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January 16, 2007

KY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0930 Issue Date: January 16, 2007 at 1639 UTC Location: 8 miles south, Louisville Standiford Airport, Kentucky near LOUISVILLE VORTAC (IIU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: For train derailment Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: LOUISVILLE STANDIFORD TOWER (SDF) Tower, 502-375-7450

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AZ TFR: 01.17.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0974 Issue Date: January 16, 2007 at 2118 UTC Location: San Manuel, Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) Beginning Date and Time: January 17, 2007 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 17, 2007 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For explosive demolition Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4591

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Sebring Sport Aviation Expo 2007: The Changing Face Of Sport Pilot

This Just In -- LSA Is For ALL Ages

I'll admit, I had misgivings when I passed through the gates of Sebring last week for the start of US Sport Aviation Expo 2007. Right there, front and center, was the (loyal EAA sponsor) Ford Motor Company display... and prominently featured was a new Mercury Grand Marquis, a popular full-sized sedan with retirees, and top contender for Official Car of Central Florida. "Well," I thought to myself, "they know their market."

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NetJets Doubles Order From Raytheon

Fractional Opts For More Hawker 900XP Bizjets

Raytheon Aircraft Company has signed an order with NetJets Aviation and NetJets Europe for the purchase of 48 additional Hawker aircraft for their European and U.S. operations.

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FAA Issues TFR For Train Derailment Near Louisville, KY

Witnesses Say Heavy Smoke Is Limiting Visibility

A train derailment south of Louisville, KY near I-65 has prompted the FAA to issue a TFR to keep unnecessary aircraft clear of the smoke and emergency aircraft coordinating efforts on the ground.

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FAA Asks For Improved Airport Construction Info Sharing

Recommends Sharing Graphical As Well As Textual Data

A notice posted on the FAA's website last week is asking airport managers to improve information sharing on airport construction affecting aircraft operations.

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Airbus Nabs 20-Plane Order From Intrepid Aviation

European Planemaker Off To A Great Start In 2007 Orders

Airbus has secured a commitment for the newest member of its A330/A340 Family -- the A330-200F -- from US-based Intrepid Aviation Group.

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Roof To Go On San Diego Building Deemed Obstruction By FAA

Agency Says Construction Project Is 20 Feet Too Tall

The city of San Diego has given a developer the go ahead to put the roof on a building which is the center of a dispute between the developer, the FAA and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.16.07

GE acquires Smiths Aerospace...
British Airways cabin crews vote to authorize a strike...
...and an FAA boo-boo panics Socata owners.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.16.07

GE acquires Smiths Aerospace...
British Airways cabin crews vote to authorize a strike...
...and an FAA boo-boo panics Socata owners.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1: Lancair's Joe Bartels 01.16.07

Today, we'll hear Part 1 of Jim Campbell's interview with Joe Bartels of Lancair.

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Ejected Passenger Awarded $400K By Federal Jury

Carrier Punished Because Crew Deemed Man 'Suspicious'

In what some are hailing as a landmark decision, a federal jury in Boston on Friday awarded John Cerqueira, a Portuguese computer consultant, $400,000 in his "profiling" suit against American Airlines.

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XCOR Aerospace Begins Test Firing of Methane Rocket Engine

Successful Test Completed for NASA

XCOR Aerospace has announced a series of successful test firings of its new 7,500 pound thrust rocket engine. The tests were conducted as part of a $3.3 million subcontract XCOR has with Alliant Techsystems. The tests support NASA’s advanced development program to obtain liquid methane rocket engine technology for future space applications. Six short-duration test fires have been completed.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.16.07

Lancair's Joe Bartels, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.16.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.16.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Lancair's Joe Bartels, Part One: 01.16.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Lancair International CEO Joe Bartels on the ins and outs of running an aircraft manufacturer.)

