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June 15, 2008

MYR Conducts GA Terminal Groundbreaking Despite Criticism

Critics Fear Similar Taxpayer Expense As Earlier Terminal Project

The groundbreaking of a new general aviation terminal at Myrtle Beach International Airport may have taken place on Friday, June 13, but local critics are concerned officials are putting the cart before the horse yet again in regards to improvements at the airport.

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Last Hope For SilverJet Revival Gone

British All-Business Airline Lays Off Workforce As Buyer Negotiations Broken Off

Hopes to revive SilverJet, an all-business class airline based in England, were dashed Friday as talks with a crucial source of funding fell apart.

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Cirrus Owners And Friends Invited to Migration 6

COPA Annual Event Slated For July Arrival In Duluth

The Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association (COPA) announced its 6th annual Migration, Fly-in and Exposition, will be held at the home of Cirrus Design Corporation -- Duluth, MN -- from July 10 through July 13, 2008.

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AirVenture Performance Planned For ElectraFlyer-C

Fishman Aims For 2008 Oshkosh Display

Randall Fishman, the 2007 AirVenture Grand Champion 'Lindy' and Ultralight Innovation award winner, hopes to reprise his performance from last year with the introduction of his ElectraFlyer-C, an electric-powered, single-seat airplane at AirVenture 2008.

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Sierra Hotel Aero Announces Navion Fuel Valve AD Support

Classic North American Aircraft Now Has A PMA Valve Solution

Sierra Hotel Aero, Inc (SHA) owner of the Navion Type certificate, announced last week it has received a supply of new OEM approved fuel valves for immediate shipment to current Navion operators. These valves support mechanics and owners in their compliance with AD 2008-05-14. This fuel valve allows a simple log book entry instead of requiring an FAA approval for each field installation using non PMA approved valves.

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Air Charter Safety Foundation Announces New Industry Audit Standard

Program Promises To Increase Consumer Safety While Reducing Costs For Operators

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) formally announced on June 11 the availability of the ACSF Industry Audit Standard for the air charter industry.

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M7 Aerospace Diversifies Into Helicopter Systems Support

San Antonio Company Secures Contracts With Major Manufacturers, Operators

M7 Aerospace of San Antonio, a supplier of manufactured parts and assemblies to the aerospace industry, has been briskly moving into the helicopter market as it expands from its fixed-wing business activity.

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Alabama Aircraft Industries Announces Protest Over KC-135 Contract

Company Challenges Award Of Ongoing Maintenance To Boeing

Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc. announced late last week the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest filed by the company on March 11 challenging a recent decision regarding ongoing maintenance of the US Air Force fleet of KC-135 air tankers.

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Eurocopter AS332 Replacement Emergency Floats Get EASA Approval

Apical Floats, Inflation Cylinder OK'd For Chopper

DART Helicopter Services announced their subsidiary, Apical Industries Inc., recently received EASA approval of their Replacement Emergency Floats and Inflation Cylinder for Eurocopter AS332C/L/L1 model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have been previously received.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.15.08)

Aero-Linx!

A type club for all things Aeronca. Featuring a nice message board, tech notes and pretty much everything you've ever wanted to know about the Champ, Chief, Sedan and their many variants.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.15.08): Honing

Aero-Terms!

A method of removing a very small amount if material from a metal surface by abrading the surface.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.15.08)

"While we are disappointed with the GAO's latest decision, we fully intend to continue to press our case until the Air Force has conducted a full and fair evaluation of proposals. We believe that a proper evaluation would result in the selection of AAII as the highest quality and lowest cost source for the maintenance of the Air Force's KC-135 fleet."

Source: Ron Aramini, president of Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc. AAI announced late last week the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest filed by the company on March 11 challenging a recent decision regarding ongoing maintenance of the US Air Force fleet of KC-135 air tankers.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2549  Issue Date: June 15, 2008 at 0319 UTC  Location: 5 MILES NW PASKENTA , California near RED BLUFF VORTAC (RBL)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: OAKLAND (ZOA) Automated Flight Service Station, 510-745-3331 

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TX Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2519 Issue Date: June 14, 2008 at 1621 UTC Location: 37 SSW OF FORT STOCKTON , Texas near FORT STOCKTON VORTAC (FST) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: ALBUQUERQUE (ZAB) Automated Flight Service Station, 505-856-4580

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GA TFR: 06.15.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/2526 Issue Date: June 14, 2008 at 1756 UTC Type: Airshow

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