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October 03, 2006

Airbus Confirms Further A380 Delays, Restructuring Program

Will Allow Planemaker To "Regain Its Competitive Edge"

It's official. Confirming reports and rumors floating around the past several days regarding yet another delay to Airbus's A380 program, on Tuesday the European planemaker issued a forthcoming -- and one might say, contrite -- release stating the first customer delivery will occur in October 2007 -- 10 months later than previously reported, and 22 months later than the manufacturer's original estimates when the program began.

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DE TFR: 10.05.06 - 10.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2255 Issue Date: October 03, 2006 at 11:56 UTC Location: Dover AFB, Delaware near SMYRNA VORTAC (ENO) Beginning Date and Time: October 05, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 08, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other demonstration teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Dover (DOV) Approach Control, 302-677-3430

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CA TFR: 10.05.06 - 10.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2245 Issue Date: October 03, 2006 at 0:16 UTC Location: San Francisco, California near SAUSALITO VORTAC (SAU) Beginning Date and Time: October 05, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 08, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to high performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern Califonria (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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FL TFR: 10.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2241 Issue Date: October 02, 2006 at 22:19 UTC Location: Sarasota, Florida Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 14:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 17:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Southeast Aero Named Exclusive North American Extra Aircraft Dealer

Plans To Open Tailwheel, Aerobatic Flight School

In what Extra Aircraft calls an effort to better streamline its US aircraft sales and product support, Southeast Aero of St. Augustine, FL has been named the exclusive dealer for sales and service of Extra's 300 aerobatic line for the Unites States, Canada and Mexico.

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ASTM Light Sport Aircraft Standard on Kit Assembly Instructions Now Available

If you're planning to build your new light sport aircraft from a kit, ASTM International has you covered.

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Reports: Brazilian ATC May Have Contributed To Mid-Air

New York Times Reporter Safe On Smaller Plane

Two different air controllers, one working a Brazilian Gol Airlines 737-800, the other handling an Embraer Legacy 600, evidently assigned both aircraft to the same altitude... possibly leading to what appears to be a fatal midair collision last week.

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All Safe After Man Hijacks Turkish Airliner

Early Reports Of Two Hijackers Inaccurate; Man Asks For Asylum

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.03.06 1800 EDT: The lone man who hijacked a Turkish Airlines 737-400 Tuesday surrendered to authorities shortly after the plane landed in southern Italy, releasing all 113 passengers unharmed following an incident that demonstrated how hijackings remain a very real threat in the post 9/11 world.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.03.06

iFly President And CEO Andrew DeMond

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.03.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.03.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- iFly, You Fly, We All Fly: 10.03.06 (ANN Special Feature, iFly CEO Andrew Demond on fractional ownership, with a twist.)

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Emirates CEO: A380 Delayed Another 10 Months

Superjumbo Intro Delayed Nearly Two Years

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.03.06 1130 EDT: More news regarding the latest delay to strike the A380 superjumbo program was revealed Tuesday, when Emirates president Tim Clark announced Airbus told the carrier to expect another long wait for its planes.

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Northwest Expects 'Modest' Profit For 2006

Not Including Reorg Costs, Of Course

While gains in profits over the busy summer travel season are expected to wane in the cooler months, Northwest Airlines said Monday it still expects to post "a modest profit" for 2006.

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Upgraded: Boeing's Larry Dickenson

Will Lead Commercial Sales Team

Boeing announced Monday that Larry Dickenson has been named to lead the Boeing Commercial Airplanes sales team as vice president, Sales, reporting to Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.03.06

Mary Peters gets the nod for Secretary of Transportation...

The latest on last weekend's crash of a Brazilian 737...

And if your plane has a Lycoming engine... there's another AD to

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1 - iFly's Andrew DeMond 10.03.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Andrew DeMond, President and CEO of iFly, fractional ownership with a new twist.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.03.06

Mary Peters gets the nod for Secretary of Transportation...

The latest on last weekend's crash of a Brazilian 737...

And if your plane has a Lycoming engine... there's another AD to

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 97-06-13R1 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 97-06-13R1 SUMMARY: This amendment rescinds airworthiness directive (AD) 97-06-13 for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211 Trent 892, 884, 877, 875, and 892B series turbofan engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: PL2006-20-51 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2006-20-51 SUMMARY: This AD results from a report of two occurrences of engine thrust rollback during takeoff.

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NBAA's Bolen Blasts ATA For 'Unfounded' Comments On VLJs

Disputes Assertion Jets Will Be "Significant Burden" On NAS

On Monday, the National Business Aviation Association came out swinging against allegations made by the Air Transport Association the emergence of very light jets (VLJs) would impose a burden on the nation's aviation infrastructure.

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Canadian SAR Squadron Awarded Cormorant Trophy For Cliff Rescue

A Perilous Rescue Flown With Night Goggles In Low IFR... Yep, These Guys Are Good

A Canadian Forces search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter crew was recognized recently for their heroic efforts in a cliff rescue earlier this year.

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FAA Hiring Under The Microscope

Experts Question Agency Choices

Natalie Heck and Francis Copes want to know why they don't have jobs with the FAA yet.

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Rare Australian Warbird Focus Of Lawsuit

If You Buy A Plane On eBay... Is The Sale Final?

A rare World War II-era aircraft is at the center of a dispute in Australian court that may change the way items are bought and sold on eBay.

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Abu Dhabi Seeks More Aviation Business

Aviation Expo Set For Next March

A middle-eastern Farnborough? Well, maybe not, but Abu Dhabi would like expand their growing aviation presence in the middle east.

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Note To Self, Put It In A Memo

Protestor Picks Wrong Way To Voice Opinion

An old adage says you should pick your battles. We'd like to add to that you should probably pick your venue as well.

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How Safe Are Russian Airlines?

A Top Russian Government Official Is Worried

Ria Novosti reports Russia's top prosecutor has questioned the safety of his country's airlines.

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Abruzzo Balloon Museum To Debut Two New Exhibits In October

Annual Balloon Fiesta Kicks Off October 6

Just in time for this weekend's annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, Aero-News has learned the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will debut two new exhibits for balloon enthusiasts.

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What's Worse Than Snakes On A Plane?

Ravenous Hamsters!

If you don't like snakes on a plane, how about rats on a plane? No? OK, how about, hamsters?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.03.06): Final Approach Point

Aero-Tips!

Know when it's time to descend to MDA on all types of nonprecision approaches.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.03.06)

Aero-Linx!

Preserving Canada’s aviation heritage is the goal of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.03.06): SRB

Aero-Terms!

Solid Rocket Booster -- the rocket that provides most of the thrust required to launch the Space Shuttle into low Earth orbit.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.03.06)

"The unfounded comments by the ATA fly in the face not only of public statements by Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Marion Blakey but also congressional testimony by top FAA officials. The fear-mongering by the airlines may be part of their broader strategy to pay less for air traffic services even as they try to seize control of the system."

Source: Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, commenting on statements made by officials with the Air Transport Association regarding the impact of very-light-jets on the national airspace system.

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