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September 27, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.28.07

NTSB rules in the Scott Crossfield accident.
NASA launches the oft-delayed Dawn space probe.
And there's good news and bad news for Airbus.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.28.07

NTSB rules in the Scott Crossfield accident.
NASA launches the oft-delayed Dawn space probe.
And there's good news and bad news for Airbus.

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ANN Special Feature: Sec. Mary Peters, Gov. Sonny Perdue, NBAA - 09.28.07

Today, we'll hear US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, from the opening of this week's NBAA convention in Atlanta.

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Second Phenom 100 Takes Flight

Embraer VLJ Sees Light Under Its Gear

Embraer performed the maiden flight of its second Phenom 100 jet, registration PP-XOM, Wednesday. Captain Marcio Brisolla Jordão, Captain Antonio Bragança Silva, and flight engineer Carlos Roberto Silveira Filho.

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DOT IG Says Airlines, Airports ARE Responsible For Delays

Says Plans To Address Long-Term Strandings Inadequate

Airline travelers outraged over spending long periods stranded on planes have an ally in the US Department of Transportation's Inspector General.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.27.07

More From XOJET's Paul Touw And Nick Solinger

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.27.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.27.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: XOJET, Part II -- 09.27.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CEO Paul Touw and Chief Strategist Nick Solinger on XOJET's big Challenger 300 order.)

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NBAA 2007: WSI's InFlight Part Of L-3 Communications' SmartDeck

Brings Graphic Data-Link Weather To Integrated Avionics For GA

WSI Corporation announced this week its WSI InFlight broadcast cockpit weather service was selected by L-3 Communications Avionics Systems to depict North American weather information on the new SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System.

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Synergy Aerospace Signs Contract For 12 AgustaWestland Helos

Adds To 18 Helicopters On Order

AgustaWestland told ANN Thursday that Synergy Aerospace has signed a contract for 12 more helicopters including AW109 Power, Grand and AW139 models. This latest contract is part of the framework of the multi-year contract and distribution agreement signed in July 2006 which agreed the acquisition of 56 helicopters.

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Phew! NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Sent Spaceward

Probe On Its Way To Rendezvous With Asteroids

The following goes out to everyone at NASA, involved in any way with the oft-delayed, trouble-prone Dawn spacecraft... high five!

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Trailing-Tether Test Hits Snag

Imagine A Space-Kite...

A test of a novel technique for atmospheric re-entry from space ran into a snag Tuesday. Literally.

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NTSB Issues Final Report On Crossfield Accident

NTSB: Controller "should have recognized that the adverse weather represented an immediate safety hazard"

The NTSB has released the final report on the tragic accident that killed famed Aviator Scott Crossfield.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.27.07

Epic Aircraft gets 200-million dollars and a big-name consultant.
Embraer shows prospective customers its new executive jets at NBAA.
And Piaggio Aero celebrates one of its biggest sales ever.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.27.07

Epic Aircraft gets 200-million dollars and a big-name consultant.
Embraer shows prospective customers its new executive jets at NBAA.
And Piaggio Aero celebrates one of its biggest sales ever

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ANN Special Feature: Part II - Paul Touw, Nick Solinger, XOJET - 09.27.07

Today, CEO Paul Touw and Chief Strategist Nick Solinger from XOJET return to talk with ANN's Paul Plack about their $1.9 billion order for up to 80 Bombardier Challenger 300 jets, announced immedia

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AD: Viking Air Limited

AD NUMBER:  2007-20-02 MANUFACTURER: Viking Air Limited SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-20-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited Model DHC-7 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER:  2007-20-03 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT:  Airworthiness Directive 2007-20-03 SUMMARY:  We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-20-01 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-20-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SP series airplanes.

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NBAA 2007: Business Aviation Show Keeps Rolling Along

Charter Sales, Airport Development... Maybe Even An SSBJ

Day two of the 60th Annual National Business Aviation Association Convention settled into a steady state with fewer press announcements, but no lack of news. Thanks to continued buying by the on-demand market, some diverse developments in airport development and a trickle of aircraft development news, the business-aviation news at the convention retained its sense of an evolutionary trend.

