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May 18, 2007

CA Whale Rescue TFR: 05.18.07 - 05.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1823 Issue Date: May 18, 2007 at 1547 UTC Type: Hazards

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GA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1820 Issue Date: May 18, 2007 at 1513 UTC Type: Hazards

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MT TFR: 05.18.07 - 05.20.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1811 Issue Date: May 18, 2007 at 1443 UTC Type: Airshow

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Northwest Receives Judicial All-Clear To Exit Chapter 11

May Emerge From Bankruptcy As Soon As End Of Month

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.18.07 1500 EDT: Not a bad way to end the week. On Friday, US Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper gave beleaguered carrier Northwest Airlines his approval to exit bankruptcy, with some $2.5 billion in cost savings.

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Spectrum Aero Moves To Larger Facilities At CRQ

Expands Utah Development Center

Spectrum Aeronautical tells ANN the planemaker has moved its headquarters to a new 8,000 square foot facility at McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) in Carlsbad, CA.

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House Votes To Ban Sale Of Tomcat Parts

Aimed At Cutting Off Parts Supply To Iran

Building on a current ban on the sale of surplus parts to hostile countries such as Iran, on Thursday the US House of Representatives took action to ban the Pentagon from selling leftover parts from its recently retired fleet of F-14 Tomcats, period.

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Hawker Beechcraft Wins International Business Excellence Award

Company Honored For Bringing Worldwide Attention To Wichita

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) was awarded the International Business Excellence Award in the large company category by the World Trade Council of Wichita, Inc. at the World Trade banquet on May 17, 2007. The awards are presented annually to a small and large company, whose global successes have positively impacted the greater Wichita, KS area, and have increased international business in the area.

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Northrop Grumman Delivers Fuselage Section For Production EA-18G

"Growler" Is Navy's Latest Electronic Attack Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corporation told ANN this week it delivered the center/aft fuselage section for the first production-configured development model of the EA-18G Growler, the US Navy's next-generation electronic attack aircraft.

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Construction On South African Airport Nearing Completion

Workers Begin Training Programs

Nigeria's $57 million Akwa Ibom International Airport could be ready for operation as soon as next January, according to local officials.

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Study To Determine Fate Of Indiana Airport

Will Be Completed In September

The Fishers, IN Town Council has commissioned a $150,000 study to help determine if a new regional airport in Anderson could successfully replace the small one in Fishers that is sitting on prime real estate.

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Barrington Irving Passes Halfway Point On Global Journey

Scheduled To Return To Miami In Late May

When Barrington Irving returns to Miami in the last week of May, the 23-year-old pilot will set two world records: he will become the first African American and the youngest person ever to fly solo around the globe. He recently passed the halfway mark on his epic trip, when he landed his single-engine aircraft in Calcutta, India, seven weeks after taking off from Miami on March 23.

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Charges Dropped Against Oklahoma Pilot

"No Evidence Why Engine Stalled"

Manslaughter charges against an Oklahoma man who crashed a Bellanca Viking into Oklahoma's Grand Lake last year, killing three people, were dropped Wednesday.

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Pilot In Adirondack Accident Had Dual Identities

Investigation Continues Into Takeoff Stall/Spin Mishap

NTSB investigators have discovered the pilot of a Beechcraft Baron 55 involved in an April 18 accident during takeoff from the Adirondack Regional Airport in New York had two separate identities -- and wasn't properly rated to operate a twin-engine aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.18.07

Columbia Aircraft Goes "Lean"

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.18.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.18.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Columbia Aircraft Goes "Lean" -- 05.18.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Chris Redgrave, VP of Manufacturing w

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.18.07

It was an F-16 pilot who started a big New Jersey fire.
Margaret Jackson will step down at Qantas.
And that 182 that struck a blimp tether was caught on video.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.18.07

It was an F-16 pilot who started a big New Jersey fire.
Margaret Jackson will step down at Qantas.
And that 182 that struck a blimp tether was caught on video.

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ANN Special Feature: Chris Redgrave, Columbia Aircraft - 05.18.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Chris Redgrave, VP of Manufacturing for Columbia Aircraft about "Lean Manufacturing" in general, and what it took to implement it at Columbia.

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Boeing, Airbus Await Word On US Airways Order

Announcement Expected In Paris Next Month

A vigil of sorts is underway in the commercial aircraft industry, as rivals Boeing and Airbus await an announcement by US Airways of who will get an order for as many as 90 new widebody jets.

