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August 23, 2007

Search Continues For Kansas Pilot Missing In Africa

Radio Contact Lost An Hour After Takeoff From Fuel Stop

The search continues for a pilot from Wichita, KS, who disappeared August 17 after a fuel stop in the Ghanaian capital of Accra in West Africa.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers 400th Q400 Powerplant

PW150A Powers Bombardier Regional Turboprop

Pratt & Whitney Canada delivered the 400th PW150A turboprop engine this week to Bombardier Aerospace, for the Q400 regional airliner.

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Boeing Converts Two MD-11s To Freighters For Aeroflot

Also Upgrades Trijet Flight Decks

Boeing says it is helping Aeroflot-Cargo improve its operational efficiency and adapt to growing cargo market demands, by converting two MD-11 passenger airplanes into freighters and updating their flight deck features and cargo-handling system so that they are consistent across Aeroflot-Cargo's fleet.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.23.07

ICAS President John Cudahy

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.23.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.23.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Cudahy In Once Again At ICAS: 08.23.07 (ANN Special Feature, with returning ICAS President John Cudahy.)

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First Kitfox Fly-In Coming To Idaho

Event Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend

Aero-News has learned the first Kitfox Aircraft Fly-In will be held over Labor Day weekend, at the company's new facility in Homedale, ID.

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Utah Governor Grounds All State National Guard Aircraft

Apache Crew Went Down Near Utah Lake On Training Mission

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman called for a mandatory stand-down of all Utah Army National Guard aircraft this week, in the wake of a fatal accident Monday involving an AH-64 Apache helicopter.

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Google Extends Its Reach Into The Cosmos

Unveils "Sky In Google Earth"... ET Better Watch Out...

Imagine cruising the heavens from your desktop and seeing all the spectacular images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Exploding stars and faraway galaxies are just a mouse click away today through 'Sky in Google Earth.'

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FAA's Blakey Announces Grant To Soundproof Homes Near LAX

Says Noise Comparable To Being In A Soccer Stadium

Comparing the sound of commercial airliners roaring over homes in the Lennox area near Los Angeles International Airport, to the noise of screaming soccer fans (??? -- Ed.) on Thursday outgoing FAA Administrator Marion Blakey announced a grant of $6 million to soundproof approximately 300 homes in the area.

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Me262 Project Evolves Into Legend Flyers

Expands Operations To Full Warbird Restorations

Legend Flyers of Everett, WA told ANN this week it is now offering complete or partial warbird restoration services, following the company's success with the Me262 Project and continued work on the Bf-109 Project.

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SpaceX Founder Musk Issues 'Monster' Progress Update

Says 2008 Should See Falcon 1, Falcon 9 Launches

Things have been fairly quiet from the gang at SpaceX, since the March launch of the company's Falcon 1 launch vehicle. Founder Elon Musk tells ANN, however, that doesn't mean SpaceX has sat idly by.

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CAP Identifies Victims Of Monday C182 Accident

Aircraft Lost During SAR Operation

The Civil Air Patrol has identified the victims lost in Monday's downing of a CAP Cessna 182 participating in a search-and-rescue operation in the Bighorn National Forest, about 30 miles west of Sheridan, WY.

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KS Medical Helo Has Hard Landing At Accident Scene

Wind A Possible Factor In Accident

Witnesses report a medical helicopter attempting to land at a car accident scene was reportedly blown into power lines and a hard landing in southwest Kansas Wednesday.

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4321 Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 2325 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, Greybull, Wyoming near SHERIDAN VORTAC (SHR) 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: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4423 Issue Date: August 23, 2007 at 1614 UTC Type: Hazards

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4315 Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 2123 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center , 27 E McCall, Idaho 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: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4191  Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 1032 UTC  Location: Los Angeles Center, S Idyllwild, California near PALM SPRINGS VORTAC (PSP)  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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IN TFR: 08.23.07 - 08.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4319 Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 2222 UTC Location: Indianapolis Center , Mount Comfort Airport, Indiana near SHELBYVILLE VORTAC (SHB) Beginning Date and Time: August 23, 2007 at 1600 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 26, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Management of aircraft operations in the vicinity of aerial demonstrations and major sporting events aircraft operations due to the 2007 Indianapolis Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Indianapolis (IND) TRACON, 317-227-5843

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4219 Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 1319 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 11 W of Provo, Utah near FAIRFIELD VORTAC (FFU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for accident investigation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4314 Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 2122 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4322 Issue Date: August 23, 2007 at 0034 UTC Type: Hazards

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.23.07

Another Black Hawk is down near Baghdad.
A massive fuel leak is suspected in Monday's China Airlines 737 fire.
And another China Airlines flight diverts due to insufficient fuel reserves.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.23.07

Another Black Hawk is down near Baghdad.
A massive fuel leak is suspected in Monday's China Airlines 737 fire.
And another China Airlines flight diverts due to insufficient fuel reserves.

