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April 29, 2008

Embraer's Light Jet Makes Phenom-enal First Flight

Phenom 300 Takes To Skies Earlier Than Forecast

Embraer's Phenom 300 successfully took to the air on its maiden flight Tuesday from the company’s Gavião Peixoto test runway. In the coming months, the first Phenom 300, serial number 99801, will participate in the flight test campaign along with three additional Phenom 300 jets. It is expected to enter service in the second semester of 2009.

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Cargo Operator Sues GA Telesis For Breach Of Contract

ASTAR Air Cargo Says 727-200 Sale Was Mishandled

ASTAR Air Cargo (ASTAR) filed a lawsuit Monday in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court against Fort Lauderdale, FL-based GA Telesis, accusing the commercial aircraft broker and leasing company of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing over the sale of Boeing 727-200 cargo aircraft N751DH to ASTAR.

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NASA Names David Beaman As Manager Of SRB Project

Will Oversee Program Until Shuttle's Retirement

Aero-News learned Tuesday David E. Beaman has been appointed to the federal Senior Executive Service and named manager of the Reusable Solid Rocket Booster Project, Shuttle Propulsion Office, at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.

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Aloha Airlines Ends Interisland Cargo Service

Carrier Flew 85 Percent Of Hawaii's Packages, Mail

Cargo operations in Hawaii took a major hit Monday, when bankrupt Aloha Airlines shut down its cargo division after being denied additional financing by its primary lender.

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Royal Air Force Expands Beechcraft King Air Fleet

Takes Delivery Of First Of Two B200GTs

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) delivered the first of two Beechcraft King Air B200GT aircraft to Serco Defence, Science and Technology for service in the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF) as a multi-engine pilot trainer.

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Mesaba Airlines, KSU Aviation Team For New Pilots

Program Offers Accelerated Path To The Right Seat

Mesaba Airlines and Kansas State University at Salina are partnering to put K-State Aviation professional pilot students on an accelerated track to becoming flight officers with the Eagan, MN-based subsidiary of Northwest Airlines.

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Boeing P-8A Poseidon Deliveries To Start Next Year

Orion Replacement Seen As Vital For Company's Military Image

The high profile award of the US Air Force's new aerial tanker contract to Northrup Grumman has been a public defeat for Boeing, but in the big picture, the company's military business is doing just fine.

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South Korea Purchases 21 F-15Ks

Boeing Only Bidder For Contract

On the heels of a revelation that North Korea is building hardened, underground fighter bases comes an announcement that South Korea will buy 21 F-15K fighters from Boeing between 2010 and 2012.

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American Airlines Joins Others In Charging For Checked Luggage

Implements $25 Fee On Second Bag; Frequent Flyers Exempt

American Airlines is the latest major US carrier to join in charging for a second piece of checked luggage. On Monday, the Fort Worth-based airline joined US Airways, United, Delta, Northwest and Continental in calling for a new fee for passengers hoping to check more than one piece of luggage.

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Chelton Earns EASA Approval For EFIS 6.0B Software

Upgrade May Now Be Deployed Throughout EU

Chelton Flight Systems, part of Cobham’s Avionics and Surveillance Division, is pleased to announce that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved software version 6.0B for use on the company’s Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS).

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.29.08

The New Pilatus PC-12 NG, With Mike Haenggi Of Pilatus Business Aircraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.29.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.29.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The New Pilatus PC-12 NG: 04.29.08 (ANN Special Report, with Mike Haenggi, VP/Marketing for Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd.)

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5315  Issue Date: April 28, 2008 at 2137 UTC  Location: DONNELLY DOME NEAR DELTA JUNCTION , Alaska  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING WITHIN A 5 NM RADIUS OF 635200N  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: FAIRBANKS (FAI) Automated Flight Service Station 

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MN TFR: 04.30.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5428 Issue Date: April 29, 2008 at 1939 UTC Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB) Beginning Date and Time: April 30, 2008 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 30, 2008 at 1730 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: MINNEAPOLIS (ZMP) Automated Flight Service Station, 651-463-5536

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5433 Issue Date: April 29, 2008 at 2158 UTC Location: 9 FROM PARK CITY , Montana near BILLINGS VORTAC (BIL) 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) Automated Flight Service Station, 801-320-2560

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.29.08

Yet another airline files for bankruptcy.
Continental calls off merger talks with United.
And EADS may be shopping Socata.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.29.08

Yet another airline files for bankruptcy.
Continental calls off merger talks with United.
And EADS may be shopping Socata.

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Haenggi, Pilatus Aircraft - 04.29.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Mike Haenggi, VP/Marketing for Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd., about features of the new PC-12 NG. (Lakeland, FL; also available in video form on

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AD: Agusta

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-03 MANUFACTURER: Agusta SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) model helicopters.

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AD: Saab

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-06 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Air Tractor

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-10 MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2003-06-01, which applies to all Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-300, AT-301, AT-302, and AT-400A airplanes that have aluminum spar caps; certain Air Tractor Models AT-400 airplanes that have aluminum spar caps; and all Models AT-300 and AT-301 airplanes that have aluminum spar caps and are or have been converted to turbine power.

