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July 02, 2008

CA TFR: 07.03.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5701 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 2057 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 03, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 03, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5683 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 1844 UTC Location: SANTA BARBARA , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5705 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 2105 UTC Location: 16 MILES SW OF CANJILON , New Mexico near TAOS VORTAC (TAS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5697 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 2039 UTC Location: OKANOGAN , Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MN TFR: 07.03.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5654 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 1702 UTC Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB) Beginning Date and Time: July 03, 2008 at 1630 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 03, 2008 at 1745 UTC Reason for NOTAM: DUE TO BLASTING ACTIVITY AT KEETAC IRON MINES Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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PR TFR: 07.02.08 - 07.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5645 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 1559 UTC Location: E SIDE VIEQUES ISLAND , Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: July 11, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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American Airlines To Cut 900 Flight Attendants

Furloughs Coming For Pilots, Mechanics Too

The "F"-shaped axe has dropped for some 900 flight attendants at American Airlines. The Fort Worth, TX-based carrier confirmed Wednesday it sent "WARN" notifications to its most junior FAs, telling them they are eligible for furloughs starting August 31.

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CPI Awarded Contract To Replace Warthog Wings

Will Produce 242 "Enhanced" Wings For A-10s

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. was awarded a long-term requirements contract this week of approximately $70 million to provide various assemblies to Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems unit in support of its recent $2 billion award to produce up to 242 enhanced wings for the A-10 Thunderbolt (or "Warthog")attack jet.

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DOT Announces Opening Of Military Airspace For July 4th Weekend

Highly-Publicized Measure Becoming Commonplace Over Holiday Periods

In what has become a US holiday tradition, once again the US military will make airspace available for commercial airline flights off the East Coast during the July 4th weekend, to help reduce travel delays for air travelers.

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ANN Exclusive: Cirrus Jet Test Program Ready For Takeoff

Slow and Methodical, Cirrus' 'Advanced Development Group' Is READY

ANN's Jim Campbell and Aero-TV Videographer Nathan Cremisino have been camped out (literally) at Cirrus HQ, for days, with extensive inside access to the Cirrus Jet test program. Over the last few days, N280CJ has been running up and down DLH's Rwy 27, testing systems, initial aerodynamics and getting a feel for the jet's overall characteristics. And yes, it looks good... damned good.

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Executive AirShare Takes Over 18 Phenom 100 Positions From Avantair

P.180 Fractional Will Concentrate On Growing Brand

Robert D. Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Executive AirShare, announced this week the regional fractional aircraft ownership company is combining its positions with 18 Embraer Phenom 100 aircraft from Clearwater, FL-based Avantair, a company best-known for offering fractional shares in the Piaggio Avanti P.180 aircraft.

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Boeing Mates Engines On 1st P-8A Poseidon

737-Based Naval Test Aircraft To Be Delivered In 2009

Boeing tells ANN the company installed two CFM56-7B engines on the US Navy's first P-8A Poseidon June 21 in Renton, WA. The on-schedule assembly comes shortly after the aircraft's wing-to-body mate and "power on" milestones.

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Gone West: Former NASA Deputy Administrator Robert Seamans Jr.

AIAA Mourns Passing Of Past President, Honorary Fellow

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) was saddened to announce the death on June 28 of Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr., AIAA past president and Honorary Fellow, former secretary of the Air Force, and former deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Global Aeronautica Shuts Down For 24 Hours Following FAA Audit

Inspection Uncovered Problems In Manufacturing Procedures

On the same day news surfaced about damage to the midbody fuselage barrel destined for Boeing's fourth 787 Dreamliner flight test aircraft, the plant that manufactures those sections said it halted production for 24 hours following discoveries made during an FAA audit.

