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February 06, 2008

MN TFR: 02.06.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3721 Issue Date: February 06, 2008 at 1447 UTC Type: Hazards

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AR TFR: 02.06.08 - 02.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3750 Issue Date: February 06, 2008 at 1708 UTC Type: Hazards

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AK TFR: 02.06.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3791 Issue Date: February 06, 2008 at 1922 UTC Type: Hazards

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AK TFR: 02.06.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3800 Issue Date: February 06, 2008 at 1926 UTC Type: Hazards

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MN TFR: 02.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3722 Issue Date: February 06, 2008 at 1451 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.06.08

The Fall Of Silver State Helicopters, Part One Of Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.06.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Fall Of Silver State Helicopters: 02.06.08 (ANN Special Report, with Ed Booth and Don Maciejewski, Board-Certified Aviation Law attorneys with the firm Zisser, Rob

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Blakey Says FAA Budget Provides Needed Boost to NextGen

Former Administrator Continues To Tout Party Line

Just because her office address has changed, doesn't mean former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's views on funding the agency -- and the much-bandied "next generation" air traffic control system -- have been altered in the slightest.

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Medevac Helo Down Near South Padre Island

Two Lost, Third Missing After AS350 Nighttime Crash

Being part of a medevac crew is one of the most noble, and most hazardous, professions in the aviation community... and sadly, at least two more members of that fraternity were lost Tuesday night, in a helicopter accident near South Padre Island, TX.

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LCC No More: Say Hello To The Cessna Citation Columbus

Pelton Terms Uber-Citation "Cessna's Greatest Achievement"

Just moments ago, Cessna revealed at a press conference in Washington, DC details of its recently-announced large cabin, intercontinental aircraft... the Model 850 Citation Columbus. Introduced as a proof-of-concept at NBAA 2006, Cessna was given the go-ahead for the program by the Textron board of directors in January, as ANN reported.

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Pilot Arrested In March 2007 Garuda Indonesia Accident

Aviation Community Protests, Fears Ramifications

The arrest this week of the pilot of a Garuda Indonesia 737 that crashed on landing last year was met with protests within the aviation community, and renews the debate over whether commercial pilots should be held criminally responsible for accidents.

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JetBlue Stock Surges After Profit Announcement, Lufthansa Partnership

But Some Say The Boom Will Be Short-Lived

While many stocks are down over the past few weeks, JetBlue's stock price has seen a resurgence. But analysts and competitors remain skeptics, and say the rise in the company's valuation will be temporary.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.08

New proposed budget, same old user fees and taxes.
Airline performance declined in 2007, and don't hold your breath for 2008.
And Congress will analyze the safety data NASA refused to unscram

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.06.08

New proposed budget, same old user fees and taxes.
Airline performance declined in 2007, and don't hold your breath for 2008.
And Congress will analyze the safety data NASA refused to unscramble

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ANN Special Feature: Part I - Silver State Helicopters, Expanded Coverage - 02.06.08

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Ed Booth and Don Maciejewski, Board-Certified Aviation Law attorneys with the firm Zisser, Robison, Brown, Nowlis & Maciejewski, PA, about Sunday's sudden closing

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FAA Extends Pilot Safety Program At American Airlines

Gives Pilots, Management More Time To Sort Out Issues

An innovative pilot safety program at American Airlines will survive the next few months, after the FAA granted a temporary reprieve as airline executives and union officials bicker over how to administer the program.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On SoCal Helo Accident

Witnesses Say R-22 Was Flying Low Over Freeway Before Impact

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released its Preliminary Report on the January 25 downing of a Robinson R-22. As ANN reported, the accident claimed the life of the recently-certificated pilot onboard.

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Able Flight 'Graduate' Launches Philadelphia Flight School

Will Train Pilots With Or Without Disabilities

Less than a week after becoming the second Able Flight scholarship winner to earn his pilot’s certificate, Sean O’Donnell of Philadelphia was negotiating the purchase of a specially-adapted Sky Arrow, the same aircraft model used during his training.

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Bell Helicopter, Hawker Beechcraft Announce 2007 Sales Numbers

Two Plus Nine... Carry The One...

On Tuesday, two notable general aviation and bizav manufacturers released their final sales numbers for 2007, ahead of next week's Annual Industry Review meeting of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC.

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AD: Eurocopter France

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-07 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model AS 332 L2 helicopters.

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AD: Cirrus

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-16 MANUFACTURER: Cirrus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Models SR20 and SR22 airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-10 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 525, 525A, and 525B airplanes.

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AD: Piaggio

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-14 MANUFACTURER: Piaggio SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Socata

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-15 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-15 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-12 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes.

