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June 18, 2007

UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4754  Issue Date: June 17, 2007 at 1839 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4771  Issue Date: June 18, 2007 at 0216 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4830  Issue Date: June 18, 2007 at 1425 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.18.07

Improving Proficiency, To Improve Safety

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.18.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.18.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Improving Safety Through Greater Proficiency: 06.18.07 (ANN Special Feature, with veteran CFI Bob Miller.)

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News From Paris: Aerion Updates Progress Of SST Bizjet Program

Seeks To Attract Launch Partners, Customers At Le Bourget

Aerion engineers tell ANN the company continues to fine tune various aspects of the design for its planned supersonic business jet, and to add detail to systems architecture.

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FAA Reopens Comment Period On New Propeller Standards

Manufacturers, GAMA Granted 45-Day Extension

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday it will reopen the comment period on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) affecting revised certification standards for aircraft propellers.

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Flight Design Appoints Two New Distributors For Northern US

Serving Upper Midwest, Great Lakes Territories

Flight Design USA, importer of the popular Flight Design CT light sport aircraft, tells ANN it recently appointed two new regional distributors. Joining the US organization are LSA North and Hillsdale Aero.

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UK's PFA Issues Two Urgent Bulletins For Europa Aircraft

Tailflutter Suspected In Fatal Accident

Aero-News has learned the United Kingdom's Popular Flying Association has issued two mandatory safety bulletins to all Europa owners, following a recent fatal accident which appears to have involved an in-flight break up caused by tailplane flutter.

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News From Paris: Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk Helos To Jordan

Three UH-60Ls First Of Eight Planned Deliveries

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. tells ANN it announced the delivery Monday of three UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to the Kingdom of Jordan and the scheduled delivery of another five in 2007. Sikorsky made the announcement at the Paris Air Show.

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News From Paris: Cessna Completes 5000th Citation

Also Touts Accomplishments Of Newest Family Member

Cessna announced Monday at the Paris Air Show it recently put into operation the 5,000th Citation business jet, a Citation X. The aircraft will be displayed at several air shows and events this year, including the National Business Aviation Association annual meeting September 25-27.

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News From Paris: Airbus Wins Important A350 XWB, A380 Orders

European Planemaker Shows Renewed Strength At Le Bourget

Airbus is off to a rollicking start at the Paris Air Show, with orders from a variety of carriers that also include vindication, of sorts, for two of its most trouble-plagued aircraft.

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News From Paris: Boeing Wins 40 737-900ER Orders From Lion Air

Also Earns Six-Plane 777 Freighter Order From GECAS

While the order perhaps doesn't carry the gravitas of rival Airbus' strong first-day showing at the Paris Air Show, Boeing was still proud to note a new order for the longest-legged variant of the American planemaker's erstwhile 737.

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News From Paris: Bombardier Signs Strategic Deal With AVIC I

MOU To Develop Chinese Regional Plane May Hold Promise For CSeries

The big deals continued Monday from Paris. China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC I) and Bombardier Aerospace announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a new, long-term strategic cooperation in the five-abreast, 90- to 149-seat commercial aircraft market.

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Boeing Says First 787 Will Fly A Bit Later Than Hoped

Targeting Mid-September For First Test Flight

Boeing conceded Monday the first flight of its much-anticipated 787 Dreamliner may not occur until mid-September, towards the latter half of its previously-announced six-week window for the event.

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Sippy-Cup Drama Puts TSA On The Offensive

Invites Website Visitors To "Decide For Yourself"

The Transportation Security Administration -- apparently a bit singed from constant accusations of duplicity and incompetence -- responded in a most unusual way to a news story this weekend regarding an incident at Reagan National Airport last week.

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News From Paris: P&WC Celebrates Launch Of Rapid Response Center

Notes Global Expansion Of Service Network

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) tells ANN it is celebrating the recent launch of a new rapid response Customer First Centre, and the expansion of its service center and parts distribution network worldwide, at this week's Paris Air Show in Le Bourget.

