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November 15, 2007

Analysis: Columbia Aircraft - Gone But 'Not Really' Gone

Insurance Claims Will Survive Asset Auction

Analysis and Opinion by Rich Belzer (Former VP Sales, Columbia Aircraft) In a filing by Columbia Aircraft attorneys on October 29 which has been largely unreported, application was made to employ the law firm of Ball Janik on a contingent-fee basis to pursue claims against Affiliated FM Insurance Company (www.affiliatedfm.com). Under this application, Ball Janik would receive one-third of any recoveries received prior to 30 days before the scheduled trial date, 40% after that.

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MD TFR: 11.20.07 - 11.25.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4450  Issue Date: November 15, 2007 at 1830 UTC  Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB)  Beginning Date and Time: November 20, 2007 at 1600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 25, 2007 at 1800 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 11.15.07

Tax Abuse In Maine For Aircraft Owners?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.15.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.15.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Fly To Maine, Write $26,000 Check: 11.15.07 (ANN Special Report, with pilot Stephen Kahn, who received a hefty tax bill from Maine for his SR22, although he lives in Massa

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Garmin Awarded STC For G1000 Installation In King Air C90

First G1000 Retrofit STC For Company

Garmin tells ANN the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted a supplemental type certification (STC) for the G1000 avionics suite in the King Air C90A/GT. This is Garmin's first G1000 retrofit STC... and it paves the way for future G1000 retrofit installations such as the King Air 200 and B200, a G1000 retrofit program Garmin announced in September at the 2007 National Business Aviation Association conference. 

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FAA Details Steps To Be Taken To Combat Holiday Travel Delays

Includes Fines For "Unfair And Deceptive" Practices By Airlines

On Thursday, President George W. Bush will order a series of changes aimed at heading off air traffic congestion for the upcoming US holiday travel season.

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Bosnia Agrees To Donate C-47 To French Museum

Dakota Flew In D-Day Invasion

ANN is pleased to report what appears to be a happy ending for a group of airplane enthusiasts hoping to salvage an historic Douglas C-47 from Bosnia, and display it in a French museum. This week, the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina agreed to give the plane to the D-Day Museum in Merville-Franceville in Normandy.

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Analyst Calls Boeing's Dreamliner Goal 'Near-Herculean'

Has Doubts Planemaker Will Be Able To Build Over 100 Planes By 2010

Financial consultants aren't typically prone to hyperbole... which makes statements by an analyst with Bear Sterns, on Boeing's stated goal to build more than 100 787 Dreamliners in two years, all the more compelling.

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Eclipse To Double Number Of Hires At Albany Facility

Plans To Bring On 50 Workers At Maintenance Center

Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker Eclipse Aviation says it will double the number of workers it originally planned to hire for a maintenance facility at Albany International Airport.

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Defense Bill Brings Good News, Money To DFW-Area Contractors

$15 Billion Allotted For Bell, Lockheed Programs

The $460 billion 2008 Defense Appropriations Bill passed last week by Congress includes almost $15 billion for companies such as Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, and American Eurocopter.

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Oh My, Dubai! Aerion Wins First Order For Supersonic Bizjet

Sheikh Rashid Signs LOI

A high-flying, far-dreaming company has won its first order. Aerion, through its international sales distributor ExecuJet, took an order this week for its supersonic business jet from Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Noaimi, Head of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department. He signed a letter of intent at the 2007 Dubai Air Show.

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Diamond Aircraft Defies Trend In Declining Piston Sales

Posts Year-Over-Year Sales Growth Of 17%; Market Fell 6% In Same Period

Never a company to follow established trends, Diamond Aircraft tells ANN it posted strong year-over-year sales growth of 17%, according to numbers released last week by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

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Oh My, Dubai! Embraer Sells 20 Phenom Jets To Indian Charter

Largest Fleet Deal From India To Date

Embraer and India’s Invision Projects Pvt. Ltd. signed a contract this week for 18 Phenom 100 and two Phenom 300 executive jets. The new order was announced at the 2007 Dubai Air Show, and its total value at list price is $69.4 million.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.15.07

Delta and United deny reports of merger talks.
Controllers in Palm Springs will soon have a much better view of the airport.
And another Connecticut town signs onto a lawsuit against the FAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.15.07

Delta and United deny reports of merger talks.
Controllers in Palm Springs will soon have a much better view of the airport.
And another Connecticut town signs onto a lawsuit against the FAA.

