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December 08, 2007

CA TFR: 12.13.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6751 Issue Date: December 07, 2007 at 2122 UTC Type: Security

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NASA Moves Atlantis Launch To Sunday

Engineers Continue Work On ECO Sensor Glitch

Will NASA launch the shuttle Atlantis "as is," with two out of four sensors in the external fuel tank malfunctioning? That's one option NASA is reportedly considering, in its desire to launch the orbiter towards the International Space Station before an eight-day launch window expires.

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Deployed Airmen Remember Pearl Harbor

'A Day Which Will Live In Infamy' -- December 7, 1941

More than 200 US forces deployed in Southwest Asia attended a memorial retreat in honor of the 2,340 killed and 1,143 wounded in the December 7, 1941 attacks on US military installations on Oahu, Territory of Hawaii.

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Vietnam Airlines Orders Five ATR 72-500s

Carrier Expands Regional Fleet

In today's fuel-conscious market, it can't be denied the turboprop regional airliner is making a comeback. This week, ATR and Vietnam Airlines announced a contract for the purchase of five new ATR 72-500s.

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jetAVIVA Announces Jet Familiarization Training Program

Offers Training To New Very Light Jet Pilots

Many pilots have waited for years for the chance to fly a very light jet... but now the wait is over.

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Cathay Pacific Adds Eight A330s To Airbus Fleet

Carrier Is Largest A330 Operator In World

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways recently signed a contract for eight A330-300 aircraft. The new aircraft, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, are scheduled for delivery before the end of 2012.

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Police Say Man Attempted Plane Theft To Impress Girlfriend

Taxied King Air Into A Field

The story of Michael Santos -- the man accused of attempting to steal a Beech King Air C90 from an Indiana airport in September -- took a bizarre turn this week, as police revealed the man's motive for the crime.

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Upgraded! GAMA's Greg Bowles

Named Director, Engineering & Manufacturing

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the promotion Thursday of Gregory Bowles to the position of director, engineering and manufacturing. Bowles previously served as GAMA’s manager, maintenance and engineering.

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Kunsan Airmen Paint Arctic F-16s For Eielson

Making The Falcon A Winter Bird

Airmen from the 8th Maintenance Squadron corrosion shop recently completed painting an arctic scheme on one of their F-16 Fighting Falcons -- a first for Kunsan Air Force Base in South Korea, and soon Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

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US Army Selects AAR For 75 Additional CH-47 Cargo Systems

Follow-On Deal To Original 25-System Deal

AAR Corp. announced this week it has been selected by the US Army to provide 75 cargo handling systems for CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.08.07)

Aero-Linx!

Membership in CHPA is open to active duty, retired and veteran helicopter aircrew members from all branches of service and all wars in which the US used helicopters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.08.07): Xylene

Aero-Terms!

A flammable, oily, aromatic hydrocarbon fluid. Xylene is mixed with other hydrocarbon fluids and used as a solvent. It is also used as an additive to improve the combustion characteristics of reciprocating engine fuels.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.08.07)

"We have come here today to pay honor and homage to our nations' heroes, the fallen and survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Let us never forget there is a price to pay for freedom. It doesn't come free."

Source: Brig. Gen Charles Lyon, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander. More than 200 US forces deployed in Southwest Asia attended a memorial retreat in honor of the 2,340 killed and 1,143 wounded in the December 7, 1941 attacks on US military installations on Oahu, Territory of Hawaii.

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AZ Super Bowl TFR: 02.03.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6709 Issue Date: December 07, 2007 at 1441 UTC Location: Albuquerque Center, University Of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona near PHOENIX VORTAC (PXR) Beginning Date and Time: February 03, 2008 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 03, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Phoenix (P50) TRACON, 602-306-2561

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AZ Super Bowl TFR: 02.03.08 - 02.04.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6707  Issue Date: December 07, 2007 at 1423 UTC  Location: Albuquerque Center, University Of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona  Beginning Date and Time: February 03, 2008 at 2200 UTC  Ending Date and Time: February 04, 2008 at 0530 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: System Operations Security (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333 

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CA TFR: 12.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6749 Issue Date: December 07, 2007 at 2104 UTC Type: Security

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