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October 30, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.31.07

Bombardier introduces a completely new Learjet.
A union says airline maintenance inspectors have been muzzled.
And Congress gets hold of the NASA safety survey matter.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.31.07

Bombardier introduces a completely new Learjet.
A union says airline maintenance inspectors have been muzzled.
And Congress gets hold of the NASA safety survey matter.

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ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Design - 10.31.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks about innovation, and how it's received within the industry, with Cirrus Design President Alan Klapmeier.

FMI: www.cirrusdesig

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AZ TFR: 10.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2372  Issue Date: October 30, 2007 at 0159 UTC  Location: Albuquerque Center, Greasewood, Arizona near GALLUP VORTAC (GUP)  Beginning Date and Time: October 30, 2007 at 1300 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 30, 2007 at 1800 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Gas release  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580 

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AZ TFR: 10.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2373 Issue Date: October 30, 2007 at 0201 UTC Location: Albuquerque Center, Ganado, Arizona near GALLUP VORTAC (GUP) Beginning Date and Time: October 30, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 30, 2007 at 1800 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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OR TFR: 10.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2456 Issue Date: October 30, 2007 at 1637 UTC Type: Hazards

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Sporty's Founder Hal Shevers Reflects On First Solo... 50 Years Ago

Will Be Inducted Into Flight Instructors Hall Of Fame Next Week

Aero-News received the following letter Tuesday morning from Hal Shevers, founder of Sporty's Pilot Shop... reflecting on but some of his achievements, going back to his first-ever solo flight in a Cub, on October 30, 1957.

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Bombardier Launches All-New Learjet NXT Bizjet

Will Be Positioned Between Midsize, Super Midsize Segments

It's not every day a brand-new -- make that ALL-new -- Learjet is announced... but on Tuesday, Bombardier Aerospace launched its latest Lear, tentatively named Learjet NXT, the next generation of jets to carry the storied Learjet name.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.30.07

Aspen Avionics CEO John Uzekaj

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.30.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.30.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Latest From Aspen Avionics: 10.30.07 (ANN Special Feature, with company president and CEO John Uczekai.)

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China Conducts First ADS-B Trials At Chengdu, Jiuzhai Airports

Sensis Technology Tested For Use By Commercial Aircraft

Sensis Corporation tells ANN it was recently selected by the Air Traffic Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China to deploy Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, both located in central China.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.30.07

An insider breaks down the numbers of Cessna and Columbia.
The FAA says we were safer last year.
But do government agencies give us the whole story?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.30.07

An insider breaks down the numbers of Cessna and Columbia.
The FAA says we were safer last year.
But do government agencies give us the whole story?

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ANN Special Feature: John Uczekaj, Aspen Avionics - 10.30.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with John Uczekaj, President and CEO of Aspen Avionics. The company is selling lots of copies of its Evolution modular glass panel, and just moved into a big new headquarters

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Alenia Suspends 787 Fuselage Shipments

Says It's Awaiting Revised Plan From Boeing

Finmeccanica SpA subsidiary Alenia Aeronautica announced Monday it has suspended further shipments of Boeing 787 fuselage segments until the American planemaker sets a new schedule for production of the upcoming composite-bodied airliner.

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CubCrafters Offers To Foot The Bill For Tailwheel Endorsement

Part Of Company's "Only In A Taildragger" Campaign

CubCrafters announced Tuesday an industry-first program intended to allow broader participation in the fun and adventure of tailwheel flying.

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Airbus Workers Threaten Strike To Stop Plant Sales

Say Opposition Has Gone Unheeded

If you didn't listen to us before... maybe you'll listen when we walk off our jobs. That's the message Airbus workers have for management at EADS, who threaten to strike if the European aerospace consortium fails to listen to their opposition to the planned sale of four plants. 

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DWC Air Traffic Management Program Rated Tops In New England

Among Nation's Top Four, Best Among Private Schools

Long-recognized for its nationally-accredited Air Traffic Control (ATC) Management Program, Daniel Webster College was pleased to learn recently its program ranked #1 in New England -- and #4 in the nation -- among the FAA-approved CTI (College Training Initiatives) colleges and universities. The college was also the top private institution for Air Traffic Control programs, with the first three being public colleges or universities.

