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October 11, 2007

Hawker Beechcraft Appoints New Senior VP Of Operations

George Nguyen Comes To Planemaker From Auto Industry

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced Thursday the appointment of George Nguyen as senior vice president, Operations. Nguyen is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations, including all three major plants in Wichita, Salina Operations, Little Rock Completions, Government Business Operations, Performance Excellence (Lean/Six Sigma), Environmental Health and Safety, Supply Chain and Facilities.

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GA TFR: 10.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9840 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 1526 UTC Type: Special

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GA TFR: 10.12.07 - 10.14.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9820 Issue Date: October 11, 2007 at 1435 UTC Location: Peachtree City, Georgia near ATLANTA VORTAC (ATL) Beginning Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 14, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations for the Great Georgia Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (A80) TRACON, 678-364-6103

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FL TFR: 10.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9767 Issue Date: October 10, 2007 at 2020 UTC Location: St Petersburg, Florida Beginning Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1325 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1640 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 10.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9759  Issue Date: October 10, 2007 at 1949 UTC  Location: St Petersburg, Florida  Beginning Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1325 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 12, 2007 at 1640 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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RotaMax Engine May Be Offered On Vampire LSA

Companies Sign Tentative OEM Agreement

Sadler Aircraft Company recently told potential customers a tentative OEM arrangement has been reached with RotaMax Engines to provide an optional 130-hp, Wankel-type twin-rotor powerplant for its upcoming Vampire light sport aircraft.

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Reports: Egyptian MD-82 Makes Belly Landing In Istanbul

Small Fire Quickly Put Out, No Reported Casualties

An Egyptian airliner made a tense emergency landing in Istanbul Thursday, after a problem was discovered with the MD-82's landing gear.

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QinetiQ Runway Debris Detection System Deployed At TF Green Airport

Tarsier To Be Evaluated For FAA

Rhode Island's TF Green Airport (KPVD) is the first commercial airport in the United States to install and operate the latest Tarsier Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection technology. The Tarsier system was developed by international defense and security company QinetiQ, and is now being tested and evaluated at TF Green Airport on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by the University of Illinois Center of Excellence in Airport Technology (CEAT,) under the direction of Professor Edwin Herricks.

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Ouch! Branson's Big Jump Goes, Ah, Not Quite As Planned

Split Trousers, Building 'Bump' End Rappelling Stunt

It didn't end well. Sir Richard Branson's leap off the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas -- part of a marketing stunt to promote the launch of service on Virgin America to the city -- ended Wednesday night with his trousers split, and a grimace on his face most guys can probably relate to.

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NASA To Examine Signs Of Degradation On Discovery RCC Tiles

Safety Team Recommends Replacement; Launch Could Be Delayed

NASA will examine a handful of reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC) heating tiles on the wings of the space shuttle Discovery, now at the launch pad in anticipation of an October 23 launch, to determine if the tiles should be replaced.

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Israel Looks Closely At Measures To Guard Airliners

Authorizes Development Of Anti-Missile Systems

Israel is in a unique situation with its aviation industry. Iran is one of several neighboring countries in the middle east with a publicly-expressed, official government policy calling for the eradication of Israel.

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NTSB Assigns Investigator To WA Caravan Accident

Looking Into Possibility Of Icing

Sunday's accident involving a Cessna Caravan 208B which claimed 10 lives in Washington state will get the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board's senior investigator.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.11.07

Angel Flight South Central's Butch Smith

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.11.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.11.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- AFSC's Separation From Air Charity Network: 10.11.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Butch Smith, of Grace Flight of America.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.11.07

Boeing gives itself another six months' breathing room.
Texas businessman Ron Henriksen will develop another GA airport.
And the Expedition 16 astronauts are on their way to the ISS.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.11.07

Boeing gives itself another six months' breathing room.
Texas businessman Ron Henriksen will develop another GA airport.
And the Expedition 16 astronauts are on their way to the ISS.

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ANN Special Feature: Butch Smith, Grace Flight of America - 10.11.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Butch Smith about Grace Flight of America, Angel Flight South Central, Air Charity Network, how they've been related, and how that relationship is changing to benefit pa

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APA President Fires Off At American Airlines CEO In Letter

"We'll See You In Court, In The Newspapers, And On The Picket Line"

Well, if you can't say anything nice... then write a letter. Lloyd Hill -- president of the Allied Pilots Association, the union representing pilots at American Airlines -- ripped into CEO Gerard Arpey in a blistering missive sent last month, and recently obtained by the Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram.

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Building Damaged In 2006 Manhattan CFIT Accident Nearly Repaired

Thursday Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Cory Lidle Crash

It was a high-profile accident, that sent ripple effects throughout New York, the nation, and the general aviation community. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the fatal building collision that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, and flight instructor Tyler Stanger.

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NTSB Issues Prelim On I-95 Beech 18 Accident

Right Fuel Selector Found Between Tanks

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report into a September 21 accident involving a Beechcraft 18 cargo plane in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On Colorado's I-70

Shuts Down Traffic, But Saves Himself And Airplane

It's not often enough we get to report on an emergency landing that turns out like this. You might say any landing you walk away from is a passable one... but that doesn't give proper credit to the efforts of a pilot who made an off-airport emergency landing in the Colorado Rockies Wednesday.

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Mitsubishi Opts To Test Regional Jet Market

Industrial Program To Launch Next Spring

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has thrown its hat in the jet manufacturing ring, by marketing a new family of 70-90 passenger regional jets.

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Sky Harbor To Start Using 'Millimeter-Wave' Screening Thursday

Similar To Backscatter Scans, But Quicker

TSA screeners at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will begin testing a new type of screening machine Thursday.

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Report: JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines Fined For Not Giving On-Time Figures

DOT Says Reservation Agents Couldn't Provide Information

The US Department of Transportation fined JetBlue Airways and Hawaiian Airlines earlier this month, after both airlines failed to disclose on-time performance figures on a number of flights.

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UAL A320 Suffers 'Substantial' Damage In Off-Runway Excursion

Two Passengers Taken To Hospital Following Hard Landing At ORD

A United Airlines Airbus A320 with 127 people onboard went off the runway following a hard landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Tuesday night, resulting in two dented engine nacelles and at least two passenger injuries.

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Upgraded: Greg Sterling Named Executive VP At AOPA

Responsible For Non-Dues Revenue, AOPA Expo

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN the pilot advocacy group has named Greg Sterling its executive vice president of Non-Dues Revenue.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.11.07): Terminal Velocity

Aero-Terms!

The maximum speed a freely falling object can reach when falling through the air. At the terminal velocity, the wind resistance trying to slow the object down exactly balances the forces of acceleration trying to speed the object up.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.11.07)

"Enjoy your blood money and your union-busting meeting. We'll see you in court, in the newspapers, and on the picket line."

Source: From a letter to American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey, from Lloyd Hill, president of the Allied Pilots Association.

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