RJ Completed First Flight Monday

The struggling Russian aviation industry got a boost this week. The first flight of the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 took place Monday, as reported by Sukhoi representatives. The first flight of the airliner was expected in 2007, but construction delays hindered progress.

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March Airline Employment Up 1.6 Percent Over Last Year

They're Flying Less... But Hiring More?

It is, as they say, a puzzlement: US airlines are flying less -- cutting capacity to compensate for higher fuel prices, and a slumping economy -- but most are employing more workers than ever. US scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.6 percent more workers in March 2008 than in March 2007, the US Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Tuesday.

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FAA Wants Junkyards Removed From Brown Field

Warns Non-Aviation Business Not Part Of Original 1962 Agreement

It's one of the last things you'd expect to see at an airport -- dozens of junkyards and used car lots lining the field on airport property. Yet at San Diego's Brown Field (SDM), that's exactly what you see, and the Federal Aviation Administration has been trying to do something about it.

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FAA Names Senior VP To Oversee Modernization Efforts

Vicki Cox Previously Served With ATO

FAA Acting Administrator Robert A. Sturgell announced Tuesday the appointment of Vicki Cox as Senior Vice President of NextGen and Operations Planning.

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Regional Pilot, FA Arrested After Tryst

Man Found Naked In Woods Near Official's Home

And now, from the police blotter: authorities in Swatara Township in central Pennsylvania responded to a call from a resident Sunday night at 9:30pm.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.20.08

Diamond has bad news for owners flying Thielert engines.
Hawker Beechcraft debuts its new Premier II light jet.
And Avidyne brings text and weather graphics to European GA cockpits.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.20.08

Diamond has bad news for owners flying Thielert engines.
Hawker Beechcraft debuts its new Premier II light jet.
And Avidyne brings text and weather graphics to European GA cockpits.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, CPR Health & Safety - 05.20.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, founder and executive director of Coalition for Passenger Rights, Health & Safety. Kate comments on new DOT rules for airlines announced Friday, and pred

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ANN/Aero-TV Special Report: Cirrus + Garmin = A New 'Perspective'

ANN/Aero-TV Special Feature: Full Garmin Avionics Suite Now Offered On New SR22-G3s

ANN REALTIME SPECIAL REPORT 05.20.08 0500 EDT: We don't mean to overstate the importance of the following news item... but this is a marriage many in the aviation industry have been waiting for. Cirrus Design and Garmin International announced Tuesday at EBACE 2008 that the Duluth, MN planemaker will offer Cirrus Perspective -- an all-glass, fully-integrated flight deck tailored by Garmin specifically for the SR22-G3.

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ANN/Aero-TV Special Report: Cirrus and Garmin Offer A New 'Perspective'

ANN/Aero-TV Special Feature: Full Garmin Avionics Suite Now Offered On New SR22-G3s

ANN REALTIME SPECIAL REPORT 05.20.08 0500 EDT: We don't mean to overstate the importance of the following news item... but this is a marriage many in the aviation industry have been waiting for. Cirrus Design and Garmin International announced Tuesday at EBACE 2008 that the Duluth, MN planemaker will offer Cirrus Perspective -- an all-glass, fully-integrated flight deck tailored by Garmin specifically for the SR22-G3.

Virginia Department Of Aviation Announces Scholarship Recipients

Students Wrote Aviation-Themed Essays

The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) recently announced the 2008 recipients of the John R. Lillard Virginia Airport Operators Council (VAOC) Scholarship and the Willard G. Plentl, Sr. Scholarship.

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Bell Receives Contract For Kiowa Safety Enhancements

27 Additional OH-58Ds Approved Into Program

Bell Helicopter began modifications this month to the first of 27 OH-58D aircraft that are slated to enter the Kiowa Warrior Safety Enhancement Program.

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EBACE 2008: Dassault Announces Major Falcon 2000LX Order

NetJets Europe Orders 20 Add'l Planes

On Monday, at the 8th Annual EBACE Convention, Dassault Falcon announced a new order for 20 Falcon 2000LXs from NetJets Europe, worth approximately $720 million US NetJets Europe will also operate 10 other Falcon 2000LXs coming from a previous order. Together this 30 aircraft fleet has a value which will exceed $1 billion dollars.

