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January 26, 2007

Man Who Hijacked Sudanese Airliner Asks For Asylum

Officials In Chad Say Man Will Be Tried In Court There

The man who hijacked a Sudanese jetliner this week, reportedly to call attention to the situation in the Darfur region of the troubled country, has asked for asylum in Britain following the safe resolution of the crisis.

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Please Hold Your Applause -- Airbus Says A380 Wiring Work Remains

Should Be Ironed Out By 26th Airframe

It appears word Airbus this week had solved a series of technical glitches with stubborn wiring harnesses on its A380 megajumbo may have been a tad optimistic... as the European planemaker said Thursday problems had been solved on the first aircraft only.

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-13 MANUFACTURER: Dornier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Model 228-212 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.26.07

Our 1,000th Aero-Cast! Aero-Legend Bob Hoover

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.26.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.26.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Aero-Legend Bob Hoover, ANN's 1000th Aero-Cast! 01.26.07 (ANN Special Feature, with

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Aero-Legend Bob Hoover Guest For 1000th Aero-Cast!

ANN Hits Historic Milestone... And Plans For Future

Aero-News Network (ANN), the aviation industry’s premier online daily aviation aerospace news resource, is marking a significant milestone this week with the premiere of its 1,000th podcast scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2007. This achievement features an interview with 85-year old Bob Hoover, considered one of the foremost aviators in the world and whose personal trademark is a wide-brimmed straw hat and wide smile.

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MNG Airlines Commits To Airbus' A330-200 Freighter

Chalk Up Another Customer For Newest Cargo Hauler

If it seems like 2007 is starting off strong for Airbus, you're right. Following the industrial launch of the A330 Freighter earlier this month, Turkish cargo operator MNG Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for two A330-200F freight haulers, plus one option.

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Take a Brazilian TRIP In New ATR 72-500s

Airline Orders Seven New Turboprops, Five Options

Aero-News learned this week Brazilian airline TRIP Linhas Aereas (Transportes Regionais do Interior Paulista --  we'll stick with TRIP) has signed an agreement with ATR for seven new ATR 72-500 aircraft, plus five options. The deal, valued at $125 million, was inked last month.

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Could Composite-Bodied Planes Soon Be 'Wired' Too?

KS Firm Says Technology Could Improve Construction

From pizza boxes, to ski boots, to... Cessnas? If Thermal Solutions of Wichita, KS has its way, the same technology used to keep those first two items warm could also help planemakers build better composite aircraft structures.

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Groen Brothers Aviation VP Flight Operations Receives Award From AZ Safety Group

Terry Brandt Named Designated Pilot Examiner Of The Year

Gyroplane manufacturer Groen Brothers Aviation, announced Friday the Arizona Aviation Safety Advisory Group (ASAG) has chosen Terry Brandt, GBA Vice President of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot, as their 2006-2007 Designated Pilot Examiner of the Year.

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AK TFR: 01.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1890 Issue Date: January 26, 2007 at 1646 UTC Location: Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 1930 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 2230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-283-8469

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AK TFR: 01.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1891 Issue Date: January 26, 2007 at 1655 UTC Location: Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 2200 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-283-8469

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AK TFR: 01.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1887 Issue Date: January 26, 2007 at 1639 UTC Location: Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 1830 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-283-8469

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AK TFR: 01.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1888 Issue Date: January 26, 2007 at 1644 UTC Location: Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 26, 2007 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-283-8469

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MO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1874 Issue Date: January 26, 2007 at 1458 UTC Location: Franklin County, Missouri near VICHY VOR/DME (VIH) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Law enforcement operation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kansas (ZKC) Center, 913-254-8500

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.26.07

US Senators talk about reimposing airline regulation...
Between the lines with the Bush administration on user fees...
...and British Airways hunkers down for a strike.

Sponsored By..

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.26.07

US Senators talk about reimposing airline regulation...
Between the lines with the Bush administration on user fees...
...and British Airways hunkers down for a strike.

Sponsored By..

