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February 18, 2008

Singapore 2008: Aerospace Industry Looks To Asia For Growth

IATA Chief Warns Against Too Much Faith In Region

Arguably, the 2008 Singapore Air Show now underway near Changi Airport represents the pinnacle of importance in the aviation industry -- as now more than ever, aerospace manufacturers and industry leaders look to the Asia-Pacific region to keep the past few years' record growth from waning.

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Atlantis Undocks From ISS As Endeavour Moves To Pad

STS-122 Landing Scheduled For Wednesday

The space shuttle Atlantis crew is expected to complete a 13-day mission to the International Space Station with a landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, February 20. Early Monday morning, Atlantis undocked from the ISS, and set a course for home.

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Two Men Charged With Trying To Bring Gun On Plane

Stopped At LAX While Transporting Prisoner To Hawaii

There are no doubt qualifications you must meet to do private security and prisoner transport work... but an ability to think ahead is evidently not one of them.

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Boeing Offers Interesting Employee Morale Program

Company-Supported Winemaking Club Helps Keep Turnover Low

ANN recently reported that the aerospace industry is having a tough time recruiting qualified young workers to expand production and replace retirees, but that Boeing appeared to be an exception. Industry analysts think the Seattle area's reputation for quality of life may be one reason.

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No Injuries As WestJet 737 Slides Off Runway In Ottawa

Spokesman Says Airliner "Exited Beyond" Runway

None of the 94 people onboard a Boeing 737 were injured Sunday night, when their WestJet flight slid off a slick runway at Ottawa Airport.

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Skydivers' Families Continue Lawsuits Against Cessna

Ten Lost In October 2007 Caravan Crash

The families of nine skydivers who died last October when their Cessna 208B Caravan went down near White Pass, WA are continuing their pursuit of numerous lawsuits against Cessna, and Goodrich Corp, alleging the Caravan is unsafe for flight in icing conditions.

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Crash Lawsuit Leads To Cancellation Of Arizona Air Show

Organizers Hope Prescott SkyFest Will Return In '09

A young and growing airshow in Arizona has been forced to cancel the event for 2008 due to a lawsuit involving a 2006 crash.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.18.08

Spin Awareness, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.18.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.18.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Spin Awareness: 02.18.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Two Lost In WA Plane Crash Saturday

Pilot Reported Engine Problems

A woman and her 34-year-old niece were killed Saturday when their experimental aircraft, type unreported, crashed outside Stanwood, WA.

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5267 Issue Date: February 18, 2008 at 1713 UTC Type: Hazards

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AK TFR: 02.18.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5266 Issue Date: February 18, 2008 at 1642 UTC Type: Hazards

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5218  Issue Date: February 17, 2008 at 2032 UTC  Location: Miami Center, Kennedy Space Center Operations Area, Florida  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area  Type: Space Operations  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.18.08

FAA prepares to tighten the definition of "amateur-built."
A wrongful death lawsuit scrubs an Arizona air show.
And NASA wants Atlantis home before the Pentagon starts shooting.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.18.08

FAA prepares to tighten the definition of "amateur-built."
A wrongful death lawsuit scrubs an Arizona air show.
And NASA wants Atlantis home before the Pentagon starts shooting.

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Spin Awareness - 02.18.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about how students can be trained for spin awareness without actually doing spins, and how to safeguard against flying the wrong way

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Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 1 of 3, with Alan Klapmeier)

2007 Was Another Record Year (Thankfully) For GA Manufacturers
  
Just this past week, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry have led to another record high in industry billings.

Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 1 of 3, with Alan Klapmeier)

2007 Was Another Record Year (Thankfully) For GA Manufacturers

Just this past week, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry have led to another record high in industry billings. Speaking at GAMA’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing, GAMA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corporation, Alan Klapmeier, reported that a strong worldwide market, especially outside of North America, was a driving factor for general aviation in 2007.

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Columbia 400 Down In IFR Accident

Pilot Killed in Approach in 'Quarter-Mile' Visibility

'God damn it... we're gonna crash' were the last words PDX controllers heard from N621ER. The aircraft was apparently in the process of making another missed approach in poor visibility to Rwy 10R while pursuing the ILS at 1615 UTC (O815 Local Time) when the aircraft went down.

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Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Ready To Take Over Wittman Field... Again

Another Mass Cessna Arrival Being Planned

The Cessnas 2 Oshkosh group and the Cessna Pilots Association just dropped a line to ANN to let Cessna pilots know that they want them to join them for the third annual Cessnas 2 Oshkosh mass arrival into Oshkosh's EAA AirVenture 2008 at Wittman Regional Airport, scheduled for Saturday, July 26. They are looking for Cessna aircraft owners and pilots who would like to join in the celebration.

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Klyde Morris (02.18.08)

Who Knew That Klyde Had SUCH A Suspicious Nature? FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Big Bucks: $2B In Letters Of Intent Pledged For Aerion SSBJ

First Orders From India Reported

Aerion Corporation, together with its international sales distributor, ExecuJet Aviation Group, tell ANN that it is building a fat order book for its Supersonic Business Jet.   Within the first few weeks of 2008, Letters of Intent have come in - including a commitment for three from the first, undisclosed customers from India. This takes the total pledged to US$2 billion, based on the SBJ's US$80 million price tag.

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Mooney Will Host AZ Technical Workshop at Chandler Aviation

Mooney will conduct an exclusive one-day workshop featuring technical seminars on Mooney maintenance, aircraft modifications, Teledyne Continental engines and Garmin avionics. On Saturday, March 1, Mooney representatives will be at Landmark Aviation's Scottsdale Airport (SDL) location from 10 AM until 3 PM.

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Kyle Farley Named Aspen’s New Vice President of Manufacturing

Farley to Ramp Production to Meet Growing Demand

Aspen Avionics tells ANN that Kyle Farley has joined the company as Vice President of Manufacturing. In this position, he will manage and lead Aspen’s growing manufacturing team, as the company brings the Evolution Flight Display System to market and ramps up production to meet demand.

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Air Force C-5 Galaxy Modernization Program Certified

Air Force officials have announced that officials in the office of the under secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics have certified the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program for 49 additional aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.08)

Aero-Linx!

This site documents the restoration of the only Fairchild Model 46A. The restoration is being done by Big Sky Stearman. The site will be continually updated to post pictures and information of the latest advancements on the project.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.08): Adcock Range

Aero-Terms!

National radio navigation system replaced after World War 2 by the Omnirange system.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.18.08)

“As these economies continue to expand, we expect general aviation to play an ever increasing role in these regions... Manufacturer backlogs are strong and we think this bodes well for 2008 and the years beyond.”

Source: Speaking at GAMA’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing, GAMA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corporation, Alan Klapmeier, reported that a strong worldwide market, especially outside of North America, was a driving factor for general aviation in 2007. See his full presentation in today's Aero-TV programming (starting with Part One of Three).

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