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March 13, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.14.07

Marion Blakey addresses the industry in Washington.
An All Nippon pilot lands a DCH-8 without benefit of the nosewheel.
...and the world's airlines have a beef with Canada.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.14.07

Marion Blakey addresses the industry in Washington.
An All Nippon pilot lands a DCH-8 without benefit of the nosewheel.
...and the world's airlines have a beef with Canada.

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ANN Special Feature: Pt 2 - Tom Peghiny, Flight Design - 03.14.07

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Tom Peghiny of Flight Design about the future of LSA.

FMI: www.flightdesignusa.com

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EASA Issues Airworthiness Directive For Rotax 912 Fuel Pumps

Affects Several Sport Aircraft Engines

Type Approval Holder’s Name: BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG Type/Model designation(s): Rotax 912 A series Rotax 912 F series Rotax 912 S series

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Pratt & Whitney Selected To Supply Engines For KC-767

Will Supply Engines If Plane Is Chosen For KC-X Contract

The players for a lucrative Air Force tanker bid are waiting. Boeing tell ANN the American planemaker has reached an agreement with Pratt & Whitney on price and terms under which it will supply engines for the KC-767 tanker. As a result, Pratt & Whitney becomes eligible to supply its PW4062 engines if Boeing is awarded the US Air Force KC-X contract later this year.

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KY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5469 Issue Date: March 13, 2007 at 1631 UTC Type: Hazards

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.13.07

Flight Design's Tom Peghiny

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.13.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.13.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Flight Design USA's Tom Peghiny: 03.13.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Peghiny on developing the light sport aircraft ATSM certification standards.)

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AD: Teledyne Continental

AD NUMBER: 2007-05-15 MANUFACTURER: Teledyne Continental SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) GTSIO-520 series reciprocating engines.

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Pilot Ejects As Second F-16 Goes Down Monday

Nevada Crash Occurred Hours After Bailout Near Florida Keys

Scratch two F-16 Vipers from US Air Force inventory. Hours after a pilot bailed out safely before his F-16 crashed into the ocean off the Florida Keys Monday morning, a second F-16 crashed in the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas. As with the first accident, the pilot was able to eject safely.

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Japanese ISS Module Arrives At NASA

Kibo Will Fly Onboard Endeavour

After traveling thousands of miles, a major component of the International Space Station is set to begin preparations for launch. The Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section for the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Monday, March 12

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Monday Was A Good Day For Boeing

$4.5 Billion In Sales From Kuwait, Russia, And US

Boeing continues writing new airliner orders at an astonishing pace. On Monday alone, the company announced $4.5 billion in new sales.

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Japanese Government Orders DHC-8 Inspections After Landing Incident

Nosewheel Failed To Deploy; All Safe After Emergency Landing

All Nippon Airways took the drastic step Tuesday of grounding its 13-plane fleet of Bombardier DHC-8-Q400 turboprop airliners, one day after the nosegear failed to deploy during a flight from Osaka to Kochi. The Japanese government also ordered immediate inspections of all 36 "Dash-8s" used in Japan.

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Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In Changing Venues For 2008

Suffolk Executive (SFQ) Chosen For 11th Annual Event

The Virginia Council of EAA Chapters, Inc. told ANN this week the Suffolk Executive Airport (SFQ) in Suffolk, VA has been selected as the site of the 2008 Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In and Expo. The date for the 11th annual event will be Father's Day weekend, June 14-15, 2008.

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FAA's Blakey Says NextGen Details To Be Released Tuesday

Speech Outlines "Operational Evolution Partnership" In Broad Strokes

Below is the full text of a speech given by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey before attendees at Tuesday's RTCA Operational Evolution Partnership Industry Day in Washington, DC, which states more details will soon be coming on the FAA's framework for its much-touted NextGen air traffic control system.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2007-06-01 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-01  SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 62-24-01, which applies to all Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Beech Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B45), and D45 (T-34B) airplanes.

