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August 29, 2007

ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4959  Issue Date: August 29, 2007 at 0437 UTC  Location: Seattle Center, 35 ESE Grangeville, Idaho  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting. Grangeville Dispatch 208-983-6800 123.025 Rattlesnake Fire  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520 

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CA TFR: 08.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5064  Issue Date: August 29, 2007 at 1552 UTC  Type: Security 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5078  Issue Date: August 29, 2007 at 1621 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5122  Issue Date: August 29, 2007 at 1856 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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Boeing's 777 Family Hits The 1000-Order Mark

1,003 Orders On Books After TAM Adds To Fleet

Boeing announced Wednesday an order from Brazil's TAM Airlines for four additional 777-300ERs brings to 1,003 the number of 777s ordered since the first order of the popular widebody in 1990. The new order also represents the 100th 777 order received to date for 2007.

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Texas Aviation Hall Of Fame Announces Inductees

Class Of 2007 Includes Balloonist, 99, Observer Pilot

The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame told ANN Wednesday of its inductees of the Class of 2007, honoring Texans and Texas corporations that have made outstanding contributions to the development, growth, or preservation of aviation.

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Reports: US, Canada Place Operating Restrictions On Older CRJs

Apparent Flap Defects To Blame

The Wall Street Journal reports the Federal Aviation Administration and Canada's Transportation Safety Board have placed tight operating restrictions on older Bombardier (nee Canadair) CRJ-100, -200, and -440 aircraft. Those types are in operation with several North American commuter airlines.

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Report: Pilot Inexperience Likely Cause Of 2004 NZ R22 Accident

Helo Impacted While Inverted, Uncorrected Low 'G' Situation Likely Cause

A probable cause report by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority said a pilot's inexperience in operating the Robinson R-22 helicopter likely led to a fatal accident in 2004.

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EADS North America Delivers First US-Made Lakota

Eurocopter Receives Production Certification For EC145

Aero-News learned this week the American Eurocopter business unit of EADS North America has been granted production authorization for UH-72A and EC145 helicopters, enabling these rotary-wing aircraft to be US-made for military and civilian customers.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.29.07

Brevard, Co. FL Airport Master Plan Comes To A Vote

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.29.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.29.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NIMBYs Fight To Stop Airport Master Plan: 08.29.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Mike Whaley, co-chairman of the Valkaria Air Fest and Open House.)

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Kuwait Airways Cancels $3 Billion Plane Order

Carrier Did Not Receive Proper Government Approval

Kuwait Airways' order for 19 new aircraft from Aviation Lease and Finance Co. (Alafco) has been cancelled. The $3 billion dollar deal, for seven Airbus A320s and 12 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, failed to meet proper government approval, according to BBC News.

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Guardian Airliner Anti-Missile System Hits 6,000-Hours Milestone

Northrop Grumman System Installed On Seven MD-10s

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced this week the achievement of more than 6,000 on-aircraft operational hours for the Guardian Counter-Man Portable Air Defense System (C-MANPADS) currently installed on seven wide-body cargo aircraft flying daily in commercial revenue service.

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Ryanair Says Fight With South Charleroi Airport Resolved

June Employee Walkout Stranded More than 22,500 Pax

Ireland's low-cost airline Ryanair announced Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Brussels South Charleroi Airport over the weekend which addressed all concerns and allowed the airline to release all seats for sale beginning November 12.

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Former Astronaut Nowak May Present Insanity Defense

Court Papers List Several Mental Health Disorders

Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and Navy Captain Lisa Nowak and her legal defense team have filed notice with the court a temporary insanity defense could be presented, when her trial begins in September on charges of attempted kidnapping to intent to inflict bodily harm, with burglary with a weapon and battery. 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.29.07

The FAA orders inspections on wing slats of some US 737s.
Hawker Beechcraft gets the 900XP certificated.
And LAX has another north side runway incursion.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.29.07

The FAA orders inspections on wing slats of some US 737s.
Hawker Beechcraft gets the 900XP certificated.
And LAX has another north side runway incursion.

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Whaley, Florida NIMBY Battle - 08.29.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Mike Whaley of Melbourne, Florida, one of many area pilots fighting for approval of a master plan for the Valkaria Airport (X59) in Brevard County. After 18 months of pu

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-14 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-15 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-15 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-13 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, -200B, -200C, and -200F series airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-11 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2007-17-10 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-07-07R1 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-07R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines.

