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March 01, 2008

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-20 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-20 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 ofanother country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-22 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-22 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-21 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-21 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2008-05-01 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-05-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE)CF34-8C1/-8C5/-8C5B1/-8E5/-8E5A1, and CF34-10E series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) fuel metering units (FMU) installed.

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Lawmakers From Washington, Kansas React To KC-X Decision

Boeing Supporters Vow To Ask "Tough Questions" About Choice

It barely took an hour after the Pentagon announced its choice for the US Air Force KC-X tanker bid, before lawmakers aligned with the loser spoke out vehemently against the decision.

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FAA Issues Final Rule On Plastic Pilot Certificates

Requires Changeover By March 2010

When it comes to the question of "paper or plastic?" the FAA has given its final answer. This week, the FAA released its final rule on the matter, announcing the required switch to plastic pilot certificates by March 31, 2010.

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NTSB Updates Investigation Into Jackson Hole Runway Excursion

Cites Possible Maintenance Error In Connecting Antiskid Sensors

In its continuing investigation of an incident in which a United Airlines Airbus A320 departed the runway during landing at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport on the evening of February 25, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has developed the following factual information during its on-scene investigation.

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Upgraded! Cirrus Design's Brent Wouters

Former CFO Named President, COO Of Planemaker

Cirrus Design announced Friday it appointed Brent Wouters as President and Chief Operating Officer. Wouters served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus since early 2002.

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Milner Flying Car Latest Attempt To Meld The Road With The Air

Will Debut At The New York International Auto Show

Let's face it -- in most "serious" aviation circles, the idea of a flying car is met with raised eyebrows, at best -- and at worst, outright disdain. There's arguably fair precedent for those attitudes, given the less-than-stellar proposals to date... from flying Ford Pintos, to the still resolutely-earthbound Moller concepts.

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FAA Investigates Close Call Over MEM

Confusion Over FedEx Flight Numbers Led To Incursion

It's one of the most common areas of potential confusion in the cockpit -- radio transmissions and ATC communications involving two aircraft with similar-sounding tail- or- flight-numbers. Such was case last week at Memphis International Airport, and it led to a close call involving two FedEx aircraft.

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Enstrom Helicopter Adds Texas Dealership

Travland Helicopters Located In State Capital

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced this week the latest addition to its North American dealer network, Travland Helicopters. Located deep in the heart of Texas -- Austin, to be precise -- Travland Helicopters will be crucial in supporting customers in the surrounding territory.

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Aerolíneas Ejecutivas Signs Contract For 15 AgustaWestland Helicopters

Company Notes Strong Demand In Mexican Market

AgustaWestland announced this week Aerolíneas Ejecutivas (ALE) of Mexico has signed a contract for fifteen additional helicopters comprising four AW119 Ke single engine, four AW109 Power and five Grand light twin and two AW139 medium twin turbine engine models.

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Finnair Orders Three Additional Embraer 190s

Expands Firm Order To 23 E-Jets

Embraer announced Friday the Brazilian planemaker recently has signed Finnair to a new firm order for three more Embraer 190s. The total value of the agreement, at list prices, is $112.5 million. The aircraft will be configured with 100 seats in a comfortable dual-class layout, and first delivery is scheduled for 2010.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.01.08)

Aero-Linx!

B26.COM is dedicated to the Martin B-26 Marauder Men who fought in World War II.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.01.08): Flare

Aero-Terms!

A maneuver performed moments before landing in which the nose of an aircraft is pitched up to minimize the touchdown rate of speed.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.01.08)

"I am deeply troubled by the Air Force's decision to award the KC-X tanker to a French company that has never built a tanker in its history. We should have an American tanker built by an American company with American workers. I cannot believe we would create French jobs in place of Kansas jobs."

Source: Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt, reacting to Friday's announcement by the Pentagon of the selection of the Northrop/EADS KC-30 to fulfill the first phase of the US Air Force KC-X tanker contract, over a competing bid from Boeing.

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CA TFR: 03.05.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6634  Issue Date: February 29, 2008 at 1603 UTC  Type: Security 

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FL Shuttle Launch TFR: 03.10.08 - 03.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6628  Issue Date: February 29, 2008 at 1545 UTC  Type: Security 

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CA TFR: 03.06.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6636 Issue Date: February 29, 2008 at 1616 UTC Type: Security

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