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April 16, 2008

CO Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3486 Issue Date: April 16, 2008 at 1825 UTC Location: FORT CARSON , Colorado near BUTTS VOR/DME (FCS) 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) Automated Flight Service Station, 303-651-4248

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3454 Issue Date: April 16, 2008 at 1637 UTC Location: TURNAGAIN ARM NEAR ANCHORAGE ALASKA , United States Beginning Date and Time: April 16, 2008 at 1800 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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First Sky Warrior Block 1 UAV Takes Flight For Military Program

Army UAS Offers Increased Range, Altitude, Endurance & Payload Flexibility 

Unmanned aerial systems manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. told ANN this week about the successful March 31 flight of the first Sky Warrior Block 1 aircraft for the US Army's Extended Range/Multi-Purpose (ER/MP) UAS Program from the company's El Mirage Flight Operations Facility in Adelanto, CA.

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Pilot Lost In Colorado Fire Bomber Crash

Plane Went Down In Low Visibility Conditions

The fire season in the western United States started earlier than normal this year... and, sadly, has already claimed its first victim in the aviation community.

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NTSB Releases 2007 Aviation Accident Statistics

GA Accidents Up, But Fatalities Down To Lowest Levels In 40 Years

On Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary aviation accident statistics for 2007.

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DOT Announces New Efforts To Improve Air Travel Experience

Increases Compensation For Bumped Passengers; Proposes LaGuardia Caps

US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Wednesday a series of new measures to strengthen airline passenger protections, improve consumer choice and reduce congestion -- including doubling the limits on compensation airlines must pay flyers bumped from oversold flights, and establishing operational improvements to cut delays this summer. "We are taking steps to improve the travel experience, cut delays and lower fares in one of America's busiest aviation markets," Peters said. The Department finalized changes Wednesday to Part 250, the so-called bumping rule, which doubles the limit on compensation airlines must pay passengers who are involuntarily bumped from their flight. Under the

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ACI-NA Cheers DOT Measures To Raise Compensation For Bumped Passengers

Airports Advocated Better Payoffs For Passengers On Large, Small Planes

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) commended the Department of Transportation (DOT) for its announcement Wednesday to amend the Part 250 compensation available to passengers who are involuntarily denied boarding and for expanding the measures to passengers flying on smaller aircraft. In the final rule, the Department adopted all of the enhancements advocated by ACI-NA.

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Wayne County Airport Authority Expects Positive Results From Delta/NWA Merger

Says DTW Welcomes New Global Carrier; Airport Is Now A Northwest Hub

Earlier this week, Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Lester Robison made the following statement in response to an announcement by Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines regarding a proposed merger. DTW is now a major hub for Northwest Airlines.

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So... Who's Next? Airlines Weigh Merger Options

Analysts Say United, Continental May Join Forces Soon

The aviation world is still sizing up the merger of Delta and Northwest... and analyst predictions that pairing will set off a wave of airline merger-mania are about to be tested.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.16.08

CAPBOR's Kate Hanni Weighs In On FAA Reauthorization... And Fliers' Rights

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.16.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.16.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- FAA Reauthorization, And Fliers' Rights: 04.16.08 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni, founder and Executive Director of the Coalition for an Air

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Report: Delta/Northwest Merger Could Be Windfall For Boeing

But Don't Expect Big Orders Anytime Soon

When it comes to aircraft fleets, the proposed joining of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines represents a mixed bag... akin to inviting ALL your family, even the less-desirable members, to your wedding.

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Regional Carrier Latest To Cancel Flights For Inspections

Trans States Airlines Grounds ERJ-145s

A small regional operator appears to be the latest airline to have its operations negatively impacted by the FAA's renewed interest in monitoring safety records. Trans States Airlines, which flies 50-seat Embraer regional jets under the AmericanConnection, US Airways Express, and United Express banners, grounded 24 planes overnight Wednesday.

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UAL Hikes Fuel Surcharge As Much As $20

Will Other Carriers To Follow Suit?

Sheesh... when is this gonna stop? Reacting to oil prices that topped $114 a barrel earlier this week, United Airlines increased its domestic fuel surcharge by $10-$20 roundtrip.

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American Airlines Pilots Protest Against Management

Union Encourages Flyers To Tell Their AA Horror Stories

Pilots at American Airlines Tuesday staged a "National Day of Action," a multi-city protest to focus blame for recent operational problems on management.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.16.08

Delta and Northwest - now, who will be next?
Tilton says United will merge when it's the right choice.
And despite airline woes...industry employment is up.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.16.08

Delta and Northwest - now, who will be next?
Tilton says United will merge when it's the right choice.
And despite airline woes...industry employment is up.

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, Flyers Rights - 04.16.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, founder and Executive Director of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights. Kate tells us why, from her perspective in Washington, she believes

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-06 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes and Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) series airplanes.

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AD: Saab

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-07 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C,-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-09 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 400) airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-05 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2008-08-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-08-12 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 757 airplanes.

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Aero-TV: NBAA Announces New Light Airplane Conference and Exhibition

Aims To Spotlight Smaller Side Of BizAv

When you think of the National Business Aviation Association, what types of aircraft first come to mind? Citations, Challengers, Falcons and the like... right? Well, NBAA would like people to think smaller, too.

