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June 07, 2007

NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3487  Issue Date: June 06, 2007 at 2303 UTC  Location: Albuquerque Center, 31 NW SAF, New Mexico near SANTA FE VORTAC (SAF)  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: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580 

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AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3490 Issue Date: June 07, 2007 at 0010 UTC Location: Anchorage Center , 30 miles Southeast of Tanana, 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 Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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ND TFR: 06.14.07 - 06.17.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3518  Issue Date: June 07, 2007 at 1307 UTC  Location: Hector International Airport, Fargo, North Dakota near FARGO VORTAC (FAR)  Beginning Date and Time: June 14, 2007 at 1500 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 17, 2007 at 2200 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The Fargo Air Show  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Fargo (FAR) Air Traffic Control Tower, 701-235-8894 

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Reports: Aeroflot May Yet Revive 787 Order

We'll Believe It When We See It

The on-again, off-again... on-again, off-AGAIN... Aeroflot 787 order may, believe it or not, be on again.

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EADS Advanced Air Refueling Boom System Passes 100 Flight Hours

Pre-Contact Tests Conducted This Week

Representatives with EADS tell ANN the company's fly-by-wire boom has logged 35 test flights, and over 100 flight hours in evaluations that confirm the capabilities of the advanced military aerial refueling system.

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FAA Responds To NTSB Concerns About 'Most Wanted' Safety Recommendations

Says Agency Must Be Realistic In Applying Board's "Ideal" Guidelines

In testimony Wednesday before Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan responded to concerns voiced the day before by Mark Rosenker, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, about the FAA's response to the Board's urgent safety recommendations.

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Airbus Says No To GEnx For A350 XWB

Trent XWB Only Engine Choice Currently Offered

What's good enough for Boeing, isn't good enough for Airbus... as the European planemaker said this week it's highly unlikely it will sign General Electric to provide a version of its GEnx turbofan for the upcoming Airbus A350 XWB.

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FLL Receives Approval To Build South Runway

Project Due For Completion In 2012

In a move that ends 16 years of political debate, the Broward County (FL) Commission voted Wednesday in favor of building an 8,000-foot south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-12-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A340-211, -212, -311, and -312 airplanes.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.07.07

CAPBOR's Kate Hanni, On "Flights Of Note"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.07.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "Flights Of Note???": 06.07.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Kate Hanni, spokesperson for the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights.)

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Rolls-Royce Ships First Trent 1000s For 787 Rollout

Dreamliner Turbofans Slated For Cert Later This Year

Representatives with Rolls-Royce tell ANN the first pair of Trent 1000 engines has been shipped by Rolls-Royce for installation on the Boeing 787. The engines were dispatched from the company's Derby, UK facilities on schedule.

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Virtual Security Fence Going Up At Four Major Airports

System In Development Before Kennedy Terror Plot Uncovered

Fifty-seven miles of virtual fence designed to deter terrorists is being installed at four major New York-area airports and is expected to be in operation early next year. Modeled after systems in place at Israel's Ben-Gurion and Baghdad's airports, the 'fence' consists of a series of state-of-the-art heat, movement and video sensors to detect terrorist threats.

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DART Helicopter Earns EASA Approval Of Tri-Bag Float Systems

Designed For Emergency Water Landing Aircraft Recovery

DART Helicopter Services and Apical Industries announced Wednesday they have received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for the Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems for Bell 212, 412CF and Agusta AB412 and AB412EP. The systems for these aircraft have already been approved by the FAA and Transport Canada.

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A Piece of the American History going to Space

"Commemorative Mementoes" Hitching A Ride On Atlantis

A bit of early American history will become the latest space traveler with the liftoff of NASA's space shuttle Atlantis. STS-117 is scheduled to launch Friday, June 8, for its mission to the International Space Station.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-12-07 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2B series turbofan engines with electronic control units (ECUs), installed on Boeing 747 and 767 series airplanes.