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AD NUMBER: 2007-05-20 MANUFACTURER: APU SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-20 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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FAA To Push For Fuel-Inerting Systems On Commercial Airliners

Final Rule Expected By End Of Year

Get set to learn a new aviation term during 2007: fuel tank inerting. It refers to pumping inert gas into aircraft fuel tanks as they're depleted, to prevent a build-up of explosive vapors. Later this year, the FAA will issue a final rule on just how aircraft will be expected to implement the system.

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Senator Inhofe Comes Out Swinging Against User Fees

Calls FAA Funding Plans "Completely Unacceptable"

A key US senator says the nearly fourfold increase in general aviation fuel taxes proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is "completely unacceptable," according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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Navy Says Farewell To Its Last Sea King

H-3 Heading For Foreign Resale

Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 held a decommissioning ceremony for the Navy’s last H-3 Sea King helicopter March 6. The helicopter departed California's Naval Air Station North Island en route to Atlanta to be prepped for foreign military sales.

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China Wants In On Large Airliner Market

Plans To Develop Homegrown Plane By 2020

Boeing and Airbus may be about to get some competition at the big end of the market. The Guardian Unlimited reports China's state-run media has announced a government plan to develop its own large airliners by 2020.

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ESA Works On CryoSat Satellite Replacement

We Can Rebuild It. We Can Make It Better...

Building a satellite in just three years is without doubt an ambitious undertaking. Nevertheless, the decision to rebuild CryoSat -- which, as ANN reported, was lost in a launch failure in October 2005 -- and recover the mission includes just that goal for the European Space Agency.

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Contraband A Staggering Problem At MIA

Passengers Still Not Familiar With Liquid Ban

Each week, hundreds of airline passengers returning from Caribbean vacations threaten United States security by bringing contraband though Miami International Airport security checkpoint. The threats lie not in bombs, guns, knives or even nail clippers. It's booze.

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Kent Skydiving Plane Crash Injures Nine

Pilot Aborted Takeoff, Impacted Parked Plane

A De Havilland Turbo Beaver aborted a takeoff at Headcorn Aerodrome in the UK Sunday before impacting a parked aircraft, injuring the pilot and skydivers onboard.

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Honeymooners May Once Again Fly Direct To Niagara Falls

Last Scheduled Airline Service Ended In 1998

The first scheduled passenger flight in eight years into Niagara Falls International Airport arrived as scheduled last week, something local officials hope leads to a resurgence in visitors -- and, yes, vacationing newlyweds -- to the natural landmark.

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Winglets Coming For Citation X Bizjets

Cessna, Winglet Technology Partner For Improved Economy

Aero-News learned Monday that Cessna and Winglet Technology, LLC have agreed to collaborate on the latter's patented Elliptical Winglet design for retrofit on the Citation X.

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Cockpit Photos Lead To Reprimands For JAL Pilots, Flight Attendant

What Goes On Over Siberia... Doesn't Stay There

An impromptu Kodak moment during a long flight over Siberia has earned reprimands for three members of a Japan Air Lines crew.

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ATG To Exhibit Its Javelin In The Land Down Under

Will Showcase VLJ At Australian Air Show

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. tells ANN its sleek, two-seat Javelin civil jet will be on display in Australia for the first time at the Australian Air Show in Melbourne.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.13.07)

Aero-Linx!

Tyra, a former America West Airlines flight attendant and now a US Airways flight attendant hosts this site that provides a "fun & positive forum of communication and information," not only for America West flight attendants, but also for her 'flying friends' around the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.13.07): Differential Control

Aero-Terms!

Differential control is used in many areas of radio control; in modern digital radio systems it is a standard function.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.13.07)

"Today we say 'fair winds and following seas' to an old friend as this aircraft moves on to another location and to another round of dedicated service. There’s only one King -- long live the King!"

Source: Cmdr. James Cluxton, commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85, on the retirement last week of the US Navy's last H-3 Sea King.

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