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February 01, 2008

MN TFR: 02.01.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3257  Issue Date: February 01, 2008 at 1333 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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King Air Down NC, Six Confirmed Lost

Plane Inbound From Georgia

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 02.01.08 1345 EST: A King-Air turboprop is reported down in the vicinity of Mount Airy Airport (MWK) in North Carolina, with the six persons onboard lost in the crash.

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VA Fly-In Now The 'Virginia Regional Festival Of Flight'

Drops 'EAA' From Event Name, New Web Address

Aero-News learned this week the 10-year-old Virginia Regional EAA Fly-in will now be known as the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight, to be held on June 14-15. Event organizers say the new name complies with a directive from the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI "to better let the public know of the continuing independent status of the event."

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NASA Publishes Restrictions For STS-122 Launch

First Chance For Atlantis Liftoff February 7

For the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-122 mission, NASA managers are urging all aircraft pilots and boaters to fully comply with the airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around Kennedy Space Center prior to and during shuttle launches and landings.

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FL Shuttle TFR: 02.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3258 Issue Date: February 01, 2008 at 1349 UTC Type: Security

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.01.08

Airlines Battle New York Passenger Rights Law

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.01.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.01.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Airlines Battle NY Passenger Rights Law: 02.01.08 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill o

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AOPA's Boyer Appeals For Pilots To Exercise Common Sense With Security

Spends Monday Defending TV Station's Report On Unlocked Planes

It wasn't the way Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, wanted to spend his Monday. Earlier this week, Boyer found himself in the AOPA television studio, defending general aviation security following a Phoenix TV reporter's "expose" on security at five area GA airports, ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl game in Glendale, AZ.

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Schulz's 'Flying Ace' Flies In To Evergreen Museum

Traveling Exhibit Runs Through March 2

Famed cartoonist Charles M. Schulz earned himself a place in the hearts of many pilots, the first time he had his lovable beagle Snoopy 'take flight' atop his doghouse to do battle with the Red Baron. This week, an exhibit opened at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, OR, honoring Schulz for his own unique contribution to aviation.

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DOT IG Says Airport Did Not Break Rules In Denying Soldiers Access

Marine Says Incident "Felt Like Being Spit On"

The Department of Transportation says personnel at Oakland International Airport did not act illegally when they denied 200 Marines and soldiers returning from Iraq access to the passenger terminal last September. Instead, according to DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovell III, a breakdown in communications between the Department of Defense and Homeland Security officials resulted in the screw-up.

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Airbus Flies Synthetic-Fueled Commercial Airliner Flight

Beats Boeing, Virgin To Bragging Rights

Boeing and Virgin Atlantic have talked about doing it for months... but on Friday, Airbus became the first manufacturer to fly a commercial aircraft powered by an alternative fuel. An Airbus A380 took off Friday morning from Filton, England for a successful three-hour flight to Toulouse, France, powered by synthetic liquid fuel processed from natural gas.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.01.08

Robinson Helicopter gets a high-profile visitor.
A 757 provides a scary ride over the Atlantic.
And NASA green-lights Atlantis for a launch next week.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.01.08

Robinson Helicopter gets a high-profile visitor.
A 757 provides a scary ride over the Atlantic.
And NASA green-lights Atlantis for a launch next week.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, Flyers Rights - 02.01.08

New York State's airline passengers bill of rights has been upheld in a federal court, but the airlines have appealed. ANN's Paul Plack gets details from Kate Hanni of the Coalition for an Airline

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Northwest, TPG Close Deal To Acquire Midwest Airlines

Arrangement Passes Regulatory Muster

With little fanfare, federal antitrust regulators Wednesday signed off on the sale of Midwest Air Group Inc. to a private equity firm and Northwest Airlines.

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AVIC II Buys Shares In Shanghai Sikorsky

Hopes To Grow Helo Business In China

There's more movement within China's aerospace industry to report. AVIC II, through its subsidiaries Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation and Shanghai Xinsheng Aviation Industry Investment and Development Company, announced Thursday it will join Shanghai Sikorsky as a shareholder.

