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October 26, 2006

CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4491 Issue Date: October 26, 2006 at 14:52 UTC Location: Cabazon, California near PALM SPRINGS VORTAC (PSP) 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: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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MO TFR: 10.27.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4407 Issue Date: October 26, 2006 at 11:32 UTC Location: Whiteman Air Force Base, Whiteman AFB, Missouri near NAPOLEON VORTAC (ANX) Beginning Date and Time: October 27, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 27, 2006 at 19:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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SC TFR: 10.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4493 Issue Date: October 26, 2006 at 15:08 UTC Location: Kiawah Island, South Carolina Beginning Date and Time: October 28, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 28, 2006 at 23:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Authorities State Four Lost In AZ Icing Accident

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.26.06 1615 EDT: Authorities at the scene confirm they have recovered four bodies in the wreckage of a Cirrus SR22 that went down Wednesday afternoon in western Arizona, shortly after the plane's pilot told ATC the plane had encountered ice.

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Boeing Adds Five To The Dreamliner Sales Column

Leasing Company CIT Aerospace Latest 787 Customer

Boeing announced Thursday the identity of a previously unnamed customer for five of its upcoming 787 Dreamliners. Leasing company CIT Aerospace is expected to take delivery of the first of its 787-8s in 2012, in an order valued at approximately $765 million list.

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Problems Reported As Progress Docks with ISS

Cargo Ship Fails To Seal Tightly With Station

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.26.06 2030 EDT: All is well following some tense moments onboard the International Space Station Thursday... after a Progress cargo module had some problems securely attaching to the station.

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NATA Offers Guidelines For Air Charter Operators

Guidance On International Transportation Of Minors, Illegal Charters

Aero-News learned this week the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has published two new guidance documents for air charter operators.

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And That's Not All -- New US Carrier Orders 65 A319s

Skybus Plans To Enter Service In 2007

This year, it appears "October surprises" aren't limited to politics... as Airbus is making a strong push for parity with Boeing in the year-to-date order tally.

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Boeing's CH-47F Takes To The Skies

Newest Chinook Features Advanced Cockpit

Boeing representatives tell ANN the first production CH-47F Chinook helicopter successfully completed its first flight October 23 from its Rotorcraft Systems facility in Ridley Park, PA.

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Confirmed! Airbus Receives 170-Plane Order From China

Tianjin Plant Will Supply Planes

Just when you think they're down... Airbus manages to come back in a big way. Earlier speculation that Airbus would receive a big order during French president Jacques Chirac's visit to China was confirmed Thursday... and, as is often the case with Airbus, the numbers are even bigger than originally rumored.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.26.06

LoPresti Speed Merchant's Todd Lohenry, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.26.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.26.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- What's Up At LoPresti: 10.26.06 (ANN Special Feature, Part Two of our chat with Todd Lohenry at LoPresti Speed Merchants.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.26.06

Connexion costs cut Boeing bucks...
A labor action at Bombardier's Wichita, Kansas plant is over...
...but the union has already acquired its next target.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.26.06

Connexion costs cut Boeing bucks...
A labor action at Bombardier's Wichita, Kansas plant is over...
...but the union has already acquired its next target.

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ANN Special Feature: LoPresti's Todd Lohenry (Part 2) 10.26.06

Jim Campbell talks with Todd Lohenry of Lo Presti Speed Merchants about the company's products, including new ones in the pipeline.

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EAA's B-17 Lands Without Incident After Landing Gear Snag

Sticky Main Gear Eventually Cooperates

What could have been a harrowing experience for about 10 passengers riding on the Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" Wednesday morning, instead presented an opportunity for them to spend an extra 30 minutes flying in the skies over Houston... and get a first-hand lesson in troubleshooting.

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Boeing Sees Big Market For Airliners In China

Airbus Hoping To Get A Head Start

Where's the next big market for commercial airliners? It should come as no surprise the answer is China... where Boeing expects as many as 2,900 new planes will be delivered by 2025.

