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April 29, 2006

NATCA Says A Majority In Congress Support 'Fair FAA' Act

Bill Would Force FAA Back To Bargaining Table

If you can't mediate... legislate. That seems to be the message in the latest volley from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association in its contract fight with the FAA.

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Another Lawsuit Filed In Southwest Midway Accident

Boeing, City Of Chicago Named As Co-Defendants

Claiming that the pilots of Southwest Flight 1248 were negligent in the operation of their aircraft in last December's fatal accident at Chicago's Midway Airport, a passenger injured during the fatal landing has sued the airline,  Boeing, and the City of Chicago.

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Mexican Lawmakers Vote To Launch Space Program

Bill Faces Opposition In Upper House

On Wednesday, lawmakers in Mexico City approved a bill that, if passed by the Senate, would create a new Mexican Space Agency that supporters hope will help bring Mexico into the international space community.

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Life Aboard Aircraft Carrier Revolves Around Support For Troops On Ground

USS Ronald Reagan -- And Its Young Crew -- On Call In Persian Gulf

The sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan understand that what they do helps their brothers and sisters in arms in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Pilatus Celebrates The 600th PC-12 Business Turboprop

Aircraft Goes To US Customer

Pilatus Aircraft announced Friday a major program milestone, as the company delivered its 600th PC-12 business turboprop. David Domenico, President of Aviation Sales, Inc. (ASI), marked the event by accepting the keys on behalf of a California-based customer.

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M7 Aerospace Names Ronald W. Frederick As New President And CEO

Former Prez Williams Now Vice Chairman, Member Of Board

Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of M7 Aerospace named Ronald W. Frederick to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s operations and financial performance.

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Embraer Signs Deal With India To Support Government's Legacy 600s

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer announced Friday the government of India signed a support contract with the company to increase the operational efficiency of its five Legacy 600 executive jets, in operation with the Indian Air Force and the Border Security Force.

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ICG Selected To Provide Satcom On Upcoming Challenger 605 Bizjets

Any business jet manufacturer in today's market knows you won't get very far with potential customers without offering some kind of onboard satellite communications system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.29.06): No Echoes

Aero-Tips!

What does it mean when ATC reads the Radar weather and responds "no echoes"?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.29.06)

Aero-Linx!

Flip, flap and fly. Take a trip down video game memory lane with Joust. Hey, it’s aviation... kinda.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.29.06): Dragalons

Aero-Terms!

Control surfaces that slow one side of a wing down by creating more drag, and thus turn the wing. Used in ultralights.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.29.06)

"Southwest Airlines acted in conscious disregard for the safety of its passengers on Flight 1248, as well as for the victims on the ground and the general public."

Source: Attorney Daniel O. Rose, with the law firm of Kreindler and Kreindler, in the announcement Friday of a new lawsuit in the tragic accident at Chicago's Midway Airport last December, that resulted in the death of a six-year-old boy.

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FL TFR: 05.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6434 Issue Date: April 28, 2006 at 17:22 UTC Location: Lakeland, Florida near LAKELAND VORTAC (LAL) Beginning Date and Time: May 03, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 03, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Tampa (TPA) Air Traffic Control Tower, 813-371-7700

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