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March 02, 2007

LightHawk Celebrates Receipt Of Donated Cessna A185F

Conservation Group Will Fly Plane To Help The Environment

Aero-News has learned that in a ceremony Monday, LightHawk Executive Director Rick Durden accepted the title to a Cessna A185F, from donors Jane and Peter Carpenter of Atherton, CA.

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AL TFR: 03.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4668 Issue Date: March 02, 2007 at 2343 UTC Location: Dothan/Enterprise, Alabama Beginning Date and Time: March 03, 2007 at 1335 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 03, 2007 at 1655 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): 7/4646: due to time changes

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GA TFR: 03.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4647 Issue Date: March 02, 2007 at 1929 UTC Location: Americus/Ft Benning, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: March 03, 2007 at 1655 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 03, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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GA TFR: 03.03.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4648 Issue Date: March 02, 2007 at 1944 UTC Location: Americus/Ft Benning, Georgia Beginning Date and Time: March 03, 2007 at 1655 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 03, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CMC Electronics EVS Sensor Installed In Corporate AW139

Customer Expects STC Soon

CMC Electronics told ANN this week Edwards & Associates, a subsidiary of Bell Helicopter, has installed the CMC Electronics SureSight M-Series Enhanced Vision System (EVS) sensor on an Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter for a corporate customer.

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MD Helicopters Announces Sales At Heli-Expo 2007

Six Helos Delivered In Recent Weeks

They may not be quite as flashy in their presentation as Bell or Sikorsky... but MD Helicopters tells ANN they are still very much in the game, and selling a few helicopters while they're at it. The company announced sales at Heli-Expo 2007 this week from areas ranging from Hawaii, to the UK and the Czech Republic.

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Eclipse 500 Production Schedule Slips Due To Several Issues

Raburn Calls Growing Pains "Disappointing" -- And Swears Company Will Prevail

An advisory letter was sent Friday to customers of Eclipse Aviation, from company CEO Vern Raburn, detailing the reasons for a regretable slip in the company's planned production schedule through 2007 -- and the steps Eclipse is taking to resolve those issues.

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The State Of Sikorsky: Pino Calls Company's Health 'Robust'

Unveils Four Pillars For Helomaker's Future

For Sikorsky, 2006 will go down as a record revenue year for the company... which, while certainly good news, also makes it that much harder to follow up that success in the coming years.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.02.07

Aviation Technology Group's George Bye

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.02.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.02.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ATG's George Bye: 03.02.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Aviation Technology Group's George Bye, on the status of the upcoming Javelin VLJ.)

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Daniel Montplaisir Joins ERAU As VP For Institutional Advancement

Past Experience In Fund-Raising, Alumni Relations Will Come In Handy

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University told ANN this week the company has selected fund-raising and alumni relations professional Daniel Montplaisir as vice president for institutional advancement. Montplaisir's first day on the job will be March 7.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.02.07

NASA says Congress is delaying Orion another six months.
Union slowdowns add to Airbus headaches.
And the A-380 freighter's development is officially suspended.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.02.07

NASA says Congress is delaying Orion another six months.
Union slowdowns add to Airbus headaches.
And the A-380 freighter's development is officially suspended.

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ANN Special Feature: George Bye, ATG - 03.02.07

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell talks with George Bye, Chairman of Aviation Technology Group, Inc., about how the forthcoming Javelin executive jet differs from other very-light jets, and when we can loo

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US Helicopter Earns Huey Order From Kazakhstan

Two Refurbished Birds To Start, Options For Six More

Bell Aerospace Services business unit US Helicopter announced Thursday at Heli-Expo 2007 a contract award from the US Army for two Huey II aircraft for Kazakhstan, with an option for six additional aircraft.

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KLBL Faces Name Change

City Commission Seeking Public Input

In addition to a new runway, the Liberal Municipal Airport in Liberal, KS may be getting a new name.

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Idaho TSA Director Resigns Following Indecent Exposure Charge

Police Say Man Stripped Naked At Hotel

Officially, Douglas Craig Melvin resigned his post at the Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration in Boise, ID for "personal reasons"... but his decision likely had something to do with an incident early last week at an Idaho Falls hotel.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2007-05-02 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Embraer Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes.

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NASA Says Orion Will Be Delayed Due To Lack Of Funds

First Flight Now Scheduled For 2015 At Earliest

This hasn't been a great week for NASA. Less than 48 hours after the space agency was forced to pull the space shuttle Atlantis back to the Vehicle Assembly Building to check on the extent of damage from a strong hailstorm at the launch pad, agency Administrator Michael Griffin told lawmakers the shuttle's replacement won't fly as soon as originally hoped.

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American Eurocopter Wins Order For 10 More EC130B4s

Maverick Helicopters Operates All-'Eco Star' Fleet

American Eurocopter announced Thursday that Maverick Helicopters -- which offers rotor wing tours of the Las Vegas Strip and the Grand Canyon, corporate transport, and charter wedding flights -- is buying 10 more EC130B4 helicopters.

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Go West, Big Plane: The A380 Will Land At LAX After All

Simultaneous JFK, LAX Landings Scheduled For March 19

If this were the military, it would be known as a flanking attack. Later this month, two Airbus A380s will make their simultaneous US debuts on opposite sides of the country. One will land at New York's Kennedy Airport, as another touches down at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Klyde Morris (03.02.07)

Klyde Continues The "User Fees/Sweet Rolls" Analogy...

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Airbus Stops Work On A380F

UPS Says It Wasn't Notified

It wasn't very surprising news... except to the customer. On Thursday, Airbus announced it was ceasing work indefinitely on a planned freighter version of its A380 airliner.

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ALERTS System Unveiled At Heli-Expo 2007

A New, Low Cost FDR System

On Thursday, Appareo Systems, LLC and Bristow Group, Inc. unveiled ALERTS -- Aircraft Logging and Event Recording for Training and Safety -- a jointly-developed low-cost, self-contained aircraft inertial measurement and flight data recording system.

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Houston Executive Airport To Host Inaugural Fly-In March 31

And Yeah, Y'All, There WILL Be Barbecue

Aero-News has learned the gang behind the newly-opened Houston Executive Airport (78T) will host the field's inaugural Barbecue Fly-In Saturday, March 31.

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San Antonio Police Department Expands Fleet With New Schweizer Helos

TX Force Flies Four Model 333s

Aero-News has learned the San Antonio Police Department Helicopter Detail recently took delivery of its fourth Model 333 to expand its fleet of Schweizer Model 333 turbine helicopters for airborne law enforcement missions.

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After Being Fined In 2000, DFW Int'l Wins EPA Kudos

One Of Nation's 'Greenest' Airports

Seven years ago, the EPA issued Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport a $37,000 fine for such environmental violations as sewage, jet fuel and deicing chemicals in nearby ponds and creeks. But that was then... and DFW is now listed as one of the 'greenest' airports in the nation by environmental officials.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.02.07)

Aero-Linx!

So many of the rules and regulations regarding what happens on airplanes seem completely ridiculous.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.02.07): VTDP Compound Helicopter

Aero-Terms!

A specialized helicopter for airborne mine countermeasures (MCM) towing missions.  It features a ducted propeller for forward thrust and small wings for added lift.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.02.07)

"We simply do not have the money available."

Source: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. Griffin told the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday a $545 million difference in funding authorized between President Bush's budget request for NASA this year, and the money Congress included in a funding bill signed by the President this week, will keep the agency's next-generation Orion space capsule earthbound until early 2015.

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