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March 23, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner at the FAA's Aging Aircraft Conference 03.24.06

How to deal with America's aging general aviation fleet? That's been the topic for the past couple of days at an FAA seminar in Kansas City... and ANN has been there throughout. CFI Tom Turner... o

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.24.06

Answers about aging aircraft...

In fact... this could mean a whole new category of aircraft...

and the latest on the death penalty trial of Zacarious Moussaoui.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.24.06

Answers about aging aircraft...

In fact... this could mean a whole new category of aircraft...

and the latest on the death penalty trial of Zacarious Moussaoui...

...and mor

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EAA Proposes Vintage Aircraft Category At Aging Aircraft Summit

Guidelines Aim To Keep Old Planes Flying, But Would Ban Commercial Use

EAA and the Vintage Aircraft Association presented a proposal to create a new vintage aircraft certification category during this week's FAA/Industry Aging Aircraft Summit at Overland Park, KS.

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FL TFR: 03.29.06 - 04.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3792 Issue Date: March 23, 2006 at 14:53 UTC Location: Miami, Florida near DOLPHIN VORTAC (DHP) Beginning Date and Time: March 29, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 02, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Red Bull Air Race World Series Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (MIA) TRACON, 305-869-5432

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Cessna Flies Its First Citation Encore+

Expects Certification In Fall 2006

Thursday morning, Cessna Aircraft Company announced its first flight of the Citation Encore+, a significant step toward the anticipated certification of the airplane in the early fourth quarter of this year.

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IATA Forecasts Lower Losses In 2006 -- And A Profit For 2007

Would Be First Global Airline Profit In Six Years

Hang in there, guys... because it's going to get better soon. Probably. That's the word from the International Air Transport Association to airlines around the world, after stating it expects a larger profit in 2007 than it had previously anticipated.

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IN TFR: 03.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3821  Issue Date: March 23, 2006 at 16:57 UTC Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Beginning Date and Time: March 24, 2006 at 17:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 24, 2006 at 21:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Sino Swearingen Begins Building Its Customer Service Network

Stevens Aviation Named Authorized SJ30-2 Service Provider

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation ("SSAC") announced Thursday the company has selected Stevens Aviation Incorporated to provide the first North American Authorized Service Facilities for the SJ30-2 business jet.

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Civil Air Patrol Volunteers Affected By Hurricanes

CAP Flights Scouted Landing Areas, Located Refugees

During Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, hundreds of aircraft flew missions to evacuate the stranded residents of New Orleans. But, it wasn't just military aircraft running rescue missions in the congested skies above the hurricane-stricken region -- members of America's Civil Air Patrol also provided support to the agencies working there.

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Royal Jordanian Airlines Acquires Seven Embraer 195s

Will Be Used In Mainline Operations

Earlier this week, Embraer and Royal Jordanian Airlines signed a contract for the acquisition by the airline of seven Embraer 195s, with deliveries due to start in the fourth quarter of 2006.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.23.06

GAMA's Pete Bunce Talks About Congressional Hearings In Wichita

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.23.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.23.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- GAMA President Pete Bunce: 03.23.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Pete Bunce, President and CEO of GAMA)

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2006-06-07 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-06-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-06-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-06-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-06-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-06-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D series airplanes; and Model 747-200B series airplanes having a stretched upper deck.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-06-09 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-06-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes.

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GAMA Leaders Testify Before House Subcommittee On Aviation

Urge Government To Take Strong Role In Issues That Negatively Impact GA

Testifying Wednesday at a field hearing in Wichita before the US House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Aviation, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) current and past chairmen -- as well as its current President -- urged the Subcommittee to take a strong and proactive role in the issues that could negatively impact the general aviation industry and its future growth and vitality.

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EU Announces First Airline Blacklist

92 Airlines Banned From European Operations

On Tuesday, ANN reported on the International Civil Aviation Organization's plans to publish a sort of blacklist -- the names of countries where the organization says aviation safety is at its worst. Now... the European Union has published a list of 92 airlines banned from operating in EU countries.

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Former Ambassador To Recreate Father's Historic Ecuador Flight... Again

And His Sons Will Fly It After Him

Emboldened by Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight from New York to Paris, Theodore Gildred Sr. decided to leave a mark of his own in the aviation world -- and he decided to fly to Ecuador to do it, in a high-winged Ryan Brougham monoplane dubbed "Spirit of Goodwill." That was 1931... and this Friday, his son Theodore E. Gildred will make sure the family tradition continues.

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Mobile, AL Watches JCA Competition With Great Interest

Hopes To Build Aircraft If Raytheon/EADS-CASA Wins Contract

The US military is moving ahead with its plans to replace a large number of its C-23 Sherpas, as well as augment its aging fleet of C-130 Hercules, with a new short-range plane known as the Joint Cargo Aircraft -- and Mobile, AL is watching those plans VERY carefully.

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General Electric Tests Dreamliner Engine

Generates 80,500 Lbs Of Thrust In Run-Up

That big roar you may have heard around Peebles, OH Tuesday was the sound of progress in Boeing's quest to build the 787 Dreamliner.

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C-17 Fleet Hits Million Flight Hour Milestone

Heavy-Lifters Flying A Lot More Than Originally Planned

Earlier this week, Boeing and the Air Force announced the fleet of C-17 Globemaster III airlifters currently in service reached one million flying hours -- the equivalent of one of the cargo jets flying continuously for more than 114 years.

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Emirates Asks Airbus: So, What's The Deal With The A340?

May Hold Out For Enhanced A340... At Expense Of Current Orders

When Dubai-based Emirate Airlines asks a question, just about anybody in aviation manufacturing wants to have the right answer. Such is undoubtedly the case in Toulouse, France right now, as Airbus mulls over the future of its slow-selling A340.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.23.06): Speak To Me

Aero-Tips!

Airplanes with problems will speak to you. Heed their warnings.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.23.06)

Aero-Linx!

The airports listed here are abandoned or little known. Some neat snippets of old sectional charts, old photos of the airports and some neat history make this a fun site, at least to check out your local flying area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.23.06): Checking For Light Leaks

Aero-Terms!

Taking a nap, referring to the eyelids. Not a good idea to do while at the controls of an aircraft.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.23.06)

"This blacklist will keep dubious airlines out of Europe. It will also make sure that all airlines operating in Europe's sky meet the highest safety standards."

Source: EU Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot, on the EU's adoption of a "blacklist" of 92 airlines either limited, or forbidden outright, from serving routes to EU member states due to safety concerns.

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Urgent CASA AD: Kawasaki Helicopters

Applicability: Model BK 117, BK117A-3, BK117A-4, BK117B-1, BK117B-2, and BK117C-1 helicopters; all main rotor blade part numbers.

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Urgent CASA AD: Kawasaki Helicopters

Applicability: Model BK 117, BK117A-3, BK117A-4, BK117B-1, BK117B-2, and BK117C-1 helicopters.

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