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2008-09-09 MANUFACTURER: Dornier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: MD Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-11 MANUFACTURER: MDHI SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-11 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model MD900 series helicopters that requires modifying the pilot and co-pilot dual-control directional pedal assemblies, or the pilot single-control directional pedal assembly (directional control pedal assembly).

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Blue Mountain Avionics Shows Off Its Wares For Aero-TV (Part One)

While we've been enjoying the fruits of the certified EFIS developments that have popped up over the last few years, we are duty-bound to mention that the experimental aircraft industry has been developing these technologies for many years... and flying them for nearly as long. As a matter of fact, a number of certified products started with the experimental industry.

Blue Mountain Avionics Shows Off Its Wares For Aero-TV (Part One)

While we've been enjoying the fruits of the certified EFIS developments that have popped up over the last few years, we are duty-bound to mention that the experimental aircraft industry has been developing these technologies for many years... and flying them for nearly as long. As a matter of fact, a number of certified products started with the experimental industry.

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Homeland Security Unveils Measures To 'Calm The Checkpoint'

Prototype Program Now Underway At BWI

They're here to help... no, really. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled improvements aimed at strengthening aviation security while decreasing the hassle factor for travelers.

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Supporters Say They'll Continue Fight To Save Tempelhof

Referendum Fails To Attract Enough Voters

Supporters of Berlin's Tempelhof Airport say they won't give up fighting to preserve the historic field, even after a weekend referendum fell short of requiring the government to reconsider its decision to close the airport.

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Spitfire Collides With Restored Hurricane On Galveston Ramp

Ground Mishap Results In Bent Metal, But No Injuries

No one was injured when two vintage World War II aircraft collided on the ground during the Spirit of Flight Air Show in Galveston, TX this weekend... but the accident did result in significant damage to the planes involved.

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NASA Says Oldest Objects In Universe May Not Be THAT Old

Globular Clusters "Surprisingly Less Mature" Than First Thought

Just when we thought we had the universe figured out... NASA throws us a curveball. Some of the oldest objects in the universe may still have a long way to go, according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. These new results indicate that globular clusters might be surprisingly less mature in their development than previously thought.

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EAA Announces Free Wi-Fi For AirVenture 2008 Campers

By Plane Or RV, You'll Be Able To Access ANN And Aero-TV

The Experimental Aircraft Association will supply one of most-requested items for campers at AirVenture 2008, with an expansion of free wireless Internet access this summer.

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Boeing Honors Work Of Company's First Engineer

Wong Tsoo Recognized During Ceremony At Museum Of Flight

Boeing and the Museum of Flight (MoF) in Seattle, WA joined together recently to honor the work of Wong Tsoo, the company's first engineer and an early aviation and aerospace pioneer.

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Mid-Continent Updates HIRF, Lightning Protection

Three Instruments Comply With New FAA Requirements

With new FAA requirements for flight critical electronic instruments in place, Mid-Continent Instruments responded with updated certifications on three popular products. The 4200 series 2-inch attitude indicator, the 4300 series Lifesaver 3-inch attitude indicator and the MD420 Emergency Power Supply all received FAA approval for higher levels of HIRF and lightning protection per the RTCA DO-160E environmental specification.

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EC135 Tri-Bag Emergency Floats Earn EASA Approval

May Be Mounted With Or Without Liferafts

Dart Helicopter Services announced Monday its subsidiary Apical Industries Inc., has received EASA approval of their Tri-Bag Emergency Floatation System for Eurocopter EC135 helicopters. The approval provides for two different installations, either with liferafts or without. FAA and Transport Canada approval has been previously received.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.29.08)

Aero-Linx!

The purpose of this site is to educate and inform those interested in collecting Soviet military and labor awards issued from 1917-1991.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.29.08): Abbreviated IFR Flight Plan

Aero-Terms!

An authorization by ATC requiring pilots to submit only that information needed for the purpose of ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.29.08)

"Hassles due to misidentification and the resulting necessity to stand in line to check in at the ticket counter is consistently among the deepest -- and most valid -- complaints of the traveling public. Thousands of passengers are inconvenienced each day, and this change should provide a way to eliminate the vast majority of these situations. This is good for travelers and for security, because as we make the checkpoint environment calmer, it becomes easier to spot individuals with hostile intent."

Source: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled improvements aimed at strengthening aviation security while decreasing the hassle factor for travelers.

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TX TFR: 05.08.08 - 05.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5174 Issue Date: April 28, 2008 at 1330 UTC Location: Del Rio, Texas near LAUGHLIN VORTAC (DLF) Beginning Date and Time: May 08, 2008 at 1830 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 10, 2008 at 2130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations for the Thunder Over The Amistad Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Laughlin AFB (DLF) Flight service station, 830-298-5259 Controlling Facility: ZHU ARTCC

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LA TFR: 05.08.08 - 05.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5178 Issue Date: April 28, 2008 at 1335 UTC Location: Barksdale, Louisiana near ELM GROVE VORTAC (EMG) Beginning Date and Time: May 08, 2008 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 11, 2008 at 2130 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations for the 2008 Defenders of Liberty Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Shreveport (SHV) Flight service station, 318-747-8519 Controlling Facility: ZFW ARTCC

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