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May 29, 2007

Hawaii Residents Complain Of Increasing Noise From HNL

Blame "Informal" Runway Program For Traffic Over Neighborhoods

Residents of Hawaii's Ewa Beach are increasingly frustrated about what they say is increasing noise levels from Honolulu International Airport, especially at night, and they're letting state and federal officials know.

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NJ TFR: 05.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2502  Issue Date: May 28, 2007 at 1154 UTC  Location: Newark/Edison, New Jersey  Beginning Date and Time: May 30, 2007 at 1950 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 30, 2007 at 2335 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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GA TFR: 05.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2505 Issue Date: May 28, 2007 at 1441 UTC Location: Glynco, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2007 at 1330 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 29, 2007 at 1705 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/2439: due to new times

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.29.07

Air Journey's Thierry Pouille

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.29.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.29.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Have You Ever Taken A REAL Air Journey? 05.29.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Thierry Pouille of Air Journey.)

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Officials Respond To Phone Threat Against Mumbai Airports

Anonymous Call Warned Of "Some Incident"

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.29.07 0945 EDT: Security officials in India are on alert after an anonymous threat was called in to one of Mumbai's two airports.

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C-17 Crews Deploy 'Screamer' In Combat Airdrops

Steerable Bundle Allows More Accurate Delivery

Sometimes, airdrops over Afghanistan can be a real "scream." A C-17 Globemaster III deployed to Southwest Asia conducted the first C-17 combat airdrop May 24 using the Joint Precision Airdrop System with a "screamer" -- a steerable GPS-guided container delivery system bundle.

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Boeing Awarded Contract To Test Advanced Helicopter Rotor System

"Smart Rotor" Includes Trailing Edge Blade Flaps

Boeing has been awarded a $3 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract to test a new main rotor system that promises quieter operation, reduced vibration and potentially improved performance for military helicopters like the AH-64D Apache Longbow.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.29.07

Alaskan pilots may be exempt from user fees.
A New York Senator enters the FAA / NATCA fray.
And thousands of IFR-certified GPS systems are suddenly non-compliant.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.29.07

Alaskan pilots may be exempt from user fees.
A New York Senator enters the FAA / NATCA fray.
And thousands of IFR-certified GPS systems are suddenly non-compliant.

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ANN Special Feature: Thierry Pouille, Air Journey - 05.29.07

Today, Jim Campbell talks international flying with Thierry Pouille of Air Journey, a company that's part tour guide, part aviation concierge.

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TAM Receives Three More Airbus A320s

Airline Has Added 14 Aircraft To Fleet This Year

Aero-News has learned Brazil's TAM received three more Airbus A320s last weekend, which are being incorporated into its operational fleet. This year, TAM has already received 14 aircraft -- eleven in the A320/319 family and three MD-11s. With these acquisitions, the company will have 85 Airbus models -- 15 A319s, 60 A320s and 10 A330s.

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Alaskan Senator Secures Fee Exemption For Pilots In State

Stevens Says Fee "Places An Undue Burden" On Small Carriers

One week after casting the tie-breaking vote in favor of legislation to tack a proposed $25 per flight surcharge on general aviation aircraft throughout the United States, Senator Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was hard at work trying to get Alaskan pilots exempted from the charge, according to his staff.

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Senator Says Legislation Needed To Bring FAA, Controllers Back To Table

Blames Increased Flight Delays On Contentious Relationship

New York Senator Charles Schumer says continued hostilities between air traffic controllers and the FAA are partly to blame for a record number of flight delays at New York's three major airports... and that he intends to introduce legislation that will force the two sides to make nice.

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Search Continues For Missing Washington State Pilot

New Information Won't Alter Search Pattern

The search for a missing Cessna 177B Cardinal will likely continue, according to search coordinators, and the search area will not change despite new, potentially incriminating evidence uncovered concerning the pilot.

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Target Missile Failure Halts Ballistic Interceptor Test

Ground-Based Defender Didn't Recognize Threat

A ground-based missile interceptor test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was cancelled Friday, when the target missile failed.

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Boeing Stresses The Inner Beauty Of Its 787

More Than Just A Pretty (Composite) Face

While it's true most of the hype surrounding Boeing's forthcoming 787 Dreamliner concerns its composite fuselage structure, the planemaker notes the airliner will feature a number of new technologies within its carbon-fiber hull.

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Disgruntled BDU Neighbor Gets Deferred Sentence

He's Just Not Gonna Take it Anymore

Greg Camalier of Boulder, CO had just had enough of living 400 feet from an airport, and all the noise that came with it.

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ALPA Chips In $2 Million For Pinnacle Airlines Pilots

To Fund Efforts During Protracted Contract Negotiations

Last week, Pinnacle Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), received access to $2 million from the union's Major Contingency Fund (MCF) as negotiations with management on a new collective bargaining agreement passed the 27-month mark.

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Mylar Balloon Forces Los Angeles Police Helo Landing

Not An Isolated Problem, Officer Says

A Los Angeles police helicopter made a "precautionary" landing Saturday after it hit a metallicized nylon balloon.

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NASA Aids in Forecast Of Solar Radiation Storms

New Method Gives Up To One Hour Warning

NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) now enables scientists to forecast solar radiation storms, giving future astronauts, traveling to the moon and Mars, time to seek shelter and ground controllers time to safeguard satellites.

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Men Arrested Following Airport Runway Joyride

Lesson Learned: Pontiacs Can't Fly

Cars and runways don't mix... and can lead to hard landings, and hard time.

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DART Earns FAA, Transport Canada Approval Of Shoulder Harness Kits

Fits Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1 Helos

DART Helicopter Services told ANN Monday the company's affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA and Transport Canada approval of its newly designed 3-point Shoulder Harness Kits for the Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.29.07)

Aero-Linx!

Aerospaceweb.org is a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a variety of subjects ranging from aviation to space travel to aerospace technology.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.29.07): ACARS

Aero-Terms!

Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System -- A digital datalink system for transmission of small messages between aircraft and ground stations via radio or satellite.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.29.07)

"I am concerned that this legislation as originally drafted places an undue burden on too many small carriers in rural parts of America, including Alaska. Changes to any portion of the aviation industry will have a tremendous impact on our state. This provision will exempt many of Alaska's aviators and will especially help our rural communities that rely so heavily on aviation as a basic means of transportation and commerce."

Source: Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens. The senator -- who serves as vice chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of legislation to tack a proposed $25 per flight surcharge on general aviation aircraft throughout the United States -- also tucked a fee exe

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