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June 10, 2008

MN TFR: 06.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1621  Issue Date: June 10, 2008 at 1931 UTC  Location: HIBBING , Minnesota near HIBBING VOR/DME (HIB)  Beginning Date and Time: June 11, 2008 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: June 11, 2008 at 1730 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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Boeing's 1st C-130 AMP Aircraft Completes 100th Flight

Modernized Hercules Undergoing Tests At Edwards

Boeing said this week the first C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) aircraft, H2, has completed its 100th flight. The aircraft, which is undergoing flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), CA has flown several cross-country sorties and is ahead of development schedule. The milestone also marks the halfway point in the aircraft's flight-test program.

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DSCA Notifies Congress Of Possible T-6A Sale To Israel

Deal For 25 Trainers, Support Equipment Could Top $190 Million

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress this week of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of T-6A Texan aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $190 million.

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Wedgetail Deliveries To Australia Delayed

First Plane Rolled Out In 2002

There are two words employees in Washington, executives in Chicago, and customers around the world are probably sick and tired of hearing in the same sentence: "Boeing" and "delay." Alas, that once again is the scenario we're reporting about.

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Aero-News Alert: Sudanese Airliner Down At Khartoum Airport

At Least 100 Reported Killed In Overrun Accident

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.10.08 1515 EDT: CNN reports a Sudanese airliner has crashed on landing in Khartoum International Airport in Sudan, with as many as 200 persons onboard.

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Garuda Pilot Faces Life In Prison For March 2007 Overrun

Prosecutors Want Harshest Sentence Available

The pilot of a Garuda Indonesia Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed on landing in March 2007 may face life in prison if prosecutors have their way.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.10.08

Preparing For A First Fly-In, With Utah Rotorcraft Association President Doug Barker

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.10.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.10.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Preparing For A First Fly-In: 06.10.08 (ANN Special Report, with Utah Rotorcraft Association President Doug Barker.)

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DayJet, FAA Sign Agreement To Implement NextGen In Florida

Collaboration To Provide Proving Ground Deployment Of NGATS

Early Tuesday morning, DayJet Corporation signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin a five-year, phased implementation of proven NextGen technologies throughout Florida in collaboration with Florida Department of Transportation Aviation Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.10.08

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommends new leaders for the Air Force.
The 49th Fighter Wing gets its first F-22s.
And is the era of air travel for the masses at an end?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.10.08

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommends new leaders for the Air Force.
The 49th Fighter Wing gets its first F-22s.
And is the era of air travel for the masses at an end?

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ANN Special Feature: Doug Barker, Utah Rotorcraft Association - 06.10.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Barker, President of the recently-formed Utah Rotorcraft Association. The group's first fly-in for experimental helicopters and gyroplanes is scheduled for Friday a

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Las Vegas Weighs Building Multi-Billion Dollar Reliever Airport

Fuel Prices, Carrier Trouble Make Ivanpah Valley A Gamble

A barren patch of desert 25 miles from the Las Vegas strip sits quietly as the location of a recently controversial major airport development plan aimed to take the burden off the near-capacity McCarran International Airport.

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Proposed British Airline Tax Raises Ire Of US Embassy

New Plan Uses Environmental Impact As Basis Of Reasoning

A controversial new British plan to reduce environmental impact through the increase of airline taxes for transatlantic flights is receiving strong opposition by the United States, according to a letter leaked to the London Daily Telegraph.

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All OK Following Runway Collision At SFZ

One Aircraft Landing, Other Departing At Time Of Contact

Three escaped serious injury Friday evening when two aircraft collided over the runway at North Central State Airport (SFZ) in Smithfield, RI.

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Swiss Company Offers Bailout To SilverJet

Carrier Might Relaunch Operations

The news has been full of airlines shutting down operations recently, but one is poised for a comeback.

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Aero-TV At AEA 2008: So... How Does The Future Look For The Avionics Biz?

The Avionics Industry Seems Hopeful About The Future

Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2008 AEA Annual Convention... that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...  So, we came up with three good questions for the thousands of folks who populated this year's convention... continuing with a popular topic... "How Does the Future Of The Avionics Industry look To The Industry, Itself?"

Aero-TV At AEA 2008: So... How Does The Future Look For The Avionics Biz?

