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May 30, 2007

ATO's Cirillo Selected as New Alaskan Regional Administrator

Will Remain In Current Post Throughout Storm Season

Aero-News has learned Mike Cirillo, currently vice-president of system operations for the Air Traffic Organization, will soon move on to a new position within the FAA.

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NTSB Blames 2005 Chalk's Accident On Undiscovered Structural Fatigue

Board Says FAA Failed To Fix Problems With Airline's Maintenance Program

The National Transportation Safety Board issued its Probable Cause report Wednesday on the December 2005 loss of a seaplane in Miami, FL.

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Third Time Is (Barely) The Charm: NWA Flight Attendants Approve Contract

Claim Payout The Deciding Factor

By no means was it a resounding victory, but Northwest Airlines will take what it can get. On Tuesday, the airline's flight attendants voted to ratify a tentative labor agreement -- the third negotiated between the airline, and two separate flight attendants unions -- albeit by the slimmest of margins.

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MN TFR: 05.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2631  Issue Date: May 29, 2007 at 2046 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2633  Issue Date: May 29, 2007 at 2101 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2649  Issue Date: May 30, 2007 at 0254 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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IN Accident Investigation TFR: 05.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2741 Issue Date: May 30, 2007 at 1759 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.30.07

Flying The Cirrus SR22 G3

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.30.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.30.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Flying The Cirrus SR22 G3: 05.30.07 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN Publisher Jim Campbell.)

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AERO Vodochody Delivers Its 150th Sikorsky Helo

Handles Almost All Production Work On Current S-76

Czech aircraft producer AERO Vodochody tells ANN it has completed and delivered 150 helicopters for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (SAC) since 2000. The anniversary 150th Sikorsky S-76 helicopter (s/n 760674) was delivered Wednesday.

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L-3 Earns STC For IRISTM Installation In King Air C-90

Also Wins PMA For Infrared Imaging EVS

L-3 Communications told ANN recently its L-3 Avionics Systems (L-3 Avionics) subsidiary has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the IRISTM infrared imaging system aboard the King Air C-90, as well as Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Qatar Airways Signs MoU For 80 Airbus A350 XWBs

Planemaker Reportedly Settles On All-Composite Fuselage

Confirming earlier reports, on Wednesday Qatar Airways signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to buy 80 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft -- a significant shot-in-the-arm for the European planemaker, and its beleaguered proposed competitor to Boeing's 787.

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Reports: Pilot Safe After Ejecting From F-15 Over Indiana

Plane Impacts Near Vincennes

The pilot of an F-15 fighter that went down Wednesday morning near the city of Vincennes, IN was able to eject safely.

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Russia Flexes Its Missile Might

Tests New ICBM, Cruise Missile

For those of you who may long for the days of the Cold War between the United States and Russia -- at least compared with today's global fight against terrorists -- the following story may provide a bit of nostalgia. It may also be more than a little disquieting.

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Athena Technologies Successfully Controls, Autonomously Lands Damaged UAV

Technology Holds Promise For Many Types Of Aircraft

Athena Technologies announced Wednesday the successful flight demonstration of damage tolerant flight control and autonomous landing capabilities on a subscale F/A-18 UAV. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored the demonstration, which was held on April 18, 2007 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.30.07

The airlines air a misleading ad promoting user fees.
Honolulu airport neighbors say pilots are abusing their discretion.
And Indian security officials respond to a vague threat.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.30.07

The airlines air a misleading ad promoting user fees.
Honolulu airport neighbors say pilots are abusing their discretion.
And Indian security officials respond to a vague threat.

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ANN Special Feature: Jim Campbell Flies the G3 - 05.30.07

Today...ANN's Jim Campbell talks about his first flight in the Cirrus SR22 G3.

FMI: www.cirrusdesign.com

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Alliance, NBAA Denounce ATA's Anti-BizAv Television Ad

When They Break Out The Cartoon Airliners, You Know It's Serious

This has to be one of the strangest news items to cross the ANN desk so far this year... if only it weren't true.

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Florida Police Dept. Seeks FAA Approval To Deploy UAV

Cyberbugs May Be Coming To City Near You

The police force of Palm Bay, FL wants to use an unmanned aerial vehicle to assist with its work, but the Federal Aviation Administration says the department needs its certificate of approval first.

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Pilot Of Missing Plane

Search Called Off One Week After Cessna Vanished

As crews called off their search for a missing pilot in south-central Washington state, county prosecutors announced they have issued a warrant for that pilot's arrest.

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Russian Airline Says It Will Order 15 Dreamliners

No, Not Aeroflot

This is one time Boeing doesn't mind settling for number two. On Tuesday, Russia's second largest airline, S7 Group, announced it will order 15 787 Dreamliners, making it the first Russian carrier to order the composite-bodied plane.

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City of Derry Airport Cleared To Reopen

Secondary Audit Finds Remedial Repairs Satisfactory

City of Derry airport was cleared by the Civil Aviation Authority to reopen, after being shut down last week amid safety concerns that arose after a routine inspection. The airport was back in business as of midnight Monday.

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Aer Lingus, SIPTU Reach Agreement, End Standoff

Union Drops Demands After Promise of Formal Review

Management at Aer Lingus and leaders of Ireland's largest labor union came to an agreement Monday, ending a standoff that had threatened to disrupt operations at Dublin International Airport.

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South Korea Plans To Enter Space Race

Country Hopes To Locate More Resources

The South Korean government announced Monday it is going to push for space travel, specifically planet exploration, and plans to do so as early as 2017.

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Murphy Air To Unveil Latest Plane At AirVenture 2007

Company Says Yukon Will Offer 1,150-Lb Payload Capacity

The original concept design that served as the basis for the homebuilt Murphy Super Rebel and Moose highwing taildraggers, will soon have its own day in the sun. Attendees at this year's EAA AirVenture celebration in Oshkosh, WI will be among the first to see the new Murphy Yukon.

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'Skyhawks' Jumper Breaks Arm During Performance

Lands Safely After Popping Reserve 'Chute

A jumper with the Canadian Forces "Skyhawks" Parachute Team was injured shortly after he leapt from the jump plane Sunday, during a performance at the Salute to Veterans Airshow in Columbia, MO.

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Passenger Opens Emergency Door Of Moving Airliner

Carrier Says No Threat Of Terrorist Activity

The Dubai Public Prosecution charged an Emirates passenger with drinking and endangering aircraft and passenger safety, because he opened the emergency door while the aircraft was in motion at Dubai International Airport last week.

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Million Air Increases West Coast Presence

Announces Grand Opening Of Two New FBOs

Million Air recently celebrated the grand opening of two new fixed-base operations: the extensively renovated Million Air Los Angeles, at Hawthorne Municipal Airport, and the newly-constructed Million Air Medford, at Oregon's Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport.

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Air Force Conducts Leaflet Drop Over Afghanistan

80,000 Leaflets Distributed Over Taliban-Occupied Area

The US Air Force tells ANN the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron conducted a leaflet drop over Afghanistan last week in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.07)

Aero-Linx!

An online dictionary of technical terms for aerospace use.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.07): ARINC

Aero-Terms!

Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated -- Established in 1929, ARINC is the leading provider of transport communications and systems engineering solutions for five major industries: aviation, airports, defense, government and transportation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.30.07)

"Coming through -- I've got a foursome here with an early tee time."

Source: An animated "corporate jet," in the Air Transport Association's (quite hilarious -- Ed.) pro-user-fee commercial now appearing on CNN Airport televisions throughout the US.

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