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June 22, 2007

News From Paris: Rolls-Royce Rolls In New Business

Contracts Worth Total Of $15.1 Billion

It's good to be Rolls-Royce right now. The company confirmed Friday it secured business worth a total of $15.1 billion at the Paris Air Show.

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CA TFR: 06.22.07 - 06.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5556 Issue Date: June 22, 2007 at 1418 UTC Location: Ramona, California near JULIAN VORTAC (JLI) Beginning Date and Time: June 22, 2007 at 2330 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 24, 2007 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Southern California (SCT) TRACON, 858-537-5900

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News From Paris: Bell Helicopter Signs Russian Sales Representatives

Jet Transfer Also Responsible For Cessna Single Piston Line

Bell Helicopter announced this week at the Paris Air Show that Jet Transfer is the company's new sales representative in Russia.

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5510 Issue Date: June 22, 2007 at 0709 UTC Type: Hazards

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5507 Issue Date: June 22, 2007 at 0236 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, Crandell, Wyoming near CODY VOR/DME (COD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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FL TFR: 06.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5482 Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 2051 UTC Type: Special

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CA TFR: 06.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5476 Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 2042 UTC Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 22, 2007 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 22, 2007 at 2045 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California Tracon (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5481 Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 2033 UTC Location: Anchorage Center, Talkeetna, Alaska near TALKEETNA VOR/DME (TKA) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5477 Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 2028 UTC Location: Anchorage, Homer, Alaska near HOMER VOR/DME (HOM) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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FL TFR: 06.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5472 Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 2019 UTC Type: Special

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5471  Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 2005 UTC  Location: Miami Center, Kennedy Space Center, Florida  Beginning Date and Time: June 22, 2007 at 1446 UTC  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  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 TFR: 06.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5460  Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 1903 UTC  Type: Special 

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FL TFR: 06.22.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5446  Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 1742 UTC  Type: Special 

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NATCA Says Conditions In Atlanta TRACON Sliding From Bad To Worse

Says FAA Paid Record O/T To Cover Staffing Shortages

The National Air Traffic Controller's Association tells ANN the FAA was forced to spend roughly $865,000 in overtime at the Atlanta Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility, from October 2006 to March 2007, due to a continuing shortage of qualified personnel to staff the facility.

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News From Paris: Airbus Collects 728 Orders And Commitments At Show

"Airbus Is Very Much Back In The Market"

Ah, Paris. That familiar phrase should be echoing throughout the halls at the Toulouse headquarters of Airbus for some time to come, after the European planemaker -- better known recently for its strife, than its success -- leaves the 2007 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget with 425 firm orders throughout its product line, and another 303 purchase commitments.

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Touchdown! Atlantis Lands Flawlessly At Edwards AFB

Back On Earth, Still A Bit Far From Home

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.22.07 1549 EDT: Touchdown! Moments ago, the space shuttle Atlantis came to a stop on runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base, bringing to close a successful 13 day, 20 hour, and roughly 11-minute flight... with the textbook definition of a perfect landing.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.22.07

Lockwood Aircraft's Phil Lockwood

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.22.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.22.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Lockwood Aircraft -- 06.22.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Air-Cam designer Phil Lockwood.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.22.07

Air taxi providers form an industry association.
Weather forces Atlantis to do a few more go-arounds.
And Barrington Irving is back in US airspace.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.22.07

Air taxi providers form an industry association.
Weather forces Atlantis to do a few more go-arounds.
And Barrington Irving is back in US airspace.

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ANN Special Feature: Phil Lockwood, Lockwood Aircraft - 06.22.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Phil Lockwood of Lockwood Aviation Supply, whose new company, Lockwood Aircraft, is now producing the Air-Cam, a unique plane he originally designed.

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Aviation Consumer Groups Decry Misleading Statistics On Flight Delays

Groups Call For Congressional Investigation

Representatives with the Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights tell ANN an unusual public meeting was held Thursday, called by the DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and attended by over 150 airline representatives, on how to fix inaccurate and incomplete data reporting of flight delays and strandings.

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World's Largest Vacuum Chamber To Test Orion

Only Facility In US Able To Test Fully Assembled Spacecraft

Before NASA's new manned spacecraft, Orion, carries the next generation of explorers into space, it first will make a shorter journey to the world's largest vacuum chamber. In this massive, cathedral-like structure, it will go through a variety of rigorous challenges.

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Ten Face Disciplinary Action Over 2005 Aussie Sea King Accident

Helo Was On Humanitarian Mission Following Earthquake

The Chief of the Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Russ Shalders released the Board of Inquiry (BOI) report Friday into the April 2005 loss of a Navy Sea King helicopter that went down on the island of Nias, Indonesia while providing humanitarian aid following an earthquake.