The Avionics Industry Seems Hopeful About The Future

Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2008 AEA Annual Convention... that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...  So, we came up with three good questions for the thousands of folks who populated this year's convention... continuing with a popular topic... "How Does the Future Of The Avionics Industry look To The Industry, Itself?"

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OC Air Show Kicks Off Over Ocean City

Open House Included Blue Angels Flyover, GEICO Skytypers Performance

Officials with the OC Air Show announced Monday a successful Open House at the Ocean City Municipal Airport. Battling the heat, more than 2,500 aviation enthusiasts came out to walk the flight line for a closer look at the performing aircraft as they arrived. Spectators were also able to visit with pilots and crews.

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AirShares Elite Acquires iFly

Columbias (nee Cessnas) Out, Cirruses In

Professionally managed aircraft pioneer AirShares Elite announced Monday it has purchased Southern California-based "aero club" iFly, effective immediately.

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Analysts Says Fuel Costs May Sack More Carriers

Legacies Could Follow Smaller Airlines Into Chapter 11

So far, rapidly rising fuel costs have caused several small airlines to shut down or file for bankruptcy protection. The Dallas Morning News reports industry experts say if the high fuel costs continue, bankruptcies will become the rule rather than the exception, and air travelers will awake to a very different 2009.

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EADS Begins Lakota Deliveries To US Army National Guard

Mississippi Unit First To Receive UH-72As

EADS North America's first two UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters for the US Army National Guard were formally presented Saturday to the 1/114th Service Support Battalion, which performs homeland security, counter-drug and other operations from its base at Mississippi's Tupelo Regional Airport.

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Mars Phoenix Team Revises Soil Delivery Method

Just A Little Sprinkle Might Do It

A revised method for delivering soil samples by the Robotic Arm to laboratory instruments on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander may yield some success to failed earlier efforts now that researchers appreciate how clumpy the soil is at the landing site.

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Airbus's Leahy Says Planemaker Has Learned Its Lesson

Insists A350 XWB Will Deliver On-Time

In March 2007, when Boeing was still insisting the Dreamliner would roll out on schedule, Airbus chief operating officer and head of sales John Leahy caught flak for predicting it would be six months late. Of course, what then looked like competitive back-biting at the time looks downright prescient in hindsight.

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Two NWA A330s Clip Wings On Ground At MSP

An Attempted Merger Of A Different Sort?

Northwest Airlines is investigating who screwed up in allowing two airliners to clip wings at a gate at Minneapolis St.-Paul International Airport Sunday evening.

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American Legend Offers Legend Cub Tundra Tire Option

Specially-Made Wheels, Tires Offer Improved Landing Capabilities

There are few light-sport aircraft out there as versatile as the Legend Cub... and American Legend Aircraft Company announced Monday the company has begun offering yet another functional upgrade for its popular Legend Cub LSA.

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CAE Acquires Sabena Flight Academy To Combat Pilot Shortage

Plans To Expand Ab-Initio Training, Add New Type-Rating Programs

ANN has learned CAE recently acquired Sabena Flight Academy for cash consideration in order to expand its ab-initio training capability and CAE Global Academy and to add new type-rating training programs in Europe.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.10.08)

Aero-Linx!

A sad saga of lost opportunities, perished crews, crashing space stations, cancelled programs -- follow these links to learn more about the greatest manned spaceflights that never were.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.10.08): Wash-Out

Aero-Terms!

Built in twist of a wing or rotor, featuring a reduced angle of incidence towards the tip, compared to the root.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.10.08)

"We were pleased with today’s showing of support at the airport. Based on our successful rehearsal, I feel confident that visitors are in for two exciting days of performances by some of the nation’s best air show acts as they soar over the beaches of Ocean City."

Source: Bryan Lilley, president of the OC Air Show. The inaugural event kicked off Monday in Ocean City, NJ with an Open House, that saw over 2,500 aviation enthusiasts walk the flight line at Ocean City Muni for a closer look at the performing aircraft as they arrived.

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AK TFR: 06.10.08 - 06.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1362  Issue Date: June 09, 2008 at 2204 UTC  Location: JUNEAU , Alaska near SISTERS ISLAND VORTAC (SSR)  Beginning Date and Time: June 10, 2008 at 0700 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 19, 2008 at 1300 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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FL TFR: 06.11.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/1363 Issue Date: June 09, 2008 at 2223 UTC Type: Space Operations

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