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Hairline Fracture Found In Fuselage Of China Airlines 737

Cause Yet To Be Determined

This one made us shudder... and it has nothing to do with snakes on a plane. A China Airlines maintenance crew reportedly discovered a 28-inch crack in the fuselage of a Boeing 737-800 last week.

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ANN Thanks NBAA Expo 2007 Special Coverage Sponsors: Cirrus Design!

ANN Thanks One Of Our Favorite NBAA 2007 Special Coverage Sponsors: Cirrus Design (Display Areas #5001, Static Display) It is tremendously difficult to raise the bar each year in regards to our special events coverage, but thanks to sponsors like Cirrus Design, we get the chance to try. 

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American Airlines Wants Its Pilots To Fly More

Hourly Pay Would Stay The Same

It's a cause-and-effect relationship as old as time itself: if you want to earn more money... you'll have to work more. Executives at the world's largest airline have taken that attitude to heart.

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Cardiff Airport Director Horne Turns In Resignation

Leaves UK Airport After Six Years

United Kingdom-based airport Operator TBI-Abertis Airports announced Wednesday the resignation of Jon Horne as Managing Director of Cardiff International Airport. Horne has been MD at Cardiff since November 2001.

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Australian Regional Carrier Gives Another $1 Million For Drought Relief

Rex Lends A Hand To Affected Communities

Regional Express (Rex), Australia’s largest independent regional airline, tells ANN it will provide more drought aid for affected-communities as low rainfall in several parts of Australia continues one of Australia’s worst droughts.

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ANN Names NBAA 2007 Major Sponsor: Diamond Aircraft

Visit Diamond Aircraft At NBAA Display #4039! ANN is proud to have friends like Diamond Aircraft to help us bring you coverage of the 2007 NBAA Convention. Each Diamond Aircraft is a testimony to efficiency in design. Not a line is wasted; not a curve is out of place. From the elegant DA20, and its roots in gliders... to the larger DA40 four-place birds... to the ALL-NEW DA50... and the gorgeous, Thielert diesel-powered DA42, these planes live up to their 'Diamond' moniker.

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NBAA 2007: Airbus Reaches Milestone In ACJ Program

Delivers 100th A320 Family-Based Bizjet

The Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Family has reached the milestone of 100 sales, worth $5.5 billion based on list prices, 10 years after program launch in 1997.

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Lindbergh Foundation Adds Three New Members To Board

NBAA's Bolen Thanked For Contributions

The Lindbergh Foundation announced at a Wednesday press conference at NBAA 2007 that Linden Blue, Chairman of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, has joined its board of directors.

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Discovery Set To Move To Launch Pad

Launch Scheduled For October 23

NASA reports the Space shuttle Discovery is targeted to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL on Saturday, September 29, as preparations for the STS-120 mission move forward.

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ANN Sponsor, Eclipse Aviation, Soars into NBAA 2007

See Eclipse at their display in Booth 2248, as well as the Static Display!

 Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the world's first very light jet (VLJ), returns to NBAA for 2007 with a full FAA Type certificate and production certificate in hand -- as well as the exciting ECJ POC aircraft. More important; the company is delivering Eclipse 500s and has opened two Eclipse Service Centers (ESCs). 

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ANN Welcomes NBAA 2007 Major Sponsor: Piper Aircraft

Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of NBAA 2007 To YOU!

NBAA Display Area 1156 From Cubs to Meridians -- and BEYOND... Piper makes each and every aircraft they build their own. FMI: www.newpiper.com

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.27.07)

"The hold up isn't money, though; there's plenty of money available."

Source: Brian Barents, long-time business-aviation executive and vice chairman of Aerion, which is now seeking an OEM manufacturer for its supersonic business jet. Aerion recently froze the design of the aircraft, with the next step edging ever close.

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FL TFR: 09.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8267 Issue Date: September 26, 2007 at 1200 UTC Location: Miami Center, Kennedy Space Center, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 1050 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 1236 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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WY TFR: 09.28.07 - 09.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8251 Issue Date: September 25, 2007 at 2355 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 0230 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 30, 2007 at 1520 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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