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February 14, 2008

NC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4946  Issue Date: February 14, 2008 at 1849 UTC  Type: Security

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NTSB Preliminary Report Issued On Maine Citation Crash

Notes Jet Ran Off Taxiway Twice Before Takeoff

The National Transportation Safety Board is out with its preliminary report on the February 1 crash of a Cessna Citation near Augusta, ME... and it paints a curious picture of the events prior to the accident.

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Congress Passes Yet Another Extension To FAA Funding

Latest Stopgap Measure Frees Up AIP Money

As the Senate continues to drag its feet in passing its version of a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, on Tuesday the US House of Representatives passed yet another extension on aviation taxes and the FAA's budget -- keeping the agency in business until June 30.

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Report: Delta, NWA Reach Agreement On Merger Terms

Air France/KLM To Invest In Combined Airline

No one is commenting publicly on the matter, of course... but unnamed sources say executives with Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have reached agreement on major terms of a rumored merger between the two carriers, that would create the largest US airline by passenger traffic.

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CA Lawmaker Proposes Airline Passenger Bill Of Rights

Modeled After New York Law; Airlines Not Thrilled

A California lawmaker has proposed that state's first Airline Passenger Bill of Rights, modeled after similar legislation that recently became the law in New York.

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Aspen Avionics Names Todd Hauge As New CFO

Senior Executive Rounds Out Management Team

Aspen Avionics, Inc. announced Thursday Todd Hauge joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in November, 2007.

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Reports: No Fatalities In Armenian CRJ Takeoff Crash

At Least Four Injured; Plane's Wing Touched Ground

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 02.14.08 1300 EST: Details are sketchy about the circumstances that led to a CRJ-100 regional airliner crashing shortly after takeoff Thursday from Yerevan Zvartnots Airport in Armenia, but reports indicate all 21 people onboard the airliner survived the accident.

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Two Survive, Two Lost After Midair Over Western Australia

Helicopter Lands Safely, But Aircraft Crashes In Outback

A nighttime midair collision involving a Robinson R-44 helicopter and a Piper aircraft left two persons alive with no apparent injuries, but two others were killed in the crash over Western Australia.

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Senator Calls B-52 Nuke Incident 'A Wake-Up Call'

Committee Grills USAF For Accidental Flight

Despite assurances from US Air Force officials the chances of a nuclear accident were "very, very unlikely," this week the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee slammed the service for last year's cross-country flight of a B-52 loaded with nuclear-tipped missiles.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.14.08

Crosswind Training, With XWind President Brad Whitsett

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.14.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.14.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A New Way To Train For Crosswind Landings: 02.14.08 (ANN Special Report, with Brad Whitsett, President of Xwind, LLC.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.14.08

The FAA says runway incursions are up.
AOPA's Phil Boyer says poor FAA leadership is to blame.
And NATCA says the problem is - surprise - controller fatigue.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.14.08

The FAA says runway incursions are up.
AOPA's Phil Boyer says poor FAA leadership is to blame.
And NATCA says the problem is - surprise - controller fatigue.

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ANN Special Feature: Brad Whitsett, Xwind, LLC - 02.14.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Brad Whitsett, President of Xwind, LLC. Brad's company has spent five years developing a full-motion simulator designed specifically for focused training in crosswind la

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-02 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-01 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-04-01 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Aero-TV Profiles The Cirrus Design SRS (Part Two)

Some Intriguing Details Prove That CD's LSA Is More Than A "SkyCatcher-Catcher" (Part 2 of 3)

With all the attention (good and bad) being paid to the aggressive position taken by Cessna in bringing an LSA to market, it seemed that it was time to catch up with Cirrus Design's LSA program... starting with an overview of the original announcement at Oshkosh 2007 and updated (in Part Two and Parth Three) with the latest info as of the 2008 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, recently concluded in central Florida.

