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January 12, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.13.06

Navy T39 Found-4 Dead, UAL Working Out of Bankruptcy, NTSB Prelim Issued On Lear 35 Crash, LA ANG Moving, and More!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.13.06

Navy T39 Found-4 Dead, UAL Working Out of Bankruptcy, NTSB Prelim Issued On Lear 35 Crash, LA ANG Moving, and More!

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ANN Special Feature: Air Journey 01.13.06

Have you a hankering to fly to the Caribbean? What about Central or South America? Well, if these things thrill you, but you're a little queasy about all the s

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2006-01-08 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes.

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AD: Gulfstream

AD NUMBER: 2006-01-01 MANUFACTURER: Gulfstream SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream 100 airplanes; and Model Astra SPX, and 1125 Westwind Astra airplanes.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2006-01-05 MANUFACTURER: Honeywell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-01-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc., (formerly AlliedSignal, Inc., formerly Textron Lycoming, formerly Avco Lycoming) T53 turboshaft engines, installed on, but not limited to, Bell 204, Bell 205, Kaman K-1200 series, Bell AH-1, and Bell UH-1 helicopters, certified under 14 CFR 21.25 or 14 CFR 21.27.

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FAA Rules Employees At Outsourced Facilities Must Undergo Drug Testing

AMFA Applauds Move... But Wants Checks Overseas, Too

The FAA has ruled all employees at outsourced repair and maintenance facilities in the US must undergo the same drug and alcohol testing procedures as those directly employed by domestic airlines. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) applauded the move, but union representatives also say more must be done.

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Aero-News At Sport-Aviation Expo!

US Sport Aviation Expo, Sebring, FL, Jan 12-15

The US Sport Aviation Expo is a great place to see what's shaking in the world of Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft. This annual event is held at Sebring, Florida, an old World War II training airfield that's a real nexus of light aviation -- even if it's probably better known to the general public as a venue for sports car endurance races.

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NTSB Prelim Released In Truckee Lear Accident

Investigators Focus On Loss Of Control, Weather

An "in-flight loss of control" appears to be at the root of last month's fatal downing of a Lear 35 as it was on approach to land at Truckee Tahoe (TRK) airport in California, according to the NTSB preliminary report on the accident.

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TX TFR: 01.13.06

NOTAM: 6/0435 Issued: 01/12/2006 16:40 Effective: 01/13/2006 18:35 - 01/13/2006 19:25 State: TX Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: KINGSVILLE/FALFURRIAS, TEXAS. JANUARY 13-15, 2006 LOCAL.

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Italy's Air One Orders 30 A320s To Replace Its 737s

Places Options For 60 Additional Aircraft

Airbus can add 30 more aircraft to the 2006 order book -- and while it's not the largest order the European consortium has received lately, this one might be especially sweet as those A320s will be replacing an equal number of Boeing 737s in Italian carrier Air One's fleet.

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MD TFR: 01.13.06 - 01.15.06

NOTAM: 6/0411 Issued: 01/12/2006 13:30 Effective: 01/13/2006 19:20 - 01/15/2006 18:00 State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: VIP Description: HAGERSTOWN/THURMONT, MARYLAND, JANUARY 13-15, 2006 LOCAL

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GA TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 6/0410 Issued: 01/12/2006 05:40 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: GA Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ROME GA.

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Sad End To Search For Missing Sabreliner

Wreckage, Bodies Discovered In GA Woods

Authorities searching for a missing Navy T-39 Sabreliner found the wreckage of the plane Wednesday night, using thermal cameras to locate where the training jet went down in southern Walker County, Georgia. There were no survivors reported among the four crewmembers onboard.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 01.12.06

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.12.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.12.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Pete Combs tackles Zero-G: 01.12.06  (ANN's Feature News Program, climb onboard a Zero-G flight with ANN's Pete Combs)

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Final Assembly Work Begins On 5,000th Boeing 737

To Be Delivered To Southwest Airlines Next Month

Boeing announced Thursday that final assembly work has begun on the 5,000th 737 at Boeing's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash. The airplane, a 737-700 destined for Southwest Airlines, will be delivered next month.