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Couple OK After Ice Chunk Falls On Home

Attack Of The Blue Ice

Just in time for Halloween... we have another apparent Blue Ice attack, this one in California. Last week, a chunk of ice fell down from the sky, and onto the roof of an elderly couple's home in Chino.

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Bombardier Machinists Strike Over

Cessna Next On Union's Game Plan

A three-week strike at Bombardier Aerospace's Wichita, KS production plant has ended... with union workers at the Learjet plant voting to accept a new contract.

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Boeing Q3 Results Disappointing In Wake Of Connexion, 787 Costs

Trouble For The Dreamliner? Boeing Says No

The decision to close down its Connexion inflight internet business cost Boeing a bundle in the third quarter... as profits at the American aerospace manufacturer fell 31 percent compared to a year ago. That loss comes as Boeing reported its greatest sales increase in five years, with a 19 percent increase compared to a year ago.

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Oasis Airlines Having A Tough Time Taking Off

Auspicious Start For Chinese LCC

It's not easy to get a new airline off the ground.. just ask the management of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, a new low-cost carrier planning to fly between Hong Kong and London.

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Sikorsky Tests Advanced SAR Helicopter Flight Controls

Sikorsky Aircraft is finishing developmental flight tests of its S-92 helicopter with a search and rescue automatic flight control system (AFCS) that is able to lock in and fly point-in-space approaches, hands-off, and hover for rescues.

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Groen Brothers Elects New Board Chairman

David Groen Steps In After Brother's Passing

Two weeks after Jay Groen, co-founder of Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc. passed away after a fight with cancer... the company announced Wednesday that Jay's brother David will replace him as Chairman of the company's Board of Directors.

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No Unnecessary Idle Time: NetJets Aviation Implements Environmental Changes

NetJets' Santa Monica Airport Ops Reduce Idling Times

NetJets has announced new take-off procedures at Santa Monica Airport that would result in greatly reduced runway idling times, leading to lower emissions and reduced pollution. Known as PEEER 1 RNAV, the new procedures utilize the latest global positioning satellite (GPS) technology coupled with NetJets sophisticated onboard flight management systems.

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Family Reunion Caps Boating Rescue For USAF Rescuers

USAF Pararescue Saves Again

Floating alone in the open water of the Atlantic Ocean for more than 24 hours with nothing more than an orange life vest left Clinton Daughtry nothing but time to think about his life, a life which the 27-year-old now credits to the 920th Rescue Wing. Crews from the Air Force Reserve Command rescue wing were dispatched Oct. 1 to help find him and four other boaters more than 24 hours after they were reported missing Sept. 30, some 15 miles off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla.

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'Bar Bet' Bomb Threat Grounds Austrian Flight

The Worse Drunk Dial Ever

It appears the bomb threat that forced an Austrian Airlines flight bound for Frankfurt to return to Vienna last weekend was nothing more than... wait for it... a rather thoughtless joke.

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Alteon Training Selects Aerosim-Mechtronix' Full Flight Trainer

Intended For Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) program

Alteon Training has selected an Aerosim-Mechtronix B737-800 Full Flight Trainer FFT for use within their MPL training program. This FAA Level 6 Flight Training Device will be used for the first MPL training course offered by Alteon in Brisbane, Australia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.26.06): Emergency Authority

Aero-Tips!

There's no excuse for poor planning that results in an airspace bust. But if you find yourself in a position where it cannot be avoided, (1) FLY THE PLANE, (2) enter the controlled airspace to the extent necessary to assure a safe outcome, and (3) declare an emergency to give you the 91.3 authority to be in that airspace. Survive to work out the details later.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.26.06)

Aero-Linx!

Just as the airlines have codes so do the individual aircraft types. This site shows the ICAO and IATA codes as well as the wake turbulence category.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.26.06): VASI

Aero-Terms!

Visual Approach Slope Indicator. Lights that help pilots determine if they're on the proper descent path during the final stages of approach and landing.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.26.06)

"We don't have the complexity on our plane that you see on the A380 behemoth."

Source: Boeing Chief Financial Officer James Bell, responding to news Boeing has activated one of eight contingency plans the company developed to handle potential issues with the 787 Dreamliner project.

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