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November 06, 2007

AZ Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3353 Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 2050 UTC Type: Hazards

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MN TFR: 11.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3372 Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 2139 UTC Type: Hazards

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FL Shuttle Landing TFR: 11.07.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3268  Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1445 UTC  Type: Space Operations 

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TCM Boss Lewis Retiring, Ross To Take Over As President

Lewis Closes Out Distinguished 27 Year career

Teledyne has confirmed rumors of the impending retirement of long-time Teledyne-Continental Motors  head, Bryan L. Lewis. In his stead, TCM will be guided by Rhett C. Ross as the new President of Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., (Piston Engines), effective November 5, 2007. Ross, age 43, succeeds Lewis. Lewis will be retiring on February 1, 2008, after an extensive 27-year career with Teledyne that allowed him to oversee aggressive changes in the company and the product line.

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Aero-News BOLO: Shuttle Landing TFRs

Discovery Returning Wednesday; Pilots Beware

As ANN reported elsewhere Tuesday, the space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to land early Wednesday afternoon... and it will be taking the scenic route, overflying the continental United States on a southeasterly heading from Canada to Florida.

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TX TFR: 11.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3213  Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1309 UTC  Location: Waco, Texas  Beginning Date and Time: November 09, 2007 at 0040 UTC  Ending Date and Time: November 09, 2007 at 0145 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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TX TFR: 11.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3219 Issue Date: November 06, 2007 at 1322 UTC Location: Houston, Texas Beginning Date and Time: November 08, 2007 at 1615 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 08, 2007 at 1950 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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DFW International Airport Hopes To Attract Business From South America

Dallas, Fort Worth Reps Team With Airport In "Visit DFW" Campaign

DFW International Airport is kicking off its multi-million dollar global marketing campaign this morning in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a tour of the city, local media briefings and meetings with airline and local officials.

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USAF Expands Suspension Of F-15 Flight Ops

Approximately 700 Aircraft Grounded

What was originally a "precautionary measure" has evolved into something on a far greater scale. The US Air Force has suspended all normally-scheduled operations involving F-15 Eagle fighter jets, including planned missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The suspension affects roughly 700 aircraft.

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Discovery Will Fly Over US On Its Trip Home

First Transcontinental Return Since Columbia

When the shuttle Discovery flies home to Kennedy Space Center this week, wrapping up its over-two-week-long trip to the International Space Station, it will do so on path over the continental United States... the first time a shuttle has done so since the February 2003 loss of Columbia.

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Model P-38 Crash Lands On Maiden Flight

But Brings Back Memories To Original WWII Pilot

That's gotta hurt. Modelmaker Greg Zola crashed his flying replica of a WWII P-38, a project three-years in the making, on its first landing in California Sunday morning at the Woodward Reservoir airstrip in eastern San Joaquin County.

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New Typhoon Development Aircraft Makes First Flight

IPA6 Airborne For 54 Minutes

The latest Typhoon test aircraft IPA6 made its maiden flight Monday from BAE Systems flight test facility at Warton Aerodrome in Lancashire. The aircraft, flown by Typhoon Project Test Pilot, Mark Bowman was airborne for 54 minutes.

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First T-38 Talon Trainer Makes Its Last Landing

'White Rocket' To Go On Display At NGC Facility Near LAX

The first production-configuration T-38 pilot training aircraft built for the US Air Force by Northrop Grumman landed Monday at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and rolled to a stop for the very last time.

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NWA Management Tries To Polish Carrier's Image

Tough Task Following Chapter 11 Fallout

Employees are a bit skeptical to hear that Northwest Airlines management is developing a customer service training program for its employees.

