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May 07, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.08.07

There are no survivors in the crash of a Kenyan Airways 737.
If you're an Avidyne user, don't upgrade that Garmin GPS yet!
And two contractors owe Uncle Sam billions.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.08.07

There are no survivors in the crash of a Kenyan Airways 737.
If you're an Avidyne user, don't upgrade that Garmin GPS yet!
And two contractors owe Uncle Sam billions.

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ANN Special Feature: Rick Homans, Spaceport America - 05.08.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Rick Homans, newly-appointed Executive Director of Spaceport America, about the economics and politics of the project, news, and the future.

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GA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0488 Issue Date: May 07, 2007 at 2356 UTC Type: Hazards

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KS Tornado Relief TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0461 Issue Date: May 07, 2007 at 1754 UTC Type: Hazards

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PR TFR: 05.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0406 Issue Date: May 07, 2007 at 1410 UTC Type: Hazards

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MN Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0310 Issue Date: May 06, 2007 at 0147 UTC Location: Minneapolis Center , Grand Marais, Minnesota near ELY VOR/DME (ELO) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Provide A Safe Environment For Fire Fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis Center (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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Boeing Subsidiary Awarded Australian Army Aviation Training Contract

Will Provide Helo Flight, Maintenance Training And Support

Aero-News learned Monday Boeing Australia Limited was recently awarded a contract worth approximately AUD$110 million by the Commonwealth of Australia to provide helicopter flight and maintenance training as well as maintenance support services for Australian Army pilots and ground technical staff.

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FAA Issues Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking For Turbine Rotorcraft OEI Standards

Proposal Would Align Standards With EASA, Transport Canada Guidelines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to amend One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) rating definitions and type certification standards for 30-second OEI, 2-minute OEI, and 30-minute OEI ratings for rotorcraft turbine engines.

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Air Canada Tries 'Bulk' Approach To Ticket Sales

Offers Fliers Option To Purchase Time In Advance

A pricing practice used by fractional aircraft ownership operations, flight schools, and several current and upcoming air taxi services, is also being tried out on a far larger scale by Air Canada. USA Today reports the airline is testing the concept of selling tickets in bulk, for customers to use at their convenience.

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Former NASA Astronaut Joins Coalition For Space Exploration

Roger Crouch Has Logged Over 471 Hours In Orbit

When you're seeking to advance space exploration, it helps to have someone who knows the territory on your side. The Coalition for Space Exploration told Aero-News Monday it has named former NASA astronaut Roger Crouch to its board of advisors.

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Official Confirms No Survivors In Kenya Airways 737 Downing

Plane Impacted Mangrove Swamp Southeast Of Airport

"No." That was the answer given Monday by a Cameroonian official, when asked whether any of the 114 passengers onboard a Kenya Airways 737 that crashed Saturday had survived the accident.

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Qantas Buyout Bid Dead, Then Alive, Then Dead... Now In Purgatory?

APA Says It Has Shares Needed For Majority Control

Airline takeovers are seldom pretty... but when local media label the entire endeavour a "farce," that's rarely a good sign. Such was the case Monday, as The Australian newspaper reported on Airline Partners Australia's latest attempt to purchase national flag carrier Qantas.

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NWA Pilots Protest CEO's Bonus

Steenland To Receive Millions In Stock Options

Add another airline to the list, whose pilots are unhappy with some big executive bonuses. Pilots at Northwest Airlines say they gave up $358 million in annual salary, as part of a nearly 24-percent cut in pay the pilots agreed to last year... which makes the $26.6 million stock bonus Northwest CEO Doug Steenland may soon receive a bit tough to swallow.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.07.07

Brian Kissinger, On "Brain's Flight"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.07.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Brain's Flight: 05.07.07 (ANN Special Feature, with pilot and brain cancer survivor Brian Kissing

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.07

Searchers find a missing Kenyan airliner.
Pilots at American want a 40 per cent raise over two years.
And a Senate bill would empower employees bargaining with the FAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.07.07

Searchers find a missing Kenyan airliner.
Pilots at American want a 40 per cent raise over two years.
And a Senate bill would empower employees bargaining with the FAA.

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ANN Special Feature: Brian Kissinger, "Brain's Flight" - 05.07.07

ANN's Rob Finfrock talks with Brian Kissinger, who is capitalizing on a chance misspelling of his first name to promote a fundraiser for brain tumor research.