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New Zealand Helo Pilot Pleads Guilty To Careless Flying

Judge Attributes Actions To "Error in Judgment"

A New Zealand pilot pleaded guilty in Blenheim District Court on a charge of careless flying Wednesday for an incident in 2006 and was fined $3750.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.07

Auditors say the FAA is moving too fast on FSS consolidation.
NASA's Atlantis countdown is on track so far.
And Atlanta's "TB Traveler" prompts a new look at security.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.07.07

Auditors say the FAA is moving too fast on FSS consolidation.
NASA's Atlantis countdown is on track so far.
And Atlanta's "TB Traveler" prompts a new look at security.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, CAPBOR - 06.07.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, founder and President of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights. Kate comments on United's new term for passenger strandings, "flights of not

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Senators Cry Foul On Pension Break For Airlines

Provision Snuck Into War Funding Bill

Two US senators have demanded employee pension data from American Airlines and Continental Airlines, after it was revealed a last-minute change in pension laws was inserted into a military funding bill approved two weeks ago.

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User Fee Talk Finds Its Way To Airliner Seatbacks

Editorials Tout ATA "Smart Skies" Initiative

The airlines have begun stuffing seatbacks with anti-general aviation propaganda... appropriately enough, right next to the sick bags. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN it has been anticipating such stealthy maneuvers as the FAA funding debate spools up.

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US Airways, America West Pilots Continue To Squabble Over Contract

Will An ALPA Divided Continue To Stand At Airline?

Things may be coming to a head at US Airways, and within the Air Line Pilots Association... as pilots on both sides of the airlines's 2005 merger with America West, both represented by ALPA, continue to bicker over a single contract.

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NTSB's Rosenker 'Disappointed' With FAA's Response To Safety Recommendations

Five Of Six Are Listed Red, For "Unacceptable"

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker told Congress Wednesday he was disappointed at the number of recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration on the Board's Most Wanted List that are in an unacceptable action status.

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Atlantis Team Confirms Shuttle Is 'Go' For Friday Launch

30 Percent Chance Of Weather-Related Delay

NASA reports at Wednesday's Launch Readiness News Conference, the Mission Management Team announced they were in agreement that Space Shuttle Atlantis is ready to fly on Friday.

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Pilots Behaving Badly In Arizona?

Harassment Has Progressed To Helo Damage

The pilots of a large, busy firefighting helicopter currently based at Arizona's Payson Municipal Airport for the peak firefighting season have had other fires to put out, in addition to a slew of grass fires recently.

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RAF Announces Private Finance Initiative To Replace Aging Fleet

Fundraising Efforts Have Already Commenced

England's Defense Minister Lord Drayson announced Wednesday the government had approved a Private Finance Initiative solution as the most cost-effective way of replacing the Royal Air Force's aging fleet of VC10 and TriStar aircraft, with Airbus A330-200s.

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Iowa Man Convicted Of Using Powered 'Chute To Chase Deer

Forfeited Plane, Still Faces Possible Fine

A federal judge took a hard line recently against illegally herding deer with an aircraft.

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Pilots Skip Court Appearance, Warrants Issued

Lacked Authorization To Land Near "Green Gables" House

Arrest warrants have been issued for a pair of pilots who landed their helicopters on Parks Canada property last fall without proper authorization -- then didn't show up for their court date.

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ASE's Electric Control Loading System Earns FAA Qualification

Used On SimCom's Beechjet 400A Sim

Odessa, FL-based ASE, Inc. told ANN this week the company recently earned FAA qualification for its Electric Digital Control Loading (EDCL) System, during FAA Level C qualification of SimCom International's BeechJet 400A simulator.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.07)

Aero-Linx!

Useful and fun, FlightAware provides real-time ATC information. Track Grandma's flight to Vegas, or see who is enroute you your home field.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.07): Brake Horsepower

Aero-Terms!

The actual or useful horsepower of an engine, usually determined from the force exerted on a friction brake or dynamometer connected to the drive shaft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.07.07)

"The team is ready to go and we're just really excited to be at this point after a very long and arduous spring and a lot of really hard work by the entire team. I'm very proud of the team."

Source: LeRoy Cain, NASA launch integration manager for the Space Shuttle Program. At Wednesday's Launch Readiness News Conference, the Mission Management Team announced they were in agreement that Space Shuttle Atlantis is ready to fly on Friday.

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