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February 20, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.21.06

No mechanical faults found in the Roseville Glassair crash...

India Airlines signs a deal for 43 Airbus planes...

And it's off to the picket lines for 35-hundred Sikorsky workers in

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.21.06

No mechanical faults found in the Roseville Glassair crash...

India Airlines signs a deal for 43 Airbus planes...

And it's off to the picket lines for 35-hundred Sikorsky workers in

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 02.21.06

Scan.  Interpretation.  Aircraft control.  This is the basis for all instrument flight.  But what happens when instrument failure forces a change in the pilot's instrument scan,

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Aloha Says It Has Been 'Reborn'

Exits Chapter 11

Perhaps 2006 WILL be a good year for the airlines, after all. Fulfilling the promise made earlier this month that financial solvency was within its grasp -- and on the heels of a similar move from United Airlines -- Hawaii's Aloha Airlines formally exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.

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Space Adventures Announced Plans For Singapore, UAE Spaceports

Will Also Develop Suborbital Spacecraft

The race for private spaceflight got several boosts recently, with the latest coming from orbital tourism company Space Adventures -- which in the past week has announced plans for a new spacecraft, plans to build a $265 million spaceport in the United Arab Emirates, and most recently, the development of yet another spaceport in Singapore.

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Flight Lesson Turns Into Emergency Training

Two Onboard OK After Freeway Landing

From the sound of it, 63-year-old flight instructor John Vashko was able to provide his 18-year-old student, Kenneth Mattuck Jr., with a valuable lesson this weekend... one the younger man expects to carry with him to the hallowed halls of Annapolis.

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Future Cargo Aircraft Gets 'Jointed'

USAF, Army Both To Select, Operate New Airlifter

It was a year ago that Aero-News last looked at the question of the US Army's need for intra-theater airlift, and its proposal to buy a commercial off-the-shelf aircraft for what it calls the "Future Cargo Aircraft" requirement. The latest developments of this proposal include a change to a joint USAF-USA requirement and a re-opening of the contract, which had been narrowed to the Alenia C-27J (below) or the EADS C-295, to all comers.

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Teamsters Strike At CT & FL Sikorsky Plants

Fail To Ratify New Contract

Workers are heading to the picket lines outside Sikorsky plants in Connecticut and Florida, after members of Local 1150 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters failed to ratify a new three-year labor contract with the company Sunday.

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Score Two More For The Coast Guard's 'Good Guys'

Medevacs 2 From Helicopter Crash

The Coast Guard medevaced two people after their helicopter went down in the Gulf of Mexico, 85 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, at 2 a.m. Sunday.

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NASA: One Shuttle To Be Grounded, Used For Parts

Whither, Atlantis?

She was the fourth space shuttle to fly for NASA... and it looks like she'll be the first one to be retired. Aero-News has learned the space agency is looking to retire the shuttle Atlantis in 2008, and use it as a spare parts donor for the remaining orbiters up to the final shuttle mission in 2010.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.20.06

Eclipse CEO Vern Raburn, On Winning The 2005 Collier Trophy

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.20.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.20.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Eclipse Wins The Collier Trophy: 02.20.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn on winning the 2005 Collier Trophy.)

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EasyFly: Easy Come, Easy Go?

EasyFly, a startup airline in Bulgaria that offered tempting discount fares to other European destinations like Berlin, Munich and Alicante, from the Bulgarian jetports of Plovdiv, in the center of the country, and Sofia, the capital, appears to have been shut down, after having only flown one flight: from Plovdiv to Berlin last December.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: C182 RG

For Sale: Cessna 182 RG

1978 RG-II 3105TT,1330 SMOH,135 STOH (All new Titan Cyl),Digital Nav/Coms, ADF, StandbyVac, Intercom, A/P; Solid, reliable cross country IFR transportation. Jan 2005 Annual. Complete logs. Great opportunity. Exterior Quality: 7, Interior Quality: 8 Used, will sell for $87,000.00 (or best offer)

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2107  Issue Date: February 18, 2006 at 23:28 UTC Location: 72 NW FAIRBANKS 1800-0200 DLY , Alaska Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: FAIRBANKS (FAI) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-474-0388

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-09 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600 series airplanes); and Model A310-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-06 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes.

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AD: Smoke Detectors

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-04 MANUFACTURER: Smoke Detectors SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain smoke detectors installed on various transport category airplanes.

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Soucy Joins ACAP

EVQ/ACAP tells ANN that veteran airshow performer and world class aerobatic champion Gene Soucy will be joining the ACAP series as a guest performer and celebrity judge for the 2006 season.

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Six Found Dead In Wreckage Of German Plane In Iraq

Over 1,000 Iraqis Searched For Three Days

It took rescuers three days to locate the wreckage of an aircraft, believed to be a Cessna business jet, that fell off radar screens Thursday over the mountains of northern Iraq.

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Airmen Providing Relief in Philippines

Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, and Andersen Air Base, Guam, in the Philippines as part of an annual bilateral exercise, are providing real-world humanitarian assistance after mudslides engulfed a village and 1,800 people, Feb. 17.

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Couple Survive Canopy Loss In Wichita

RV-4 Loses Canopy On Take-Off, Crash Landing Follows

Roger and Stella Spane of Wichita are recovering from injuries suffered in a harrowing crash landing at Wichita's Jabara Airport Friday afternoon.

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Klyde Morris 02.20.06

The TSA Winds Up In Klyde's Crosshairs Once Again

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Hungarian Cosmonaut Seeks Office

Bertalan Farkas Symbolizes Nation's Change From Soviet Satellite

Bertalan Farkas is a big frog in a small pond: not only was he the first Hungarian in space, he still the only one. In 1980 he spent eight days aboard the Soviet Salyut 6 Space Station; now he's seeking an seat in the parliament.

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Wanna Parachute In Summer -- NOW?

We wish we'd had more notification of this. But here's the deal: if you're a military-trained parachutist, you still have one day to sign up to go jump in Chile with the International Airborne Society. The deadline's February 20th, and honestly, we got the email at 2050 on February 18th (that's 8:50 PM to all you civilian "legs" out there).

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P-8A MMA Advances To Detailed Design

NAVAIR’s P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft Team has officially entered its critical design phase. Before PDR could be officially “closed”, the team had to resolve only nine action items following the program’s Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in November.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.20.06): Water In Fuel

Aero-Tips!

Your airplane’s engine drones smoothly—and then it quits. One of the most common causes of in-flight engine failure is fuel contamination. And the most common contaminant is water.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

Looking for a “different” kind of vacation? A different class of airline service? A different class of airline altogether?

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.20.06)

"He is a long-time personal hero of my own. His performances have inspired thousands like myself to chase their aviation dreams, and we could not ask for a more qualified or respected addition to our series." Source: ACAP's Rick Rushing, in announcing the addition of Airshow Ace Gene Soucy to the ACAP Line-up. 

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