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July 19, 2008

AD: 328 Support Services (Dornier)

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-16 MANUFACTURER: 328 Support Services GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Agusta

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-05 MANUFACTURER: Agusta SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E and A119 helicopters.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-01 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2008-15-01 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-15-01 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all  Model EMB-120 series airplanes, that requires revising the airplane flight manual to include operational limitations for use of the autopilot, installing two placards that advise the flight crew to check the pitch trim before descent, and modifying the elevator trim system, which would terminate the requirements of the AD.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-17 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-17 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Pacific Aerospace Corporation

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-12 MANUFACTURER: Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-12 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes.

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TSA Tests Pilots-Only Security Lines

Flight Attendants Say Everyone Should Be Checked

About a year ago, Congress passed a bill intended as a tune-up to US anti-terrorism merasures. It ordered the Transportation Security Administration to find some way to expedite airport security screening for pilots, instead of simply having them cut in line ahead of passengers.

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Teams In General Aviation Technology Challenge Announced

Four LSAs And A DA20-A1 To Compete

The five teams competing in the $300,000 NASA-funded General Aviation Technology Challenge were announced this week by the host flight test agency, the non-profit CAFE Foundation.

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Heads Of ISS Agencies Meet To Discuss Continued Cooperation

Address Future Spacecraft Needs Following Shuttle Retirement

The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met at European Space Agency (ESA) Headquarters in Paris on Thursday, to review their cooperation agreements on the massive orbital structure.

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Small Businesses To Fly New Technologies On Zero-G Flights

Seven Companies To Take Flight In September

NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program has selected seven Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR, companies to participate in reduced-gravity test flights in early September. The companies will have the opportunity to test their newly developed hardware on an aircraft that simulates the weightless conditions of spaceflight. The fights will the first by NASA's Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology Development and Training program, called FAST.

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Civil Air Patrol Members Hone Emergency Services Skills At Academy

Training To Respond Faster, More Ably To Crises

About 500 Civil Air Patrol members, including a great many cadets, are enhancing their skills at the National Emergency Services Academy, a multidisciplinary training program held July 26-August 9 at Camp Atterbury, a 35,000-acre Indiana National Guard facility in Edinburgh, IN.

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Farnborough '08: Boeing, AgustaWestland Announce CH-47F Industrial Agreement

Agusta To Handle Systems Integration For Italian Army Chinooks

Boeing and AgustaWestland signed an agreement this week in Farnborough for the joint manufacture of new CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army.

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Transport Aircraft Contribute To Medical Evacuation Mission

C-17s, Hercs And Stratotankers Help Save Lives

Though the notion of transporting patients to medical treatment by air usually evokes images of helicopters, transport aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III allow medical personnel to care for larger numbers of patients over longer distances, at higher altitudes, with a greater ability to care for the seriously injured.

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Brightest Star In Milky Way Has New Competition

Spitzer Telescope Makes Shining Discovery

A contender for the title of brightest star in our Milky Way galaxy has been unearthed in the dusty metropolis of the galaxy's center. Nicknamed the "Peony nebula star," the bright stellar bulb was revealed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and other ground-based telescopes. It blazes with the light of an estimated 3.2 million suns.

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Pilot Tosses Drunk & Disorderly Passenger Off Plane

Makes Unscheduled Stop In Bermuda

We can't say we disagree with this pilot's reasoning. A First Choice Airways 767 made an unscheduled stop on a recent flight from London's Gatwick to Cuba July 16, to toss a disorderly passenger off the plane.

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Aero-News Proudly Introduces Our AirVenture 2008 Staff

Say Hello To Stringers Franklin Porath And Dave Slosson!

With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture 2008 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough... ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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Marshall Flight Center Scientist Honored With NASA's Falkenberg Award

Daniel Irwin Pioneered SERVIR Satellite Imaging For Natural Disasters

An award commemorating a remarkable scientist who died in the 9/11 attacks was presented this week to a man deemed a revolutionary at using satellite data for the good of humankind.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.19.08)

Aero-Linx! 

The Wings of Freedom Tour brings historic aviation to your community! Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.19.08): Runway Gradient

Aero-Terms!

The average slope, measured in percent, between two ends or points on a runway. Runway gradient is depicted on government aerodrome charts when the total gradient exceeds .3%.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.19.08)

"It will definitely be a benefit to passengers not having to see someone cut in line."

Source: Air Line Pilots Association chief Capt. John Prater, who supports the TSA's testing of separate security checkpoints for pilots over the next 60 days at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport and South Carolina's Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Pilots arriving at the checkpoints will not be screened for weapons, but will have their photo IDs checked against photos in a database, to make sure the IDs aren't being used by anyone but the rightful holders. The Association of Flight Attendants is protesting the move, saying safety demands everyone boarding an airplane be checked for weapons.

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CO TFR: 07.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8482 Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 2350 UTC Type: Airshow

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8489 Issue Date: July 19, 2008 at 0330 UTC Location: 20 NE OF WILLITS , California near MENDOCINO VORTAC (ENI) 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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CO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8460 Issue Date: July 18, 2008 at 2057 UTC Location: GRAND JUNCTION , Colorado Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: DENVER (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8490 Issue Date: July 19, 2008 at 0331 UTC Location: 20 NE OF WILLITS , California near MENDOCINO VORTAC (ENI) 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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