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Oregon Pilot Sues FBI For 2006 Ramp Collision

Stationair Vs. Lamborghini... Nobody Won

In May of 2006, Marlowe Treit was driving his prized car, a pristine 1985 Lamborghini Countach, on a taxiway near a hangar at the Aurora State Airport (UAO.)

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FAA Raises Safety Rating for Guatemala

Country Complies With ICAO Standards

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Guatemala's aviation industry now complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), following a reassessment of the country's civil aviation authority on April 16, 2007.

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News From Paris: Sikorsky Outlines Its Plan For Europe

Says Expansion Key To Continued Growth

At the 2007 Paris Air Show this week, officials with Sikorsky Aircraft provided a glimpse of a new strategic vision for the company... which focuses heavily on plans to incorporate European regions into its business approach.

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Airlines Protesting Landing Fee Increase At Wellington Airport

Group Calls For Official Inquiry

When Wellington International Airport in Wellington, New Zealand, announced it was increasing its landing charges, its airlines immediately cried foul.

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Continental Issues Apology For Stinky Flight

Carrier Says "Poor Conditions" Caused By Flushed Gloves

After a trip that was an assault to the senses, Continental Airlines Inc. is now apologizing to passengers for "poor conditions" during their transatlantic flight from Amsterdam to Newark, NJ.

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AR TFR: 06.29.07 - 07.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5331 Issue Date: June 21, 2007 at 1115 UTC Location: Strother Field Airport, Winfield/Arkansas City, Kansas near PIONEER VORTAC (PER) Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 01, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Strother Field Anniversary Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kansas City (ZKC) Center, 913-254-8500

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-02 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-2, DC-8-62F, DC-8-63, DC-8-63F, DC-8-72, DC-8-72F, and DC-8-73F airplanes components (the sump heater, scavenge valve, and scavenge pump) of the center wing fuel tank.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes.

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United Airlines Blames Computer Snafu On Employee Error

Close To 300 Domestic Flights Affected

United Airlines states human error was behind a computer outage that brought operations to a halt at the carrier for two hours Wednesday, grounding approximately 300 flights and causing ripple effects that continued into Thursday.

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AOPA Says Homeland Security Appropriations Act Passes Muster

Bill Contains Several Provisions Important To GA Pilots

The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2638 -- the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, that makes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008 -- last week by a vote of 268 to 150.

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Klyde Morris (06.22.07)

Klyde Recalls His Earlier Days As A Charter Pilot...

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News From Paris: Predator UAVs Hit 300,000 Flight Hours

Over 80 Percent Of Time Spent In Combat

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced this week its Predator UAS series has passed the milestone of 300,000 flight hours, with over 80-percent of that time spent in combat.

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News From Paris: Hawker Beechcraft Appoints Dubai-Based Distributor

Empire Aviation Group Will Serve As International Representative For GCC

Aero-News has learned Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) appointed Empire Aviation Group (EAG), a new aircraft sales and general aviation company based in Dubai, as their international sales representative for select countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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TV News Helo Down In Oklahoma

Rotor Strikes Vehicle During Promotional Filming

An Oklahoma television news helicopter went down Wednesday at the Sand Springs-Pogue Airport, while shooting a promotional video.

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Farmer Burned After Firefighting Helo Makes Off With Fish

Turkish Man Says Fish Scooped Up With Water, Dropped On Fire

The owner of a fish farming pond in a village in Turkey is hopping mad and demanding compensation after a firefighting helicopter filled its tanks from his pond, and took several thousand fish along with the water.

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Evergreen Aviation Museum Awards Two Private Pilot Scholarships

Funds Will Apply To Flight Training

Two Oregon students were recently awarded The Captain Michael King Smith Educational Institute private pilot scholarship by the Evergreen Aviation Museum, and are one step closer to their dream to fly.

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Report: German GA Plane Intercepted By French Fighter

Pilot Arrested After Landing

A German single-engine aircraft was intercepted Thursday in restricted Parisian airspace by a French Mirage 2000 fighter jet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.22.07): Gusset

Aero-Terms!

A small plate attached to two or more members of a truss structure, used to strengthen the truss. Very common on wooden fuselage airplanes. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.22.07)

"You did excellent work in overcoming a tough problem and doing your very best for our customers throughout the day."

Source: United Airlines CEO Glenn Tilton, in a message to employees Thursday praising them for their efforts during a two-hour grounding of the airline's domestic operations Wednesday morning. Another airline executive pinned the blame for the glitch on an error by an employee during a routine test of the airline's Unimatic dispatching system. Many United workers have openly criticized Tilton and other executives, for accepting lucrative bonuses in the wake of the airline's time in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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