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May 31, 2007

FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2751 Issue Date: May 30, 2007 at 1852 UTC Type: Hazards

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2797 Issue Date: May 31, 2007 at 0420 UTC Type: Hazards

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IA TFR: 05.31.07 - 06.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2806 Issue Date: May 31, 2007 at 1249 UTC Location: Davenport Municipal Airport, Davenport, Iowa near DAVENPORT VORTAC (CVA) Beginning Date and Time: May 31, 2007 at 1730 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 03, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Quad City Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Quad City (MLI) TRACON, 309-799-7866

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CA TFR: 06.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2822 Issue Date: May 31, 2007 at 1410 UTC Type: Security

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2885 Issue Date: June 01, 2007 at 0053 UTC Type: Hazards

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Balloon Flight Earns Child A Royal Penpal

Queen Of England Replies To Youth's Message

Kids releasing balloons can be really dangerous for aviation, but it's hard to contain the imaginations of kids who release them, wondering where they'll travel.

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Report: Hollywood Director Detained By LAX Security

Ya Need To Watch What You Say Around Airports...

In Hollywood vernacular, a "pilot" is a proof-of-concept production to sell an idea for a TV show or movie. And what cameramen do with cameras is called "shooting" a movie. Perhaps airport security screeners in Los Angeles, CA need training on local vocabulary, or maybe they're just wound a little too tight.

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NASA Gives Thumbs-Up For June 8 Launch Of Atlantis

Countdown Will Begin On Tuesday

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.31.07 1545 EDT: It was a good omen, said NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Operations, Bill Gerstenmaier, that there was no hailstorm prior to Wednesday's flight readiness review meeting on the launch of the shuttle Atlantis -- unlike the last time engineers met to determine whether the orbiter was fit to fly into orbit, in February.

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Reno Controllers Love Their Jobs, But Express Safety Concerns

FAA Manager Replies "We're So Safe, It's Ridiculous"

Regular Aero-News readers are quite familiar with the ongoing war of words between air traffic controllers and the FAA, ever since the agency imposed a new five-year contract following the breakdown in negotiations between the two sides last year. For controllers who are planning to retire this year from their jobs in the control tower at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, though, what is seen by many as a political battle is also a very personal one.

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Russian Spacewalkers Complete First Of Two Excursions Outside ISS

Attach Debris Panels Delivered Last December Onboard Discovery

NASA tells ANN two International Space Station cosmonauts successfully completed a 5-hour, 25-minute spacewalk from the Pirs docking compartment airlock Wednesday, installing Service Module Debris Protection (SMDP) panels and rerouting a Global Positioning System antenna cable.

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Northwest Airlines Emerges From Bankruptcy

But Battles Still Lie Ahead

Be honest. When Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines each filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on the same Septembet day in 2005, how many of you thought both of those carriers would still be around, and solvent, almost two years later? Show of hands, please.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.31.07

AEA's Ric Peri, On The Cost Of Complying With NextGen

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.31.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.31.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The NextGen Pricetag For Small Aircraft Owners: 05.31.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Ric Peri of the Aircraft Electronics Association.)

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First Air France 747-400BCF Almost Ready For Redelivery

Carrier Slated To Receive Three Planes

On Wednesday, Boeing and Air France celebrated the impending redelivery of a 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter to Air France, the first of three BCFs scheduled for redelivery to the airline in 2007. The first redelivery is set to take place Monday.

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More Airbus Orders: Avianca Orders 38 Planes

Airline Also Places 27 Options For A320 Family, A330s

Airbus announced Thursday Colombia's national flag carrier, Avianca, will acquire 38 Airbus aircraft -- 33 A319s/A320s, and five A330-200s -- in addition to securing 32 options.

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EAA AirVenture To Attract NAHF's 'Best Of The Best'

First Annual Competition Puts The Vote To The Public

Six of the world's finest restored vintage aircraft will travel to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer to participate in the National Aviation Hall of Fame's first "Best of the Best" People's Choice Award competition.

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Seven Killed In Downing Of NATO Chinook In Afghanistan

Enemy Fire Believed To Be Cause

Seven servicemembers assigned to NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan are dead after a Chinook helicopter flying an ISAF mission went down in Helmand province near Kajaki last night. Officials believe the helicopter was felled by a rocket-propelled grenade.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.31.07

NTSB lays blame for a 2005 accident on the airline...and on the FAA.
Northwest flight attendants have a new contract, but they're not very happy about it.
And...just how infectious was that p

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.31.07

NTSB lays blame for a 2005 accident on the airline...and on the FAA.
Northwest flight attendants have a new contract, but they're not very happy about it.
And...just how infectious was that pass

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ANN Special Feature: Ric Peri, AEA - 05.31.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ric Peri of the Aircraft Electronics Association. Ric says a change by FAA to one of its advisory circulars suggests that equipping for NextGen may be prohibitively cost

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CA TFR: 06.07.07 - 06.11.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2729  Issue Date: May 30, 2007 at 1731 UTC  Location: Mather Airport Sacramento, California near SACRAMENTO VORTAC (SAC)  Beginning Date and Time: June 07, 2007 at 2000 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 11, 2007 at 0100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: USAF Thunderbirds high performance aerial demonstrations  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080 

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-12 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-14 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-16 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-15 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10) airplanes, Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F airplanes, and Model MD-10-30F airplanes.