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AD: Stemme

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-06 MANUFACTURER: Stemme SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Viking Air

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-01 MANUFACTURER: Viking Air Limited SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-01 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2008-02-19 MANUFACTURER: Honeywell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-2C, -3B, -3BR, -3C, -3CR, -3D, -3DR, -4R, -5AR, -5BR, -5R, -20R, -20AR,-20BR, -40, -40AR, -40R, and -60 series turbofan engines.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-02 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R and 172S airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-03-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-03-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Aero-TV: US Sport Aviation Expo's Robert Wood Talks LSA (Part Two)

As we noted in Part One of this Aero-TV report, the 4th Annual Sebring FL-based US Sport Aviation Expo is now history. The growing (occasionally struggling) LSA movement shows signs that it may mature into a solid industry, providing a new entry-level option for those who want to become pilots and aircraft owners. While there are still too many manufacturers barely keeping the doors open, the entry of industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft was a signal to one and all that the LSA market had to be taken seriously.

Aero-TV: US Sport Aviation Expo's Robert Wood Talks LSA (Part Two)

The LSA Market Shows Signs of Life... and Growth!

As we noted in Part One of this Aero-TV report, the 4th Annual Sebring FL-based US Sport Aviation Expo is now history. The growing (occasionally struggling) LSA movement shows signs that it may mature into a solid industry, providing a new entry-level option for those who want to become pilots and aircraft owners. While there are still too many manufacturers barely keeping the doors open, the entry of industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft was a signal to one and all that the LSA market had to be taken seriously. Read More

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Corona Midair

Notes Neither Plane Attempted To Avoid Collision

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board released its Preliminary Report on the January 20 midair collision between two Cessna high-wing aircraft over Corona, CA. The unedited text of the report follows below.

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American Cancels Flights Ahead Of Pilot Retirements

Over 100 Pilots Eligible For Early-Out

The possible retirements of over 100 pilots in February has prompted American Airlines to take several flights off its schedule for the month, according to representatives with the Fort Worth, TX-based airline and its pilots union.

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AA 757 Makes Emergency Landing After Windscreen Heater Malfunction

Inner Pane Shatters, Cuts First Officer

Passengers on American Airlines Flight 1738 found themselves in what could have been a made-for-TV movie script over the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday night.

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Finally! The TSA Has A Blog!

One Small Step For Common-Sense Security?

The Transportation Security Administration has unveiled a new blog site aimed at those wishing to comment (read, complain) about the level of service they receive at checkpoints.

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Klyde Morris (02.01.08)

When They Say "Top Secret" Spy Satellite, They Mean It...

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Many Boeing Workers Will Cash In On 2007's Good Fortune... But Others Won't

Approx. 113,000 White-Collar Employees Will Receive Bonuses

The healthy 2007 financial numbers reported this week by American planemaker Boeing will translate into some cold, hard cash for approximately 113,000 current and former white-collar workers throughout the company.

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Spokane Turbine Center Takes Delivery Of Second Customer Kodiak

Company Specializes In Training For Mission Organizations

Not a bad way to cap the week. On Thursday, four days after announcing the delivery of its first customer airplane, Quest Aircraft Company told ANN the second customer Kodiak turboprop was delivered to Spokane Turbine Center.

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ULA Restructures Delta II Operation Due To Drop In Demand

Heavy-Lift Boosters Winning More Business

When Boeing and Lockheed Martin joined forces in 2006 to create United Launch Alliance, the idea was for both companies to hedge their bets in regards to winning government contracts for their respective rocket programs. That may prove to have been a smart move for Boeing... as demand for its Delta II launch vehicle appears to be waning.

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Anchorage Police Looking For Stolen Plane Wings

Trailer Swiped From Motel Parking Lot

Police officers in Anchorage, AK hope tips from the public will help them recover a stolen pickup truck... and the trailer attached to it, which had some valuable aviation-related cargo inside.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Australian Warbirds Association was incorporated in 1989 as a non profit company to bring together aircraft owners, operators, restorers, maintainers, historians and enthusiasts to share their passion for ex-military aviation and to promote and preserve Australia's proud military aviation heritage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.08): Quadrantal Error

Aero-Terms!

The error in an automatic direction finder (ADF) system installation, which is caused by the metal of the aircraft. The quadrantal error will be different for each of the quadrants of the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.01.08)

"We will incorporate what we learn in this forum in our checkpoint process evolution. Our postings from the public will be reviewed to remove the destructive, but not touch the critical or cranky."

Source: TSA Administrator Kip Hawley, writing in the first post on the TSA's new blog -- aimed at those wishing to comment (read, complain) about the level of service they receive at checkpoints.

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