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May 30, 2008

TACA Airbus A320 Down On Landing In Honduras: Fatalities Reported

Aircraft Reportedly Landed Long And Skidded Off End Of Runway

With information still coming in, authorities report at least five people were killed and 65 injured Friday when an airliner operated by Central America's TACA Airlines skidded off the end of the runway at Toncontin Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and onto a road in a botched landing attempt.

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Eclipse Aviation Intro's Eclipse 400 Single-Engine Jet

Current Customers Have First Shot At Orders

They're gonna do it. Eclipse Aviation announced Friday at the company's 10th Anniversary "E-rrival" owners gathering the single-engine Eclipse Concept Jet will be brought to market... and, those customers will have the first shot at reserving their own jets.

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Aero-TV Profiles The Eclipse 400/ECJ Program (A Three-Part Series)

From The Aero-TV Archives... ANN/Aero-TV's EXCLUSIVE Three Part Series On The Genesis Of The Eclipse ECJ/E-400 What a year! 2007 was an amazing combination of so many good and bad things... but for sure, there was NO end of excitement. If there was a "reveal" of the year, it HAS to have been the first sight of the super-secret Eclipse Concept Jet program... which only Eclipse, ANN and a few others knew ANYTHING about -- until the opening morning of Oshkosh 2007.

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Eclipse Announces Price Hike For Eclipse 500

Pricetag Surpasses $2 Million Due To Tougher Economics

Customers attending Eclipse Aviation's 10th Anniversary "E-rrival" gathering in Albuquerque heard exciting news Friday, with the announcement of the Eclipse 400 single-engine jet. That news was tempered somewhat, however, by the disappointing -- though not entirely unexpected -- announcement the pricetag for an Eclipse 500 has crested the $2 million mark.

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Careers In Aviation Announces $5,000 Donation From Flightline Group

Half Of Funds Will Go Towards Scholarship

Careers in Aviation announced this week the organization has received a generous $5,000 donation from the Flightline Group, Inc. The donation will assist in general support for the organization -- and more importantly, toward the establishment of a Flightline Group, Inc. Scholarship.

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CA TFR: 06.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9575 Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 2034 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 04, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 04, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 06.03.08 - 06.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9574 Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 2033 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 03, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 04, 2008 at 0225 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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EAA's Lawrence To Address Forum At Golden West Regional Fly-in

Will Provide Update On 51% Amateur-Built Rule Enforcement.

Earl Lawrence, vice president of Industry and Regulatory Affairs for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), will talk about "Understanding the '51% Rule'" at this year's Golden West Regional Fly-in and Airshow Forum.

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Survey Says Air Travelers Avoided 41 Million Trips In Past Year

Claims Frustration To Blame... And Few Think Things Will Get Better

The Travel Industry Association (TIA) released a survey Thursday showing deep frustration among air travelers caused them to avoid an estimated 41 million trips over the past 12 months, at a cost of more than $26 billion to the US economy.

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Baghdad's First Certified Air Traffic Controllers Designated

DOT's Peters Presents Three With Certifications

And we thought the rush hour shift in the cab at EWR was a tough gig. Three Iraqi nationals became Baghdad’s first tower-certified air traffic controllers this week, after completing months of instruction.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.30.08

The Grand Opening Of The Evergreen Space Museum

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.30.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.30.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Grand Opening Of The Evergreen Space Museum: 05.30.08 (ANN Special Report, with Nicole Wahlberg of Evergreen Aviation & Space museum in McMinnville, OR.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.30.08

Diamond and Thielert come out of their corners swinging.
EAA and the city of Oshkosh may collaborate on Wittman Field improvements.
And the world watches for a WTO decision on manufacturer su

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.30.08

Diamond and Thielert come out of their corners swinging.
EAA and the city of Oshkosh may collaborate on Wittman Field improvements.
And the world watches for a WTO decision on manufacturer subsi

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ANN Special Feature: Evergreen Space Museum - 05.30.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Nicole Wahlberg of McMinnville, Oregon's Evergreen Aviation & Space museum about its June 6 grand opening of a 120,000-square-foot space exhibit, with attractions in

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Embry-Riddle Pays Tribute To Sam Goldman

Cheseapeake Airline Founder Awarded Posthumous Honorary Doctorate

Dr. John P. Johnson, president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Dr. Richard Heist, provost, will present a posthumous honorary doctorate to Samuel M. Goldman on Saturday, May 31 at a private ceremony in the University’s College of Aviation atrium.

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TrueNorth Announces Trade-Up Program For MagnaStars, Other Phones

Operators May Receive Up To $10,000 In Trade With Simphone Purchase

Even the most well-heeled bizjet operators are looking for deals in these trying economic times... and here's one they may jump on. TrueNorth Avionics has announced a "trade-up" program for aircraft operators, offering a bonus of up to $10,000 off the purchase of a qualifying Simphone airborne telecommunications system with the trade of their current MagnaStar, AirCell, Flitefone or other airborne telephone system.

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ACI-NA President Launches 'Airport Check-In' Blog

Greg Principato Talks About Airport Issues

This week, Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato made his inaugural post on a airport blog named "Airport Check-In," available on the ACI-NA Web site.

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JFK Customs Officials Arrested In Drug Sting

Also Accused Of Plotting To Smuggle Watches

The challenges of assuring a truly safe border have been highlighted this week by the arrest of two Customs and Border Protection officers from Long Island on charges they were part of a bribery and drug ring at JFK International Airport.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas (Boeing)

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-06 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C,-800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-12 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-12 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 757 airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-14 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F airplanes; and Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-15 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-13 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200,-200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes.