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High-Flying Marines Go To Ground To Stop SoCal Blazes

MWSS-373 Builds Fire Breaks Around Palomar Observatory

As Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions flew through the air fighting the devastating wildfires of San Diego last week, a handful of wing Marines assisted state and federal firefighters battling blazes on the ground.

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Long Islanders Buzzing About Increased Helo Noise

Blame Wealthy Hamptons Residents

What sounded like a motorcycle at full throttle above their Port Washington cape first caught the attention of Donna Szewczyk and her husband, Tom, last fall. By the following summer, a steady procession of helicopters buzzed their home from morning until night, rattling their windows, their china and their nerves.

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Demise Of Southwest 'Cattle Call' Garners Mixed Reactions

Good For Biz Travelers, Mayhem For Families

Southwest Airlines' recent decision to eliminate pre-boarding for families with small children has alienated many loyal customers, while many others applaud the move, according to USA Today.

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Able Flight Announces Two New Scholarship Winners

National Program Has Awarded 10 Scholarships In 10 Months

On Monday, Able Flight announced its latest winners of flight training scholarships for people with disabilities. Receiving awards are Jessica Scharle of Chapel Hill, NC, and Tyler Ryan of Walden, NY.

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Lockheed Martin Teams With Boeing, Others For NextGen Efficiency

Alliance Announced At Air Traffic Control Association Conference And Exposition

Lockheed Martin -- along with Boeing, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Harris Corporation -- announced the formation of an industry alliance to help the implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) System Wide Information Management (SWIM) initiative.

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Power System In Question On International Space Station

Spacewalking Astronaut Found Metal Shards On Joint

NASA has scrapped a plan to test a shuttle heat shield repair technique so astronauts have time to study a critical part of the International Space Station's power system that is now in question, NASA said Monday.

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Would Releasing Airline Statistics Needlessly Worry Passengers?

NYT Makes Case For NASA's Withholding Of Safety Survey

Last year, passengers flew 760 million times on airline flights in the United States, with just one death -- a mechanic who fell while trying to close the door of a parked Boeing 737.

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Singapore Airlines Says No To A380 Nookie

Superjumbo Beds Are Not For Rocking

Despite the airlines’ offering of the world’s first airborne bed for two on its Airbus A380, Singapore Airlines cabin crew will be put to the test to police amorous couples, according to the London Times.

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FAA Considers Allowing Defibrillators At Air Traffic Facilities

Acting Administrator Sturgell Considering Policy Change

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is hopeful the Federal Aviation Administration will allow devices used to help heart attack victims in air traffic facilities, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

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MCO Mulls Upgrade, Or New Terminal, For Int’l Passengers

It’s Cheaper To Remodel

Just a few minor modifications to the Orlando International Airport (MCO) terminal to add passenger capacity could forestall the need to build the new South Terminal, according to the Orlando Business Journal. But the modifications won't come cheap -- costing as much as $400 million, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority was told last week.

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Wings Club Donates $50,000 To Corporate Angel Network

Recognizing 25 Years Of Dedication To Cancer Patients

Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the national public charity that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients by using empty seats on business aircraft, was presented a $50,000 check today in a ceremony held during the Wings Club’s 65th Annual Dinner-Dance at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

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Drought Means End To Water Cannon Salutes At ATL

Honor Reserved For Dignitaries, Aircraft, Retiring Pilots

It's a tradition that brings a tear to the eye of many pilots, and aviation enthusiasts... the water salute. But for officials at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, it's also a huge water-waster.

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Report: TSA Threatens Man For Asking Who Would Pay For Broken Laptop

Agency Supposed To Pay If A Claim Is Filed

A passenger whose laptop computer was broken by Transportation Security Administration guards was reportedly threatened with arrest recently, for complaining about the damage and asking who would pay to repair it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.30.07): Rigid Airship

Aero-Terms!

A form of lighter-than-air flying machine. Rigid airships have a framework of aluminum alloy covered with fabric.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.30.07)

"The most important thing is not to jump into debt we don't need."

Source: Jeanne Van Meter, board member of the Greater Orlando (FL) Aviation Authority, which oversees Orlando International Airport. A few minor modifications to the MCO terminal to add passenger capacity could forestall the need to build the new South Terminal, but the modifications won't come cheap -- costing as much as $400 million, the authority was told last week.

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IN TFR: 11.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2309 Issue Date: October 29, 2007 at 1836 UTC Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Beginning Date and Time: November 01, 2007 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 01, 2007 at 1705 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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