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March 17, 2007

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-06-02 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes, Model A320-111 airplanes, and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-06-03 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-06-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Socata

AD NUMBER: 2007-06-04 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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EAA Notes Many In Congress Are Concerned About User Fees

Gives Breakdown Of New GA Charges Under Airline-Backed Plan

Several members of the House Subcommittee on Aviation expressed a wide range of concerns Wednesday to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey on the administration’s proposed plan to revamp the agency’s funding mechanism. Representatives with the Experimental Aircraft Association tell ANN Blakey appeared at the subcommittee’s hearing to discuss the Administration's FAA Reauthorization Proposal.

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Several US Airlines Eager For Open Skies

But Congress Has Concerns

When it came to soliciting support for a controversial plan to ease restrictions on access to US and European airports, it appears several US carriers were pretty easily bought. In fact, it seems all it took was a single word: "Heathrow."

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NASA's Griffin Says China May Reach Moon Before US

Budget Cuts Open The Door For Other Nations

The combination of a concerted, well-staffed effort by China -- along with recent budget cuts and the resulting delays at NASA -- may very well mean the Chinese will beat the US back to the Moon, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told Congress this week.

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Baldwin Aviation Achieves IS-BAO Certification

Applies ISO-9000 Principles To Aero-Businesses

Baldwin Aviation Inc. (BAI), a service company founded in 2004 to assist flight departments in meeting regulatory requirements and establishing safety-oriented operating standards, has become the first firm of its kind to achieve the International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) Registration.

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Embry-Riddle Pushes Ahead Order For 10 DA42s

Planes Will Arrive By Fall 2007

The ill wind that struck the Daytona Beach, FL campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University late last year has brought about something of a benefit. Students at the university will be able to enjoy a jet-like training experience a bit sooner that originally planned, when the campus takes delivery of 10 new Diamond DA42 Twin Star aircraft in the Summer and Fall semesters, 2007.

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The ISS Is Falling! But NASA Isn't Concerned

Station Hits Lowest Average Altitude In History Of Project

Say... is that bright light in the sky getting closer? If you're looking at the International Space Station... why yes, it is. But NASA says there's no reason panic.

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Acrohelipro Appoints Scott Starick To Post At AL Facility

Assumes Role As Avionics Manager For Acrohelipro-Alabama

Acrohelipro Global Services Inc. told ANN Friday Scott Starick was recently named Avionics Manager for Acrohelipro-Alabama, the company's helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul facility located in Andalusia, AL.

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UAVs A Familiar Sight In Southern New Mexico Skies

Tests Performed At Holloman AFB Makes UAVs Safer For Piloted Aircraft

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Tularosa Basin aren't new. Planes without pilots have been flying in and out of Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM for years as drones and aerial targets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.17.07)

Aero-Linx!

Wanna get your hands on a Pentagon report? Well you can.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.17.07): Lomcovak

Aero-Terms!

An aerobatic maneuver that combines extreme roll pitch and yaw changes to produce a violent movement of the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.17.07)

"No."

Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, when asked this week before a Congressional committee if she felt general aviation would be harmed under the FAA's funding proposal.

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