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AD: Enstrom

AD NUMBER: 2007-11-02 MANUFACTURER: Enstrom SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-11-02 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) Model F-28A, F-28C, F-28F, TH-28, 280, 280C, 280F, 280FX, 480, and 480B helicopters that requires determining the installation dates for each main rotor push-pull control rod (push-pull rod), inspecting the push-pull rods for corrosion, replacing any push-pull rod which has corrosion that is severe enough to cause pitting, or has visible moisture inside the rod, and repairing each push-pull rod that has corrosion but no pitting.

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Comair Co-Pilot Sues Runway Lighting Company

Suit Alleges LEX Lighting Design 'Erratic And Haphazard'

The lone survivor of the Comair Flight 5191 accident has filed a lawsuit against the company that designed Blue Grass Airport's runway and taxi lights.

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Virgin Galactic Adopts More Reserved Tone Following Scaled Accident

Company Says No One Has Asked For Refund; Four New Ones Have Signed Up

As investigators continue working on their report on a fatal nitrous oxide explosion at Scaled Composites July 26, the intervening month has already provided some perspective on the incident's effect on the fledgling private-sector space race.

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First Solo Flight Earns New Pilot Possible Federal Charges

Thought He Was About To Land At Lafayette... But Landed At IND

A brand new pilot making his first solo flight in Indiana caused a bit of a problem Sunday, when he caused three aircraft to delay their landings while he tried to figure out where he was.

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Search Continues For Missing TB20 In Michigan

Some Debris Discovered, Search Released To State Police

The search for a missing single engine plane with two passengers that left Mackinac Island, MI Friday for a trip to Bad Axe continues.

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The Place To Be During A Delayed Flight Is... Upstate New York?

Common Sense, Human Compassion A Winning Combination

Much has been written lately about the downside of air travel. So, it was nice to find out that a few airline workers have been quietly doing their part to change that.

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Salvage Crews Recover Black Boxes from Downed Adam Air 737

Flight Recorders To Be Sent To US For Analysis

Two flight data recorders from an Adam Air flight that went missing New Year's Day have been recovered.

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Boeing Selected To Build Ares I Upper Stage

Contract Authorizes Production Of Boosters Thru 2016

NASA on Tuesday selected Boeing's facility in Huntsville, AL as the contractor to provide manufacturing support for design and construction of the upper stage of the Ares I rocket. Ares I will launch astronauts to the International Space Station and eventually help return humans to the moon.

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India Issues RFP For $10 Billion Fighter Contract

Country Wants Selection Process To Be "Transparent and Fair"

Boeing and Lockheed Martin are going head-to-head with four other global manufacturers to compete for what could be the biggest military aviation contract in 15 years.

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Frasca Contracts With Bristow Group For Flight Simulators

EC225, S-92 Sims Will Be Used In Scotland

Frasca International announced Tuesday it has contracted to sell Houston-based Bristow Group two Full Flight Simulators (FFSs), which are approved by the Joint Aviation Administration (JAA). The Frasca FFSs will simulate the Eurocopter EC225 and the Sikorsky S-92 aircraft. Bristow Group will use the simulators in training operations in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Fantasy Air Announces Change In Allegro LSA Door Design

'Bubble' Doors Add Three Inches Of Elbow Room

Fantasy Air USA recently announced another enhancement to its Allegro light sport plane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.29.07)

Aero-Linx!

On July 1, 1998, New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) celebrated 50 years of serving as the New York City region's primary international airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.29.07): Mach Tuck

Aero-Terms!

Flight condition that can occur when swept wing airplanes are operated in the transonic range. Under certain conditions, a shock wave forms at the wing root, and causes separation of the air behind it.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.29.07)

"This accident has led us into the briar patch of human behavior. No simple cause. No single solution. No 'aha' moment."

Source: NTSB board member Debbie Hersman, commenting on the August 27, 2006 crash of Comair 5191 on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY.

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OH TFR: 08.31.07 - 09.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4921  Issue Date: August 28, 2007 at 1924 UTC  Location: Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio near LOST NATION VOR/DME (LNN)  Beginning Date and Time: August 31, 2007 at 1400 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 03, 2007 at 2130 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Cleveland National Air Show  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Cleveland (CLE) Approach Control, 216-898-2077 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4954 Issue Date: August 29, 2007 at 0043 UTC Type: Hazards

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