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'TBM 700 Owners Can Breath Again': Real AD Costs Vastly Overstated By FAA

TBM Owners "Off The Hook" For Expensive Fix... If Needed

The documentation supplied with a recent FAA Airworthiness Directive proposal is rumored to have caused heart palpitations for some owners of Socata's speedy TBM 700 turboprop. Despite Socata statements published last year, the FAA reported that the cost of full compliance with the ADs and the replacement of the TBM's gear (for those so affected) would set back owners as much as $127,040... whereupon a number of TBM owners commenced to start having serious heartburn (or worse).

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Pilots Beware: UAVs Coming To US/Canada Border Region

And With The Drones, Comes The Threat Of New TFRs

It's about to get a lot more crowded in the skies over the United States/Canada border, as the US government is poised to begin flying Predator unmanned surveillance planes along the entire 5,500-mile stretch between the two countries.

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Indonesian Search Crews Find Evidence Of Fuel Spill

Say Fuel Could Point The Way To Missing Plane

Crews in Indonesia believe they've found another sign of the whereabouts of a missing airliner believed to have crashed off the northeastern coast of that country two weeks ago. A top search and rescue official tells the Associated Press a fuel spill has been spotted in the area.

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Book Says Airbus CEO Dropped Trou To Seal Deal

Saved Planemaker Five Percent On 400-Plane Sale

According to New Yorker writer John Newhouse, Airbus ex-CEO Jean Pierson did many colorful things to promote his company, but none as strange and audacious as dropping his trousers to push through a key 400-plane sale to US Airways.

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NASA Readies Orbiters For Upcoming Flights To ISS

Endeavour, Atlantis Being Prepped To Fly In Coming Months

Officials with NASA updated ANN last week on the status of the equipment slated to fly the next two shuttle missions to the International Space Station.

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AIR Inc. Says 581 Pilots Hired In December

Brings YTD Total To 8,256

 Representatives of AIR Inc. told Aero-News this week that airlines hired a total of 581 pilots in December, bringing the year-to-date total to 8,256.

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Durango, CO Airport Expansion Project Delayed By Golden Eagles

A Nesting Pair Picks Digs In A Pine Tree Near Runway

Two golden eagles have chosen a pine tree near the Florida River adjacent the Durango-La Plata County Airport in Durango, CO.

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Cessna To Shift Long Beach Citation Service Center To Mesa, AZ

New Facility To Open In 2009

Cessna Aircraft Company announced Monday it will construct a new Citation Service Center at the Williams Gateway Airport (KIWA) in Mesa, AZ and relocate tooling and employees from the company’s Long Beach, CA service center. The new facility will open in a phased transition by the first quarter of 2009.

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EAA To Help USAF Celebrate Its 60th Anniversary At AirVenture

'Heritage To Horizons' Exhibit To Sport More Than 30 Displays

 When is it too early to start thinking about Oshkosk and AirVenture? If you work here at ANN, it's never too early! This year, the EAA and the US Air Force are teaming up to bring attendees something special.

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2006 CFI Of The Year Releases New Book

All You Wanted To Know About Spins

Aero-News has learned Master Instructor Rich Stowell, who was also named the FAA's 2006 National Flight Instructor of the Year, recently released a new book entitled, "The Light Airplane Pilot's Guide to STALL/SPIN AWARENESS."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.16.07)

Aero-Linx!

Play on the flight deck of a Boeing triple-7.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.16.07): LEWP

Aero-Terms!

Line Echo Wave Pattern -- A special configuration in a line of convective activity indicating the presence of a low pressure area where the possibility for damaging winds and tornadoes exist. A bend in the echo pattern is produced in this area.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.16.07)

"Pierson began slowly lowering his trousers and saying 'I have nothing more to give.' He then allowed the trousers to fall around his ankles."

Source: From the upcoming book 'Boeing Versus Airbus," author John Newhouse describes the rather -- ah, unconventional -- tactic employed by Airbus ex-CEO Jean Pierson to secure a 400-plane order from US Airways in 1997.

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