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February 22, 2008

AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-08 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE 2008-04-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE 2008-04-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes, and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Document1 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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Singapore 2008: Goodrich Expands MRO Campus

New Facility More Than Doubles Existing Space

This week, at the 2008 Singapore Air Show, aircraft components maker Goodrich unveiled its expanded maintenance and repair campus in that country, a move intended to bolster servicing options for aerospace customers in Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim.

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Singapore 2008: FAA's Sturgell Urges Region To 'ASPIRE to Green'

Tells Aviation Leadership Summit Of NextGen Benefits

Below is the unedited text of a speech given Friday by FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell, at the Aviation Leadership Summit held in conjunction with the 2008 Singapore Air Show.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.22.08

Hitting The Road For Pilot Safety, With ASF's Pat Shaub

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.22.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Hitting The Road For Pilot Safety: 02.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with Pat Shaub of AOPA's Air Safety Foundation.)

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Singapore 2008: Rolls Royce Breaks Ground On Trent Engine Plant

'Facility Of The Future' Will Build, Test Large Turbofans

This week, Rolls-Royce took the first step towards its $225 million Trent aero engine facility in Singapore, with a groundbreaking ceremony at the new Seletar Aerospace Park. The Facility of the Future will be the most modern Rolls-Royce production engine assembly and test facility for large commercial aero engines, and its first in Asia.

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Singapore 2008: Virgin Galactic Hopes For Profit By 2015

Sees "A Very Strong Market" For Commercial Space Travel

Among the more far-reaching aerospace companies exhibiting at this week's 2008 Singapore Air Show was Virgin Galactic... which aims to keep its business plan on the ground, despite its goal of reaching for the stars.

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SAS Demands $200 Million From Bombardier For Q400 Woes

Figure Will Be Applied Against New CRJ Order

Four months after dumping its fleet of Q400 turboprops after three landing accidents, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plans to bill planemaker Bombardier for one billion Danish crowns ($198 million) in compensation.

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Continental Airlines Orders More 777s, 737s

Touts Fuel Efficiency Over Competitor's Older Models

Continental Airlines announced this week it has added 27 aircraft to its firm order positions at Boeing, including eight new 777 and 19 new 737 aircraft, to replace less efficient airplanes and to bolster its growth efforts.

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Reports: No Survivors In Venezuelan Airliner Crash

Wreckage Of ATR-42 Located Friday Morning

There are apparently no survivors following the Thursday evening downing of a ATR-42-300 airliner in southwestern Venezuela.

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Onward, Voyager! Seattle Avionics Releases New Voyager 4.0

Software Includes All-New Charting Engine, Geo-Referenced Charts

On Friday, Seattle Avionics Software released its Voyager Flight Software System version 4.0 -- merging a completely new, extremely fast DirectX charting engine with version 3.6’s fuel stop auto-routing, Google Earth integration and over 200 other new features.

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'Iraqi Air Force' Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Florida

New Skyhawk Bound For Middle East Suffers Engine Trouble

Even though most persons around the central Florida town of Sebring are probably familiar with the sight of small planes, it was still a scene that gave many of them pause.A high-wing, single-engine aircraft, sitting on a country road... its fuselage emblazoned with the words "Iraqi Air Force."

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TX TFR: 02.25.08 - 02.26.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/5719  Issue Date: February 22, 2008 at 1729 UTC  Location: Dallas, Texas  Beginning Date and Time: February 25, 2008 at 1655 UTC  Ending Date and Time: February 26, 2008 at 1350 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.08

The Google Lunar X-Prize already has 10 teams entered.
The FAA certifies the one-thousandth WAAS GPS approach.
And Bombardier may be ready to compete with Boeing and Airbus.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.22.08

The Google Lunar X-Prize already has 10 teams entered.
The FAA certifies the one-thousandth WAAS GPS approach.
And Bombardier may be ready to compete with Boeing and Airbus.

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ANN Special Feature: Pat Shaub, ASF Instructor - 02.22.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Pat Shaub, who's currently on the road presenting safety seminars for AOPA's Air Safety Foundation. Topics include the rewards of that line of work, and the pilot shorta

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Eurofighter Typhoon Fleet Surpasses 35,000 Flight Hours

Five European Countries Operate Advanced Fighter

BAE System notes the Eurofighter Typhoon continues to impress and deliver outstanding operational delivery rates to the five air forces across Europe which are currently flying this leading edge swing-role combat aircraft.

