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September 04, 2007

Boeing Earns 15-Plane Order From Aviation Capital Group

Leasing Agent Adds More 737s

Boeing and Aviation Capital Group (ACG) announced Tuesday the leasing company has placed an order for 15 additional Next-Generation 737s. The order, worth approximately $934 million at list prices, was recently posted to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries Web site attributed to an unidentified customer.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5815 Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 1458 UTC Type: Hazards

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5833 Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 1720 UTC Type: Hazards

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5819 Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 1530 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5759  Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 0338 UTC  Location: Oakland Center, 10 Miles North of Greenville, California near AMEDEE VOR/DME (AHC)  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: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5864 Issue Date: September 04, 2007 at 2024 UTC Type: Hazards

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Eurocopter Makes Presence Known In Poland

Sees Need For Over 100 Helos

In conjunction with parent company EADS, helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter is showing a strong presence at this year's MSPO in Kielce, Poland.

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Faulty Fuel Valve Bumps Next Atlas V Launch

Will Lift Off Eight Days Later Than Originally Planned

A needed hardware upgrade will push the scheduled launch date for an Atlas V rocket off about one week.

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Avidyne Names Patrick Herguth As Chief Operating Officer

Former GE, Planar Systems Exec

Avidyne Corporation announced Tuesday the appointment of Patrick Herguth as the company's new Chief Operating Officer. A veteran of General Electric and Planar Systems, Herguth brings experience in high-growth businesses and mission-critical products to help guide the continuing expansion of Avidyne’s avionics product lines and market presence, according to the avionics manufacturer.

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Search Continues For Missing Adventurer Steve Fossett

Fossett "Overdue" After Taking Off In Super Decathlon

We have but the sketchiest of details to go on right now, but ANN has learned that a search is on for world-record holding pilot and adventurer, Steve Fossett. Fossett was reported as having departed Nevada's Hilton Ranch airport in a blue and white Super Decathlon, Monday night, and has not been seen since.

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Hawker Beechcraft Nets Orders From Jet Asia, Hainan Airlines Subsidiary

Ten New Orders Tallied At Asian Aerospace 2007

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) tells ANN it received a pair of orders -- from Jet Asia Limited, and Deer Jet, subisidary of Hainan Airlines Company Group Limited -- at Asian Aerospace 2007 in Hong Kong.

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Missouri CAP Member Perishes In Labor Day Accident

Witnesses Say Low-Time Student "Buzzed" Homes

An award-winning first lieutenant with the Civil Air Patrol Missouri Wing, Pony Express Composite Squadron, was killed Sunday afternoon when the Cessna 172 he was flying went down in the backyard of a residence near Union Star, MO.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.04.07

Transitioning From IFR To VFR Conditions, With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.04.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Transitioning From IFR To VFR Conditions: 09.04.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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C-172 Down in Lake Erie: One Rescued, Two Missing

Youngest Child Rescued By Witness; Search Continues For Father, Nine Year-Old

The search for a father and his nine year-old son continues in Ohio after their C-172 went down in Lake Erie Monday night. Another son, a seven year-old, was rescued from the water by a witness from Kelleys Island.

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NAFI Names August 2007 Master Instructors

"The Best Of The Best"

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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Thunder Mustang Down/Destroyed, Pilot John Parker OK

An Amazing Racing Plane Consumed By Fire

One of the most intriguing aircraft to populate the Reno Sport Class racing circuit is no more. 'Blue Thunder,' John Parker's amazing Thunder Mustang was involved in a take-off accident that put the aircraft off the runway, where a fire ensured, destroying the aircraft.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, IFR to VFR, GPS Direct - 09.04.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about an incident in which a stall/spin accident started with a decision to attempt a spiral through a cloud gap to make a visual app

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.04.07

Epic Aircraft to get 200-million...from one investor!
Boeing may face further delays for the Dreamliner.
And the GAO is still on the Airforce about CSAR.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.07

Epic Aircraft to get 200-million...from one investor!
Boeing may face further delays for the Dreamliner.
And the GAO is still on the Airforce about CSAR.

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Report: Further Delays Possible On Dreamliner Production

First Flight Could Be Pushed Into Late October... Or Beyond

Is the Dreamliner giving Boeing engineers nightmares? The Seattle Times reported Saturday further delays may be in store for Boeing's much-anticipated 787 Dreamliner. The company will reportedly announce  Wednesday the first flight of the 787 could be pushed into late October or later, according to a source close to the program.

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An Aero-TV Update... The Calm Before The Storm

God Help Us, We're Just A Few Days From The "Big Launch"

There is an old Chinese proverb that goes something along the lines of "be careful of what you wish for, as you may find it." I've come to be very fond of that saying as Aero-TV has progressed over the last six months from what was once an intriguing idea, to an amazing (if a little crazy) program, to be taken on by an even more amazing team of committed people, to what it is now -- a burgeoning reality that is but days away.