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ERAU Leads Group Developing New Airport Lighting System For Remote Airports

FAA Program Focuses On Technology To Improve Safety, Lower Costs

One of the leading causes of general-aviation fatal accidents is incorrect aircraft maneuvering and landing, especially during evening and nighttime hours, according to researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This is especially critical in remote locations that often depend on air transportation as the only means to handle medical and disaster-related emergencies.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.02.08

Phil Boyer, Part Two: How Can We Grow GA?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.02.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.02.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Growing General Aviation: 07.02.08 (ANN Special Report, with Phil Boyer, retiring president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.)

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5485 Issue Date: July 01, 2008 at 2119 UTC Location: HAVILAH , California near SHAFTER VORTAC (EHF) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5508 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 0217 UTC Location: 27 ESE CHICO , California 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5503 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 0135 UTC Location: 30 WSW RED BLUFF , California near RED BLUFF VORTAC (RBL) 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5464 Issue Date: July 01, 2008 at 2004 UTC Location: WHISKEYTOWN , California 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5514 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 0601 UTC Location: DEMING , Washington near WHATCOM VORTAC (HUH) Beginning Date and Time: July 02, 2008 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5501 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 0108 UTC Location: SOUTH END OF THE HANSEL MOUNTAINS , Utah near BRIGHAM CITY VOR/DME (LHO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SALT LAKE (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5502 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 0122 UTC Location: 48 W RED BLUFF , California 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5506 Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 0212 UTC Location: 20 NE OROVILLE , California 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5500  Issue Date: July 02, 2008 at 0059 UTC  Location: YUMA , Arizona near BARD VORTAC (BZA)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.02.08

The PiperJet has taxied under its own power.
Boeing risks another Dreamliner delay.
And DOT takes a second look the FAA's certification of the Eclipse 500.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.02.08

The PiperJet has taxied under its own power.
Boeing risks another Dreamliner delay.
And DOT takes a second look the FAA's certification of the Eclipse 500.


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ANN Special Feature: Phil Boyer on 18 Years at AOPA, continued - 07.02.08

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Phil Boyer, retiring president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. How can we grow general aviation in an environment of rising costs?

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Judge Drops Jeppesen From Comair 5191 Suit

Mapmaker Cleared Of Liability In Takeoff Crash

The lawsuits that resulted from the crash of Comair Flight 5191 are gradually being resolved. Of the 47 suits filed on behalf of deceased passengers, 16 have been settled to date. Now, a suit which blamed Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Sanderson for providing charts lacking detail on airport construction has been set aside by a federal judge.

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AD: Viking Air Limited

AD NUMBER: 2008-11-10 MANUFACTURER: Viking Air Limited SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-11-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Eurocopter France

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-04 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France Model AS 355 N helicopters.

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AD: Viking Air Limited

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-11 MANUFACTURER: Viking Air Limited SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-11 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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Aero-TV Tours Piper With CEO Jim Bass (Part 1 of 2)

An Inside Look At One Of The World's Aviation Legends

Piper Aircraft is one of the legends of aviation... responsible for some of the iconic aircraft that literally define what the world thinks about general aviation, this is a company that is determined stay a force in the GA world. And, of course, the fact that Piper is about to launch the test program for their first jet project is ample testimony of their commitment to the future of the company and the position they want to play in the aviation world.

Aero-TV Tours Piper With CEO Jim Bass (Part 1 of 2)

An Inside Look At One Of The World's Aviation Legends (Part One)

Piper Aircraft is one of the legends of aviation... responsible for some of the iconic aircraft that literally define what the world thinks about general aviation. This is a company that is determined stay a force in the GA world. And, of course, the fact that Piper is about to launch the test program for their first jet project is ample testimony of their commitment to the future of the company and the position they want to play in the aviation world.

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Former Airbus CEO Taken Into Custody In Insider Probe

Gustav Humbert First German To Be Detained By French Investigators

Accusations of insider trading at Airbus-parent EADS continue to haunt the European consortium, two years after those charges first surfaced. This week, former Airbus CEO Gustav Humbert was hauled in for questioning by French authorities -- the third top-level EADS executive publicly implicated on charges of defrauding investors, and the first German executive in the Franco-German company to face the music.

