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June 01, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.02.06

Something new in the sky over Kerrville, Texas...

A military helo down in South Georgia...

And just when you thought the skies were clearing for Delta...

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Superior Air Parts Announces New Distributor For North, Central Africa

Superior Air Parts announced earlier this week that it has appointed Aero Engine and Aircraft Services of Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium as the company’s new distributor for North and Central Africa.

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SWA Pilots Consider Contract Extension, Codeshare Ramifications

Pilots Want Assurance Partnership With ATA Will Not Hinder Growth

On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines pilots began voting on a referendum to determine a schedule for upcoming formal contract negotiations with the airline, as well as a one-year extension of the current contract amendable date to Aug. 31, 2007.

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Kollsman Acquires 20 Percent Interest in Sandel Avionics

Furthers Expansion Into Commercial Aviation Market

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Wednesday that its US subsidiary Kollsman, Inc. has acquired a 20 percent interest in Sandel Avionics, Inc. for $12 million. Vista, CA-based Sandel produces specialized integrated display systems and other products for the commercial aviation market.

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Lone Star Flight Museum Announces Resignation Of Ralph Royce As President, CEO

Served As Museum President, CEO For 15 Years

The Lone Star Flight Museum and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame announced Thursday it has accepted the resignation of Ralph Royce as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum. Royce has served in this capacity since 1991. Current Vice President of the Museum, Larry Gregory, will assume Royce's duties.

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Cathay Pacific Airways Exercises Options On Two More Boeing 777s

Will Be Powered By GE90 Engines

Cathay Pacific Airways announced Thursday the airline has exercised purchase options for two additional Boeing 777-300ERs, bringing its total commitment to 18 aircraft.

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NTSB Arrives On The Scene Of DC Medevac Helicopter Accident

Helo Made Two Approaches To Land, Went Down During Third

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday its investigative team looking into the May 30 downing of an EMS helicopter in Washington DC has arrived at the scene, and has begun its investigation into the accident on the grounds of the US Armed Forces Retirement Home.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2006-11-16 MANUFACTURER: Honeywell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-11-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Allied Signal, Inc. T5317A-1 turboshaft engines.

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AD: Sikorsky

AD NUMBER: 2006-11-14 MANUFACTURER: Sikorsky SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-11-14 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters.

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Chinook Down In Georgia, Four Soldiers Lost

Survivor Found Walking Near Scene

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 06.01.06 1250 EDT: A US Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter on a routine training mission clipped a television tower wire and went down Thursday morning in southern Georgia, according to news reports.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.01.06

AOPA's Jeff Myers On A New Way To Attract GA Pilots

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.01.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.01.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- AOPA's Jeff Myers: 06.01.06 (ANN Special Feature, with AOPA Communications Director Jeff Myers on "Project Pilot".)

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MN TFR: 06.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8744 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 18:32 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: June 02, 2006 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 02, 2006 at 17:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8741 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 18:02 UTC Location: 5 NM West of Nogales, Arizona 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: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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GA Accident Investigation TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8709 Issue Date: June 01, 2006 at 15:55 UTC Location: Doerun, Georgia near PECAN VORTAC (PZD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Rescue operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537

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AD: Gulfstream

AD NUMBER: 2006-10-18 MANUFACTURER: Gulfstream SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-18 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Model Gulfstream 200 airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.01.06

Four Lives Are Lost In The Breakup Of A Piper Over New Jersey

A US Bankruptcy Court Judge Gives His Stamp Of Approval To The New Delta Pilot Contract

And… A Critically Ill Patient I

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Survivors Of 2005 TANS Accident File Lawsuits

Accuse Boeing, P&W, And Airline Of Negligence

Seven survivors of the 2005 downing of a TANS Peru airliner in the Amazon, and the father of a six-month-old baby killed in the accident, are suing Boeing, engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, and Peruvian airline TANS for liability, negligence, and wrongful death.

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Libyan Airlines Prepare For Takeoff

Lifting Of Sanctions Seen As Boon For Air Travel

The recent easing of diplomatic tensions between the US and Libya may soon have a profound impact on the North African nation's aviation sector.

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Aero-News Analysis: ATA's ATC Wish List, Part Two

Changes Would Save Time, Fuel

In the ATA's latest briefing on the contentious fuel issue, the organization mentions several potential ATC changes that might lead to time and fuel savings. Today, we look at some of the ways ATA proposes to reduce delays and holding times -- as well as offering our summary of the situation.

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Kentucky C210 Accident Claims Life Of Pilot

Had Asked To Return To Airport

Investigators aren't yet sure what brought down a Cessna C210 Centurion Tuesday night, claiming the life of its pilot.

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United States, Chad Sign Open-Skies Agreement

76 Countries Have Signed Pact With US

The United States and Chad signed a full Open-Skies agreement Wednesday that will permit air services between the two countries without restriction. It is the first air services agreement between the two countries.

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Not Your Father's Black Hawk

Even If He Has The Tail Number In His Logbook

Ah, Friday nights, when government agencies let slip the news. And Friday, May 26th, the Pentagon dropped a bit of news that has the potential to be a major boost to United Technologies Corporation's Sikorsky business unit.

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To Boldly Go Where No Business Card Has Gone Before

Seattle Company Seeks To Send Your Stuff Into Space

For those of us who can't afford the $200,000 pricetag for a brief suborbital ride into space aboard a Virgin Galactic ship in 2008 -- or who can't quite stomach the idea of riding in a rocket -- a Seattle company is offering a far safer, much more economical alternative.

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Boeing Begins Final Assembly Of First 737-900ER

Indonesia's Lion Air Is Launch Customer

Aero-News has learned that Wednesday, Boeing began final assembly of its first 737-900ER (Extended Range) airliner, the latest (and, likely, final) spinoff of the venerable 737 family.

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Delta Dart Restoration Program Underway In MI

Group Hopes To Display Plane By Mid-September

If all goes according to schedule, Michigan's K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum will soon be home to a Convair F-106 "Delta Dart" fighter that is now being restored by a small group of volunteers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.01.06): Sinus Block


Pilots are responsible to self-certify their medical condition before every takeoff. Don't try to fly with blocked sinuses or a sinus infection.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.01.06)


Some interesting topics on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making Docket involving the next frontier, space tourism.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.01.06): Flash Resistant


Not susceptible to burning violently when ignited. Confusing fire proof, fire resistant, flame resistant, flammable and flash resistant can be hazardous.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.01.06)

"...incapable of continued safe flight in tropical environments in which clouds contained high liquid water content..."

Source: One of the accusations levied against the Pratt & Whitney-engined Boeing 737-200 that went down on August 23, 2005, in a lawsuit filed by seven survivors of the TANS Peru airliner crash.

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