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May 13, 2008

FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7434  Issue Date: May 13, 2008 at 2159 UTC  Location: SEBASTION , Florida  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 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7435  Issue Date: May 13, 2008 at 2233 UTC  Location: MT BALDYLIFORNIA , California near POMONA VORTAC (POM)  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, 661-265-8205 

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'Tumbling Bear' Recovering Following Tumble At Modesto Show

Zlin 50 Impacted Near End Of Runway During Performance

From the sound of it, Rob Harrison is one lucky guy. The 66-year-old air show performer is recovering in a Modesto, CA hospital, after his Zlin 50 impacted the ground near the end of his routine at Modesto Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday.

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OH TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7295  Issue Date: May 13, 2008 at 1426 UTC  Location: RAVENNA , Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME (ACO)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: May 13, 2008 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: CLEVELAND ARTCC (ZOB) Automated Flight Service Station, 440-774-0426 

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Valkaria Update: Worst Has Passed, For Now

But Flames -- And Airport Opponents -- Still Threaten

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.13.08 1435 EDT: Moments ago, Aero-News received an update on the situation at Florida's Valkaria Airport, which Monday was threatened by flames approaching from a large brush fire.

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Passenger Charged After Using Cell Phone On Southwest Flight

Tells FAs "Kiss My [Expletive]" When Told To Hang Up

Here's a friendly hint: when the flight attendant tells you NOT to take that call... you'd better follow their advice, regardless of circumstances. Alas, an Austin, TX businessman failed to heed repeated warnings to do just that on a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Austin to Dallas, and was charged with a crime as a result.

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Southwest Borrows $600 Million To Shore Up Finances

They Don't Need It Now, But May Need It Later

It's a financial conundrum: the best time to borrow money is when you don't particularly need to, and the worst time to do it is when you need the extra cash the most. Southwest Airlines -- arguably the healthiest of all US airlines right now, in terms of profitability -- took that advice to heart this week, and borrowed $600 million to bolster its already healthy financial reserves.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada To Power New Learjet 85

All-Composite Bizjet Will Sport PW307B Turbofans

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW307B engine has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace to power the all-new composite Learjet 85 midsize business jet. The PW307B turbofan engine, rated in the 6,000-pound-thrust class, is the newest member of the increasingly popular PW300 family.

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Airbus Confirms Changes To A380 Production Plan

Scales Back 2009, 2010 Deliveries Due To Transition Problems

Airbus has completed the A380 program review, and is now informing customers about changes to its delivery schedule.

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Hawker 750 Achieves EASA, Other International Certifications

Builds On Successful 800-Series Midsize Bizjet Line

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the newest aircraft in the Hawker family, the new light-midsize Hawker 750, on April 30. In addition to EASA certification, the Hawker 750 also received type certifications in India, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.

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Embraer Selects Melbourne, FL For US Phenom Assembly Line

Will Invest $50 Million To Establish Facility At MLB

 It's official! Embraer announced Tuesday it plans to invest an estimated US$ 50 million for the establishment of a new facility in the United States dedicated to its executive jets business. The new 150,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will house a final assembly line, the first for Embraer in the U.S. It will be capable of producing both the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jet models, as well as a paint shop and a delivery and customer design center.

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NWA Flight Diverts After Wing Panel Hits Horizontal Stab

Second Missing Panel Problem Involving Boeing 757

A Northwest Airlines Boeing 757-200 bound for Detroit from Los Angeles made an unexpected stop in Las Vegas Monday, after a wing panel reportedly fell off in flight and struck the plane's horizontal stabilizer.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.13.08

Does The FAA Undersell GA Safety? With CFI Max Trescott

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.13.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.13.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Does The FAA Undersell GA Safety? 05.13.08 (ANN Special Report, with 2008 National CFI of the Year Max Trescott.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.13.08

A Florida airport is threatened by an arson fire.
Virgin America wants to serve Chicago O'Hare.
And NTSB says a Reno racer fell victim to wake turbulence.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.13.08

A Florida airport is threatened by an arson fire.
Virgin America wants to serve Chicago O'Hare.
And NTSB says a Reno racer fell victim to wake turbulence.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Max Trescott, Low Expectations - 05.13.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with 2008 National CFI of the Year Max Trescott about the FAA's low expectations for general aviation safety, and what it would take to improve the record.

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AD: Dornier/328 Support Services GmbH

AD NUMBER: PL2008-10-51 MANUFACTURER: 328 Support Services GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2008-10-51 SUMMARY: The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, notified the FAA that an unsafe condition may exist on all Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 airplanes.

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Aero-TV Checks Out The Latest News From Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics' Evolution EFIS Now Approved In Nearly 400 Aircraft Models

It's been a whirlwind year for the folks of Aspen Avionics. Just a few weeks ago, Aspen received its Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD), from the almighty FAA.

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Aero-TV Checks Out The Latest News From Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics' Evolution EFIS Now Approved In Nearly 400 Aircraft Models

It's been a whirlwind year for the folks of Aspen Avionics. Just a few weeks ago, Aspen received its Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD), from the almighty FAA.

