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March 28, 2008

MS TFR: 03.27.08 - 03.30.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0124  Issue Date: March 28, 2008 at 1203 UTC  Location: NAS Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi near KEWANEE VORTAC (EWA)  Beginning Date and Time: March 27, 2008 at 1400 UTC  Ending Date and Time: March 30, 2008 at 2230 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance teams  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8103 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.28.08

XOJET President And CEO Paul Touw

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.28.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.28.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Vision Behind XOJET -- 03.28.08 (ANN Special Feature, with company President and CEO Paul Touw.)

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EADS Becomes RAF's Leading Military Transport Supplier

AirTanker Subsidiary Signs 27 Year Contract

AirTanker, the EADS-led consortium, announced Friday it signed a 27-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defense for the provision of air transport and air refueling capability to the Royal Air Force. The AirTanker consortium has also completed its financing for the program, raising approximately 2.5 billion pounds (EUR3.2 billion) for investment in the fleet, a new state-of-the-art operational base and associated infrastructure.

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EASA To Present Sport Aviation Workshop At AeroExpo Prague 2008

Focus On Initial Airworthiness Standards

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) stressed this week general aviation remains a priority of the regulatory body... and to that end, EASA will present and discuss new proposals with the Sport Aviation community during a dedicated workshop at the AeroExpo in Prague on April 25.

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Mitsubishi Launches MRJ Program With ANA Order

25-Plane Deal Spurs Spinoff Company To Advertise, Build Plane

It's official -- there's a new player in the increasingly crowded regional jet game. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries officially launched the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) Friday, with a 25-plane order (10 firm, 15 options) from Japan's All Nippon Airlines.

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El Al Posts Record 2007 Revenues Of Over $1.93 Billion

Carrier Garners $31.7 Million Net Profit, After 2006 Loss

Israel's national airline, El Al, the national airline of Israel, continues its profit trend, as revenue rose by 16% in 2007 when compared with 2006, totaling approximately $1.93 billion -- the highest revenue in the 60 years that El Al has been in service.

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TSA Screeners Make Woman Remove Nipple Rings

Says Agents Failed To Grasp Sensitive Issue

A Texas woman is demanding an apology from federal screeners, after she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers to clear security.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.28.08

Diamond's DA42 earns FIKI.
Airliner inspections frustrate customers of two major airlines.
And the US Air Force and Northrup Grumman fight back.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.28.08

Diamond's DA42 earns FIKI.
Airliner inspections frustrate customers of two major airlines.
And the US Air Force and Northrup Grumman fight back.

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ANN Special Feature: XOJET - 03.28.08

In announcing the appointment of Eilif Serck-Hanssen as XOJET's new Chief Financial Officer this week, President and CEO Paul Touw mentioned the goal to become "a billion-dollar company."

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Hamilton Sundstrand's Space Suit Invaluable On STS-123

Suits Perform Flawlessly On Five EVAs

Hamilton Sundstrand has reason to celebrate the recent successful completion of STS-123. The space suit the company designed performed flawlessly during more and longer space walks than ever before in International Space Station history.

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SpaceX Conducts First Three-Engine Firing Of Falcon 9 Rocket

First Super-Size Rocket To Be Delivered By End Of Year

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. tells ANN it conducted the first three-engine firing of its Falcon 9 medium to heavy lift rocket at its Texas Test Facility outside McGregor, on March 8, 2008.

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Aero-TV Checks Out The SR20-G3!!!

The Grandson Of The "Plane That Started It ALL"

With all the hub-bub about fuel prices, Cirrus design's thriftier SR20 is getting LOTS of second looks form pilots who KNOW that the fuel price problem is not likely to go away any time soon. The advent of a much upgraded version of the SR20... a "Third generation" bird is even more reason to get excited about the "bird that started the revolution."

Aero-TV Checks Out The SR20-G3!!!