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Mesa Ekes Out Q2 Profit, But go! Continues To Bleed Red Ink

Interisland Carrier Loses $8.3 Million Even As Fares Rise

Mesa Air Group Inc. this week reported a fiscal second-quarter profit of $9.4 million, even after adjusting its earnings to reflect a settlement with Hawaiian Airlines over allegations of unfair competitive tactics.

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Feds Look Into NATCA Concerns About Eclipse 500 Certification

FAA Dismissed Claims VLJ Was Approved Despite Safety Concerns

The US Department of Transportation is riding its FAA division pretty hard these days. The DOT's Inspector General has recently issued reports highly critical of the FAA's handling of airline maintenance enforcement and labor relations with its own employees.

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IS&S Announces New PC-12 Cockpit Upgrades

Partners With Type Expert Chris Finnoff

Innovative Solutions & Support announced Tuesday upgrades to its avionics program for the PC-12, including a significant new sales channel and enhanced features for current and future owners.

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FAA Reminds Passengers: No Fireworks On Airliners

Well, Duh... Right?

With the July 4 holiday approaching in the United States, the US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reminded the traveling public Tuesday they are not permitted to carry fireworks, including the smallest sparklers, aboard aircraft.

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Blue Sky Network Earns STC For Dash 8 Fleet Tracking

Provides Operators With New Solution For Managing Logistics

Global asset management and GPS fleet management provider Blue Sky Network announced Tuesday it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration for installation of its D1000C and ACH1000 kits on Bombardier DHC-8-201 aircraft.

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VistaJet Completes Acquisition of Bombardier Skyjet International

Becomes Second-Largest Business Jet Company Outside North America

VistaJet Holding SA and Bombardier Aerospace announced this week the companies have signed definitive agreements under which, for an undisclosed sum, VistaJet has acquired Skyjet International, a leading business aviation company with offices in London, Hong Kong and Dubai.

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Apical Earns EASA Approval For A119/AW119MkII Floats

Tri-Bag Emergency Floats Compatible With Wheels

Dart Helicopter Services announced this week its subsidiary Apical Industries recently received EASA approval of its Tri-Bag Emergency Float System for AgustaWestland A119/ AW119MkII helicopters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Luscombe Endowment is here to support public inquiry into things related to the Luscombe aircraft; aircraft operation, aircraft maintenance, and the history of the Luscombe Aircraft Companies. You will find a large archive of technical resources, links to affiliates, and links to historical events as well as items of curiosity or inquiry that have been brought to their attention.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.08): Ditching

Aero-Terms!

During WWII British aircraft returning from missions in Germany had to fly over the English Channel. In the sailors' lingo the word 'channel' has a familiar synonym 'ditch'. Hence, the English Channel was called the 'Ditch'.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.02.08)

"The additional capacity has helped us spread our costs. We've seen improvement in the operating environment in terms of load factors and fares. The numbers are such that in a normalized environment, we'd be feeling pretty good right now."

Source: Mesa Air Group Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. Mesa this week reported a fiscal second-quarter profit of $9.4 million, even after adjusting its earnings to reflect a settlement with Hawaiian Airlines over allegations of unfair competitive tactics. Mesa's go! Airlines subsidiary, which operates interisland flights in Hawaii, saw a net operating loss of $8.3 million, bringing total losses since its June 2006 launch to $34.7 million... but Ornstein believes go! is poised for a turnaround.

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WY TFR: 07.04.08 - 07.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5440 Issue Date: July 01, 2008 at 1841 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2008 at 2135 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 07, 2008 at 1600 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MA TFR: 07.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5332 Issue Date: July 01, 2008 at 1451 UTC Location: Boston, Massachusetts near BOSTON VORTAC (BOS) Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2008 at 1745 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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