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December 13, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.14.06

The NTSB says pilots need to verbally cross-check what runway they're on...
Boeing joins with airlines in protesting a planned FAA regulation for 737 rudders...
...and astronauts onboard Disc

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.14.06

The NTSB says pilots need to verbally cross-check what runway they're on...
Boeing joins with airlines in protesting a planned FAA regulation for 737 rudders...
...and astronauts onboard Disc

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2 - Lancair Founder Lance Neibauer 12.14.06

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell catches up with Lance Neibauer, a designer who's mark on modern aviation is still very fresh.

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PR TFR: 12.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8314  Issue Date: December 13, 2006 at 1225 UTC Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: December 15, 2006 at 1100 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 15, 2006 at 2000 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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Boeing Employees At Risk Of ID Theft

Stolen Laptop Contained Personal Data On 382,000

A laptop containing the personal information of some 382,000 past and present Boeing employees was stolen earlier this month.

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F-35 Completes Taxi Tests, Prepares For Flight

Could Happen Any Day Now...

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.13.06 1115 EST: Representatives with Lockheed Martin tell ANN the first production-spec F-35 Lightning II successfully completed all ground taxi tests Tuesday, paving the way for its inaugural flight.

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Airlines, Boeing Protest Additional Oversight Of 737 Rudders

Say Additional Monitoring Systems Not Needed

Past problems with the rudder mechanisms on Boeing 737s are receiving attention once again, with the American manufacturer and airlines banding together to protest the US government's plan to require closer monitoring of those systems by 2008.

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VA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8212 Issue Date: December 12, 2006 at 1721 UTC Location: Montebello, Virginia near MONTEBELLO VOR/DME (MOL) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Washington (ZDC) Center, 703-771-3470

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NASA Sends ISS Crew To Station's Shielded Areas Overnight

Violent Solar Storm Causes Radiation Concerns With Agency

A violent solar explosion late Tuesday caused enough concern at NASA the agency directed the crews of Expedition 14 and visiting shuttle Discovery to move to the most shielded areas of the ISS last night on concerns harmful radiation.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 12.13.06

Lancair Founder Lance Neibauer, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.13.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.13.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Lance Neibauer, Part One: 12.13.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Lancair founder Lance Neibauer.)

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Another Marine Helicopter Is Down In Iraq

US Military Reports 18 Injuries

A US Marine CH-53E Super Stallion (file photo of type below) conducting routine passenger and cargo operations in Iraq's Anbar province made a hard landing on Monday injuring 18 according to a statement from the US military.

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NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation In Wake Of Comair Accident

Cites No Crew Coordination Of Runway After Takeoff Clearance

Based on last summer's accident involving Comair flight 5191, and five other previous accidents and/or incidents of crews using the wrong runway for take off, the NTSB has issued specific recommendations to amend the FAR Part 121 rules.

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Delta's Pilots Continue To Defy US Airways Merger Bid

Union Says Labor Contract Blocks Merger Attempt

The chairman of Delta's chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association Lee Moak says US Airways' talk of a merger between it and Delta is moot.

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Saudi's New Private Carrier Looks At BIG Orders

Newly Licensed NAS Now Plans 100-Plane Fleet

 Saudi Arabia's newly licensed National Air Services (NAS), the country's first privately-held airline, announced Wednesday a $2 billion fleet expansion plan.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.13.06

Airbus receives type-certification for its A380...
A historian claims the Tuskegee Airmen's record may not have been so "perfect"...
...and the shuttle Discovery's crew begins work on the Int

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.13.06

Airbus receives type-certification for its A380...
A historian claims the Tuskegee Airmen's record may not have been so "perfect"...
...and the shuttle Discovery's crew begins work on the Int

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1 - Lancair Founder Lance Neibauer 12.13.06

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell catches up with Lance Neibauer, a designer who's mark on modern aviation is still very fresh.

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Main Sponsor

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AirTran Tenders Offer For Rival Midwest

Merger Mania Continues Even Among Budget Carriers

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.13.06 1430 EST: Budget carrier AirTran said on Wednesday it's offered to buy rival airline Midwest.

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A Window Of Opportunity For US-EU Trade Dispute?

US Rep Says Airbus Must Forgo Gov't Help On A350

There may be a "window" of opportunity in the United States' long-running dispute with Europe over development aid for Airbus and Boeing aircraft. In fact, a top US trade official says an agreement on the contentious issue may occur as soon as the end of next summer.

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STS-116 Astronauts Get To Work On ISS

Closer Inspection Of Heat Shield Not Necessary

Following the shuttle Discovery's successful docking Monday with the International Space Station, astronauts Robert Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang stepped out of the station Tuesday afternoon for the first of three planned spacewalks.

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UAL Next In Line For Merger Mania?

Continental, Delta Rumored Candidates

Rumors of an impending merger decision swirled around United Airlines' annual investor briefing Tuesday... but management kept quiet on whether the airline was looking at making a bid for a rival airline.

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Canada, Australia, UK Reaffirm Support For JSF Program

Join Production And Support Phase For F-35

Some good news for Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter program. Three countries have joined the production and support phase of the stealthy F-35 Lightning II.

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VA Spaceport's Inaugural Launch Delayed Until Friday

USAF Works To Fix Satellite Glitch

The inaugural launch from Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport has been delayed until at least the end of this week.

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Comair Pilots Vote To Authorize Strike

Judge Says Tactic Won't Sway Ruling

Pilots at beleagured regional carrier Comair voted overwhelmingly Monday to give union leaders the authorization to call a strike, if they feel it's necessary.

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Christmas Trees Return To SeaTac

Rabbi Says He Won't Sue Over Lack Of Menorah

A holiday controversy in Seattle appears to be nearing an end.

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'A Major Backup On Cumberland... Hey, What's Wrong With My Landing Gear?'

Traffic Reporter Makes Safe Emergency Landing

A traffic reporter in Knoxville, TN had to deal with more than just bottlenecks Tuesday, when the landing gear of his Cessna 182RG wouldn't lock into place.

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Guggenheim Partners Orders Three Boeing 777 Freighters

Option For One More, $708 Million At List Prices

Boeing announced Tuesday that US-based aviation investment firm Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC (GAP), acting on behalf of one of its investment funds, has ordered three Boeing 777 Freighters. GAP also has an option to purchase one additional airplane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.13.06): Satellite Images

Aero-Tips!

Don't trust any one source of weather data alone. Compare weather information to complementary observations and forecast products to get a more complete picture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.13.06)

Aero-Linx!

Today’s Aviation High School linx takes us across the US to Seattle (WA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.13.06): Part 43

Aero-Terms!

The part of the FARs dealing with maintenance maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of certain aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.13.06)

"It has been clear that the US definition of a negotiation is one that sees the total elimination of launch investment on the Airbus side, but continuation of healthy subsidies for Boeing on their side."

Source: Peter Mandelson, chief trade negotiator for the European Union in the continuing battle over subsidies before the World Trade Organization.

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