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January 04, 2008

Airlines Raise Fares As Oil Hits $100 Per Barrel

Happy New Year! Give Us Money...

In a move unlikely to surprise many, airlines around the globe raised fares this week... in an attempt to keep pace with oil prices that surged over $100 per barrel on the futures market.

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Report: China's AVIC Divisions To Be Restructured

Was Split Into Two Divisions In 1999

An executive at China Aviation Industry Corp II says the nation's two state-owned aviation units, commonly called AVIC I and AVIC II, will be restructured to improve global competitiveness.

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NASA Lowers Odds Asteroid Will Hit Mars

... But Not By A Lot

There's been another tweak to the odds an asteroid streaking toward Mars will actually hit the planet.

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GA TFR: 01.09.08 -- 01.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0266  Issue Date: January 04, 2008 at 1306 UTC  Type: VIP 

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CA TFR: 01.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0269 Issue Date: January 04, 2008 at 1338 UTC Type: Security

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CA TFR: 01.09.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0274 Issue Date: January 04, 2008 at 1412 UTC Type: Security

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DC TFR: 01.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0296 Issue Date: January 04, 2008 at 1739 UTC Type: VIP

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IL TFR: 01.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/0300 Issue Date: January 04, 2008 at 1903 UTC Location: Chicago, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: January 07, 2008 at 1505 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 07, 2008 at 2035 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/0204: DUE TO CHANGE IN TIMES.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.04.08

The Top Stories Of 2007, With ANN's Jim Campbell And Rob Finfrock

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.04.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.04.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Top Stories Of 2007: 01.04.08 (ANN Special Report, with Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell and Managing Editor Rob Finfrock.)

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NASA Postpones Atlantis Launch Once More

Likely Looking At February Now

NASA determined Thursday the shuttle Atlantis will not fly until later this month, at the very earliest -- and, more likely, won't liftoff until sometime in February -- as the agency works to solve a persistent issue with fuel sensors inside the external fuel tank.

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Northrop Grumman Submits Its Last KC-X Proposal

USAF Expected To Issue A Decision Near End Of Month

Northrop Grumman joined the fight over the US Air Force KC-X contract Thursday, and submitted its Final Proposal Revision (FPR) for the lucrative deal.

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Inside The Boeing Boom: Breaking Down 2007's Record Numbers

Planemaker Secured 200 Orders In Last Days Of Year

As ANN reported Thursday night, Boeing established a new record for all-time commercial aircraft sales in 2007, with 1,413 net orders. The question is now, how long with Boeing hold onto the record... as Airbus is expected to release its own record numbers in 12 days.

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Study: 2007 Saw Lowest Airline Accident Total In 44 Years

Global Improvement Attributed To Tighter Regulation

The FAA calls 2007 a year of progress in aviation safety, and now an independent watchdog group is saying the same for the world.

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Pakistan Releases Hijackers In 1986 Pan Am Incident

Four Palestinians Deported; Leader Serving Three Life Terms

Despite the best efforts of the US Congress to provide incentives to Pakistan to crack down on terrorists, on Thursday authorities there freed four Palestinians convicted in the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi that killed 22 passengers and crew.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.04.08

Boeing may yet beat Airbus in 2007 sales.
Garmin says it is discontinuing the GNS 480.
And Eclipse gets high-tech help preparing maintenance support materials.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.04.08

Boeing may yet beat Airbus in 2007 sales.
Garmin says it is discontinuing the GNS 480.
And Eclipse gets high-tech help preparing maintenance support materials.

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ANN Special Feature: Aero News 2007 in Review - 01.04.08

Today, ANN's Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell and Managing Editor Rob Finfrock look back at 2007's top aviation stories.

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AD: DG Flugzeugbau GMBH

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-25 MANUFACTURER: DG Flugzeugbau GMBH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-25 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Robinson Helicopter

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-12 MANUFACTURER: Robinson Helicopter SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-12 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) helicopters. This action requires a one-time visual inspection for skin separation along the leading edge of blade skin aft of the skin-to-spar bond line on the lower surface of each blade and in the tip cap area.

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AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-20 MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-20 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PW PW4164, PW4168, and PW4168A turbofan engines with certain low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 4 disks, part number(P/N) 51N404, installed.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2007-26-16 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 680 airplanes.

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'That Others May Live...' Aero-TV Flies With The 920th Rescue Wing

Fly along with the Aero-TV crew on a practice Rescue and Recovery mission over KSC and Cape Canaveral with Patrick AFB's 920th Rescue Wing... we got HC-130s, launch pads, PaveHawks, in-flight refueling... folks, this was very cool stuff!!!

