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September 05, 2007

Aspen Avionics Joins GAMA, Hires SE Sales Manager

"Young Company" Growing Rapidly

Aspen Avionics tells ANN it recently joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and the board of directors of GAMA has approved the membership.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6000 Issue Date: September 05, 2007 at 1719 UTC Type: Hazards

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5966 Issue Date: September 05, 2007 at 1432 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 13 NW Cascade, Idaho 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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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5887 Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 2201 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 16 NE Wisdom, Montana near COPPERTOWN VOR/DME (CPN) 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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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5886 Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 2154 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 13 NW Of Wisdom, Montana near SALMON VOR/DME (LKT) 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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CA TFR: 09.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5867  Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 2134 UTC  Location: Oakland Center , Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)  Beginning Date and Time: September 05, 2007 at 1455 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 05, 2007 at 1815 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080 

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Aided By Weather, Crews Resume Search For Steve Fossett

Crews Scouring 600 Square-Mile Region Of Nevada Desert

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.05.07 1400 EDT: Aided by clear skies and significantly calmer winds, rescuers resumed their search Wednesday for billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, two days after the small plane he was piloting disappeared over a remote, rugged section of Western Nevada.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.05.07

What RNP Could Mean For GA, With Jeppesen's Andy McDowell

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.05.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.05.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- RNP, NextGen And You: 09.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Andy McDowell, Senior Manager of Airspace Services for Jeppesen.)

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Report: German Authorities Foil 'Massive' Bombing Plot

Alleged Targets Included Frankfurt Airport, US Army Base

German authorities say they've arrested three men accused of planning "massive" terrorist attacks on several targets used by US citizens in that country.

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Boeing Says Dreamliner Won't Fly Until Mid-November At Earliest

Delay Eats Up Any Margin For Error In Ambitious Cert Schedule

The Dreamliner will take a little longer than originally planned to take to the sky. At a Wednesday press conference, Boeing confirmed reports that surfaced over the weekend, stating the company's much-anticipated composite-bodied 787 won't take flight until mid-November or even December.

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Cessna Delivers Its First European Citation Mustang

EASA-Certified Light Jet Popular With Euro-Customers

Cessna Aircraft Company tells ANN entrepreneur Jane Howell has become the first European customer to take delivery of a Citation Mustang entry level business jet.

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Report: B-52 Crew Transported Nuke Weapons Over US Soil

Someone Screwed Up...

Heads are going to roll. That's the opinion of one military analyst, after learning a B-52 inadvertantly transported six nuclear warheads from North Dakota to Louisiana last week, breaching several US Air Force and international regulations on the transport of such weapons.

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FAA Clears DayJet For Take-Off

DayJet has received authorization from the FAA to use Eclipse 500 VLJs in its operations. DayJet Services is the holder of an on-demand air carrier certificate from the FAA authorizing operations under Part 135 of the FAA's regulations. The company is preparing to use its fleet of VLJs to launch the world's first "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.05.07

Billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett is missing.
Blue Thunder is destroyed, but the pilot's OK.
And meet Avidyne's new Chief Operating Officer.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.05.07

Billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett is missing.
Blue Thunder is destroyed, but the pilot's OK.
And meet Avidyne's new Chief Operating Officer.

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ANN Special Feature: Andy McDowell, Jeppesen to Develop RNP - 09.05.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Andy McDowell, Senior Manager of Airspace Services for Jeppesen, about the company's invitation from the FAA to develop and test new Required navigation Performance proc

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Private Swiss Controllers Convicted Of Negligent Homicide

Passenger Jet Mistakenly Directed Into Cargo Jet

Four air traffic controllers, employees of a Swiss air traffic control company, were convicted Tuesday of negligent homicide in a mid-air collision over German airspace between a cargo jet and passenger jet in 2002 that killed 71 people.

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Caribbean Sun Airlines Announces Re-Launch

Carrier Closed In January To Restructure

Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc., a South Florida-based carrier that operated flights throughout the Caribbean from January 2003 to January 2007, announced Friday its intention to re-launch by the end of 2007.

