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March 29, 2008

AD: Boeing, McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-07-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing,McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-07-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport category airplanes.

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Aspen Avionics' Evolution Approved In Nearly 400 Aircraft Models

Company Receives Approved Model List STC From FAA

On Friday, Aspen Avionics received from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) its Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD).

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Meltdown! New Heathrow Terminal Causing Angst

British Airways Suffers Third Day Of Cancellations

By the time this is over, the well-documented problems in 1994 with automated baggage handlers at Denver's then-new International Airport -- including the system's propensity for hurtling missorted bags -- may look like a walk in the park compared to the ongoing, full-fledged breakdown at British Airways' new Terminal Five at London Heathrow.

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Embraer Sells 36 E-195s To Neeleman's Startup Carrier

Former JetBlue CEO Sticks With Home Team For AirBrazil

This week, Embraer signed a contract with the newest Brazilian airline, commanded by JetBlue founder and former CEO David Neeleman, for the sale of 36 Embraer 195 jets. The agreement also includes options for another 20 aircraft and purchase rights for 20 more.

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Five Lost In Alberta PA-46 Downing

Company Has Suffered From Two Fatal Accidents In Five Months

Airframe icing may be a factor in the fatal downing of a Piper PA-46 Malibu in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada on Friday morning... though it's really too soon to tell.

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Aerojet Successfully Tests Miniature Control System

Soild Fuel Propellant Used For Divert/Attitude Maneuvering

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, recently completed a successful test firing of a miniature solid propellant divert and attitude control system (DACS) for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

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Bell Boeing Receives $10.4 Billion Osprey Contract

Multi-Year Deal Includes 26 CV-22s, 141 MV-22 Marine Versions

The Bell Boeing Program Office announced Friday the US Department of Defense awarded a $10.4 billion, five year Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) contract to deliver 167 V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. Bell Boeing is a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter and The Boeing Company.

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Aviation Firm Says Open Skies Will Shake Up Aviation Industry

Airline Alliances Key To Making It Work, Group Adds

It's been a long time coming... and for some, not long enough. The much-vaunted Open Skies agreement between the United States and the European Union comes into effect Sunday... and is set to radically shake-up the transatlantic air travel market, according to Deloitte member firm aviation specialists.

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Western Aircraft Awarded Fourth FAA Diamond Certificate

Authorized Maintenance Center For Dassault Falcon, Hawker/Beech, Pilatus

Western Aircraft has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Certificate of Excellence for the fourth time.

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Aero Toy Store Accelerates Aerion SST Sales

Will Market Supersonic Bizjet In Canada, South America

With its order book rapidly growing in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Aerion is ramping up its efforts closer to home. The company has appointed Aero Toy Store, recognized as one of the world's largest dealers in new and pre-owned private aircraft, to exclusively market Aerion's Supersonic Business Jet in Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.29.08)


AFNOA is an association of US Air Force Navigators, Observers, EWOs, WSOs, and CSOs. AFNOA currently has about 1200 members from World War II to current active duty, guard and reserve navigators.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.29.08): Laminar Flow


Airflow over an airfoil in which the air passes over the surface in smooth layers, with a minimum of turbulence.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.29.08)

"Everyone who had been queuing were annoyed and a lot of jostling and arguing started. It is diabolical. I am a frequent traveller and this is my worst experience ever -- it is absolutely shocking."

Source: Tony Pascoe, one of thousands of passengers who suffered through chaotic scenes at British Airways' new Terminal Five at London's Heathrow airport. Two weeks after the brand-new facility was opened with much fanfare, T5 was the scene this week of hundreds of flight cancellations, stranded passengers, and at least one reported employee fistfight. The carrier says things are returning to normal, with "only" 37 cancelled flights expected for Sunday.

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