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August 16, 2007

UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3387 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 1535 UTC Type: Hazards

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3431 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 1634 UTC Type: Hazards

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3295  Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 0328 UTC  Location: Seattle Center, Ukiah, Oregon near PENDLETON VORTAC (PDT)  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: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520 

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3479 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 1815 UTC Type: Hazards

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3292  Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 0300 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 26 NM SE McCall, Idaho  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: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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Seawind 300C Test Aircraft Down In Manitoba

Pilot Reported Lost In Crash Of Certification Plane

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.16.07 1645 EDT: Aero-News has confirmed a Seawind 300C amphibian, one of the test aircraft participating in the company's certification program, went down Wednesday afternoon in a heavily wooded area near the town of Stead, Manitoba. The one pilot onboard the aircraft is reported lost.

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LAX Customs Computer Failure Traced To Single Network Card

Stranded Passengers Received Food, Water, Other Necessities

The cause of a computer outage that stranded some 17,000 international passengers on the ramp at Los Angeles International Airport last weekend has been traced to a single local area network card.

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American Airlines Recalls Additional Flight Attendants

460 Former TWA FA's Now Eligible To Return To Active Service

American Airlines announced Wednesday it is sending recall notices to 460 furloughed flight attendants, nearly a fourth of the 2,069 laid-off attendants still on the furlough list, to address staffing needs and projected attrition through the balance of 2007.

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USAF Takes Tougher Stance On Tanker Talks With EADS, Boeing

Wants Fixed Pricing For All Early Orders; Decision Delayed

The US Air Force continues to take a hard line with competitors for its latest aircraft contract. The USAF's top acquisition officer told teams from Boeing and Northrop Grumman this week the armed service wants a fixed price for the initial batch of 80 aerial tankers.

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Boeing To Provide GoldCare Services To Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TotalCare

Will Support RR Engine Service Agreements

Boeing announced this week the planemaker will supply GoldCare lifecycle support services to Rolls-Royce plc for the UK company's Trent 1000 engine TotalCare program.

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Experts Say Aircraft That Dropped Missile In Georgia Came From Russia

Tbilisi Contends Attack Was Hostile, Russia Denies Everything

A panel of international experts invited by the Georgian Foreign Ministry to review an August 6 incident, during which an aircraft entered Georgian airspace and dropped or jettisoned a missile, has determined the aircraft came from Russian air space, according to the Associated Press.

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FAA To Conduct Runway Reviews At US Airports

Special Teams Deployed To Over 20 Airports With Runway Problems

Following such tragedies as Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, KY -- and the more recent TAM accident in Brazil -- where runway problems seem to have played a part, the Federal Aviation Administration is gearing up to take a cold, hard look at some of the more problematic runways at some US airports.

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NASA Issues Impact Statement For Constellation Program

Manned Spaceflight's Effect On Environmetal Under Scrutiny

NASA has issued a draft environmental impact statement on potential environmental impacts associated with the agency's upcoming Constellation manned spaceflight program, intended to return humans to the moon by 2020.

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It Took Two Years... But A380 On Track For First Delivery

Singapore Airlines To Receive First Plane October 15

After two years of costly delays and irate customers, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Airbus' A380 superjumbo program. In line with the European planemaker's announced plan of delivering the first A380 to Singapore Airlines in October 2007, Airbus confirmed Thursday the formal hand-over will take place on Monday, October 15.

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Navy E-2C Hawkeye Down Off US Atlantic Coast

Search Underway For Three Missing Sailors

Three US Navy sailors are missing, following the Wednesday night downing of an E-2C Hawkeye command and control aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.16.07

Evergreen Aviation Museum's Nicole Wahlberg

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.16.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.16.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: NW Antique Aircraft Club Fly-In At Evergreen Aviation Museum -- 08.16.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Nicole Wahlberg on this weekend's fly-in at the McMinnville, OR museum.)

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First Upgraded King Air 300 Enters FAA Inspection Fleet

Equipped With Pro Line 21 Avionics; Saves Money Over New Planes

On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rolled out the first of 18 older Beech-300 flight inspection aircraft equipped with a new, lighter Pro Line 21 avionics suite. Rockwell Collins designed the package and completed the first modification.

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WY TFR: 08.18.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3200 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 1803 UTC Location: Casper, Wyoming near MUDDY MOUNTAIN VORTAC (DDY) Beginning Date and Time: August 18, 2007 at 1640 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 18, 2007 at 1820 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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IN TFR: 08.23.07 - 08.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3051 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 1222 UTC Location: Mount Comfort Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana near SHELBYVILLE VORTAC (SHB) Beginning Date and Time: August 23, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 26, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The 2007 Indianapolis Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Indianapolis (IND) TRACON, 317-227-5843

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.16.07

NASA waits another day to decide on heat-shield repairs.
AirTran makes yet another bid for Midwest.
And the US Army's new Light Utility Helicopter has vocal critics.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.16.07

NASA waits another day to decide on heat-shield repairs.
AirTran makes yet another bid for Midwest.
And the US Army's new Light Utility Helicopter has vocal critics.

