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April 29, 2007

FAA Issues NPRM For Transport-Category Icing Warning Systems

Agency Calls For Advisory System, Automated IPS Activation

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking comments on a proposed rule calling for installation of systems on transport-category aircraft, to alert flight crews to conditions favoring the accumulation of airframe icing, and thus requiring pilots to activate anti-icing systems.

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Build A Plane Seeks Airplanes... In Pieces, If Necessary

Program Short Of Aircraft, But Not Interest

Build A Plane (BAP) needs your help. The non-profit organization that helps kids learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics by building real airplanes, is in need of aircraft donations.

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UP Aerospace Successfully Launches SpaceLoft XL

Cremains Of James Doohan, Gordon Cooper Onboard

The second time was the charm for UP Aerospace, which confirmed to ANN Saturday the success of its SL-2 mission and the round-trip spaceflight of its SpaceLoft XL vehicle.

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New Passenger Terminal At PBG Open For Business

Community Near US-Canada Border Actively Seeking Airline Service

After months of anticipation, the ribbon was cut Friday on the new passenger terminal at Plattsburgh International Airport, marking the readiness of the massive aviation complex to begin hosting passenger services for the Plattsburgh-Montreal-Lake Placid region. Now, the airport just needs airline service.

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Airbus Wins One A380 Battle, But May Lose Another

Hold Onto Emirates Order; US Airports Call For Tighter Standards

European planemaker Airbus won a key victory in its battle for support of its A380 superjumbo this week, as the chairman of Emirates -- the largest A380 customer, with 43 orders for the massive plane -- indicated not only would the Dubai-based carrier hold onto its existing orders, but it is also considering ordering as many as 15 more.

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Russian, Philippine Helo Downings Claim 26

PAF Huey May Have Hit Power Lines, Mil-8 Down In Chechnya

The downings of two military helicopters -- one in Russia, the other in the Philippines -- claimed 26 lives Saturday.

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Ship-Launched Missiles Engage, Destroy Targets Over The Pacific

First-Of-Its-Kind Aegis Test Deemed A Success

In a first-of-its-kind dual missile defense test Thursday, a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) simultaneously engaged targets over the Pacific Ocean. This was the first time a US Navy ship demonstrated simultaneous ship engagements against both cruise and ballistic missile targets, and marked the eighth successful intercept for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system's SM-3.

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Expedition 15 Crew Settles Into Life Onboard ISS

Fire Zvezda Thrusters, Test In-Station "Satellites"

NASA tells ANN the Expedition 15 crew aboard the International Space Station completed its first week of station orientation as the crew worked with experiments and hardware maintenance.

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Boeing Delivers First 737-900ER To Lion Air

Latest, Largest 737 Variant Certified April 20

One week after Boeing received FAA certification for its 737-900ER, the planemaker delivered the first customer aircraft to launch customer Lion Air. The airplane was delivered Friday in a special dual paint scheme that combines the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.29.07)

Aero-Linx!

Look at current and live Webcam views at airports in the US and other countries, with links to those airport homepages.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.29.07): Iron Compass

Aero-Terms!

Railroad tracks... as favored by pilots of yore (as well as today's "low-and-slow" VFR pilots) as a dependable aid to surface navigation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.29.07)

"We have faith in Airbus."

Source: Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, chairman of Emirates. The Dubai-based carrier announced this week it would likely retain its 43 orders for the A380 superjumbo airliner, and may even add another 15 planes to the deal.

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CA TFR: 05.01.07 - 05.02.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9501 Issue Date: April 27, 2007 at 1849 UTC Type: Security

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