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August 28, 2007

Certified! Hawker 900XP

More Powerful Engines, AND Less Fuel Burned

Hawker Beechcraft told ANN this week the planemaker earned type-certification of the newest aircraft in the Hawker family, the Hawker 900XP, on August 24.

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FAA Investigates Yet Another LAX Runway Incursion

Once Again On North End Of Airfield

There's been another runway incursion at the north end of Los Angeles International Airport... roughly two weeks after the last one.

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Flight Design USA Delivers Its 200th CT Light Sport Plane

Aircraft Is Also 50th Sold By Oklahoma Dealer

Aero-News has learned Flight Design USA distributor Airtime Aviation recently delivered the 200th CT light-sport aircraft (LSA) sold in the USA to new dealer Brian Longwill of Albuquerque, NM.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.28.07

Bob Lieberman, President of Intelligent Optical Systems

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.28.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.28.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Don't Call It A 'Lightsaber': 08.28.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Bob Lieberman, President of Intelligent Optical Systems, about the LED Incapacitator.)

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Passenger Stops Assault, Apparent Suicide Attempt On Flight

Woman Now Undergoing Psychiatric Evaluation

Another case of a passenger acting badly. Horizon Air Flight 2412 from Seattle to Billings, MT Saturday night started out fine, as flights generally do, when a female passenger became violent and yelling everyone on the flight was going to "die."

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NTSB's Rosenker Stresses International Cooperation At ISASI Seminar

Says Some Safety Improvements 'Not Providing Benefits We Predicted'

Years of international cooperation in accident investigation are paying dividends, but more needs to be done, according to National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker.

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EgyptAir Signs For Five Airbus A330-200s

Widebody Continues Sales Resurgence

EgyptAir, headquartered in Cairo has signed a firm contract to buy five A330-200 widebody aircraft, with an option for an additional three.

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'Star Wars' Lightsaber Actually Going To Space

Movie Prop Will Fly Aboard Discovery

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 'Star Wars' movie franchise, the series production company, Lucasfilm and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided to put something from the movie in space.

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Two Lost In New Mexico VK-30 Accident

Motorist Said Plane Flying At Odd Angle Before Crash

A man and his wife were lost Monday afternoon, when their homebuilt Cirrus VK-30 went down near Interstate 25 in northeastern New Mexico.

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MS TFR: 08.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4833  Issue Date: August 28, 2007 at 1319 UTC  Location: Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi  Beginning Date and Time: August 29, 2007 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: August 29, 2007 at 1920 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/4741: Due to change in time. 

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4882  Issue Date: August 28, 2007 at 1702 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.28.07

High winds may have downed an Alaska sightseeing flight.
Australia grounds older Cessna Conquests...for now.
And the Moscow Air Show takes another baby step.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.28.07

High winds may have downed an Alaska sightseeing flight.
Australia grounds older Cessna Conquests...for now.
And the Moscow Air Show takes another baby step.

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ANN Special Feature: Bob Lieberman, Intelligent Optical Systems - 08.28.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Lieberman, President of Intelligent Optical Systems, about the LED Incapacitator, a light-based, non-lethal weapon his company is developing with funding from the De

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Enders To Meet With Airbus Union Reps On Power8 Progress

New Solo CEO Says He's "Ready to Take On The Challenge" Of Airbus

Airbus' new chief executive Tom Enders is getting his administration going, by getting everyone on the same page.

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Pratt & Whitney Awarded Production Contract For F135 Engines

Will Support Low Rate Initial F-35 Production

Pratt & Whitney was recently awarded a $60 million production contract for F135 engines to power the F-35 Lightning II. This contract is for long lead-time material covering sixteen F135 engines, supporting twelve production F-35 aircraft for Low Rate Initial Production 2 (LRIP 2).

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: PL2007-18-51 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2007-18-51 SUMMARY: We have received reports of parts of the main slat track downstop assembly coming off the main slat track. In one case, a nut fell into the slat track housing (referred to as "slat can") and, during a subsequent slat retraction, the track made contact with the nut, pushing it into the wall of the canand puncturing it.

