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May 21, 2007

New Engines, New Attitude... AND Altitude: Beechcraft Unveils King Air B200GT

More Powerful PT6s Eliminate B200 Takeoff Restriction

Aero-News received word Monday that Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT6A-52 engine, selected to power the new Beechcraft King Air B200GT aircraft, has been certified by Transport Canada. The company made the announcement at EBACE 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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CA Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1897  Issue Date: May 20, 2007 at 0158 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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CA Whale Rescue TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1918  Issue Date: May 20, 2007 at 2246 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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MO TFR: 05.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1952 Issue Date: May 21, 2007 at 1332 UTC Location: Columbia, Missouri near COLUMBIA VOR/DME (COU) Beginning Date and Time: May 28, 2007 at 1445 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2007 at 1515 UTC Reason for NOTAM: A Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Columbia (COU) Air Traffic Control Tower, 573-442-1051

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CT TFR: 05.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1960 Issue Date: May 21, 2007 at 1341 UTC Location: New London, Connecticut Beginning Date and Time: May 23, 2007 at 1405 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 23, 2007 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1979 Issue Date: May 21, 2007 at 1550 UTC Type: Hazards

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China Amends Moon Plans, Aims For Satellite Launch By End Of 2007

Rover Mission Planned For 2012

China intends to send a lunar orbiter skyward later this year, the first step towards launching a moon lander and, eventually, a lunar rover, according to news reports.

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A380 Hits The Runways Again On Latest Demo Tour

Will Visit Japan, Australia And Taiwan

Airbus tells ANN the world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, is embarking on a visit to the Asia-Pacific region as part of a series of demonstration tours that will take place during the year.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.21.07

Passenger Bill Of Rights Legislation Takes Off

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.21.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.21.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- PBOR Goes Before The US Senate: 05.21.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Kate Hanni, spokesperson for the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights.)

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Argentine Pilots, Controllers Accuse Gov't Of Risking Safety

Documentary Film Prompts ATC Transfer To Civilian Authority

Lightning destroyed the radar at Argentina's main international airport two months ago, and the government's slow response is putting passenger safety at risk, say pilots and air traffic controllers.

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Cessna Mustang Earns EASA Certification

Awarded At EBACE 2007

What a way to kick off a major aviation exposition. On Monday -- the day before the start of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva -- Cessna celebrated the announcement its Citation Mustang very-light jet has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification.

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Boeing Celebrates BBJ Orders At EBACE

But Airbus Leads On The Year

Boeing Business Jets announced Monday at EBACE 2007 it has won seven new orders this year, bringing total program sales to 135 jets.

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Embraer Updates Development Status Of Phenom Jets

Phenom 100 Nears Final Assembly; 300 Model Will Be Longer

Representatives with Brazilian planemaker Embraer tell ANN final assembly of the first Phenom 100 executive jet continues to progress toward first flight at mid-year, while work continues on schedule on the larger Phenom 300 twinjet.

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Snowbird Accident Investigation Continues

Canadian Prime Minister Expresses Regret

A team from the Canadian Forces was to arrive in Montana Saturday to investigate the crash that took the life of Capt. Shawn McCaughey, a two-year member of the Snowbirds aerial demonstration team, reported CanWest News.

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FAA Rules Proposed High-Rises Endanger DCA Aircraft

High-Rises To Be Built Near Metros A Problem For Reagan National

From the outside looking in, at least, it's a tale of two agencies trying to do the right thing.

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Grinstein Says Delta Likely To Order Dreamliners This Year

"Boeing Has Got It Right"

As outgoing CEO of Delta Air Lines, who saw the company through and emergence from Chapter 11, as ANN has been following, Gerald Grinstein still has lots to say.

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Employers Organization Urging UK To Give Aid To Airbus Plant

"Government Support Vital"

Government, cash and Airbus. No, we're not in France anymore.

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Arab Carriers Add $10B to Boeing's Till

150 Orders Placed In The Past Three Years

Fueled by growth in passenger traffic and an economic boom, a senior Arab official confirmed that Boeing has secured more than $10 billion in plane orders from Arab carriers in the past three years, reports Reuters.

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Should New Aircraft Owners 'Avoid Florida?'

Welcome To The Sunshine State... NOT

It appears that Florida's tax personnel are targeting new airplane owners in ways that do not exactly make them feel welcome to the state.

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FAA Sued Over Fatal 2005 C195 Accident

December 2005 Deadly Crash Questions FAA Actions

What started out as a father taking his daughter and two of her friends for a ride in his Cessna 195 turned tragic on December 18, 2005, when the aircraft found itself in IFR weather and needing assistance from air traffic controllers.

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Close Call For Aerobatic Pilot At Alabama Show

Biplane Lands Hard On Runway

A stunt pilot survived a close call at at the Fairhope Festival of Flight in Alabama this weekend. Robbie Grice was nearing the end of his demonstration at the show Saturday, when his "Alley Cat" modified Ag-Cat biplane impacted the runway hard on its landing gear.

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New French President Promises Cash To Struggling Airbus

Sarkozy To The (Airbus) Rescue!

He's been in office for just a few days, but French President Nicholas Sarkozy is already tackling the behemoth called Airbus and its parent, EADS.

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New Short-Haul Aircraft Order For BA

Eight A320s To Be Delivered In 2008-2010

In what British Airways (BA) is calling "the first step towards a single short-haul fleet" across its network, the company announced Friday it ordered eight new Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery 2008-2010.

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Aviation Labor Disagreement May Disrupt Landings In Israel

Monday May Be Day To Avoid Israeli Airports

It may be a bumpy day for Israeli aviation Monday, according to Haaretz news service, as Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) employees protest recent administration structural changes by disrupting aviation traffic, including landings.

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Klyde Morris (05.21.07)

But Politicians Count On That, Klyde...

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Aerospace Industry Targets Young Workers With Virtual Connections

Facebook, IM, And Chat Rooms Allow "One-on-One" Recruiting

College job fairs and campus recruiters may soon become a thing of the past (those tactics are so 20th century!) for aerospace industries working to appeal to college students and young professionals.

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Maryland CAP Praised For NTSB, State Police Assistance

Teams Established Surveillance Post To Monitor Crash Scene

Members from six units of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol have earned high praise for their service to the National Transportation Safety Board and the Maryland State Police this month, by performing a site surveillance mission following the crash of a Piper Tomahawk on May 4 in Laurel, MD.

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Mock Plane Disaster Tests Northern Ireland Crews

Catastrophe Simulation Biggest Ever In UK

It was a simulated disaster involving 1,200 people that was 18 months in the planning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.21.07)

Aero-Linx!

The International Black Aerospace Council coordinates and develops activities of the world aerospace community to enhance outreach efforts pertaining to Blacks in aerospace career fields and serves as a clearing house for the exchange of information, ideas and prospects for scholastic and employment opportunities for people of color in aerospace careers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.21.07): Decrement

Aero-Terms!

The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less or the amount lost by gradual diminution or waste. There are several physiological, physical, and environmental factors that may lead to the decrement of your flying skills and performance.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.21.07)

"[T]ake it up with the legislature."

Source: Rene Watters, spokesperson for the Florida Department of Revenue. Over the course of the last few weeks, ANN has learned of a number of issues that have arisen when owners of new aircraft, generally within the first six months of the sale, have been targeted for "use tax" by agents of the Florida DOR... despite the fact that the targeted aircraft were not owned or operated by state residents.

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