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EBACE 2008: Avidyne Intro's MLX770 Satellite Weather For Europe

New Datalink Transceiver Sports WSI Weather, Two-Way Text Messaging

Avidyne Corporation announced during Tuesday's opening day for EBACE2008 the introduction of a versatile new two-way datalink transceiver, the MLX770, which delivers datalink graphical weather and two-way text messaging capability for general aviation operations in Europe.

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NASA Says Discovery Is Go For May 31 Launch

14-Day Mission Will Transport Second Kibo Module

NASA senior managers completed a review Monday of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight, and confirmed the shuttle will be ready to launch May 31, the date the space agency had originally targeted.

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EBACE 2008: Eclipse Moves Closer To Starting Russian Production

Receives Gov't Permission To Export Eclipse 500

Eclipse Aviation announced Monday at the 8th Annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (EBACE) it has received permission from the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), to export the Eclipse 500 Jet and its components to Russia.

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Northrop Grumman Says KC-45A Strengths Outweighed Weaknesses In KC-X Bid

Says Boeing's Plane Offers Some Advantages... Minor Ones

In its latest salvo against American planemaker Boeing, on Monday Northrop Grumman Corporation restated the US Air Force found their bid to build the next generation of aerial refueling tankers superior to Boeing's in four of the five most important selection criteria.

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Atlantic Southeast CRJ Aborts Takeoff Due To Engine Fire

Plane Evacuated With No Injuries Reported

The local Cajun cuisine wasn't the only hot thing in Baton Rouge, LA Sunday afternoon. Things got a little hot on a Delta Air Lines regional flight, too -- a little too hot.

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Kadena AFB AeroClub Orders ELITE G1000 Training Device

Will Assist Pilots In Transition To Glass Cockpits

The Kadena AFB AeroClub has finalized an order for an ELITE G500-G1K Advanced ATD equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite designed around the Diamond DA42 TwinStar. The trainer will be used to train pilots in the use of new modern "glass" cockpits, and prepare pilots for the multi-engine rating.

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First Boeing 777 Freighter Leaves Paint Hangar

Will Be Unveiled To Employees May 21

Adorned in its Boeing livery, the first new, factory-built 777 Freighter was moved from the planemaker's Everett, WA paint facility to Everett field this morning, bringing the airplane one step closer to its world debut.

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CBP Tracks Aircraft, Seizes $3.5 Million Worth Of Cocaine

DEA, Dominican Officials Assist In Operation

US Customs and Border Protection Caribbean Air and Marine Branch reported Monday the seizure of approximately 528 pound of cocaine worth just under $3.5 million in the Dominican Republic May 16.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Memphis Belle Memorial Association, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the "Memphis Belle," her crew, the 8th Air Force and everyone who served in defense of Freedom in WWII and educating all generations about the importance of the missions of the "Belle" and the other aircraft and crews who served. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.08): Magnitude

Aero-Terms!

The degree of brightness of a celestial body designated on a numerical scale, on which the brightest star has magnitude -1.4 and the faintest visible star has magnitude 6, with the scale rule such that a decrease of one unit represents an increase in apparent brightness by a factor of 2.512; also called apparent magnitude.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.20.08)

"How do more electrical outlets stack up against increased fuel offload over range? How do better flight deck seats compare to greater airlift capability?"

Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation. In its latest salvo against American planemaker Boeing, on Monday Northrop restated the US Air Force found their bid to build the next generation of aerial refueling tankers superior to Boeing's in four of the five most important selection criteria.

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CO TFR: 05.25.08 - 05.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8021  Issue Date: May 19, 2008 at 1153 UTC  Location: USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado near BLACK FOREST VORTAC (BRK)  Beginning Date and Time: May 25, 2008 at 1600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1930 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: USAF Thunderbirds high performance aerial demonstrations  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Colorado Springs (COS) TRACON, 719-380-6710 

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