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ANN Special Feature: Stephen Kahn, Maine Tax Abuse - 11.15.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Stephen Kahn, a Cirrus SR22 owner who lives in Massachusetts, bought his plane in Minnesota, but suddenly faces a $26,000 tax bill from the state of Maine because he v

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Analysts: Oil Prices Fueling Dubai Orders... And Could Bust Them, Too

Warn Orders Could Disappear If Oil Prices Stabilize

Flush with cash from ever-increasing profits tied to oil production, it's no wonder airlines based in the Persian Gulf are driving the high order numbers seen at this week's 2007 Dubai Air Show... but planemakers had best not plan on delivering all those planes, according to two industry analysts.

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FAA Investigates Jet Management Company Over Outsourcing

Handles Google Founders' B767

A company that manages aircraft for two major-league sports teams, and the founders of internet search company Google Inc., is under investigation by the FAA over some functions that were outsourced to other vendors.

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TSA's Hawley Says Agency Didn't Mean To Tip Off Screeners

Really? No Foolin'?

Faced with intense grilling before a Congressional committee, on Wednesday agency administrator Kip Hawley said officials with the Transportation Security Administration did not mean to give airport screeners a heads-up to covert tests earlier this year.

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Strike Eagles To Return To Skies Over Iraq, Afghanistan

But Older F-15s Are Still Grounded

The US Air Force announced Wednesday F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets will soon return to service in the Iraq and Afghanistan war theaters, although older F-15s flown by Air National Guard and reserve units stateside will remain grounded in the aftermath of a crash earlier this month.

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FAA To Approve New PSP Tower Site In January

Construction Expected To Begin In 2010

Proponents of a new control tower for Palm Springs International Airport in California received some good news from the FAA Wednesday -- the agency plans to approve a site for the new tower in January.

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Detroit Hockey Team Had A REALLY Bad Tuesday

Loses Game, Then Gets Stuck At CPS

As the John Denver song says, 'some days are diamonds, and some days are stone.' And then there are days that are mud.

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South Dakota Team Explores UAVs To Monitor Road Safety

Cheaper Costs Leading To More Applications Of Technology

Here's a story about just how quickly prices for unmanned aircraft are coming down. A scientist at South Dakota State University has won a federal grant to continue his studies of unmanned helicopters for safety inspections of dirt roads.

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Actor Confronted By Passenger On UAL Flight

Don't Bug Uncle Jesse When He's Sleeping

Television actor John Stamos would probably prefer the world remember him more for his recent work on the medical procedural drama "ER," than the nine years he spent playing Uncle Jesse on the sitcom "Full House"... but there's at least one woman he'd prefer not remember him at all.

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Millennium Concepts Earns Follow-on Order For Kodiak Interiors

Quest Aircraft Sticks With Supplier For Customer Planes

Wichita, KS-based Millennium Concepts, Inc. recently earned an order for follow-on production interiors from Quest Aircraft for its Kodiak turboprop utility airplane.

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Jeppesen To Supply Russian Cargo-Hauler With Digital Information Services

Volga-Dnepr Airlines To Use e-Link Systems

Jeppesen and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the world's largest transporter of oversized and heavyweight air cargo, recently signed a contract for Jeppesen's e-Link services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.15.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA or "Quad-A"), located in Albuquerque, NM is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of hot air ballooning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.15.07): Off Course

Aero-Terms!

A term used to describe a situation where an aircraft has reported a position fix, or is observed on radar to be at a point not on the ATC approved route of flight.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.15.07)

"Knowledgeably tipping off covert testing is wrong... There was no intent to tip off. There was no cheating."

Source: Kip Hawley, head for the Transportation Security Administration, in testimony before a Congressional committee Wednesday on an email sent earlier this year, that many say was intended to tip off airport screeners to random checks conducted by government personnel.

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