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November 23, 2006

ANN Holiday Touch-And-Go: 11.24.06

A Close Call With B747LCF Vortices Nearly Claims A C172

Law Firm Sues ExcelAire and Honeywell For 'Negligence'

Spring EAA B-17 Tour Dates Announced

Airbus: The A380 Can Ha

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-24-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-24-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-24-03 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-24-03 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes.

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AOPA Asks Secretary Rice To Intervene In Brazil

Says US Pilots Should Be Treated Fairly

The following is the unedited text of a letter from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Phil Boyer to Secretary of State Condoleezza  Rice.

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Airbus Releases Rosy Market Prediction

Says Operators Will Need 22,000+ Planes Over Next 20 Years

According to market research by Airbus, aircraft operators will need some 22,700 new passenger and freight aircraft between 2006 and 2025.

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Merger Mania Moves To Land Down Under

Qantas Gets Unsolicited $7.9 Billion Buyout Bid

Qantas shares soared when the airline confirmed Macquarie Bank Ltd and Texas Pacific Group, a private investment firm, tendered a $7.9 billion bid to buy it out.

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Delta's Employees Speak Out Against Buyout Bid

Believe They Would Pay For Merger's Purported Savings

US Airways Group's (USAG) unsolicited $8 billion takeover bid for bankrupt Delta is meeting strong resistance from Delta's employee unions.

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Russian Officials Blame Pilot Error For July Crash

Investigators Say Left Engine Not In Reverse Thrust

A report issued Monday from Russian air crash investigators blames the crew of a Sibir Airlines (now S7 Airlines) Airbus A310 that crashed in July killing 125.

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Passenger Lost Luggage Laments On The Rise

Increased Checked Baggage Overwhelms Handlers

The Transportation Department says mishandled luggage complaints are up 90% over last year.

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Boeing Delivers A Better AWACS To NATO

Enhanced Aircraft Brings New Capabilities To Peace Keepers

Boeing announced completion of a major mission system production upgrade for the first NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.

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NTSB, Loss Of Oil Likely Cause Of BTL Cessna Crash

Earlier Reports Saying Crash Due To Icing False

A Cessna 175 that crashed near Battle Creek, MI earlier this month probably wasn't the result of icing -- so says the NTSB.

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Northwest To Retire Its DC-10 Fleet

Airline Is Last US DC-10 Operator For Passenger Service

Millions of passengers have been well-served by three-engine jumbo-jets in the US over the years. That's about to change as Northwest retires the last of its fleet of McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) DC-10 aircraft on January 8th.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.23.06): Trim Runaway

Aero-Tips!

Many airplanes have electric trim systems. Like any other system there's the remote chance of a failure. When a trim system fails aircraft attitude can change rapidly -- why we call the scenario a "trim runaway".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.06)

Aero-Linx!

This site is way more than just articles from the Air and Space Magazine, which in itself would have made it a must for the Aero-Linx site, it has photos and info on tons of things aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.06) X Cup

Aero-Terms!

A cross between Champ Grand Prix racing, the America's Cup, and the Olympics! An event where everyone can come, experience space and be part of the next generation of spaceflight.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.23.06)

"This forecast shows that aviation is a strong growth industry and one which is also vital for the development of the world economy. As leaders in the newest and most advanced technologies for fuel efficient and low noise aircraft, we recognize and act on the need to be sensitive to environmental concerns."

Source: Airbus COO John Leahy. According to market research by Airbus, aircraft operators will need some 22,700 new passenger and freight aircraft between 2006 and 2025. Airbus values that estimate $2.6 trillion. This represents an increase of some 5,400 aircraft compared with the previous one.

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