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June 25, 2007

Report: San Antonio Bizjet Manufacturer Facing Closure

Taiwan Government Unable To Locate Suitable Investors

A Taiwan-US executive business jet company based in San Antonio, TX may be forced to close its doors soon, because it's apparently not attractive to investors anymore.

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Report: Raytheon Protests JCA Contract Award

Others Also Question Specifics Of C-27J Selection

When two or more engineering powerhouses compete for lucrative US military contracts, it has become de rigueur for the losing parties to protest the selection of the winner. It happened with the US Air Force combat search and rescue helicopter (CSAR-X) helicopter bid... and now, Raytheon has filed a protest over the results of the US Army/US Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) competition.

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Airlines' Increasing Profitability Is A Double-Edged Sword

Cost-Cutting Measures Paying off, But At What Price?

As US airlines repair damage from years of losses that have arisen from increasing low-fare competition and climbing fuel costs-- not to mention terror concerns -- carriers say they have been forced take actions that improve their bottom lines, but could repel the customers who make that bottom line possible in the first place. 

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Columbia Aircraft Says Things Back On Track In Bend

Production Level Returns To Normal, Workers Recalled

After a significant restructuring effort over the past three months, Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation told ANN Monday it has restored its production level to three new aircraft per week, and that nearly all of the 185 employees furloughed in late March are now back at work.

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NTSB Recommends FAA Take Closer Look At Pilots Evaluations

Says Agency Needs To Monitor Medical Histories, Dependency Issues

In a new round of safety recommendations announced Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board says the FAA should keep a close watch for possible medical and criminal issues with pilots as they undergo aeromedical evaluations.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.25.07

The Weather Woes Of Summer, With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.25.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.25.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Summer Means Thunderstorms: 06.25.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Hawker Beechcraft Names New VPs Of Product Development

Tasked With Keeping Beech, Hawker Lines Competitive

Just barely three months old, the recently-christened Hawker Beechcraft Corporation continues to take steps to insure the continued development of its storied aircraft lines. The company announced Monday it has appointed Mike Hinderberger and Kerry Masher to the newly-created positions of vice-president of production development, for the Hawker and Beechcraft lines, respectively.

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CA TFR: 06.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5795 Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 1409 UTC Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 27, 2007 at 1845 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 27, 2007 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5769 Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 0513 UTC Location: Los Angeles Center, Rosamond, California near LAKE HUGHES VORTAC (LHS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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MI TFR: 06.28.07 - 07.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5775 Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 1109 UTC Location: W K Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, Michigan near BATTLE CREEK VORTAC (BTL) Beginning Date and Time: June 28, 2007 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 01, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Battle Creek (BTL) Air Traffic Control Tower, 269-962-7878

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5772 Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 0525 UTC Location: Anchorage, Homer, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5763  Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 0046 UTC  Location: Oakland Center, South Lake Tahoe, California near SQUAW VALLEY VOR/DME (SWR)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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NC Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5765 Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 0058 UTC Location: Atlanta Center, Marion, North Carolina near BARRETTS MOUNTAIN VOR/DME (BZM) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (ZTL) Center, 770-210-7131

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CA TFR: 06.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5797 Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 1410 UTC Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: June 27, 2007 at 1310 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 27, 2007 at 1355 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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PR TFR: 06.25.07 - 06.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5776 Issue Date: June 25, 2007 at 1119 UTC Location: San Juan CERAP, Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: June 25, 2007 at 1400 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 29, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance Disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: SAN JUAN (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.25.07

Atlantis is safely back on earth.
Students greet Barrington Irving at his stop in Houston.
And Operation Bolero II begins.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.25.07

Atlantis is safely back on earth.
Students greet Barrington Irving at his stop in Houston.
And Operation Bolero II begins.

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ANN Special Feature: Bob Miller, Over The Airwaves - 06.25.07

We're into the first official week of summer in the northern hemisphere. Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about pilots and thunderstorms.