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Aero-TV: RANS S-19 Looks Like A Solid Contender In LSA Market (Part Two, of Two)

Randy Schlitter Continues His Discussion Of The All-Metal LSA (Part Two)

The RANS S-19 achieved SLSA certification, just a few months ago and is already getting solid attention from the sport aviation buying public. The aircraft is destined to enter series production as the S-19LS. Certification was granted December 21, and delivery of the first S-19LS planes should begin by the end of 2008.

Aero-TV: RANS S-19 Looks Like A Solid Contender In LSA Market (Part Two, of Two)

Randy Schlitter Continues His Discussion About His All-Metal S-19 LSA

The RANS S-19 achieved SLSA certification, just a few months ago and is already getting solid attention from the sport aviation buying public. The aircraft is destined to enter series production as the S-19LS. Certification was granted December 21, and delivery of the first S-19LS planes should begin by the end of 2008.

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FAA Certifies 1000th WAAS Approach

AOPA Notes 'The Quiet Revolution Continues'

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently marked a major milestone in the move toward a satellite-based air traffic control system with the implementation of the 1,000th instrument approach that uses the enhanced GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has been a strong proponent of WAAS as part of the move toward satellite navigation that the Association has championed since 1990.

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Singapore 2008: Source Says Bombardier Will Commit To C-Series

May Launch 110-Seat Program After Friday Board Meeting

Bombardier may finally be ready and willing to commit to launching a 110-passenger commercial airliner, according to one source at this week's Singapore Air Show.

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Heli-Expo 2008: Garmin Avionics To Be Available Soon On MD Helicopters

Includes GMA 347 Audio Panel, GNS 430W

Ahead of HAI's 2008 Heli-Expo -- which kicks off Sunday in Houston, TX -- Garmin announced MD Helicopters Inc. has selected the company's panel mount products as the standard avionics package for its current production aircraft, including the MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 530F and MD 500E.

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Navy Says Missile 'Likely Hit' Satellite's Fuel Tank

Debris Not Expected To Reach Earth

The missile fired from a US Navy ship in the Pacific Ocean that hit a malfunctioning US reconnaissance satellite late yesterday likely accomplished its goal of destroying the satellite's toxic fuel tank, a senior US military officer said Thursday.

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Continental Posted Larger Q4 Loss In 2007

Tax Change Hits Earnings Hard

In an announcement likely to further fuel speculation of an impending merger, on Wednesday Continental Airlines announced it posted a larger fourth-quarter loss in 2007 than for the year before, due largely to an increase in its deferred tax asset valuation allowance.

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Singapore 2008: Boeing Says 'The Future Of Freighters Is Now'

Touts Upcoming Development Milestones For 777-200F, 747-8F

As Boeing looks forward in the freighter business, the company doesn't have to look very far to see that "The Future of Freighters Is Now."

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Klyde Morris (02.22.08)

Klyde Tries To Calm The "Chicken Littles" Among Us...

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Dassault Falcon Announces 2007 Sales Milestones

212 Firm Orders, 70 Falcons Delivered For Year

At Dassault’s annual analyst conference Thursday, Chairman and CEO, Charles Edelstenne announced the sales and financial results for 2007. For the third consecutive year, Dassault set a record for Falcon business jet sales with 212 firm orders worldwide. "The results are a tremendous statement to the benefits of business aviation which are now only being understood in some areas of the world,” said Edelstenne.

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Florida Woman Says Airplane Part Hit Home

Second Time That's Happened In Nine Years

What fell through Margaret Bagley's roof? Thanks to the Internet, she's pretty sure she knows the answer... but the FAA still wants to know for sure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.08)

Aero-Linx!

Founded in 1994, the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras, as well as the recognition of all United States Military personnel for their service and sacrifice.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.08): Absolute Altitude

Aero-Terms!

The altitude of an aircraft over the surface of the land or water below, as opposed to the altitude over sea level.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.22.08)

"There is a lot of talk about NextGen, a satellite-based air traffic control system that is envisioned for 20 years down the road, but WAAS is an example of what I like to call 'NowGen' -- technologies to improve air traffic that are either here today or will be ready to deploy in the next three to five years."

Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) recently marked a major milestone in the move toward a satellite-based air traffic control system with the implementation of the 1,000th instrument approach that uses the enhanced GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS).

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