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ESA Celebrates SMART-1 Anniversary

European Moonshot Yielded Valuable Data

As ANN reported one year ago, Europe reached the Moon for the first time as scientists on Earth eagerly watched SMART-1's spectacular impact. The European Space Agenct says results from the impact analysis and from the instruments still keep coming, one year after SMART-1's September 3, 2006 lunar impact.

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Inspectors Discover Missing Washer On ANA 737

Still Unknown When Washer Turned Up Missing

The explosion of a China Airlines Boeing 737-800 while it was taxiing at Okinawa's Naha Airport in Japan on August 20 prompted an emergency check of similar aircraft in several countries, including the US, as ANN reported. The explosion has been attributed to a bolt from the wing slat that came loose and pierced the fuel tank.

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ALAFCO: Deal Cancellation No Big Deal

Nixed Deal For 19 Planes Over Parliamentary Debate Delays

As ANN reported, Kuwait Airways Corp.'s order for 19 new aircraft from Aviation Lease and Finance Co. (ALAFCO) was cancelled last week. The $3 billion dollar deal, for seven Airbus A320s and 12 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, failed to meet proper government approval.

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Aussie Shells Out $123,000 for Ticket Aboard First A380

Buyer Says Flight Equals Maiden Flights Of Concorde, 747

Singapore Airlines is all set to receive its newest acquisition, the world's first Airbus A380, on October 17... and is using the opportunity to spread a little kindness.

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Beech Bonanza Down In Tennessee, Five Lost

Ministers Were Heading To Meeting On New Church

A Beechcraft Bonanza went down in a remote and rugged area of Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee Sunday shortly after takeoff... killing all on board.

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Aircraft Debris Located From 1971 C150 Accident

Loggers Locate Aircraft Parts In Dense Woods

Rusty aircraft debris located in north-central Wisconsin last week has been traced to a fatal accident that occurred in 1971.

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Airwake Analysis Keeps Navy Ships Safe For Aviation

Battling The Burble Pays Off In Increased Safety

Aircraft pilots have the third most dangerous job in the world (behind fishermen and loggers), according to a Bureau of Labor statistics report for 2005. Naval pilots who must land their aircraft aboard a moving ship have additional risks associated with their work.

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Embraer Delivers Virgin Blue's First E-170

Will Be First ETOPS-Certified E-Jet

Brazilian planemaker Embraer recently delivered the first Embraer 170 jet to Australia's Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd., during a ceremony held at Company headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Virgin Blue has six firm orders for the Embraer 170 and 14 for the Embraer 190.

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Cessna Ditches In Tree Near CA Shopping Mall

Witness Says Pilot Reported Running Out Of Fuel

A pilot attempting an emergency landing at San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport in California reportedly overshot the runway and wound up in a tree in a shopping mall parking lot.

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Dassault Aircraft Services Names Bob Sundin Senior VP, COO

Once Managed Bombardier Service Facilities

Aero-News has learned Dassault Aircraft Services recently named Bob Sundin to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He'll oversee operations at both the Wilmington, DE and Little Rock, AR Service Centers and will also be responsible for developing new company owned service centers in the domestic United States.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.04.07)

Aero-Linx!

World War One aviation history is rich and fascinating. It was a period of very rapid technological development, in which aircraft evolved from their humble beginnings as slow moving and fragile powered kites into quick, agile, and sturdy war machines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.04.07): Zero Fuel Weight

Aero-Terms!

The weight of an aircraft with the entire useful load except the fuel on board. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.04.07)

"We have in place contingency plans that would protect the planned May 2008 first delivery in the event that the date of first flight moves... The target date could well move into the fall as we proceed through the complex work of final assembly, systems integration and structural testing."

Source: Boeing spokeswoman Yvonne Leach. The Seattle Times reported Saturday further delays may be in store for Boeing's much-anticipated 787 Dreamliner. The company will reportedly announce Wednesday the first flight of the 787 could be pushed into late October or later, according to a source close to the program.

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5730 Issue Date: September 03, 2007 at 0225 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , 19 NE McCall, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5742 Issue Date: September 03, 2007 at 0850 UTC Type: Hazards

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5726  Issue Date: September 03, 2007 at 0139 UTC  Location: Seattle Center, 24 NM West of Redmond, Oregon near DESCHUTES VORTAC (DSD)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520 

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5717  Issue Date: September 02, 2007 at 1514 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 13 NW of Cascade, Idaho  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5753 Issue Date: September 03, 2007 at 1951 UTC Type: Hazards

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5745 Issue Date: September 03, 2007 at 1402 UTC Type: Hazards

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