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Government Wins Case on Cancelled Navy Contract for A-12 Stealth Attack Aircraft

Someone Owes Uncle Sam A LOT Of Moolah

The US Court of Federal Claims has upheld the Navy's termination for default of a contract with McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics for the A-12 stealth attack aircraft.

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MSU Aviation Program Flying High

Minnesota State Is Looking For U

Just five short years ago, MSU's flight program was a mess. A renegotiated flight contract detailing how flight training would be run - and with a new flight instruction organization; the firing of the program's head faculty member, who had a practice of garnering fees from administering FAA student flight-check tests.

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TSA Fumbles Its Own Security

Hard Drive With Employee Data Missing

Data Security Breach. It's what we in the journalistic trade call a "standing head" -- so commonplace, that few are surprised when another occurrence takes place.

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Barnstorming: The FAA's User-Fee Stance Is An Attack On Us All

Why Did The FAA Declare War On GA?

There was a time in the "good old days" when the FAA was not only supposed, but was mandated, to be a close ally, (even a proponent) to all of aviation. Congressional intervention and concerns about the FAA's objectivity destroyed all that in the wake of an airline crash and the freakish fallout that occurred, thereafter. To many in the world of aviation, this was a mistake.

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Airbus To Start Negotiations To Sell Three Plants Under Power8

Putting Out The "For Sale" Signs At Two German, One French Plant

With more than 10 "interested parties" reportedly on the table, including strategic and financial investors, negotiations for the sale of three Airbus plants will commence this month, reports Forbes.

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Avidyne Issues Mandatory SB Affecting Garmin 400W/500W-Equipped Planes

WAAS Upgrade Not Working Well With PFDs

On Friday, Avidyne issued a mandatory service bulletin detailing information on known incompatibilities between Garmin 400W/500W series navigators and Avidyne Primary Flight Displays.

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OK, Guys... Top This

Man Proposes In Zero-G

A New York City groom-to-be popped the question to his future bride, and fellow space enthusiast, while onboard a specially-modified Boeing 727 recently, during a 90-minute zero-gravity flight organized by Space Adventures of VA.

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Redlands Municipal Airport Was The Place To Be Saturday

Annual Redlands Fly-In Brings Wonder of Aviation To Enthusiasts

Saturday was a day of Young Eagles flights, a free EAA-sponsored pancake breakfast, helicopter and airplane rides and demonstrations, remote-controlled aircraft, and miniature model airplanes that attracted hundreds to Redlands Municipal Airport's third annual Spring-Fly In.  

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Klyde Morris (05.07.07)

The FAA Contemplates The Largesse Of User Fees... And Likes It

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Airbus A380 Makes Indian Debut

Planemaker Bets On Country's Need For Long-Haul Flights

Scores of people waited on the sides of the road near India's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport Sunday, in anticipation of a big event... involving a big plane.

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Museum Fundraiser Will Go To The Swift!

$100 Donation Gets One-In-995 Chance At Speedy Bird

The Swift Museum Foundation's 2007 fund raising program is probably raising an eye or two with the raffling of a two-seat retractable tail-dragger Swift. With a $100 donation comes a chance to win your very own GC-1B Swift aircraft.

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Retired US Rep. Don Clausen To Receive Aviation Hall Of Fame Award

North Coast Vintage Aviation Society To Do The Honors

Retired US Representative Don Clausen's life-long endeavors in promoting aviation will be recognized May 7 when he is presented with the North Coast Vintage Aviation Society's "Aviation Hall of Fame Award."

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Amorous Boyfriend Facing Prison For Inflight Incident

PDA A Little Too Public; Allegedly Threatened FA

Take some "embracing, kissing, and acting in a manner that made other passengers uncomfortable" with girlfriend, add in two threats to a flight attendant, don't mix in any alcohol (to the consternation of the couple)... and you, too, may find yourself convicted of interfering with a flight attendant, a charge carrying a prison sentence of up to 20 years, just like California's Carl Warren Persing.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.07.07)

"This is considered serious. We've turned this place upside-down today to find the missing laptop."

Source: An anonymous Homeland Security official, on the revelation a piece of equipment containing bank records and other personal information for roughly 100,000 employees went missing last week.

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