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February 19, 2007

French Mirage Fighter Down Near Corsica, Pilot Lost

A French Air Force pilot was killed Monday morning, when his Mirage 2000C fighter went down in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Corsica.

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TN TFR: 02.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3431 Issue Date: February 17, 2007 at 0147 UTC Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time: February 21, 2007 at 1535 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 21, 2007 at 1905 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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A Bigger Bombardier: Say Hello To The CRJ1000

100-Seat RJ To Enter Service In Late 2009

Bombardier announced Monday the formal launch of its CRJ1000 regional jet, the next major step in the evolution of its CRJ line of regional aircraft.

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All Safe After Regional Jet Goes Off End Of CLE Runway

Heavy Snow, Winds Reported

No one was injured, but an Embraer 170 is a bit worse for wear after it skidded off the runway while landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) on Sunday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.19.07

GAMA's Pete Bunce, On The FAA's Funding Plans

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.19.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.19.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- GAMA President Pete Bunce: 02.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with GAMA's Pete Bunce on the

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.19.07

The air traffic controllers union says a radar outage put the public at risk...
A Chinook is down in Afghanistan...
...and Business Week says American may be the next takeover target.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.19.07

The air traffic controllers union says a radar outage put the public at risk...
A Chinook is down in Afghanistan...
...and Business Week says American may be the next takeover target.

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ANN Special Feature: Pete Bunce, GAMA. 02.19.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Pete Bunce, President of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, about his initial reaction to the FAA's reauthorization proposal.

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Cirrus Breaks Delivery And Sales Records Again

With five straight years of record-breaking deliveries and sales, Cirrus Design Corporation reported their best-ever delivery results, and continue to hold the accolade of being the manufacturer of the worlds No.-1 selling aircraft.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For MD600N Helos

Lateral Mixer Assemblies Found Cracked

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) told ANN this weekend it has been working closely with the FAA Rotorcraft Directorate to identify and resolve a discovered issue with the lateral mixer on the MD600N helicopter.

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Boeing Faces New Claims Against Satellite Systems Unit

"Claims Without Merit"

You're big. You're successful. You're open to lawsuits. Boeing's potential financial exposure from allegedly building defective commercial satellites continues to climb, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

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Storm Rally LSA Takes To The Air

Prestige Aircraft's First Test Flight Conducted February 16

Prestige Aircraft was flying high Friday following the first successful test flight of its first airplane at Michigan's Jackson County Airport.

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Runway Safety Is For Mechanics, Too

WAI Panel Held For Those Who Don't Fly

Runway excursions are one of the FAA’s pet peeves. Pilots are not the only ones involved... line service workers and mechanics are also responsible for moving aircraft to and fro on an airport surface.

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Volunteers Make The Show Go 'Round

WAI Recognizes Two Devoted Contributors

Volunteers keep the show running; without them, there would be no show. The very term volunteer says there’s no pay involved but that doesn’t matter when you love what you do.

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AD: Short

AD NUMBER:  2003-17-05R1 MANUFACTURER: Short SUBJECT:  Airworthiness Directive 2003-17-05R1 SUMMARY:  We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to revise AD 2003-17-05, which applies to Short Brothers & Harland (Shorts) Models SC-7 Series 2 and SC-7 Series 3 airplanes.

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AD: Socata

AD NUMBER:  2007-04-08 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT:  Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-08 SUMMARY:  The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EADS SOCATA airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER:  2007-04-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT:  Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-10 SUMMARY:  The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER:  2007-04-09 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT:  Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-09 SUMMARY:  The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER airplanes as described previously.

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AD: Gippsland Aeronautics

AD NUMBER:  2007-04-12 MANUFACTURER: Gippsland Aeronautics SUBJECT:  Airworthiness Directive 2007-04-12 SUMMARY:  We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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FAA Proposal To Auction Off La Guardia Slots Draws Flak From Airlines

Say Administration Shouldn't Be Asserting Authority In Matter

A Bush Administration proposal that would sell off landing rights at New York's La Guardia Airport to the highest bidder is drawing fire from the airlines... who say the plan amounts to a government land-grab, that will lead to higher ticket prices.

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NBAA's Piccione Talks FAA Reauthorization To WAI

Addresses Aviation's Hot Topics At Conference

Lisa Piccione, who came in NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen's stead (he was called back to Capitol Hill), brought focus to current news about the FAA budget, user fees, and the future of aviation at Women in Aviation International on Friday.

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Gone West: ANN Friend And Contributor Derrick Vogt

Derrick Vogt, 63, a retired Cessna worker who selflessly contributed to our annual coverage of Oshkosh for the past several years, has passed away and left those of us at ANN shocked and somewhat traumatized. Death takes us all sooner or later, but it seemed way too soon for ANN to write about one of our own ranks who has "Gone West."

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'I Remember Derrick...'

by ANN Contributor Kevin RC "Hognose" O'Brien And The ANN Staff The phone call came in from Jim... I snapped it up. I greeted him happily, but he was clearly upset. "I've got bad news for you, we lost one of the Oshkosh crowd."

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Russian Gov't Says Pilot Error Caused 2005 Airliner Crash

Holiday Crash Killed 170

Pilot error led a Russian jet to crash last August, killing all 170 passengers and crew, according to an official Russian government report published Saturday.

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Klyde Morris (02.19.07)

The Speaker Finds They're A Literal Bunch At The 89th Airlift Wing...

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NTSB Releases Report On 2005 State College Crash

Two Years Since Deadly Small Plane Crash That Killed Six

The NTSB issued its report last week on the March 26, 2005, small plane crash that killed six on approach to University Park Airport in State College, PA.

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Four Killed In Friday's Twin-Engine Crash In IA Snowstorm

FAA and NTSB Investigating

FAA officials were on the scene this weekend of the site of a 1977 Cessna 340A crash that killed four people southeast of Council Bluffs (IA) airport Friday.

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College-Prep School Drops Aviation Program

Culver Academies Trustees Cite Cost

Indiana-based Culver Academies, a private college preparatory boarding high school for young men and women, dropped the school's aviation program, although a modified flight program will be offered.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.19.07)

Aero-Linx!

Why Jefferson Airplane? According to the back of their album titled "Jefferson Airplane Takes Off", like a jet their music soared, and like the skies above, it seemed boundless.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.19.07): Empennage

Aero-Terms!

The empennage is the tail of the aircraft. "Empennage" is French, meaning the tail feathers of an arrow.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.19.07)

"We believe that the US Congress is in the best position to balance the competing interests and ensure that we continue to have the best system in the world. And thanks to congressional support, FAA funding has increased despite the challenges faced by the industry and the economy."

Source: Lisa Piccione, senior vice president, government affairs for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), in a conference held at last week's Women in Aviation, International conference in Orlando, FL.

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