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February 12, 2008

AK TFR: 02.12.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4479  Issue Date: February 12, 2008 at 1812 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4495 Issue Date: February 12, 2008 at 1832 UTC Type: Hazards

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GAMA Calls For Focus On ATC Modernization At Outlook Briefing

Reiterates FAA Funding Shouldn't Be Tied To User Fees

During its Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing on Tuesday, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) identified several dynamic challenges that must be managed in order for the robust growth in general aviation to continue.

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Aero-TV's Conversation With P.A.S.S. (Part Two)

MORE Interesting Observations From Folks On The "Front Lines" Of Our Aviation Infrastructure

As noted in the first part of this story, staffers and officials from P.A.S.S. caught up with ANN Editor-In-Chief at the 2007 AOPA Expo, and let him know in no uncertain terms that they wanted to get a few things on the record. 

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Valkaria Airport Opponent Elected To Advisory Board

Pilots, Advocates Decry Unusual Move

"Hiring an arsonist as fire chief would surprise me less." That's how Palm Bay, FL city councilman -- and former Valkaria Airport board chairman -- Milo Zonka summarized the recent appointment of a longtime airport critic to the Valkaria Airport advisory board.

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Diamond Aircraft Receives EASA Approval For Binzhou Facility

Chinese Plant Will Produce DA40-TDI For Asian Market

Shandong Bin AO Aircraft Industries (SBAAI), Diamond Aircraft's Chinese production facility has been awarded production authority for the DA40-TDI, Diamond's 4-place, single-engine piston aircraft.

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Liberty Throws Alpha Aviation Customers A Bone

Will Honor Deposits Towards XL2 Purchase

In light of the placement of New Zealand planemaker Alpha Aviation into Receivership last month, US-based general aviation aircraft manufacturer Liberty Aerospace tells ANN it has decided to honor customer deposits from Alpha Aviation clients, towards the purchase of a new Liberty XL2 aircraft.

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Cirrus Expands To Venezuela, Surrounding Region

Millennial Technologies, LLC Named Official Distributor

Cirrus Design announced Monday that Millennial Technologies, LLC -- an FAA Certified repair station that specializes in the sales and installation of avionics equipment -- will serve as the facility for Aero-Acciones, C.A., Cirrus’ Venezuelan sales center for distribution in the region.

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Pilot Lost In Minnesota Cessna 140 Accident

Reportedly Just Purchased Vintage Plane

A pilot flying his newly-acquired vintage Cessna home to Texas was lost Friday, when the aircraft crashed near Grand Meadow, MN.

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Aurora Flight Sciences Receives Patent For Flight Suit Seal

Self-Actuating Technology Could Be Applied To Flood Control

Aurora Flight Sciences was recently granted US Patent 7,313,829: Sealing device for bodysuit and sealing method using hydrogels. The technology protected by this patent was originally developed for the US Navy to be incorporated into their Helicopter Aircrew Integrated Life Support System (HAILSS).

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