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FAA Instructs Eight Carriers To Check Their 737s

Focus Of Order Is Loose Bolts On "Slat Down-Stop Assembly"

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Airworthiness Directive Monday, ordering eight US carriers to inspect their newer Boeing 737 wings for loose or missing parts in response to a fire that erupted on a China Airlines jet last week.

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Boeing Celebrates 3,000th Widebody Delivered From Everett Plant

A Big Day For The Biggest Boeings... And Their Building

Monday was a big day for the biggest Boeing planes... and the big building where they're built (say that fast three times -- Ed.) The American planemaker delivered its 3,000th widebody airplane from its Everett, WA site. The airplane was a 777-200ER (Extended Range) model that was delivered to Korean Air.

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Danish Businessman Wins First Eclipse 500 Auction

Winner Will Pay Over $1.8 Million For S/N 38

Eclipse Aviation tells ANN the winner of the planemaker's first-ever Eclipse 500 auction was Morten Wagner of Denmark, who placed his winning bid of $1,833,945 at 0200 his time on August 11. Wagner plans to accept his Eclipse 500 at the company's headquarters in Albuquerque this week.

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Third Senior Brazilian Aviation Authority Official Resigns

Analysts Say Departure Could Pave Way For More To Follow

A third senior official in the Brazilian aviation authority ANAC tendered a resignation last week since the country's worst air disaster heightened concerns about the overall safety of air travel in the country.

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Aviation Alliance Creates 'Airline CEO Labor Day Delay Excuse Checklist'

They're Here To Help!

Purely as a public service to our nation's airlines, on Monday the Alliance for Aviation Across America told ANN it has created an "Airline CEO Labor Day Delay Excuse Checklist" to prepare passengers for what the group says will likely be "some of the excuses on delays that you can expect to hear from the commercial airlines this upcoming Labor Day weekend."

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Kansas Aviation Museum Investigated By Paranormal Researchers

Looking For Things That Go Bump In The Night... And The Day, Too

Great Plains Paranormal Investigations recently spent a night investigating one of the burning questions of our time: Is the Kansas Aviation Museum haunted?

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Vatican Launches Low-Cost Catholic Airline

Charter Anticipates Serving 150,000 Pilgrims a Year

The Vatican launched a low-cost charter flight service Monday, intended to transport Catholic pilgrims to holy sites all over the world.

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Singapore Airlines To Provide A PC For Every Passenger

Only Difference Between Classes Is Screen Size

In an effort to woo more passengers, Singapore Airlines is equipping its newest aircraft with more in-flight movies on larger screens... and a PC at every seat.

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Stowaway Causes In-Flight Emergency In Mississippi

Pilot Didn't Like His Arm Being Licked

What's a pilot supposed to do when you're flying along, minding your own business... and a snake starts "licking" your arm? Getting it off of you with some aerobatics is one way.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.28.07)

Aero-Linx!

This site was established for the purpose of providing an online source of information about the 494th Bomb Group (H), the men that served within the Group during World War II, and the 494th Bomb Group (H) Association.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.28.07): Keel

Aero-Terms!

The main longitudinal structural member extending along the bottom of a seaplane hull or float. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.28.07)

"From my perspective, we are doing this out of curiosity. It could bring attention to this old building and make it more interesting. At the same time, I don't want people thinking we are off track from our mission."

Source: Teresa Day, director of the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita. Great Plains Paranormal Investigations recently spent a night investigating one of the burning questions of our time... is the museum haunted?

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4776  Issue Date: August 27, 2007 at 2223 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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MS TFR: 08.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4741  Issue Date: August 27, 2007 at 1603 UTC  Location: Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi  Beginning Date and Time: August 29, 2007 at 1630 UTC  Ending Date and Time: August 29, 2007 at 2000 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/4735: Due to change in time. 

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4793  Issue Date: August 28, 2007 at 0307 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4767  Issue Date: August 27, 2007 at 1918 UTC  Type: Security 

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4766  Issue Date: August 27, 2007 at 1917 UTC  Type: Security 

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