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June 13, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.14.06

Jazz suspends four mechanics suspected of whistleblowing...

Another delay ahead for the A380... and this could be a big one...

And we'll have the latest on the subsidy wars involvin

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.14.06

Jazz suspends four mechanics suspected of whistleblowing...

Another delay ahead for the A380... and this could be a big one...

And we'll have the latest on the subsidy wars involvin

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9574 Issue Date: June 13, 2006 at 2:34 UTC Location: 40 Miles North West of Showlow, Arizona near WINSLOW VORTAC (INW) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9544 Issue Date: June 12, 2006 at 19:37 UTC Location: 30 Miles North East of Page, Arizona near PAGE VOR/DME (PGA) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighter aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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NTSB To Investigate AA Engine Blast At LAX

Preliminary Reports Focus On Turbine Disk Fatigue Cracks

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday it will investigate an uncontained engine failure on an American Airlines Boeing 767 that was undergoing testing June 2 at Los Angeles International Airport.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2000-11-19R1 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2000-11-19R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-09 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-01 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus transport category airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-19 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-19 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC130 B4 helicopters.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-12 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100 and -200 series airplanes.

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Hawking Says Humans Must Go Into Space

"For The Survival Of The Species"

When world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking speaks, people listen... and he had quite a message for the audience at a Hong Kong news conference Tuesday.

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Gone West: Aviation Reporter Michael Dornheim

Missing Writer Found Dead After Auto Accident

It's sad news when the aviation world loses one of its own... even sadder to us here at ANN when it's one of our colleagues.

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South Carolina's Bauer Says Accident Plane Wasn't Developing Full Power

"I Did All I Could To Avoid Crash"

Describing himself as an experienced pilot who ran into a tough situation, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer says he is absolutely confident there was nothing more he could have done to prevent the crash of his Mooney M20E as it was taking off from a grass strip in Blacksburg last month.

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ANN's Aero-Casting: Is It The Big 5-0-0 ALREADY?

We still can't believe it, but the numbers don't lie. While perusing through our vast server network at ANN's World Headquarters (and Tanning Salon) in Florida, Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell discovered last week that we were fast approaching our 500th daily Aero-Cast... a pinnacle we reached today, with our ANN Special Feature with X Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.13.06

Our 500th Aero-Cast, Featuring Dr. Peter Diamandis

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.13.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.13.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ANN's 500th Aero-Cast: 06.13.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Dr. Peter Diamandis.)

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ANN Special 500th Podcast: Dr. Peter Diamandis 06.13.06

This is ANN's 500th aero-cast... a special moment for all of us here. It's a sign of our commitment... both to aviation news and to this medium. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to talk wit

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Virgin Blue Orders Nine 737s

On Monday, Boeing identified Virgin Blue Airlines as the carrier that last month exercised purchase rights for nine Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.13.06

Tropical Storm Alberto Causes Grief For Florida Passengers 

Did The Foul Weather In Florida Cause A Beech Aircraft To Slide Off The Runway And Into A Home?

Off-Shore Helicopt

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.13.06

Tropical Storm Alberto Causes Grief For Florida Passengers 

Did The Foul Weather In Florida Cause A Beech Aircraft To Slide Off The Runway And Into A Home?

Off-Shore Helicopt

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Next Up For ADS-B: The Gulf Coast

HAI President Applauds New Technology

After a somewhat controversial and contentious test program in Alaska, ADS-B will soon be on the glass in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Firewall Forward Closes Its Doors

Company Seeks Chapter 11 Protection

It may only be temporary. So says Andrew Chumney, CEO of Fort Collins, CO-based avionics, accessories, and engine overhaul company Firewall Forward, on his decision last week to close up shop.

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Report: Congressional Pet Projects May Be Keeping NASA On Ground

Ah, Pork...

Money earmarked to be used by NASA to send scientific probes to distant planets and return astronauts to the moon, may be used instead for projects closer to home that have little to nothing to do with exploring space.

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Northwest, FAs Return To Bargaining Table

Have Until June 30 To Hammer Out Deal

If you're planning to fly Northwest Airlines in the near future... you're probably OK holding onto those tickets, at least for the next month.

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Sonex Tempts Fly-In Attendees With Free Gas

Also Offers Financing On Kits

If owners and pilots of Sonex airplanes needed any more incentive to visit the company's Oshkosh, WI plant this weekend for the First Annual Sonex Fly-O-Rama... how about free gas?

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Rolls-Royce Recalls Parts Following Inflight Shutdowns

V2500 Problems Traced To Parts From Scottish Plant

Aviation engine maker Rolls-Royce is recalling faulty airplane engine parts manufactured at its Inchinnan plant in Renfrewshire, Scotland, after complaints of three inflight engine shutdowns came to light.

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Court Orders Brazil's Varig To Give Back Planes

As Many As 10 Airliners To Be Returned

It's not looking good for Varig, the Brazilian airline that has seen its fortunes go from bad to worse in the past month.

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Coalition Team Recovers Lost Helicopter, Crew

Mi-8 Went Down In January

This weekend, a coalition recovery team retrieved the remains of seven international aid workers who were killed when their helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan last January, military officials reported.

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Bell Helicopter Workers Reject Contract

Union workers at Bell Helicopter Textron in Fort Worth, TX voted Sunday by a 3-to-1 margin to reject a proposed contract, that the company had called its best and final offer.

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Parrot Holds Up Plane

That Pretty Much Says It All...

As if air travelers didn't have enough to worry about... now comes word a parrot recently stopped a plane from taking off.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.13.06): Lost Comm, Part 2 -- VMC

Aero-Tips!

If you go "lost comm" while in VMC, stay in visual conditions, get out of required-control airspace and land as soon as makes sense given your circumstances.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.13.06)

Aero-Linx!

Do you believe in ghosts? Do ghosts believe in you?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.06): Geosynchronous Orbit

Aero-Terms!

A satellite in circular orbit around the Earth's equator at 23,000 miles altitude (36,000 km) will remain stationary over the same location on Earth (i.e., the spacecraft goes around once in its orbit for every revolution of the Earth).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.13.06)

"We deal with all sorts of things here."

Source: Alderney duty officer Steve Roberts, on a recent incident involving a parrot that got loose on an Aurigny Air Services plane.

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