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Former Airline Captain Experiences No-Fly Agita

Can Fly The Plane, But Riding In It Raises Eyebrows

A Colorado television station, featuring stories from people on the government's infamous "No-Fly" list, uncovered a forehead-slapping example of absurdity in the process.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 11.06.07

CAPBOR Update, with Coalition For An Airline Passengers Bill Of Rights Founder Kate Hanni

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.06.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.06.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Latest From CAPBOR: 11.06.07 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni, founder and executive director of the Coalition for an Airli

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United Dumps DoubleDockers At DEN

Falling Jet-Bridge Damaged 757 Earlier This Year

After the failure of one of its experimental "dual-end jet-bridges" at Denver International Airport earlier this year, United Airlines is giving up on technology designed at getting passengers off their jets faster.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.06.07

The Shuttle Discovery is coming home.
A US Airways crew suffers apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.
And Independence Municipal gets a control tower.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.06.07

The Shuttle Discovery is coming home.
A US Airways crew suffers apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.
And Independence Municipal gets a control tower.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, CAPBOR - 11.06.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, founder and executive director of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights. The group staged a "strand-in" in Washington, DC in September, to d

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DOT: Airlines' On-Time Record A Little Better In September

Weather A Big Factor; 2007 Still On Track For Worst-Ever Performance

Figures show 2007 continues to track as the airline industry’s worst year ever for on-time performance since record keeping started in 1995.

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EADS Takes Another Hit On Another Aircraft Delay

A400M Delivery Snafu May Represent $2 Billion Loss

European planemaker Airbus continues to represent a mixed blessing for parent company EADS. Despite recent sales success and evidence two trouble-plagued airliner programs are back on track, past Airbus miscues continue to haunt the aerospace consortium... sinking its financial outlook in the process.

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MHI Selects Rockwell Collins Avionics For MRJ

Will Use Pro Line Fusion System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced Monday it recently selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Pro Line Fusion avionics for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Rockwell Collins will also serve as the avionics system integrator for the MRJ program. 

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LAN Airlines To Receive 32 Dreamliners From Boeing, ILFC

Also Includes Four 777 Freighters

Boeing announced Monday that Chile's LAN Airlines has signed for 32 787 Dreamliners, marking the largest 787 acquisition to date for Latin America. The Santiago-based carrier has ordered 26 airplanes from Boeing, and will lease an additional six 787-9s from International Lease Finance Corp.

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United Space Alliance Workers Strike Ends

Health Benefits Increased 50 Percent

Shuttle workers and the United Space Alliance finalized an agreement Sunday, ending a five-month strike.

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FAA Wants Checkerboard On New Water Tower Near ACK

Local Officials Prefer Lights

Federal aviation officials have reviewed a proposal for a new water tower near the Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) and have suggested either a bright-checkered paint scheme, or lights on the 129-foot tank, according to the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror.

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NTSB Honors First Responders To Comair 5191 Accident

Hersman Credits Public Safety For Saving A Life

The National Transportation Safety Board recognized the City of Lexington for their actions as first responders to the August 28, 2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191.

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JTF-Bravo Deploys To Assist In Tropical Storm Noel Relief

19-Member Team, Two Blackhawks Loaded In C-5  

A team of 19 Airmen and Soldiers and two helicopters from Joint Task Force Bravo departed Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, on Monday heading for the Dominican Republic to assist with recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Noel.

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Lockheed Martin Chief Says It Will Meet India's Bid Deadline

Contract For $10 Billion Marks World Largest Military Contract

Lockheed Martin says it will meet a March 2008 deadline set by India to bid for that country’s and the world’s biggest military aircraft contract estimated at $10 billion, according to the Associated Press.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.06.07)

"The lighting scheme is a more realistic option and more common these days. You can’t see the checkerboard design at night, and if you are close enough to see it, you’re in trouble."

Source: Bob Gardner, manager with the Wannacomet Water Company on Nantucket Island. Federal aviation officials have reviewed a proposal for a new water tower near the Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) and have suggested either a bright-checkered paint scheme, or lights on the 129-foot tank.

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SD TFR: 11.07.07 - 11.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2965 Issue Date: November 02, 2007 at 1551 UTC Location: Pierre, South Dakota Beginning Date and Time: November 07, 2007 at 0605 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 08, 2007 at 2115 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AL TFR: 11.06.07 - 03.07.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3160 Issue Date: November 05, 2007 at 1838 UTC Type: Hazards

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