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June 02, 2007

Four Arrested Saturday in JFK Airport Terror Plot

Plans Focused On Fuel Line That Feeds JFK

According to media sources, four people were arrested in a plot, which never got past the planning stages, to set off explosives in a fuel line that feeds JFK and runs through neighborhoods.

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OK TFR: 06.07.07 - 06.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2901  Issue Date: June 01, 2007 at 1355 UTC  Location: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma near WILL ROGERS VORTAC (IRW)  Beginning Date and Time: June 07, 2007 at 1700 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 10, 2007 at 2330 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The Tinker AFB Star Spangled Salute Air Show  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Tinker AFB (TIK) Air Traffic Control Tower, 405-734-5232 

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-17 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Cessna Model 500, 550, S550, 560, 560XL, and 750 airplanes.

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FAA Changes Its Mind About Weather Radios In Towers

They're OK, After All

It turns out that weather radios aren't the distraction the FAA once said they were. This week, the agency flip-flopped on its earlier ban on weather radios in air traffic control towers, and will allow controllers to monitor such devices for reports of approaching severe weather after all.

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Airline TB Patient Reportedly Doing Well In Denver Hospital

Father-In-Law Is CDC Microbiologist

The man who traveled overseas from Atlanta, GA last month -- despite a doctor's warning that he had tuberculosis -- has a name. He is attorney Andrew Speaker, 31, and he's currently receiving treatment at a specialized medical center in Denver, CO. And judging from media reports, he allegedly should have known better.

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US Pilots, Brazilian Controllers Indicted In Gol Midair Tragedy

Lepore, Paladino Due In Court In August

Two US pilots and four air traffic controllers were indicted by a Brazilian judge Friday, on manslaughter-related charges stemming from a September 2006 midair collision that killed 154 people onboard a Gol Airlines 737.

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Fledgling OK Planemaker Says FAA Delays, Supply Issues Behind Layoffs

Quartz Mountain Aerospace Waiting For Production Certificate

An Altus, OK-based planemaker hoping to reintroduce a variant of the storied Luscombe 11 Sedan to the general aviation market recently laid off 20 of its 104 employees, citing delays in FAA inspections and supply issues.

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Missing Vietnam-Era Navy Pilot Identified

"Until They Are Home"

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced May 30 the remains of a US airman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified.

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Lancair Set To Unveil Latest Aircraft At AirVenture

"Faster And Safer Than Any Other Single Engine Aircraft"

An ANN News-Spy tipped us this week to an announcement by Lancair International, regarding a new addition to their suite of high performance homebuilt aircraft.

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Sikorsky Protests Latest CSAR-X Proposal From USAF

Air Force Complies With GAO Findings, But Will Not Reevaluate Other Aspects

This week, the US Air Force issued a revised request for proposals for its $15 billion combat search and rescue helicopter (CSAR-X) competition... and it didn't take long for one of the bidders to express its dismay at the revised solicitation.

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IS&S Joins Eclipse Aviation, Ford To Sponsor Return Of Beach Boys At AirVenture

Encore Performance Will Be Held On Opening Day

Eclipse Aviation announced Friday a new sponsor for the second annual Beach Boys concert at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007. One of Eclipse's newest suppliers, Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S), has joined Eclipse Aviation and Ford Motor Company to return the opening-day highlight to Oshkosh, WI on Monday, July 23.

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NASA Readies Orbiters For Upcoming Flights To ISS

Atlantis Ready For Launch; Endeavour, Discovery In The Wings

Officials with NASA updated ANN this week on the status of the equipment slated to fly the next three shuttle missions to the International Space Station.

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NASA Robot Completes Test Drive Of Exploration Capabilities

From Mexico... To Jupiter!

In late May, a NASA-funded robot successfully navigated one of the world's deepest sinkholes. The mission could be a prelude to a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, believed to contain a liquid water ocean.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.02.07)

Aero-Linx!

Whaddya want to be when you grow up? Princeton Review will tell you. Learn what aerospace engineers do.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.02.07): Automatic Carrier Landing System

Aero-Terms!

Using electronic technology to ease the workload, carrier landings are made easier for the pilot. Data link controls roll and pitch, and the autopilot provides warning if the system becomes uncoupled.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.02.07)

"I'm a very well-educated, successful, intelligent person. This is insane to me that I have an armed guard outside my door when I have cooperated with everything other than the whole solitary-confinement-in-Italy thing."

Source: 31-year-old attorney Andrew Speaker, who has been identified as the man who traveled overseas from Atlanta, GA last month -- despite a doctor's warning that he had tuberculosis -- and returned to North America onboard a commercial airliner despite warnings from the CDC to remain in Italy until doctors could determine the best course of treatment.

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2908  Issue Date: June 01, 2007 at 1446 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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