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March 27, 2007

Thielert Wins EASA Approval For SR22 Centurion 4.0 Installation

An Eight-Cylinder, Diesel-Powered Cirrus... Wowza!

Aero-News has learned of some big developments from German enginemaker Thielert.

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MN TFR: 03.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6622 Issue Date: March 27, 2007 at 1528 UTC Type: Hazards

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FL TFR: 03.29.07 - 04.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6615 Issue Date: March 27, 2007 at 1420 UTC Location: MacDill AFB Tampa, Florida near ST PETERSBURG VORTAC (PIE) Beginning Date and Time: March 29, 2007 at 1530 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 01, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, other high performance aircraft, and U.S. Army parachute teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Tampa (TPA) Air Traffic Control Tower, 813-371-7700

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Mooney, AmSafe Bring Airbag Safety To Older M20s

AAIR Retrofit Kits Now Available

Mooney Airplane Company and AmSafe, Inc. told ANN Tuesday of the availability of AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraints (AAIR®) retrofit kits for Mooney airplanes. The seatbelt-mounted airbag systems are currently standard equipment on new Mooney Acclaims, Ovation 2GXs and Ovation3 aircraft.

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Light Sport Airplanes West Plans Grand Opening Fly-In For End Of April

LSA Showroom Offers Planes From Six Manufacturers

If you're interested in purchasing a new light sport aircraft, you may want to consider making a trip out west next month.

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Delta Sets A Date For Emergence From Chapter 11

Barring Last-Minute Holdups, Carrier Will Become Solvent April 30

It's been a arduous journey down a extremely bumpy road... but Delta Air Lines expects the path to become much clearer, very soon. On Tuesday, the Atlanta, GA-based carrier set a date for its planned exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Sri Lankan Rebels Launch Air Strike On Military Base

Attack Closes Colombo Int'l Airport For Several Hours Monday

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers have escalated their rebellion against the government with a successful air strike at a government military base north of the capital of Columbo. The attack happened just after midnight local time Monday morning.

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FAA's Blakey: Politics, Special Interests Behind Fight Against Reauthorization

Equates Opposition To User Fees To 'Partisan Politics'

In her speech Tuesday before the American Association of Airport Executives/Airport Council International - North America (AAAE-ACI-NA) Spring Washington Conference, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey went on the offensive about rising opposition to the FAA's funding reorganization plan, which relies heavily on airline-supported user-fees for general aviation pilots.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.27.07

Vertical Aviation Technologies' Brad Clark

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.27.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.27.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- All About The Hummingbird: 03.27.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Brad Clark of Vertical Aviation Technologies on the four-place Hummingbird kit helicopter.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.27.07

Raytheon completes the Beechcraft sell-off.
The A-380 rocks Dulles.
And Sri Lankan rebels get their own air force.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.27.07

Raytheon completes the Beechcraft sell-off.
The A-380 rocks Dulles.
And Sri Lankan rebels get their own air force.

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ANN Special Feature: Brad Clark, Vertical Aviation Technologies - 03.27.07

Jim Campbell talks with Brad Clark of Vertical Aviation Technologies, the company offering the four-place Hummingbird kit helicopter.

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Northwest Bankruptcy Exit Plan Approved

But Judge Demands Revision Info

A federal bankruptcy judge may have approved Northwest Airlines' plan outlining its Chapter 11 bankruptcy strategy Monday, but he also demanded revisions be added on information on equity compensation for managers.

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QantasLink Expands Fleet To 11 Planes

Airline Says Move Will Create 122 Jobs

Australia's QantasLink announced Monday it would expand its Boeing 717-200 fleet from eight to 11 aircraft, as part of a renewed operating agreement with National Jet Systems (NJS).

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Eclipse Aviation Reports Progress On Several Weighty Issues

Performance, Avionics Upgrades Will NOT Affect Usable Load

ANN received word late Monday night of some positive developments from Eclipse Aviation.

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Spaceport America Tax Proposal Goes Before NM Voters Next Week

Referendum Opposed By Some Area Residents

For many residents of Dona Ana County in southeastern New Mexico, it's a tough sell: a proposed increase to the local sales tax, to fund a project many residents of the resolutely agrarian region consider a spaced-out idea. But the fate of Spaceport America rests in their hands.

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A380 Spends Monday At Dulles On Last Leg Of US Tour

Visit Caps Weeklong Proving Run

Call it "Rock Star: Superjumbo." In what some have termed the most eagerly anticipated visit by a commercial airliner since the US debut of the Concorde SST nearly 40 years ago, the Airbus A380 returned to US shores Sunday night with a brief stopover at Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Coughing, Sneezing Cause Concern Onboard Flight From China

Flu-Like Symptoms Turn Out To Be... The Flu

Officials with the Center for Disease Control were concerned when several passengers onboard a Continental Airlines flight from Hong Kong appeared ill, as their plane made its way to Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday.

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FAA Calls For GPS Runway Mapping System

Wants To Streamline Certification

Knowing where you are on what runway or taxiway is critical information... especially if unfamiliar with an airport, in poor weather or at night.

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Barnstorming: ANN 10.0 -- What A Trip It's Been, And What A Wild Journey Awaits

OK... Fasten Your Seatbelts, Turbulence Ahead --And Time To Rock 'n Roll!

The first generation of ANN, introduced over the course of a number of aggressive and unique iterations, is about to come to an end -- to be supplanted by something -- well, wonderful. Revolutionary, even. No kidding.

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FAA Wants Word Taken Right Out of Its Mouth

Staff Not To Use The Word "Staffing"

An FAA manager in North Carolina sent an email to other supervisors instructing them to be careful in their use of an apparently offensive word.

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RDD Unveils Two New Products For Experimental Aircraft

Therm-X, Electr-X Offer Electrifying Options For Builders

Representatives with RDD Enterprises, LLC told ANN Monday of the company's new line of products, designed exclusively for experimental aircraft.

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EAA, SWRFI Provide Texas-Sized Flying Fun For Boy Scouts

Nearly 600 Scouts Receive Young Eagles Flights

They say everything is bigger in Texas... and the Experimental Aircraft Association tells ANN that applies to Young Eagles events, too.

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Effort Launched To Organize CA Airport Workers

Union Targets Skycaps, Ticket Checkers, Security

The Service Employees International Union Local 1877 has focused efforts to recruit and organize airport service workers at all California airports.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.27.07)

Aero-Linx!

Airman.com offers airmen -- and airwomen -- a unique, vanity e-mail address. Your vanity e-mail address can be used in addition to, or as a replacement for, your regular e-mail address.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.27.07): Aviation Weather Observation

Aero-Terms!

Also called airways observation, this is an evaluation, according to set procedure, of those weather elements that are most important for aircraft operations.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.27.07)

"New Mexico has an opportunity to be on the ground floor when a major industry of the future is born. Bill Gates first tried to start his software company in Albuquerque, but he couldn't find local backers. When it comes to space, that won't happen again."

Source: New Mexico economic development director Rick Homans. A referendum on funding for the state's planned Spaceport America goes before voters in Dona Ana County on April 3.

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