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April 25, 2007

Skybus Set To Begin Service May 22... And May Make Southwest Look Ritzy

Absolute No Frills Carrier Offering $10 Fares

New budget carrier Skybus Airlines says it is all set for an ambitious launch next month. The carrier will start by offering nonstop service from Ohio's Port Columbus International Airport to the Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay and Seattle/Vancouver areas, and to Ft. Lauderdale, Richmond, Kansas City and Greensboro/Winston-Salem with $10 tickets available on every flight.

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Alliance For Aviation Across America 'Sets Record Straight' On FAA 'Fact' Sheet

Says Agency's Recent Claims Amounts To Latest "Rhetoric"

On Wednesday, the Alliance for Aviation Across America issued its response to the FAA's "Fact" Sheet on the user fee battle, released this week.

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USAF Thunderbirds F-16 Suffers Bird Strike During Performance

Pilot Lands Safely, Show Goes On

On the same day the US Navy's Blue Angels lost one of their pilots during a performance in South Carolina, the US Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team experienced a mishap as well.

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TX TFR: 04.25.07 - 04.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9210 Issue Date: April 25, 2007 at 1439 UTC Location: Houston Center , Eagle Pass, Texas near LAUGHLIN VORTAC (DLF) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: April 28, 2007 at 0932 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for rescue Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Houston Center (ZHU) Center, 281-230-5560

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.25.07

Jeppesen, Diamond Aircraft Talk About Their New Online Training Program

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.25.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.25.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- More On The New Jeppesen/Diamond Aircraft Training Program: 04.25.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Kert Thielen of Jeppesen and Scott McFadzean of Diamond Aircraft.)

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No One Injured As T-28 Comes Down On SoCal Beach

Pilot Declared Emergency, Avoided Coastal Power Plant

Two persons onboard a vintage T-28 Trojan escaped without injury Tuesday, when their aircraft suffered an apparent engine fire that forced them to ditch the aircraft on a beach near Oxnard, CA.

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Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada Annouce New Boeing 787 Orders

Airlines Become Largest European, N. American Dreamliner Customers

Boeing continues to rack up orders for its 787 Dreamliner, which is due to be unveiled to the public in just under three months from now. On Tuesday, Boeing confirmed it received a new order for 15 787-9s from Virgin Atlantic... and Air Canada said it was more than doubling its existing order for 14 Dreamliners.

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American Aviation Shows Off Alliant-Equipped King Air At Lakeland

Panel Adds To Cockpit Awareness, And Aircraft Value

American Aviation, Inc. a full-service FBO located at the Hernando County Airport (KBKV), had its newly-completed Alliant King Air 200 integrated flight deck conversion on display for viewing and demo flights during the Lakeland 2007 Fly-In, which wrapped up Monday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.25.07

The FAA releases a fact sheet on reauthorization.
Politicians at all levels speak out against user fees.
And NBAA offers a new resource in the user-fee battle.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.25.07

The FAA releases a fact sheet on reauthorization.
Politicians at all levels speak out against user fees.
And NBAA offers a new resource in the user-fee battle.

Sponsored By...

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ANN Special Feature: Kert Thielen, Jeppesen - 04.25.07

Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kert Thielen of Jeppesen and Scott McFadzean of Diamond Aircraft about their companies' collaboration on a new online training program for private pilots.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2007-08-08 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 72-22-01, which applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) (The Beech Aircraft Company and BEECH previously held Type Certificate Nos. 3A15, 3A16, 5A3, and A-777) Models 33, 35, 36, 45, and 95 series airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2007-09-01 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-09-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 182 series airplanes that are equipped with Air Plains Services Corporation Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA00152WI.

