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September 19, 2007

NY TFR: 09.24.07 - 09.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7578  Issue Date: September 19, 2007 at 1638 UTC  Location: New York Center , New York Metro Area, New York  Beginning Date and Time: September 24, 2007 at 1300 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 26, 2007 at 2100 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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CFI Rod Machado Releases IFR Pilots Handbook

Learn 'All Things IFR' From One Of The Best

How much airspace is protected on a missed approach? Who's the pilot-in-command on an instrument training flight? What's WAAS? Do you really need RAIM? What are the three different types of runways? Who's your PAPI? What is the adiabatic lapse rate, and why would an instrument pilot care?

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White House Says It Will Veto H.R. 2881

Says FAA Funding Plan Does Not Do Enough To Curb Delays

Some potential bad news for H.R. 2881, the House plan to reauthorize funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. On Wednesday, the White House threatened to veto the measure should it come across the President's desk.

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AD: Seats

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-13 MANUFACTURER: Seats SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-13 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of the United Kingdom (UK) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on B/E Aerospace Skyluxe II (AA2) passenger seats.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-10 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by an aviation authority of the United Kingdom (UK) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 500 series turbofan engines.

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-09 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-09 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) by adopting a new AD for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by the aviation authority of France to identify and correct an unsafe condition onTurbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshaft engines.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-06 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GEAE CF6-45A, -45A2, -50A, -50C, -50CA, -50C1, -50C2, -50C2B, -50C2D, -50C2F, -50C2R, -50E, -50E1, -50E2, and -50E2B turbofan engines.

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AD: Hawker Beechcraft

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-05 MANUFACTURER: Hawker Beechcraft Corporation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-19-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-19-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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Lawsuit Filed In 2004 Stearman Accident

Pilot, Event Organizers Named As Defendants

A lawsuit was filed his week regarding a 2004 accident involving a Stearman biplane, that claimed the life of a 39-year-old female passenger.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.19.07

Recounting The Flights Of SpaceShipOne

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.19.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.19.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Onboard The X-Prize-Winning Flights Of SpaceShipOne: 09.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Mike Melvill, Brian Binnie and Burt Rutan.)

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Today's Forecast: Slowdown In GA Market, Bizjets To Expand Share

Forecast International Predicts Mixed Bag For GA

In a new study titled "The Market for General Aviation/Utility Aircraft 2007-2016, Forecast International projects that makers of general aviation and utility aircraft will turn nearly 27,140 aircraft worth approximately $22.55 billion over the next nine years.

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Cessna Receives $105 Million Order from Europe's JetAlliance

Builds On Earlier 25-Plane Deal

European charter operator JetAlliance just can't seem to stop ordering Citations... not that Cessna is complaining, mind you.

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Environmental Concerns At The Top Of ICAO Meeting Agenda

President Says Growth Makes Carbon Controls More Difficult

Though aviation-related carbon emissions make up but a fraction of gases believed to contribute to global warming, in many minds the reality is skewed by the high-visibility of commercial airliners -- a fact the International Civil Aviation Organization is well aware of.

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Aerojet Completes Ramjet Ground Testing

Facility Provided Mach 6 Environment

Aerojet tells ANN it recently completed ground testing of an advanced flight-weight combustor for the Dual Combustion Ramjet engine (DCR) on the DARPA/Navy/Boeing HyFly (Hypersonic Flight) program. Aerojet's DCR engine is fabricated entirely from lightweight, high-temperature composites -- making it less than half the weight of fuel-cooled metal engines.

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Embraer Delivers 50th Super Tucano To Brazilian Air Force

A-29s Used In Surveillance And Training

Aero-News learned Wednesday that Embraer recently delivered the 50th A-29 -- the designation given to the Super Tucano trainer by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) -- in a ceremony  at the Company’s Gavião Peixoto plant, in Brazil. The event was attended by civilian and military dignitaries and Embraer executives.

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Columbia Aircraft Ownership Change 'May Be Imminent'

Three Parties Are Reported To Be Vying For Columbia... Including Cessna's Parent Company, Textron

Columbia Aircraft, manufacturers of a highly regarded line of high-performance GA piston aircraft, may be changing hands as early as today. Numerous sources on both sides of the table report that at least three parties are attempting to gain control of the company via a number of options.

