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October 24, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.24.07

NATCA Responds To FAA's Hiring Numbers

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.24.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.24.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NATCA Responds To The FAA's Hiring Numbers: 10.24.07 (ANN Special Feature, with audio from Monday's teleconference with NATCA officials regarding FAA's announcement of FY2007 hiring

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Another FAA Facility Affected By Mold

GRR Radar Room Shut Down For Repairs

Mold has been discovered in another FAA facility. The Grand Rapids (MI) Press reports the FAA closed the radar room at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) after finding mold... a condition that does not surprise air traffic controllers.

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Airlines Say Delayed-Flight Fines Could Mean Higher Ticket Prices

Passing The Costs Onto The Customer?

As the Department of Transportation wraps up a six-month investigation into chronically late airline flights, carriers are going on the offensive... saying so-called "congestion pricing" would lead to higher airfares for passengers.

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Bombardier Nets Two New Orders For Q400 Turboprops

Qantas, Unidentified European Airline Sign For Up To 56 Planes

Bombardier Aerospace has reason for cheer this week, as the Canadian planemaker won two new orders for its Q400 turboprop airliner, despite recent attention concerning the aircraft's maingear.

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SoCal Fires Come Too Close To Higher Class Aviation For Comfort

Announcement Of New UL Overshadowed By Encroaching Flames

What was supposed to be an announcement Tuesday of a new ultralight variant of its Sport Hornet light aircraft, instead turned into a breathless account of the wildfires encroaching the southern California headquarters of Higher Class Aviation at Ramona Airport (RNM).

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Boeing Reports Higher Q3 Numbers Than Expected

787 Delay Did Not Hit Quarterly Results

Decidedly mixed. That's how the world's financial markets appear to be handling news of Boeing's posted third-quarter profit, which rose more than expected.

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NASA Sends Ikhana UAV To Help Fight SoCal Fires

Aircraft Equipped With Thermal Imaging Sensors

In response to a request from the California Office of Emergency Services and the National Interagency Fire Center, NASA is flying an aircraft equipped with sophisticated infrared imaging equipment Wednesday to assist firefighters battling several of the Southern California wildfires.

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Two Safe After Ercoupe Ditches In FL River

Apparent Engine Problem Leads To Watery Landing

Two people are safe after their Ercoupe crashed in the St. Lucie River in Stuart, FL Wednesday morning.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.24.07

Everybody's happy with the new FAA Administrator.
NASA gets Discovery launched on time.
And ANN gets an insider's report on the Columbia bankruptcy hearing.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.24.07

Everybody's happy with the new FAA Administrator.
NASA gets Discovery launched on time.
And ANN gets an insider's report on the Columbia bankruptcy hearing.

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ANN Special Feature: NATCA Press Conference - 10.24.07

Late on Friday, October 19th, the FAA issued a press release, announcing it had met or exceeded its goals for hiring new air traffic controllers for fiscal year 2007. On Monday, October 22, the Nat

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WY TFR: 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1339 Issue Date: October 23, 2007 at 1842 UTC Location: Casper, Wyoming near MUDDY MOUNTAIN VORTAC (DDY) Beginning Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 2045 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 2225 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WY TFR: 10.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1329  Issue Date: October 23, 2007 at 1806 UTC  Location: Casper, Wyoming near MUDDY MOUNTAIN VORTAC (DDY)  Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2007 at 1910 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 26, 2007 at 2155 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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NTSB Chairman Rosenker Addresses Bizav Safety At Bombardier Safety Standdown

Says Accidents Highlight Shortcomings Despite Enviable Record

You're doing well... but you should be doing even better. That's the message National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker had for pilots and mechanics of corporate aviation departments Tuesday, telling them while they are maintaining an enviable safety record, accidents in recent years have highlighted shortcomings in several important elements of their industry.

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US Considers Delaying Missile Deployment To Calm Russians

Defense Secretary Gates Proposes Holding Off Until Iran Threatens

Ah, the Cold War... Part Deux. In a move aimed at placating some nervous Russian tempers, on Tuesday US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the United States may delay activating planned European sites of its planned missile defense system... despite President Bush's impassioned plea to fully fund the controversial system.

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Columbia Shareholders Pick Their Favorite Bidder

Execute Assets Purchase Agreement With Cessna

Late Monday evening, Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation officials revealed shareholders have entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, KS.

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APA Proposes 'Pay Restoration' For American Airlines Pilots

Cites Membership Mandate, Dramatic Increase In Management Compensation

They're not backing down. The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, presented a pay proposal Tuesday to the carrier’s management, designed to restore the pilots' lost purchasing power.

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Two Walk Away From Taylorcraft Downing Near Florida Mall

Engine Failure Leads To Off-Field Landing

Credit pilot Doug Jenkins with some fancy flying. The 60-year-old pilot and Vietnam vet put down his two-seat aircraft in the parking lot of Edison Mall in Fort Myers, FL Tuesday afternoon.

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Hawker Beechcraft Sells Charter Business To Sentient Flight Group

All HBCM Employees Will Have Jobs With New Owner

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation told ANN Tuesday about the sale of its Charter and Management Business to Sentient Flight Group, LLC, an aircraft management and aviation services company with operations in Massachusetts, New York, Philadelphia, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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SportairUSA Asks Customers What They Want In LSA

Offers Cash Prizes For Participation In Online Survey

Hoping to gather a better sense of what American customers are looking for in a light sport airplane, SportairUSA, the North American distributor of the TL-2000 StingSport S-LSA, has partnered with Persuadable Research Corporation to gather thoughts and opinions about light sport aviation in an online LSA Survey.

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Radio Control Helicopters Inspire Website Startup

Offers Information On Platforms For Aerial Photography

If you always wanted to fly a helicopter -- and never quite had the scratch to fly the big birds -- a new website has been launched with all the information needed to fly radio controlled helicopters whatever your reason.

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Eurocopter Displays Public Service, Military Helicopters At EXPOMIL

Joining with Puma On Romanian Military Contract

Eurocopter presented tits latest in public service and military helicopters at EXPOMIL 2007 on October 18-21 at the Romexpo Exhibition Center in Bucharest.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.24.07)

"We continue to encourage the Russians to partner with us in missile defense, and continue our efforts to reassure them that these facilities are not aimed at Russia and could benefit Russia."

Source: Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In a move aimed at placating some nervous Russian tempers, on Tuesday Gates said the United States may delay activating planned European sites of its planned missile defense system.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1387 Issue Date: October 24, 2007 at 0107 UTC Type: Hazards

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MD TFR: 10.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1362 Issue Date: October 23, 2007 at 2025 UTC Type: Hazards

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MO TFR: 10.25.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1293  Issue Date: October 23, 2007 at 1542 UTC  Location: St Louis, Missouri  Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1350 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1930 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/1248: due to change in times 

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AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1364 Issue Date: October 23, 2007 at 2042 UTC Type: Hazards

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