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December 01, 2007

Turkish MD83 Accident Claims 56

No Survivors Reported On Atlasjet Flight Carrying 56

A Friday accident originating from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has involved an Atlasjet MD83 that went down just outside the city of Isparta, with a total loss of life. The Turkish Atlasjet airplane, leased from World Focus Airlines, took off with 49 passengers and 7 crew members.

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NASA: Airspace, Bridges And Waterway Restrictions For STS-122 Mission

For the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-122 mission, NASA managers are urging all aircraft pilots and boaters to fully comply with the airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around Kennedy Space Center prior to and during shuttle launches and landings.

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Wal-Mart Donates $25,000 To Corporate Angel Network

Contributes Funds And Flights On Company Planes

Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the national public charity that provides free air transportation to treatment for cancer patients by using empty seats on corporate and fractional aircraft, announced Thursday the receipt of a $25,000 charitable donation from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Innotech Aviation Building Paint Facility In Montreal

Offers Unique Features Compared To Other North American shops

Innotech Aviation told ANN this week it has begun construction of its new 41,000 square foot, twin-bay aircraft paint facility located at Montreal's Pierre Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Dorval, Quebec. The detailed design was finalized earlier this fall; the hangar is scheduled for completion in May 2008.

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LJ Aviation Offers Cessna Citation Mustang Charter Flights

First Company To Do So

Finally... news this week from Cessna that doesn't include the words "SkyCatcher" or "Columbia." The Kansas-based planemaker announced Thursday the first charter certificate for the Citation Mustang has been issued to L.J. Aviation.

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Flight Design Evaluates New Models In Mercedes Wind Tunnel

Full-Scale Facility Also Used To Tweak Existing CTsw

As part of its new aircraft model plans and to better incorporate changes aimed at fulfilling customer requests, Flight Design recently put their CT development model though a full-size wind tunnel evaluation. Such testing is routine in aerospace companies... but is rarely done with a 100%-scale aircraft.

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Bell Heli and US Army Sign Cooperative Agreement to Develop CBM Technologies

Bell Helicopter and the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) have signed an agreement to develop and mature state-of-the-art Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) Technologies. Bell's winning proposal for this three year program includes risk sharing partners Honeywell International and Goodrich Corporation, in addition to a variety of internationally recognized universities, small businesses, and consultants.

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Associated Aircraft Group Promotes Three

Sikorsky Subsidiary Names New Finance Director

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a New York-based executive helicopter services company, has promoted three employees within its finance department and named a new Director of Finance.

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Carefree Group, Inc. Closes Acquisition of Aviation Flight Services, LLC

Carefree Group, Inc. management Thursday that it has closed the Company’s acquisition of Aviation Flight Services, LLC. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, AFS offers a premium charter service with a comprehensive range of personalized luxury services.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.01.07)

Aero-Linx!

This site is dedicated to all those who flew and served in the US 8th Army Air Force Fighter Command during World War 2. It is a consolidation of details gathered over many years including the various reference works published on the subject and is presented as a research tool to 8th Air Force historians.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.01.07)

"Our objective is to work with AATD to develop robust technologies that will not only be embedded in future aircraft designs, but will also be retrofittable to the Army's fielded fleet wherever possible."

Source: Elaine Vaught, Bell's Senior Vice President of Engineering, following an announcement in which Bell Helicopter and the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) have signed an agreement to develop and mature state-of-the-art Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) Technologies.

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