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February 17, 2008

D-Jet To Be Built At 'Home' In London, Ontario

Diamond Receives Government Of Canada Investment

Diamond Aircraft tells ANN that it has received a hefty $19.6 million strategic, repayable investment from the Government of Canada for research and development (R&D) of its D-JET, personal light jet. The company announced it will manufacture the innovative, new all-composite, five-seat aircraft at its facility in London, Ontario, where the D-JET R&D program is based.

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Official: Pilot/Adventurer Steve Fossett Declared Dead

And so it ends... after weeks and months of heart-felt searching that employed the best efforts of thousands of people (on-site and online), a Cook County Circuit Court has declared missing pilot, Steve Fossett, dead.

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NASA Updates Endeavour's Move to Launch Pad Monday

USAF Thunderbird Fly-Over On Schedule

Space shuttle Endeavour's rollout to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., has been rescheduled for 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Endeavour is targeted to lift off March 11 on the 16-day STS-123 mission to the International Space Station.

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USCG Suspends Search For Missing Balloonist

Another Balloonist/Adventurer Lost To The Pacific Ocean

Sadly, ANN must report that the US Coast Guard has suspended its search for an adventurer/hot-air balloonist who was reported missing January 31, 2008. 

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ISS 'Guests' Heading Home Wednesday

Columbus Outfitting Continues

The space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews spent time Saturday transferring supplies and equipment into the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Columbus laboratory.

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Federal Judge Denies Opponents’ Attempt To Stop New Panama City Airport

Judge’s Order Marks Third Ruling in a Row Allowing Construction to Move Forward

The Panama City–Bay County International Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) confirmed Saturday that U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Corrigan had denied airport opponents' third attempt to halt construction at the new Airport. Airport Authority Chairman Joe Tannehill said construction was proceeding unrestricted, in accordance with our permits, and on schedule.

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Mooney Plans Acclaim 'Leap Down Under' Australian Tour February 29 - March 19

Mooney is planning a three-week demonstration tour "down under" in Australia commencing on February 29--the extra day added to the calendar for Leap Year, 2008. The tour will include a dozen stops.

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Sikorsky Aircraft and Tata Advanced Systems Sign MOU for S-92 Helicopter Cabin

Sikorsky Aircraft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their teaming up with Tata Advanced Systems to manufacture S-92 helicopter cabins in India. Tata Advanced Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Industries focused on providing integrated solutions for defense and aerospace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.08)

Aero-Linx!

The purpose of the International Ryan Club is to maintain records as completely as possible of all pre-WWII Ryan aircraft to the extent of their fly-ability, location, owners and disposition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.08): Coaming

Aero-Terms!

A padded, protective rim around an open cockpit. Often made of leather.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.17.08)

"There is already tremendous demand for this new aircraft and we are excited about the opportunity to grow our already proven, world-class team and operation here in southwestern Ontario to deliver D-JET to our customers worldwide." Source: Peter Maurer, President of Diamond Aircraft Industries, fololowing the announcement that Diamond had received a hefty $19.6 million strategic, repayable investment from the Government of Canada for research and development (R&D) of its D-JET, personal light jet. The company announced it will manufacture the innovative, new all-composite, five-seat aircraft at its facility in London, Ontario, where the D-JET R&D program is based.

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