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March 14, 2008

AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/8513 Issue Date: March 15, 2008 at 0017 UTC Location: BUCKEYE , Arizona near BUCKEYE VORTAC (BXK) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580

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F-16 Down In Arizona, Pilot's Fate Unknown

Training Mission Took Off From Luke AFB

Little is known at this time about the status of the pilot of a single-seat F-16C that crashed Friday afternoon northwest of Phoenix, AZ.

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NASA Readies Hardware For Test Of Astronaut Escape System

First Full-Size Orion Mockup Heading To White Sands

Returning humans to the moon by 2020 may seem like a distant goal for NASA... but the agency's Constellation Program already has scheduled the first test flight toward that goal to take place in less than 12 months. The 90-second flight will not leave Earth's atmosphere, but it will be an important first step toward demonstrating how NASA intends to build safety into its next generation of spacecraft, including the Ares I and V rockets and the Orion crew capsule.

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First Active Duty USAF C-130J Combat Squadron Begins First Deployment

'Black Cats' Receive Their Sixth Aircraft

Lockheed Martin recently delivered a sixth C-130J Super Hercules to the 41st Airlift Squadron, a unit of the 463rd Airlift Group, at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR. The 41st, also known as the "Black Cats," is the first active-duty C-130J combat squadron in the Air Force.

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New Members, Events Mark WAI Opening Day

Attendance At A New High For 2008

Smiles and laughter are not the norm at 7:30 in the morning, unless you are attending a Women in Aviation Conference. While most folks are bleary eyed and reaching for their first cup of coffee, the line for registration began to form early Thursday, with good humor and new friends being made already.

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Southwest Airlines To Host 'Takeoff Social' At WAI

Low-Time Pilots Welcome In Mentorship Program

There was a time in aviation when, if you didn't have the required amount of flight time, the airlines didn't even want to see your resume. Things have changed, we now have the kinder and gentler airlines.

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Protestor Runs Across LHR Tarmac Ahead Of Queen's Visit

Security Detonates Backpack; Groups Plan More Demonstrations

Queen Elizabeth will be on hand Friday at London Heathrow Airport to officially open British Airways' new Terminal Five... and we imagine security will be tighter than ever, particular after a rash of breaches by environmental groups.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.14.08

Delta Connection Academy's Larry Wade

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.14.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.14.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- All About Delta Connection Academy: 03.14.08 (ANN Special Report, with Director of Training Larry Wade.)

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Former NASA Administrator To Head GE Aviation's DC Ops

Sean O'Keefe To Hold Key Lobbying Position

Effective June 2, former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will head GE Aviation's Washington DC operations, replacing Dr. Thomas Cooper, who is retiring after serving in the role for 21 years.

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Delta, NWA Pilots 'In Communication', But Formal Talks Still Off

And Now, Merger Update #3,476

Citing tips from three people familiar with the talks, the Associated Press is reporting that meetings about seniority issues between representatives of pilots at Delta and Northwest Airlines are on hiatus, but that the two sides are still in communication.

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AerCap To Lease 10 Airbus A330s To Aeroflot

Deliveries To Start In November 2008

AerCap Holdings N.V. announced this week it has signed agreements to lease 10 new Airbus A330-200 aircraft to the Russian national carrier Aeroflot for lease periods between nine and 10 years. The aircraft are part of the order for 20 A330s that AerCap placed with Airbus in December 2006, and increased by another 10 aircraft in March 2007.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.14.08

Gulfstream introduces the big one.
Diamond says the D-Jet will be delayed, but worth the wait.
And Boeing says the Dreamliner remains on track, but customers aren't buying it.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.14.08

Gulfstream introduces the big one.
Diamond says the D-Jet will be delayed, but worth the wait.
And Boeing says the Dreamliner remains on track, but customers aren't buying it.

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ANN Special Feature: Larry Wade, Delta Connection Academy - 03.14.08

ANN's Jim Campbell gets some background and an update on Delta Connection Academy from Director of Training Larry Wade.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-08 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-08 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-02 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-10 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19(Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-06-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes.

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Aero-TV Gets Educated At Delta Connection Academy (Part 2 of 2)

A Major Airline Training Program Talks About Its Successes

Aero-TV crews visited the Delta Connection Academy as it unveiled its new 27,000-square foot hangar at Sanford International Airport in Florida, during a grand opening held to celebrate a capstone event in the Academy’s extensive renovation and expansion. The all-new hangar is central to Delta Connection Academy’s reputation as one of the premier professional flight training facilities in the world. The opening underscores a multi-year plan to take Delta Connection Academy to a new level of professionalism and competence.

