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July 17, 2008

CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8321  Issue Date: July 17, 2008 at 1959 UTC  Location: 10 SW HAPPYMP , California  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: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520 

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8339 Issue Date: July 17, 2008 at 2109 UTC Location: TROUT LAKE , Washington near KLICKITAT VOR/DME (LTJ) 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: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8342 Issue Date: July 17, 2008 at 2250 UTC Location: JUNEAU , Alaska near SISTERS ISLAND VORTAC (SSR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 0100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On AZ Medevac Midair

Helicopters Collided On Approach To Flagstaff Airport

Below is the unedited text of the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report, released this week, regarding the June 29 midair collision of two emergency medical service helicopters near a hospital in Flagstaff, AZ. As ANN reported, four persons onboard one Bell 407 and three aboard the second 407 were killed when the aircraft collided as both were on approach to land at Flagstaff Medical Center.

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Pilot Lost In C441 Landing Accident Near Oregon Resort

Aircraft Bounced On Landing, Caught Fire On Impact

A glider pilot preparing for a flight from Oregon's Sunriver Airport (S21) witnessed a fatal landing accident involving a Cessna 441 Conquest turboprop Wednesday afternoon.

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Farnborough '08: Boeing, Airbus Chalk Up Last-Minute Orders

Show Comes To An End With Fewer Sales Than In Recent Years

The waning days of the 2008 Farnborough International Airshow brought in new orders for both Airbus and Boeing. While most of these are a far cry from the kinds of numbers we've seen in past years in Farnborough and Paris, both planemakers should still come out of the show with healthy bumps to their respective order books.

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It Coulda Been Worse: Continental Posts $3 Million Q2 Loss

Compares With $228M Profit In Same Period Last Year

Woe, how times have changed. Last year at this time, Continental Airlines was basking in the glow of a $228 million profit in the second quarter... but Thursday, the Houston-based carrier posted a $3 million net loss for the same timeframe this year.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.17.08

Airlines Conspiring To Avoid Stranded Passenger Compensation? With Kate Hanni Of FlyersRights.org

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.17.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.17.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Airlines Conspiring To Avoid Stranded Passenger Compensation? 07.17.08 (ANN Special Report, with Ka

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.17.08

The DOT mandates safer airliner fuel tanks.
FAA engineers say the new requirements don't go far enough.
And vandals cause massive damage at an airport in New Jersey.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.17.08

The DOT mandates safer airliner fuel tanks.
FAA engineers say the new requirements don't go far enough.
And vandals cause massive damage at an airport in New Jersey.


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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, FlyersRights.org - 07.17.08

In May, the compensation the airlines owe you for bumping was doubled. ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of flyersrights.org, who says the airlines have responded by developing a strategy to e

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New Manufacturer Plans To Enter Single-Engine Jet Market

Stratos 714 Will Carry Four 1,500 NM At 400 KTS, Company Says

There's a new manufacturer hoping to make inroads into the single-engine jet segment... and the company is touting the sort of performance numbers that have so far eluded other established companies. Stratos Aircraft says its Stratos 714 will fill a void in the light jet market by transporting four people and their baggage 1,500 nautical miles, at a speed of 400 knots.

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Aero-News BOLO: Thieves Steal Vintage Lockheed Parts In Arizona

Reward Offered; Crooks May Have Just Wanted Trailer

This hasn't been the best week when it comes to bad things happening to good airplanes. Just as ANN received word that vandals struck 11 planes parked at New Jersey's Monmouth Executive Airport sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, a News-Spy tipped us off about the theft last week of some 2,500 pounds of vintage aircraft parts near Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ.

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Farnborough '08: Lockheed Unveils New C-130J Configurations, Features

Super Herc's Now Available In Special Ops, Air Combat Command Models

Lockheed Martin briefed reporters at the Farnborough International Airshow this week about new configurations and new technologies for the C-130J Super Hercules. Company officials provided details of the new HC-130J and MC-130J configurations, recently selected by the US Air Force to replace the aging fleets of both Air Combat Command and Special Operations Command aircraft. Additionally, three new technologies related to mission planning, mapping and GPS systems were also unveiled.

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Farnborough '08: Boeing, Alenia To Partner On Composite Recycling

Sets Framework For Establishing Italian Facility

The first composite-bodied Boeing 787 hasn't flown yet... but the planemaker and others are already thinking about how old Dreamliners will eventually be recycled. Boeing and Alenia Aeronautica announced this week they are joining forces to help establish Italy's first composite recycling facility, which will be located in Southern Italy.

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Farnborough '08: Sikorsky Holds Onto UK Royal Helo Contract

The Queen IS Amused... By S-76s

It's not the largest contract Sikorsky can claim... but it is, perhaps, the most prestigious. The Royal Household of the United Kingdom will continue to use Sikorsky helicopters as its preferred supplier for the Royal Family’s transportation, the helicopter manufacturer announced Monday from the Farnborough International Air Show.

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Farnborough '08: GE, Rolls-Royce F136 Team Completes STOVL Testing

Engine Offered As Second Option For F-35 Lightning II

The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team told attendees this week in Farnborough it recently completed Short Take Off, Vertical Landing (STOVL) testing on an F136 engine at GE testing facility at Peebles, OH. The team is developing the F136 as an alternative powerplant for all variants of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the US military and eight partner nations.

