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November 14, 2007

Prototype Heat Shield For Orion Spacecraft Completed

Will Be Used To Test PICA Material For Reentry Duties

The building blocks for NASA's next-generation manned spacecraft continue to come together. Boeing announced this week it has completed a developmental heat shield for NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) designed to protect future astronauts from extreme heat during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere following lunar and low-Earth orbit missions.

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PR TFR: 11.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4141  Issue Date: November 14, 2007 at 1210 UTC  Location: San Juan CERAP, Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY)  Beginning Date and Time: November 16, 2007 at 1200 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 16, 2007 at 2000 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: For Ordnance Disposal  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664 

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AR TFR: 11.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4142 Issue Date: November 14, 2007 at 1229 UTC Location: Little Rock, Arkansas Beginning Date and Time: November 16, 2007 at 1615 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 16, 2007 at 1850 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Are Talks Of A Delta-United Merger Bunk?

Carriers Dispel Report Fueled By Unnamed Source, Hedge Fund

Don't believe everything an unnamed source tells you. That's the message officials at Delta Air Lines and United Airlines had late Wednesday, regarding a report by The Associated Press the two airlines were in talks to join forces.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.14.07

Investigative Reporter Dave Savini, On ICE Arrests At O'Hare

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.14.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.14.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ICE Arrests At O'Hare: 11.14.07 (ANN Special Report, with Investigative Reporter Dave Savini.)

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Merged: XM, Sirius Satellite Radio

Future Of Satellite Weather Still Cloudy

XM Satellite Radio Holdings tells ANN its stockholders have voted to approve a merger with Sirius Satellite Radio almost unanimously. The company says 99.8 percent of the shares voted were cast in favor of the transaction.

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Cirrus Wants Room To Grow, And Build

Looking For Space To Build "the jet"

Cirrus Design wants to have a prototype of its new light jet ready next year, and ready for delivery to customers by 2010. To make it happen, the company says it's been hiring an average of six new team members per month, and could have 200 people on the project a year from now.

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Dassault To Deliver 400th Falcon 900 To Chinese Holding Company

Trijets First Entered Service In 1986

Dassault Falcon announced this week it will soon deliver the 400th Falcon 900 to CITIC, China's largest state owned financial services holding company and will be based in Beijing.

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NASA's DC-8 Airborne Laboratory Returns To Dryden FRC

Joyous Return Dampened By Tragedy

NASA's venerable DC-8 airborne science laboratory returned to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently, after an absence of more than two years.

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Oh My, Dubai! Eclipse Signs 12 Plane Deal With DAE Flight Academy

News Comes As Tail Vendor Sues Company For Failure To Make Payments

On Wednesday, Eclipse Aviation announced a 12-plane deal with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Flight Academy, the first ab initio training customer for the Eclipse 500 -- as closer to home, one of its suppliers filed a lawsuit claiming they haven't been paid for parts supplied for the very-light jet.

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Oh My, Dubai! DAE Flight Academy Goes With Cirrus For Training

Takes Delivery Of Two SR22s At 2007 Dubai Air Show

Cirrus Design Corporation and Dubai Aerospace Enterprises Flight Academy (DAE Flight Academy), a division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise University, entered into a long term agreement this week to provide aircraft for flight training.

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Oh My, Dubai! Dubai Air Wing Orders Two VVIP AW139s

Over 300 AW319s Ordered Around The World

AgustaWestland tells ANN the helicopter maker signed a new contract with the Dubai Air Wing for two AW139 helicopters in VVIP configuration at this week's 2007 Dubai Air Show.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.14.07

Airline ticket prices will go up again for the holidays.
NASA is working on getting the ISS ready for the Columbus module.
But astronauts won't be going on any spacewalks after what was disco

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.14.07

Airline ticket prices will go up again for the holidays.
NASA is working on getting the ISS ready for the Columbus module.
But astronauts won't be going on any spacewalks after what was discover

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ANN Special Feature: Investigative Reporter Dave Savini - 11.14.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dave Savini, an investigative reporter for CBS-2, WBBM-TV in Chicago. Dave's long-running series of reports, called "Fly at Your Own Risk," exposed massive identity frau

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Oh My, Dubai! Boeing, Airbus Add To Order Tallies

Airbus Says 2007 Will Be Its Year

For those of us who expected Boeing to walk away with the 2007 sales crown just a few months ago -- and this editor resembles that remark -- Airbus would like to set the record straight.

