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November 12, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.13.08

A DOT task force wimps out on a passengers bill of rights.
Boeing is dogged by the threat of another strike.
And Iran rattles its sabre.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.13.08

A DOT task force wimps out on a passengers bill of rights.
Boeing is dogged by the threat of another strike.
And Iran rattles its sabre.


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ANN Special Feature: Craig Fuller, AOPA: Part II - 11.13.08

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell concludes his interview with Craig Fuller, president-elect of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

FMI: www.aopa.org

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AD NUMBER: 2008-22-20 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-22-20 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD NUMBER: 2008-22-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-22-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD NUMBER: 2008-22-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-22-12 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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Accident Claims Life Of Garmin Sales Manager

Funeral Arrangements Pending For Jerry Smith

Details are sketchy about the downing of a Cessna 177RG Cardinal Tuesday near Mena, AR... but the identity of the lone person onboard has been confirmed.

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Piper Announces Wichita Job Fair

Interviews To Be Held November 20

Aerospace workers who may have recently been let go from their jobs at Cessna or Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita, KS are encouraged to attend a job fair to be held by Piper Aircraft next week.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.12.08

Incoming AOPA President Craig Fuller, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.12.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.12.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Meet The New President: 11.12.08 (ANN Special Report, with Craig Fuller, president-elect of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.)

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NASA Eyes Cold Front Ahead Of Friday's STS-126 Launch

Rain, Clouds May Postpone Mission To ISS

The countdown clock is ticking towards Friday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour... but an approaching weather system may dash hopes of an on-time liftoff.

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Report: Iran Test-Fires Missile Near Iraq Border

Repeats Threats Against US Intrusion

There's more saber-rattling to report from the Mideast. On Tuesday, state-run media reported Iran test-fired a new short-range missile near that country's border with Iraq... a clear signal to the United States against any violation of Iranian airspace.

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WestJet Gets Lucky In Fallout From Boeing Strike

Delayed Deliveries Aid In Capacity Cuts

All things considered, the recent machinists strike at Boeing couldn't have come at a better time for Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.12.08

DHL delivers bad news to employees and customers.
Boeing suppliers deal with a hangover from the machinists strike.
And Eclipse Aviation cancels another tradeshow appearance.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.12.08

DHL delivers bad news to employees and customers.
Boeing suppliers deal with a hangover from the machinists strike.
And Eclipse Aviation cancels another tradeshow appearance.


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ANN Special Feature: Craig Fuller, AOPA: Part I - 11.12.08

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell interviews Craig Fuller, president-elect of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

FMI: www.aopa.org

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FI Projects Defense Spending Will Remain Strong Under Obama

Some Falloff Predicted, But No Sweeping Cuts

The election of Democrat Barack Obama as the next American president has left onlookers questioning the future of US defense spending... but aerospace analysis firm Forecast International predicts spending won't decrease significantly under an Obama administration.

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Civil Air Patrol Member To Pilot Endeavour On STS-126

Eric Boe First Flew C172s As A CAP Cadet

Civil Air Patrol Senior Member and Air Force Colonel Eric Boe will soon achieve what many dream of and few accomplish -- the chance to travel into space. An astronaut with NASA, he will pilot the Space Shuttle Endeavour for mission STS-126, his first voyage into space.

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Southwest Plans To Join Forces With Mexican LCC

Announces Codeshare Agreement With Volaris

Southwest Airlines appears to be leveraging its strong financial footing to expand its reach at a time when many competitors are contracting.

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Pilots Spur Possible Labor Tension At Newly-Merged Delta

Motion For Single-Carrier Status Forces Unions' Hands

Unions representing workers at the former Northwest Airlines may be rushed into new certification votes before they're ready.

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Orbital Ships NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory Satellite To Vandenberg

Satellite To Provide Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Data

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced this week it has shipped the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) satellite to its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California.

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NASA To Test Motor For Orion Crew Capsule's Launch Abort System

It's Gonna Get Loud Near Promontory, UT Next Thursday

NASA and ATK will conduct the first full-scale test fire of the motor for a new launch abort system at 1 pm MST, November 20, at the ATK Launch Systems facility in Promontory, UT. The launch abort system will increase crew safety for NASA's Constellation Program, which is building the next-generation spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2015 and the moon by 2020.

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NASA Space Exploration Exhibit Coming To Florida Theme Park

No... Not THAT Florida Theme Park...

America's plans for opening the space frontier, including new exploration of Earth's moon and future voyages beyond, are featured in an interactive exhibit that will be open to the public in Sunrise, FL November 12-14.

