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May 22, 2007

CT TFR: 05.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2013  Issue Date: May 21, 2007 at 1955 UTC  Location: New London, Connecticut  Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2007 at 1405 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 23, 2007 at 2010 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/1960: Due to change in times 

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2098 Issue Date: May 22, 2007 at 1616 UTC Type: Hazards

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AirTran, Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement

Airline, Union Keep Details To Themselves

It's a deal -- maybe. Approximately 1,500 Pilots at low-cost carrier AirTran Airways may soon have a new contract, if they approve the tentative agreement reached Monday between negotiators with the airline and the National Pilots Association.

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FAA Issues NPRM On Parachute Packing Intervals

Proposes Change To 180-Day Repacking Timeframe

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), regarding proposed changes to the packing interval for certain types of parachutes.

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Kirtland AFB Bids A Fond Adieu To Pave Low Helos

Real Men Wear Red Scarves

To the men who fly the aging MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, watching the last of their decommissioned fleet leave New Mexico airspace Tuesday will be tough. But the Pave Low has taught this group a thing or two about being tough -- tough enough to make red scarves part of their uniform.

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Dassault Launches Latest Falcon Family Addition At EBACE

Winglet-Equipped Falcon 2000LX Features 4,000nm Range

This week, at the 7th Annual EBACE Convention in Geneva, Switzerland, Dassault announced a new addition to the Falcon family of business jets -- the Falcon 2000LX.

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Brazilian Charges Against American Pilots In Last Year's Gol Midair

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.22.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.22.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Brazilian Charges In Last Year's Gol Midair: 05.22.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Gideon Ewers of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations.)

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Groups Fear Passenger Bill Of Rights Doesn't Go Far Enough

Proposed Legislation Doesn't Help Those Stranded On Runways

Consumer groups remain skeptical of the current language in the airline passenger's bill of rights that is making its way through the Senate. They fear it may not be tough enough to help passengers stranded on the runways.

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Mars Rover Uncovers Evidence Of Past Water Presence

Spirit, Opportunity Rovers Completed Original Missions In 2004

A patch of Martian soil analyzed by NASA's rover Spirit is so rich in silica it may provide some of the strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was much wetter than it is now. The processes that could have produced such a concentrated deposit of silica require the presence of water.

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Winner Of Team America Rocketry Challenge Announced

Newark, CA High School Team Beats 99 Other Teams

The Aerospace Industries Association tells ANN a team from Memorial High School in Newark, CA won the Team America Rocketry Challenge Saturday, beating out 99 other squads with a near-perfect score.

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NetJets Orders 32 More Hawker 4000s

Jets Will Be Used In European Fleet

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and NetJets Europe have reached an agreement for the purchase of 32 Hawker 4000 aircraft for NetJets’ global fractional fleet in Europe. The Hawker 4000 will be NetJets Europe’s entry-level stand-up cabin aircraft with a flight attendant for Europe.

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Modified NTSB Report On CDF OV-10A Accident Released

Accused Arsonist Faces Murder Charges

A National Transportation Safety Board factual report released last week on a September 6, 2006 accident involving a California Department of Forestry OV-10A in the mountains above Springville, CA doesn't list a specific cause yet, but it does provide some additional facts.

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Aussie Pilot Injured In BD-5 Accident

Aircraft Suffers Apparent Engine Failure On Takeoff

A Perth, Australia pilot was injured this weekend, when his homebuilt Bede Aircraft BD-5 went down seconds after takeoff Sunday.

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JetFly Orders Six More Pilatus PC-12s

Order Announced At EBACE 2007

Aero-News has learned that last month, European fractional aircraft ownership program JetFly and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd signed an agreement for JetFly to purchase six PC-12s, to be delivered through 2009.

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Dumbacher Named Head Of Engineering Directorate At NASA's MSFC

Former Deputy Manager Of The Exploration Launch Projects Office

Aero-News learned this week Dan Dumbacher has been named head of the Engineering Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. He replaces Michael Rudolphi, who retired in March.

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Embraer Pitches Its Super Tucano Trainer To Turkish Air Force

Will Spotlight Plane At IDEF

Hoping to cash in on a potentially lucrative contract to replace the Turkish Air Force's aging Cessna T-37 "Tweety Bird" trainers, Embraer will place special emphasis on its Super Tucano turboprop trainer aircraft during this week's International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF), in Ankara, Turkey.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.22.07

The Cessna Mustang gets its European certificate.
Hawker-Beechcraft unveils the King Air B200GT.
And Argentina fights criticism of its air traffic system.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.22.07

The Cessna Mustang gets its European certificate.
Hawker-Beechcraft unveils the King Air B200GT.
And Argentina fights criticism of its air traffic system.

