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January 09, 2007

GA TFR: 01.11.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0468 Issue Date: January 09, 2007 at 1714 UTC Location: Fort Benning, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: January 11, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 11, 2007 at 2205 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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DOT Says New China Route Should Go To United Airlines

Denies American's Request To Add Chicago Stopover

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.09.07 1300 EST: The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has spoken. On Tuesday, the agency proposed to award United Airlines the right to operate a new daily flight between the United States and China, allowing the airline to inaugurate new non-stop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Beijing's China Peking Capital Airport beginning March 25 if the tentative decision becomes final.

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Cargo Plane Down In Northern Iraq

32 Killed In Crash; Weather Suspected

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.09.07 1255 EST: A Russian-made Antonov An-26 cargo plane has gone down during landing at a foggy airfield north of Baghdad, killing 32 people and injuring at least one, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

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Bristol International Airport Reopens Problematic Runway

Operations Returning To Normal After Weekend Closure

A move by nine airlines to suspend service at Britain's Bristol International Airport got a quick reponse from airport management.

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New ATC Emergency Response Plan To Go Into Effect Next Week

Goodbye SCATANA... Hello ESCATS

Let's face it -- few, if any, of us have the time to read the Federal Rgister every month... but if you don't, a biggie may have slipped by you last month.

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Evektor Ups Gross Weight Rating Of SportStar LSA

More Baggage... Or, More Pilot

Just in time for this week's festivities in Sebring, FL, representatives with Evektor America tell ANN all 2007 model SportStars will carry more cargo, fuel, or other weight (read, "more pilot".)

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Weather May Have Played Role In Crash Of Canadian Medevac Plane

But It's Still Too Soon To Know For Certain

Investigators in Saskatchewan are working to determine what role the weather may have played in the downing of a medevac King Air 100 Sunday about 1,000 feet shy of the runway in Sandy Bay, killing the pilot and injuring three others onboard.

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Goodrich Tapped To Provide A350 XWB Nacelles, Thrust Reversers

Will Develop Parts For All Engine Options

The plan for Airbus' upcoming A350XWB is starting to come together... with Goodrich Corporation announcing Tuesday it will provide Airbus with nacelle and thrust reverser systems for all variants of the recently launched aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.09.07

FAA Ambassador Of Aviation And Aerospace Education Jamail Larkins, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.09.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.09.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Aero-Ambassador Jamail Larkins, Part One: 01.09.07 (ANN Sp

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FAA Issues Advisory On Noise-Canceling Headsets

Says Pilots Should Check They Can Still Hear Alarms

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an Information For Operators (InFO) message advising operators, pilots, and flight crewmembers who may be using noise-canceling headsets of the potential for misdetection of audible alarms and other environmental sounds.

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Lightning II Takes To Skies On Second Test Flight

Tucks The Gear Up, Climbs To 20,000 Feet

Lockheed Martin reports its F-35 Lightning II achieved another successful test flight Tuesday from the company's Fort Worth, TX facility.

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US Forces Launch Air Strike Against Al-Qaeda Targets In Somalia

AC-130 Gunship Fires On Suspected Islamist Fundamentalists

The United States launched a new front in the war on terrorism Sunday, as a single AC-130 gunship unleashed its power in support of Ethiopian soldiers fighting against Al-Qaeda-backed guerillas in neighboring Somalia. It was the first US military action in the war-torn country since 1994.

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Boeing, Airbus Ring In The New Year With Big Orders

Airbus Leading American Counterpart So Far In 2007

Confirming rumors of a big order, on Monday Malaysian carrier AirAsia signed on the dotted line for 50 Airbus A320-family aircraft, plus options for up to 50 more. That $3 billion (list) order was just the beginning, however, of a big day for big plane deals.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-26-13 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (AD), which apply to certain Boeing airplanes as specified above.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.09.07

The Indonesian navy may have found a missing Adam Air flight...
FAA publishes a new rule covering extended operations flights...
...and Israel denies any plans to nuke Iran.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.09.07

The Indonesian navy may have found a missing Adam Air flight...
FAA publishes a new rule covering extended operations flights...
...and Israel denies any plans to nuke Iran.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1: Jamail Larkins 01.09.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Jamail Larkins, Young Eagle-turned-aerobatic performer, Embry Riddle grad, and NBAA consultant.

