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February 03, 2007

VA TFR: 02.06.07

Issue Date: February 02, 2007 at 2116 UTC Location: Manassas, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: February 06, 2007 at 1430 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 06, 2007 at 1610 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Aspen Avionics Announces Settlement With Eclipse Aviation

Eclipse Releases Claim Against Company, Receives Stock

Late Friday night, representatives with Aspen Avionics told ANN it has reached a favorable resolution of its litigation with Eclipse Aviation.

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NASA Rushes To Find Landing Site For Upcoming Mars Probe

Phoenix Scheduled To Launch In August

Finding a place to park in the city -- or, a crowded airport ramp -- is an issue nearly all of us have experienced at one time or another. It's also a problem for scientists at NASA who are rushing to find an alternative landing site for an upcoming Mars probe.

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Two Soldiers Killed As Another Helo Goes Down In Iraq

Hostile Fire Suspected; Fourth Downing In Two Weeks

Officials with the US military tell ANN two US soldiers were killed Friday morning when their Multinational Division Baghdad helicopter crashed while conducting operations approximately 12 miles northwest of the Iraqi capital, near Taji.

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AOPA Tells FAA To Keep Portable GPS Systems On The Panel

New NPRM Would Make Add-On Components Cost-Prohibitive

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make it nearly impossible for general aviation pilots to mount portable GPS systems in their planes, according to the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association.

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Type-Certified: Aeros 40D Sky Dragon

Non-Rigid Airship Used For Advertising, Sensor Platform

ANN received word Friday that Aeros Corp., manufacturer of a family of lighter-than-air airborne platforms, was recently issued an FAA Type Certificate for its latest airship model, the Aeros 40D Sky Dragon.

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Return To Flight, Part One

Sport Pilot Allows ANN Staffer To Take To Skies Again

The morning of January 24, 2007 was a cloudy and cold one in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex... and I was concerned with just how low those clouds were. Fortunately, despite some ominous-looking wisps over my apartment in Addison, a call to the field AWOS told me the ceiling was considerably higher over Grand Prairie Municipal, 30 miles southwest... and that's all that mattered.

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Comm1 Aviation Scholarship Awarded To Colorado Pilot, Flight Dispatcher

Plans To Obtain CFI Ratings

Aero-News learned this week the Sixth Annual Comm1 Aviation Scholarship was awarded to Malachi O'Neill of Erie, CO.

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Airbus Workers Threaten Slowdown If Jobs Are Cut

Delays In Deliveries Would Affect A320 Family

There may only be one phrase that sends more shivers down the spines of executives at Airbus than "production delay" -- "worker action." And employees at Airbus plants throughout Germany know it.

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ATR Nets Two More Orders From NAYSA

Canary Islands Airline Adds ATR 72-500s

ATR and Canary Islands airline NAYSA announced Thursday the signing of a contract for two additional new ATR 72-500s, valued at $36 million in US dollars. The order is in addition to the four ATR 72-500s NAYSA ordered signed for in September 2006.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.03.07)

Aero-Linx!

What do Steve Fossett, Sally Ride, and the founder of FedEx have in common? They are just some of the members of the Class of 2007 named to the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.03.07): Tiltrotor

Aero-Terms!

These aircraft combine features of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft -- they have the vertical takeoff and landing ability of the helicopter, and the cruise speed, range, and fuel economy of fixed-wing aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.03.07)

"Today's demonstrations in Germany mark only the beginning of a possible Europe-wide wave of protest should the EADS management plan mass layoffs and site closures."

Source: Peter Scherrer, General Secretary of the European Metalworkers Federation. On Friday, more than 24,000 workers at the European planemaker's plants in Hamburg, Bremen, Laupheim and Varel staged demonstrations to protest possible job cuts, as Airbus parent company EADS prepares to unveil a major restructuring plan.

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