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Outta This World! NASA Opens Applications For New Astronaut Class

NASA tells us that it is accepting applications for the 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class. Those selected could fly to space for long-duration stays on the International Space Station and missions to the moon (step carefully and be on the lookout for Google-Lunar X Prize Rovers...).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.19.07

The US Air Force celebrates 60 years.
NBAA cheers a House committee for approving HR 2881.
And airlines will do better than forecast this year.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.19.07

The US Air Force celebrates 60 years.
NBAA cheers a House committee for approving HR 2881.
And airlines will do better than forecast this year.

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ANN Special Feature: Mike Melvill, Brian Binnie, SpaceShipOne - 09.19.07

Today... you can hear the story of the X-Prize winning flights of SpaceShipOne three years ago, as told to an audience at AirVenture by Mike Melvill, Brian Binnie and Burt Rutan.

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Fired Boeing Engineer Goes Public With 787 Safety Concerns

Ex-Employee Has Checkered History... And Emails From Other Concerned Workers

The Dreamliner could be a safety nightmare. So says a former engineer fired last year from Boeing... who claims the upcoming composite-bodied airliner's structure could easily shatter and burn, potentially leading to passenger fatalities in an accident that would be survivable in an aluminum-bodied plane.

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Northwest CEO Steenland Favors Trimming Schedules, But Warns Of Fare Fallout

Fewer Flights Would Mean Higher Fares

While he admits if airlines do nothing about schedule delays, "the problem will simply continue to compound," Northwest Airlines CEO Doug Steenland said frugal passengers will likely feel another sting... this one in their pocketbooks.

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NASA Begins Repairs To Leaky Seal Onboard Discovery

Work Could Delay Launch Next Month

NASA tells ANN repair work is underway on a leaking hydraulic seal in space shuttle Discovery’s right main-gear strut. The struts act as shock absorbers during the shuttle's landing.

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Fourteen 9/11 Families Settle With UAL, Security Firm

Law Firm Has Another 21 Cases Pending

Fourteen families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks reached settlements in federal court Monday, in their cases against a private security company and United Airlines.

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Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, M7 Aerospace Sign Agreement

Firms Will Work To Develop FF-1080 Freighter Prototype

Utilicraft Aerospace Industries of Albuquerque, NM tells ANN it has contracted with M7 Aerospace LP for the design and development of the pre-production prototype wing and powerplant installation for Utilicraft's fledgling FF-1080 Freight Feeder aircraft. 

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Boeing Ups Commercial Jet Forecast For China

Says Country Will Need 3,400 Airplanes Over Next Two Decades

China will require 3,400 new airplanes worth about $340 billion over the next 20 years, according to Boeing's updated annual forecast for the commercial airplane market. Over the forecast period, China will have the fastest-growing market, making it the largest market outside of the US for new commercial airplanes.

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Sierra Industries Conducts First Test Engine Runs For Super II

Modification Adds Williams FJ44-3A Turbofans To Citation 550

Sierra Industries tells ANN the company recently achieved a development milestone in its latest FJ44 re-engining program for the Citation II. The first engine runs were completed at Sierra's Uvalde, TX modification center, following diagnostic tests and engineering reviews involving both Williams International representatives and FAA certification personnel.

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Sky Connect To Equip Air Methods Helos With Iridium-Based Voice, Tracking System

Reliability And Safety Concerns Drive Decision

Sky Connect’s Iridium-based voice and tracking communications system has been selected by Air Methods, provider of emergency air medical transportation and medical services, to be installed on certain aircraft in the company’s fleet.

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Britain To Bury WWII RAF Halifax Aircrew Lost Over Poland

Remains Located By Team In 2006

Aero-News has learned remains discovered last year of the aircrew from a WWII RAF Halifax bomber -- shot down over Poland in August 1944 while on a special operation at the time of  the Warsaw Uprising -- will be buried with appropriate military honors in Krakow, Poland on Thursday, October 4.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.19.07)

"We wouldn't create a product that isn't safe for the flying public. We fly on those airplanes. Our children fly on those airplanes."

Source: Boeing spokesperson Lori Gunter, responding to claims made by a fired Boeing engineer that the upcoming composite-bodied 787's structure isn't as crash-resistant as an aluminum-bodied aircraft.

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