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January 27, 2007

AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-10 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-03 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2007-01-08 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-01-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-01-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-01-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SP series airplanes.

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NASA Observes 40th Anniversary Of Apollo 1 Disaster

Launch Pad Fire Led To Safety Changes In Lunar Program, And Beyond

It was an ordinary Friday evening... January 27, 1967. The Apollo launch team was hard at work at Launch Pad 34 on Cape Canaveral, running a full dress rehearsal in anticipation of the Apollo 1 mission, the first manned mission in the Apollo Program.

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Los Angeles, Other Cities Object To Delta's Reorganization Plan

Say Carrier Shouldn't Be Allowed To Reject Leases

It turns out US Airways isn't the only party with issues regarding a plan put forth by Delta Air Lines to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Several entities, including the city of Los Angeles, have filed complaints in US bankruptcy court, saying the plan should not be approved due to the authority it gives Delta to reject certain leases.

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Freight Company Blames Controllers For MKE Ground Collision

One Injured When Planes Impact At Taxiway Intersection

An air freight company is blaming controllers at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport for a Wednesday night ground collision involving two of its aircraft.

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Pratt & Whitney Lands Two VERY Big Airline Mx Contracts

20-Year Deals With Northwest Largest Ever For P&W

When all is said and done, an airline is only as good as the engines on its planes... after all, without those operating in peak condition, no one's going anywhere! With that in mind, this week Northwest Airlines awarded Pratt & Whitney two, 20-year Global Service Partners service agreements to maintain Northwest's fleet of PW2000 and PW4168A engines.

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Alteon Begins First 'Multi-Crew Pilot License' Class, Part Two

Training Program Aims To Put FO's In Right Seat Faster

Yesterday, in part one of this two-part series, we told you flight training expert Alteon has begun a Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) training program in Brisbane, Australia. In this conclusion, we'll describe in-depth just how Alteon plans to complete training for its six MPL cadets.

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AOPA To Present Free 'Learn To Fly' Seminar At WAI

Guys Are Invited, Too

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will present a free Learn to Fly seminar February 15, 2007, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.

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HAI Announces Recipient of the 2006 Robert E. Trimble Memorial Award

TEMSCO Helicopters Founder, 'People Netter' Inventor Ken Eicher

Helicopter Association International told ANN this week the founder of TEMSCO Helicopters, Ken Eicher, is this year’s Robert E. Trimble Memorial Award recipient.

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NATCA: FAA Misrepresented Reasons For MCI Tower Schedule Changes

Union Maintains It Had No Say On Staffing Levels

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) told ANN Friday that in response to media activity surrounding the FAA's decision to staff early morning, heavy traffic "pushes" with tired and overworked air traffic controllers, the FAA's public affairs office issued statements to a local television station misrepresenting the truth of those decisions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.27.07)

Aero-Linx!

NASCAR has nothing on these women. June 19–22 is the date of this years all women’s transcontinental air race called the Air Race Classic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.27.07): WSO

Aero-Terms!

Weapon System Officer in the US Air Force. Rated as a navigator, not a pilot and whose job is to operate complicated equipment aboard a two crew fighter aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.27.07)

"From this day forward, Flight Control will be known by two words: 'tough' and 'competent.' 'Tough' means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do. 'Competent' means we will never take anything for granted."

Source: Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz, in the aftermath of the January 27, 1967 Apollo 1 accident that claimed the lives of astronauts Virgil "Gus' Grissom, Roger Chafee, and Edward White.

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