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ANN Special Feature: Nicole Wahlberg, Evergreen Aviation Museum - 08.16.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Nicole Wahlberg of the Evergreen Aviation Museum in Oregon, home of the Spruce Goose, about plans for this weekend's fly-in by the Northwest Antique Aircraft Club.


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New Airport Security Agents Trained In Body Language

BDOs Gauge Risk Potential In Passenger Facial Expressions

The eyes of the Transportation Safety Administration are upon you... in the airport, anyway. TSA Administrator Kip Hawley told an aviation industry group in Washington last month Behavior Detection Officers can be considered security upgrades.

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TAM Demands Thrust Reversers Be Activated When Landing At Congonhas

Speculation Focusing on Inoperative Reversers And Short, Slick Runway

In the wake of Brazil's deadliest air disaster last month, TAM Airlines has established a new policy that bans its aircraft from landing at the Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo without the thrust reversers activated.

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Pilot Lost In TX Sonex Accident

Was Attempting To Return To Airport

The pilot of a homebuilt Sonex single-engine plane was lost Wednesday morning, when his aircraft came down just north of Jones Field Airport (F00) in Bonham, TX.

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Texas Man Latest To Be Accused Of Shining Laser At Planes

Federal Agents Witnessed Beam From Man's Home

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a man Tuesday, after agents saw a laser beam from his house shining on aircraft flying over the area.

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AeroLEDs Lowers AeroSUN Pricing, Extends Warranty

Customers Who Purchased Lights At Higher Price Will Receive Rebate

Less than one month after AeroLEDs LLC of Boise, ID unveiled its new AeroSUN LED-based anti-collision/landing light system at AirVenture 2007, the company told ANN Wednesday the company has cut prices, due to an "overwhelmingly positive response."

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T-28B Departs IL Runway On Landing

Trojan Unable To Stop In Time

A T-28B Trojan was damaged Sunday afternoon when it ran off the end of a runway at Joliet Regional Airport (JOT) in Illinois.

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Air New Zealand Launches Legal Action Against Wellington Airport

WLG Says It Will "Strongly Defend" New Fee Structure

Air New Zealand has decided to pursue legal action against Wellington International Airport, and a controversial proposed landing fee increase.

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Coming To A Checkpoint Near You... New TSO Uniforms

The Transportation Security Administration thinks it has found the answer to some of the agency's biggest problems... including its failure to retain personnel, persistent equipment troubles, missing hard drives containing personal data, and Read More

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US Army Awards Production Contract To GE Aviation

New Engine To Increase Hot-And-High Mission Capability Of Black Hawks

The US Army exercised an option for production engines under a competitively awarded contract for the YT706-GE-700, a growth version of the CT7-8 turboshaft engine, for its US Special Forces MH-60M helicopter program, the company announced this week.

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Air Force Pilot Missing From Vietnam War Identified

Unidentified Remains Repatriated In 1989

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.16.07)

Aero-Linx!

In 1981, the Air Force developed a requirement for an Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) as a new air superiority fighter. It would take advantage of the new technologies in fighter design on the horizon including composite materials, lightweight alloys, advanced flight control systems, higher power propulsion systems, and stealth technology.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.16.07): EGT Indicator

Aero-Terms!

A thermocouple-type instrument that shows the temperature of the gas leaving the exhaust valve of a reciprocating engine, or in the tail cone of a turbine engine.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.16.07)

"The board reviewed and developed recommendations on all aspects of the current uniform -- color, appearance, durability, ease of care and professional image -- and presented them to TSA leadership. The initiative was guided by the basic principle that dress and appearance should promote esprit de corps within the workforce while instilling trust and confidence in the public. The uniform, in particular, is to stand as a readily identifiable symbol of the security mission and role of the TSO in executing the agency's core values: integrity, innovation, and team spirit."

Source: From a Transportation Security Administration release, in which the agency announced soon TSOs manning security checkpoints and other areas at the nation's airp

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3283 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 0010 UTC Type: Hazards

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3288 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 0158 UTC Type: Hazards

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3289 Issue Date: August 16, 2007 at 0208 UTC Type: Hazards

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3280 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 2323 UTC Type: Hazards

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3260 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 2045 UTC Type: Hazards

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TN TFR: 08.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3263 Issue Date: August 15, 2007 at 2112 UTC Type: Special

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