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ANN Special Feature: Gideon Ewers, IFALPA - 05.22.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Gideon Ewers of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations about the implications of  Brazilian charges against US pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Pa

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Alaskan Village Braces For Potential Impact Of User Fees

Reauthorization Called A 'Death Blow' For Small Communities

For many residents of Alaska, there is nothing "recreational" about small aircraft -- those planes represent the very lifeblood of many communities, which rely on regular air runs to bring in needed supplies. So, it is not surprising the mayor of one of those villages is passionately opposed to the fees proposed by the FAA Reauthorization Plan, and Senate Bill 1300.

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AOPA's Boyer To Debate ATA's May In Aero-Club Debate

In This Corner...

In a discussion sure to be more lively than we've seen out of the presidential debates so far, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association president Phil Boyer is scheduled to square off Tuesday in a debate with the airlines' chief lobbyist, Air Transport Association CEO James May.

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California Firefighters Consider Night Helicopter Water Drops

Considered More Effective... But 1977 Collision Makes Decision Difficult

There are times in California's Los Angeles County when helicopter pilots are called upon to battle wildfires at night... and at least two agencies are now considering bringing night water drops to the Inland area.

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Machinists From Boeing-St Louis Accept Final Contract Offer

Boeing Leaves Classification Proposal On Table

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 representing machinists employed by Boeing-St. Louis announced it accepted the planemaker's final offer Sunday... but just barely.

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Woomera Test Facility To Be Designated Historic Site

AIAA Will Dedicate Site Tuesday

Aero-News learned Monday the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will designate Australia's Woomera Test Facility as a Historic Aerospace Site.

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Erik Lindbergh Dedicates NASA's SOFIA In Honor Of Grandfather

Modified Pan Am 747 Carries Its Original Name -- "Clipper Lindbergh"

NASA dedicated a unique astronomy aircraft Monday to pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh on the 80th anniversary of his historic transatlantic flight. Erik Lindbergh, the pilot's grandson, joined NASA for the event May 21, in Waco, TX.

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Boeing Begins Assembly Of First Dreamliner

Imagine A REALLY Big Model Kit...

Final assembly of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner began Monday, with a ceremony in Everett, WA.

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Sino Swearingen Earns FAA Approval For Pilot Training Program

Classes Conducted At San Antonio, TX Facility

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation announced Monday it has received FAA approval for its 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot School Certificate.

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CRJ Main Gear Collapses Following Landing At Toronto

Passengers, Crew Examined By Medical Personnel As A Precaution

Here's another reason why you should listen to the flight attendant, and keep your seatbelt securely fastened while the plane is moving. No one was injured, but everyone was startled Sunday when the landing gear of an Air Canada Jazz regional jet collapsed shortly after the CRJ-100 touched down at Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

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Rockwell Collins HGS-6000 Selected By Gulfstream

Provides Flight Info In Pilot's Line Of Sight

Beginning in 2009, Rockwell Collins' new HGS-6000 Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) series will be featured on new aircraft delivered by Gulfstream Aerospace. The HGS-6000 will be standard equipment on Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft, and optional equipment on the G150, G200, G350 and G500 aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.07): Derate

Aero-Terms!

To lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus. Term is most often used in aviation to refer to reducing the power and/or thrust rating of powerplants.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.22.07)

"When everything you have and everything you need is dependent on airplanes and the aviation industry, this will kill us."

Source: Dan Kleas, mayor of Bettles, AK -- a community of less that 50 residents above the Arctic Circle. The tiny village relies almost exclusively on general aviation aircraft as its connection to the outside world... and Kleas says new fees and taxes on general aviation aircraft proposed by the FAA would have a severely detrimental impact on his community's economy, and possibly survival.

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MO TFR: 05.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1950  Issue Date: May 21, 2007 at 1326 UTC  Location: Sedalia, Missouri near COLUMBIA VOR/DME (COU)  Beginning Date and Time: May 24, 2007 at 1600 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 24, 2007 at 1630 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: A Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Columbia (COU) Air Traffic Control Tower, 573-442-1051

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MO TFR: 05.25.07 - 05.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1951 Issue Date: May 21, 2007 at 1329 UTC Location: Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, Missouri near COLUMBIA VOR/DME (COU) Beginning Date and Time: May 25, 2007 at 1515 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 27, 2007 at 2030 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Salute to Veterans Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbia (COU) Air Traffic Control Tower, 573-442-1051

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