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Eagle Air Flight Makes Belly Landing At BHE

Passengers Praise Pilot For Fire-Free Landing

An Eagle Air Beechcraft 1900 turboprop enroute from Timaru to Wellington, carrying 15 passengers and two crew members, was forced into a gear-up landing Monday morning at Blenheim's Woodbourne Airport in New Zealand.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.18.07

The Department of Homeland Security goes after small planes, and even boats.
A Kentucky Congressman wants an independent FAA review.
And those Russian computers are back on line.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.18.07

The Department of Homeland Security goes after small planes, and even boats.
A Kentucky Congressman wants an independent FAA review.
And those Russian computers are back on line.

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ANN Special Feature: Bob Miller, Over The Airwaves - 06.18 .07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with veteran CFI Bob Miller this week about stress and performance, and why improving pilot proficiency will pay bigger safety dividends than attempts to reduce stress.


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Two Lost In Europa XS Takeoff Accident

CA Home-Built Plane Accident Under Investigation

Two people perished Saturday morning when their two-seat Europa XS crashed on takeoff from Livermore Municipal Airport (LVK), reported the San Jose Mercury News.

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

Another Step In A Very Evolutionary Program

Flight Test Report and Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell Read Part One Read Part Two Read Part Three When ANN last regaled you with tales from our G-3 flight test, ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, was doing one of the things he does best... taking it slow.

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Airbus Chief Denies A350 XWB 'Not Precisely Defined'

Airbus' Gallois Retaliates At Boeing Interview

It ain't easy being Airbus these days. Particularly for Airbus Chief Louis Gallois, who went on defense Saturday after reading an interview Friday with Boeing Chief Executive James McNerney in the French daily Le Monde that "we still don't know what this model (A350 XWB) will be like."

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Angry Reaction To Selection of Lockheed To Replace Canada's Aging Transports

Unfair, Say Three Aerospace Firms

And the winner of the $3.2 billion contract to replace the Canadian military's aging Hercules transports is - Lockheed Martin and its C-130Js.

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Earth To STS-117: We're Expecting You Home Thursday

All Appears Ready For Shuttle Return

Ah, the staple. It's very small and it can be very sharp, and it can be deployed in such a manner - like in space - to fasten down a loose corner of a shuttle thermal blanket to allow the heat shield to do its job and permit the crew of STS-117 to return home Thursday.

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Klyde Morris (06.18.07)

Klyde Sees An Ulterior Motive For Airbus' CO2-Cutting Plan...

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'Wings On Strings' Kite Festival Comes To Oshkosh

EAA Draws Kite Enthusiasts To Oshkosh

Who doesn't like to watch a kite float through the air?

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Composites Will Likely Play Even Larger Role In Aviation Industry

That Guy In "The Graduate" Was Right

Even 40 years after his father's friend whispered what he saw as the future into Dustin Hoffman's ear in The Graduate ("plastics"), it turns out he was right  - and then some, particularly for the aviation industry.

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China Puts Out The Help Wanted Sign

240,000 Civil Aviation Personal Needed Over Next 20 Years

With the Chinese civil aviation industry developing at a pace double that of the world average, China is facing greater shortages of pilots, crew members, and maintenance personnel, according to a report from China Academy of Personnel Science.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.18.07)

"We are saying to the manufacturers, 'Here's what the plane should look like.' Our loyalty is to the airline industry that serves the public, and the product has to be optimized for the airlines and not for the manufacturers. We are thinking about what the customer and what the industry need 20 years from now."

Source: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, founder and chief executive of Los Angeles-based International Lease Finance Corporation. Hazy reportedly continues to pressure Airbus on its design of the upcoming A350 XWB, specifically telling the European planemaker it should change its design to a composite-barrel fuselage, similar to the Boeing 787, instead of Airbus' choice of composite panels over an aluminum frame.

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