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May 04, 2006

FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6936 Issue Date: May 04, 2006 at 20:10 UTC Location: 40 Miles East, Panama City, Florida near PANAMA CITY VORTAC (PFN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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PrivatAir Explores Its Options For NextGen Planes

Airbus A350, Boeing 787 Under Consideration

Which one is the best one... and for what price? That's the question higher-ups at Geneva-based international business aviation operator PrivatAir are currently mulling over.

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Korean Air Exercises Options For Two 747-400 Freighter Kits

Boeing and Korean Air announced Wednesday that the airline has exercised options for two Boeing 747-400 freighter kits from its order announced in 2004, to convert up to 20 747-400 passenger airplanes into freighters as part of the Boeing Converted Freighter program.

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FL TFR: 05.04.06 - 05.05.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6881 Issue Date: May 04, 2006 at 15:12 UTC Location: Titusville, Florida near MELBOURNE VOR/DME (MLB) Beginning Date and Time: May 04, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 05, 2006 at 3:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting activities Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center

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Embraer Receives First European Fleet Order For Phenom 100 At EBACE2006

Swiss On-Demand Service JetBird Will Begin Ops In 2009

On Wednesday, Embraer announced that Geneva-based on-demand service JetBird acquired 50 Phenom 100 jets, and has placed an option for an additional 50 aircraft. The contract also allows JetBird to convert its positions into either the Phenom 100, or the larger Phenom 300.

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Aircell Announces New Airborne Medical Assistance Program With MedAire

System Will Give Access To Worldwide Medical Service

At EBACE2006 in Geneva Wednesday, AirCell, Inc. and MedAire, Inc. announced the new MedLink Powered by AirCell, a new program that gives business aircraft operators access to in-flight, on-demand medical assistance worldwide. The MedLink Powered by AirCell program is available exclusively to AirCell satcom customers.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and A340-541 and A340-642 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-06 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, -200, and -300 series airplanes.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.04.06

NBAA President Ed Bolen From EBACE2006

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.04.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.04.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NBAA's Ed Bolen at EBACE2006: 05.04.06 (ANN Special Feature, with NBAA President Ed Bolen on the state of business aviation in Europe.)

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-04 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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India Approves Open Skies Act

But EU Approval Still On Hold

India's government has approved a landmark deal with the United States that allows US officials to assist in modernizing Indian airports, as the aviation sector in that country continues to boom.

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Red Tail Project Steps Up Fund Raising Efforts At McDonald's Air & Sea Show

Cirrus Design Aids Noble Effort

The Red Tail Project has taken on a major challenge in the spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen: Restore a rare World War II-era fighter that was nearly destroyed in an accident and fly it in the 2007 McDonald's Air & Sea Show.

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New Taxiway Lights Get Trial Run At KPRC

LEDs May Reduce Incursions, Energy Bills

In an effort to improve runway safety and reduce the risk of runway incursions, the Federal Aviation Administration has installed a new Light Emitting Diode (LED) taxiway light system at Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) in Prescott, AZ.

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NTSB Rules Poor Planning Led To 2004 Cargo Plane Accident

Pilot Initiated Fuel Transfer, But Failed To Notice As Tank Ran Dry

What happens when you don't properly plan for a flight? Sometimes, the very worst... and the NTSB says that's what happened in the case of an Air Tahoma Convair 580 that went down near Cincinnati in August, 2004.

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USAF Trackers Keep An Eye Out For 'Space Junk'

Orbital Debris Monitored By GEODSS

Roughly 15,000 miles above the Earth's surface, a communications satellite provides vital information to all branches of the US military. It is one of more than 9,000 items in space that are tracked by the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, known as GEODSS.

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C2O Puts The Call Out For Cessna Pilots

They Want YOU!

Do you own or fly a Cessna aircraft -- ANY Cessna aircraft? And are you planning on attending the festivities at this year's AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI? Then C2O -- Cessnas "2" Oshkosh, of course -- wants you to join them for this year's mass arrival at Wittman Field, scheduled for Saturday, July 22.

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Gulfstream Builds Up Luton Parts Storage To Serve Customers In Europe, Mideast

$4.5 Million In Inventory To Be Added To British Facility

Gulfstream Aerospace announced earlier this week the company will be adding spare-parts inventory valued at $4.5 million to its Luton, England Service Center to support the growing fleet of Gulfstream business jets operating in Europe and the Middle East.

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BAE Systems To Provide EA-6B Countermeasures

Earlier this week, Aero-News learned that the US Navy has contracted with BAE Systems to produce additional low-band transmitter-antenna groups for the Navy’s EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.04.06): Learning Risk Management, A First Step

Aero-Tips!

There are many ways you can develop judgment for cross-country flight. Eventually, though, you need to start making trips -- planning ahead to avoid taking excessive risk.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.04.06)

Aero-Linx!

Sent in by ANN reader Brian Jacobson, who happens to be the Operations Director of The National Aircraft Appraisers Association.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.04.06): Eccentricity

Aero-Terms!

The measure of the deviation from circularity of an astronomical orbit.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.04.06)

"Here again we see the tragedy that can result when time-tested procedures are not respected. The accident also points up the severe consequences that can follow when the operator of an aircraft, or any other vehicle, becomes distracted."

Source: NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker, on the Board's finding that poor flight planning led to the fuel starvation that brought down an Air Tahoma Convair 580 on August 13, 2004.

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NC TFR: 05.09.06 - 05.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6821 Issue Date: May 03, 2006 at 19:28 UTC Location: Wilmington, North Carolina near WILMINGTON VORTAC (ILM) Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 10, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Wilmington (ILM) Air Traffic Control Tower, 910-815-4530

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FL TFR: 05.08.06 - 05.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6771 Issue Date: May 03, 2006 at 12:44 UTC Location: Fort Lauderdale/Coconut Creek, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 08, 2006 at 20:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 14:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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