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May 06, 2006

Fire At Sabena Technics Hangar Claims Four Planes, Including Second Armavia A320

Second A/C Loss For Carrier In Three Days

A fire that swept through one of aircraft maintenance company Sabena Technic's hangars at Brussels National Airport Thursday night destroyed four aircraft, including a second Airbus A320 belonging to Armenia carrier Armavia. That carrier is still reeling from the loss earlier this week of another A320, that went down in the Black Sea Tuesday night with 113 onboard.

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Rutan Slams NASA For Old-Tech Capsule Design

"I Don't Know What They're Doing"

In a speech Thursday before the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan took the opportunity to grill NASA over the agency's decision to use Apollo-style capsules to ferry astronauts into space -- and, eventually, the moon -- in the post-shuttle era, instead of a more inspired design.

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It's A Bird, It's A Plane... Nope, It's A Giant Big Screen TV

And One Giant Big Screen TV

It isn't everyday we read of a reported breakthrough in the field of aerial advertising... and that's probably a good thing, when you think about it. But the latest news out of Clearwater, FL-based Hi-Tech Electronic Displays is too cool to ignore.

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Airmen To Help Train Iraqi Air Force Pilots Fly Again

Providing Maintenance, Training, And Organizational Help

Pilots from the Iraqi Air Force are being assisted by a team of airmen from Edwards Air Force Base, CA, to get them up in the air and flying again.

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Pilatus Business Aircraft Celebrates 10 Years

Two-Thirds Of PC-12 Fleet Sold By CO Subsidiary

Pilatus is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of its US arm, Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd. (PilBAL), based at Jefferson County Airport (Jeffco) in Broomfield, CO. The wholly owned subsidiary was founded in 1996, and provides completions, marketing, sales, and service for Pilatus aircraft in North and South America.

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Field Aviation Takes Delivery Of First Of Three Dash 8s For Swedish Coast Guard

Company Will Covert Planes To Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Last week, Field Aviation took delivery of the first of three Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 aircraft the company will be converted to Maritime Surveillance Aircraft for the Swedish Coast Guard.

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French Ultralighters Spark Air Security Scramble

Perhaps you heard of some tense moments in Key West, FL on Wednesday. For a short time, authorities thought they might be under attack from the air.

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NASA Sued Over Fraudulent Contract Data

Escape Velocity Isn't Fast Enough To Avoid Lawyers...

Lloyd Chapman, President of the American Small Business League, has filed suit in Federal court against the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order to obtain the names of firms to which NASA has awarded small business contracts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.06.06): Helicopter ILS: Settling With Power


It's time to learn something important about helicopter instrument approaches.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.06.06)


Everyone’s getting into the act. First the Brooklyn Bridge, then swamp land in Florida, now a star.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.06): EEFI


Essential Elements of Friendly Information -- In the context of "friend or foe," these are specific pieces of information regarding friendly (i.e., our) intentions, capabilities, and activities which are likely to be sought by our foes (i.e., our enemies/competitors).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (5.06.06)

"I don't know what they're doing. It doesn't make any sense."

Source: SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan, taking NASA to task over the agency's decision to use Apollo-style capsules to ferry astronauts into space -- and, eventually, the moon -- in the post-shuttle era, instead of a more inspired design.

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FL TFR: 05.09.06 - 05.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7041 Issue Date: May 05, 2006 at 20:29 UTC Location: Orlando, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 17:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 10, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NC TFR: 05.12.06 - 05.14.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6984 Issue Date: May 05, 2006 at 12:34 UTC Location: MCAS New River, North Carolina near NEW BERN VOR/DME (EWN) Beginning Date and Time: May 12, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 14, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds, other flight demonstration teams and the U.S. Army Black Daggers Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: MCAS New River (NCA) Air Traffic Control Tower, 910-449-7490

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