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February 22, 2006

Elite Offers New Add-On To Support GPSs And EFBs

Practice Using Devices On Your Computer Simulator

Elite Simulation Solutions announced the release Wednesday of its new Interconnectivity Protocol Module (IPM), which allows Elite software to interface with handheld GPS units and EFBs (Electronic Flight Bags).

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Helios Families Sue Boeing Over 2005 Accident

Despite Reported Findings Of Pilot Error

Aero-News has learned the law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP -- in cooperation with the Cyprus law firm Phoebus, Christos Clerides, N. Pirilides & Associates, of Nicosia and Limassol -- refiled a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of the families of victims in the crash of Helios Flight 522 on August 14, 2005.

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ANN Special Feature: Diamond Aircraft's Peter Maurer Part Two 02.23.06

Yesterday... ANN's Jim Campbell talked with Diamond North America President Peter Maurer about his company's piston-engine aircraft. But what about the ballyhooed D-Jet? In part two of Jim's interv

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.23.06

Airbus will build A320s in China...

But maybe not as many. The European plane-maker says it expects only half the orders we saw last year...

And if that was a joke... the judge didn

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.23.06

Airbus will build A320s in China...

But maybe not as many. The European plane-maker says it expects only half the orders we saw last year...

And if that was a joke... the judge didn

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iviation and Advanced Data Research Announce Joint Venture

Companies Combine For Sales, Training, Consulting and Finance

David Perdue, CEO of iviation and David Pietrowski, CEO of Advanced Data Research (ADR), Inc, informed Aero-News Wednesday the two companies are partnering to provide ADR customers with a single source training, consulting, sales and financing for their electronic flight bags (EFB) and related products.

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Singapore Airlines Says It Will Add Boeing's EFB To Its 777s

Largest Triple-7 Operator In The World

Boeing and Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced Wednesday the airline will add Boeing's Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Installation Kits on its entire fleet of new and existing 777s.

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Leahy: Airbus Expects Much Smaller Airliner Market In 2006

May Slump By More Than Half From 2005

At the Asian Aerospace exhibition Wednesday, Airbus sales chief John Leahy told reporters the market for airliners could dip by more than half this year from 2005's record total of 2,057 orders between the European consortium and its archrival, Boeing.

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OH TFR: 02.23.06 - 02.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2192 Issue Date: February 22, 2006 at 16:33 UTC Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Beginning Date and Time: February 23, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 24, 2006 at 0:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Sukhoi Readies Its Su-80 Civil Turboprop

First Flight Expected Next Month

Russian aerospace manufacturer Sukhoi isn't focusing solely on its military aircraft at this week's Asian Aerospace show in Singapore... it's also touting its upcoming SU-80 multi-purpose aircraft, which can be configured as either a freight hauler or as a 30-passenger regional airliner.

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IN TFR: 02.23.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2177 Issue Date: February 22, 2006 at 13:13 UTC Location: South Bend, Indiana Beginning Date and Time: February 23, 2006 at 16:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 23, 2006 at 21:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Urgent CASA AD: Eurocopter

Applicability: Eurocopter AS 365 N2 and N3 model helicopters.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.22.06

Diamond Aircraft's Peter Maurer

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.22.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Diamond Aircraft President Peter Maurer: 02.22.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Peter Maurer, president of Diamond Aircraft.)

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: BD-5B

For Sale: Bede BD-5B

21'6" B-Wing, Honda Civic-EB2 [1237cc] Prince Aircraft Propeller, Genave: GA/1000 - 720 Nav/Com, Terra: TRT 250 - Transponder Terra: AT 3000 - Encoder, Current and Flying, TT 14.5 Hrs. Many Extra's. Fly NOW ! Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10 New, will sell for $50,000.00

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Commercial And Military Manufacturers Make Their Pitches At Asian Aerospace Expo

Asia's Largest Air Show Opened Tuesday

It's a battle of the behemoths -- or, more accurately, of the superjumbos -- at Singapore's Asian Aerospace Exhibition. In particular, the two commercial airliner heavyweights, Boeing and Airbus, are squaring off over the booming aerospace market in China and India.