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NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center To Host 2010 SpaceOps Conference

Biennial Symposium Explores Space Technology, Applications

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL has been selected by the International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems, also known as the SpaceOps Organization, to host the international SpaceOps Conference in 2010 in Huntsville.

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TX TFR: 05.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1746 Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 1700 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: May 21, 2007 at 1830 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2007 at 1940 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NY TFR: 05.24.07 - 05.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1698  Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 1214 UTC  Location: Farmingdale, New York near DEER PARK VOR/DME (DPK)  Beginning Date and Time: May 24, 2007 at 1400 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 27, 2007 at 1900 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other teams  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: New York (N90) TRACON, 516-683-2984 

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PR TFR: 05.21.07 - 05.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1704 Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 1324 UTC Location: San Juan, Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: May 21, 2007 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 24, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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PR TFR: 05.21.07 - 05.24.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1705 Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 1332 UTC Location: San Juan, Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: May 21, 2007 at 1900 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 24, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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AD: APEX Aircraft

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-13 MANUFACTURER: APEX Aircraft SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-13 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-15 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2006-06-06, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-11 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-45LR, -145XR, and -145MP airplanes; and Model EMB-135BJ and -135LR airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes.

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Former Employee Claims Air India Put Money Over Safety

Delayed Canadian Inquiry Into Flight 182 Resumes

A Canadian inquiry into the nearly 22-year-old bombing of Air India Flight 182 resumed this week, with officials hearing the airline was "ultimately responsible" for security failures in Toronto and Montreal that allowed the Boeing 747 to be downed.

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Airbus Begins Work On Chinese A320 Plant

Aims To Increase Deliveries Of Most Popular Model

We're not sure how -- or if -- the Midwestern axiom "ya gotta make hay when the sun shines" translates into Chinese. It was with this mindset, however, European planemaker Airbus began work Tuesday on its joint venture A320 assembly line in Tianjin, China, while also announcing increases to the production rate of its most popular line of aircraft.

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Amsterdam Passengers OK With New Scanner

System Is "Passive And Radiation-Free"

Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport has begun testing on a new security scanning system that shows a dim outline of a passenger's body allowing security personnel to see, literally, underneath your clothes. The system blurs the face, but not... other places.

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Klyde Morris (05.18.07)

Every Day Is Halloween When The FAA's Involved...

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NASA Lunar Excavator Challenge Ends Without Winner

Three Teams Suffer Broken 'Bots

Anyone following last year's X-Prize Cup in New Mexico had to be excited to watch the lunar lander competition, in which a craft designed and built by Armadillo Aerospace very nearly won part of a $2 million dollar NASA purse.

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Boeing Reaches Tentative Agreement With STL Machinists

Contract Will Be Voted On Sunday

After a month of negotiations, Boeing announced this week it has reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837, which represents nearly 2,600 workers at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems plants in St. Louis, MO.

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DART Helicopter Services Earns Approvals For A119 Heli-Utility-Basket

Cargo Platform Has No Vne Restriction

DART Helicopter Services announced Thursday its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd, has received both FAA and EASA approval of its Heli-Utility-Basket for the Agusta A119 aircraft.

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TUI Group Places 61-Plane Order With Boeing

Includes Development Of Pilot Training Program

Boeing announced orders this week for 11 787-8 Dreamliners and 50 Next-Generation 737s with TUI Group, Europe's largest integrated-tourism company. The value of the orders is approximately $4.7 billion at list prices, and two of the airplanes have already been delivered.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.18.07)

Aero-Linx!

BrahMos Aerospace was established in India as a joint venture through an inter-governmental agreement between India and Russia signed in February 1998.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.18.07): Go-Around

Aero-Terms!

Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.18.07)

"I've always wondered why, if I was called to search an airplane and some luggage... why did they let the airplane go before I arrived there. I did not have a chance to search that airplane. I believe that if I had a chance to search it, things might have turned out differently. I believe we would have found... the explosives."

Source: Serge Carignan, a former police officer at Montreal Trudeau Airport, who was called in to conduct the baggage search of Air India Flight 182 on June 22, 1985.

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TX TFR: 05.19.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1744 Issue Date: May 17, 2007 at 1652 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2007 at 0110 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 19, 2007 at 0220 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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