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ANN Special Feature: Bob Hoover 01.26.07

Today's special feature is our 1000-th aero-cast, and we could think of no better way to mark the occasion than to feature a man who's spent his life achieving aviation firsts. We're proud to prese

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First Production AH-1Z Cobra Delivered To DoD

Better Late Than Never For Modernized Hueys

Representatives with Bell Helicopter told ANN Thursday the Fort Worth, TX-based helomaker delivered the first production AH-1Z Cobra attack to the US Department of Defense.

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Airbus A320 Family Passes 5,000-Order Mark On Spirit Order

Last Two Years Have Been VERY Good To Narrowbody Twinjet

European planemaker Airbus has reached a significant landmark -- recently earning its 5,000th order for an A320-family aircraft.

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AD: Saab

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-16 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A and SAAB 340B airplanes.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-15 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Van Nuys Citation Accident

Conflicting Reports On Whether Luggage Door Was Open

Below is the unedited NTSB Preliminary Report on the fatal crash of a Cessna CitationJet (C525) near Van Nuys Airport January 12.

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Report: A380 Delays Lead To More Orders In Boeing's Book

Emirates To Order 12 More 777s

The A380 wiring crisis may be over... but European planemaker Airbus is still experiencing fallout from delays in production of the mammoth airliner because of it.

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Alteon Begins First 'Multi-Crew Pilot License' Class, Part One

Cadets From Two Chinese Airlines Train In Australia

By ANN Associate Editor Mark Sletten Flight training specialist Alteon has begun training its first class of cadets seeking a ticket under a new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) licensure standard called the Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL). The cadets are slated to fly for two different Chinese airlines and have begun training at Alteon's Brisbane, Australia facility.

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Klyde Morris (01.26.07)

The DOT Prepares Its User Fees Pitch To Pilots...

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Upgraded: Superior Air Parts' Kent Abercrombie

Selected As Company President Following Archer Resignation

Thielert AG CEO Frank Thielert announced Wednesday that Kent Abercrombie has been selected as the new President of Coppell, TX-based Superior Air Parts.

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Boeing's KC-767 Makes Its First Contact

B-52 Receiver Gets Plugged With Fly-By-Wire Boom

A Boeing KC-767 Tanker Wednesday logged another major milestone when its aircrew used the fifth generation, fly-by-wire boom -- the flyable, telescoping tube used to deliver fuel to military aircraft inflight -- to make a series of "dry contacts" with a B-52 bomber assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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Acrohelipro Ready To Help In ADS-B Implementation In Gulf Of Mexico

Over 450 Trial Installations Performed To Date

In response to the FAA’s recent notification that the highly-anticipated Alaska Capstone project is being integrated into the US Automatic Dependant Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) program, Acrohelipro Global Services, Inc. is notifying operators that it is ready to provide the required upgrade services for operators throughout the Gulf of Mexico region.

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Woman Charged With Murder Of Fellow Skydiver

Police Say Love Triangle Led To Fatal Plunge

It's like something out of a crime novel. A bad crime novel. A woman in Belgium has been charged with the murder of her friend and fellow skydiver, after she discovered the married woman was having an affair with her boyfriend. Police say Els Clottemans, 22, tampered with the woman's parachute, causing her to plunge to her death before a crowd of onlookers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.26.07): Winchester

Aero-Terms!

Term used by USAF crews to describe being out of weapons... as in, "you shot your load." Also can be used to mean out of one particular type of ammo.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.26.07)

Aero-Linx!

Fourteen years after the Air Force Memorial Fund was started, the dream of a United States Air Force memorial in Washington DC, is a reality.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.26.07)

"We've ordered 54 777-300ERs already to help us plug the gap left by the A380 on routes like New York, Sydney and Melbourne. We're now going to order 12 more 777-300ERs for delivery hopefully in 2008 for the same reason."

Source: Maurice Flanagan, vice chairman of Emirates, to Bloomberg. With the new order, Emirates stands posed to become the largest Boeing 777 operator among the world's airlines... due in significant part to delays in Airbus' A380 program.

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