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May 25, 2007

AK Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2405  Issue Date: May 25, 2007 at 0025 UTC  Location: 24 Southwest, Manley Hot Springs, Alaska near TANANA VOR/DME (TAL)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: FAIRBANKS (FAI) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-474-0388

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NV Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2441 Issue Date: May 25, 2007 at 1810 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.25.07

Adding Sport Pilot Training To Established Flight Schools

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.25.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.25.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Sport Pilot Training: 05.25.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Dennis Bampton of the St. Charles Flying Service in Missouri.)

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GE Honda Aero Engines Continues Testing On HF120 Engine

Will Power HondaJet, Spectrum S-40

With successful tests of a HF120 engine core completed in April, GE Honda Aero Engines is now preparing to run a second core test in May, followed by a full engine test in July.

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Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Completes Major Certification Tests

Moves On To Flight Test Phase

The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, launch powerplant for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has successfully completed a number of key tests towards achieving engine certification from the airworthiness authorities, according to representatives with the enginemaker.

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Delta Sends New Planes To Comair

Shows Support Of Struggling Regional Operation

In a show of support for its beleagured regional subsidiary, Delta Air Lines announced Friday it will give Comair 14 new Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft, to replace an equal number of aging 50-seat CRJ-100s. The new jets will be the first in the Comair fleet to sport a first-class cabin.

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AOPA: Many GPS Receivers Out Of Compliance After FAA Rules Update

"This Doesn't Make Any Sense"

Uh oh. If you've relied on an IFR-certified GPS receiver for flying instrument procedures, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports you may be in for a rude surprise. The FAA recently changed the rules, and that means several thousand GPS users are, for the moment, out of compliance.

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NTSB Repeats Call For Ban On VFR Flights Over East River Corridor

Pilots Would Have To Be In Contact With ATC; TFR Still In Effect

On Friday, the National Transportation Safety Administration repeated its call for a permanent ban on VFR flights operating below the Class B airspace shelf over New York's East River, unless the aircraft is in communication with air traffic controllers.

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Boater Killed After Collision With Seaplane

Tried To Swerve Out Of The Way

A boater who witnesses say crossed the path of a seaplane as it attempted to take off from Bayou Lafourche in southern Louisiana Thursday was killed when the plane struck his boat. Three persons onboard the Cessna 206 were slightly injured, and were able to escape before it flipped over and sank.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.25.07

Eclipse receives a big order from Europe.
The City of Jacksonville seeks its own commercial spaceport.
And Congress tries to put the brakes on ATC consolidation.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.25.07

Eclipse receives a big order from Europe.
The City of Jacksonville seeks its own commercial spaceport.
And Congress tries to put the brakes on ATC consolidation.

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ANN Special Feature: Dennis Bampton, St. Charles Flying Service - 05.25.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dennis Bampton of the St. Charles Flying Service in Missouri, one of the nation's first legacy flight centers to fully embrace training for the Sport Pilot certificate i

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Crews Continue Search For Missing Cessna 177B In Washington State

Disappeared Tuesday In Mountainous Region

Volunteer aircraft from the Washington Air Search and Rescue and the local Civil Air Patrol squadron resumed their search Thursday morning for a Cessna 177B Cardinal that dropped off radar Tuesday near Chinook Pass, WA.

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Boeing Revels In Strong Growth Projection

Company Riding The 787 Wave

Boeing told investors this week it remains on track for double-digit increases in revenue and earnings and says it anticipates strong growth in 2007 and 2008 thanks to its new 787 jet.

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Man Tries To Smuggle 700 Snakes Onto Plane

Are You Sure You Want To Open that Bag?

Cairo Airport Customs officers detained a man bound for Saudi Arabia Thursday who was attempting to violate all kinds of export laws by smuggling a certain something in his carry-on bag.

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NASA Conducts Test Firing Of Shuttle SRB Motor

Will Also Be Used For Ares Rockets

NASA's Space Shuttle Program successfully fired a reusable solid rocket motor Thursday, May 24, at a Utah test facility. The space agency tells ANN the two-minute test provided important information for continued shuttle launches, and for development of the rocket that will carry the next human spacecraft to the moon.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 737-00,-200, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing,McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain transport category airplanes identified above.