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NTSB Releases Probable Cause On MI Float Plane Accident

Local Media Speculation Differs From Official Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board released its probable cause report on a float plane that went down in Wixom Lake near Edenville, MI, in November of last year... but local media question the Board's findings.

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ESA Lauds Venus Express Probe

Has Orbited "Earth's Twin" For Over 500 Days

The European Space Agency noted last week its Venus Express has now orbited Earth's twin for over 500 Earth days, completing as many orbits. While the satellite maintains steady and excellent performance, the planet continues to surprise and amaze the agency.

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Brazilian Judge Denies Pilots' Request To Testify From US

Lawyers Plan To Appeal; Pilots Staying Put For Now

In a move anticipated by counsel defending two American pilots in the aftermath of a fatal midair collision last year, on Friday a Brazilian judge denied the pilots' request to testify in their case in that country from US soil, citing an international legal treaty.

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LAX Customs Department To Receive New IT System For Christmas

Steps Already Taken: New Laptops, More Officers Already Arrived

It just goes to show, there's nothing quite like a total network system failure -- such as the one to hit Los Angeles International Airport last month, stranding some 17,000 international passengers -- to light a fire under plans to overhaul that system.

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Moscow Businessman In Line To Be Sixth Space 'Tourinaut'

Trip Could Happen As Early As September 2008

A Russian businessman and politician is set to become the sixth space tourist, and could possibly launch as early as next year, the Russian business daily Vedomosti reported Monday.

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Frontier's Lynx Late In Leaving The Gate

Customers Will Fly In RJs For Time Being

It'll be a late start for Lynx Aviation, Frontier Airlines' planned regional subsidiary. On Tuesday, Lynx reported a delay in its initial forecasted timeline for completion of certification.

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DART Helicopter Services Acquires Apical Industries

Companies Partnered On Several Projects

DART Helicopter Services recently purchased the stock of Apical Industries, Inc. Apical designs and manufactures emergency flotation and evacuation equipment for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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Nations Take Wing To Keep Watchful Eye Above FA PANAMAX 2007

Civil, Military Planes Hold Station Above Panama Canal Exercise

Multinational civil and military aircraft have joined forces in the skies to keep a watchful eye above Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2007 while US Navy and other nations' warships patrol the seas around the Panama Canal.

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PlaneSmart! Wraps Up BIG Cirrus SR22-G3 Deal

Aircraft Will Come With Turbos... AND A/C

PlaneSmart! Aviation of Dallas, TX and Cirrus Design Corporation announced Tuesday the completion of a previously announced multi-million dollar deal to replace its current fleet of Cirrus SR22-G2s with all new Turbo Cirrus SR22-G3s.

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AirM├ędic Unveils New Air Ambulance

New Unit To Serve Montreal, Will Improve Response Times

Quebec, Canada's non-profit air ambulance service unveiled a new helicopter Monday that will cover the Montreal area.

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GA-ASI Completes Wind Tunnel Testing Of Mariner UAS Model

Naval Predator B Derivative Optimized For Work At Sea

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) told ANN Tuesday the unmanned aircraft systems and tactical reconnaissance radar manufacturer recently completed wind tunnel testing on a model of its Mariner unmanned aircraft.

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CAPT Welcomes Chinese Students

Training Program Approved By CAAC

The Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) Program announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) in Nanjing, China, which will allow for the training of their students. The students will be enrolled in the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) approved CAPT ab-initio program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.05.07)

Aero-Linx!

Welcome to Fly Away, one of the most popular Flight Simulation Portals on the web.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.05.07): Bench Check

Aero-Terms!

Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.05.07)

"We will appeal today's ruling. Disallowing the taking of testimony in the United States from indicted defendants would amount to an end run around the protections of our extradition treaty and offend the concept of fair play."

Source: Attorney Joel R. Weiss, who is representing American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino against Brazilian manslaughter-related charges stemming from the September 2006 midair collision between the Embraer bizjet the two men were flying, and a Gol Airlines 737.

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