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January 08, 2008

Fort Lauderdale Firm Acquires Arizona MRO Facility

AM Repair Will Now Be Known As GA Telesis Component Repair Group (CRG) Southwest

GA Telesis, LLC announced Tuesday the conclusion of its acquisition of AM Trading, Inc. and AM Repair, Inc., a Tucson, AZ-based component maintenance, repair and overhaul facility.

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Atlantis To Help Mark NASCAR Milestone

Starter's Flags To Ride Into Orbit

When the shuttle Atlantis finally lifts off the launch pad, it will carry a trio of flags from the Daytona 500 stock-car race.

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China Plans Olympic-Sized Space Effort In 2008

Aims To Launch Manned Spacewalk Flight, 17 Satellites

In addition to hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China also plans to boost its profile on the global stage this year with an ambitious and unprecedented effort on the part of its space program, according to state media reports.

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IL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0561  Issue Date: January 08, 2008 at 0355 UTC  Location: Chicago Center, Near Harvard, IL intersection of Lawrence and Cash Roads on , Illinois near BURBUN VOR/DME (BUU)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: Due to train derailment (HAZMAT)  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Chicago (ZAU) Center, 630-906-8341 

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LA TFR: 01.14.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0638 Issue Date: January 08, 2008 at 1544 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.08.08

Connecting Would-Be Pilots With Scholarship Opportunities

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Connecting Would-Be Pilots To Needed Cash: 01.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with Judy Rice, Executive Director of Careers In Aviation.)

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DoD Contractors Arrested, Charged With Conspiracy On Fuel Supply Contracts

Two Contractor Firms, Third Individual Also Charged

Officials with the US Department of Justice tell ANN two defense contractors were arrested in New York City on January 6, and charged with conspiring to steal information relating to US Department of Defense (DOD) contracts to supply fuel to DOD aircraft worldwide. Two contractor firms and a third individual are also charged with participating in the conspiracies.

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ATA Bullish On 2008 Profit Forecast For Airlines

International Routes Will Lead The Charge

Even as economists continue talking about the US housing slump, unemployment, impending recession and record oil prices, the US airline industry is talking about 2008 in optimistic terms.

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Registered Traveler Programs Face Resistance From TSA, Airlines

Only A Few Airports Offer Option For Low-Risk Fliers

It's now been over a year since the US government quietly announced a trusted traveler program, allowing frequent business fliers to pay an annual fee to private security providers to prescreen low-risk travelers, to allow quick transit through security lines at airports.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.08.08

The companies that fly airliners predict a profitable 2008.
The companies that build airliners aren't quite as bullish.
And three naval aviators eject safely over the Persian Gulf.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.08.08

The companies that fly airliners predict a profitable 2008.
The companies that build airliners aren't quite as bullish.
And three naval aviators eject safely over the Persian Gulf.

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ANN Special Feature: Judy Rice, Careers in Aviation - 01.08.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Judy Rice, executive director of Careers in Aviation, a non-profit organization working to connect would-be pilots with scholarships and other opportunities.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-19 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 611-8, Tay 620-15, Tay 650-15, and Tay 651-54 turbofan engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-17 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747SP series airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-18 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-18 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 90-25-05R1 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 90-25-05 R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 747 series airplanes.

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What Makes A Piper Matrix A Whole New Bird? (Part One)

Ya gotta give it to Piper... just when people were thinking that they were going to be buried under the development chores associated with the up and coming single engine Piper jet, they pop up with an airplane that not only gives them a solid wedge into a credible market segment, they do so with a bird that simply makes sense.

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Piper Briefs Aero-TV On Features/Specs Of The 'Matrix' (Part One)

More Than Just An Unpressurized Malibu

Ya gotta give it to Piper... just when people were thinking that they were going to be buried under the development chores associated with the up and coming single engine Piper jet, they pop up with an airplane that not only gives them a solid wedge into a credible market segment, they do so with a bird that simply makes sense.

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Naval Airmen OK After F/A-18s Go Down In Persian Gulf

All Three Eject Safely; Cause Under Investigation

Officials with the US Navy tell ANN teams from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) rescued all three aviators after an F/A-18E and an F/A-18F crashed for as-yet unreported reasons during operations in the Persian Gulf January 7.

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Russia Says It Will Play Role In ESA Mission To Europa

Senior Researcher Says Project To Be Announced Soon

All fans of Arthur C. Clarke's novel "2010: Odyssey Two" may feel a slight shudder upon reading this next story. A Russian researcher says the European Space Agency will soon announce plans to launch an unmanned probe to investigate the Jovian moon of Europa, to search for simple lifeforms.

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Report: Delta Puts Comair Sale On Hold Amid Merger Consideration

Analysts Think Carrier Could Kick Off Wave Of Consolidation

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has put its plans to sell off problematic regional subsidiary Comair on hold, renewing rumors about a looming merger between Delta and a carrier-to-be-named-later -- but strongly believed to be either Northwest or United.

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Boeing Submits Revised CSAR-X Bid To US Air Force

Says HH-47 Offers Superior Cabin Size, Most Lift

Boeing submitted its revised HH-47 Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter proposal to the US Air Force Monday, in response to Amendment Five of the service's original request for proposals.

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SpaceDev's Dream Chaser Completes Second Space Act Milestone

Approves Flight Plan For Suborbital Testing

SpaceDev, Inc. tells ANN it recently completed its second milestone under its Space Act Agreement that was signed with NASA in June 2007. The significant milestone completed is the Flight Test Plan for the Dream Chaser space vehicle.

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India, Dubai Duke It Out For MRO Work

But Will The Boom Turn Bust?

The United Arab Emirates and India have combined for hundreds upon hundreds of commercial aircraft orders over the past few years, with more on the way... and now, the race is on to build facilities to maintain and repair all those jets.

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NTSB Issues More Recommendations For Lithium Batteries On Airliners

Wants Greater Access, Dissemination Of Information On Safe Transport

The repercussions continue from a February 2006 in-flight fire onboard a United Parcel Service Company (UPS) DC-8 cargo aircraft, strongly believed to have been caused by rechargeable lithium batteries. On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued two new recommendations regarding proper transport of those batteries, which are used in a variety of electronic equipment.

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Feud Ends Over Proposed Park In Glenn Curtiss' Hometown

Lakefront Site Witnessed Several Test Flights

A longstanding feud over an eight-acre parcel of land in Hammondsport, NY has come to an end, after two anonymous benefactors kicked in $900,000 to purchase the site where aviation legend Glenn Curtiss tested his earliest aircraft designs.

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Sandel Upgrades SN3500 EHSI With LED Backlighting

Offers Cost Savings, 10,000-Hour MTBF

Sandel Avionics told ANN Monday the avionics maker recently began shipping an updated version of the popular 3-ATI SN3500 EHSI (electronic horizontal situation indicator) that features an LED (light-emitting diode) backlighting system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.08.08)

Aero-Linx!

Dedicated to the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster, Viking, American Champion Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, Champion and AviaBellanca Skyrocket lines of aircraft, their furtherance, history, preservation and maintenance.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.08.08)

"I consider this a miraculous 12th-hour turnabout."

Source: Part-time Hammondsport, NY resident Geoffrey Grimsman. A longstanding feud over an eight-acre parcel of land in the town has come to an end, after two anonymous benefactors kicked in $900,000 to purchase the site where aviation legend Glenn Curtiss tested his earliest aircraft designs.

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