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September 20, 2007

UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7672  Issue Date: September 20, 2007 at 0116 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, Sandy, Utah near FAIRFIELD VORTAC (FFU)  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 City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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OH TFR: 09.28.07 - 09.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7772 Issue Date: September 20, 2007 at 1439 UTC Location: Indianapolis Center, Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, Ohio near APPLETON VORTAC (APE) Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 30, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to the Gathering Of Mustangs And Legends Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbus (CMH) Approach Control, 614-338-4092 Controlling Facility: Indianapolis ARTCC

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LA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7788 Issue Date: September 20, 2007 at 1528 UTC Location: Houston Center, Jena, Louisiana near ALEXANDRIA VORTAC (AEX) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Law enforcement activities. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Houston (ZHU) Center, 281-230-5560

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Ornge Aircraft To Receive Latitude Technologies Sat Phone Technology

Aero-Medical Provider Selects Skynode S200s To Keep In Contact

Ornge, North America's largest provider of aero-medical transport services, tells ANN it will now use Latitude Technologies Skynode satellite phones for its air to ground communications.

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iFly Celebrates One Year In Operation With New Location

'Aero Club' Opens San Diego Base

Fractional ownership club iFly tells ANN it is celebrating its first birthday by adding a new base at Gibbs Flying Service at San Diego's Montgomery Field (MYF).

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CAPBOR's Hanni Applauds Passage Of Passengers Bill Of Rights Legislation

Language Included In H.R. 2881

On Thursday, Kate Hanni with the Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights applauded Congressional approval of H.R. 2881, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007... which includes language aimed at forcing airlines to take steps to stem the epidemic of passenger strandings seen this year.

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King Air Down On Approach To TN Airport, Passengers Survive

Investigators Looking At Possible Fuel Starvation

One witness was "shocked" to find no one was killed when a Beechcraft C-90 King Air went down Wednesday night on approach to Chattanooga Municipal Airport.

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Aero-News Alert: Congress Passes H.R. 2881

But FAA Funding Plan Faces Looming Veto

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.20.07 1445 EDT: The US House of Representatives has passed its "FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007," a move commended by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.20.07

EAA Celebrates Sport Pilot's Third Anniversary

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.20.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.20.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- EAA Celebrates Sport Pilot's Third Anniversay: 09.20.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Earl Lawrence, the Experimental Aircraft Association's Vice President for Industry and Regu

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Jetalliance Group Places Repeat Order For Airbus ACJ

Charter Operator "Keeps Coming Back For More"

The Jetalliance Group of Vienna recently placed a repeat order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), adding to its previously ordered Airbus ACJ and three A318 Elites.

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Honeywell Signs $16 Billion Systems Contract With Airbus For A350XWB

Agreement Covers Auxiliary Power And Air Management Systems

Honeywell announced this week it has been selected to provide the major mechanical systems for Airbus's new long-range, wide-body A350XWB aircraft.

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Marine Ospreys Head To Iraq

Will Soon Start Seven-Month Combat Tour

The first V-22 Osprey combat squadron left for Iraq this week onboard a Navy amphibious assault ship, marking a pronounced shift in military aviation technology.

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Report: Iran Flies Its New Homegrown Fighters

Saegheh Production To Begin Saturday

In a surprisingly visible display for the oppresive Islamic republic, on Thursday Iran publicly tested two of its domestically-manufactured fighter jets. The ceremony at Mehrabad Airport was attended by political and military leaders, reports UPI.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.20.07

Bidders vie for Columbia Aircraft.
2007 could be the peak in the general aviation sales boom.
And GA's favorite FAA funding bill is promised a veto.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.20.07

Bidders vie for Columbia Aircraft.
2007 could be the peak in the general aviation sales boom.
And GA's favorite FAA funding bill is promised a veto.

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ANN Special Feature: Earl Lawrence, EAA - 09.20.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Earl Lawrence, the Experimental Aircraft Association's Vice President for Industry and Regulatory Affairs about the third anniversary of the Sport Pilot rule, and what l

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Hilton Software Announces Latest WingX Wonder

WingX For The Smartphone Includes W&B, Routing Data

Hilton Software LLC gave ANN an early heads-up to its just-released "WingX for the Smartphone" for Windows Mobile cell phones, such as the popular Motorola Q, AT&T Blackjack, and T-Mobile Dash.

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Southeast Texas TRACON To Stay Put... For Now

Locals Unconvinced By FAA's Arguments

Those concerned with the FAA's plans to close the Southeast Texas Regional Airport Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility and move those operations to Houston are breathing a bit easier this week, after the FAA suspended the move Tuesday.

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Southwest Says The Cattle Call Will Continue, But With Some Changes

The Traveling Universe Remains More Or Less Intact

The "cattle call" stays. That's the word from Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, who announced Wednesday the low-cost carrier's experiment with assigned seating did not convince the airline to immediately forgo the first-come, first-served boarding process in existence since the airline began service in 1971.

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Stinky Meteor Reportedly To Blame For Ill Villagers

Officials Theorize Sulfur, Other Elements Produced Toxic Gas

It came from outer space. That's not just the tagline for a cheesy 1950s sci-fi schlock film... but apparently explains how hundreds of villagers in Peru became ill this weekend.

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Cessna Breaks Ground On Columbus Expansion

Will Add Third Building To Georgia Facility

Cessna broke ground Wednesday on what will be its third building in Columbus, GA. The company will invest up to $24 million to expand aircraft subassembly work here, including construction of an $11 million facility at Muscogee Technology Park.

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Pentagon Rules Task Force Will Oversee US Military UAV Operations

Inter-Service Bickering For Naught

The US Air Force has been rebuffed in its effort to become the central agency for medium and high-altitude unmanned aircraft used in warfare by the US.

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English Field Air & Space Museum To Be Auctioned Off

Amarillo, TX Facility Forced To Cease Operations

The Texas Aviation Historical Society tells ANN it was unable to reach a satisfactory lease agreement with the City of Amarillo, TX... and has been forced to cease operation of The English Field Air & Space Museum.

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Cockpit Smoke Cuts Comair Flight Short

Passengers Evacuate Plane On Taxiway

Passengers onboard a Comair flight saw their trip from Colorado Springs, CO to Cincinnati, OH end a lot sooner than planned Tuesday, after they were forced to evacuate their aircraft on a taxiway at COS.

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JSSI Announces 'Sky's The Limit' Sweepstakes

NBAA Attendees Will Have Chance To Win New Convertible

If you see ANN's Rob Finfrock hanging around the Jet Support Services, Inc. booth at NBAA 2007, furiously filling out sweepstakes forms... you now know why.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.07)

Aero-Linx!

Well designed and highly informative, this site is a great biography of the man who needs no introduction. From his early childhood through his later career and life, this site is the place to go for everything you ever wanted to know about a true aviation pioneer. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.20.07)

"The only thing that we are announcing today is that we are not assigning seats."

Source: Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, cutting to the quick during a Wednesday news conference. While it's true Southwest won't break from its "cattle call" boarding system -- at least for now -- starting in November it will assign places in line. Passengers will continue to board by groups A, B, and C... but they'll now have to line up in numerical order.

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