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July 14, 2008

CA TFR: 07.15.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7518  Issue Date: July 15, 2008 at 0034 UTC  Location: Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV)  Beginning Date and Time: July 15, 2008 at 1425 UTC  Ending Date and Time: July 15, 2008 at 2225 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons  Type: Security  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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NJ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7519 Issue Date: July 15, 2008 at 0056 UTC Location: ELMER BONO , New Jersey near WOODSTOWN VORTAC (OOD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCE Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7479 Issue Date: July 14, 2008 at 1726 UTC Location: SOUTHWEST OF DUCHESNE , Utah near CARBON VOR/DME (PUC) 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: SALT LAKE (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7471 Issue Date: July 14, 2008 at 1659 UTC Location: 10 MILES NE OF TROUT LAKE , Washington near KLICKITAT VOR/DME (LTJ) 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: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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MD TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7473 Issue Date: July 14, 2008 at 1712 UTC Location: NEWBURG , Maryland near BROOKE VORTAC (BRV) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: July 14, 2008 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Chelton's Synthetic Vision Receives EASA Approval

EFIS May Be Installed On Bell 206, 407 Light Helicopters

Chelton Flight Systems, part of Cobham plc’s Avionics and Surveillance Division, announced Monday the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved Chelton’s Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) for use on Bell 206A, B, L-series, and 407 light single helicopters. EASA.IM. R.S.01165 is the first European certification for Synthetic Vision installation.

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Farnborough '08: Etihad Follows Boeing Order With 55-Plane Airbus Deal

Includes New Orders For A380s, A350 XWBs

The battle is joined in Farnborough. In addition to a 50-plane deal with Boeing, Etihad Airways announced Monday it will also order 55 Airbus planes... including 10 A380 superjumbo airliners.

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Farnborough '08: CFM Unveils New LEAP-X Engine

Next-Gen Engine Tech Highlights Show's Opening Day

New engine technologies continue to dominate the news from Farnborough. Following news of Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine family and GE's launch of its "eCore" program, CFM International announced Monday the launch of LEAP-X, an entirely new baseline turbofan engine to power future replacements for current narrow-body aircraft.

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Farnborough '08: Boeing Signs Etihad Deal For 35 Widebodies

Follows 35-Plane 737 Order From FlyDubai

The orders are starting to roll in from Farnborough... and so far, Middle Eastern customers are choosing Boeing. On the heels of a 50-plane deal announced earlier Monday from new low-cost carrier FlyDubai, Boeing and Etihad Airways announced an order for 35 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airliners.

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Farnborough '08: Pratt & Whitney Launches PurePower Engine Family

The Geared Turbofan Now Has A Name

Pratt & Whitney announced the launch of its PurePower engines -- a new family of next-generation commercial and business jet engines designed to offer double-digit improvements in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs. The announcement was made with Pratt & Whitney partners and customers during an unveiling event at the Farnborough International Air Show outside of London, England.

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Farnborough '08: Sikorsky Preps For A LOT Of First Flights This Year

"Four Pillars," Seven Programs Set To Take Off

Touting its busy production lines and a schedule of first flights for seven programs in 2008, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. continues to chart a path for future growth after doubling revenues over the last four years, Sikorsky President Jeffrey P. Pino told attendees Monday at the Farnborough International Air Show.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.14.08

The "Great Hoax" In Flight Training... With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.14.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.14.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The "Great Hoax": 07.14.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7351  Issue Date: July 14, 2008 at 0142 UTC  Location: KING CITY , California  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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7356 Issue Date: July 14, 2008 at 0359 UTC Location: 20 NE OF WILLITSCA , California near MENDOCINO VORTAC (ENI) 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: OAKLAND (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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NASA Responds To California Wildfire Emergency Imaging Request

Ikhana Flies Vital Mission For Second Year

A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California last week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for this week as well, as large areas of the Golden State continue to burn.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.14.08

Bombardier is going ahead with the C-series.
Another near-miss at JFK results in immediate changes.
And the Thielert-Diamond soap opera continues.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.14.08

Bombardier is going ahead with the C-series.
Another near-miss at JFK results in immediate changes.
And the Thielert-Diamond soap opera continues.
 


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, The Great Hoax - 07.14.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about what Bob calls flight training's "great hoax" - VFR training that relies on avoidance of IMC, and instrument trainin

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Raytheon Leads Team To Evaluate Impact Of New Aircraft Classes

NASA Study Will Look At VLJs, SSTs, Heavy Transports And UAVs

Raytheon will lead a team of air transportation experts from industry and academia to study the impact of new classes of aircraft on the next generation air transportation system, or NextGen.

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Diamond Adds To Its Customer Support Team

Ken Schaelchlin, Brian Baldridge Join Planemaker

Diamond Aircraft announced recently the addition of two leaders to its Customer Support team: Ken Schaelchlin joined Diamond as Director, Customer Support, and Brian Baldridge joins the team as Manager, Tech Services, North America.

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Farnborough '08: BAE Systems Signs Leaseback Deal With Brussels Airlines

Final Three Avro RJs To Be Delivered Under 2005 Deal

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has signed contracts with the Belgian major carrier Brussels Airlines for the sale and leaseback of three Avro RJs operated by the airline.

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Aero-TV Surveys AOPA Members: 'How Is AOPA Meeting Your Expectations?' (Part 1)

The First In One Of Our "Three-Question" Event Surveys From The 2008 AOPA Fly-In

AOPA... the undisputed champion of aviators all over the country, is about to see some serious changes with the upcoming passing of the torch from Phil Boyer to Craig Fuller. But... what does that mean to the rank and file who have come to expect (and demand) a high level of response from the world's largest GA organization? Quite a lot, we think, especially when you factor in just how positive the rep of AOPA and President Boyer has become.

