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October 19, 2007

One Killed, Two Hurt After Seneca Impacts British Columbia Building

Small Plane Crashes Into Apartment Complex

The pilot of a twin-engine plane was killed Friday when his aircraft struck an apartment building in Richmond, British Columbia. Two persons inside the building were injured.

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Sikorsky Sells Two S-92 Helos To Washington Times Aviation

Will Be Operated In Asia

Sikorsky Aircraft signed a contract this week to provide Washington Times Aviation with two S-92 helicopters for airline use. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2008 and 2009, and will operate in Asia.

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Avro Vulcan Bomber Takes To The Skies Once Again

Only Flying Example Of Cold War Aircraft

A former Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan bomber returned to the skies this week, for the first time in 14 years. Vulcan XH558B took off from Bruntingthorpe Airfield near Leicester Thursday, and flew for 40 minutes, reports the UK's Defence News... making the plane the only flying Vulcan in the world.

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OK TFR: 10.25.07 - 10.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0824 Issue Date: October 19, 2007 at 1228 UTC Location: Davis Field Airport, Muskogee, Oklahoma near OKMULGEE VOR/DME (OKM) Beginning Date and Time: October 25, 2007 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Oklahoma Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Davis Field (MKO) Air Traffic Control Tower, 918-441-4040

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NM TFR: 10.26.07 - 10.29.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0814  Issue Date: October 19, 2007 at 1119 UTC  Location: Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico near BOLES VOR/DME (BWS)  Beginning Date and Time: October 26, 2007 at 1645 UTC  Ending Date and Time: October 29, 2007 at 0030 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: The Holloman Air and Space EXPO 2007  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Holloman (HMN) Air Traffic Control Tower, 505-491-6676 

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Eclipse Aviation Lays Off Portion Of Workforce

Says Losses Will Not Affect Production

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.19.07 1400 EDT: Eclipse Aviation announced Friday it will lay off roughly 10 percent of its Albuquerque, NM-based workforce, as the company switches focus to full-rate production.

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Pratt & Whitney F119 Engine Achieves 50,000 Flight Hours

Powers F-22 Raptor, Variant Propels F-35

The Pratt & Whitney F119 engine has logged more than 50,000 operational flight hours, a major milestone for the engine program. Pratt & Whitney’s F119 is the only fifth-generation fighter engine in operational service and is the exclusive power source for the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor.

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Work Begins On F-35 Carrier Variant Concept

BAE Systems Begins Work On Demonstrator Plane's Tail Section

BAE Systems tells ANN it has started manufacture of the F-35 Lightning II Carrier Variant (CV). The CV aircraft is the final F-35 variant to start production.

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Stop The Fighting! Airbus US Chairman Appeals For Calm In Subsidies Fight

Wants US, EU To Abandon Feud Before WTO... But Also Takes Aim At Boeing

Allan McArtor, chairman of the North American division of European planemaker Airbus, says his employer and America's Boeing should abandon their contentious and costly battle over aircraft subsidies and negotiate a new trade agreement. But wait... this isn't necessarily peace in our time.

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New Canaan To Join FAA Airspace Lawsuit

City Officials Blame Continental Airlines For FAA Influence

A group of New Canaan, CT city officials met on October 16 to approve an agreement that would allow financing a lawsuit appealing a recent airspace design by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Victims Identified In Oklahoma A-36 Downing

Officials Say Pilot Attempted Emergency Landing

Investigators combing through the wreckage of a Beechcraft A-36 Bonanza that crashed Wednesday afternoon near Glenpool, OK have identified the five persons killed in that accident.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.19.07

ADS-B, 406 MHz ELTs, And You... With AEA President Paula Derks

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.19.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ADS-B And You: 10.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Paula Derks, president of the Aircraft Electronics Association.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.07

TSA says those horrible screener test scores are actually good news for safety.
Heads roll in the Air Force's nuke transport scandal.
And NASA gives Rocketplane Kistler the official heave-ho.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.19.07

TSA says those horrible screener test scores are actually good news for safety.
Heads roll in the Air Force's nuke transport scandal.
And NASA gives Rocketplane Kistler the official heave-ho.

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ANN Special Feature: Paula Derks, President, AEA - 10.19.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Aircraft Electronics Association President Paula Derks about the impact on general aviation of requirements for ADS-B and 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On WA Caravan Accident

Notes Pilot Failed To Get Weather Briefings

Below is the Preliminary Report released this week on the October 7 loss of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Washington state.

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EAA Members Celebrate Victory In Jacksonville

Unanimous Vote Repeals Homebuilder Ban

There was a unique opportunity for aviation enthusiasts in Jacksonville, FL to celebrate on Thursday. Several EAA members gathered at Cecil Field Airport to recognize the recent repeal of that city's ordinance banning construction of aircraft in a person's own home.

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NY Governor Pledges $2 Million To Plattsburgh International Airport

Former Air Force Base Sees New Life As Growing Passenger Hub

Last year, then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer visited Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in the midst of construction of its new terminal... and became the airport's first passenger arrival.

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NASA Pulls COTS Funding From Rocketplane Kistler

But Company Has Option To Resubmit Bid

As expected, NASA has terminated its contract with Rocketplane Kistler to develop an inexpensive means of transporting cargo to the International Space Station, under the Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) program.

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Emirates Tells Boeing It Wants More Thrust For 787-10

Would Prefer GE Competitor To Rolls-Royce Turbofan

Boeing stands to lose out on a tantalizing 100-plane order from Middle Eastern airline Emirates, because the largest proposed version of its 787 Dreamliner isn't powerful enough for its tastes.

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Klyde Morris (10.19.07)

Once Again, The A380 Suffers Some Production Snags...

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Wildlife Group Wants End To Aerial Hunting In South Dakota

Ranchers Want Planes Back In The Air ASAP

A Colorado-based wildlife protection group is calling for the permanent end of a South Dakota program that allows coyote hunting from airplanes.

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Air Force Pilot Missing From Vietnam War Identified

Major Robert Lapham Is Home At Last

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Thursday the remains of a US serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Maj. Robert G. Lapham, US Air Force, of Marshall, MI. He will be buried Friday in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.07)

Aero-Linx!

History, photos and other relics of the great Zeppelin airship era.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.19.07)

"I am particularly pleased to recognize Glorious Johnson for acknowledging the potential of the homebuilt aircraft community and allowing citizens of Jacksonville to continue to build and restore their personal aircraft."

Source: Earl Lawrence, EAA's vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, thanking Jacksonville, FL Councilwoman Johnson on her efforts towards repealing that city's ordinance banning construction of aircraft in a person's own home. Johnson spearheaded the unanimous vote to repeal the ordinance on September 27.

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OK TFR: 10.20.07 - 10.21.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0782  Issue Date: October 18, 2007 at 2209 UTC  Type: Space Operations 

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FL TFR: 10.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/0772  Issue Date: October 18, 2007 at 2016 UTC  Type: Security 

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