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ANN Special Feature: John Cudahy, ICAS - 08.23.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with John Cudahy about his job as president of the International Council of Air Shows.

FMI: www.icashq.org

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AD: DG Flugzeugbau GMBH

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-08 MANUFACTURER: DG Flugzeugbau GMBH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-07 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Pacific Aerospace

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-03 MANUFACTURER: Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Aquila Technische Entwicklungen GmbH

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-04 MANUFACTURER: Aquila Technische Entwicklungen GmbH SUBJECT: Deformations of cross sections of the rear exhaust pipes were stated on several serial numbers having logged varying operating hours SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Gov't Clears Construction Of New Commercial Airport

Panama City-Bay County Airport To Open In 2009

It will be the first commercial airport built since 9/11... in fact, the new Panama City-Bay County International Airport, scheduled to open by 2010, will be the first such airfield built in 10 years. The government recently gave the final OK for construction to begin.

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Jeppesen Begins FAA Qualification Process For New RNP Procedures

Pilot Program Aims To Make Best Use Of Congested Airspace

Through a recently signed agreement, Jeppesen has been invited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in a pilot program that will allow third party vendors to develop, quality assure, flight inspect/test, and maintain Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight procedures within the United States.

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China Airlines Flight Diverts To Kansai

Yeah, We Know That Isn't Really News... Spread The Word

This just isn't shaping up to be a good week for China Airlines... and the general media isn't helping matters.

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Boeing Projects $70 Billion Market For Russia And The CIS

Includes Area In Current Market Outlook For First Time

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require 1,060 new airplanes worth about $70 billion over the next 20 years, according to Boeing's updated annual forecast for the commercial airplane market.

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EADS Puts Off Buyers For Factories To Possibly Add To Sale List

Decision To Be Made In About 30 Days, Buyers Stand At The Ready

Officials of two EADS unit Airbus labor unions said the company has delayed, for a month, its selection of buyers for factories it has up for sale.

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Memphis Controllers Under Investigation By FAA For Excessive Errors

Controllers Blame Staff Shortages

The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into several errors made by air traffic controllers at the Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZME), including six incidents in one week where aircraft were allowed to get too close together.

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NASA, US Forest Service Partner On Wildfire Imaging Mission

Modified Predator B Flies First Operational Sorties

The West Coast of the United States has suffered extreme heat and drought this summer, leading to greater danger of wildfires. NASA and the US Forest Service are testing aerospace agency-developed technologies to improve wildfire imaging and mapping capabilities.

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STS-118 Crew Excited About Mission's Success

"Truly The Ride Of A Lifetime"

A few hours after landing back at Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour and STS-118 spoke enthusiastically about their 13 days in orbit and work on the International Space Station.

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Boeing, Russia Establish JV To Produce Titanium 787 Parts

New Facility To Be Constructed In Russia

Boeing announced Tuesday it has formed a joint venture with Russian firm VSMPO-Avisma to make titanium parts for 787 Dreamliners.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.23.07)

Aero-Linx!

An INCREDIBLE compilation of WWII history. This site gives an extremely detailed, chronology of "The Big One".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.23.07): Pilot's Discretion

Aero-Terms!

A phrase, when used with an altitude assignment, indicating ATC has offered the pilot the option of starting a climb or decent whenever the pilot desires, and they may climb or descend at any rate they desire.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.23.07)

"We hope to be in operation by late 2009 or early 2010."

Source: Randy Curtis, executive director of Florida's Panama City-Bay County International Airport. The airport will move to a new, much larger facility by 2010. It will be the first such airfield built in the US in 10 years.

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TX TFR: 08.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4316 Issue Date: August 22, 2007 at 2136 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 1520 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 27, 2007 at 1625 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/4018: Due to a change in size

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