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March 12, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.13.06

Confusion of Norman Mineta's remarks on user fees...

Reaction to the ATA's plan from a Kansas Congressman...

And how Troy Martin figures you can benefit from his experience...


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ANN Special Feature: Exclusive Interview with Congressman Todd-Tiahrt (R-KS) on User Fees 03.13.06

Perhaps General Aviation has no more staunch an ally right now than Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt. Here, he talks about the coming war over user fees in an exclusive interview with ANN's Jim Campb

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.13.06

Confusion of Norman Mineta's remarks on user fees...

Reaction to the ATA's plan from a Kansas Congressman...

And how Troy Martin figures you can benefit from his experience.

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Fast Company: Gulfstream G450 Sets Denver-Honolulu Speed Record

A Gulfstream G450 business jet recently established a new city-pair speed record between Denver’s Centennial Airport and Honolulu Airport on the island of Oahu. The aircraft flew 2,944 nautical miles in 7 hours and 7 minutes, at an average speed of Mach 0.84 and with an average headwind of 61 knots.

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Avidyne Receives European TSO Authorizations

Avidyne Entegra Release 6.0 and EX500 MFD Receive TSOs From EASA

Avidyne Corporation tells ANN that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) for the Release 6.0 upgrade for the Entegra integrated flight deck and for the EX500 multi-function display (MFD).

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Raburn Responds To ATA's User Fee, VLJ Stance... And We've Got Him On ANN!

ANN's Interview With Eclipse Aviation's Vern Raburn, Coming Tuesday

In the course of ANN's coverage of the user fee issue, we've reported on a number of entities and individuals weighing in on the ATA's position on user fees. Aero-News was recently able to speak, at length, with Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn about the proposal... as well as ATA's "unmitigated falsehoods" concerning the impact that VLJs will have on national airspace.

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ISS Preparing For Visitors

The International Space Station crew's week included a robotic arm first and a docking communications test to prepare for a new European cargo ship set to launch next year. Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev also repaired a cabin air analyzer and completed a scientific study of the effects of weightlessness on the muscles, joints and bones of the lower body.

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American Legend Names Three To Advisory Board

American Legend Aircraft has named three key persons to the company's advisory board. These appointments include Clyde Smith Jr., notable Cub historian and restoration expert; Danny Goggins, company test pilot; and Rich Giannotti, first Legend Cub customer.

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FAA Changes Chief of Staff

One of our favorite news-spies dropped us a copy of an internal memo issued by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, announcing the appointment of a new Chief of Staff for the FAA...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.12.06): Pilot's Windshear Guide

Aero-Tips!

It’s an oldie-but-goodie... FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-54, the Pilot’s Windshear Guide.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.12.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you know someone in the Navy, you may have been lucky enough to attend a “Family Day” cruise on a carrier. The carrier cruises outside US waters and puts on an “airshow” filled with cat launches, fly-bys and “traps” by some of the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.12.06): CARVER

CARVER Criticality, Accessibility, Recuperability, Vulnerability, Effect, and Recognizability. A means to assist in selecting the best targets or components to attack. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.12.06)

"I think ATA is putting forth a proposal that would essentially be a cost shift from commercial carriers to private and business aircraft that I think is unnecessary, heavily bureaucratic, and not acceptable to Congress in general." Source: From Jim Campbell's forthcoming interview with KS Congressman Todd Tiahrt, to be Aero-Cast this Monday morning... don't miss it!

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-05-11 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-05-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-05-08 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-05-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 series airplanes.

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