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November 11, 2005

ANN Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.11.05

Poberezny: It's Getting Better All The Time

EAA President Tom Poberezny -- like all the leaders of aviation's alphabet groups -- has been working hard to beef up the image of general aviation in the general media. As you know, the industry took quite a number of hits after 9/11, on issues ranging from airport security to ADIZ incursions. Is that work paying off? On today's ANN Special Report Aero-Cast, Poberezny tells ANN's Jim Campbell that... it is.

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New Mexico TFR: 11.12.05 - 11.14.05

NOTAM: 5/0529  Issued: 11/10/2005 18:40  Effective: 11/12/2005 12:30 - 11/14/2005 15:30  State: NM  Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type: SPACE FLIGHT  Description: WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE NM  

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Pennsylvania TFR: 11.11.05

NOTAM: 5/0557 Issued: 11/10/2005 21:10 Effective: 11/11/2005 15:55 - 11/11/2005 19:40 State: PA Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: VIP Description: WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON/TOBYHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA

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Instructor, Student Killed In VA Accident

Plane Briefly Reported To Be Carrying NM Governor

A flight instructor and student were both killed Wednesday morning when their 1999 Piper PA28 Warrior went down in a left bank described by an eyewitness as "a complete perpendicular position to the earth."

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CAE SimuFlite Adds Two More Simulators To Morristown Training Center

CAE’s new business aviation training center in Morristown, New Jersey, will initially house two full-flight simulators in addition to the Falcon 7X and the Falcon 900 EX/EASy and 2000 EX/EASy simulators already announced.

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NBAA Elects Three New Directors

NBAA has announced the election of three new Directors during the Association’s Annual Meeting.

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Airline Catches Heat For Ticketless Pax

Where Was The TSA?

A 29-year-old New Jersey man is in custody today, and the airline he tried to sneak aboard -- American Airlines -- is facing a stiff fine, after he allegedly boarded an AA flight from Newark to Miami without a ticket or boarding pass.

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Embraer Selects Garmin's G1000 For New BizJets

Garmin has announced that Embraer has selected the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite as the avionics package for Embraer's new Very Light Jet and Light Jet business aircraft.

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On This, Boeing And Airbus Can Agree

2005 Was A Record Sales Year

It's not often you get to break two records in the same year... but that's what it looks like for Boeing. In addition to breaking the non-stop long distance record with the Boeing 777-200-LR, the Chicago-based aerospace giant is headed for a record year for sales -- as is their archrival, Airbus.

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Kitfox Builders Get A Little Good News: Sport Plane LLC Becomes Rotax OEM

Sport Plane LLC is helping abanadoned Kitfox builders with technical support and parts to complete their projects.

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ExecuJet Joins Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services

Firm Is Strong And Growing Presence In Europe, Mideast, Africa

A missing piece of the puzzle -- the aircraft-sales piece -- dropped into place for Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Service (LBAS) on Tuesday, November 8th at the National Business Aviation Association annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida.

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USS Enterprise VAQ-137 Keeps Their Aircraft On The Prowl

The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) began the second week of its Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) in the Atlantic Ocean Nov. 5, and sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 are keeping the Prowlers flying under the radar -- or rather, rendering the enemy’s radar useless.

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Where's G.I. Willie And His DC-3?

FL Interstate Icons AWOL... But Not For Long

Florida residents commuting along Interstate 4 between Orlando and Tampa did a double take Wednesday... and not for the reason they once did. Whereas the sight of a DC-3 on its nose -- complete with a dangling paratrooper hanging out the back -- once alarmed some residents, many are now asking where the hapless G. Willie and his plane have disappeared to.

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ISS Gets A Boost

A Little Higher... Higher... That's Good!

The International Space Station is now orbiting the earth nearly five miles higher than before, after astronaut Bill McArthur and cosmonaut Valery Tokarev used the station's M-54 escape ship as a booster rocket (remember Arthur C. Clarke's "2010"?) and fired the pod's engines while it was docked to the space station.

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NBAA 2005 - Day Two

Community Enthusiasm On Exhibit Floor Confirmed By Business Aircraft Sales

By ANN Correspondent Dave Higdon Smoke without mirrors. That seems to be the prevailing impression from the 58th Annual convention of the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando. Maybe the better cliche should be, "Where there's smoke, there's fire."

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Eclipse Order Book Swells To 2,357

Announces 80 Orders From Two On-Demand Carriers

Thursday at NBAA 2005 -- "Where Business Aviation Gets Business Done" -- exactly that happened, as Eclipse Aviation revealed their order count for the Eclipse 500 very light jet (VLJ) -- including options -- now stands at 2,357 aircraft. The announcement came as the company announced fleet operators JetSet Air Ltd and Linear Air had placed a total of 80 orders for the upcoming jet.

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NBAA 2005 Special Coverage Brought To You By... AVIDYNE!

Avidyne Is ANN's NBAA 2005 Special Coverage Primary Sponsor!

Avidyne, ANN's Primary NBAA 2005 Special Coverage sponsor, is the leading provider of situational awareness displays and integrated flight deck systems for general aviation aircraft, providing the safety, capability, and reliability benefits of air transport and bizjet flight decks, at cost and weight targets required for general aviation. No kidding...

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Spectrum Aeronautical Unveils NextGen BizJet

Linden Blue Is Back!

Coming 'out of the blue' is the announcement of yet another new bizjet... this time from a familiar name we haven't heard from in quite the while. Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC's Spectrum 33 was introduced to the aviation community at NBAA 2005.

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Pilatus Announces PC-12 Improvements For 2006

Pilatus has disclosed to ANN that its flagship PC-12 will be receiving several significant improvements for 2006.  Beginning with the first delivery in January, the 2006 PC-12 will offer better performance, improved handling, increased comfort, and more reliability than its predecessor.

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Klyde Morris 11.11.05

Klyde Starts Picking On China's Moon Plans

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They Made It! 777 Breaks Nonstop Distance Record

Lands At Heathrow After 11,664nm Journey

Boeing established a new world record for nonstop distance travelled by a commercial airplane Thursday when a Boeing 777-200LR "Worldliner" landed at London Heathrow after a 22-hour, 42-minute flight that spanned almost 12,000 nautical miles.

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Olympic Cancels Everything For A Day

ATC Strike Gives Greek Carrier 24 Hours Off

If you were flying on Olympic Airlines Thursday, you didn't.

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Certification Pending: Ibis Aerospace Ae270 Propjet

Ibis Aerospace Ltd. tells ANN that it expects to receive type certification of its Ae270 single-engine turboprop aircraft shortly. The company added that all required actions for certification of the Ae270 aircraft have been completed.

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AEA To Offer Repair Station Training Program Development CD

AEA’s Newest CD ROM Takes The Guesswork Out Of Repair Station Training Program Development

The Aircraft Electronics Association has announced a new member benefit and solution for all repair stations required to submit a Repair Station Training Program per the new FAA guidelines.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.11.05)

"They were warriors. They are veterans. What they have done is written in the pages of history. May we earn this." Source: Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin O'Brien, reflecting on the significance of today, November 11 -- Veteran's Day.

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