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Lancair CEO Talks About Impact of D2A Closure

Says Company, Customers Can Work Together To Lessen Burden

In a published message left on the Lancair Mailing List Monday, Lancair International CEO Joseph Bartels acknowledged the impact the closure of avionics distributor Direct-To Avionics has had on his company's customers... and suggests a way both Lancair and its customers who purchased avionics from D2A can lessen the financial hit on them both.

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Israel Denies Reports Of Plans For Iran Nuke Attack

But Conventional Strike Still A Possibility

Officials in Israel angrily denied a recent report in a British newspaper, claiming the Mideast nation is planning a preemptive nuclear strike against Iran.

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The Aero-Dozen: Heroes And Heartbreakers In 2006, Part Four

...And Here Are The Heartbreakers

It is both the most "fun," and most difficult task, facing the ANN staff at the end of every year -- determining who, or what, did the most to promote the cause of aviation in the past 365 days... while also chastising those who did all they could to undermine the successes the aerospace community has managed to accomplish.

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Scientist Says Early NASA Probes May Have Killed Martian Life

Whoops! I Hate When That Happens...

It wasn't intentional... but if scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch is correct, two NASA probes sent to explore the possibility of life on Mars 30 years ago may have killed the very life they were trying to find.

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Search Crews Believe They've Found Missing Adam Air Jet

Indonesian Ship Detects Metal Fragments On Ocean Floor

In what could be the first break in the weeklong search for a missing Indonesian airliner, a naval vessel detected metal on the ocean floor Monday that could be the wreckage of the Adam Air 737. The US Navy vessel USNS Mary Sears is expected to arrive on station Tuesday to more thoroughly map the area.

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Sturdier Pilot Certificates Will Likely Be Required Soon

Paper Or Plastic? FAA Says... Plastic

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports you can keep your paper pilot certificate forever... but if you want to continue flying, sooner or later you'll likely have to get one of the new, tamper-resistant, plastic certificates.

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Noted Astrophysicist Hawking Aims For The Stars

Will Go Zero-G This Year; Plans Space Ride In 2009

Being bound to a wheelchair has never held Stephen Hawking back in his quest for scientific truth, as his groundbreaking research on the origins of the universe are known even to those well outside the scientific community. The man who has explained the nature of black holes, and proposed space and time are infinite, is now setting his sights on a trip into space.

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747 Sheds Parts Over California Neighborhood

I Fall To Pieces...

Investigators report no one was injured... but several people around an Oakland, CA neighborhood were startled Sunday when two large metal pieces fell off a Boeing 747 flying overhead, and landed near their homes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.09.07)

Aero-Linx!

The International Aerospace Hall of Fame honors aviation pioneers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.09.07): Semi-Monocoque

Aero-Terms!

From the French word meaning half a single shell, again not the kind from the beach. Similar to monocoque design but as the name implies only part of the structural load is taken up by the outer skin.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.09.07)

"I do not advocate a military, Israeli preemptive strike against Iran. I am aware of all its possible repercussions. I consider it very much the last resort but sometimes the last resort is the only resort."

Source: Israeli deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh, in an interview last year. Officials in Israel angrily denied a recent report in a British newspaper, claiming the Mideast nation is planning a preemptive nuclear strike against Iran.

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VA TFR: 01.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0366 Issue Date: January 08, 2007 at 1604 UTC Location: Newport News / Jamestown, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: January 10, 2007 at 1755 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 10, 2007 at 2050 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/0295: DUE TO CHANGE IN LOCATION

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