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August 22, 2007

Aerosonic Purchases Op Technologies

Says Buyout "Reduces Our Cost And Time To Market" Of New Products

ANN has learned Aerosonic Corporation, supplier of aircraft instrumentation and avionics equipment, has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Oregon-based glass panel manufacturer Op Technologies.

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4166 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 2207 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , Rosette, Utah near LUCIN VORTAC (LCU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4108  Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 1653 UTC  Location: Seattle Center, Tonasket, Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520 

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4182 Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 0313 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 7 NW of Missoula, Montana Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4159 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 2046 UTC Location: Los Angeles Center , Lompoc, California near GAVIOTA VORTAC (GVO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 805-692-5735

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4161 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 2053 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , 17 NNW Tremonton, Utah near MALAD CITY VOR/DME (MLD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NTSB Will Investigate LAX Runway Incursion

Jets Came Closer Than Previously Reported

The National Transportation Safety Board says it will investigate last week's runway incursion in Los Angeles, CA... in which two airliners may have missed each other by less than 40 feet.  

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Handheld Device May Show Astronauts When They're Not At Their Best

"Just Because You Feel Okay Doesn't Necessarily Mean You Are Okay"

With all the recent focus on the "human-ness" of astronauts -- see allegations of flying drunk, and astronaut love triangles -- it stands to reason someone would come up with an electronic device to detect less-than-optimal emotional states.

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Boeing To Lay Off 149 Senior IT Staff

Planemaker Outsourcing Its Computer Systems Work

Following in the footsteps of many an American corporation, Boeing has decided to outsource its information technology work in a move that will result in layoffs.

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Typhoons Intercept Russian Bomber Near UK Airspace

Tensions Mount Between Countries

As ANN recently reported, Russia seems bent on reasserting its place on the global stage of aerial warfare. The former Soviet Union recently stepped up surveillance flights of Cold War-era Tu-95 "Bear" bombers, to the chagrin of the United States and NATO.

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Russian Company Seeking Assembly Work On A320 Successor

Country Wants No. 3 Spot In Commercial Airline Market

Moscow-based OAO United Aircraft Corp. is actively seeking to take part in work on an Airbus A320 successor, as it competes with China for the number-three spot in the commercial airline market.

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FAA Investigates Pilot Who Flew Under CA Bridge

Sheriff's Helo Forced Ultralight To Land After Complaints

Fooling around in an ultralight aircraft may net some serious charges to a California pilot.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.22.07

Sending Your News To ANN

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.22.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.22.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Sending YOUR News To Aero-News: 08.22.07 (ANN Special Feature, with tips on sending in news items to ANN.)

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Black Hawk Down Near Baghdad

Fourteen Soldiers Lost In Apparent Accident

A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down north of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing the 14 soldiers onboard.

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Report: USAF Straining Under Budget Woes

Service May Look To Bailouts From Pentagon, Congress

Like the rest of us, the United States Air Force is learning it needs to live within its means... and money really doesn't grow on trees after all.

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TX TFR: 08.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4018 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 0010 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 1520 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 1625 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-09 MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede 93-07-11 and AD 94-04-16, which apply to certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B series airplanes.

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AD: Sikorsky

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-05 MANUFACTURER: Sikorsky SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-05 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S92-A helicopters.

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AD: Diamond

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-06 MANUFACTURER: Diamond SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-18 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-18 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.22.07

Marion Blakey will segue from the FAA to an aviation industry association.
Delta's board of directors announces its new CEO.
And Garmin says it has solved the problem with the G1000.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.22.07

Marion Blakey will segue from the FAA to an aviation industry association.
Delta's board of directors announces its new CEO.
And Garmin says it has solved the problem with the G1000.

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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock, Getting News to ANN - 08.22.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with managing Editor Rob Finfrock about when and how you should submit news from your company or organization to Aero News Network.