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'Flying Dishwasher' Could Repair Orbiting Satellites

It Could Also Save Money

It might resemble the common household appliance, but the Air Force Research Laboratory's new satellite is no $82 million flying dishwasher. In fact, it could be the latest technology NASA could use to save money -- something that's definitely of interest to the space agency right now.

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AOPA Opposes TFR For UAVS Along US-Mexico Border

More UAV-Related Flight Restrictions On The Way

It came as a bit of a surprise to all of us: last Friday, the FAA suddenly established a temporary flight restriction (TFR) area near Nogales, AZ along the Mexican border for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights. The Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association has let their feelings about the sudden airspace restriction be known to the FAA.

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It's Official: India, Boeing Sign Largest Civil Av Order In India's History

Deal Includes 68 Aircraft, In-Country MRO And Training Facilities

At a signing ceremony held Wednesday at Air India's headquarters, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Alan Mulally and Air India Chairman and Managing Director V. Thulasidas formally announced an order agreement for 68 airplanes, valued at more than $11 billion at list prices.

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Boyer To Keynote New England Air Expo

FAA, AOPA, Daniel Webster College Team Up For Air Safety

Our good friend Annette Kurman, the PR director of Daniel Webster College, sent us news that DWC has snagged a first-rank keynote speaker for the New England Aviation Expo which will be held at DWC in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 22: AOPA President Phil Boyer.

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Alaska Pizzeria Delivers... By Airplane

You'd BETTER Tip Your Pilot!

Does Nome, Alaska's Airport Pizza deliver? You bet they do... and they'll even get your pie to you if you're used to travelling by dogsled.

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Boeing Announces Its Largest Satellite Contract in Nine Years

Three Vehicles Will Bring SatComm To South America

Boeing announced Wednesday it has received a major commercial contract for three satellites, along with associated ground support systems, in partnership with Mobile Satellite Ventures. Financial details of the deal weren't disclosed; however, this is the largest commercial satellite order booked by Boeing since 1997.

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New Gadget For The Global Hawk

Sensor Can Sniff Out Electronics From 60,000 Feet

Representatives with Northrop Grumman told Aero-News earlier this week the US Air Force's Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle has made its first flight carrying a new sensor that can detect and identify radar and other types of electronic devices from an altitude of 60,000 feet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.12.06): Visual Approach

Aero-Tips 01.12.06

You’re completing an IFR flight when you get this call: “November 329PT, you’re cleared for the visual approach.” What are the implications of the visual clearance?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.12.06)

Aero-Linx!

For those times when we must toil on commercial airlines and fear the baggage compartment, here is a way to put your mind at ease if you must check your bags. In case the unthinkable happens and you are separated from your belongings, this little device will reunite you with your wayward bag. Two companies offer help -- Global Tag USA and Global Bag Tag.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.12.06): ADCUS

ADCUS Advise Customs message in the remarks section of the returning to the US flight plan consisting of the word ADCUS followed by the pilot's name and the number of persons on board (POB) with a notation of the number of non-U.S. citizens.  

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.12.06)

"You buy, we fly!" Source: The motto for Nome, Alaska's Airport Pizza, the first pizza restaurant in the town of 14,000 that also delivers -- even if you live hundreds of miles away. Airport Pizza loads pizzas ordered from as far away as Koyuk onto Frontier Flying Services aircraft, which then deliver the pizzas. The prices aren't too bad -- $16 for a 15" cheese pizza, with large specialty pizzas going for just over $30 -- and the restaurant does NOT charge for delivery. Just be sure to tip your pilot...  

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MS TFR: 01.12.06

NOTAM: 6/0363 Issued: 01/11/2006 18:00 Effective: 01/12/2006 18:35 - 01/12/2006 21:20 State: MS Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: WAVELAND, MISSISSIPPI, JANUARY 12, 2006.

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LA TFR: 01.12.06

NOTAM: 6/0382 Issued: 01/11/2006 19:00 Effective: 01/12/2006 16:15 - 01/12/2006 18:55 State: LA Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, JANUARY 12, 2006.

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