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January 23, 2007

Superior Air Parts' President/CEO Tim Archer Resigns

Superior Air Parts has disclosed to ANN that Timothy T. Archer has resigned as the company’s President and CEO. “I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Tim for all that he has done for Superior and Thielert,” said Frank Thielert, CEO, Thielert AG, upon accepting Mr. Archer’s resignation. “Superior has gone through a number of changes in the past year and Tim’s guidance has kept the company stable through it all.”

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Keystone Gets Airworthiness Cert For First S76C++

Aircraft Rolls Out Of 'Heliplex' Completion Center

On December 14th, 2006 Keystone Helicopter Corporation was issued a Standard Airworthiness Certificate by the FAA for the first Sikorsky S76C++ helicopter manufactured in Keystone's Coatesville, PA plant it calls the "Heliplex."

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UK Ship To Join US Navy In Adam Air Search

Mystery Surrounding Plane's Disappearance Continues

The UK is sending a specialized ship to join the US Navy's oceanographic survey ship, USNS Mary Sears, in the search for an Adam Air 737-400 missing since January 1.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.23.07

Part Two: Mike Busch, On Becoming A "Savvy Aviator"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.23.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Part Two, "The Savvy Aviator's" Mike Busch: 01.23.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Mi

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Norway Gives Go-Ahead For JSF Production Agreement

US Entrant Still One Of Three Possibles For Fighter Contract

Norwegian Defense Minister Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen has decided to sign the production phase agreement for the Joint Strike Fighter Program.

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Official: ATC, US Pilots Will Likely Share Blame For Gol Midair

Investigation To Wrap Up In Just Over A Month

In what has seemed to many in the world's aviation community to be a misdirected and flawed investigation motivated by "CYA" rather than an intelligent effort to determine cause for safety's sake, Brazilian authorities hinted they may finally have reached a conclusion regarding who (rather than what) is to blame for the September 29 crash of Gol Airlines flight 1907.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.07

Cirrus announces another novel safety initiative...
Lockheed and Boeing team up to plan for the future of aviation...
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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.23.07

Cirrus announces another novel safety initiative...
Lockheed and Boeing team up to plan for the future of aviation...
...and Airbus says it's untangled 300 miles of wire!

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2: Mike Busch, Savvy Aviator, Inc. 01.23.07

Mike Busch explains how to get the best value in big-ticket aircraft maintenance and repair jobs.

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Stranded Airline Travelers Urge Lawmakers To Look At 'Passengers Bill Of Rights'

Says Legislation Is Badly Needed Due To Poor Customer Service, On-Time Records

The concept of a "Passengers' Bill Of Rights" for commercial airline travelers has been bandied about for years, with little success. The idea has caught fire again, however, after a particularly egregious incident last month in Austin, TX.

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The Aero-Dozen: Best Gadgets And Programs Of 2006, Part Two

ANN's Top 10 (OK, 12) Products/Programs Of 2006

When it comes to the people, planes and products of the aviation business, ANN firmly believes there is no such thing as an embarrassment of riches. 2006 saw a spate of new programs and 'gadgets' designed to separate a pilot from his flying dollar... fortunately, the vast majority of them are quite worthy of foregoing the occasional $200 hamburger or two.

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Gulfstream G150 Takes On Three New City-Pair Records

G150 Connects White Plains to Long Beach; Long Beach to Aspen; and Aspen to White Plains in Record Time

 A Gulfstream G150 recently established three new city-pair records since the aircraft entered service on Aug.14, 2006. The first G150 city-pair record was set in May 2006 by a test aircraft flying from Tel Aviv to Geneva, Switzerland. There are currently 10 G150s in service.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-09 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Socata

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-08 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD NUMBER: 2007-02-04 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-07 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls- Royce Deutschland Ltd & CoKG (RRD) Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 555 series turboprop engines.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-05 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 700 series turbofan engines.

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Aero-News Alert: Changes Coming To Washington, DC Airspace Tuesday

State Of The Union Puts Added Emphasis On ADIZ, FRZ Operations

Aero-News has received word ahead of Tuesday's planned 2007 State of the Union Address in Washington, DC that the FAA will be modifying the Washington Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and Washington Metropolitan Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) with additional flight restrictions between the hours of 2000-2300 local.

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Rumored 787 Program Delays Bring Down Boeing Shares

Overseas Suppliers May Put Program Behind Schedule

A communication to investors from Wachovia analysts reported in MarketWatch suggests Boeing's major suppliers Mitsubishi and Alenia have fallen behind schedule, and could delay deliveries for its 787 Dreamliner by as much as six months.

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Final: ANN Names the 2006 Plane Of The Year--E-LSA Kit Category

Enough Of The Excuses... Here Are Our Final Decisions On The Best Birds Of The Year

The second of our five categorical choices (covering GA Piston Single, GA Piston Twin, SA Experimental Kit, E-LSA Kit, and S-LSA Ready To Fly) for the "Best of Breed" of 2006... a heckuva good year for aviation, is...  Sonex-Ltd's Sonex

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Indian Spacecraft Safely Returns To Earth

Major Milestone For Country's Manned Space Program

India's Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced Monday it has safely deorbited and recovered a capsule launched on January 10 from a facility north of the city of Chennai.

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Another Bomb Hoax On A US Airliner

Non-Specific Threat Delayed Some 30 Pax In Houston

Once again we learn that one idiot with a sick sense of humor is all it takes to tie up an airport's emergency services, and a significant portion of a city's law enforcement personnel.

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Sikorsky Aims To Restart X2 Development This Year

NextGen Coaxial Helo Shelved During Strike

After being grounded in 2006 during a 10-week machinists strike, Sikorsky says it plans to resume development of its X2 next-generation helicopter sometime this year.

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AirTran Not Giving Up On Midwest Airlines

Sends Second Letter To Midwest Shareholders Urging Review Of Offer

Midwests' cold response to AirTran's merger offers hasn't deterred AirTran chairman and CEO Joe Leonard -- he's more determined than ever to make the deal a reality.

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Lockheed Martin, Boeing Join Forces To Develop NAS

Rivals Align To Promote Future US Air Transportation System

ANN has learned Lockheed Martin and Boeing have formed a strategic alliance to promote advancement of the future US air transportation system.

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Airbus Says Wiring Issues Resolved For A380

On Track For October Delivery To Singapore Airlines

Airbus says it's untangled the 300 miles of wiring that it claimed caused the latest program delays for the superjumbo.

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Boeing Announces 39 Jet Order From GE Commercial Aviation

Leasing Company Ordered 69 Planes Last Year

Although Boeing won last year's order race with Airbus, it'll have to keep the pressure on if it's to win again this year.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.07)

Aero-Linx!

The “hump” -- sounds pretty harmless, but the nickname does no justice to the terrible flying conditions encountered flying “over the hump”, at the southern edge of the Himalayas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.07): COP

Aero-Terms!

Change Over Point -- When a frequency change on an airway is necessary and it is not the midpoint of the airway, a COP or change over point is depicted where it is necessary to switch to the nav aid ahead of you and discontinue using the nav aid you are headed away from.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.23.07)

"It's being kept warm. It's got a low level of activity that makes sense right now."

Source: Sikorsky Aircraft president Jeffrey Pino, commenting on the helomaker's plans to restart development of its next-generation X2 coaxial-rotor helicopter concept. First announced in June 2005, the program was shelved following a worker strike last year.

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DE TFR: 01.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1493 Issue Date: January 22, 2007 at 2116 UTC Location: wilmngton, Delaware Beginning Date and Time: January 24, 2007 at 1420 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 24, 2007 at 1745 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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