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September 26, 2007

Virginia SATSLab Partners With Air Taxi Association

Aims To Bring Increased Service To Old Dominion

The Virginia SATSLab, Inc., (VSATS), along with the Air Taxi Association (ATXA), recently announced a partnership that will bring next-generation air taxi focus to Virginia.

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NBAA 2007: Aerion Updates Progress Of SST Business Jet

New Laminar Flow Flight Tests Planned; Search Continues For OEM

Aerion Corporation told attendees at this week's NBAA 2007 conference in Atlanta the company's supersonic business jet design has reached an advanced stage of refinement... and Aerion continues in discussions with major aircraft manufacturers to produce the aircraft.

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CA TFR: 09.27.07 - 09.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8249 Issue Date: September 25, 2007 at 2153 UTC Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 2140 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 0040 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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MN TFR: 09.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8225 Issue Date: September 25, 2007 at 1851 UTC Location: Minneapolis Center, Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: September 26, 2007 at 1830 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 26, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt iron mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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UT TFR: 09.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8181  Issue Date: September 25, 2007 at 1354 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City, Utah  Beginning Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 1740 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 28, 2007 at 1950 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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FL TFR: 09.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8267 Issue Date: September 26, 2007 at 1200 UTC Location: Miami Center, Kennedy Space Center, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 1050 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 27, 2007 at 1236 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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Company Plans Approach-Path Advertising Near Busy Airports

Ad-Air Hopes To Capitalize On Captive Audiences

For many decades now, airplanes have been used to tow banners and write enormous smoky messages, hoping to draw the attention of people on the ground to advertisements in the sky.

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It Flies! First KC-X Spec KC-30 Takes To The Skies

...But Can It Pass Gas?

Northrop Grumman tells ANN the first KC-30 Tanker aircraft completed its maiden flight Thursday, less than 75 days after intial assembly began on the competitor for the US Air Force KC-X contract.

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Certified! Honeywell's TFE731-50R Turbofan

New Engine Powers Hawker 900XP

Honeywell announced Wednesday at NBAA 2007 it has received Federal Aviation Administration certification for its TFE731-50R turbofan engine that Hawker Beechcraft Corporation selected to power its new Hawker 900XP.

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NBAA 2007: Embraer Shows Two New Concepts In Atlanta

Midsize, 'Midlight' Jets Slot Between Phenom, Legacy

Brazilian planemaker Embraer presented its new midsize (MSJ) and midlight (MLJ) executive jet concepts this week at NBAA 2007. A full-scale mock-up of the MSJ under study is on display on the show floor.

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Winglet Wonder: Cessna Flies Winglet-Equipped Citation X

Elliptical Design Expected To Expand Performance Envelope

Cessna and Winglet Technology LLC announced this week at NBAA 2007 the beginning of flight testing of Winglet Technology's patented Elliptical Winglet on the Citation X.

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Clifford Development Appoints Re-engining Service Center

Great Lakes Aviation AZO Will Support Citation II & S/II Programs

Clifford Development announced this week at NBAA 2007 the appointment of Great Lakes Aviation AZO as a service center to support the company’s Citation II and Citation S/II re-engining programs.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.26.07

The Latest In BizAv, With NBAA President Ed Bolen

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.26.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.26.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Latest In BizAv, From The Man Who Knows Best -- 09.26.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Ed Bolen, president of NBAA.)

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NBAA 2007: Piaggio, Avantair Sign New Agreement

22-Plane Deal Worth More Than $150 Million

Piaggio Aero Industries and Avantair signed an agreement this week at NBAA 2007 calling for 22 Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft to be delivered to Avantair starting in 2011 and continuing through 2012. The pending deal is worth more than $150 million.

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NBAA 2007: Jet Source Emphasizes 'Green' Programs

Solar Energy To Power New Nevada Facility

Full-service aviation provider Jet Source chose to emphasize its commitment to the environment at NBAA 2007. The company tells ANN it is focused on maintaining a leading-edge for the next generation of aviation through a variety of innovative advancements and accomplishments... including an unprecedented reliance on solar power.