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Talking GA: A Few Moments With Congressman Vernon Ehlers

Finally... A Politician Who KNOWS The Value Of Aviation!

When ANN's Aero-TV crews scoured the runways and byways of Oshkosh last summer, ANN's Maxine Scheer had the chance to meet up with an uncommon fellow... Congressman Vernon Ehlers, a highly educated and motivated member of Congress who not only appreciates aviation, but appears to be working hard to help it along.

Aero-TV: Some Plane Talk With Congressman Vernon Ehlers

Finally... A Politician Who KNOWS The Value Of Aviation!

When ANN's Aero-TV crews scoured the runways and byways of Oshkosh last summer, ANN's Maxine Scheer had the chance to meet up with an uncommon fellow... Congressman Vernon Ehlers, a highly educated and motivated member of Congress who not only appreciates aviation, but appears to be working hard to help it along.

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Congressman Seeks GAO Review Of Air Safety Results

Says "NASA Won't Do The Work"

One lawmaker believes the results of interviews with pilots regarding air safety should finally get the analysis they deserve... and called on the Government Accountability Office to sift through over 24,000 interviews with pilots, conducted over four years under NASA oversight.

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NASA Clears Atlantis For Thursday Launch

But Weather Threatens Oft-Delayed Shuttle Flight

We're at less than two days and counting for first available launch opportunity for the space shuttle Atlantis, on its twice-delayed mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for Thursday at 1445 EST, according to NASA.

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Bigelow Aerospace, Lockheed Martin Nearing Deal For Launch Services

Atlas V401 Called Into Service For Inflatable Space Habitats

It could be a big step for a promising commercial space transport provider. Bigelow Aerospace tells ANN the company and Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services are engaged in discussions, and converging on terms for Lockheed to supply Atlas V launch vehicles to provide crew and cargo transportation services to a Bigelow-built space complex.

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United Alters Checked Baggage Policy

Only One Bag Free, As Of May 5

In an effort to cut costs, while also generating more revenue, this week United Airlines made a significant change to its checked baggage policy. As of May 5, travelers who purchase non-refundable or discount domestic flight tickets will be limited to one -- and only one -- free bag on United, Ted, and United Express flights.

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Canadian Pilots Say Passenger Profiling May Be Way To Go

Wants Country To Develop Program Similar To TSA, El Al

Passenger profiling has some negative connotations in today's politically-correct society, but a growing number of governments are becoming believers in the technique as a tool to make airline flight safer. Now, the Air Line Pilots Association International, representing 2,100 Canadian pilots at six airlines, wants Canada to develop a profiling program of its own.

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NASA Cheers Increase In Funding Under Bush Budget Proposal

Includes Money To Spur COTS Development

NASA applauded President Bush's $17.6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2009, to continue exploring the solar system, building the International Space Station, studying Earth from space and conducting aeronautics research. NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale said the increase for the agency's 2009 budget demonstrates Bush's commitment to the agency's missions.

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Leap Frogs Jump Into SoCal To Promote Fitness, Service

Hope To Recruit New SEALs

The US Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, started off their schedule last week by promoting the first SEAL Fitness Challenge of 2008. Sponsored by Naval Special Warfare, the Challenge will tour colleges around the country to promote fitness and to encourage potential candidates to enlist and become a SEAL.

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Cessna Names Shih To Oversee China Operations

First Up: Building The SkyCatcher

Cessna announced Monday the planemaker has appointed Mike Shih to lead the company's China operations.

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CAPBOR Says Presidential Candidates Mum On Passengers' Rights

Adds Senate Plans To 'Kick the Can' On PBOR

The Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights issued a challenge Monday to each of the presidential candidates, to make public their positions on the rights of airline passengers to not be subjected to more than three hours on airport tarmacs and to be provided a minimum amount of food, water, medical attention and other basic human essential needs during lengthy tarmac delays.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.08)

Aero-Linx!

This site is dedicated to creating a pictorial history of the 320 Fokker Dr.I built during World War I, and the great fighter pilot Manfred Von Richthofen, also known as The Red Baron.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.08): Land Breeze

Aero-Terms!

A coastal breeze blowing from land to sea. Land breezes, which normally blow at night, are caused by a temperature difference when the sea surface is warmer than the adjacent land.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.06.08)

"When the public pays for five years of government work designed to help us improve flying safety, I think the public deserves to get a report back on what was learned. NASA won't do the work, so I am asking the GAO to bring back some answers to the committee that we can then share with the country."

Source: Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN). This week, Gordon called on the Government Accountability Office to look into the results from over 24,000 interviews with pilots, conducted over four years under NASA oversight as part of the National Aviation Operations Monitoring System (NAOMS) project.

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