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Gingrich At AEA 2008: ATC, Security, Aviation! (Part 2)

Former House Speaker Talks Aviation To The Aircraft Electronics Association

Newt Gingrich's high-energy luncheon speech at the 2008 Aircraft Electronic Association annual convention provided more than a little opportunity for some thought-provoking discussion throughout the annual gathering. No matter what you think of the man or his politics, Gingrich was knowledgeable and well-prepared to speak on aviation matters to an aviation-centric audience... who seemed more than interested in what the former House Speaker had to say. Gingrich covered ALL the bases... progress, technology, education, ATC, Airspace, GPS, airports... you name it.

Gingrich At AEA 2008: ATC, Security, Aviation! (Part 2)

Former House Speaker Talks Aviation To The Aircraft Electronics Association

Newt Gingrich's high-energy luncheon speech at the 2008 Aircraft Electronic Association annual convention provided more than a little opportunity for some thought-provoking discussion throughout the annual gathering.

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Bombardier Gives Learjet 85 Production Work To Mexican Facility

Grob Aerospace Will Still Handle Preproduction Work

Bombardier announced Thursday its facility in Queretaro, Mexico will manufacture the composite structure for the upcoming Learjet 85 business jet. The Queretaro site will also manufacture the electrical harness and perform sub-assembly systems installation.

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May As Well Flip A Coin On US Airways-United Merger...

Unnamed Sources Say Deal Is Either DOA... Or Imminent

And now... dueling headlines. The New York Times reported this week that the merger between United and US Airways was dead -- a story ANN picked up, as well.

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NASA Employee Suspended For Hatch Act Violations

Employee Found Blogging About Politics On Company Time

Engaging in political activity while on duty in a federal building has led to suspension for an employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. The employee has been suspended for 180 days without pay for violations of the Hatch Act, which restricts the political activity of federal executive branch employees.

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WTO Expected To Rule Soon On Airbus Subsidies

US Asserts EU Has Given Planemaker An Unfair Helping Hand

The World Trade Organization is expected to rule within a few weeks on a complaint by the US against the European Union, claiming European governments are unfairly subsidizing the development of Airbus products. As the days tick by, the case is being watched not only by the parties directly involved, but by other nations interested in developing their own airliners.

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DHL To Sell Off US Air Service To UPS

Plans To Cut At Least 1,500 Jobs

German package delivery conglomerate Deutsche Post said Wednesday it will hire rival delivery service UPS to handle air cargo shipments in the United States, following years of losses at its North American operation.

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NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Puts Arm, Other Tools To Work

Arm Moved For First Time In Nearly One Year

NASA's Mars lander is returning more detailed images from the Martian surface and is now preparing its instruments for science operations. Phoenix transmitted a 360-degree panorama of its frigid Martian world, freed its nearly 8-foot robotic arm, tested a laser instrument for studying dust and clouds, and transmitted its second weather report on Wednesday evening.

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Klyde Morris (05.30.08)

Klyde Succinctly Recaps Fournier's Record Attempt...

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Delta FAs Vote Against Unionizing, But Battle Continues

AFA Says Delta Urged Flight Attendants To Skip Vote

Delta Airlines flight attendants have voted against union representation, but the battle to organize them appears far from over.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.08)

Aero-Linx!

This page is devoted to the history of Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA). Founded in 1949 by Kenny and Jean Friedkin, the airline grew into a San Diego and California institution before being swallowed up by USAir in 1988.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.08): White Dwarf

Aero-Terms!

A whitish star of high surface temperature and low intrinsic brightness with a mass approximately equal to that of a Sun but with a density many times larger.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.30.08)

"...unnamed sources close to the talks..."

Source: This week, at least three separate news agencies -- the New York Times, the Associated Press, and the Wall Street Journal -- each cited "unnamed sources close to the talks" in their respective stories on the oft-rumored merger between US Airways and United Airlines. All three stories reported distinctly different things -- one said the merger was off, another said teams continued to meet on the deal, and the third said CEOs at each carrier planned to meet Thursday to come to terms. Your guess is as good as ours which story is most accurate.

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FL Shuttle TFR: 05.31.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9377  Issue Date: May 28, 2008 at 2149 UTC  Type: Space Operations 

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CO TFR: 06.06.08 - 06.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9444 Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 1320 UTC Location: Rocky Mountain Airport, Broomfield, Colorado near JEFFCO VOR/DME (BJC) Beginning Date and Time: June 06, 2008 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 07, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Rocky Mountain (BJC) Air Traffic Control Tower, 303-466-1327

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NM TFR: 06.06.08 - 06.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9528  Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 1713 UTC  Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico  Beginning Date and Time: June 06, 2008 at 2300 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 07, 2008 at 0240 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations for the Holloman AFB Raptor arrival show  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Holloman (HMN) Air Traffic Control Tower, 575-678-8076  Controlling Facility: ZAB ARTCC 

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SC TFR: 05.31.08 - 06.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9423  Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 1307 UTC  Location: Greenville, South Carolina  Beginning Date and Time: May 31, 2008 at 2210 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 01, 2008 at 0145 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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SC TFR: 05.31.08 - 06.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9564 Issue Date: May 29, 2008 at 1959 UTC Location: Greenville, South Carolina Beginning Date and Time: May 31, 2008 at 2210 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 01, 2008 at 0145 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/9423: Due to change in phone number

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