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February 07, 2007

NATA's Coyne Calls For Increased Airport Funding In FY2008 Budget

Awaits 'Explanation' Of FAA Funding Proposal, Including User Fees

The Fiscal Year 2008 (FY2008) budget submitted to Congress Monday by President Bush continues to stir comments from aviation letter groups, with National Air Transport Association President James K. Coyne the latest to weigh in on the controversial plan.

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Avidyne, S-TEC Celebrate First Customer Delivery Of Alliant-Equipped King Air

First Customer Installation Delivered 90 Days After STC Received

Avidyne and S-TEC are wasting no time in getting King Airs equipped with their new Alliant Integrated Flight Deck into customers' hands. The companies announced the delivery of the first such customer-owned Beechcraft King Air 200 this week.

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PR TFR: 02.09.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2630

Issue Date: February 07, 2007 at 1122 UTC Location: Eastern side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: February 09, 2007 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 09, 2007 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) CERAP, 787-253-8664

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Kuwait's Jazeera Airways Opens Dubai Hub

Carrier Operates Fleet Of Brand New A320 Jets

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways, which, until Saudi Arabia's National Air Service begins scheduled service, remains the Middle East's first and only private scheduled airline, announced Wednesday it has established a hub in Dubai.

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FAA Asks To Release Vintage Aircraft Certification Data

Bill Would Release Info On Abandoned Aircraft To Owners

The EAA and the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) have worked for years with FAA regulators to obtain certification data for the owners of orphaned aircraft who need it. Now, it appears those efforts are to finally bear fruit.

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Noted Alzheimer's Researcher Lost In Mooney Crash

Aircraft Went Down Under Unknown Circumstances

Pioneering Alzheimer's research scientist Doctor Leon Thal, 62, was lost last Saturday when his Mooney M20 went down in the mountains near Borrego Springs, CA.

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US And EU Launch New Round Of 'Open Skies' Negotiations

EU Seeks Greater Involvement In US Aviation

ANN has learned the US Secretary for Transportation, Mary Peters, the European Commission vice president in charge of Transport, Jacques Barrot, and German Transport Minister, Wolfgang Tiefensee, met Tuesday in Washington to kick off a new round of air transport negotiations in hopes of reaching consensus on a comprehensive transatlantic agreement collectively known as the "Open Skies" treaty.

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US Confirms Seven Lost In Iraq CH-46 Downing

Insurgent Group Claims Responsibility

US military officials have confirmed seven crewmembers and passengers were killed when a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter went down in Iraq's Anbar province Wednesday morning.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.07.07

NBAA President Ed Bolen On FAA Funding And User Fees

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.07.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.07.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NBAA President Ed Bolen: 02.07.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Ed Bolen, president

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.07.07

At least two organizations are happy with President Bush's plans for aviation and aerospace...
A female astronaut is charged with attempted murder...
...and an arrest is made in another laser

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.07.07

At least two organizations are happy with President Bush's plans for aviation and aerospace...
A female astronaut is charged with attempted murder...
...and an arrest is made in another laser

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ANN Special Feature: NBAA President Ed Bolen 02.07.07

User fees aren't just unfair. They threaten to turn the FAA into a new IRS. National Business Aviation Association President Ed Bolen shares his thoughts on general aviation user fees with ANN's Ji

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Not Again! Man Arrested For Aiming Laser At Helicopter

Already In Jail On Unrelated Charges

A South Florida man who initially blamed his son for pointing a handheld laser at a sheriff's helicopter last month is now in jail, charged with not one but two crimes... only one of which is related to a laser.

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Historic Patrick AFB Flying Club Closing Its Doors

Aero Club Lost $42K In Past Two Years

A proud tradition dating back nearly 50 years is shutting down at Patrick Air Force Base, located along Florida's Space Coast and home to the 45th Space Wing. Florida Today reports The Aero Club at Patrick was hit with dwindling membership, coming in part to tightened security restrictions at the base in the days following 9/11.

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Chicago TV News Program Exposes ID Badge Problem At O'Hare

Missing Or Unaccounted-For Badges Number In The Thousands

In a report with sweeping implications, Chicago TV news station CBS2 uncovered a problem with security badges at the city's O'Hare airport. The station found that persons with a security badge get into the airport through an employee side gate lacking any of the security measure employed by TSA to screen airline passengers.

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Non-Av Press Asks If Outsourced Maintenance Is 'An Accident Waiting To Happen'

AMFA Says Growing Trend Raises Air Safety and Security Concerns

Sources at the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) tell ANN the March 2007 issue of Consumer Reports magazine -- perhaps best known for its comparisons and reviews of products ranging from toasters, to SUVs -- includes a feature article titled, "An Accident Waiting To Happen? Outsourcing Raises Air-Safety Concerns."

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AIAA 'Pleased' With Level Of NASA Funding In Bush Budget

Warns Cuts Could Undermine Nation's Standing In Aerospace

While most of the attention on President Bush's proposed FY2008 budget, released Monday, has centered on the contentious issue of user fees in the aerospace community, the American Institution of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) notes one area of that fiscal plan shows promise: the amount of funding allotted for NASA.

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X Prize Opens Registration For Next Lunar Challenge

$2 Million Competition Sponsored By NASA And Northrup Grumman

The X Prize Foundation told ANN Tuesday it has set registration dates and made rules changes for the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge -- a competition requiring vehicles to simulate trips between the moon's surface and lunar orbit.

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Dassault Racks Up The Miles On Its Falcon 7X

Flight Testing Almost Over

Representatives with Dassault Falcon tell ANN that as part of a function and reliability test, Falcon 7X s/n 04 flew over 6,100 nautical miles on December 20, 2006.

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FTS Now Offering New GA Training Programs

GA Pilots Can Now Get CFI, MEI And Instrument Training

Flight Training Services International (FTSI) has informed ANN it's introduced several new training programs through its CAPT (Commercial Airline Pilot Training) program.

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Proxy Aviation Tests UAV Auto-Takeoff And Land System

Look Ma, No Hands... And No Pilot!

Proxy Aviation Systems, developer of fully autonomous, optionally piloted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced Tuesday it has successfully completed testing of the automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) capabilities of SkyWatcher at a USAF-sponsored demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

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Flight 1 Offers Courseware For Avidyne Owners

Allows Pilots To Familiarize Themselves With Entegra System

Flight 1 Aviation Technologies told ANN Tuesday its Avidyne PFD Multimedia courseware is now available, enabling pilots and owners of Avidyne-equipped aircraft to efficiently operate and familiarize themselves with the Avidyne Entegra EXP5000 Primary Flight Display.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.07.07)

Aero-Linx!

Bird and other wildlife strikes to aircraft cause over $600 million in damage to US civil and military aviation annually and put the lives of aircraft crew members and their passengers at risk.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.07.07): Quiet Aircraft

Aero-Terms!

In the mid-1960's, Lockheed engineers took on the challenge of designing a quiet aircraft that could see, but not be seen or heard, in the night, like the Army’s YO-3A "Quiet Star." Shhhhh...

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.07.07)

"I do not advise anyone to do this at all."

Source: Collier County (FL) Aviation Supervisor Lieutenant Mark Cherney, speaking on the latest incident involving a handheld laser shone at an aircraft.

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CA Hazard TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/2623 Issue Date: February 07, 2007 at 0152 UTC Type: Hazards

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