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March 19, 2007

TX TFR: 03.22.07 - 03.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6132 Issue Date: March 19, 2007 at 1814 UTC Type: Space Operations

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6135 Issue Date: March 19, 2007 at 1943 UTC Type: Hazards

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Cargolux Orders Three More 747-8 Freighters

Launch Customer Now Has 13 On Books

Boeing announced Monday that 747-8 launch customer Cargolux placed a follow-on order for three additional Boeing 747-8 Freighters, valued at $845 million at list prices, and added two options. This brings the Luxembourg-based cargo operator's total 747-8 Freighter order to 13 airplanes, two options and 10 purchase rights.

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Turns Out There's Another Use For Airsickness Bags

What A Relief

If you've ever wondered whether airline barf bags were really leak-proof, we can put that question to rest.

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Qatar Airways Looks At Alternative Fuels

Natural Gas-Derived Fuel May Power Airliners

Bahrain's Gulf Daily News reports Qatar Airways plans to fuel its aircraft with natural gas.

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SpaceX Scrubs Launch Of Falcon 1

"We have scrubbed for the day." With that statement, launch controllers on Kwajalein Atoll nixed any chance the Falcon 1 rocket would launch Monday, as crews work to get a handle on a reported communications glitch.

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Sending Your News To ANN

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.19.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.19.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Sending YOUR News To Aero-News: 03.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with tips on sending news items to ANN.)

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NMC's First Skyhawks Arrive In Traverse City

College's Fleet Will Grow To 11

Aero-News has learned Cessna delivered three new C172 Skyhawks to Northwestern Michigan College last week. These aircraft are the first of 11 Skyhawks that will upgrade the College's fleet over a period of 14 months. The order was placed through Suburban Aviation in Lambertville, MI.

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Embraer Receives Italian E195 Order

Alpi Eagles Signs For Five Planes, More Possible

Embraer has signed with Alpi Eagles to deliver five Embraer 195 jets, as part of the Italian airline's expansion plan for Europe, which has also taken options on another five aircraft and purchase rights for six additional units. The deal may be worth, if all options and purchase rights are exercised, as much as $584 million at list prices.

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Airbus A380s Touch Down In NYC, LAX

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 03.19.07 1235 EDT: Within the past hour, two Airbus A380 superjumbo airliners -- one flown by a Lufthansa flight crew, the other plane destined for Australian carrier Qantas but flown by Airbus pilots -- landed at New York's JFK International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport in southern California.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.19.07

A chartered Russian airliner is down...
The A-380 comes to America!
...and this time, JetBlue gets it right in a storm.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.19.07

A chartered Russian airliner is down...
The A-380 comes to America!
...and this time, JetBlue gets it right in a storm.

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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock, Press Releases 101 - 03.19.07

Today Managing Editor Rob Finfrock has tips on how to put together a press release for ANN.

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Final: ANN Names the 2006 Plane Of The Year--GA Piston Single Category

The Fifth of our Five categorical choices (covering GA Piston Single, GA Piston Twin, SA Experimental Kit, E-LSA Kit, and S-LSA Ready To Fly) for the "Best of Breed" of 2006... a heckuva good year for aviation, is... The Cirrus SR22 GTS Turbo.

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Airbus Jumbo A380 Visits US Today

A380 First Touchdown In The US Part Of Commercial Route Proving

Two A380s are flying into two US destinations, today, 19th March, allowing both the East and West Coasts of North America to simultaneously welcome the world's largest commercial airliner, which Airbus claims to be "the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly civil aircraft in the skies."

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NASA: Atlantis Hail Damage Inspection and Repairs Continue

Space Shuttle Atlantis, surrounded by service platforms in highbay 1 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, continues to undergo inspection for hail damage. Special scaffolding and access platforms have been erected to allow for the mapping and inspection of the external fuel tank. Repair methods and criteria are also being developed.

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Klyde Morris (03.19.07)

Klyde Starts Picking On... Geico?

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Lockheed Martin Engineers Observe VSTOL OPs On USS Nassau

More than 10 Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) 35 design engineers came aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4) on March 9 to observe AV-8B Harrier vertical short take off and landings (VSTOL). Lockheed Martin used the visit to familiarize the designers of the JSF-35 VSTOL aircraft with some of the operational and environmental challenges of shipboard life.

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Ultralight Guided Whooping Cranes Returning to Wisconsin For Summer

 The winter snows have not yet melted, but wild whooping cranes are already returning to their summer nesting grounds in central Wisconsin. The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) tells ANN that they are coordinating an effort to return migrating whooping cranes to eastern North America, reports that two reintroduced whooping cranes have arrived at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.

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Reboost Puts ISS In Higher Orbit, Crew Prepares for Expedition 15

A docked Progress 23 cargo craft fired its engines Thursday night lifting the International Space Station to a higher orbit. The 12 minute, 32 second burn readies the station for the upcoming docking of Expedition 15 in April. The reboost also puts the station in the correct trajectory for the landing of Expedition 14 several days after Expedition 15 arrives.

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Boeing Delivers USN's 200th T-45

Boeing has delivered the 200th T-45C Goshawk to the US Navy, marking a significant milestone in naval aviation.

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T'was A Busy Week For US Military Aircraft

The Week In Airpower  

In Afghanistan this week, 289 close air support missions were flown in support of the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.19.07)

Aero-Linx!

Live ATC was launched as a resource for those who enjoy listening to live Air Traffic Control (ATC) - aviation enthusiasts, student pilots, student air traffic controllers, flight simulation enthusiasts, FBO operators, airline operators, and anyone with an interest in aviation communications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.19.07): Glass Cockpit

Aero-Terms!

Many people, including pilots, might not know what exactly what glass cockpit means. The term refers to the instrumentation in the cockpit of a plane.

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