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November 21, 2007

NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4961  Issue Date: November 21, 2007 at 1401 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Delta Pilots Call Rumored United Merger A 'Poisonous Vision'

They're Not Fans

Despite repeated assurances by executives at Delta Air Lines and United Airlines last week's rumors of a proposed merger of the two carriers were just that -- rumors -- fallout from the news continues to ripple through the ranks at the Atlanta-based carrier.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.21.07

What's The 'Farecast'?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.21.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.21.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- What's The 'Farecast'?: 11.21.07 (ANN Special Report, with Mike Fridgen, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Farecast.)

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Accident Pilot Took Off In Fog That Grounded Commercial Planes

Pilot Killed In NY Mooney Accident

The pilot of a Mooney M20K departed New York's Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) Tuesday, despite weather conditions that grounded commercial flights in the area, according to local media reports.

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Crews Searching For Fourth Victim Of NSW C337 Accident

Wreckage Found Monday Afternoon Near Cape Liptrap

Search crews have located the wreckage of a Cessna 337 Skymaster that crashed off the coast of New South Wales, Australia Saturday, killing the four persons onboard.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.21.07

Thanksgiving holiday travel in the US is off to a rough start.
TSA's Kip Hawley and the art of spin.
And Lockheed Martin plans to fight the Justice Department.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.21.07

Thanksgiving holiday travel in the US is off to a rough start.
TSA's Kip Hawley and the art of spin.
And Lockheed Martin plans to fight the Justice Department.

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Fridgen, Farecast - 11.21.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Mike Fridgen, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Farecast. This new company offers consumers an online service which predicts when airline prices wi

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Zagat Rates Best And Worst US Carriers

Midwest, US Airways Bookend List

The secret to happy airline passengers? Cookies and leather. Midwest Airlines and upstart carrier Virgin America may lay claim to offering the highest overall quality to travelers among US airlines, according to a Zagat Survey.

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Two Soldiers Lost In Iraq Helicopter Crash

Hostile Fire Not Suspected

A coalition forces helicopter, type unreported, crashed Tuesday in Iraq, killing two soldiers and injuring 12.

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Help Wanted! Staff Positions Needed Right Away For ANN 10.0

Recently, you've been reading about big exciting changes at ANN... more capabilities, more features, a major site upgrade... all part of our quest for total world domination. Well... we're ready to deliver it... right about now. We call it ANN 10.0 for short, and it's our most ambitious undertaking yet. To accomplish all of it, we'll need to add (yet more) souls to the family. FMI: ANN Opportunities

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Embraer, CAE Formalize Joint Venture For Phenom Pilot Training

Will Also Provide Two Full-Motion Sims

Embraer and CAE announced this week the two companies recently formalized and signed a joint venture agreement to provide pilot and ground crew training to Embraer customers of the Phenom 100 very light and Phenom 300 light jets. The new company has been named Embraer CAE Training Services, LLC (ECTS).

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USAF Invites KC-X Tanker Bidders To The Table

Boeing, Northrop/EADS To Make Their Cases

On Tuesday, US Air Force officials extended invitations to Boeing and Northrop Grumman, to make their cases for the $40 billion KC-X aerial tanker contract.

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Gobosh Aviation Expands Dealer Network

LSA-Maker Still Looking For East Coast Dealers

This week, Gobosh Aviation announced First Flight Aviation, LLC has joined the company's distribution network. First Flight is based in Fort Smith, AR and will represent Gobosh in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma & Kansas.

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AD: Aeromot-Industria

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-15 MANUFACTURER: Aeromot-Industria SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Diamond

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-14 MANUFACTURER: Diamond SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2007-23-16 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-23-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525B airplanes.

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FAA Investigates Vehicle Encroachment On LEX Runway

Seeding Vehicle's Tires Cross Hold-Short; Pilots Rat 'Em Out

FAA officials want to know why an airport vehicle drove onto an active runway Monday at Kentucky's Blue Grass Airport.

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Wednesday Storm Expected To Snag Holiday Travel

Fog Once Again Cripples ATL, LAX

It's shaping up to be yet another rocky holiday travel season, as winter weather spreads across the United States just in time for Thanksgiving.

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ISS Spacewalkers Connect Electricity, Coolant Lines To Harmony

Third And Final Outing Planned For Saturday

Success! International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani wound up a seven-hour, 16-minute spacewalk Tuesday afternoon to outfit the Harmony node in its new position in front of the US laboratory Destiny.

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Lawmakers Question Sale Of Smart Bomb Kits To Saudi Arabia

Fear Boeing-Sourced Weapons Will Be Used On Israel

Just how much can we trust Saudi Arabia? A letter sent to President Bush last week by 188 lawmakers, questioning a proposed sale by Boeing of satellite-guided laser bomb kits to the Islamic country, says that question must be answered before the sale goes through.

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TSA Complaints Rise Ahead Of Holidays

'Tis The Season To Be Frustrated

Is it just a numbers game... or are more travelers than ever fed up with the treatment they've received at the hands of the Transportation Security Administration's best and brightest? Well, that depends.

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DOJ Joins Lawsuit Against Lockheed For Overcharges

Former Contractor Overbilled L-M, Which Then Overbilled The Gov't

"Sounds like fraud to me." That's how one former employee of a contractor to Lockheed Martin describes overbilling practices on work performed for the aerospace and defense conglomerate... and the Department of Justice agrees.

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Rolls Royce To Build US, Singapore Engine Plants

Virginia Plant To Supply Turbofan For Upcoming Dassault Jet

Business is booming for commercial and business aircraft manufacturers... which means times are also good for the companies supplying engines for those planes.

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NTSB: Weather A Possible Factor In 2006 Citation Landing Accident

But Questions Remain In Crash That Killed Two Pilots

Poor weather conditions may have played a role in a 2006 runway overrun involving a Cessna Citation 560 in Iowa, according to the National Transportation Safety Board... but many questions about the fatal accident still remain.

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Northrop Grumman Deploys New Carrier Arrester System

Enables Safer Aircraft Carrier Landings

Northrop Grumman recently deployed the first digitally-controlled arrestment system, which the company says dramatically upgrades the critical process of "catching" aircraft on carriers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.21.07): Blade Face

Aero-Terms!

The flat surface of a propeller face. The face of a propeller blade compares with the bottom side of a wing airfoil section.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.21.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Air Display Association Of Europe was founded in 1987 by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts to bring together both Organizers and Pilots and represent them in dealings with the Civil Aviation Authority who, at that time, was considering introducing new legislation to regulate the Industry.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.21.07)

"Lower your expectations and build as much time in as you possibly can."

Source: Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the consumer advocacy group Business Travel Coalition, offering his advice to pasengers coping with airline delays this holiday season.

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