Aero-TV Profiles The Cirrus Design SRS (Part Two)

Some Intriguing Details Prove That CD's LSA Is More Than A "SkyCatcher-Catcher" (Part 2 of 3)

With all the attention (good and bad) being paid to the aggressive position taken by Cessna in bringing an LSA to market, it seemed that it was time to catch up with Cirrus Design's LSA program... we started Part One with an overview of the original announcement at Oshkosh 2007 and are pleased to update you with the latest info as of the 2008 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo (in this episode, Part Two -- and the next, Part Three), recently concluded in central Florida.

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Certified! (Finally!) Boeing's KC-767 Tanker

STC Condition Of Japanese Acceptance Of Aircraft

It's been a long time coming... but Wednesday, Boeing announced the planemaker completed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification requirements for Japan's first KC-767 Tanker, earning the agency's stamp of approval in the form of a Supplemental Type Certificate.

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Second STS-122 Spacewalk Completed; Atlantis' Stay Extended Again

Orbiter Now Due To Return To Earth February 20

You're doing so well... you might as well stay awhile. On Wednesday, NASA extended the space shuttle Atlantis' stay at the International Space Station by one more day, giving the seven-member STS-122 crew additional time to make sure the newly-installed Columbus laboratory is up and running properly.

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Crew Recovered After Prowler Goes Down Off Guam

Surveillance Plane Crashes During Training Mission

A US Navy EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 136, part of Carrier Air Wing 5, was lost at sea during training February 12 at approximately 1600 EST, 28 nautical miles off Andersen Air Force Base, according to Navy officials.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On NC King Air Downing

Notes No Mechanical Problems With Aircraft

Below is the unedited text of the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the February 1 downing of a King Air C90A near Elkins, NC. As ANN reported, six persons onboard were killed after the King Air missed its first approach to Mount Airy Airport (MWK) and crashed as it circled back.

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'Reel Stuff Film Festival Of Aviation' Coming To Dayton

NAHF To Host Event Featuring Oscar-Winner Cliff Robertson

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will host the First Annual "Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation" on April 24-26, 2008 in Dayton, OH. Reel Stuff screenings held at various theatre venues throughout the three-day festival will celebrate the diverse and colorful world of aviation as depicted through invited Hollywood studio productions and independent documentaries.

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USCG Doesn't Plan To Deploy UAVs Until 2014 At Earliest

Current Models Don't Offer What Service Is Looking For

Even as other branches of the armed forces eagerly deploy a number of unmanned aerial vehicles -- both domestically, and in battle zones overseas -- the United States Coast Guard says it will be several years before it deploys UAVs to watch over the country's maritime borders.

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King Schools Announces Their Latest Sweepstakes Winner

Dale North Wins Glass-Equipped Cessna 172S

Just in time for Valentine's Day... here's some information one lucky flying couple LOVED hearing.

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Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company Reports 2007 Results

Sales Of $2.793 Million In First Nine Months Of Operation

Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company, LLC (HBAC) reported sales of $2,793.4 million and operating income of $148.3 million for the nine months ending December 31, 2007. During this time period, the company delivered 351 business and general aviation aircraft, according to figures released this week. 

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Embraer Delivers 36 Legacy 600s In 2007

Price Increase Coming In April

Brazilian planemaker Embraer announced Wednesday it delivered 36 Legacy 600 executive jets in 2007, surpassing the 30 aircraft the company projected in January 2007. This represents a 33% increase over 2006 and 80% over 2005 deliveries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.14.08)

Aero-Linx!

The story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf is not just a tale of hundreds of ships and hundreds of thousands of men. It is a story of a group of extraordinary individuals who held important American command positions. Here is the brief story of some of these people.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.14.08): Adiabatic Lapse Rate

Aero-Terms!

The rate at which ascending air cools and descending air warms, given no heat is added or taken away.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.14.08)

"We got led astray with our previous project. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen again. We want something that will serve for many years."

Source: Rear Adm. Gary Blore, head of acquisitions for the United States Coast Guard. Even as other branches of the armed forces eagerly deploy a number of unmanned aerial vehicles -- both domestically, and in battle zones overseas -- the USCG says it will be several years before it deploys UAVs to watch over the country's maritime borders, due to the lack of suitable UAVs now available.

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PR TFR: 02.15.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4659  Issue Date: February 13, 2008 at 1906 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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