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November 30, 2007

MountainScope Surpasses 100,000 hours With ADS-B

As noted in our Aero-TV coverage from Oshkosh 2007 (see video attached below), FAA administrator Marion Blakey mandated that ADS-B will be the industry standard for traffic awareness by 2020. This may sound like it's a long ways off, but PCAvionics, publisher of MountainScope moving-map software, has been working with the FAA Capstone program since 2003 to develop display systems for ADS-B. Mountainscope has been ADS-B compatible for four years...

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Clifford Development Update: Citation II and Citation SII STC Programs On Track

Citation II and Citation SII Re-Engining With Williams Engines

Clifford Development tells ANN that their re-engining projects for the Citation II and Citation SII are on track for an STC in early 2008. When certified, both airplanes will be equipped with Williams International FJ44-3A engines, plus 36 improvements to the airframe and its systems.

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Two More Vietnam War Heroes Returned Home

Pilots Missing From The Vietnam War ID'd

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) have announced that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified. They are Maj. Robert F. Woods, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Capt. Johnnie C. Cornelius, of Maricopa County, AZ, both US Air Force. Cornelius was buried with full military honors on Nov. 10 in Moore, Texas, and Woods' burial is being set by his family.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.30.07

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.30.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.30.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I - Jack Pelton, CEO, Cessna - 11.30.07 (ANN Special Report, with Cessna CEO, Jack Pelton)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.30 .07

Santa Monica takes on the FAA...again.
Cirrus celebrates ten years of the SR20.
And Sturgell on the future of aviation safety.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.30.07

Santa Monica takes on the FAA...again.
Cirrus celebrates ten years of the SR20.
And Sturgell on the future of aviation safety.

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ANN Special Feature: Part I - Jack Pelton, CEO, Cessna - 11.30.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton about the company's two big news items this week -- the successful bid for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, and the decision to build the Skycat

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More UAV Flights For Law Enforcement In US Airspace Planned

Other Unauthorized Flights Reported Following Houston Incident

The recent test flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle near Houston, TX for the Houston Police Department raises questions about the use of unmanned aerial system aircraft by law enforcement agencies in the US.

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ESA Says Venus May Be Earth's Twin Planet

Cites Similarities In Atmosphere, Mass

The European Space Agency's Venus Express probe has revealed Venus as never before. For the first time, scientists are able to investigate from the top of its atmosphere, down nearly to the surface. They have shown it to be a planet of surprises that may once have been more Earth-like... and still is, to a certain extent.

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Boeing, Qatar Airways Celebrate 777-300ER Delivery

First Boeing Bird For Mideast Airline

Boeing and Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival Thursday of the first Boeing airplane to join the airline's fleet. Qatar Airways' new flagship 777-300ER arrived after a nearly 15-hour direct flight from Paine Field in Everett, WA.

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Lockwood To Present Rotax Seminars For A&Ps And Owners

To Be Held In January At Lakeland, And Sebring

Rotax aircraft engine expert Phillip Lockwood will present an introduction for Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanics who would like to begin working on the rapidly growing US fleet of Rotax-powered special light-sport aircraft (SLSA). The free seminar may also be helpful to SLSA owners and dealers with aircraft powered by Rotax engines.

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AFA, Aviation Education Group Recognizes 'Careers In Aviation' CEO

Judith Rice Receives 2007 Exceptional Service Award

The Air Force Association (AFA) and the National Coalition For Aviation Education (NCAE) recently selected Judith A. Rice for the 2007 Exceptional Service Award, in appreciation for significant contributions to the (AFA) organization.

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AD: Cirrus

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-13 MANUFACTURER: Cirrus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (Cirrus) Model SR22 airplanes.

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AD: Hartzell

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-14 MANUFACTURER: Hartzell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. Model HC-5N-3( ), HC-E5N-3( )(L), and HC-E5B-5( ) propellers.

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AD: Grob-Werke

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-11 MANUFACTURER: Grob-Werke SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-11 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-10 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca Arriel 2S1 and 2S2 turboshaft engines.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2007-24-09 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-24-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines.

