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December 07, 2007

FL Shuttle Launch TFR: 12.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6716 Issue Date: December 07, 2007 at 1631 UTC Location: Miami Center, Kennedy Space Center, Florida Beginning Date and Time: December 08, 2007 at 1728 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 08, 2007 at 2202 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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FL Shuttle Launch TFR: 12.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6734 Issue Date: December 07, 2007 at 1837 UTC Location: Miami Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida Beginning Date and Time: December 08, 2007 at 1328 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 08, 2007 at 2132 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/6647: Due to change date and times Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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Spacecraft Reveals New Insights About Solar Wind Origins

Hinode Satellite Sheds New Light On Alfven Waves

Images from NASA-funded telescopes aboard a Japanese satellite have shed new light about the sun's magnetic field and the origins of solar wind, which disrupts power grids, satellites and communications on Earth.

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GAMA Applauds Ehlers-Tiahrt Legislation For GA Parts Makers

Would Provide Liability Protections

On Friday, Congressman Vern Ehlers (R-MI) announced he and Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) would introduce legislation to provide general aviation (GA) airplane parts manufacturers with common sense protections against frivolous lawsuits, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 12.07.07

Odyssey Moon's Dr. Robert Richards

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.07.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.07.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Shooting For The Moon -- 12.07.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Dr. Robert Richards, founder of Odyssey Moon.)

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JetBlue To Launch Free Inflight Wireless Internet Access

Other Carriers Plan Expanded Service... But You'll Have To Pay

Passengers on low-cost airline JetBlue will soon be able to check email and surf the web while flying across the country. American Airlines and Virgin America plan to offer their own services within the year, reports The New York Times... and more carriers will likely add inflight web access over the next few years.

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Pilot Union Protests Planned Sale Of American Eagle

Says It's A Bad Idea, But Falls Short Of Blunt Opposition

American Airlines' planned divestiture of regional carrier American Eagle is a bad idea for all concerned, especially for employees and passengers, according to officials with the Air Line Pilots Association.

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Frontier Posts Quarterly Loss, Mulls Fleet Changes

May Delay Airbus Order Due To Rising Fuel Prices

Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it now expects to post a loss of as much of 68 cents per share this quarter, due mainly to unforeseen increases in the price of fuel.

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US Airways CEO Predicts Delta Will Lead Merger Mania

But Probably Not With His Airline

If the domestic airline industry moves towards consolidation, Delta Air Lines will lead the charge. That's the opinion of US Airways CEO Doug Parker, even though his own hostile takeover bid for Delta failed this past spring.

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Peeing Passenger Parts Plane, Pax Peeved

Flight Delayed While Cabin Is Cleaned

It's been said younger people sometimes have difficulty with expressing themselves... leading them to experiment with body art, or maybe blogging... or, urinating in the passenger cabin of a commercial airliner.

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DayJet To Add 28 New Destinations

Expands “Per-Seat, On-Demand” Service

Aero-News has learned DayJet Corporation will announce Monday the expansion of its “Per-Seat, On-Demand” service network to 28 new destinations across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.07.07

Could aerospace sales grow even more in 2008?
Trent Lott loses his anti-GA pulpit in the US Senate.
And NASA says Atlantis is scrubbed until at least Saturday.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.07.07

Could aerospace sales grow even more in 2008?
Trent Lott loses his anti-GA pulpit in the US Senate.
And NASA says Atlantis is scrubbed until at least Saturday.

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ANN Special Feature: Bob Richards, Odyssey Moon - 12.07.07

Odyssey Moon Thursday became the first team to complete registration for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. ANN's Paul Plack talks with founder Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards about the group's plans

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GAO Says FAA's Runway Safety Efforts Still Holding Short

Incursions Up 12 Percent In FY2007

We knew it was bad... but thanks to a study conducted by the Government Accountability Office, we now know just how bad the ongoing runway incursion problem is.

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US Aerospace Industry Sales Growth Expected To Slow In '08

Sales Still Forecast To Be $210.6 Billion

US aerospace companies may expect sales to climb six percent in 2008, according to the Aerospace Industries Association... a slower growth rate than in 2007, when sales climbed nearly nine percent over the previous year.

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Southwest CEO Sees Higher Fares, Mergers In Industry

LCC Will Likely Follow Just One Of Those Routes

Saying the domestic airline industry hasn't yet realized the surge in fuel prices isn't just a short-term spike, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly forecasts higher fares ahead... and mergers among the airline's legacy rivals.

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Boeing, Northrop Grumman Go After USAF Logistics Bid

Want To Maintain Old Tanker, Supply New One

The two bidders in the hotly-contested battle for the KC-X contract to replace the US Air Force's aging KC-135 tanker fleet, also want a piece of maintaining the service's newer KC-10 aircraft.

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Air France-KLM Says It Will Bid For Alitalia

Poses Serious Challenge To Rival Bidder Air One

Is there a ray of hope for Italy's struggling national carrier? On Thursday, Air France-KLM announced it will make an offer for Alitalia SpA.

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Klyde Morris (12.07.07)

Looks Like Klyde's Christmas Won't Be So Merry...

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EAA Calls Proposed Border Law For GA 'Unworkable'

Since When Has That Stopped Bureaucracy?

While acknowledging the necessity for the US government to secure its international borders, the Experimental Aircraft Association strongly disagrees with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plan to accomplish it with regards to general aviation.

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CAPBOR Aims To Keep Pressure On Airlines Over Holidays

Unveils Traveler, Employee Tip Numbers; Video Contest

Stating her organization advocates "putting the integrity, dignity and wellbeing back in air travel," this week Kate Hanni, founder of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights, introduced a plan "to expose the truth about airline practices and bring justice to the flying public."

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Adam Aircraft Earns TIA For A700 Type Certification

Planemaker Says VLJ Program Remains On Track

Adam Aircraft's quest to certify its latest aircraft received a shot in the arm this week. The planemaker received Type Inspection Authorization for the A700 program from the FAA... authorizing agency representatives to begin flight tests on the A700 for certification credit.

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Greg Romano Joins AOPA As VP Of Public Relations

Comes To Organization From NOAA

Aero-News learned this week Greg Romano recently joined the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as its Vice President, Public Relations, bringing more than 20 years of public relations experience -- most recently at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) –- and a strong aviation background to the position.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.07.07): Pan-Pan

Aero-Terms!

The international radio-telephony urgency signal. When repeated three times, pan-pan indicates uncertainty or alert, followed by the nature of the urgency.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.07.07)

“Air traffic controller fatigue continues to be a human factors issue affecting runway safety ... We found that as of May 2007, at least 20 percent of the controllers at 25 air traffic control facilities, including towers at several of the country’s busiest airports, were regularly working six-day weeks.”

Source: From a report on runway incursions released this week by the Government Accountability Office. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association -- locked in a bitter fight with FAA management over a new contract -- applauded the GAO's recognition of fatigue as a potential factor in the rise of such incidents.

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