New Engine For The D-Jet: Higher-Thrust Williams FJ33-4A-19

Engine Swap Pushes First Deliveries To Q2 2009

It'll be a little later... but also a lot more powerful. Diamond Aircraft announced Thursday the company has selected a newer, higher nominal thrust engine for its D-Jet -- the Williams FJ33-4A-19 -- and will deliver all D-Jets equipped with the uprated powerplant.

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Aero-TV Gets Educated At Delta Connection Academy (Part 2 of 2)

A Major Airline Training Program Talks About Its Successes

Continuing this Two Part series, Aero-TV crews visited the Delta Connection Academy as it unveiled its new 27,000-square foot hangar at Sanford International Airport in Florida, during a grand opening held to celebrate a capstone event in the Academy’s extensive renovation and expansion.

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Florida Tax Ripoff Results In Growing Pilot Avoidance/Boycott of State

And Get This... Yet ANOTHER Reason To Avoid Sun 'n Fun!

Since ANN broke the bewildering details of a number of long-suffering non-resident pilots who have been caught in the FL tax trap, (otherwise known as the "Florida landing Fee"), we have learned that a full-fledged tax revolt is now underway costing the state untold monies as a result of a growing voluntary boycott that is gaining steam, even as we write this.

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USAF Fights DoD To Include GE In JSF Engine Program

Air Force Wants Second Powerplant Option

Officials with the US Air Force and the Department of Defense continue to spar over what each thinks is best for the service. In addition to differing views on how many F-22 Raptors the Air Force should be allowed to buy, and how many C-17 Globemaster III transports are needed, the two sides are also squabbling over whether to allow a second company to develop an engine for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

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Fatal C172 Downing Third Accident For FL School In Five Months

Kemper Aviation Co-Owner Among Victims In Thursday Crash

The future of one of the busiest flight schools in the US is in doubt after its third fatal crash in less than five months. This time, the victims included the man who was the co-owner and chief instructor of the school, Kemper Aviation, based at Florida's Lantana Airport.

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BTS Says US Airlines Set Record In 2007

Carried 769 Million Passengers For The Year

US airlines set an annual record by carrying 769.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems in 2007, nearly 25 million more passengers or 3.3 percent more than they did in 2006 when the previous high was reached, the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Thursday in a release of preliminary data.

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Klyde Morris (03.14.08)

Once Again, NASA Competes For Media Attention...

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Continental, Boeing Aim For 2009 North American Biofuel Flight

GE Aviation Also Onboard In Search For Sustainable Energy Sources

Continental Airlines, Boeing and GE Aviation announced this week plans to conduct a biofuels demonstration flight in the first half of 2009, in an effort to identify sustainable fuel solutions for the aviation industry. Continental is the first major US carrier to announce plans to highlight technological advancements in sustainable biofuels that can help to further reduce carbon emissions.

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Bombardier Sells Six CRJ900 NextGen Airliners To Iraq

To Be Used In Civilian Airline Service

Bombardier Aerospace announced this week the Government of Iraq has placed a firm order for six CRJ900 NextGen airliners, which will be used for civilian airline services in Iraq. The transaction includes options on an additional four CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

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Korean Gov't Orders AW139 For Gangwon Fire Department

Third To Be Used For Government Ops

AgustaWestland announced this week the Korean Government has signed a second contract for an additional AW139 medium-twin helicopter in fire fighting/utility configuration for operation by the Gangwon Fire Fighting Department.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.14.08)

Aero-Linx!

The BC Aviation Museum Society is dedicated to preserving aircraft and aviation artifacts. They collect, restore and display aircraft and artifacts related to the history of aviation in Canada, with emphasis on British Columbia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.14.08): Ramjet

Aero-Terms!

An aerodynamic duct in which fuel is burned to produce a high-velocity propulsive jet. It needs to be accelerated to high speed before it can become operative.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.14.08)

"The FJ33-19 engine is the perfect match for the D-Jet, offering the latest technology and a potential performance and utility upgrade path for delivered aircraft that the current engine just doesn't allow. While making this change now rather than later means that initial deliveries will now be in Q2, 2009, we are confident this is the right choice and in the interest of all D-Jet customers, as it ensures one configuration and maximum resale value for all delivered aircraft."

Source: Peter Maurer, president of Diamond Aircraft. Diamond announced Thursday the company has selected a newer, higher nominal thrust engine for its D-Jet -- the Williams FJ33-4A-19 -- and will deliver all D-Jets equipped with the uprated powerplant, albeit a little lat

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