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August 14, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.15.07

Columbia lays off 300 due to circumstances beyond its control.
Garmin confirms the G-1000 has a bug which has halted deliveries.
And NASA engineers say the heat shield gouge is not a danger.<

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.15.07

Columbia lays off 300 due to circumstances beyond its control.
Garmin confirms the G-1000 has a bug which has halted deliveries.
And NASA engineers say the heat shield gouge is not a danger.

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ANN Special Feature: Pt II - Capt. Gary Beck, Delta Connection Academy - 08.15.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Gary Beck, former Chief Pilot for Delta Airlines, now heading up Delta Connection Academy, about specifics of the unique training offered airline candidates through th

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2733 Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 0336 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 15 N McCall, Idaho near DONNELLY VORTAC (DNJ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2729 Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 0321 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 40 SE McCall, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operation Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2727 Issue Date: August 14, 2007 at 0308 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 18 NE McCall, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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UT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2725 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 2357 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, Dove Creek, Utah near LUCIN VORTAC (LCU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2704 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 2129 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 12 SW Driggs, Idaho near JACKSON VOR/DME (JAC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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NE Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2703 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 2127 UTC Location: Denver Center, Ft. Robinson, Nebraska near CHADRON VOR/DME (CDR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2677 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1933 UTC Location: Salt Lake City Center, 27 NW Jackson, Wyoming near DUNOIR VOR/DME (DNW) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations. Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2646  Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1645 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center , 12 NM SW Jackson Hole, Wyoming near JACKSON VOR/DME (JAC)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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MT Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2626  Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1522 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 25 SSE of Livingston, Montana  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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WY Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2596  Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1439 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, West Yellowstone, Wyoming  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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ID Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2592  Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1420 UTC  Location: Salt Lake City Center, 13 NM NW Malad, Idaho  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aviation operations.  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake City (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560 

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Garmin Confirms AHRS Issues In G1000 PFDs

Pilots Must Rely On Standby Attitude Indicator Inflight

In response to inquiries regarding Columbia Aircraft's announcement late Monday night the planemaker was halting production, due to the reported lack of critical avionics components needed to finish the aircraft... Garmin confirmed to ANN the avionics manufacturer has stopped shipments of its GRS 77 AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System,) used in the manufacturer's popular G1000 glass panel avionics system.

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Dassault Aircraft To Double Size Of Little Rock Service Center

Facility Will Add Almost 100 New Jobs

On Tuesday, Dassault Aircraft Services told ANN of expansion plans for the company's Little Rock Service Center, that will double the service square footage when the project in complete near the end of 2008.

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American Legend Extends Offer On Special Edition Legend Cub

Includes Upgraded Interior, Composite Prop, GPS496

American Legend Aircraft Company announced Tuesday the company will extend the offer of its AirVenture 2007 Special Edition Legend Cub, which features options intended to enhance the Legend Cub flying experience.

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NATCA Lauds ASDE-X Commissionings At O'Hare, Charlotte

Uses Surface Radar, ADS-B To Display Ground Ops

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association tells ANN it is looking forward to the commissioning of two sites this month for the Airport Surface Detection Equipment – Model X (ASDE-X) system, which the union says is very effective in helping controllers prevent runway incursions. ASDE-X will upgrade the ground radar systems at Chicago O’Hare and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. 

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NASA Says Endeavour Damage Poses No Danger To Crew

Agency May Attempt Repair Anyway To Protect Orbiter

Engineers at NASA determined late Monday evening launch damage to the shuttle Endeavour poses no threat to crew safety or mission operations, and repairs are not necessary to ensure the orbiter will survive reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.

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Retired French Colonel Plans Mach 1 Skydive

"It Really Is A Leap Into The Unknown"

A former French Army paratrooper is in the process of planning a le Grand Saut or "Super Jump" in an attempt at breaking several parachute records... as well as the sound barrier.

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Group Attempts Hijack Of Wing Delivery To Protest Aviation CO2 Emissions

It's Just Plane Stupid, Stealing An A380 Wing

Well, we suppose this is one way to get a point across. A UK environmental group launched its latest campaign against aviation by taking over a barge carrying a wing for a new Airbus A380 Monday. The wing was being transported from Airbus' factory in Broughton, Wales, on the River Dee.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.14.07

Delta Connection Academy's Gary Beck, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.14.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.14.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Combating The Looming Pilot Shortage, Part One -- 08.14.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Capt. Gary Beck with the Delta Connection Academy.)

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GE's CF6-80E1 Engine Completes One Million Takeoffs/Landings

High-Flying Turbofan Powers Over 140 Aircraft

GE Aircraft Engines tells ANN the enginemaker's CF6-80E1 turbofan has completed one million takeoffs/landings or cycles, a significant milestone in an engine's life. The turbofan, designed specifically for the Airbus A330-200 and -300 aircraft, powers more than 140 aircraft in operation today for 18 operators around the world.

