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October 25, 2007

CA TFR: 10.25.07 - 10.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1779 Issue Date: October 25, 2007 at 1714 UTC Location: Oakland Center, Beale AFB, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 2230 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 26, 2007 at 1615 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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OK TFR: 10.25.07 - 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1810 Issue Date: October 25, 2007 at 1825 UTC Location: Davis Field Airport, Muskogee, Oklahoma near OKMULGEE VOR/DME (OKM) Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Oklahoma Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Davis Field (MKO) Air Traffic Control Tower, 918-831-6710

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WY TFR: 10.26.07 - 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1837 Issue Date: October 25, 2007 at 1847 UTC Location: Jackson, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2007 at 2110 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 1750 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1877 Issue Date: October 25, 2007 at 2013 UTC Type: Hazards

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Diamond Aircraft Appoints Chief Operating Officer For North America

Ken Harness Tasked With Assisting D-Jet Certification

Confirming rumors we've heard over the past few days, on Thursday Diamond Aircraft announced the planemaker recently appointed Ken Harness as Chief Operating Officer for Diamond's North American operations.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1880 Issue Date: October 25, 2007 at 2015 UTC Type: Hazards

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Frontier, JetBlue Rally Behind The 'Home' Teams

Each Will Show World Series Games On Planes

Eager to show its pride for the hometown baseball team, Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced it will show World Series games onboard its planes. The Colorado Rockies face the Boston Red Sox in the latest Fall Classic showdown.

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Rare Aircraft Answer Call To Assist Fighting CA Fires

Martin Mars Water Bomber, DC-10 Dispatched To Fight Blazes

In fighting the largest series of wildfires in his state's history, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to use "every possible resource" to fight the blazes now raging in southern California. And two relatively rare aircraft have answered that call.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.25.07

Granger Whitelaw's Bid For Columbia

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.25.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.25.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Granger Whitelaw's Bid For Columbia: 10.25.07 (ANN Special Feature, with venture capitalist and Rocket Racing League President/CEO Granger Whitelaw about his bid and plans for bankrupt

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NTSB Adds To Laundry List Of UAV Safety Recommendations

Come In Response To CBP Predator Downing

UAVs are much on the collective minds of the National Transportation Safety Board this week. One day after publishing a list of recommendations for all unmanned aerial vehicles operating over the United States (A-07-65 thru A-07-69,) the Board added another 16 recommendations targeted specifically at the US Customs and Border Protection Agency.

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FAA Expands Air Traffic Education Program

Nine New Colleges Selected To Train Controllers

The FAA announced Thursday the number of prospective air traffic controllers is expected to increase significantly now that nine new colleges and universities have been selected by the agency to train students to be controllers.

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Things That Go Bump On The Ramp...

United 767s Touch Wingtips At ORD

Big planes... small gates. About 380 passengers found their travel plans altered Wednesday when two 767s brushed wingtips after being pushed back from adjacent gates at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

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Leaking Roofs, And Leather Couches

NATCA Attacks FAA Over Luxury Items At Facilities

Two months after a high-profile Congressional hearing exposed widespread health and safety problems at Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control facilities across the country -- and in the midst of crippling and unsafe communications outages -- the FAA responded not by improving its maintenance practices but instead by going on an end-of-fiscal year spending spree to outfit scores of facilities with new and expensive furniture, televisions and other high-end items.

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Chang'e Probe Blasts Off For The Moon

ESA Assisting Chinese In Lunar Mission

China is heading to the moon. The country's first-ever moon probe was launched early Thursday morning by the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA). Chang'e-1 blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan, atop a Long March 3A rocket.

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NASA's Griffin Regrets Agency's Stance On Withholding Report

Says NASA Does Not Place Commercial Interests Ahead Of Safety

In a measured response, on Wednesday NASA Administrator Michael Griffin expressed regret over the agency's stated reason for refusing to publicly release a reportedly damning survey of air safety problems, reported by the nation's airline pilots.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.25.07

The airlines don't like the government's ideas for solving delays.
Eight airlines could face stiff fines for publicizing misleading schedules.
And the FAA has another moldy building.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.25.07

The airlines don't like the government's ideas for solving delays.
Eight airlines could face stiff fines for publicizing misleading schedules.
And the FAA has another moldy building.

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ANN Special Feature: Granger Whitelaw's Bid for Columbia - 10.25.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with venture capitalist and Rocket Racing League President/CEO Granger Whitelaw about his bid and plans for bankrupt Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-22-07 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-22-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2D1F turbofan engines, installed on, but not limited to, McDonnell Douglas Corporation MD-11 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-22-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-22-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-22-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-22-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2007-22-06 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-22-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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CAP Crews Locate Wreckage Of Downed UND Seminole

Two Onboard Lost In Central MN Crash ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.25.07 0000 EDT: Damn. Late Wednesday night, officials with the Todd County Sheriff's Department confirmed the bodies of a missing University of North Dakota flight instructor and her student were recovered from the wreckage of their downed Piper PA44 Seminole.

