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October 11, 2006

MD TFR: 10.13.06 - 10.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3041 Issue Date: October 11, 2006 at 12:17 UTC Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC (MRB) Beginning Date and Time: October 13, 2006 at 19:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Singapore Airlines Confirms Order For 20 Dreamliners

Holds Options For 20 More

Representatives with Boeing announced Wednesday that Singapore Airlines has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with purchase rights for 20 additional airplanes.

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NY Accident TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3156  Issue Date: October 11, 2006 at 19:22 UTC Type: Security

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Cirrus SR20 Crashes Into NYC Building

Yankees Pitcher Cory Lidle Lost In Accident

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.11.06 1845 EDT: Officials have confirmed that New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, 34, was killed Wednesday when his Cirrus SR20 impacted a Manhattan apartment building.

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Online Flight Tracking Service To Unveil New Products At NBAA 2006 To Introduce DirectFlight, AirportAware

We're big fans of the website, which bills itself as the world leader in flight tracking (given how many times we check the site each day to track our favorite flights, we see no reason to dispute that.) Representatives with the company told Aero-News this week they will release two new products -- DirectFlight and AirportAware -- at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 59th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL on October 17.

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Boeing Prepares First Australian C-17 For Maiden Flight

Will Be Delivered To RAAF In November

Aero-News learned Wednesday the first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) rolled out of the company's paint hangar in Long Beach, CA, and has begun preparations for its first flight, scheduled for later this month.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.11.06

NBAA President Ed Bolen, On Next Week's Convention

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.11.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.11.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NBAA President Ed Bolen: 10.11.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Ed Bolen on what to expect at next week's NBAA Convention in Orlando.)

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-21-01 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-21-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737 airplanes.

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AD: Fuji

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-13 MANUFACTURER: Fuji SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-13 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Raytheon/Mitsubishi

AD NUMBER: 2006-21-02 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon,Mitsubishi SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-21-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes; and Raytheon (Mitsubishi) Model MU-300 airplanes.

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Urgent CASA AD: Cirrus

Applicability: Model SR20 aircraft, serial numbers 1005 through 1600; Model SR22 aircraft, serial numbers 0002 through 1727.

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USAF Agrees To Pay For Damaged Runway

President's Cargo Plane Ruined Las Cruces Strip Two Years Ago

They were told not to do it, but the  crew of an Air Force C-17 transport said they had permission from a higher power, and managed to tear up runway 4-22 in Las Cruces, NM two years ago. Now, the Air Force has agreed to help pay for repairs.  

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Pilots OK After Ditching Plane In Atlantic

Crews Find Men On Deserted Island

Two men missing since they were forced to ditch their Piper PA23 Aztec in the Atlantic Ocean this weekend were found safe and sound by the Coast Guard on a nearby island.

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Human Error Blamed In Cyprus De-Pressurization Crash

Chain Of Events Conspired To Cause Accident

Aviation experts tell us that a plane crash is almost never due to just one single cause, but rather a series of mistakes that add up until the accident is inevitable.

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Gallois: 'Equitable' Job Cuts Coming At Airbus

Says Restructuring Will Happen Sooner Than Streiff Predicted

It will not take 15 years to turn things around at Airbus, contrary to what former CEO Christian Streiff said. That word comes from Louis Gallois... the man who succeeded Streiff Monday, following the latter's resignation from the position after just three months on the job.

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New Orleans Convention Business Faces Shortage Of Airline Flights

Even Microsoft Can't Program More Flights To The Big Easy

Microsoft, the multi-billion dollar software company, really wanted to contribute to the  rebuilding of New Orleans. It was going to help the city by bringing in 30,000 conventioneers to spend their tourist dollars in The Big Easy.

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Watch Columbia Build An Airplane

Number 500 Gets Paparazzi Treatment

Aero-News has learned Columbia Aircraft has its 500th plane now on the assembly line... and to pique your interest, you can keep an eye on its journey in the process of becoming an airplane, in almost real-time.

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Engineers Go Back To Wright Bros. Drawing Board

'Morphing' Wings Could Improve Efficiency

The Wright brothers first came up with the idea, after watching how birds flew through the air by changing the shape of their wings to alter direction.

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Refuelers Make Relief Mission Happen In Pakistan

Helos Flying Supplies To Earthquake Victims

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter can fly on just one engine. It can even fly without benefit of its advanced flight-control system. But it doesn't get off the ground without fuel.

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Items Confiscated By Airport Security Pump Funds Into State Coffers

There's Money To Be Had From Checkpoints

Do you want to chance to buy back that Swiss Army Knife they confiscated from you at the airport? Well, there's a good chance a wholesaler has it... or about 20,000 other knives just like it.

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Sky Connect Obtains STCs for Bell and Sikorsky Helicopters

Sky Connect has earned two STCs to Sky Connect LLC which permit installations of Sky Connect equipment on two popular series of helicopters – the Bell 206B, L-1, L-3, and L-4 aircraft and the Sikorsky S-76 (models A thru C). Currently, more than 150 service facilities are authorized to install Sky Connect equipment worldwide.

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Trend Group To Provide Trend Monitoring for PC-12

The Trend Group has reached an agreement with Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Stans, Switzerland. Under the agreement, Pilatus Aircraft will include one year of The Trend Group’s trend monitoring and analysis service with the sale of each new PC-12 worldwide.

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Dowling's School of Aviation Unveils Turnkey Air Traffic Control Simulator

Dowling College School of Aviation students will be training on one of the most advanced, realistic air traffic control (ATC) simulators in the world, according to FIRSTplus supplier Raytheon Canada Limited.

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Goodrich To Supply New Seats for E-3 AWACS

Will Contribute To Crew Comfort and Productivity

Goodrich Corporation has won a contract to give 500 mission operators of the Air Force E-3 Airborne Warning and Control Aircraft (AWACS) a more comfortable chair when sitting at their positions. 

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iviation Releases i-Learn Aviation Computer Courses

iviation has released two, i-Learn interactive computer-based learning (CBL) courses for corporate, charter and commercial flight operations. The first two courses address human-factors/ crew resource management (CRM) and aircraft icing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.11.06): Spark Plug Failure


Save money on troubleshooting and head off an engine failure by checking spark plug indications before and during flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.11.06)


Located in the heart of former SAC territory, near Ashland, NE, the museum was originally named the Strategic Aerospace Museum, renamed Strategic Air Command Museum and now known as the Strategic Air and Space Museum.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.11.06): TAA


Technologically Advanced Aircraft -- The new general aviation aircraft with glass cockpits require more familiarization than the analog instrumentation most pilots are used to.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.11.06)

"We know they wouldn't be flying if it weren't for us."

Source: Army Corporal Charlette Henager, an aircraft refueler deployed to support a team of three CH-47 Chinooks and their crews flying relief missions in Pakistan.

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