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It's A Challenge — And An Adrenaline Rush

SFO Controllers Share Experiences Following a near-miss at SFO last month due to an error on the part of a controller with 20 years experience, several area controllers recently shared their experiences with the (CA) Palo Alto Daily News.

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Russia Playing The Comeback Kid In Aerospace

The Former "Evil Empire" A Player On International Arms Market

After a decade of neglect following the end of the Cold War, Russian arms-makers and Western aerospace officials told Newsmax that Russian aerospace is on an upwards trajectory.

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AD: Eclipse Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2007-13-11 MANUFACTURER: Eclipse Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-13-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes.

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23-Year Old Aerospace Student Nears End Of Record Flight

"Welcome Back" Sign Being Hung For Wednesday's Return To Miami

With just two stops before completing the journey that would make him the youngest person and the first black pilot to fly solo around the Earth, Barrington Irving had a message for young people.

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Another Restricted Airspace Incursion Under Investigation

President Was Visiting Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

You know your day isn't going to end up well when you notice two F-22 fighter jets are following your Piper PA28.  

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US-India Business Council Honors Reliance Industries Founder and Boeing CEO

Leadership Award for "Global Vision" 2007 To Be Awarded Wednesday

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) will award Reliance Industries founder Mukesh Ambani and Boeing chairman, president and CEO of the Boeing Company James W. McNerney with the USIBC leadership award for "Global Vision" 2007 in Washington.

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Gone West: Gyroplane Pioneer Chuck Vanek

Passed Away On Father's Day

Aero-News recently learned Chuck Vanek, a pioneer in the development of small gyroplanes, and father of Sport Copter president Jim Vanek, passed away at the age of 86 on Father's Day, following a long illness.

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Air Show Veteran Says FAA, Aviation Industry Keeping Air Shows Safe

Professional Air Show Pilot Skip Stewart Shares His Thoughts

It's summer, a time when air shows abound. Did you ever experience a hint of anxiety as those airplanes fly overhead?

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Klyde Morris (06.25.07)

Klyde Calls It Like He Sees It, And Pays The Price...

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USAF Introductory Flight Screening Program Flying High

Helped By Local Sales Tax, Doss Aviation Program Began February 2007

The Pueblo City Council saw the opportunity and seized it. Paying some $13 million from a half-cent sales tax for economic development, they brought Doss Aviation to Pueblo, CO, to take advantage of the Air Force's consolidation of its initial flight training.

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Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Begins This Fall

Aviation Careers To Take Flight In Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN, which boasts two airports and several aviation-related companies, will soon have a maintenance training program to fulfill the opportunities for those who have an interest in the aviation industry.

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Second Annual Aviation Heritage Park Honors WWII Veterans

There Ain't Nothing Quite Like A Hangar Party

Members of the Aviation Heritage Park (AHP) at Bowling Green-Warren County Airport didn't let a little rain (torrential) or a power outage dim the party, reported the (KY) Bowling-Green Daily News.

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India Receives Canadian Help With Flight Training

Canadian Aviation Firm Signs MoUs With India

 Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) are forming a joint venture to establish a National Flying Institute in Gondia at a cost if $25 million, according to Zee News.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.07)

Aero-Linx!

Forums, product reviews, articles and all things R/C... interesting spot to learn about this fascinating hobby.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.07): Bleed Air

Aero-Terms!

Air bled from one of the stages of the engine compressor, and used for some function other than the operation of the engine. Examples include: pressurization, deicing, air conditioning and engine starting.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.25.07)

"There was a plane. I looked down at my watch and said I sure hope the president is gone and out of the airspace by now."

Source: Ed Borden, chairman of the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Board, who noticed US Air Force fighter jets overhead while a Temporary Flight Restriction was in effect over nearby Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant as President Bush was visiting last Thursday. The fighters were scrambled to intercept a Piper PA28 that had crossed into the TFR.

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