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ISS Crew Relocates Shuttle Docking Port

Harmony Move Planned For Wednesday.

One down... one to go. Crew members onboard the International Space Station crew members successfully relocated a shuttle docking port to the newly-delivered Harmony node Monday, clearing the way for Wednesday's planned relocation of Harmony to its permanent berth adjacent to the Destiny laboratory module.

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Costly Spy Satellite Program Deemed A 'Train Wreck'

Billions Spent For No Result, Program Cancelled

A colossal and expensive bungle over spy satellites that cost the US billions, described by one analyst as a "train wreck," would appear to be a record of how not to build intelligence technology group.

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Spacesuit Smell Could Delay Atlantis

Cosmonaut Reports Heat, Smell From Backpack

Where there's smoke... well, NASA isn't sure. A trainee working inside a spacesuit during a pressure-chamber test last week reported smelling smoke inside the suit, and that report could spell trouble for next month's planned launch of the shuttle Atlantis.

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Where There's Smoke, There's An Evacuation

Hot Suitcase Delays US Airways Flight

A US Airways/America West flight was delayed Tuesday morning at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, when baggage crews spotted smoke eminating from a suitcase being loaded into the aircraft's cargo hold.

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Oh My, Dubai! Grob Nets spn Order From ZAS Z-Aviation Services

Two Plane Deal Also Includes Two Options

Aero-News has learned ZAS Z-Aviation Services of Egypt reached an agreement with ExecuJet Middle East to buy two spn light jets from Grob Aerospace. The agreement was signed by Niall Olver, CEO of ExecuJet Aviation Group and Sherif Zarkani, Founder and President of ZAS Z-Aviation Services on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show.

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Virgin Nigeria Orders E-Jets Aplenty

Upsized Regional Jets Will Replace Older Narrowbodies

Embraer has signed the growing Virgin Nigeria airlines for eight Embraer E-170s and two E-190s, all Advanced Range (AR) versions. The deal includes options for another six Embraer 190 and purchase rights for eight Embraer 190 or Embraer 195 jets.

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Raven UAV Puts More Eyes In The Afghan Skies

Predator's "Little Cousin" Able To Stay Aloft For 1.5 Hours

It may look like little more than a glorified R/C park flyer... but the little cousin of the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper is making a big splash at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, as the RQ-11B Raven program takes flight.

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If You Like Lines, DEN Is Your Airport

Has Longest Security Lines Among US Airports

The Transportation Security Administration's handling of security lines are being blamed for transforming Denver International Airport from a place with some of the shortest waits in the nation... to one with some of the longest lines during fiscal year 2007.

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ARINC Steps Up Support Of Aviation In Middle East

Will Accelerate Work On VHF Network In Region

Following major contract wins at three of the largest airport construction projects in the Middle East, ARINC Incorporated this week announced it will accelerate its planned investment in the region by building out an extensive network of VHF air-ground stations over the coming months.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.14.07)

Aero-Linx!

BAGI stands for Balloon Association of Greater Illinois. BAGI is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 to promote hot air ballooning by bringing together balloon pilots and potential crew.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.14.07): Impulse Turbine

Aero-Terms!

A form of turbine that is rotated by air striking bucket-shaped turbine blades. An impulse turbine changes the direction of the air flowing through it.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.14.07)

"The train wreck was predetermined on Day 1."

Source: Thomas Young, a former aerospace executive who led the panel that examined the costly -- and, ultimately, cancelled -- Future Imagery Architecture group, which was tasked to design a spy satellite for the US government.

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LA TFR: 11.16.07 - 11.18.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4111  Issue Date: November 13, 2007 at 2201 UTC  Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana  Beginning Date and Time: November 16, 2007 at 1920 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 18, 2007 at 1925 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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CA TFR: 11.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4062  Issue Date: November 13, 2007 at 1712 UTC  Type: Security 

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