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Aero-TV Looks At Leading New Markets: VLJ's in Latin American and the Caribbean

Info-Packed Second Annual Latin America/Caribbean VLJ Conference Concludes In Miami

Even though the 2008 National Business Aviation Association's annual conference came to an end barely a month ago, that doesn't mean that all BizAv-related events were done for the year. ANN was pleased to aid the VLJ - Latin America and the Caribbean conference in seeking dialogues, answers and discussion on matters concerning VLJ operations in an impressive market segment. Operators and interested customers just completed a gathering (a few hours ago) in Miami intended to allow attendees to brainstorm ways to spur on the very-light jet industry, and the growth of business aviation in general, throughout Latin America.

Aero-TV Looks At Leading New Markets: VLJ's in Latin American and the Caribbean

Info-Packed Second Annual Latin America/Caribbean VLJ Conference Concludes In Miami

Even though the 2008 National Business Aviation Association's annual conference came to an end barely a month ago, that doesn't mean that all BizAv-related events were done for the year. ANN was pleased to aid the VLJ - Latin America and the Caribbean conference in seeking dialogues, answers and discussion on matters concerning VLJ operations in an impressive market segment.

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Revamped Indianapolis Airport Sees Its First Arrival

UAL Flight Arrives At New Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal

The $1.1 billion 're-imaging' of the Indianapolis International Airport was officially christened Tuesday, with a formal ribbon cutting followed hours later by the arrival of the first passenger airline flight.

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DHL Shutdown Shakes Up US Air Cargo Market

FedEx, UPS, Post Office To Pick Up Remnants

This week's announcement by delivery company DHL that it will drastically slash its air and ground operations in North America leaves air cargo shippers scrambling for alternatives, and possibly facing higher prices as a result.

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Air New Zealand, Boeing Announce Date For Biofuels Test Flight

747-400 Powered By Sustainable Fuel To Fly December 3

Air New Zealand and Boeing announced Tuesday that December 3 will be the date for the airline's sustainable biofuels flight from Auckland using a 747-400 jetliner. Conducted in partnership with Rolls-Royce and UOP, a Honeywell company, one of the airplane's four Rolls-Royce RB211 engines will be powered in part using advanced generation biofuels derived from jatropha.

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Survey: Boozing, Spying Near Top Of Favorite Layover Activities

Travelers Admit To Wide Range Of Behavior To Pass Time

The following report is to be taken at least somewhat tongue-in-cheek... we hope. Online travel community IgoUgo.com recently surveyed its members and found that more than 73 percent of travelers said they are spending more time in airports due to flight delays or layovers. But what was really surprising was just what people are up to on their layovers.

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Qref Launches Line Of GPS, Avionics Checklists

"All You Want, Nothing You Don't"

Qref Media announced last week at AOPA Expo a completely new line of quick reference checklists for GPS and avionics systems. Most aviation, marine and personal systems are covered by available or soon-to-be-released titles, including Garmin, Lowrance, Bendix/King, Honeywell, L3, Magellan, Avidyne, Eagle, Hummingbird, Cirrus, and Diamond Aircraft. New releases are added regularly.

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President Honors Veterans, Families at USS Intrepid Ceremony

"Thank You For Your Courage... For Your Sacrifice"

On his last Veterans Day as commander in chief, President Bush paid tribute to all those who have worn the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard during a speech Tuesday at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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Bontrager Joins Space Florida As VP Spaceport Operations

Will Help Develop LC-36 For Commercial Ops

Space Florida announced Monday the recent appointment of Mark Bontrager as vice president of spaceport operations for the growing aerospace economic development organization.

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CIRCOR Aerospace Names Godin Aerodyne Controls GM

Will Oversee Pneumatic Controls Unit

CIRCOR Aerospace Products recently announced Daniel Godin has joined the Aerodyne Controls team as General Manager. Godin reports directly to Christopher R. Celtruda, Vice President CIRCOR Aerospace Products. He will have responsibility for business and financial profitability, operations, supply-chain and team management of the Aerodyne Controls business unit, as well as driving strategic growth initiatives.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.12.08)

Aero-Linx!

The P-38 National Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect data and memorabilia to preserve and perpetuate the memory of this classic WWII aircraft -- the P-38 "Lockheed Lightning" -- for future generations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.12.08): Heliopause

Aero-Terms!

The boundary theorized to be roughly circular or teardrop-shaped, marking the edge of the sun's influence, perhaps 100 AU from the sun.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.12.08)

"The decision to move forward with this terminal was a complicated one. It was a bold step for the city at the time. The airlines were against this at the time because of the cost. But obviously in retrospect, it was a wonderful decision."

Source: Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, speaking at Tuesday's opening of the new $1.1 billion Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal at Indianapolis International Airport.

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