The Grandson Of The "Plane That Started It ALL"

With all the hub-bub about exhorbitant fuel prices, Cirrus Design's thriftier SR20 is getting LOTS of second looks form pilots who KNOW that the fuel price problem is not likely to go away any time soon. The advent of a much upgraded version of the SR20... a "Third generation" bird is even more reason to get excited about the "bird that started the revolution."

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Northrop, USAF Ask GAO To Toss Boeing's KC-X Protest

Boeing Takes Its Fight To Court Of Public Opinion

As expected, the US Air Force and Northrop Grumman Corporation Wednesday filed separate requests to dismiss parts of a protest by Boeing against the award to Northrop of the $35 billion KC-X aerial tanker contract.

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Happy First Birthday, Hawker Beechcraft!

Celebrates Anniversary With Record Sales

It was one year ago Wednesday that Hawker Beechcraft Corporation took the helm of two leading aircraft manufacturers, obtaining the storied Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft lines from former owner Raytheon.

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AMD Relocates To New Building, Focuses On LSA

Alarus Customers To Be Supported By Zenair

John Degonia, sales manager of Aircraft Manufacturing & Design, told ANN this week about some big changes for that company, and some of its customers. 

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Klyde Morris (03.28.08)

Pager Brings Klyde's Stellar Portfolio Back To Reality...

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NASA Science Chief Resigns Suddenly After One Year

Was Mars Rover Memo To Blame?

Neither NASA nor the agency's soon-to-be-former science chief are offering any public explanation for his sudden resignation on Wednesday, after only a year on the job.

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Chinese Officials Say Woman Confessed To Attempted Terror Attack

19-Year-Old Part Of Separatist Movement

Chinese officials say they've obtained a confession from a woman who allegedly attempted to set off an explosion in the lavatory of a China Southern Airlines flight on March 7.

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NTSB To Investigate US Airways 757 Wing Panel Shedding

Calls In Ballistics Expert To Help Find Missing Piece

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an aircraft accident in which a panel from the wing of a US Airways Boeing 757, flight 1250 en route from Orlando, FL to Philadelphia, PA separated from the aircraft somewhere over Maryland.

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Cessna Delivers First Flight School Citation Mustang

UND Celebrates 40th Year By Looking To Past... And Future

On Wednesday, Cessna Aircraft Company delivered the first Citation Mustang light jet to be used by a flight school, to the University of North Dakota (UND). The school will use the entry level jet for executive travel as well as flight training for undergraduate and contract students.

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Student Survives Cold Night After Accident

Hikes Through Snow In Shorts, Sneakers

If you got your money's worth during ground school, your instructor gave at least passing mention to the need to dress for conditions where you're planning to fly. Alaskan bush pilots wouldn't dream of taking off wearing shorts and flip-flops... but you see plenty of recreational fliers do just that, even in uncomfortably cool weather.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.28.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Arizona Balloon Club, as it is commonly know as today, was founded in 1974 as The Gila and Salt River base and Meridian Hot Air Balloon and Airship Ascension Social Society, Inc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.28.08): Stage Length

Aero-Terms!

The distance between landing points in airline operations.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.28.08)

"There has always been great pride in the Hawker and Beechcraft names, and as Hawker Beechcraft Corporation we have returned to the company’s heritage. The personal pride demonstrated by all of our employees is what makes us a great company. This has been one of the most successful years in our company’s history and, on behalf of every one of our more than 9,000 employees worldwide, I am proud to say that we are Hawker Beechcraft Corporation."

Source: Jim Schuster, chairman and CEO of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, which celebrated its first anniversary under that name Wednesday.

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PR TFR: 03.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0039  Issue Date: March 27, 2008 at 1839 UTC  Location: EASTERN SIDE OF VIEQUES ISLAND , Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY)  Beginning Date and Time: March 28, 2008 at 1200 UTC  Ending Date and Time: March 28, 2008 at 2000 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: SAN JUAN (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664 

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