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February 02, 2007

OurPLANE Announces New Travel Program

Discounts On Rental Cars, Limos, Hotels

Representatives with fractional aircraft operation OurPLANE tell ANN travel for fractional owners just got easier, thanks to an innovative new program launched this week.

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Aero Vodochody Aims For Profitability By Early 2008

Czech Aircraft Maker Cutting 450 Jobs

Times are tough at Aero Vodochody... but the Czech aircraft maker says it plans to return to the black by 2008.

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American Airlines Expects To Make Money On Maintenance In '07

Revamps In Tulsa Allow Carrier To Work On More Aircraft

A complete restructuring of operations at American Airlines' maintenance facility in Tulsa, OK two years ago has reaped real benefits, the Fort Worth, TX-based carrier said Thursday.

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Man Arrested 24 Years After Crash Pleads No Contest To Homicide

Fiance Killed In What Man Says Was Elopement Gone Wrong

The Canadian man who disappeared for 24 years after his small plane crashed in a Montana lake, killing his fiance, pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of felony negligent homicide.

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Team JCA Submits Final Proposal Revision For Cargo Aircraft Contract

Touts Early Delivery, Established History

Aero-News learned Friday the Team JCA partnership, led by Raytheon and EADS CASA North America, submitted its final proposal revision (FPR) to the US Army and Air Force for the Joint Cargo Aircraft program January 30, beating the deadline by one day.

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US Airways, America West Pilots Picket For Single Contract

Want Management To Focus On Original Merger

Now that talk of a possible merger with Delta has been put to rest, pilots for America West and US Airways are demanding airline management turn their attention back to settling issues still present nearly two years after the new US Airways was created by the announced merger of the two carriers.

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Lancair, Barrett Engines Team Up For High-Performance Engine Line

More Power!

You can almost hear television character Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor harumphing in the background... as Lancair International and Barrett Precision Engines told ANN Friday the companies have teamed up to offer a new line of Lancair Reno Edition Engines.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.02.07

Return To Flight As A Sport Pilot, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.02.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.02.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Return To The Skies As A Sport Pilot, Part Two: 02.02.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Rob Fi

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.02.07

NBAA's Ed Bolen joins the fray over user fees...
AOPA's Phil Boyer says the FAA is manufacturing a funding crisis...
...and even lieutenant governors in Mooneys can make mistakes!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.02.07

NBAA's Ed Bolen joins the fray over user fees...
AOPA's Phil Boyer says the FAA is manufacturing a funding crisis...
...and even lieutenant governors in Mooneys can make mistakes!

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2 - Rob Finfrock, Sport Pilot 02.02.07

Today... ANN's Managing Editor Rob Finfrock shares his experiences training in a Light Sport Aircraft.

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Cessna Delivers Its 1000th CitationJet

Noteworthy CJ2+ Delivered To Previous Customer

If it seems like Cessna business jets are everywhere, consider this: the planemaker recently delivered its 1000th CitationJet.

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AOPA, FAA Agree On One Thing: Oceanside Airport Is Here To Stay

City's Plan To Stop Accepting AIP Funds Flawed

Oceanside Municipal Airport in Southern California isn't going anywhere -- it will remain open in perpetuity. Representatives with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tell Aero-News the FAA made that crystal clear last week in a letter to Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood.

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AeroConversions Improves Cooling On AeroVee And Jabiru Engines

New Baffles Offered As Laser-Cut Installation Kits

Sonex Aircraft, LLC tells ANN it recently introduced two "cool" new AeroConversions products, in the form of improved cooling baffles for AeroVee and Jabiru engine installations.

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Judge Extends Deadline For Comair Pilot Talks

Sides Have Until February 9 To Hash Out A Deal

Pilots and management at regional carrier Comair went down to the wire once again in talks Thursday for a new contract... until a federal bankruptcy judge extended the deadline for such an agreement to be reached, giving both sides a chance to 'cool off.'

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With Record-Breaking Backlog, Cessna Says It's Sold Out For '07

New Products Push Order Numbers Into Stratosphere

Cessna is enjoying an enviable business position, even for a booming industry -- it's completely sold out for 2007.

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Boeing's 2006 4Q Profits Skyrocket

Planemaker Doubles 2004 Final Quarter Returns

Boeing is truly soaring on wings of gold lately. In recent news the company beat out rival Airbus in the annual airliner order race for the first time since the first part of this decade. Now the industrial giant reports its fourth-quarter profits beat Wall Street expectations -- in a spectacular fashion!

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Klyde Morris (02.02.07)

Suddenly, Delta Execs Have Time On Their Hands...

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Woman Sues JetBlue Over Request For Larger Airsickness Bag

Sues For $5.5 Million After Bumped From Flight

Occasionally, we'll come across a story that makes us feel slightly queasy. Usually, those stories have to do with user fees... but this one certainly qualifies, too.

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L-3 Wins $51 Million Follow-On AVCATT Contract

Networked Battle Simulators Train Helicopter Crews

ANN has learned New York City-based L-3 Communications' Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division won a $51.1 million follow-on production contract to build five additional US Army Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) suites.

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CMC Electronics Purchased By WA-Based Aerospace Supplier

Esterline Corp. Also Caters To Defense Industry

Representatives with CMC Electronics Inc. told ANN Thursday an agreement has been reached regarding the company's acquisition by Esterline Corporation of Bellevue, WA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.02.07)

Aero-Linx!

Did you ever wonder just how pilots, flight attendants and other members of the crew interact? Be nice, now!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.02.07): Mistel

Aero-Terms!

A series of composite aircraft, and without a doubt some of the strangest concepts to achieve operational status with the Luftwaffe.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.02.07)

"New products at Cessna are generating extraordinary customer interest."

Source: Textron CEO Lewis Campbell, on news Cessna broke its own backlog record with $8.5 billion worth of orders on the books. That's a 35 percent increase over a year ago, and means the planemaker is sold out for 2007.

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