Aero-TV: NBAA Details New Light Airplane Conference and Exhibition

Aims To Spotlight Smaller Side Of BizAv

When you think of the National Business Aviation Association, what types of aircraft first come to mind? Citations, Challengers, Falcons and the like... right? Well, NBAA would like people to think smaller, too.

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Diamond's Third D-Jet Takes To The Skies

S/N 003 To Be Used For Autopilot, FIKI Development

Diamond Aircraft Industries announced Tuesday its D-Jet serial number 003 completed its first flight, marking another important milestone in the company’s D-Jet personal jet program. The aircraft departed from Diamond Aircraft’s London, Ontario facility for a successful one hour and 25 minute flight with Chief Test Pilot Daniel Ribeiro at the controls.

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Avemco Expands Product Offerings To Include Special CFI Coverage

Also Tweaking Insurance Plans For Light Sport Aircraft

Avemco Insurance Company President Jim Lauerman announced last week the company will soon offer new specialty insurance for certified flight instructors (CFIs.)

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Burt Rutan To Receive Heinlein Award For Lifetime Achievement In Aerospace

NSS Says Designs "Have Changed The World Forever"

The National Space Society (NSS) announced Tuesday famed aircraft and spacecraft designer Burt Rutan will receive the Heinlein award for lifetime achievement in aerospace. The award, which is given out every two years, will be bestowed upon Rutan by CNN correspondent Miles O'Brien at the Gala dinner of the 27th Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) taking place at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington DC on Friday, May 30, 2008.

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NTSB Rules Failure To Execute Missed Approach Led To RJ Overrun

Shuttle America ERJ-170 Departed Runway On Landing At CLE

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of a February 2007 runway overrun incident involving an Embraer ERJ-170, operated by Shuttle America, Inc., was the failure of the flight crew to execute a missed approach when visual cues for the runway were not distinct and identifiable.

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NASA Extends Cassini's Mission By Two Years

Probe's 'Grand Tour Of Saturn' Will Continue

NASA announced Tuesday it will extend the international Cassini-Huygens mission by two years, giving the historic spacecraft more time to continue its stunning discoveries and images that NASA says have revolutionized mankind's knowledge of Saturn and its moons.

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AIAA Announces 2008 Board Of Directors Election Results

12 New Officers Named To Lead Aerospace Group

On Tuesday, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced the results of its 2008 Board of Directors election. The newly elected board members will begin their term of office on May 15. Incoming President George K. Muellner will be succeeded next year by President-Elect David W. Thompson.

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Nashua Flight Simulator Earns Important Validation

Approved As Recurrent Training Center By Insurance Companies

Aero-News has learned Nashua Flight Simulator was recently approved by several aviation insurance organizations to conduct recurrent training for single and twin-engine piston aircraft including the following high-performance models: Beechcraft Baron 55/58, Piper Seneca, and the Beech King Air 90, 100 and 200.

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Avidyne Names Rob Higby New VP Of Sales, Marketing

Brings Strong Background In Channel and Product Sales

Avidyne Corporation announced Tuesday that Robbin L. "Rob" Higby has joined the avionics manufacturer as vice president of sales and marketing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.16.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum opened in October 1993, the brainchild of its founder, entrepreneur Jim Cavanaugh.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.16.08): Axisymmetric Nozzle

Aero-Terms!

Circular jet-engine nozzle capable of unrestricted vectoring movement (within a cone specified by mechanical limitation) to enhance aircraft maneuverability.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.16.08)

"With this award, the members of NSS recognize Burt Rutan for his life's work in advancing the frontiers of air and space."

Source: George T. Whitesides, Executive Director for the National Space Society, which announced Tuesday famed aircraft and spacecraft designer Burt Rutan will receive the Heinlein award for lifetime achievement in aerospace.

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NY TFR: 04.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3096 Issue Date: April 14, 2008 at 1941 UTC Location: New York City, New York Beginning Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 2230 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 2350 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 04.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3314 Issue Date: April 15, 2008 at 1836 UTC Type: VIP

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NY TFR: 04.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3087 Issue Date: April 14, 2008 at 1921 UTC Location: New York City, New York near LA GUARDIA VOR/DME (LGA) Beginning Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 1715 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 2145 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 04.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3089 Issue Date: April 14, 2008 at 1940 UTC Location: Yonkers, New York near LA GUARDIA VOR/DME (LGA) Beginning Date and Time: April 19, 2008 at 2000 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 19, 2008 at 2300 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 04.25.08 - 04.27.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3225 Issue Date: April 15, 2008 at 1523 UTC Location: Galveston, Texas near SCHOLES VORTAC (VUH) Beginning Date and Time: April 25, 2008 at 1830 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 27, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Spirit of Flight Air Show 2008. Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Houston (IAH) TRACON, 281-230-8441 Controlling Facility: ZHU ARTCC

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NY TFR: 04.19.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3319  Issue Date: April 15, 2008 at 1851 UTC  Location: New York City, New York near LA GUARDIA VOR/DME (LGA)  Beginning Date and Time: April 19, 2008 at 1230 UTC  Ending Date and Time: April 19, 2008 at 1745 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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NY TFR: 04.20.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3088 Issue Date: April 14, 2008 at 1924 UTC Location: New York City, New York near LA GUARDIA VOR/DME (LGA) Beginning Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 1300 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 20, 2008 at 1430 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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