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February 28, 2007

LA TFR: 03.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4366 Issue Date: February 28, 2007 at 0050 UTC Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Beginning Date and Time: March 01, 2007 at 1745 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 01, 2007 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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PR TFR: 03.02.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4385 Issue Date: February 28, 2007 at 1328 UTC Location: Eastern side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: March 02, 2007 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 02, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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AgustaWestland Unveils Its AW119 'Koala enhanced' At HAI

Uprated Model Sports High-Tech Rotor Design

AgustaWestland gave a preview Thursday of its new AW119 Ke (Koala enhanced), an evolution of the company's A119 Koala, at Heli-Expo 2007.

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FAA Rules Ohio ANG Pilot Busted Regs With Statehouse Fly-By

Then-Lieutenant Governor Passenger In August Incident

An FAA ruling on a high-speed flyby of the Ohio Statehouse last August shows sometimes, it isn't enough to have friends in "high" places.

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FAA Extends Repair Station NPRM Comment Period

Comments Must Now Be In By April 16

Few articles of regulation have spurred as many reactions from the aviation community as the FAA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, announced late last year, on amending repair station ratings and quality assessment procedures. From the original proposal's December 1 issue date, it appeared fairly obvious 90 days wouldn't be nearly enough to handle all the comments... and this week, the FAA agreed.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.28.07

Airport Commission Chairman Doug Fenton, On The Closure Of The Blaine (WA) Municipal Airport

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.28.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.28.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Councilors Vote To Close Blaine Municipal Airport: 02.28.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Blaine Airport Commission Chairman Doug Fenton.)

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The Axe Drops At Airbus: 10,000 Jobs Lost, Six Factories For Sale

Will Take $680 Million Q1 Charge To Pay For Cuts

After weeks of speculation, the worst-case scenario came true for workers at European planemaker Airbus SAS Wednesday morning. Under parent company EADS' controversial "Power8" restructuring plan, the world's largest commercial aircraft manufacturer will cut 10,000 jobs over the next four years, and either sell or find partners for six factories in France, Germany, and the UK.

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West Palm Beach Mayor, Others Fight Expansion Of PBI Runway

GA Runway May Be Expanded For Commercial Traffic

Opponents of a proposed extension to a runway at Florida's Palm Beach International Airport recently gained a powerful ally -- West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.28.07

Hail damage delays Atlantis at least a month.
A city council votes to sell an airport to developers.
And unions promise fireworks over Airbus cuts.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.28.07

Hail damage delays Atlantis at least a month.
A city council votes to sell an airport to developers.
And unions promise fireworks over Airbus cuts.

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ANN Special Feature: Doug Fenton, Blaine Municipal Airport - 02.28.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Fenton, Airport Commission Chairman in Blaine, Washington. His city council just voted to sell the airport to developers.

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Florida CAP Squadron To Receive Satellite Imaging System

Charlotte County Board Approves Purchase Following Hurricane

Aero-News has learned the Charlotte County (FL) Board of County Commissioners recently approved a proposal by the Civil Air Patrol Charlotte County Composite Squadron, to finance the purchase of a Satellite Digital Imaging System (SDIS) for installation in the Charlotte County Composite Squadron's aircraft.

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VAT's Hummingbird Is Coming To Heli-Expo 2007

Kit-Built Helo Based On Certified Design

For the very first time, Vertical Aviation Technologies (VAT) will exhibit its four-place Hummingbird kit helicopter on the floor at HAI Heli-Expo 2007.

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First Production PW6000-Powered A318 Takes Flight

Jet Will Enter Service With LAN In May

A new engine has taken flight for the littlest Airbus. The first production A318 powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW6000 engines completed its first flight Monday, from the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-04-22 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-22 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-100 (as described above), DHC-8-200, and DHC-8-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-04-11 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A300 B2, B4-100, and B4-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2007-04-20 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-20 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 STD, -100 SE, -100 SU, -200 LR, -200 STD, and -200 SU airplanes and Model ERJ190 airplanes.