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Pratt & Whitney Tests Gear System For Next Generation Engine

$12 Million Facility Simulates Operation At Altitude

Pratt & Whitney has initiated performance testing of the fan drive gear system, a key element of its planned next generation Geared Turbofan engine, at the company's new $12 million testing facility in Middletown, CT. The gear system design will undergo critical testing over the next 18 months as part of the company's development plan.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.14.07

A familiar face is back at ICAS.
NASA continues to assess heat shield damage to Endeavour.
And Midwest says 'no' to AirTran, but 'yes' to another suitor.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.14.07

A familiar face is back at ICAS.
NASA continues to assess heat shield damage to Endeavour.
And Midwest says 'no' to AirTran, but 'yes' to another suitor.

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ANN Special Feature: Pt I - Capt. Gary Beck, Delta Connection Academy - 08.14.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Gary Beck, former Chief Pilot for Delta Airlines, now heading up Delta Connection Academy, about the looming pilot shortage facing the airline industry.

FMI: <

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IL TFR: 08.16.07 - 08.17.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2538 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1218 UTC Location: Chicago, Illinois near CHICAGO O'HARE VOR/DME (ORD) Beginning Date and Time: August 16, 2007 at 1500 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 19, 2007 at 2230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Chicago Air and Water Show 2007 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Chicago (C90) TRACON, 847-608-5654

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IN TFR: 08.16.07 - 08.17.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2537 Issue Date: August 13, 2007 at 1210 UTC Location: Gary/Chicago Intl Airport, Gary, Indiana near CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC (CGT) Beginning Date and Time: August 16, 2007 at 2200 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 17, 2007 at 0300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Chicago Air and Water Show, Night Hangar Party Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Chicago (C90) TRACON, 847-608-5654

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AD: Taylorcraft

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-14 MANUFACTURER: Taylorcraft Aviation LLC,Taylorcraft Inc. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Taylorcraft A, B, and F series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-16-19 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-16-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-300, and 747-400 series airplanes.

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Columbia Furloughs 'Hundreds' Due To Avionics Shortages

ANN has confirmed that a large percentage of the Columbia Aircraft manufacturing work-force was laid off Monday, due to the reported lack of critical avionics components needed to finish the aircraft. "Over 300" staffers were notified Monday that they were furloughed until components of the Garmin G1000 glass panel system were delivered in sufficient quantity to re-start the production line.

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Is The ATA Right? Small Jets ARE Causing Big Delays At LaGuardia...

...But Those Planes Are Airliners, Not Bizjets

The skies around New York's LaGuardia International Airport are becoming increasingly thick with small jets... but don't be too quick to blame corporate aviation operators.

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Alaskan Pilot Accuses FAA Of Vendetta

Says Infamous Father Keeping His Charter Company Grounded

Craig Schweitzer says he tried to follow the rules in starting a charter airline in Kenai, AK. He accuses the FAA of having an ulterior motive in keeping that operation on the ground.

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AOPA Says DC ADIZ Revisions Proving Confusing For Some Pilots

Some GPS Units Already Show 'Speed Ring'

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports pilots using certain GPS receivers to navigate the complex airspace around Washington, DC have been receiving images that make the airspace look even more confusing.

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Falling Plane Part Mistaken For UFO

Witness Thought Debris Was From Alien Craft

As the saying goes... when you hear hoofbeats, they're probably coming from horses, and not zebras. And when you come across a strange object that apparently fell from the sky, it's probably not an alien spaceship... but rather from a commercial airliner.

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CPS Hosts First Official LSA Rotax Maintenance School

Getting To Know The Rotax 912

In what the company hopes will be the first of many such classes, on Tuesday, August 7, California Power Systems of San Leandro, CA hosted the first of its kind Official LSA Heavy Maintenance School, that meets the requirements for the Endorsement of the Heavy Maintenance Engine Specialty portion of the Light Sport Rule for Rotax 912 Engines.

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Denver International Plans To Upgrade Snow Removal System

Will Spend $31 Million On Heavy-Duty Equipment

It took a severe snowstorm last year to convince Denver International Airport to upgrade its snow-removal capabilities. Airport officials announced this week they plan to spend approximately $31 million over the next 10 years, to purchase the latest in heavy-duty snow equipment.

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Boeing Workers Commemorate 7000th 737 Order

Lion Air Will Receive Historic Plane

Standing beside a new 737 fuselage prior to assembly at Boeing's 737 factory, several hundred Boeing employees recently commemorated the history-making 7,000th Boeing 737 order by forming a giant "7,000" spanning an area about the length of two airplanes.

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Saudi Man Stopped In Cairo With Snakes, Lizards In Carry-On Bags

Second Time This Happened This Year

Haven't we already seen this movie? A Saudi Arabian man was stopped by security recently at Cairo International Airport, when he tried to board a flight home with carry-on luggage filled with live snakes... and bady crocodiles... and chameleons.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.14.07)

Aero-Linx!

The Hill Aerospace Museum serves to preserve the heritage and traditions of the USAF. By collecting, preserving and displaying historically significant Air Force artifacts, the museum chronicles the significant roles that Hill Air Base and the State of Utah have had in Air Force history.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.14.07)

"Airplanes are designed not to shed parts."

Source: FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown, commenting on an incident this weekend in the skies over Maryland, in which a Mesa Airlines CRJ700 apparently lost a landing gear door inflight.

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