Aero-TV Surveys AOPA Members: 'How Is AOPA Meeting Your Expectations?' (Part 1)

The First Of Our "Three-Question" Event Surveys From The 2008 AOPA Fly-In

AOPA... the undisputed champion of aviators all over the country, is about to see some serious changes with the upcoming passing of the torch from Phil Boyer to Craig Fuller.But... what does that mean to the rank and file who have come to expect (and demand) a high level of response from the world's largest GA organization? Quite a lot, we think, especially when you factor in just how positive the rep of AOPA and President Boyer has become.

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Door2DoorAir And FlyPorts Launch Customized Air Travel Option

Aim For Same Functionality As Airline Travel Sites, For Air Taxi Service

Boca Raton, FL-based Coastal Technologies Group, inc. and FlyPorts International, Inc., of Raleigh, NC told ANN this weekend of the release of a first of its kind real-time reservation system for charter flights. Door2DoorAir.com and FlyPorts.com will go live on Tuesday, July 15.

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Farnborough '08: BA609 Tiltrotor Makes Its First Appearance At Show

AgustaWestland Casts Positive Light On Troubled Program

The second prototype Bell/Agusta BA609 is making its first-ever appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow, as AgustaWestland hopes to capture new orders for the commercial tiltrotor aircraft amidst signs interest in the program from the Bell half of that partnership is waning somewhat.

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Farnborough '08: GE Launches Engine Core For New Commercial Airplanes

Initiative Targets Improved Fuel Efficiency Up To 16 Percent

Is this the program Boeing and Airbus have been waiting for, as each mulls significant updates and/or redesigns to their respective narrowbody 737NG and A320 aircraft families? Sunday at Farnborough, GE Aviation announced the launch of a new engine core program, called "eCore," as the basis for a new generation of jet engines for narrow-body, regional, and business jets.

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Search For Steve Fossett To Resume Monday

Athletes, Mountaineers Comprise 10-Member Private Team

A privately-funded team intent on finding multimillionaire adventurer Steve Fossett plans to set out Monday, in a weeklong search of a rugged mountainous area straddling the California-Nevada state line.

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Farnborough '08: Investment Bank Wants Congress To Re-Regulate US Airlines

Calls For Price 'Floor,' Limits To Bankruptcy Protections

No matter the number of significant orders and new innovations we're likely to see from this week's Farnborough International Airshow, the mood is tempered by the  economic tailspin a number of US airlines are in. A prominent investment bank with strong ties to the aerospace and airline industry called on Congress Sunday to increase regulation of the US airline industry, arguing a financially healthy industry is crucial to the well being of the nation’s economy.

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Klyde Morris (07.14.08)

It's The Kind Of Change US Airways Believes In...

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Farnborough '08: Bombardier Selects Pro Line Fusion For CSeries

Rockwell Collins System Also Used In New Embraer, Cessna Jets

Chalk up another OEM contract for Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics suite. The highly capable and increasingly popular glass panel system has been selected for Bombardier’s CSeries family of new generation commercial aircraft.

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Spitzer Telescope Finds 'Star-Making Machine' In Distant Universe

Milky Way "Only" Produces 10 Stars A Year; This One Does 4,000

Astronomers recently uncovered an extreme stellar machine -- a galaxy in the very remote universe pumping out stars at a surprising rate of up to 4,000 per year. In comparison, our own Milky Way galaxy turns out an average of just 10 stars per year.

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Farnborough '08: P&WC Leads Biofuels Research Project

Looking For Fuels That Don't Compete With Human Food Sources

Pratt & Whitney Canada wants attendees at this week's Farnborough International Airshow to think "green"... and, P&WC engines. The company says it is leading a groundbreaking aerospace industry-university research effort to investigate the potential use of biofuels for small and medium size engine applications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.08)

Aero-Linx! 

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the national Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.08): QNH

Aero-Terms!

QNH is a Q code. It is a pressure setting used by pilots, air traffic control (ATC) and low frequency weather beacons to refer to the barometric altimeter setting which will cause the altimeter to read altitude above mean sea level within a certain defined region. This region may be fairly widespread, or apply only to the airfield for which the QNH was given.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.08)

"eCore is also the foundation for new regional and business jet engines now being designed by thousands of GE engineers. Using eCore as the basis, GE is developing and maturing technologies for new regional and business jets for a time frame of 2015 and beyond.

Source: David Joyce, president and CEO of GE Aviation. On Sunday at the Farnborough International Airshow, GE Aviation announced the launch a new engine core program, called "eCore," as the basis for a new generation of jet engines for narrow-body, regional, and business jets.

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CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7346 Issue Date: July 13, 2008 at 2127 UTC Location: MESA , Colorado near GRAND JUNCTION VORTAC (JNC) 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

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7350 Issue Date: July 14, 2008 at 0100 UTC Location: 10 SW HAPPYMP , California 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: SEATTLE (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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CA TFR: 07.18.08

NOTAM Number : FDC 8/7263 Issue Date : July 12, 2008 at 1452 UTC Location : Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time : July 18, 2008 at 0245 UTC Ending Date and Time : July 18, 2008 at 0445 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type : Security Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

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CA TFR: 07.18.08

NOTAM Number : FDC 8/7264 Issue Date : July 12, 2008 at 1454 UTC Location : Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time : July 18, 2008 at 1425 UTC Ending Date and Time : July 18, 2008 at 1825 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type : Security Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

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