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February 22, 2007

TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3789 Issue Date: February 22, 2007 at 2027 UTC Location: 20 South, Hondo, Texas near HONDO VOR/DME (HDO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for accident investigation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: HOUSTON (ZHU) Center, 281-230-5560

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MN TFR: 02.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3770 Issue Date: February 22, 2007 at 1701 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: February 23, 2007 at 1530 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 23, 2007 at 1645 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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Homeland Security Launches Website To Address No-Fly List Complaints

Travel Group Says Response Time Needs Improvement

If you've ever been on the Department of Homeland Security's passenger watch-list, you know how aggravating the situation can be (as a handful of ANN staffers can attest.) This week, the DHS launched a website allowing travelers who believe they've been incorrectly included on the list to plead their case.

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Reports: ATC Denied AA Pilot's Emergency Landing Request

FAA Says DFW Controllers Retrained Following August 30 Incident

It's understood when a pilot declares an emergency, they are often permitted to take extraordinary measures to ensure their safe arrival back on terra firma. That apparently wasn't the case when an American Airlines crew declared an emergency last year, and controllers denied the pilot's request to land against traffic at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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Adam Air Planes Grounded After Back-Breaking Landing

Fuselage Cracked Down Middle

Beleagured Indonesian low-cost carrier Adam Air has been forced to ground a third of its fleet, following a hard landing Wednesday that literally cracked the fuselage of one of its Boeing 737s.

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Korean Air Does A LOT More Than Just Fly Passengers

Carrier Also Maintains Aerospace Division

Something resembling an aerospace empire is quietly emerging in South Korea. Not many know this, but the nation's flagship airline, Korean Air, isn't JUST an airline... it's a full-fledged aerospace business.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.22.07

Dick VanGrunsven, Founder Of Van's Aircraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.22.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Van's Aircraft Founder Dick VanGrunsven: 02.22.07 (ANN Special Feature, with homebuilt air

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Bell's ARH Damaged In Hard Landing On Golf Course, Pilots OK

Fore!

A test flight of Bell's Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) prototype ended sooner, and more dramatically, than the company had hoped for Wednesday afternoon.

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Japan's First KC-767 Deploys Its Boom

First Of Four Tankers For JASDF

A Boeing flight test crew deployed the air refueling boom on the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's (JASDF) future KC-767 Tanker for the first time February 17, in the skies over western Kansas.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.07

Expedition Aircraft announces it is certifying two new planes...
Marion Blakey pushes user fees at a speech in the UK...
...and another Black Hawk down near Baghdad.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.22.07

Expedition Aircraft announces it is certifying two new planes...
Marion Blakey pushes user fees at a speech in the UK...
...and another Black Hawk down near Baghdad.

Sponsored By... <

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ANN Special Feature: Dick VanGrunsven, Van's Aircraft - 02.22.07

Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dick VanGrunsven, designer of the RV-series kits, and founder of Van's Aircraft.

FMI: www.vansaircraft.com


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Expedition Aircraft Announces Certification Plans

E350, E350XC Derived From Bush Hawk XP

There's a new aircraft company in town... and they intend to offer two new certified aircraft VERY soon.

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NASA, Virgin Galactic Explore Partnership

Sign MOUs For Spacecraft Development, Training

Things appear to be coming full-circle for commercial spaceflight. Officials with NASA signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with Virgin Galactic, LLC to explore the potential for collaborations on the development of space suits, heat shields for spaceships, hybrid rocket motors and hypersonic vehicles capable of traveling five or more times the speed of sound.

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FAA's Blakey Ties In User Fees To 'Global Harmonization' In Speech

Says "Everyone Loses" If GA Doesn't Start Paying New Taxes

The first two-thirds of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's speech before the Royal Aeronautical Society in London Wednesday detailed the agency's efforts to advance the technologies and capabilities of air traffic control services in such markets as China and India... but the final third focuses on an issue Blakey likens to "bit of a stick fight" -- user fees for general aviation pilots in the US.

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Spacehab Drops Columbia Lawsuit Against NASA

Says Efforts Better Spent Elsewhere

After over three years of litigation, Spacehab Inc. filed for a formal dismissal with prejudice this week of all claims against NASA, relating to losses incurred by the company as a result of the 2003 loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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Airbus Wins New Orders For Its A330-Based Tanker

UAE, Saudi Arabia Select MRTT Over KC-767

Don't look now... but Airbus appears to be steadily increasing its foothold on the global aerial refueling market, at a time when the company is locked in competition with Boeing for a lucrative US Air Force contract. On Wednesday, reports surfaced of two new global orders for Airbus' A330-derived tanker, from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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NTSB Calls In Glass Specialist To Investigate Cracked Windscreens

Officials Say 14 Planes Around DEN Were Affected

Authorities remain mystified as to what caused 22 front and side windscreens to crack on at least 14 planes at Denver International Airport last week. There are several theories... and the National Transportation Safety Board has called in a glass specialist to sort them out.

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CAPT Lowers Price Of Ab-Initio Program, Announces New Transition Courses

Offered With Or Without Transport Category Rating

It's been six months since Flight Training Services International (FTSI) took over the Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) program from Embry Riddle... and in that time, FTSI has worked to make the program an industry-leading flight training organization.

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Westpac Rescue Helo Plucks Man From Tree

No, He Wasn't Trying To Retrieve A Cat

Aero-News received word this week the Wellington, New Zealand-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescued a man from the top of a tree late Tuesday afternoon.

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Raytheon Subsidiary Wins $27.7M Osprey Support Contracts

Aero-News learned this week Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, has received two awards totaling $27.7 million from the US Navy to provide services and systems for the V-22 Osprey aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.07)

Aero-Linx!

It claims to be the largest collection of aviation videos on the web: 7,432 videos, totaling or 84,505 MB -- take that, computer harddrive!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.07): Schneider Trophy

Aero-Terms!

The Schneider prize for seaplanes was first announced by Jaques Schneider, the French Under-Secretary for Air, in 1911, with a prize of the then huge amount of 1,000 pounds. It was meant to encourage progress in civil aviation but became a contest primarily about speed.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.22.07)

"And now that the legislation's out there, the same old arguments are surfacing. General aviation is still afraid of user fees -- for anyone -- even though they will still be paying the same old way, the fuel tax. The people who have never paid a user fee still don't want to. The users that have been paying more than their fair share feel that the legislation doesn't go far enough ... Let me be absolutely clear about this one: Achieving major change is the only step. If the opportunity to enact this legislation comes and goes on September 30th because we were arguing about who picks up the tab, everyone loses."

Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, in her speech Wednesday before the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.

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