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December 08, 2008

F/A-18D Impacts San Diego Neighborhood

Aircraft Departed Aircraft Carrier, Heading For Miramar

A US Marines F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet has crashed in a residential neighborhood roughly two miles from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego, CA.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.08.08

A Near-Miss In The Sky, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Near-Miss In The Sky: 12.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Continental Completes AVOD Upgrades On B757 Fleet

Includes On-Demand Video, Power Ports At All Seats

Continental Airlines recently completed Audio/Video on Demand (AVOD) inflight entertainment system upgrades on all its Boeing 757-200 aircraft. All 39 757-200s currently in service have been fitted with the system, and the remaining two aircraft are currently being retrofitted and will re-enter service by December 23, 2008.

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Air Transport Association Names Tilton As Board Chairman

Embattled UAL Chief Replaces Former Northwest CEO

He's one of the most reviled airline CEOs in the business... and as of Friday, he has a new job. UAL president, chairman and CEO Glenn Tilton has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the Air Transport Association.

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AFS Nears Certification For Bell 430 Engine Inlet Filter

Barrier System Keeps Particles Out Of Pricey Turbofans

Aerospace Filtration Systems tells ANN the company anticipates near-term FAA certification for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 430 helicopter.

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Nationwide FAA 'DreamLaunch' Tour Kicks Off In Dallas

Aims To Encourage Graduates To Pursue Jobs In Aviation

Some 25 percent of all aviation employees are eligible to retire this year, according to a recent industry study... so there's a world of job opportunities, but potentially not enough young graduates to fill these vital positions.

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US Army Orders 39 More UH-72A Lakotas

Production Extended Through 2010

EADS North America has received a contract from the US Army for 39 additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters, extending production under contract of the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft through 2010.

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'Plane Stupid' Protesters Halt Flights At London Stansted

The Name Really DOES Say It All...

They say any publicity is good publicity... but if the protesters who closed one of London's busiest airports Monday hoped their actions would attract sympathy for their cause, they were probably mistaken.

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European Union Launches SESAR Air Traffic Program

Satellite-Based ATC Expected To Be Operational By 2010

This next story will sound familiar to anyone who's followed the FAA's much-bandied -- but, so far, little-realized -- plans to implement its "NextGen" satellite-based air traffic control system. On Monday, the European Union launched its own version of NextGen, dubbed "SESAR."

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.08.08

A Florida mid-air claims four over the Everglades.
The FAA decries the end of ASAP.
And a Hawaiian judge says, "Not so fast, go!"

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.08.08

A Florida mid-air claims four over the Everglades.
The FAA decries the end of ASAP.
And a Hawaiian judge says, "Not so fast, go!"


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Listener E-Mail - 12.08.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller about a mid-air near-miss reported by a listener.

FMI: www.overtheairwaves.com

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Aero-TV: Working Today -- AOPA Outlines Support For Members

Boyer Lauds Management Team For Organization's Success

Welcoming attendees to the second day of AOPA Expo 2008, President Phil Boyer announced the theme for Friday's General Assembly, simply called "Today." In almost 70 years of operation, AOPA has come from humble beginnings of "2000 members in 1939, six percent of the pilot population then; and today, 414,000 members, 75 percent of the pilot population."

Aero-TV: Working Today -- AOPA Outlines Support For Members

From AOPA Expo 2008: Boyer Lauds Management Team For Organization's Success

Welcoming attendees to the second day of AOPA Expo 2008, President Phil Boyer announced the theme for Friday's General Assembly, simply called "Today." In almost 70 years of operation, AOPA has come from humble beginnings of "2000 members in 1939, six percent of the pilot population then; and today, 414,000 members, 75 percent of the pilot population."

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Brazilian AF Concludes Switched-Off Transponder To Blame In 2006 Mid-Air

Four Flight Controllers Also Found At Fault

Sao Paulo newspapers reported Saturday that the Brazilian Air Force investigation into the September 29, 2006 mid-air collision of a Gol Airlines 737 and an Embraer Legacy 600 has determined the probable cause of the accident.

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Ouch! Boeing Delivered Four Planes In November

Despite Strike's End, Return To Previous Production Levels Is Slow

Industry analyst Cai von Rumohr of Cowen & Co. expressed a bit of surprise Friday at the low number of Boeing planes delivered in November despite the return of striking workers to assembly lines.

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C206 Reported Down In Michigan Snowstorm

Plane Crashes Into Mobile Home, Kills Pilot

A pilot flying from St. Paul, MN to Glens Falls, NY on Saturday diverted to Traverse City, MI due to bad weather and crashed after missing an approach into Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). The plane went down about 18 miles east of Traverse City, just south of Kalkaska.

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Klyde Morris (12.08.08)

Finally! With O'Brien Gone, CNN Can Get Back To Reporting REAL News...

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XL Airways Refuses To Release Pilots' Identities In A320 Downing

'Against Company Policy' To Release Any Details

In an unusual twist to the investigation of the November 27 crash of an Air New Zealand A320 near Perpignan, France, German airline officials have refused to release any details identifying the XL Airways pilots reportedly flying the plane.

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Wrenches In The Works Of Qantas-British Airways Merger

BA's Parallel Negotiations With Spanish Iberia Airlines Cause Concern

Australian Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed again that Qantas Airways must remain 51% in Australian hands in order to comply with a range of laws and international agreements, which require that the company has its headquarters in Australia, two-thirds of the board are Australian citizens and the chairman is Australian.

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Lufthansa To Buy Major Stake In Austrian Airlines

Austrian State Holding Company Agrees To Sale

At a special board meeting on Friday, Austrian state holding company OeIAG voted to approve the sale and signed a 366,000 euro contract releasing its 41.56 percent stake in Austrian Airlines (AUA) to Lufthansa.

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STL To Close D-Concourse Link Between Terminals

Effort Will Save Airport Nearly $900,000/Year

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will close a 12-gate section of Concourse D that links the airports Main and East Terminals. The closure was announced earlier this week at the St. Louis Airport Commission Meeting and is effective Monday, December 8.

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Chinese Airline Gets A Head Start On One-Month Service Suspension

Okay Airways' Cargo Operations Partnership With FedEx Will Continue

A planned one-month suspension of passenger service by China's Okay Airways began Saturday, 10 days earlier than previously announced.

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Perfect Gift For Gadget Lovers? A Paper Airplane Launcher!

Appeals To Aerospace Engineers... And The Young At Heart

Here's an inexpensive gadget that would make a great gift for the aspiring aerospace engineer in all of us: a paper airplane launcher!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.08.08)

Aero-Linx!

A tribute to the gone, but not forgotten Concorde. One of the all-time marvels of engineering and truly a thing of beauty, the "Speedbirds" are honored here.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.08.08): Solar Wind

Aero-Terms!

Flow of lightweight ions and electrons (which together comprise plasma) thrown from the sun.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.08.08)

"The transponder issue is a distraction from the true cause of the accident, which is an air traffic control system that put two airplanes on a collision course for about an hour."

Source: David Rimmer, executive VP of ExcelAire. Brazilian Air Force investigators have ruled the September 29, 2006 mid-air collision of a Gol Airlines 737 and an Embraer Legacy 600 was largely the blame of the two American pilots of the Embraer bizjet operated by ExcelAire, stating they had inadvertently switched their transponder to standby mode. Also contributing to the incident were the actions of four flight controllers who failed to notice the transponder was turned off and failed to warn the pilots of their collision course.

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