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-03 MANUFACTURER: Dornier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: British Aero

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-14 MANUFACTURER: British Aero SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-14 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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ANN 10.0: Like A Thick Fog, The Veil Of Secrecy Is About To Lift...

Really. No Kidding. We're Serious. We're Gonna Spill The Beans

Yeah, yeah, we've been hyping this project to distraction... but as soon as you find out what we're up to, you'll see why. Like a number of other things that we have dragged out a bit more than we prefer (and are finally completing... honest), we're about to finally spill the beans on everything associated with our most aggressive upgrade to the Aero-News Network family of services, in other words, the fire-breathing monster we've been calling "ANN 10.0."

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MIA Vietnam-Era CIA Pilot Positively Identified

"Earthquake McGoon" Buried With Full Military Honors

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday the remains of an American civilian pilot, missing in action from Vietnam while flying for Civil Air Transport, of the CIA, have been identified and returned to his family.

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Big Money Being Offered To Attract PiperJet Plant

Antes... Er, Bids... Reach $90 Million

Piper is searching for a home for its new PiperJet aircraft manufacturing plant, the accompanying 1500 jobs, and possibly its corporate headquarters.

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Klyde Morris (05.25.07)

Say Hello To The FAA's Lil' Friend... User Fees!

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New King Air C90GTi Will Come With ACSS TAWS+

Turboprop Twin Sports Advanced Terrain Awareness System

ACSS, an L-3 Communications & Thales Company, announced this week Hawker Beechcraft Corporation has selected ACSS’s advanced terrain awareness warning system (TAWS) solution with the installation of TAWS+ on the King Air C90GTi aircraft.

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Volunteers Restore Deployed Marine's Skyhawk

Operation "Semper Fly" Successful

Wings and Rotors Museum employees in Murrieta, CA wondered about the sad, neglected little 1965 Cessna Skyhawk that had been sitting on the tarmac for the last three years.

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Cessna Delivers 7,500th Independence-Built Single-Engine Piston

Skyhawk Is Notable Jaybird

Cessna Aircraft Company announced Thursday it has delivered the 7,500th single engine piston aircraft produced at the planemaker's Independence, KS facility.

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Two Lost In SC Stearman Accident

Plane Goes Down Near USS Yorktown Gala

Two men out for an evening biplane ride to watch the sunset over Charleston Harbor were killed Wednesday evening, when their vintage Stearman biplane crashed into near Mount Pleasant, SC.

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Boeing Nets BBJ Order From Ocean Sky Aviation

Plane Worth $51 Million List

This week at EBACE, Boeing Business Jets and Ocean Sky Aviation announced an order for a BBJ. Based in London, Ocean Sky is Europe's fastest growing private jet charter company.

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Swiss Air Force EC635 Makes Successful Maiden Flight

Deliveries To Begin In Early 2008

Eurocopter's new EC635 built for the Swiss Air Force successfully completed its maiden flight at Eurocopter's Donauwörth facility last week. The helicopter maker says the schedule for manufacture and delivery of 18 EC635s for transport and training missions and two EC135 for Federal Air Transport Services is right on schedule.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.07)

Aero-Linx!

OAS is the Air Force Center of Expertise for AoAs-Analyses of Alternatives, providing technical, analytical, and costing support to the major commands and the Air Staff in planning, conducting, and reviewing AoAs and related studies supporting acquisition decisions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.25.07): AWIPS

Aero-Terms!

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System -- A technologically-advanced information processing, display, and telecommunications system that is the cornerstone of the National Weather Service (NWS) modernization and restructuring, integrating all meteorological and hydrological data, and all satellite and radar data, for the first time, and enabling forecasters to prepare and issue more accurate and timely forecasts and warnings.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.25.07)

"I will tell you that we are clearly very, very interested in Piper and we would be delighted if they were to choose New Mexico as a site for their facility."

Source: Kelly O'Donnell, acting secretary of economic development for the state of New Mexico. Piper spokesman Mark Miller confirmed Wednesday Albuquerque is one of the cities on the short list for the site of a new plant to assemble the upcoming PiperJet, and possibly its new company headquarters.

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