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May 16, 2008

FL Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7891  Issue Date: May 16, 2008 at 1631 UTC  Location: HOMESTEAD , Florida near VIRGINIA KEY VOR/DME (VKZ)  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 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.16.08

Savvy Aircraft Maintenance, With Mike Busch

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.16.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.16.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Savvy Aircraft Maintenance, Part Two: 05.16.08 (ANN Special Report, with aircraft maintenance expert Mike Busch.)

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Quartz Mountain Expands Operations To Coffeyville, KS

Plans To Manufacture Model 11E Subassemblies At New Location

A tentative lease agreement has been signed between Coffeyville Industries and Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc. (QMA), an aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Altus, OK.

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P&WC To Produce PW127TS For Russian MI-38 Helicopter

Signs MOU To Develop, Certify Turboshaft Variant

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Helicopters of Russia signed a memorandum of understanding Friday to produce the PW127TS engine for Russia's next-generation, twin-engine medium helicopter MI-38.

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Mistake Results In Lower Fares On United

Carrier Neglects To Add In Fuel Charges

Who says airfares continue to climb? Anyone shopping ticket prices on United Airlines Thursday afternoon received an unexpected break -- domestic fares as much as $130 lower than prices posted just hours earlier.

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FA Admits Starting Fire Onboard Compass Flight

19-Year-Old Was Angry With Route Assignment

An in-flight fire onboard a Compass Airlines regional flight from Minneapolis to Regina, Saskatchewan earlier this month was apparently the result of a young flight attendant's temper tantrum.

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Regional Firms Up Two Embraer 170 Options

Air France Subsidiary Has Firm Orders For 20 Planes

Embraer and Regional, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France, recently signed a contract for two additional Embraer 170 jets, confirming options originally placed in August 2007.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.16.08

Vandals hit two helicopters before delivery to the US Army.
United Airlines is reportedly considering a backup to its merger plan.
And a Florida congressman predicts the feds will OK a Delta/

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.16.08

Vandals hit two helicopters before delivery to the US Army.
United Airlines is reportedly considering a backup to its merger plan.
And a Florida congressman predicts the feds will OK a Delta/Nor

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Busch, Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Manager - 05.16.08

ANN's Paul Plack concludes a conversation with aircraft maintenance expert Mike Busch, who's launched a new company that will professionally manage the maintenance of small general aviation aircraf

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Aero-TV: Hilton Software Powers Jeppesen Mobile Program (Part 2)

WingX and Jepp: Quite A Match!

This has been quite a year for Hilton Software's WingX program... not only did they put together a truly inspired mobile information system for pilots that easily installs on just about any Phone/PDA powered by a Windows operating system, but it seems that Jeppesen kinda got caught up in what they did, as well... so much so that they have entered into an agreement to use WingX at the core of their new mobile offerings.

Aero-TV: Hilton Software Powers Jeppesen Mobile Program (Part 2)

WingX and Jepp: Quite A Match!

This has been quite a year for Hilton Software's WingX program... not only did they put together a truly inspired mobile information system for pilots that easily installs on just about any Phone/PDA powered by a Windows operating system, but it seems that Jeppesen kinda got caught up in what they did, as well... so much so that they have entered into an agreement to use WingX at the core of their new mobile offerings.

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FAA Says Pilots Using TMB Should Watch For Gunfire

NOTAM Recommends Steep Approaches, Departures

Is this southern Florida... or Baghdad?

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United Said To Be Pursuing Continental Alliance

Talks Continue As Airline Also Courts US Airways

Numerous news reports citing unidentified sources close to the talks insist United Airlines is still in talks with US Airways about a merger. But it appears United may be hedging that bet.

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Lawmaker Expects Delta/NWA To Be Approved

Market Conditions Overrule Anti-Trust Concerns

Whenever two big airlines discuss merging, two big question marks are workforce integration and government anti-trust approval. While labor unions and many democrats in Congress are clearly are not happy about industry consolidation, at least one influential congressman predicts the US federal government will approve the merger of Delta and Northwest.

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Boeing Sees Strong Airliner Financing Market Despite Economic Woes

Worldwide Deliveries Compensate For US Slump

There was a time when weakness in the US financial industry would have meant a downturn in aircraft sales worldwide. Now, as US lenders pull back and lick their sub-prime mortgage wounds, financiers in other nations are stepping in.

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Hawker Beechcraft Notes Record Backlog Ahead Of EBACE 2008

Company Hopes To Further Its European Appeal

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation says its strong international sales have bolstered the company’s backlog to a record $6.8 billion, led by the Europe/Africa region. The Wichita, KS-based planemaker plans to showcase the variety of its product line at this year's European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), which runs May 20-22.

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Klyde Morris (05.16.08)

Alas, Klyde, Turnabout IS Fair Play...

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Plane Downed 50 Years Ago Finally Makes It To Shore

Seabee Recovered From Bottom Of Quebec Lake

A Republic RC-3 Seabee which disappeared more than a half-century ago has been successfully recovered from the bottom of Quebec's Lac Simon.

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Five More Flights Deliver Relief To Myanmar

Officials Rule Out Airdrop Without Gov't Approval

The United States sent another five military aircraft loaded with relief supplies to Myanmar Thursday, and looks forward to the opportunity to send more, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.16.08)

Aero-Linx!

Located at Dover Air Force Base, the Air Mobility Command Museum focuses on the heavy lifters that are the backbone of our military's worldwide superiority. With free admission, and a respectable collection of aircraft and other artifacts, stop by and check it out if you are in the neighborhood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.16.08): Synchronous Orbit Radius

Aero-Terms!

The orbital radius at which the satellite's orbital period is equal to the rotational period of the planet.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.16.08)

"It could kill. That's super dangerous, so somebody who is doing something like that really needs to think about it."

Source: Robert Dean, owner of Dean International Flight School based at Kendall/Tamiami Executive Airport near Miami, FL. The FAA recently took the unusual -- and disturbing -- step of issuing a Notice to Airmen for pilots flying into the airport, after bullet holes were found in the fuselages of two aircraft based at the busy general aviation field. To avoid the chances of being hit by gunfire, pilots are advised to make steep approaches into the airport, and to make haste when climbing out on takeoff.

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