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September 01, 2007

Pilots Lost In Air Show Midair In Poland

Remainder Of Radom Air Show Cancelled

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.01.07 1515 EDT: Two pilots were killed Saturday when their aircraft collided in midair during a performance at the 2007 Radom Air Show in Poland.

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Family Of Six Lost In CA Accident

Plane On Approach To Land At Small Airport

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.01.07 0925 EDT: A family of six is reported lost following the Friday evening crash of a single-engine aircraft near California's Kern Valley Airport.

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VA TFR: 09.06.07 - 09.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5618 Issue Date: August 31, 2007 at 1724 UTC Location: NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia near NORFOLK VORTAC (ORF) Beginning Date and Time: September 06, 2007 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 09, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, other high performance aircraft, and parachute teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oceana NAS (NTU) Base Operations, 757-433-2162

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NV TFR: 09.10.07 - 09.16.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5551  Issue Date: August 31, 2007 at 1000 UTC  Location: Reno, Nevada near MUSTANG VORTAC (FMG)  Beginning Date and Time: September 10, 2007 at 1500 UTC  Ending Date and Time: September 16, 2007 at 2359 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Reno national air races  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Reno (RNO) TRACON, 775-348-8840 

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AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2007-18-06 MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-18-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7R4 turbofan engines.

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JPL Employees File Suit Over Federally-Mandated Background Checks

Plaintiffs Say Info Doesn't Apply To Non-Classified Positions

A new extensive federal background check has some employees at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory seeing bureaucratic red.

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Six 'Rosie The Riveters' Fly On The Planes They Helped Build

Women Kept US Forces In The Air Throughout WWII

During World War II, American aircraft factories recruited some six million women into the work force to help build such aircraft as B-17s and B-24s. Popularized by a 1943 promotional film featuring an actual female riveter named Rose at Michigan's Willow Run bomber plant, "Rosie the Riveter" came to symbolize duty and pride in working for the war effort.

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JetBlue Says 'Bye!' To ATA Over Stand On FAA Reauthorization

Carrier Objects To The "Hub-And-Spoke" System ATA Endorses

JetBlue Airways split from the Air Transport Association Friday over the trade group's stance on financing the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Dubai Aerospace Sours On Auckland Airport Purchase

Local Strife, Falling Profits Make Buyout Less Attractive

Citing a legal technicality in its merger agreement signed in July with leaders of Auckland International Airport, this week Dubai Aerospace Enterprise took its first steps towards backing out of its $1.8 billion offer to take over New Zealand's busiest airport.

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Ultralight Accident Takes Down Power Grid

Witness Says Pilot Fell out of Plane Prior to Impact

"I don't understand what happened," Bob Anderson said. "I am surprised he is alive and not fried or killed."

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Even Through Adversity, 737 Continues To Add Pages To Boeing's Order Book

Xiamen Airlines Identified As 25-Plane Customer

It's been something of a mixed bag lately for Boeing's Next Generation 737 Family.

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Judge Says Nowak May Remove Ankle Monitor

Device Didn't "Fulfill Its Intended Purpose"

Former NASA astronaut and Navy Captain Lisa Nowak attended a pretrial hearing last week to determine, among other things, if the court would alter the terms of her pretrial release and remove her ankle monitor, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Although Lubet discounted her reasons, he said Nowak had behaved well enough to earn its removal.

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Report: Shanghai Airlines To Order Five A321s

Will Also Lease Back Four 757s

Shanghai Airlines announced Friday it plans to expand its fleet with five new Airbus A321s.

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Marines Use Global Express To Test New Communications System

Serves As Link For Ground Forces

A Bombardier Global Express on loan from Northrop Grumman recently landed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, to begin an eight-month testing period on its onboard-communication system. The jet carries a battlefield airborne communication node that serves as a communication link between ground units.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.01.07)

"They don't tell you what they're looking for, they don't tell you when they're looking for it, they won't tell us what they're doing with the data."

Source: Susan Foster, a 40-year employee of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A new extensive federal background check has some employees at JPL seeing bureaucratic red.

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OR Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5669 Issue Date: August 31, 2007 at 2156 UTC Type: Hazards

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WA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5668 Issue Date: August 31, 2007 at 2123 UTC Type: Hazards

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