FMI: www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil

'That Others May Live...' Aero-TV Flies With The 920th Rescue Wing

USAFR's 920th Rescue Wing Flies To The Rescue

At the recently concluded 2007 World Space Expo, ANN's Aero-TV crews were invited to get the "bird's eye view" of one of our nation's most intriguing millitary missions. Commanded by Col. Steve W. Kirkpatrick, the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. is an Air Force Reserve Command combat search and rescue unit that trains and equips approximately 1200 personnel to search for, locate and recover U.S. Armed Forces personnel during military operations. FMI: www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil, www.aero-tv.net, I Want My Aero-TV!

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FAA Grants STC For Alliant Flight Deck In Conquest II Turboprops

Third Approved Application For Glass Panel Retrofit Option

Chalk up another supplemental type certificate for Avidyne and S-TEC, and their Alliant Integrated Flight Deck solution. This week, the companies announced receipt of an STC from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to retrofit the Alliant system into Cessna Conquest II (441) twin-engine turboprop aircraft.

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Eclipse Aviation Implements New Production, Maintenance Technology

Partners With Right Hemisphere To Develop Illustrated Procedures Instructions

Eclipse Aviation has its earliest roots in the tech sector... and to develop a new way to simplify its production and maintenance operations, the company looked back there.

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AOPA Air Safety Foundation Presents Top Five Mistakes Pilots Make

"Doctor, It Hurts When I Do This..."

Like the punchline to the old joke, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation’s advice to pilots about the five most common deadly mistakes pilots make is, "Then just stop doing it!"

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2007 In Review: Our Honored Departed Who Have 'Gone West,' Part Two

While we see another year off, ANN would like to use this space to pay tribute to those in aerospace and aviation who will not be among us as we welcome in the New Year. Some left us far too early; others lived long, healthy lives. But whatever the individual circumstances, we honor these folks for their courage, contributions, and prescience in the field of aerospace that bonds us all...

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Argentine WWII Veterans Recall Service With RAF

Documentary Tells Airmens' Untold Story

Historian Claudio Meunier has spent a decade looking up World War II veterans and their forgotten stories for a book and a new documentary. But this one's a different twist on the theme of The Greatest Generation -- these veterans were young men from Argentina who went to Britain and Canada to fly missions against the Nazis.

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A Few Aero-Tips For The (Icing) Season #7: Braking Action Reports

Icing Aero-Tip 7: Braking Action Reports When snow and ice cover a runway, braking action will likely be reduced. To inform pilots as to the current conditions of the runways, braking action reports will likely be made available. Braking action reports are reported as good, fair, poor or nil. Good means that there is no degradation of braking action. Fair means that there may be some degradation to braking action.

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Klyde Morris (01.04.08)

Klyde Reveals More Disturbing Details Of His Private Life...

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Zero-G: It's Not Just For Adults Anymore

Kids Experience Weightless Flight

Eight-year-old boys dream of being superheroes -- flying high above the clouds with nothing to limit themselves but their imaginations. For young adventurer Danner Cronise, Zero Gravity Corporation (Zero-G) turned this dream into reality.

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2007 In Review: The Year In 'Weird,' Part One

Wait... Dave Barry Charges HOW Much?

Somewhere in between the good news of 2007, and the bad, there lies the offbeat... the surreal... and, the downright disturbing. Reporting the year's "weird" aviation stories made for some interesting times for the ANN staff -- often providing a much-needed chuckle, or a welcome, 300-word escape into the absurd.

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Pratt & Whitney F117 Logs Over Five Million Flight Hours Aboard C-17s

Globemaster III Fleet Flies To All Corners Of The Globe

Pratt & Whitney's F117 engine fleet has logged more than five million operational flight hours as the exclusive power source for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. The F117-powered C-17 serves the strategic airlift and mobility needs of the US Air Force, British Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.04.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Australian Aerobatic Club (AAC) was formed in 1970.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.04.08): Tail Warning Radar

Aero-Terms!

A radar system installed in military aircraft to warn the crew of an aircraft approaching from behind.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.04.08)

"Without Meunier, the story would have been lost ... it is very significant to help keep the memory of courageous people living forever."

Source: Argentine ambassador Arturo Bothamley, about the documentary film "Voluntarios," which tells the little-known stories of 800 young men from Argentina who went to Britain and Canada to fly missions against the Nazis during World War II. The documentary, as well as a related book, are based on the efforts of historian Claudio Meunier, who spent a decade looking up the veterans and their forgotten stories.

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