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Santa Monica Council Bans Large Planes At SMO

FAA Will Probably Fight Ruling

Despite threats from the FAA, the city council in Santa Monica, CA approved an ordinance this week to ban Category C and D aircraft from Santa Monica Airport (SMO.)

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Hong Kong Thanksgiving Carrier Saga Takes An Odd Turn

China Denies Miscommunication Kept Ship Out Of Port

It's a classic he-said, she-said situation... except this one involved two heads-of-state, and plenty of firepower. On Thursday, Chinese officials denied statements last week's alleged misunderstanding -- that kept the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk from docking in Hong Kong for a long-planned Thanksgiving holiday visit -- was in fact a misunderstanding at all.

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There's A New Sheriff In The Town Of Bend

Cessna Sets Up Shop At Former Columbia Plant

Cessna moved quickly this week to establish a company presence in Bend, OR. One day after successfully bidding for the assets of the former Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Company, officials with the Kansas-based planemaker arrived at the aircraft plant to cheers from workers.

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Law Keeps SoCal Lawmakers From Accepting Rides On A380

Airbus Flies Local Residents, Business Execs Instead

Airbus had hoped Los Angeles-area lawmakers, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, would be among the many airline executives, journalists and residents riding onboard its A380 during a 90-minute demonstration flight Thursday... but a little-known state law kept those politicians in their offices instead.

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Hartzell Unveils Two New Propeller Options For Diamond DA40s

Two-Blade Blended Props Offered In Composite, Or Aluminum

Hartzell Propeller Inc. announced this week it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate permitting installation of two new propellers on Diamond DA40 aircraft. In addition to the new propellers, the STC also permits the use of Hartzell’s new low-cost/high-performance S-1 series propeller governor.

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India Demands Compensation For Passengers On Cancelled, Delayed Flights

Consumer Commission Rules Such Events Cause Mental Anguish

While the idea of a so-called "passengers bill of rights" has faced an uphill battle among US lawmakers, the spirit of such legislation appears alive and well in India.

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Hawaiian Airlines Signs MOU For A330s, A350 XWBs

First Airbus Order For Hawaii's Largest Airline

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week with Airbus for six A350XWB-800s and six A330-200s.

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Klyde Morris (11.30.07)

Oh Klyde... No VHS Tape Can Help You...

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Pratt & Whitney's F135 Team Delivers STOVL Powerplant To Lockheed Martin

First Flight Scheduled For May 2008

Pratt & Whitney tells ANN it has delivered the first F135 short-takeoff/vertical-landing (STOVL) propulsion system, including the Rolls-Royce Lift System, to Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, TX. The propulsion system will support airframe and engine interface evaluations for the first STOVL F-35 flight test aircraft, scheduled for first flight in May 2008.

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Panama City Airport Teams With Navy, TSA On New Security System

"Backbone" May Be Moved To New Airport In 2010

A Florida airport will be the testbed for a new perimeter security system, developed in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration and the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Panama City.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.30.07)

Aero-Linx!

This site covers historic piston powered aircraft, mainly from WWII, but including aircraft from WWI, the interwar years and early post war era.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.30.07): Flutter

Aero-Terms!

Rapid and uncontrolled occilation of a flight control surface caused by a dynamically unbalanced condition. Flutter often causes the loss of the control surface, and subsequent loss of control of the aircraft. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.30.07)

"I think we went above and beyond the call of duty trying to get somewhere with the FAA, but it is just not happening when we get a letter that suggests we seriously consider buying up homes."

Source: Santa Monica, CA mayor Richard Bloom. Despite threats from the FAA, the city council in Santa Monica unanimously approved an ordinance this week to ban Category C and D aircraft from Santa Monica Airport (SMO)... a move chastized by airport business owners and the FAA, but lauded by the airport's director.

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TX TFR: 12.04.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5643  Issue Date: November 29, 2007 at 1617 UTC  Type: VIP 

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