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Airline Passenger With Tuberculosis Under Federal Quarantine

Unidentified Man "Didn't Know It Could Be So Dangerous"

The US government has ordered its first quarantine since a smallpox case in 1963. The patient is a man who has been diagnosed with a rare, severely drug-resistant form of tuberculosis, who boarded a commercial jet out of Atlanta earlier this month for a transatlantic trip to his wedding... another for his honeymoon... and yet another back to the US for treatment.

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Airport Groups Want Cap On Passenger Facility Charge Lifted

Airlines Accuse Airports Of Seeking "Easy Funding Source"

In letters this month to the Co-Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, 13 aviation associations urged Senate action to allow an increase in the capped Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) they contend will reduce passenger delays and inconvenience and provide airports with a "critical" funding source.

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EADS Execs Get Grilled In Insider Trading Probe

Who Knew What, When?

The investigation over alleged insider trading at Airbus parent company EADS continues. On Wednesday, the company's French co-chairman, Arnaud Lagargere, was reportedly questioned for nine hours by financial regulators.

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Shuttle Program Managers Discuss Atlantis Launch Readiness

Agency Considers Possibility Of Loose Bolts Within Engines

Senior managers with NASA's space shuttle program began a two-day flight readiness review Wednesday, to discuss whether to send the oft-delayed Atlantis into orbit next month. Among the issues being discussed, reports Florida Today, is a possible problem with bolts within the shuttle's three main engines.

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GAMA Announces Dr. Harold S. Wood Scholarship Winner

Brent Knoblauch Is Founding VP Of School Aeronautical Honor Society

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced Wednesday Brent E. Knoblauch has been named this year's Dr. Harold S. Wood Scholarship recipient. Knoblauch will be a junior this fall at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL.

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'Heavenly Body' May Soon Be Out In The Cold

Lack Of Funds + Rising Hangar Costs = No Hangar

Heavenly Body, a B-25 bomber well known in California's San Fernando Valley, is facing eviction from Van Nuys Airport... all in the name of progress.

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Midwest Airlines Seeks To Increase Capacity On Its Planes

AirTran Says It Is "Flattered" By Apparent Imitation

Low-cost carrier AirTran -- currently locked in a seemingly-neverending takeover bid for competitor Midwest Airlines -- said this week it was "flattered" by Midwest's plan to move to a two-class seating configuration on all its planes.

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Metal Fatigue Ruled Probable Cause Of 2005 Bell 206B Accident

Witness Tells Investigators Main Rotor Severed Cabin

A helicopter involved in a 2005 fatal accident in Perth, Scotland was cut in two by its own rotor blades, investigators informed a fatal accident inquiry board at the Perth Sheriff Court Tuesday.

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K-MAX Helicopter Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hours

Oregon-Based Bird Doesn't Rest Often

Aero-News learned this week a K-MAX helicopter recently reached an impressive operational milestone... accumulating 20,000 flight hours over the past 12 years. It is the first K-MAX to have flown 20,000 hours; the worldwide K-MAX fleet has flown more than 212,000 hours.

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Airline Vows To Change Its Ways On Ground Delays

Carrier Wants To Avoid Congressional Intervention 

In an attempt to heed the anguished cries of hundreds of passengers trapped on tarmacs this winter, imprisoned by inadequate planning and apparent lack of compassion by the commercial airline industry -- while also avoiding Congressional action -- United Airlines announced it is changing its policies on ground delays.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.31.07)

Aero-Linx!

Aerospace Blockset provides specialized blocks for modeling, integrating, and simulating aerospace systems using mathematical representations from references and first principles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.31.07): BFR

Aero-Terms!

Biennial Flight Review -- A Flight Review is required once every two years (24 calendar months).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.31.07)

"There are two aspects to this. One is, is the patient himself highly infectious? Fortunately, in this case, he's probably not. But the other piece is this bacteria is a very deadly bacteria. We just have to err on the side of caution."

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie Gerberding, commenting on the case of an unidentified airline passenger diagnosed with a particularly drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.

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OK TFR: 06.02.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2647  Issue Date: May 30, 2007 at 0001 UTC  Type: Space Operations 

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