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November 14, 2005

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ANN Special Feature: Atlantic Aero's John Ackerman 11.15.05

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German Plane Violates Bulgarian Airspace

MiG Scrambled To Intercept Wayward Lufthansa Airliner

A Bulgarian MiG-29 made "an emergency flight" to intercept a German aircraft that violated the country's airspace Monday, according to media reports.

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World Airways Rejects Contract Proposal

Three-Year Deal Included Annual Pay Increases, Work Condition Improvements

After over two years of negotiations, World Airways announced Monday the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) negotiating team representing company pilots had rejected the company's final contract proposal.

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CASA AD: Bell

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Applicability: Bell Model 47D1, 47G, 47G-2, 47G-2A, 47G-2A-1, 47G-3, 47G-3B, 47G-3B-1, 47G-3B-2, 47G-3B-2A, 47G-4, 47G-4A, 47G-5, and 47G-5A helicopters; and, Coastal Helicopters Inc. OH-13H (Tomcat Mark 5A, 6B, or 6C) helicopters: Equipped with scissors assembly part numbers 74-150-949-9, or 74-150-949-5, 74-150-249-5M; or, Equipped with weld assembly scissors bracket part number 74-150-117-13M.

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Two Stations Get Their Reporters On Planes -- Repeatedly -- Without Proper ID

Television Vs. The TSA...

Two television news operations at different ends of the country -- Houston's KPRC and Rochester, NY-based WHEC -- have come to the same startling conclusion: over four years after 9/11, just about anyone can board a commercial airline flight -- with or without valid identification.

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ANN Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.14.05

Adam Aircraft's Joe Walker Speaks To ANN About A500, A700 Certification

As has been extensively reported in Aero-News, Adam Aircraft has faced an uphill battle in obtaining FAA type-certification for its striking inline-twin A500 -- even as the company moves forward on the jet-powered version of that aircraft, the A700 "Adamjet." Adam's Joe Walker recently sat down for a candid one-on-one interview with Aero-News chief Jim Campbell... who started out asking about the status of A500 deliveries.

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Airbus Will Pay For A380 Delays

Launch Customers Will Receive Price Breaks On First Aircraft

Airbus has finally announced its plans to compensate its A380 launch customers -- Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, and Qantas -- for delays encountered in the startup of production of the super-jumbo jet.

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NYPD Aviation Chief Grounded. Guess Why?

If You Said "Flew Into A TFR," Advance One Space

Who watches those who watch? That's a timeless question -- and it applies to a recent incident involving the chief of aviation for the New York Police Department.

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Mystery Grows In Bellview Accident

...Or Was It?

NTSB investigators called in by the Nigerian government to help solve the mystery of Bellview Flight 210 have hit a significant snag in their search for a reason the B732 (below) went down: neither the cockpit video recorders or flight data recorders have been located, almost one month after the airliner went down in a village outside Lagos.

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Aircraft Designer Killed While Flying His Own Gyro

Had Between 500 - 600 Hours In Aircraft Of His Design

Aero-News is saddened to report Ken Rehler (right), an award-winning architect and aircraft designer, died Friday afternoon while piloting one of his creations near San Antonio, TX.

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UK Wants Emission Tax On Aviation

Tough Break, Old Chap...

If lawmakers in Britain have their way, flying throughout Europe will soon be MUCH more expensive.

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It's A Gas, Gas, Gas

Hognose Goes Up In Smoke To Prove A Point

Walking through NBAA, you can encounter almost anything. So when I saw some kind of sawn-off jet cockpit, I didn't think anything of it. Three hot young ladies in 1960s stewardess suits -- check. Forty-foot tiltrotor mockup -- check. Order sheet for specing out an Airbus 380 bizjet -- check. Sawn-off jet pit. Check.

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Avidyne's Dan Schwinn: 'We've Been All About Ease-Of-Use' (Part Three)

Interview With Dan Schwinn Of Avidyne, Part III Of VI

In July of this year, we sat down in a conference room at Avidyne's Bedford, MA headquarters with Avidyne's President, Dan Schwinn. In a wide-ranging interview we discussed Avidyne's products, some of its future plans and possibilities, and a bit of the future of GA in general.

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Boys And Their Toys

Some People Get Two Warthogs

Is that an A-10 Warthog (Thunderbolt II, in officialdom's terms) in that toy box? Sure is. Lt. Chad Carlton's usual toy is an A-10, too; but his is a bit larger. And he sits inside it. So where did the little toy come from?

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Klyde Morris 11.14.05

Klyde Keeps Up With All That Love For The TSA

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ARINC Direct Introduces Flight Following with Enhanced Services

ARINC Direct has unveiled a premium flight following service available to ARINC direct subscribers as an option.  This dedicated flight following service delivers a new level of advanced flight information tailored to the needs of individual operators and flight plans.

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First Bonanza G36 Delivered With G1000 and GFC 700

First aircraft delivered with Garmin G1000 avionics suite and GFC 700 autopilot

Garmin and Raytheon tell ANN that the first G1000 equipped Beechcraft Bonanza G36 with GFC 700 autopilot has been delivered to a retail customer.

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AWACS Crews Watch Over President

Members of the 552nd Air Control Wing were in Argentina through Nov. 7th to provide airborne surveillance for the Summit of the Americas attended by President George W. Bush.

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NASA Touts Its Research Tools At Long Beach Aerospace Testing Expo

Supersonic research aircraft and legendary wind tunnels were the exotic tools being promoted by NASA engineers and pilots at Aerospace Testing Expo 2005 last week at the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center.

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Evergreen Helicopters Goes Shopping

Buys Two New Bells

Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. (EHI) closed on two vital aircraft purchases this week, the Agusta/Bell AB139 and the Bell B412. These acquisitions will contribute to EHI’s commitment to fulfill the most challenging missions around the globe.

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Airlines Expect Heavy Volume of Traffic over Thanksgiving Holiday

Passengers Urged to Plan Ahead for Smooth Travel Experience

The Air Transport Association (ATA) is forecasting that 21.7 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday season (Saturday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 29).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.14.05)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "You know, Archie Trammell was the guy who for many, many years taught people the nuances of using an onboard radar. And we had him come here and do a class at Avidyne. We rented him for the day and he came in and he did his whole class. And this was when we were first starting to do radars..." Source: Avidyne's Dan Schwiin, talking about using acknowledged experts to help develop new techologies for Avidyne's rapidly growing product line. 

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