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April 22, 2006

Delta Issues 'Clean Day' Defense, Clarification

"Initiative Is A Positive For Customers And Employees"

The news of Delta Air Lines' new "Clean Campaign,"  -- an initiative the airline says "includes increasing the frequency of aircraft deep cleans and completing its on-going program to refurbish aircraft interiors"... in part, by using employees who volunteer to donate their time, off-the-clock, to help clean the cabins of Delta aircraft -- has received some criticism from pundits and consumers.

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TSA Warns Terrorists May Target Bizjets

Urges Owners, Airports To Be Vigilant

Citing a message posted in Arabic on an Internet forum, the Transportation Security Administration warned owners of corporate jets and airport officials to be vigilant of dangers, and urged them to boost security.

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Five Students Lost In Indiana Plane Accident

Plane Went Down In Fog On Approach To Land

School officials have confirmed that the five people onboard a Cessna 206 that went down Thursday night while on an ILS approach to land at Bloomington's Monroe County Airport were students from Indiana University's School Of Music.

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Gone West: Scott Crossfield, 84... Part Two Of Two

Legendary Test Pilot, Engineer Lost In GA Accident

Friday, we told of Scott Crossfield's days as a test pilot at NACA's High-Speed Flight Station at Edwards AFB, flying a new breed of experimental jets and rocketplanes... as well as of the controversy surrounding his claim of being the first pilot to fly at Mach 3. In today's conclusion, we tell of some of the situations Crossfield faced as a test pilot, as well as in his later endeavours.

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Scott Crossfield's Planes

If any plane is linked forever to the name Scott Crossfield, it's the X-15. Many test pilots fly experimental planes, but only a dozen flew this near-space vehicle, and of them, Crossfield was the first.

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'Doolittle Goblets' Find New Home At National Museum Of US Air Force

Commemorate Those Who Flew In The "Doolittle Raid" Over Japan

Eighty silver goblets commemorating each man who flew in the "Doolittle Raid" over Japan were added to the collection of the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH Wednesday.

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ICAS Names Bruce Wilson As New President And CEO

Aero-News has learned that the Board of Directors of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) has named Bruce A. Wilson of Silver Spring, MD as President and CEO of ICAS.

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Southwest Airlines Places $1 Billion CFM56-7B Order

CFM Engines Power All SWA Planes

Coinciding with its announcement Thursday that the airline will exercise purchase options on 79 new Boeing 737-700s, Southwest Airlines has announced a $1 billion order (at list price) for CFM56-7B engines to power the planes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.22.06): Injuries And Flight


When self-certifying your medical condition for a specific flight, consider the added effects the flight environment might have on your physical condition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.06)


Some times you just forget to write those postcards home while you’re on vacation. Now you can send them when you get home, via the internet, save the postage, right?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.06): Defcon


Defense Readiness Condition -- Measure of the activation and readiness level of the US armed forces.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.22.06)

"We are honored in the trust you place in us. We will honor and respect that trust."

Source: Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles D. Metcalf, director of the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH to the eight Doolittle Raiders attending a reunion at the base last week on the 64th anniversary of the famous raid. The museum is now home to the "Doolittle Goblets" -- 80 silver goblets commemorating each man who flew in the raid over Japan.

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CA TFR: 04.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5952 Issue Date: April 21, 2006 at 15:48 UTC Location: Santa Ana, California Beginning Date and Time: April 24, 2006 at 14:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 24, 2006 at 18:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2006-08-13 MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-08-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PW535A turboshaft engines with serial numbers (SNs) lower than DC0241, and with hydromechanical fuel control (HFC) part number (P/N) 819735-4, 819735-5, or 819735-6 installed.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-01 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes.

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Urgent CASA AD: BAE Systems

Applicability: Model BAe 146 100 Series aircraft, serial number E1144 and subsequent. Model BAe 146 200 Series aircraft, serial number E2148 and subsequent. Model BAe 146 300 Series aircraft, serial number E3141 and subsequent. Model AVRO 146-RJ70 Series aircraft, serial numbers E1223 through E1267. Model AVRO 146-RJ85 Series aircraft, serial numbers E2208 through E2277, and E2288. Model AVRO 146-RJ100 Series aircraft, serial numbers E3221 through E3276, and E3282, E3283, E3284, and E3286.

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