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Senators Join PASS In Call For Improved Staffing

33 Lawmakers Appeal To FAA For More Technicians

On Friday, 33 members of the US Senate sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell questioning the inadequate staffing levels of the FAA technical workforce.

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Report: ILFC May Split From AIG Due To Troubles

Parent Company Posted $7.8 Billion Loss

Sometimes, it's truly frightening how interconnected the global economy is today. Consider the following: International Lease Finance Corp. -- the world's largest lessor of commercial airliners -- may split from parent company American International Group, due to the insurance company's staggering financial slump.

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ABX Pilots Take Out Ads To Ask 'Hard Questions'

Want Investors To Grill Management About Recent Decisions

When all else fails, take your fight to the court of public opinion. More than a few companies and groups have used this strategy recently... and now, pilots at cargo hauler ABX Air have followed suit.

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NTSB Issues Report On 2007 L-39 Downing At Reno

Wake Turbulence, Low Altitude Contributed to Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report last week on the cause of the tragic accident at the 2007 Reno National Championship Air Races that brought down an Aero Vodochody L-39C, fatally injuring the pilot.

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Gone West: Former Astronaut Dr. Ronald Parise

Two-Time Shuttle Payload Specialist Was 56

An astronomer and computer specialist who went on to fly on two space shuttle missions has lost a three-year battle with brain cancer. Former shuttle payload specialist Dr. Ronald A. Parise, PhD, died at his home in Silver Spring, MD on Friday. He was 56.

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Pilot Questioned After Busting P-49 Over Crawford

Accidental Incursion Second Reported In Three Weeks

Maybe he just wanted to drop off his wedding gift early? A pilot had to answer some questions last week, after he accidentally overflew the dreaded P-49 restricted area over the Bush ranch in Crawford, TX.

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EADS Defends Commitment To Keeping KC-45A In Alabama

Critics Say Company Could Pull US Production

Despite his company's recent, high-profile win of the US Air Force KC-X tanker contract a few months ago, it isn't easy being EADS North America chief Ralph Crosby right now... as that success has only served to paint a larger bullseye on the company's back, with Boeing supporters drawing a bead.

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Great Lakes Takes Over Passenger Service To Jonesboro, AR

Carrier Replaces Mesa in Essential Air Service Program

A $1.6 million contract was approved by the US Department of Transportation last week, outlining plans for Great Lakes Aviation to provide passenger air service to Jonesboro, AR.

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Boeing, El Al Finalize Triple-7 Deal

Israel's Flag Carrier Signs For Four 777-200ERs

Boeing and El Al Israel Airlines announced Monday the two companies recently completed an order for four 777-200ERs (Extended Range).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.13.08)

Aero-Linx!

Space Adventures' vision is to open spaceflight and the space frontier to private citizens. Over the next decade Space Adventures will fly more people to space than have made the journey since the dawn of the Space Age.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.13.08): Central Peak

Aero-Terms!

The outermost part of a planetary magnetosphere; the place where the supersonic flow of the solar wind is slowed to subsonic speed by the planetary magnetic field.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.13.08)

"It's absolutely about keeping EADS and Airbus from manufacturing airplanes in the United States."

Source: EADS North America chief Ralph Crosby, about continuing protests from Boeing and its supporters on Capitol Hill regarding the selection of the Northrop Grumman/EADS KC-45A for the US Air Force KC-X tanker contract.

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MO TFR: 05.21.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7149 Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1504 UTC Location: Sedalia, Missouri near COLUMBIA VOR/DME (COU) Beginning Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to the Black Daggers parachute demonstration during the Salute to Veteran's Celebration Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbia (COU) Air Traffic Control Tower, 573-442-1051 Controlling Facility: ZKC ARTCC

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NY TFR: 05.22.08 - 05.25.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7175 Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1716 UTC Location: Jones Beach Monument, Farmingdale, New York near DEER PARK VOR/DME (DPK) Beginning Date and Time: May 22, 2008 at 1400 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 25, 2008 at 1900 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other flight teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: New York (N90) TRACON, 516-683-2984

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MO TFR: 05.26.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7144  Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1459 UTC  Location: Columbia, Missouri near COLUMBIA VOR/DME (COU)  Beginning Date and Time: May 26, 2008 at 1915 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 26, 2008 at 2040 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration during the Salute to Veterans Celebration Airshow  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Columbia (COU) Air Traffic Control Tower, 573-442-1051  Controlling Facility: ZKC ARTCC 

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MD TFR: 05.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7169 Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1711 UTC Location: Annapolis, Maryland near BALTIMORE VORTAC (BAL) Beginning Date and Time: May 20, 2008 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2008 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Potomac (PCT) TRACON, 540-349-7541

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MO TFR: 05.23.08 - 05.26.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7148 Issue Date: May 12, 2008 at 1502 UTC Location: Columbia, Missouri near COLUMBIA VOR/DME (COU) Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2008 at 1945 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 26, 2008 at 0145 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Salute to Veteran's Celebration Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbia (COU) Air Traffic Control Tower, 573-442-1051 Controlling Facility: ZKC ARTCC

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