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March 15, 2008


AD NUMBER: 2008-06-13 MANUFACTURER: CASA SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-13 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Fuel Injector Servos

AD NUMBER: PL2008-06-51 MANUFACTURER: Fuel Injection Servos,Superior Air Parts,Teledyne Continental,Textron Lycoming SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2008-06-51 SUMMARY: This emergency AD results from eighteen reports of fuel injection servo plugs, part number (P/N)383493, that had loosened or completely backed out of the threaded plug hole on the regulator cover of the fuel injection servo.

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AD: Thielert

AD NUMBER: PL2008-06-52 MANUFACTURER: Thielert SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2008-06-52 SUMMARY: This emergency AD results from reports of in-flight engine shutdown incidents on aircraft equipped with a TAE 125-02-99 engine.

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AD: Pilatus

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-17 MANUFACTURER: Pilatus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-17 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF,and -200CB series airplanes.

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Aspen Avionics Earns TSO For Evolution PFDs

FAA Certification Comes After 18-Month Effort

When they said "imminent," they meant it! Aspen Avionics alerted ANN Friday evening the company has just been granted Technical Standard Order (TSO) Authorization for the Evolution Pilot and Pro Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) from the FAA. With certification and production authority in hand, Aspen will begin shipping EFD1000 PFD systems on March 31, as planned.

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Southwest Adopts More Contrite Tone Over FAA Fine

CEO Hopes To Settle Proposed Penalty

When news first surfaced last week of Southwest Airlines' failure to comply with mandatory safety inspections on dozens of its jets in 2007, the Dallas-based low-cost carrier adopted a measured, though defiant, tone in its statements to the press.

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United Hikes Fares As Much As $50 On Record Oil Prices

Continental Matches, Others Probably Will Too

That cramped middle seat to Fargo, and game of checked luggage roulette, is about to cost you a bit more. Responding to a week of record oil prices, on Friday United Airlines announced it has hiked its fares as much as $50 for a round-trip ticket.

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BentProp Project Hosts Seminar At WAI 2008

"Last Flight Home-Searching For And Finding MIAs"

The educational sessions started Friday at the Women in Aviation Conference in San Diego. The majority of topics are designed with assisting you in your chosen aviation path or just help with everyday issues and how to cope. But some panels are special and will leave you wondering what you can do to help.

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EAA To Recognize Female Aviators At 'WomenVenture 2008'

Joins Forces With Women In Aviation, International To "Elevate Your Life"

What could easily be the largest gathering of women pilots in history is just one of the highlights of the inaugural "WomenVenture 2008" activities taking place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008. The 56th annual edition of the EAA fly-in convention will take place July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Tulsa Apartment Bombed By Oklahoma ANG

Dummy Warhead Falls Through Roof

The mid-American city of Tulsa, OK, came under surprise attack Thursday night, after a 22-pound dummy bomb dropped from an Air National Guard aircraft.

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Bell-Boeing Delivers 100th V-22 Osprey

"It Has Exceeded All Expectations"

Bell Helicopter's Amarillo Military Aircraft Assembly Center played host to a milestone event Wednesday -- the 100th delivery of a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. The Bell-Boeing event recognized the achievements of the vendors, suppliers and workers who built the aircraft.

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AIAA Announces Award Recipients, 2008 Fellows & Honorary Fellows

Prestigious Names Added To Distinguished List

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is proud to announce the 2008 recipients of the Aerospace Spotlight Awards and the election of the 2008 Honorary Fellows and 2008 Fellows.

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ACI-NA Honors Jerry Costello With 2008 Congressional Leadership Award

Illinois Congressman Chairs Aviation Subcommittee

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) honored Rep. Jerry F Costello (D-IL) with the 2008 Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award for his ongoing support of the aviation industry. The formal presentation took place March 13 on Capitol Hill at the 2008 ACI-NA Commissioners Leadership Reception.

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Kansas Aircrew Brings WWII Comrades Back From Watery Grave

KC-135 Crew Recovers Remains From Republic Of Palau

A drama unfolded in the skies above the western Pacific island nation of Palau on September 1, 1944, as intense fighting between American and Japanese forces was getting under way. During a raid, comrades of the US Army Air Forces looked on helplessly as the crew of a B-24 Liberator bomber, the "Babes in Arms," was brought down by anti-aircraft fire. Three of the crew reportedly bailed out, one without a parachute, before the bomber dove headlong into the ocean never to be found -- or so it was thought back then.

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Embraer's Phenom 300 Mockup Returns To Winter Equestrian Festival

Olympic Medalist Will Once Again Compete In Planemaker's Colors

Embraer is returning to one of the most storied venues in the equestrian industry. The Brazilian planemaker is displaying a full-scale mock-up of its Phenom 300 executive jet at the 2008 Winter Equestrian Festival, March 12-16, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, in Wellington, FL.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.15.08)


The Canada Aviation Museum is recognized as having the most extensive aviation collection in Canada and one which ranks among the best in the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.15.08): Rogallo Wing


A flexible, delta-wing plan in which three rigid members are shaped in the form of an arrowhead and joined by a flexible fabric, which inflates upward under flight loads. Originally specific to paragliders, but now found on some powered aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.15.08)

"We apologized to the FAA. We acknowledged we can do better."

Source: Ron Ricks, executive vice president for law, airports and public affairs at Southwest Airlines. When news first surfaced last week of Southwest Airlines' failure to comply with mandatory safety inspections on dozens of its jets in 2007, the Dallas-based low-cost carrier adopted a measured, though defiant, tone in its statements to the press. The airline insisted it received permission from the FAA and Boeing to keep the planes flying, even as the deadline passed for surface fatigue tests... and pointedly noted the airline has an enviable safety record. Over the past three days, however, Southwest has changed its colors somewhat.

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FL TFR: 03.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8501  Issue Date: March 14, 2008 at 2101 UTC  Location: West Palm Beach, Florida  Beginning Date and Time: March 18, 2008 at 2025 UTC  Ending Date and Time: March 18, 2008 at 2330 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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AK TFR: 03.15.08 - 04.05.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8517 Issue Date: March 15, 2008 at 0156 UTC Type: Hazards

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