FMI:

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Officials Suspect Fuel Leak Contributed To China Airlines 737 Explosion

Aviation Experts From Japan, Taiwan And US Will Conduct Investigation

The explosion that blew apart a China Airlines 737-800 Monday while it taxied to its gate at Okinawa's Naha airport may have been provoked by a massive fuel leak from the jet's right engine.

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Tucson Police Dept. Auctions Off Its One And Only Plane

Hopes To Replace With Newer Model

If you're a pilot looking for an older Skyhawk to restore, the Tucson (AZ) Police Department might have a deal for you. The department is auctioning off its 1966 Cessna 172G (similar to type shown below), to raise funds to purchase a newer aircraft.

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Second Body Found On Sierra Nevada Glacier

Believed To Be WWII Aviator Lost In '42 Accident

A writer searching for the engine of an AT-7 navigational plane that went down during a training mission shortly after takeoff on November 18, 1942 -- for a book he's writing on the accident -- discovered a body atop a glacier in the Sierra Nevada range... that is believed to be one of three aviators on board that flight.

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Ukraine Says No Proof Missile Shot Down Russian Airliner

Sibir Tu-154 Crashed In October 2001

Upholding an earlier ruling that Russian investigators failed to prove a Ukranian missile was responsible for the October 2001 downing of a Sibir Airlines Tu-154, on Tuesday a Ukranian court ruled Russia's account of the incident doesn't tell the whole story.

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Operation Deep Freeze 2007-08 Begins In Antarctica

C-17s Deliver Passengers, Cargo To McMurdo Station

Operation Deep Freeze 2007-08 winter flights began August 20 from Christchurch, New Zealand, ending more than five months of isolation for the research station as the first C-17 Globemaster III delivered passengers and cargo to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

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NASA Selects Orion Vibration Test Capability Contractor

Will Measure Vibration Qualities Of Capsule

NASA has selected Benham Constructors LLC of Oklahoma City to receive a contract to design, build and commission a vibration and acoustic test capability that will support development of the Orion crew exploration vehicle. Orion will carry astronauts to the International Space Station and back to the moon in the next decade.

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KC-30 Tanker Boom System Passes 130 Flight Test Hours

Next Up -- Inflight Contacts, Fuel Transfers

Northrop Grumman tells ANN the KC-30 Tanker's fly-by-wire boom has completed more than 130 hours of evaluations during 50 flights, demonstrating what the company says is the maturity of the world's most advanced military aerial refueling system.

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Aviall Names New Senior VP For Operations

Ed Dolanski Comes From Raytheon

Boeing subsidiary Aviall, Inc. announced Tuesday that Ed Dolanski has been appointed senior vice president, Operations, for Aviall Services, Inc.

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Avianca Airlines Upgrades Avionics On 38 Aircraft

Rockwell Collins Will Fly On Colombian Carrier's Planes

Avianca Airlines announced Tuesday it will equip 38 new aircraft with an expanded suite of Rockwell Collins avionics. The national flag air carrier of Colombia will include a MultiScan Hazard Detection System in their order. Delivery is scheduled for early 2008.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.07)

Aero-Linx!

The National Smokejumper Association, through a cadre of volunteers and partnerships, is dedicated to preserving the history and lore of smokejumping, maintaining and restoring our nation's forest and grassland resources, and responding to special needs of smokejumpers and their families.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.07): Hot Streaking

Aero-Terms!

A hot section malfunction in which the flame penetrates through the entire turbine system and into the tail pipe.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.22.07)

"What's important is that our passengers forgive us."

Source: Zhao Guo-shi, president of China Airlines. Officials are investigating reports fuel was leaking from the starboard engine of a China Airlines 737-800 as it taxied after landing at Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan on Monday. The jet soon became engulfed in flames, but everyone onboard the airliner was able to escape the plane before it exploded.

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4096 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 1544 UTC Type: Hazards

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4107 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 1653 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4063 Issue Date: August 21, 2007 at 1402 UTC Type: Security

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