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July 20, 2008

EADS Socata Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of TBM 700 First Flight

Company Will Reflect On Success At AirVenture 2008

EADS Socata is celebrating the 20th anniversary this month of the first flight of its TBM 700, a fast turboprop single the company notes opened a new era in business aviation.

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Farnborough '08: Q400 Package Freighter Launched by Nord-Flyg

Cargo Operator To Purchase Five Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace welcomed last week's announcement that Nord-Flyg of Eskilstuna, Sweden has launched a Q400 PF (Package Freighter) program with two previously- owned aircraft, which will be re-configured by Cascade Aerospace of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Nord-Flyg said it had also signed a Letter of Intent to acquire three additional Q400 PF aircraft from a third party.

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Soccer Team Subdues Disturbed Passenger Aboard AA Flight

Coast-to-Coast Flight Diverted After Passenger Stripped, Tried To Open Exit In Flight

Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight Friday afternoon were treated to a bit of inflight drama – and unfortunately it wasn’t the movie being shown on board.

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Pilot Bravely Leaves Aircraft Controls To Free Stricken Skydiver

Pilot Cut Entangled Parachute Rigging From Landing Gear Allowing Diver To Use Reserve Chute

Disaster was avoided in Germany Thursday after a quick-thinking (and acting) pilot left the controls of his aircraft to untangle the lines of a skydiver who had become entangled in the landing gear after exiting the aircraft.

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Farnborough '08: Embraer Chalks Up Mideast Lineage 1000 Sale

Al Habtoor Group Signs For Slightly Less-Ostentatious Private Plane

Embraer and Royal Jet -- the latter representing the Al Habtoor Group conglomerate from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- signed a contract to purchase one Lineage 1000 executive jet at last week's Farnborough International Airshow. The aircraft will be operated for private use.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2008 Staff

Say Hello To Stringers Larry Stencel And Valentino Valencia!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2008 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Guard Unit Fights Fires One Day, Conducts Rescue At Sea The Next

Last Week Was A Busy One For 129th Rescue Wing

Air National Guardsmen from 129th Rescue Wing launched a search-and rescue-mission from Moffett Airfield the afternoon of July 16 to save a fisherman experiencing a medical emergency aboard a Canadian fishing boat off the coast of California.

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Farnborough '08: Bristow Group Expands Its Eurocopter Fleet

Adds Two EC225s And Three EC135s

At a signing ceremony this week during the Farnborough International Airshow, Bristow Group and Eurocopter/American Eurocopter announced Bristow has exercised its option to purchase two more EC225 helicopters. These latest purchases will bring Bristow’s ordered fleet of large EC225s to 15 by the end of 2011. Also during the ceremony, the companies announced the purchase of three EC135 light twin-engine helicopters, plus the option to purchase one additional light aircraft.

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Farnborough '08: AgustaWestland Hails First Russian Grand Delivery

Twin-Engined Helo Goes To Private Owner

AgustaWestland announced this week at Farnborough '08 the first Grand light twin helicopter sold in Russia has been delivered to its private owner.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.20.08)

Aero-Linx!

Aircraft crash sites are, in fact, places of historic interest.  For a brief period of time, these places became hot-spots of activity, and nearly as much was learned from the crash as from the flight testing itself.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.20.08): Drop Tank

Aero-Terms!

An externally mounted fuel tank used on some military aircraft. Fuel is used from the drop tank first, and then the entire tank can be jettisoned from the aircraft to decrease weight and drag, while improving maneuverability.  

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.20.08)

"At 20, a human being is at the flower of his prime; at 20, the TBM aircraft family is demonstrating the strength of its maturity while enjoying the vigor of youth."

Source: EADS Socata president and CEO Jean-Michel Léonard, waxing poetic about the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the prototype TBM 700.

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CA TFR: 07.24.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8452 Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 1951 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 24, 2008 at 0700 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 24, 2008 at 0900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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GA TFR: 07.22.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8462 Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 2114 UTC Location: Atlanta, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: July 22, 2008 at 1935 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 22, 2008 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 07.23.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8451 Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 1941 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 23, 2008 at 1355 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 23, 2008 at 1555 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 07.24.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8448 Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 1935 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 24, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 24, 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 TFR: 07.22.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8449 Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 1936 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: July 22, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 22, 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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