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March 08, 2007

Air Tour Helo Down In Hawaii

Three Fatalities, Four Injured In Apparent Landing Accident

Three people were killed and four critically injured Thursday in a tour helicopter crash on Kauai, the Princeville mayor's office said.

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Police Term Monday's Indiana Crash A Murder-Suicide

Man Allegedly Kidnapped Daughter, Flew Rented Plane Into In-Law's Home

Those looking for answers in the Monday morning crash of Cessna 150 into a Bedford, IN home say they have little reason to doubt Eric Johnson kidnapped his eight-year-old daughter, Emily, and deliberately flew the rented plane into his former mother-in-law's home.

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Former FAA'er Russell Chew Named COO OF JetBlue

Served As Chief Operating Officer, ATO Chairman For Agency

JetBlue Airways announced Thursday Russell G. Chew has agreed to join JetBlue as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective March 19. Chew joins JetBlue after four years with the Federal Aviation Administration as Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Air Traffic Organization.

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WA TFR: 03.13.07 - 03.23.07

NOTAM: FDC 7/5087 Issue Date: March 07, 2007 at 2101 UTC Type: Special

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AZ TFR: 03.16.07 - 03.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5130 Issue Date: March 08, 2007 at 1540 UTC Location: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) Beginning Date and Time: March 16, 2007 at 1530 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 19, 2007 at 0230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Aerospace and Arizona Days Airshow High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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AZ TFR: 03.08.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5082 Issue Date: March 07, 2007 at 2019 UTC Location: Seligman, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) Beginning Date and Time: March 08, 2007 at 1200 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 08, 2007 at 1800 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For Gas Release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4591

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AZ TFR: 03.15.07 - 03.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/5143 Issue Date: March 08, 2007 at 1617 UTC Location: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona near TUCSON VORTAC (TUS) Beginning Date and Time: March 15, 2007 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 19, 2007 at 0001 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Blue Angels Aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4500

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PS Engineering Introduces PMA7000H Audio Panel For Light Helos

Sports Nine-Place Intercom, IntelliVOX Squelch Control

PS Engineering has developed an audio panel the company says is uniquely qualified for use in light helicopters. The PMA7000H was developed for the Bell 429, but is available for a wide variety of additional applications.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.08.07

The ATC Staffing Debate

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.08.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.08.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The ATC Staffing Debate: 03.08.07 (ANN Special Feature, with the FAA's Diana Spitaliere and Doug Church, spokesman for NATCA.)

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NWA Pilot Alleges Boeing, ALPA Part Of Explosives Conspiracy

Suit Claims Remote-Controlled Charges Are Planted On 747-400s

Field McConnell flew for the Navy for 22 years, and has spent 28 years flying for Northwest Airlines. But he's making public accusations that Boeing and his own union are part of a conspiracy to plant remote-controlled explosives onboard the very 747-400 airliners he flies.

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Embraer Delivers First Two E-175s To Republic Airlines

First US-Spec 175s Will Fly Under US Airways Express Banner

Aero-News has learned Embraer delivered the first two Embraer 175 jets to US-based operator Republic Airlines last week, marking the beginning of this model’s flight in the US domestic market. The company has placed firm orders for 30 Embraer 175 jets, which will be operated by the carrier for US Airways Express.

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Eclipse Confirms Termination Of United Airlines Partnership

New Partner Will Be Named In Coming Weeks

Responding to rumors about the status of Eclipse Aviation's innovative pilot training program, co-developed with United Airlines, on Thursday Eclipse CEO Vern Raburn acknowledged the two companies have "mutally agreed" to terminate their partnership.

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NASA's Orion Spacecraft One Step Closer To Assembly

Baseline Established After Completion Of Systems Requirement Review

After having one of its (now former) astronauts charged with assault... a hailstorm that damaged and delayed the shuttle Atlantis... and a funding shortage that will keep its next generation spacecraft on the ground until 2015, NASA could use some good news right now. Well, it's not a miracle donation of $545 million in cash... but NASA does have some reason to celebrate, courtesy of its upcoming Orion crew exploration vehicle.

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Intelligent Automation Corporation HUMS Makes First Flight On SOAR Helo

Health And Usage Monitoring System Installed On MH-47G Chinook

Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), developers of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) for aircraft, tells ANN the company successfully completed its first installation and test flight on the US Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment’s (160th SOAR) MH-47G Chinook helicopter.

