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April 22, 2008

TX TFR: 04.22.08-04.26.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4353  Issue Date: April 22, 2008 at 1426 UTC  Location: SJT COLISEUM , Texas near SAN ANGELO VORTAC (SJT)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: April 26, 2008 at 0100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: FORT WORTH (ZFW) Automated Flight Service Station, 817-858-7503 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.22.08

NBAA Recognizes The Smaller Side Of BizAv

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.22.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.22.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NBAA Recognizes The Smaller Side Of BizAv: 04.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with NBAA President Ed Bolen.)

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Burbank Officials Want Nighttime Traffic To Go To VNY

Propose Ban On Overnight Operations

If Hollywood moguls flew their private jets over your home at all hours of the night, what would you do? It's been a growing problem for years for residents near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA.

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Reports: Russian Capsule Nearly Burned Up On Reentry

Three Cheers For The Sturdy Soyuz!

We had a hunch Russian officials and their counterparts at NASA may have downplayed the severity of this weekend's less-than-optimal reentry of the Soyuz space capsule carrying a South Korean 'tourinaut' and two members of the Expedition 16 crew. After all... what images does the phrase "ballistic trajectory" conjure up in your mind?

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Northrop Grumman Says KC-45A Won On Its Merits, Period

Disputes Boeing Claims Of Bias In USAF Decision

In the weeks ahead, look for both Boeing and Northrop Grumman to step up their public statements regarding the US Air Force KC-X contract bid. The Government Accountability Office is due to rule on or before June 19 on a protest filed by the American planemaker, over the bid going to the Airbus-sourced KC-45A.

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American Airlines, FAA Clash Over Groundings

Inspectors Have Until May 30 To Complete Overdue Checks

American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey personally apologized to the public last week for 3,300 flights cancelled over MD-80 inspection issues. This week, American has come out swinging at the FAA... and in the New York Times, no less.

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UAL Posts Staggering $537 Million First Quarter Loss

Worst Showing Since Chapter 11 Exit

Few companies are able to survive losing $537 million over a three-month period, especially if that trend continues. That's the problem now facing UAL Corp., parent company of United Airlines.

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Airbus To Flight Test Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Engine

Tests To Begin Later This Year

Life often comes around, full-circle... just ask Airbus and Pratt & Whitney. The two aerospace companies announced this week they will partner on flight testing the Geared Turbofan engine, using an Airbus-owned A340 flying test bed.

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Former AMR Chairman Says Airlines Should 'Charge More, Merge Less, Fly Better'

Crandall Calls Today's Airlines "Laggards In Every Category"

Tell us how you really feel, Bob. In a scathing editorial in Monday's New York Times, former AMR Corp. Chairman Robert Crandall expressed what he feels is the real answer to the problems facing the domestic airline industry -- a belief summed up in the op-ed's title, "Charge More, Merge Less, Fly Better."

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UIA Adds 737-300SF To Freighter Fleet

Expands Eastern European Outfit's Sphere Of Operations

Ukraine International Airlines announced this week it recently signed a contract to lease one Boeing 737-300SF freighter aircraft from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS). UIA is the first customer in Ukraine to add the 737-300SF freighter to its fleet.

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'Aviation Ambassadors' Program Returns For Pilots Flying In Virginia

Department of Aviation Receives Grant To Continue Popular Program

A promising program to reward pilots flying throughout the state of Virginia has received a second chance, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society and its partners.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.22.08

FAA reauthorization is on the move in the US Senate...finally.
American Airlines criticizes the FAA for changing rules in mid-game.
And observing the 50th anniversary of United Flight 736.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.22.08

FAA reauthorization is on the move in the US Senate...finally.
American Airlines criticizes the FAA for changing rules in mid-game.
And observing the 50th anniversary of United Flight 736.

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ANN Special Feature: NBAA President Ed Bolen - 04.22.08

Today, we'll hear about NBAA's new event, focused on members who operate small aircraft in their businesses, as announced at Lakeland by President Ed Bolen.

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AD: Kelly Aerospace

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-17 MANUFACTURER: Turbochargers SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Kelly Aerospace Power Systems turbochargers.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-18 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-18 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-15 MANUFACTURER: Dornier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Gulfstream

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-19 MANUFACTURER: Gulfstream SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-19 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-21 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-21 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 SE, -100 STD, and -100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-100IGW, -100 LR, and -100 STD airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-10R1 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-10R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes.

