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November 15, 2006

AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2006-23-11 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-23-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce, plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines.

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Air China Accepts Its 150th Boeing Plane

737-800 Sports Olympic Livery

On Tuesday, Boeing and Air China celebrated the delivery of the 150th Boeing airplane to the carrier. The new 737-800 is the first airplane in China to feature the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games livery highlighting the official mascots -- the five "Fuwa" animal cartoon characters.

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Kingfisher Takes Delivery Of Its First A321s

Indian Launch Customer For The Aircraft

India's Kingfisher Airlines has taken delivery of four A321 narrowbody aircraft. Their first A321 was delivered to the Mumbai-based airline in late October 2006, in Hamburg, Germany.

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Rolls-Royce Wins $100 Million Share Of Tiger Airways V2500 Deal

Will Supply Engines For A320-Family Planes

Representatives with Rolls-Royce told ANN Wednesday the company has secured business worth up to $100 million as its share of an order for V2500 engines and aftermarket services from Singapore-based Tiger Airways, one of Asia's leading low-cost carriers.

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More LSA's In The Desert: Tecnam At AOPA Expo

And A New "Twin" Brother Is On The Way

Tecnam Aircraft was on site at AOPA Expo 2006, held last week in Palm Springs, CA, with their C-152 look-alike P2004 Bravo. But don’t let its familiar looks fool you; the Bravo is a completely new aircraft, with a full cantilever wing and better performance than its much senior predecessor.

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Controllers Say Poor Staffing, FAA Rules Contributed To Fatal IN Accidents

Say Flights Should Have Been Controlled By Closed TRACON

Below is the unedited text of a release from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, regarding two fatal accidents in Indiana this year... and the union's belief that FAA policies may have played a role in those accidents.

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Environmentalists File Lawsuit To Stop KPFN Move

Claim Rare Bird Seen In Area

A plan approved by the FAA to move the Panama City - Bay County airport (PFN) to 4,000 undeveloped acres donated by a private landowner has raised the ire of environmentalist groups... and they're going to court over it.

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Aviace Drops Its Lawsuit Against Eclipse Aviation

Judge Finds Swiss Company Planned To Resell Its Jets

The Swiss startup company that accused Eclipse Aviation of illegally cancelling its orders for 112 very-light-jets has dropped its lawsuit against the planemaker, after a US District Court judge uncovered some discrepancies in its case.

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Check Schedules If You're Flying Through Dallas

A Tale Of Two Airports, And Strong Crosswinds

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 11.15.06 1600 EST: Flights have been delayed left and right throughout the day at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, as stiff crosswinds have forced the bulk of the airport's traffic onto two crosswind runways.

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GAMA Elects 2007 Leadership Committee

Welcomes Eclipse, SMA, Sino Swearingen As New Members

The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected John J. Grisik, Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence and Technology, Goodrich Corporation, as GAMA’s chairman for 2007. Dr. Grisik previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.15.06

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey At AOPA Expo, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.15.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.15.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Marion Blakey Speaks At AOPA Expo: 11.15.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Part Two of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's speech at AOPA Expo 2006.)

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PR TFR: 11.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6266 Issue Date: November 15, 2006 at 15:04 UTC Location: Vieques, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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PR TFR: 11.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6269 Issue Date: November 15, 2006 at 15:14 UTC Location: Vieques, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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PR TFR: 11.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6282 Issue Date: November 15, 2006 at 16:10 UTC Location: East End, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 17, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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US Airways Makes Bid For Restructured Delta

Offers $8 Billion In Cash And Stocks

US Airways Group (USAG) has offered $4 billion cash and 78.5 million shares of US Airways stock to Delta Airlines creditors in a deal that could create the world's largest carrier.

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Comair FA's Approve Agreement, Pay Cuts

Concessions Total $7.9 Million Per Year

There were times it looked like this would never happen... but flight attendants at beleagured regional carrier Comair voted Tuesday to accept pay cuts and other concessions, to assist the carrier in its bid to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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FAA Approves Plan To Change McCarran Departure Rules

Planes Now Permitted To Turn NW After Takeoff

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it has approved a plan to resume "right turn" departures out of Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport. The plan routes more aircraft over affluent neighhborhoods in the northwest section of the gambling town.

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Frontier, AirTran Form LCC Alliance

Don't Call It A Codeshare, Though

Two low-cost carriers serving different sides of the US announced Tuesday they will join forces to market each other's flights -- nearly doubling the destinations each can offer.

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Expo Seminar Gives Crash Course In Flying South of the Border

Viva Mexico!

In an all-too-brief seminar given by Jack McCormick, President of Baja Bush Pilots, at last week's AOPA Expo, attendees attempted to learn the proper paperwork and hints to fly into Mexico without incident.

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Pass The Juice! Lindbergh A Natural Spokesman For AOPA's Project Pilot

But It Took Some Effort For Him To Grow Wings

"Pass the 'juice'" is the term AOPA Project Pilot spokesman Erik Lindbergh uses to talk about mentoring and the passion that goes along with it. "There is no higher calling than to pass along the 'juice' that I got from other people, to get where I am today."

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El Al Drops Plan To Buy Boeings

May Switch To Airbus Instead

Israeli carrier El Al announced this week it will not go ahead with its plans to buy 10 Boeing 787 airliners, starting in 2012... and furthermore, may instead opt for Airbus planes.

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Woman Passes Out On Flight After Meds Confiscated

Security Takes Medications At Checkpoint; Appear Later On Plane

A Swedish woman is doing okay now, after she went into allergic shock and lost consciousness for nearly half an hour while on a recent flight from Paris to Stockholm. Why did that happen? Turns out her medication was taken away during a security check in France.

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Aeromexico Orders More Dreamliners, 737s

Representatives with Boeing told ANN Tuesday that Aeroméxico, Mexico's largest airline, has ordered two more 787-8 Dreamliners, and 10 more Next-Generation 737-700s.

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Boeing Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking TN Machinists

Workers Will Vote On Agreement Wednesday

Boeing announced Sunday it has reached a tentative agreement with the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, to end a three-month strike at the company's Oak Ridge, TN facility.

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Second EA-18G Growler Takes Flight

Will Join First Plane In Test Program

Aero-News learned Tuesday the second EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft has taken its first flight... and like the first aircraft, the flight took place ahead of schedule.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.15.06): Single Engine Service Ceiling

Aero-Tips!

Why should a multiengine pilot know the SESC of the airplane he or she is flying?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.15.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum presenting educational, entertaining and exciting experiences in Air and Space. Located in Glenville (NY) the museum boasts nine buildings situated on 27 acres adjacent to Schenectady County Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.15.06): Wilde Sau

Aero-Terms!

"Wild Boar" -- German "freelance" night fighter system using single engine aircraft during WWII.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.15.06)

"There is no higher calling than to pass along the 'juice' that I got from other people, to get where I am today... Statistics show that if you have a mentor during your private pilot license you're three times more likely to get your ticket."

Source: AOPA Project Pilot spokesman Eric Lindbergh, encouraging pilots attending last week's AOPA Expo 2006 to "pass the juice" and become mentors for student pilots through the program.

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