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First Choice Airways Signs Contract For Four More Dreamliners

Airline Becomes Largest European Customer For 787

Its first flight still months away, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner continues to climb closer to the 500-order mark. This week, the American planemaker and First Choice Airways of the United Kingdom reached agreement on an additional four 787-8 aircraft. By exercising options for these airplanes, First Choice Airways has placed a third consecutive order for the 787.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2007-05-10 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-10 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R, 172S, 182S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-05-12 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330 airplanes and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: Reims Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2007-05-09 MANUFACTURER: Reims Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-05-16 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-16 SUMMARY: This action supersedes emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-04-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of GE CF34-3A1/-3B/-3B1 turbofan engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.08.07

The FAA releases official staffing targets for its facilities.
The controllers union says FAA "cooked the books" to get those numbers.
...and Indonesia launches an airline safety investigatio

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.08.07

The FAA releases official staffing targets for its facilities.
The controllers union says FAA "cooked the books" to get those numbers.
...and Indonesia launches an airline safety investigatio

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ANN Special Feature: ATC Staffing Debate - 03.08.07

The FAA released new authorized staffing levels for Air Traffic Control facilities on Wednesday. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association claims the new numbers were picked to cover recruit

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NASA Puts An End To Lisa Nowak's Astronaut Career

First Astronaut Removed From Space Agency

A stellar career spanning a decade has come to an abrupt end. NASA, by mutual agreement with the US Navy, released a statement Wednesday announcing astronaut Lisa Nowak's termination from her duties with the space agency.

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Raptors To Oshkosh! F-22s Will Grace AirVenture Skies Once Again

Advanced Fighters Will Wow Crowds Even More For 2007

We had a funny feeling the US Air Force's recent plans to showcase its F-22 Raptor fighter at aerial events wouldn't go unheeded by the folks at the Experimental Aircraft Association -- especially after the brief, but jaw-dropping, aerial display put on by two of the birds last year. Sure enough, on Wednesday the EAA told Aero-News the Raptor will be center-stage during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.

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NTSB Sends Investigators To Indonesia Following Latest Accident

Plane Consumed By Post-Crash Fire

At least 21 persons are confirmed lost the Wednesday morning crash of a PT Garuda Indonesia (Garuda Airlines) Boeing 737-400. In response to mounting concerns on the safety of Indonesia's airline industry following two fatal accidents within three months, the National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team assist the government of Indonesia in its investigation.

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EU Bans Most Of Pakistan International Airlines Fleet

Safety Concerns Cited; Airbus Could Score Orders

The European Union has banned most of Pakistan International Airlines' fleet from entering its airspace, the 27-nation bloc announced Monday.

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V-22 Fatigue Test Aircraft Surpasses 20,000 Effective Flight Hours

First Such Tests Ever Done For Tiltrotors

Sources with Bell Helicopter and Boeing tell ANN the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey program's Airframe Fatigue Test Program surpassed the 20,000 Effective Flight Hour (EFH) milestone on February 22, 2007. The Fatigue Test Program, involving a full-size V-22 aircraft, began in June 1998, and is the first ever conducted for a tiltrotor-type aircraft.

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Epic To Unveil Two New Planes At Lakeland 2007

Says Dynasty Turboprop To Be Canadian Certified In Q4 2008

The 2007 fly-in season kicks off in just over a month from now... and the folks at Epic AIR tell ANN they'll unveil two new aircraft on the opening day of this year's event in Lakeland, FL.

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Adventures In Screening I: TSA Finds Guns, Drugs In Man's Luggage

Comair Employee Has Some Explaining To Do

A Florida man was arrested Monday for allegedly bringing guns and drugs aboard a Delta Airlines flight.

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Boeing CFO Acknowledges Airbus Woes Have Helped The Bottom Line

Planemaker Able To Hold Prices

In comments made Wednesday, Boeing Chief Financial Officer James Bell confirmed the American planemaker has benefited some from the turmoil surrounding its European rival, Airbus... but stopped short of making a direct link between pricing benefits and delays in several Airbus programs.

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Adventures In Screening II: Man Sets Off Alarms At LAX

Cavity Search Produces Suspicious Items

An Iraqi national carrying a magnet and wires inside his rectum set off alarms during passenger screening at LAX on Tuesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.08.07)

Aero-Linx!

An aviation message board as well as maps, maps, maps!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.08.07): FLIP

Aero-Terms!

FLIP stands for Flight Information Publications. And the safe conduct of military IFR flying operations depends on them.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.08.07)

"NASA requested an end to the detail because the agency lacks the administrative means to deal appropriately with the criminal charges pending against Nowak. Because Nowak is a naval officer on assignment to NASA, rather than a NASA civil servant, she is not subject to administrative action by NASA."

Source: NASA's official statement on the removal of Lisa Nowak from astronaut duties at the space agency. She has been charged with burglary with assault and attempted kidnapping in connection with Colleen Shipman, girlfriend of fellow astronaut Bill Oefelein.

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