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April 23, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.23.07

AOPA Air Safety Foundation Director Bruce Landsberg

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.23.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.23.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: ASF Town Hall Briefing -- 04.23.07 (ANN Special Feature, with AOPA Air Safety Foundation Director Bruce Landsberg.)

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Olympic Airlines Flight Diverted To Munich Following Bomb Scare

Aircraft Carried Greek Members Of European Parliament

A commercial flight carrying Greek members of the European Parliament to Strasbourg, France was diverted to Munich, Germany on Monday after a bomb threat was reportedly called in.

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Aviation Partners Boeing Launches Blended Winglet Program For 767-300ER

Company's First Widebody Project May Boost Range By 350+ Miles

Aero-News learned Monday that Aviation Partners Boeing recently launched the 767-300ER Blended Winglet program, with FAA certification anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2008. Three airlines on three different continents have already placed firm orders for 68 767-300ER Blended Winglet systems.

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Boeing, Air Pacific Sign 737 Landing Gear Agreement

Next-Generation 737 Overhaul/Exchange Program

Air Pacific is Boeing's first customer for Boeing's Next-Generation 737 landing gear overhaul and exchange program, Boeing reported last week.

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Mountain Aircraft Intros American Flyer LSA At Lakeland

Company Says Latest Entrant Sports Lowest Price

Mountain Aircraft debuted its new sport aircraft at the 2007 Lakeland Fly-In last week.

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Airbus Seeks Second Engine Supplier For A350 XWB

Is GE The Answer?

Airbus vice-president for marketing, Colin Stuart, confirmed last week the planemaker was in talks with other engine manufacturers for its new A350 XWB mid-sized jet, reports the Times of London.

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Spirit Aerosystems Awarded Boeing Service Contract

Wichita Company Provides More For Boeing

Boeing's Commercial Aviation Services has signed Spirit AeroSystems to provide component repair and overhaul services on Boeing airplane components, reported the Wichita Business Journal.

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TAM Receives Airbus Award For Operational Excellence In A320 Aircraft

Airline Adds One More Award To Its Shelf

TAM Linhas Aereas was named recipient of the Operational Excellence Award in Airbus A320 aircraft among worldwide airlines that operate the A318/319/320/321 models, reported Airbus.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.23.07

The US Navy says the show will go on.
Lots of questions remain after a shooting death at the Johnson Space Center.
And a Mermaid is about to get her legs.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.23.07

The US Navy says the show will go on.
Lots of questions remain after a shooting death at the Johnson Space Center.
And a Mermaid is about to get her legs.

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ANN Special Feature: Bruce Landsberg, Air Safety Foundation - 04.23.07

Today, more from AOPA's Pilots Town Hall meeting at Lakeland, with AOPA Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg.

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BRS Adds Recovery Parachute To CZAW Sport Cruiser

A 'Chute For The 'Cruiser

Some big news for a small plane... as Ballistic Recovery Systems announced at Lakeland 2007 the final approval to offer a recovery parachute on the Czech Aircraft Works Sport Cruiser LSA. The announcement also marks the implementation of a new process to test, analyze and make design changes to match BRS systems to specific airframes.

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Billionaire Space Tourist Returns To Earth

13-Day Trip/$25 Million = $1.9 Million A Day

Charles Simonyi, the Hungarian-born software engineer who helped develop Microsoft Word and Excel, returned safely to earth Saturday from his $25 million trip to the International Space Station, none the worse for wear, reported the AP.

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ANN Welcomes Lakeland 2007 Major Sponsor: Piper Aircraft

Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of Lakeland 2007 To YOU!

Lakeland Display Area MD-018C, MD-019B From Cubs to Meridians -- and BEYOND... Piper makes each and every aircraft they build their own. From the Arrow-inspired Warrior trainer... to the Cherokee Six... to the Seminole and Aztec twins... Pipers are easy to spot on the ramp, and even easier to find pilots simply raving about their planes. And then there's Piper's business-class singles -- available in piston form (Mirage) or turbine (Meridian) that are two of the sweetest singles to fly out there. And what's this? Talk of even more...?

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Klyde Morris (04.23.07)

The Return Of 80-Octane Man!

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NASA Awards California Aircraft Support Contract to Boeing

Contract May Be Worth Up To $28 Million

Boeing was awarded a NASA contract Friday for engineering and technical support of several specialized research aircraft at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. The sole-source, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract could be worth up to $28 million during its five-year performance period now through April 2012, according to NASA officials.

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Aviatress Makes First Forced Landing At 78 Years Old

Walks Away With Cut Under Nose

Although she's been flying for nearly four decades, Friday was the first time Emma Hanner has ever made an emergency landing, reported the Associated Press.

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ANN Names Lakeland 2007 Major Sponsor: Diamond Aircraft

Visit Diamond Aircraft (and See The D-Jet Mockup!) At Lakeland Booth MD-023B, MD-024C We can hardly believe our good fortune in the support given ANN from one of the most respected GA airplane builders in the world... Diamond Aircraft. Heck... we're just amazed that they can find the time to even let us know that they're willing to do so... especially in light of all the things that are happening in the world of Diamond Aircraft.

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Another FL Aircraft Accident Claims Five

Piper Aztec Disappears From Radar Off Fort Lauderdale Coast

A Piper Aztec disappeared from radar during a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Andros Island in the Bahamas Saturday morning, apparently crashing into the ocean about 17 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast, reported the AP. There were no survivors.

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Bonhomme Wins In Brazilian Leg Of Red Bull Air Race

World Series Event Billed As Largest Sport Event In Country's History

Aero-News learned this weekend that British aerobatic pilot Paul Bonhomme (01:32.45 minutes) won a decisive victory against Spaniard Alejandro Maclean (01:36.53) in the second leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Series, held Saturday over Botafogo Bay in Rio de Janeiro.

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Albuquerque On Short List For Piper's New VLJ Assembly Plant

Look Ma... No Hurricanes!!

It's nice to be on the short list: as an interviewee, as a vendor, as a city. According to reports in a Florida newspaper, count Albuquerque, NM, as one of the five US cities on Piper's "short list" for a new assembly plant for its PiperJet.

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Report: AirAsia X To Announce Deal For 15 Airbus A330-300

Order Worth Estimated $2.25 Billion

You may not be able to purchase a ticket just yet... but AsiaAir X, a new long-haul budget airline that will begin operations in 2008, will soon announce a multi-billion dollar order to purchase up to 15 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, reported the London Sunday Telegraph.

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Lakeland 2007 Special Coverage Brought To You By... Cirrus Design!

Cirrus Design (Booths MD-032C--MD-033B) Steps Up As A Lakeland 2007 Special Coverage Sponsor Once again; we're proud to inform you that a sponsor of this year's Lakeland 2007 coverage is one of the best friends ANN has... Cirrus Design. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.07)

Aero-Linx!

Have you succumbed to the unbridled joy of Air Sickness Bag Collecting?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.07): Bolter

Aero-Terms!

Unsuccessful landing attempt on an aircraft carrier.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.23.07)

"We will regroup."

Source: Lt. Cmdr. Garrett D. Kasper, spokesman for the US Navy's Blue Angels precision flying team. On Sunday, the service and the family of Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis confirmed the young pilot was flying Blue Angels 6, which crashed during a performance Saturday at MCAS Beaufort in South Carolina. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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