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December 27, 2006

DOT: Virgin America Must Give Up International Ownership And Control

Tentative Finding Requires Changes In Order To Meet Citizenship Test For US Carrier Status

 Virgin America would have to revise its ownership, corporate structure and associated agreements to be 75 percent owned and actually controlled by U.S. citizens before it can receive an operating certificate, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said in tentatively denying the company’s application.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 12.27.06

Are Fractional Ownership Programs Worth The Hype?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.27.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.27.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Fractional Ownership Pros And Cons: 12.27.06 (ANN Special Feature, with a preview of Tom Turner's upcoming special report on fractional ownership programs.)

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Northwest's Pilots Cash In

ALPA Sells 20% Of $888 Million Claim Against Northwest

The Air Line Pilots Association says it's found a buyer for a fifth of its nearly $900 million claim against bankrupt Northwest Airlines.

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Mother Nature Might Push Airlines Into The Red

Flight Delays, Cancellations May Cost AMR A 4th Qtr Loss

Analysts who had previously forecast 4th quarter earnings for American Airlines parent AMR are now saying the airline will likely end the year with a loss.

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Wife Of Man Who Died On Plane Sues JetBlue

Suit Says Airline Failed To Render Aid

Karen Fossett filed suit Friday in Boston's US District Court claiming JetBlue ignored her husband, Robert, as he suffered a fatal inflight heart attack in February 2005.

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Lost Luggage From International Flights Found In Houston Trash

Pet Shop Owners Find Baggage In Dumpster Behind Store

The FBI remains baffled as to how and why luggage from various international flights found their way into a dumpster behind a Houston pet shop.

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Arbitration Fails For PHI And Striking Pilots

Union To Seek Injunction Against Company

ANN has learned court-directed arbitration between PHI and its formerly-striking pilots has failed.

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AOPA Takes Message To The People

Ads On The Weather Channel Aim To Inform About User Fees

AOPA is going to a full-court press in its fight against any suggestion the FAA should consider user fees as a viable funding method.

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NTSB Releases Prelim On Fatal Chopper Crash In Delaware

Witnesses Estimated Visibility At 1/8-Mile

The NTSB's preliminary report on the December 14 crash of a Bell 407 helicopter in Dagsboro, DE says the pilot, Alisa Howell, took off at night in a thickening fog.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.27.06

Massive repairs and clean-up at Embry-Riddle Daytona...
LORAN is positioned for a comeback...
...and jets routed over the Columbia River.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.27.06

Massive repairs and clean-up at Embry-Riddle Daytona...
LORAN is positioned for a comeback...
...and jets routed over the Columbia River.

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner, Fractional Plans 12.27.06

Today, Tom Turner previews his ANN special report on fractional plans for owner-flown piston aircraft.

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MD Aviation Museum Works To Bring Vintage Seaplane Home

WWII-Era Martin Mars Was Assembled In Middle River

An Aero-News reader called our attention Tuesday to efforts by Maryland's Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum to bring a WWII-era Martin Mars seaplane back home.

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Twin Cessna Down In PA After Pilot Reports Icing

Two Persons Lost In C414 Crash

A Cessna 414 crashed Tuesday afternoon during an emergency landing attempt at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport (KJST) in Pennsylvania. Officials say the two persons onboard the piston twin were killed.

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Plane Carrying British PM Blair Overshoots Miami Runway

All Together Now: Whoops!

The pilot of a British Airways 747-400 that overshot the runway on landing at Miami International Airport Tuesday afternoon will probably never hear the end of it, especially as the plane had a very important passenger onboard at the time.

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ATP Signs Two New Pilot Hiring Agreements

ASA, TSA Promise Interviews To Recommended Pilots

When you're just starting out on the path to flying left seat in a commercial airliner cockpit, any 'leg-up' you can get is a good one... and Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) tells Aero-News it has completed two agreements offering such a potential advantage.

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A Bad Day For Birds, JetBlue At Long Beach

Plane Returns For Emergency Landing On One Engine

A JetBlue Airbus A320 made a safe emergency landing at Long Beach Airport Tuesday morning, after the plane struck several birds on climbout.

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Swiss Pilot, Inventor Does Convincing 'Rocketeer' Impersonation

Say Hello To Jet-Man!

He's a former Swiss army pilot, current Swiss airline pilot, and an intrepid backyard tinkerer. And now, Yves Rossy can add one more title to his business card: Jet-man.

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Holloman AFB Forces Well Prepared For Possible Shuttle Landing

Alas, It Wasn't Meant To Be... This Time

There were several long faces in southern New Mexico Friday, as the Space Shuttle Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center, FL. Although the shuttle did not land at White Sands Missile Range, the emergency response team from Holloman AFB in Alamogordo stood ready to launch into action.

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Report: FAA Failed To Heed NTSB Recommendations On Fuel Procedures

Changes To Flight Manuals Would Have Stressed Safety

For over 10 years, the Federal Aviation Administration has failed to act on a recommendation to mandate changes to flight manuals that would, in theory, better prepare pilots to deal with fuel emergencies.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.27.06): The Renters Code

Aero-Tips!

Voluntarily adhere to the Aircraft Renter's Code of Conduct. It'll improve the rental experience for everyone... including YOU.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.27.06)

Aero-Linx!

The commercial space race is here and Bigelow Aerospace is in the thick of it. Placing a low-cost space "complex" into low earth orbit for the commercial sector is one goal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.27.06): Turboprop

Aero-Terms!

Use of a jet rather than piston engine connected to a propeller. Turboprop engines are increasingly used when more horsepower is needed for speed or payload than the horsepower available from the current light-aircraft piston engines.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.27.06)

"The idea is to have fun, not to kill yourself."

Source: Swiss airline pilot and self-proclaimed "Jet-man" Yves Rossy. Rossy recently jumped from a plane over the Swiss Alps, deployed his jetpack's foldable wings, and lit up four small jet engines. He flew at speeds greater than 100 knots, and even managed to climb slightly before popping his parachute to float to the ground.

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