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AD: Dassault Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-20 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-20 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-24 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-24 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700,-700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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An Aero-TV Overview: Women In Aviation 2008 Conference

The 19th Annual International Women in Aviation (WAI) Conference is now history but statistics showed it to be the organization's biggest Conference ever, and both ANN and Aero-TV were there to cover it all.

An Aero-TV Overview: Women In Aviation 2008 Conference

The 19th Annual International Women in Aviation (WAI) Conference is now history but statistics showed it to be the organization's biggest Conference ever, and both ANN and Aero-TV were there to cover it all.

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Reports: Air France-KLM Washes Hands Of Alitalia

Withdraws Bid After Weeks Of Bickering; Will Aeroflot Step In?

Buon riddance. On Monday, Air France-KLM announced it has formally withdrawn its takeover bid for Alitalia, after negotiations with the beleaguered Italian flag carrier fell apart over union protests.

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B-2s Back In Action Following Safety Review

Investigation Into Takeoff Crash Continues

A B-2 Spirit made a successful return to flight April 15 at Missouri's Whiteman Air Force Base, following a 53-day safety pause for the aircraft following the first-ever crash of a stealth bomber February 23 in Guam.

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FAA Names Robert Tarter Head Of ATO Safety Services

Currently Serving With US Air Force

On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration named Air Force Reserve Brigadier General Robert O. Tarter as Vice President of Safety Services for the Air Traffic Organization (ATO).

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US-Based Aircraft Lessor Signs For 17 Boeing 737s

Planemaker Touts Backlog Of Over 2,100 Aircraft

Boeing and US-based commercial aircraft leasing company Aviation Capital Group (ACG) announced Monday an order for 17 737 airplanes. The order, valued at more than $1 billion at current list prices, was previously accounted for on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries Web site attributed to an unidentified customer.

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Prince William Lands Chopper In Girlfriend's Yard

RAF Chief Calls Incident "Sheer Stupidity"

ANN reported a little over one week ago on Britain's Prince William wrapping up his fixed-wing and rotorcraft pilot training with the Royal Air Force... and we're now happy to report the young royal is making excellent use of those skills. London's Daily Mail reports the prince landed his RAF Chinook in his girlfriend's backyard, while he participated in an official military exercise earlier this month.

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Spacehab Partners With Space Florida On ISS Project

Launches Microgravity Biotech Industry On Station

Commercial space provider Spacehab, Incorporated, along with Florida Governor Charlie Crist, recently announced the Company’s partnership with the state of Florida to establish a space-based, biotech corridor that stretches from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth-based Florida facilities and resources such as the Space Life Sciences Lab at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

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Rolls-Royce Names New President For Helicopter Engines

Ken Roberts Joined Enginemaker In 1981

Rolls-Royce has appointed Ken Roberts as President, Helicopter Engines, effective immediately. Roberts, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, US, will be responsible for the global leadership of the company’s helicopter engine business.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.08)

Aero-Linx!

"Flights of Inspiration" is for anyone who has an interest in the history and science of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.08): Fence

Aero-Terms!

A chord-wise projection on the surface of a wing, used to modify the distribution of pressure.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.08)

"The B-2 is airpower at its purest, most elegant and deadliest form. (It is) an aircraft that cannot be denied access with its range, payload and stealthiness. It has everything that is required to hold at risk any of America's enemies anywhere, anytime, and we can do it from here."

Source: Brig. Gen. Gary Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, on the successful return to flight of the B-2 Spirit bomber last week. Air Force officials approved the so-called "stealth" bombers for return to service April 15, following a 53-day safety standdown in the wake of a February 23 takeoff crash in Guam.

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CA TFR: 04.25.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4139 Issue Date: April 21, 2008 at 1231 UTC Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: April 25, 2008 at 0330 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 25, 2008 at 0530 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 05.02.08 - 05.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4199 Issue Date: April 21, 2008 at 1557 UTC Location: Temple, Texas near TEMPLE VOR/DME (TPL) Beginning Date and Time: May 02, 2008 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 04, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Central Texas Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Gray Approach Control (GRK) Approach Control, 254-553-2526 Controlling Facility: Fort Worth ARTCC ARTCC

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MS TFR: 04.25.08 - 04.26.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4211 Issue Date: April 21, 2008 at 1711 UTC Location: Jackson, Mississippi near JACKSON VORTAC (JAN) Beginning Date and Time: April 25, 2008 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 26, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Demonstrations by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Team Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Hawkins Field (HKS) Air Traffic Control Tower, 601-965-5790

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