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First Singapore Airlines A380 Flight Takes Off

Charity Seat Auction Raised $1.26 Million

Just after 2100 EDT Wednesday night -- early Thursday morning local time -- the first Singapore Airlines A380 took off on its maiden commercial flight, a quick 7.5-hour hop to Sydney.

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Discovery Crew Prepares To Dock At International Space Station

Images Show No Significant Launch Damage To Orbiter's Heat Shield

So far, so good. As the crew onboard the shuttle Discovery spent their first full day in orbit Wednesday, the seven astronauts labored over pictures taken during an extensive inspection of the orbiter's outer skin, focusing in particular on three troublesome tiles on Discovery's wing.

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San Diego TRACON Stays On The Job Despite Fires

ATC Operations Largely Unaffected By Blazes

There were some tense moments at the San Diego TRACON Monday, as flames from two separate wildfires raging to the east of the city came within 10 miles of the facility.

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Airlines Protest Gov't Proposal To Cap JFK Flights

ATA's May Disputes DOT's "Meat Ax" Approach To Setting Limits

For all the talk of cooperation leading up to this week's meeting between officials with the FAA and DOT, and representatives of several US airlines, one thing is clear: those airline officials did not enter into the meeting with clear hearts and open minds.

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NTSB Publishes Safety Recommendations For UAVs, Gulf Coast Helos

Advises FAA Require Emergency Transponder Power On UAVs; Life Rafts On Offshore Helicopters

One week after publishing its first-ever Probable Cause report on the downing of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV,) on Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board published a long list of recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration for the continued safe operations of UAVs in national airspace.

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Embraer Delivers Its 300th E-Jet To Northwest

Will Be Operated By Compass Airlines

In a ceremony held at Embraer's headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil on Wednesday, the planemaker delivered its 300th E-Jet -- an Embraer 175 -- to Northwest Airlines.

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American, Eagle Pilots Reach Agreement On Revised Flow-Through Procedures

Deal Offers Furlough Protections, Career Advancement Opportunities

The pilots of American Eagle and American Airlines reached a tentative agreement with their respective managements recently, that settles three outstanding disputes over the parties’ flow-through/ flow-back agreement.

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GE Aviation Provides FMS Upgrade For Southwest's Older 737s

Will Add Upgraded Tech To Classic Narrowbodies

GE Aviation was recently awarded a contract from Southwest Airlines to provide the flight management system upgrade for 200 Boeing 737-300 and -500 aircraft. Deliveries will take place in 2008 and 2009.

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AFNORTH Deploys Air Coordination Team To SoCal

Will Oversee Command/Control Of Air Force Assets

Air Forces Northern officials are deploying an air component coordination element to support firefighting operations in Southern California, USAF officials tell ANN.

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Nigerian Student Constructs -- And Flies -- His Own Helicopter

Four-Seat Machine Has Climbed To Seven Feet

Is this man the Igor Sikorsky of a new generation? A 24-year-old undergrad student in Nigeria is getting lots of attention for his creativity, and his daring. The man is so interested in helicopters, he's building them from junked cars and bikes.

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Cessna Names Two To High-Level Customer Service Posts

Steve Charles, Tom Grace Will Be Based In Wichita

Cessna told ANN Wednesday of the appointments of Steve Charles as director, Citation Product Support, and Tom Grace as director, Propeller Product Support. Both positions are based at Cessna's headquarters in Wichita and both positions report directly to Mark Paolucci, senior vice president, Customer Service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.25.07): Compound Curve

Aero-Terms!

A curve formed in more than one plane. The surface of a sphere is a compound curve.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.25.07)

"This is indeed a new milestone in the timeline of aviation."

Source: Singapore Airlines CEO Chew Choon Seng, before departure of the maiden flight of his airline's first Airbus A380. Onboard the aptly-named Flight SQ380 were 455 passengers, some of whom paid upwards of $100,000 for the privilege of a seat onboard the maiden voyage. The carrier auctioned off seats for the jumbo jet's maiden voyage on the online auction site eBay -- and raised $1.26 million for charities such as Medicins Sans Frontiers (also known as Doctors without Borders), the Singapore Community Chest, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1575 Issue Date: October 25, 2007 at 0050 UTC Type: Hazards

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PR TFR: 10.26.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1413 Issue Date: October 24, 2007 at 1216 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1566 Issue Date: October 24, 2007 at 2245 UTC Type: Hazards

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CA TFR: 10.26.07 - 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1406  Issue Date: October 24, 2007 at 1148 UTC  Location: Live Oak, California  Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2007 at 2315 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 1930 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement  Type: VIP  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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CA TFR: 10.25.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1542 Issue Date: October 24, 2007 at 1929 UTC Location: San Diego, California Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1605 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 2050 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1522 Issue Date: October 24, 2007 at 1853 UTC Type: Hazards

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