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AD: Short

AD NUMBER: 2007-08-09 MANUFACTURER: Short SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Gee... The G3 Is Another Step In The Right Direction (Part One)

Another Step In A Truly Evolutionary Program

Flight Test Report and Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell While I've flown virtually every type of piston Cirrus that Alan and Dale have built, the most notable aspect of what they've done revolves around their 'utter failure' to leave well enough alone. While a number of aircraft designs have seen few changes over the course of many decades... it doesn't take long (weeks, maybe) before the Klapmeier boys are fiddling around with the their airplanes and looking to improve the breed -- even after a major upgrade.

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AOPA Says Alaska Doesn't Like User Fee Scheme

Lawmakers Note Detrimental Effects For State That Relies Heavily On GA

Alaska, home to a bustling general aviation industry, is sending a strong message about its dislike for the FAA's funding proposal. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN the Alaska House on April 24 unanimously passed a resolution pointing out the harsh economic impact the FAA's plan would have on the state's economy.

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Boeing, Virgin Atlantic Joining To Develop Biofuel

Aircraft Fueled by Soybeans?

Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson has entered into a partnership with Boeing to develop a bio-fuel for jet engines... and both parties believe they can fly a 747 with one engine running on biofuel as early as next year.

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UP Aerospace Readies Second Launch Attempt

Scheduled For Saturday Liftoff

After its initial launch failed seconds after liftoff last year, Connecticut-based UP Aerospace tells ANN it is geared up for a second try this weekend. The mission, named "SL-2", will fly a wide range of educational experiments and commercial payloads into space.

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Prince George Airport To Expand Runway

Hopes To Lure Asian Cargo Traffic

Hoping to attract Asian cargo flights currently stopping in Alaska, airport officials in Prince George, British Columbia are proposing a $30 million runway expansion project expanding the main runway to 11,400 feet, allowing it to accommodate large cargo jets.

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EADS Refueling Boom Surpasses 70 Flight Hours

Tested On A310; Destined For A330-Derived Tankers

Representatives with EADS tell ANN the company's fly-by-wire aerial refueling boom has completed 25 test flights and logged over 70 flight hours, validating the system's capabilities through a wide range of operating speeds and deployment conditions.

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For 2007 Stringer Positions With ANN!

We're looking ahead to some big events coming up over the next few months. We'll definitely need several stringers for Oshkosh this year, and for other upcoming aero-events.

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Blue Grass Airport Opens New Concourse Addition

Six Boarding Gates, More Space For Cargo Ops Added

Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY has opened its Concourse B addition that has been under construction since July 2005. It includes six new passenger boarding gates, additional passenger seating, more restroom facilities and space for a new retail outlet scheduled to open in the fall of 2007.

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Sporty's Offers Way For Pilots To Practice On Avionics

Power Supply Offers Hours Of Juice

There's no better way to become proficient with your new glass cockpit or panel-mount GPS or to prepare for tomorrow's flight than sitting in the actual airplane with the avionics running. The problem is that your airplane battery won't last.

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Medical Helo Makes Forced Landing

Patient On Board; No Injuries Reported

A HealthNet medical helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing Monday after experiencing engine problems in flight.

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KSAT Receives Three Bomb Threats Saturday

Caller IDs Specific Dallas Flight

The San Antionio International Airport received several calls Saturday morning threatening a bomb in its Terminal One about 1030 local time, that identified a specific Dallas-bound flight.

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Aviation Capital Group Orders 20 Airbus A320s

Leasing Group Builds On 70-Plus Airbus Fleet

United States based lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) placed a firm order this week for 20 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The order is for four A319s, 14 A320s and two A321s.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.25.07): HASELL

Aero-Terms!

Cockpit checks prior to stall/spin, aerobatics, (practice) forced landing. Height, Airframe, Security, Engine, Location, and Lookout.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.25.07)

"This sends a strong message from an important aviation state and a local community within that state that user fees and a near quadrupling of aviation fuel taxes is a bad idea. It comes at a critical time as Congress is drafting its version of the FAA funding bill."

Source: Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs, on a resolution passed unanimously by the Alaska House pointing out the harsh economic impact the FAA's proposed reauthorization plan would have on the state's economy.

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