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AD: Alpha Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2007-04-25 MANUFACTURER: Alpha Aviation Design SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-25 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: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2007-04-21 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-21 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes.

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Lockheed Martin Opens First 'Flight Service 21' Hub In Virginia

Washington, DC Office Handling Alabama-Area Calls

Have you noticed a significant change recently in flight service operations throughout the eastern third of the US? Lockheed Martin hopes not... although there has indeed been a major shift.

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US Airways Sued By Machinists Union

Carrier Refused To Attend Arbitration

The International Association of Machinists filed a federal lawsuit Monday, accusing US Airways of using bankruptcy court protection to avoid giving pay raises.

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NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations Stemming From 2005 Citation Icing Accident

Recommends FAA Mandate Auto-Cycling Deicing Boots

On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a sweeping set of recommendations, all stemming from the February 16, 2005 loss of a Cessna Citation near Pueblo, CO. Six Circuit City Stores employees and two pilots were lost in the accident.

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New York Lawmakers Propose New Hindrance To Flight Training

Law Would Ban Solo Flight For Those Under Age 17

Legislators in New York state drew the ire of many pilots last year, after passing a law requiring mandatory background checks for all student pilots prior to the start of flight training. But that, apparently, wasn't enough; they're now trying to ban anyone under the age of 17 from operating an aircraft as pilot-in-command within the state, as well.

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Northwest Pilots Sue Airline Over New Perks

Say Gift Cards, Bonuses "Unilaterally" Implemented

Programs intended to reward Northwest Airlines pilots for steady improvement in the airline's financial outlook have had an opposite effect. Last week, the Air Line Pilots Association hit the carrier with a lawsuit in US Bankruptcy Court.

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Memphis Controllers, Supervisor Decertified Following Violations

Cited After Busting Minimum Spacing Requirements

Errors that led to improper separation between three aircraft landing at Memphis International Airport earlier this month have resulted in the decertification of two air traffic controllers, and a supervisor.

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AirTran Pitches Midwest Merger To SEC, Wisconsin Citizens

Orlando-Based Carrier Takes Fight To Rival's Home State

While US Airways is no longer chomping at the bit for control of Delta, that does not mean airline "merger mania" has disappeared completely. This week, AirTran Airways reiterated its commitment to a hostile takeover of Midwest Air Group.

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New Horizons Probe Approaching Jupiter Fly-By, Slingshot

Spacecraft Will Commit "Grand Theft Pluto"... And No One Will Be Able To Catch It

By the time you read this, NASA's New Horizons probe will be swinging by Jupiter, on its way to a rendezvous with the almost-planet Pluto. The space agency says New Horizons will take advantage of its first interplanetary encounter -- gathering photos, data, and an extra 9000 miles per hour, courtesy of the largest planet in our solar system.

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Probable Cause Released In C-421C Turbine Eagle Accident

2005 Crash Claimed Five Near Kansas City Suburb

The NTSB says a pilot's failure to maintain altitude in IMC contributed to a January 2005 accident near Overland Park, KS that claimed the lives of the five people onboard.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.28.07)

Aero-Linx!

Imagine a plane is sitting on a massive conveyor belt, as wide and as long as a runway. The conveyer belt is designed to exactly match the speed of the wheels, moving in the opposite direction. Can the plane take off?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.28.07): AVATAR

Aero-Terms!

The 'Aerobic Vehicle for hypersonic Aerospace TrAnpoRtation' (AVATAR) is a hyperplane concept from India.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.28.07)

"It is extremely gratifying to see the FAA/Lockheed Martin team achieve this major milestone, delivering a new level of service to the aviation community and our Flight Service Specialists."

Source: Dan Courain, Vice President of Aviation Services for Lockheed Martin, on the successful activation last week of the flight service network's Washington, DC Hub in Leesburg, VA. The consolidated hub -- one of three planned in the continental US -- is part of Lockheed's Flight Services for the 21st Century (FS21) plan.

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