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April 14, 2007

Diamond Aircraft Has A Busy Week Ahead

Exhibiting On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

 Diamond Aircraft tells ANN it will truly span the globe over the next several days, as the planemaker exhibits its offerings on two continents in April. Diamond will have displays at the Lakeland Fly-In down in Lakeland, FL (April 17-23), and at AERO 2007 in Friedrichshafen Germany (April 19-22).

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-08-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: British Aero

AD NUMBER: 2007-08-06 MANUFACTURER: British Aero SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Lavia S.A.

AD NUMBER: 2007-08-07 MANUFACTURER: Latino Americana De Aviacion (Lavia) S.A. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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SZP One Step Closer To Winning FAA Grant

Runway Washout Provides Opportunity For Public Funds

Santa Paula Airport is one step closer to obtaining a Federal Aviation Agency grant after the City Council approved the plan at a March meeting.

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F-104s Will Fly From KSC On Pathfinder Test Missions

Starfighters Assessing Suborbital Space Launch Trajectories

NASA's Kennedy Space Center will host the flight of a privately operated F-104 on April 17, the first in a series of "pathfinder" test missions from the space shuttle runway.

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Former Guru's Plane May Not Fly As A B&B

Convair Has Had Checkered Past

Ed Guidicelli's dream to convert an airplane into a bed and breakfast has encountered some rough air. An antique enthusiast with a knack for restoration and tourism, Guidicelli had hoped to transform a 42-passenger Convair 240 into a studio-style, luxury bed and breakfast in Sheffield Township, OH.

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Gearbox May Be Factor In Hard Landing

NTSB Inspecting Maui Helo Tail Rotor

The National Transportation Safety Board is taking special interest in the tail rotor -- especially the gearbox -- of a Maui tour helicopter that made a hard landing March 28 at Kahului Airport.

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Air Force Two Involved In Minor Mid-Air Collision

Vice President Cheney Gets The Bird

As Air Force Two, carrying Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, neared O'Hare International Airport on Friday, it was involved in a mid-air collision -- with a bird.

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Clarity Aloft Manufacturer Signs New Master Distributor

Aloft Technologies Taps Modern Aero, Inc.

Minneapolis-based avionics headset manufacturer, Aloft Technologies, has named Modern Aero Inc. as their new master distributor for the Clarity Aloft Aviation Headsets within the continental United States and Canada.

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Pilot OK In C172 Landing Accident Near SCK

Pilot States He Ran Out Of Fuel

A 1975 Cessna 172 ran out of gas, and landed a few feet short of the runway at California's Stockton Metropolitan Airport Thursday afternoon, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

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Hawaii Army National Guard's Company C, 207th Aviation Says Aloha

Bound for Mobilization Training at Fort Sill, OK

More than 70 soldiers with the Hawaii Army National Guard's Company C (Air Assault), 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation, say 'Aloha' as they prepare to ship out for mobilization training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

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Chinese 'Birdman' Lands In Hospital

Self-Taught Pilot Breaks Chin, Leg

Li Xianfeng, a self-taught 30-year-old Chinese amateur pilot dubbed the "birdman" in local press reports, landed in the hospital after taking his home built airplane for a test flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.14.07)

Aero-Linx!

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (acronym TIGHAR, pronounced "tiger") is the world's leading aviation archaeological foundation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.14.07): Combustion Chambers

Aero-Terms!

The purpose of the combusting chamber is to provide a stream of hot gas that releases its energy to the turbine and nozzle sections of the engine. There are three types of combustion chambers.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.14.07)

"It's a piece of history. And most people are thrilled that I'm saving it. A part of me knew it would be an uphill battle. But if I don't do it now, I never will."

Source: Sheffield, OH resident Ed Guidicelli, who hopes to transform a 42-passenger Convair 240 into a studio-style, luxury bed and breakfast. Guidicelli believes the project could help his economically depressed town become a tourist attraction.

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