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Aero-TV Takes In An All-American Airshow... OCAS '08!

Beachfront Airshow Gives Summer Crowds Plenty To See

The "All-American Airshow" is a wonderful concept that is as much a part of the summer experience as a day at the beach... and the OCAS '08 event -- the first of many we're told -- was a bit of both.

Aero-TV Takes In An All-American Airshow... OCAS '08!

Beachfront Airshow Gives Summer Crowds Plenty To See

The "All-American Airshow" is a wonderful concept that is as much a part of the summer experience as a day at the beach... and the OCAS '08 event -- the first of many we're told -- was a bit of both.It was Ocean City, MD’s first ever airshow and was initiated to kick off the town’s 2008 summer season on June 10-11, 2008, adding a new signature attraction to Ocean City’s roster of annual events. Military aircraft demonstrations, low altitude flyovers and civilian aerobatic performances took place over the Ocean City beachfront from noon to 4 pm each day.

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Vandals Cause Massive Damage To 11 Planes At New Jersey Airport

Police Looking For Suspects Tied To BLM Incident

Maybe it's time to form a posse. Police are looking for suspects tied to a rash of vandalism at Monmouth Executive Airport (BLM) near Farmingdale, NJ, that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to 11 aircraft.

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Software Issue Could Put Brakes On 787 Cert Schedule

A New Problem For The Dreamliner

Alas, there's a new snag to report involving Boeing's struggle to bring its 787 Dreamliner to production.

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Oshkosh... Are You Ready?

Part Two Of ANN's Pre-Show Guide To The "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration"

As you plan your visit to AirVenture 2008, you're likely wondering if you should pack your life rafts. Well, don't fret; the recent Wisconsin flooding is now on the mend. While there have been nearby areas heavily impacted by abnormal amounts of June rainfall, the EAA assures us that the Oshkosh airport and air show facilities are just fine.

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Delta, American Post Big Second Quarter Losses

But Investors See Positives In Long-Term Plans

If US domestic airlines have avoided being the first to raise base ticket prices out of fears of losing market share, it looks as if the industry's great staring contest may be about to end.

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Former Criminal Prosecutor Says It's Time To End Watch List

Why? Well, One Reason Is He's On It...

Calling hassles he encounters every time he wants to fly on commercial airlines "a pain in the neck," former US Assistant Attorney General Jim Robinson says it's time to put a stop to the government's so-called terror "watch-list."

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QinetiQ To Support Boeing On DARPA UAV Program

Will Develop Ultra-Long-Endurance Aircraft Technologies

Boeing has selected QinetiQ as its key technology partner for the $3.8 million phase one portion of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Vulture air vehicle program. QinetiQ says its knowledge in solar-electric Unmanned Air Vehicles will play a key role in meeting DARPA's objective to create a new category of ultra-long-endurance aircraft.

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Internal Memorandum Leaked, NASA Peeved

11-Day Program Encourages Workers To Give All They Can

When ya gotta go, ya gotta go... which is why NASA is reportedly looking for a few good men and women to make an important donation to its Constellation space program: urine.

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Raptor Struts Its Stuff At Royal International Air Tattoo

Lockheed Pitches F-22 To Global Audience

Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter made its international air show debut outside North America earlier this week at the Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford. The US Air Force F-22 Aerial Demonstration Team put the aircraft through its paces Monday, demonstrating its capability.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Midwest EAA Chapters Poker Run is a fun, multi-event series held between the months of May and October.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.08): Hot Wire Cutter

Aero-Terms!

A cutting device used to shape blocks of foam in composite aircraft construction. A wire is stretched tight between the arms of a frame and heated by electrical current. The hot wire melts its way through the foam, creating a very clean cut.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.17.08)

"Something like this can have a very bad effect. People worry about flying anyway, and with concerns about rising fuel costs, this is just another blow to general aviation."

Source: Vincent Giglio, owner of aviation maintenance company First in Flight, based at Monmouth Executive Airport (BLM) near Farmingdale, NJ. The airport fell victim to vandalism sometime late Sunday night or early Sunday morning, in which 11 planes were damaged. The worst violence was inflicted on a Piper Seneca, which had its empennage severed and the right wing partially separated from the engine nacelle... damage that will likely ground the plane permanently.

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AK TFR: 07.17.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8079  Issue Date: July 16, 2008 at 2100 UTC  Location: JUNEAU , Alaska near SISTERS ISLAND VORTAC (SSR)  Beginning Date and Time: July 17, 2008 at 0300 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 17, 2008 at 1300 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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TX TFR: 07.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8069  Issue Date: July 16, 2008 at 2013 UTC  Location: Waco, Texas  Beginning Date and Time: July 18, 2008 at 2245 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 18, 2008 at 2350 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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TX TFR: 07.18.08 - 07.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8070 Issue Date: July 16, 2008 at 2018 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: July 18, 2008 at 2310 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 1800 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 07.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8071 Issue Date: July 16, 2008 at 2026 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 1720 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 20, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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