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IRIS: L-3's Infrared Imaging Systems

L-3's Kim Stevenson talks about their Infrared Imaging System with ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell.

FMI: www.l-3avionics.com

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.26.07

L-3 introduces SmartDeck, and Cirrus is the first customer.
Piper chooses Garmin for the PiperJet.
And XOJET stuns NBAA with two big announcements.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.26.07

L-3 introduces SmartDeck, and Cirrus is the first customer.
Piper chooses Garmin for the PiperJet.
And XOJET stuns NBAA with two big announcements.

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ANN Special Feature: NBAA President Ed Bolen - 09.26.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association, about industry trends and the record success of the group's 2007 convention in Atlanta.

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NBAA 2007: Evolution-Oriented Conference Opens... With Some Hotter News

'Epic' Deals Aplenty In Atlanta

The 60th Annual National Business Aviation Association Convention officially kicked off Tuesday morning, with a series of early morning events before the 10:00 am ribbon cutting that opened the exhibit floor to the record-setting 28,000 delegates who pre-registered for the show.

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NBAA 2007: Record Attendance Marks Opening Day

Over 27,000 Attendees Registered... BEFORE The Doors Opened!

Maybe it's the Atlanta weather... or the fact this year's conference of the National Business Aviation Administration marks the 60th Annual Meeting and Convention for the organization.

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NBAA 2007: L-3's GH-3000 Selected As Standard Equipment In Cessna CJ4

Continues Streak Of Availability In Citations

L-3 Communications announced this week at NBAA 2007 it has been selected by Cessna to supply its Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS) Model GH-3000 as standard equipment aboard the Cessna CJ4. The program is valued at $11 million.

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Bad Phone Line Snags Memphis Center Operations

Problem Grounds All Traffic Within 250 Miles

A problem traced to a faulty phone line resulted in significant air travel delays across the southeastern US Tuesday, as all airline traffic within 250 miles of Memphis, TN was grounded for hours.

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NBAA 2007: FLIR Systems Unveils Low Cost EVS3 Thermal Imager

Bringing FLIR To The Masses

FLIR Systems announced the recent release of EVS3, a low-cost, environmentally sealed, compact thermal imager built specifically for the general aviation industry.

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NBAA 2007: Cessna Announces 30-Plane Mustang Order

Largest Single Order To Date For VLJ

The hits just keep on coming for Cessna at NBAA 2007. At a Tuesday briefing in Atlanta, the planemaker announced a 30-plane order for its Citation Mustang light jet from an unnamed European customer.

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NBAA 2007: Grob Aerospace Notes Sales, Development Progress

Third spn Aircraft To Enter Test Fleet Soon

Grob Aerospace announced this week at NBAA 2007 it has received over 70 orders for its spn light business jet. Recent orders have come primarily from corporate customers across Europe and the USA, adding to earlier announced orders for the spn across four continents, including a couple of strategically key commitments out of operators in the Middle East.

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NBAA 2007: ImagineAir Signs Deal To Raise Capital For Fleet Expansion

Intends To Add As Many As 24 Planes

ImagineAir has signed a deal with the specialty investment banking firm RockBridge Capital Partners, Inc. to raise $18.2 million for the addition of as many as 24 aircraft.

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NBAA 2007: Max-Viz, Forward. Vision. Partner On GA EVS

Aim To Bring FLIR To All Private Aircraft

Max-Viz, Inc., provider of Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for business aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft, tells ANN it has teamed with Forward. Vision., provider of forward looking infrared systems for the general aviation fleet, to deploy this life saving technology to General Aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.26.07): Lazy Eight

Aero-Terms!

A mild aerobatic maneuver developed from a pair of 180 degree turns in opposite directions, with alternating climbs and dives.  It is often said that lazy eights are easy to do, but difficult to do well.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.26.07)

"Epic wants to become the number one or number two business jet maker in the world."

Source: An anonymous source to ANN, regarding Epic Aircraft's plans to extend far beyond the company's current strategy of marketing a handful of experimental turboprops and jets to builders, and applying lessons learned there to its plans to certify versions of those aircraft.

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