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November 22, 2007

AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: Bell

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-17 MANUFACTURER: Bell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-17 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 206A and 206B helicopters.

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AD: CFM International

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-04 MANUFACTURER: CFM International SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5C4/1 series turbofan engines.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.22.07

The US Air Force invites Boeing and Northrup to talk tankers.
A Mooney pilot bets against the weather...and loses.
And NASA says Atlantis is on track for a December sixth launch.

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Atlantis Appears 'Go' For Launch December 6

Helium Valve Repaired, Astronauts Ready

Thanks to efforts by crews on the ground and onboard the International Space Station, next month's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis remains on track, NASA reports.

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US Airways Adds To Its A330-200 Fleet

Agrees To Terms On Five-Plane Deal; Signs LOI With ILFC For Two More

US Airways announced Tuesday the carrier has agreed to terms with Airbus S.A.S. for the order of five additional long-range wide-body A330-200 aircraft, and entered into a letter of intent with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) for the lease of two A330-200s.

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Eclipse's Raburn Updates Owners On Avio NG, Dubai, Hampson

2007 Seems To Be Ending On A "High" Note

Eclipse Boss/CEO, Vern Raburn sent out one of his occasional (and with his usual 'take-no-prisoners' style) customer updates, addressing some recent items that made news at and about Eclipse. Further; Raburn hinted at more news to be coming in the weeks prior to the close of 2007...

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US Officials Remain Concerned About Chinese Missile Test

China's Responses Vague At Best

Over 10 months after China successfully tested an anti-satellite missile, US leaders remain concerned as the purpose of the test has yet to be explained to the international community.

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AFS Donates To St. Louis Metro Airborne Law Enforcement Foundation

$3,000 Check Will Help Support Helo Operations

This week, St. Louis, MO-based Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) announced a donation of $3,000 to the St. Louis Metro Airborne Law Enforcement Foundation. The Foundation assists the local Metro Air Support Unit in funding its aerial law enforcement helicopter operations throughout St. Louis and St. Charles Counties as well as in St. Louis City.

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NASA Names 18 Teams For 2007-2008 Student Launch Initiative

Event In Huntsville Scheduled For April 2008

NASA told ANN this week the space agency has tapped 18 middle and high school teams across 12 states to fly high in the 2007-2008 Student Launch Initiative rocketeering challenge.

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Millennium Concepts To Outfit Second BBJ For San Antonio Company

Selected To Provide Interior Components For Gore Design Components

Millennium Concepts, Inc. of Wichita, KS has again been retained by Gore Design Completions, Ltd. of San Antonio, TX to provide engineering, design and fabrication services for a VIP interior in a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). It is the second aircraft completion project on which the two companies have worked together.

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Cessna Takes Two Top Supplier Awards At SEA Conference

Named Customer Of The Year

Earlier this month, Cessna took two awards at the first annual Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Excellence Awards dinner sponsored by the Supplier Excellence Alliance. Cessna was named Customer of the Year, and Cessna Supply Management Vice President Don Beverlin won the Richard Hall Award for Leadership Excellence. 

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DART Earns EASA Approval For Bell Helo Harness Kits

Offers Three-And-Four-Point Kits

DART Helicopter Services announced this week its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., earned EASA approval for its 3-Point/ 4-Point Shoulder Harness Kits for Bell 205A/A1, 205B, 212, 214B/B1, 412/412EP model aircraft. These kits have been previously approved by both Transport Canada and the FAA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.22.07)

Aero-Linx!

Cross & Cockade International (CCI) is the definitive  First World War Aviation Historical Society. A registered UK based charity, all trustees and officers of the society and contributors to the journal give their services voluntarily.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.22.07): Cloud Bank

Aero-Terms!

Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.22.07)

"It speaks to a higher level of concern that many of us in the United States have about what is the strategic intent of the investment, the high tech investment the Chinese government is making with respect to its military capability in the future. That test is a great example of creating a question that hasn't been answered yet."

Source: Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over 10 months after China successfully tested an anti-satellite missile, US leaders remain concerned as the purpose of the test has yet to be explained to the international community.

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MD TFR: 11.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4966  Issue Date: November 21, 2007 at 1621 UTC  Location: Annapolis, Maryland  Beginning Date and Time: November 27, 2007 at 1345 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 27, 2007 at 1805 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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MD TFR: 11.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4980 Issue Date: November 21, 2007 at 1911 UTC Type: Security

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