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Direct-To Avionics Issues Recall On All Crossbow 425EX AHRS

Company Bites The Bullet And Supports Customers After Supplier Solutions Reportedly Fell Through 

In a move that company officials admit may cost them as much as a quarter of a million dollars (for a product that they do not manufacture), Direct-To Avionics has announced a full recall of the Crossbow 425EX AHRS, a derivative of Crossbow's NAV420.

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Cherokee Pilot Calls In Accident Report... From Scene

In a wireless age, I guess we shouldn't be surprised to see such reports... A Piper pilot went down in New Mexico with three pax on board -- using a cell phone to call his Father to report that the accident occurred and to request notification of the appropriate authorities. None of the POB's (according to the attached report) were listed as injured.  

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Tempest Teams Up With Tucker & Chambliss

Tempest, has filled ANN in on its recent sponsorship of Kirby Chambliss and our good friend (and fellow Rocket Racer) Sean D. Tucker for 2006.

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FAA Backs Research, Development in International Use of English in Aviation

The FAA recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Ordinate Corporation, of Menlo Park, CA, to support improved English proficiency in aviation worldwide.

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US Airways Reports Q4 Loss Widens to $261 Million

Expects Operating Profit In 2006... Minus Merger Costs

What price solvency? US Airways Group -- which left Chapter 11 bankruptcy after merging with America West Airlines last September -- has found an answer to that question: $261 million.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Follow-on Contract for Metal Fatigue Detection System

Structural Integrity Prognosis System Can Predict Failures

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Tuesday it was awarded the contract to continue development of its Structural Integrity Prognosis System (SIPS) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Heart-Shaped Cometary Particle Found... On February 14

Happy Valentines Day From Stardust!

In his latest status report on efforts by scientists and volunteers to extract cometary particles from the aerogel collectors of the Stardust probe, Stardust Deputy Principal Investigator Dr. Peter Tsou told Aero-News scientists made an interesting discovery last week.

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AgustaWestland Develops Airborne Mine Counter Measures For EH101

System Can Be Pulled Into Cabin When Not Deployed, Increasing Speed

To provide a solution to the increasing threat mines pose to shipping worldwide, AgustaWestland announced the installation of a palletized Airborne Mine Counter Measures (AMCM) system for its EH101 helicopter at Asian Aerospace 2006.

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NTSB Publishes Final Report On Kirksville Jestream Accident

Collision with Trees and Crash Short of the Runway, Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 BAE Systems BAE-J3201, N875JX Kirksville, Missouri October 19, 2004 NTSB Number AAR-06/01 NTIS Number PB2006-910401

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.22.06): False Climb, False Descent

Aero-Tips!

Recent mishap studies by the Flight Safety Foundation have cited a physiological hazard known as the false climb illusion. More scientifically labeled “Somatogravic Illusion,” it describes the result of fluid moving in a pilot’s inner ear when an aircraft accelerates.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you know the name of the first woman to fly solo around the world, you’re ahead of most people. The distinction belongs to Jerrie Mock, a 38 year old mother of three, who accomplished the feat in 1964.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.06): Ballooning

Ballooning During landing, the control column has been pulled back too quickly such that the airplane rises.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.22.06)

"Asia is becoming a huge market for the aerospace industry. Countries here are developing swiftly, and their purchases of commercial and military aircraft are speeding up together with their economic growth."

Source: Ghazemy Mahmud, editor of the Asian Defense Journal, on the growing significance of the Asian Aerospace Exhibition, which is currently underway for 2006 in Singapore. Aerospace industry heavyweights throughout the world have come to Singapore to display their wares, in hopes of attracting sales in the burgeoning market for commercial and aircraft in the region.  

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