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September 07, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.08.06

Atlantis is ready to go... again...

High times or desperate times at Northwest? Hundreds of flight attendants are about to be recalled from furlough.

And Israel promises this is the

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ANN Special Feature: Mission Briefing -- STS-115 Prelaunch 09.08.06

Pressed for time... with a full and complex set of tasks ahead... the space shuttle Atlantis was once again Thursday night set to be fueled for a Friday morning launch. This... after five launch sc

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.08.06

Atlantis is ready to go... again...

High times or desperate times at Northwest? Hundreds of flight attendants are about to be recalled from furlough.

And Israel promises this is the

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9160 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 21:22 UTC Location: Red Rock Canyon, Nevada near LAS VEGAS VORTAC (LAS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9154 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 20:39 UTC Location: 15 North, Halfway, Oregon Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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Comair Expects Insurance To Cover Litigation Costs

Analysts: Carriers Maintain More Coverage Than Required

One of the multitude of questions surrounding the August 27 loss of a Comair CRJ-100 in Kentucky, was the impact the crash would have on the future of Comair.

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T-33 Down Near UK Museum

Pilot And Passenger Escape Unscathed

A US-built Lockheed T-33, perhaps the best-known military training aircraft in the world, has crashed on takeoff from the Cambridge Airport in England Wednesday. The aircraft came to rest near the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

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BAE Begins Subcontractor Spending Spree After Board Approval Of Airbus Sale

Purchases Massachusetts-Based Defense Company For $8.7 Million

Less than 24 hours after its board approved the sale of the company's shares in Airbus, BAE Systems reached a definitive agreement with Massachusetts-based National Sensor Systems (NSS) to purchase all of the shares of the company for $8.7 million in cash -- the first of what may be several buyouts of defense subcontractors.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.07.06

AOPA President Phil Boyer, On The Nomination Of Mary Peters As DOT Secretary

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.07.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.07.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature --GA Reacts To Mary Peters' No

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9317 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 17:48 UTC Location: 9 Northwest, Tuscarora, Nevada near BULLION VOR/DME (BQU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9352 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 18:56 UTC Location: Huntington, Oregon Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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Cape Canaveral TFR: 09.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9170 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 22:43 UTC Location: Cape Canaveral, United States Beginning Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 8:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 18:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9270 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 17:13 UTC Location: Conconully, Washington Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9267 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 17:12 UTC Location: Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest, Washington near PRINCETON VORTAC (YDC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9297 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 17:17 UTC Location: New Fork Lake, Pinedale, Wyoming near BIG PINEY VOR/DME (BPI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9355 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 19:03 UTC Location: 17 Southwest , Dupuyer, Montana near CUT BANK VORTAC (CTB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9339 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 18:17 UTC Location: 18 Southeast, Idaho City, Idaho near BOISE VORTAC (BOI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9182 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 4:26 UTC Location: Piru, California near LAKE HUGHES VORTAC (LHS) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide asafe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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Space Shuttle TFR: 09.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9206 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 12:38 UTC Location: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida Beginning Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 12:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 16:56 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Space Operations Area Type: Space Operations Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1589

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9180 Issue Date: September 07, 2006 at 3:42 UTC Location: 14 Miles East, Riggins, Idaho Beginning Date and Time: September 07, 2006 at 4:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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Israel To End Blockade Of Lebanon

International Rebuilding Efforts To Begin Soon

Lebanon's only airport is to reopen Thursday when the Israeli military lifts the air and sea blockade they imposed when continuing hostilities with Hezbollah erupted into open warfare. The UN-brokered deal marks a major victory for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

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CDF OV-10 Spotter Plane Down

Pilot And Battalion Chief Lost In Accident

An OV-10 Bronco spotter aircraft assisting fire fighters working a small blaze in a wooded area near California's Sequoia National Forest crashed Wednesday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.07.06

NASA pushes back the Atlantis launch until Friday.

Space agency auditors say there are continued safety problems with the shuttle program.

And a voice from the past speaks out on fr

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ANN Special Feature: AOPA President Phil Boyer on the Nomination of Mary Peters as Transportation Secretary 09.07.06

President Bush this week nominated Mary Peters to succeed Norm Mineta as US Transportation Secretary. How does General Aviation react to that? I ask AOPA's Phil Boyer.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.07.06

NASA pushes back the Atlantis launch until Friday.

Space agency auditors say there are continued safety problems with the shuttle program.

And a voice from the past speaks out on fr

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Safety Auditors Slam NASA Safety

Shuttle Prep Company May Not Be Reporting Problems

Even as Atlantis sits on Launchpad 39-B at the Kennedy Space Center, once again prepped for launch... government auditors say NASA continues to fail at tracking shuttle safety issues.

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Be Careful If You Fly The Skies Of Abkhazia

Province Says It Will Shoot Down Unidentified Planes

The breakaway Georgian province of Ossetia has been in the news lately, after a series of attacks on Georgian military helicopters overflying its territory. But it's not the only former Soviet state warning unidentified aircraft to stay out... or else.

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AD: Tires

AD NUMBER: 2006-18-08 MANUFACTURER: Tires SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain aviation tires installed on various transport category airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-18-10 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-18-07 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer Model ERJ 170 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-18-06 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2006-18-09 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all BAe Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP airplanes.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2006-18-05 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-18-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes.

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Are Airbus Shakeups Just The Beginning?

Analysts Say Streiff Plans More Big Changes

It seems Airbus' new CEO is only just beginning his quest to bring about big changes.

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Columbia Aircraft Puts Bend Factory On A Diet

Adopts Lean Manufacturing Practices

Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation told ANN Wednesday of further improvements in the manufacturing processes at its Bend, OR factory -- that will enable the company to maintain its current production volume and improve ROI.

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ANN Welcomes James Aronovsky, Mark Sletten To Our Growing Staff

New Assoc. Editors Don't Know What They've Gotten Themselves Into... Hehe

We had the opportunity to work with several individuals as stringers at this year's AirVenture celebration in Oshkosh... and in that time, two individuals, in particular, rose to the top.

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EU Debates Tighter Rules On Hand Luggage

Mulls Following US, British Lead

It's become the norm in the United States, Europe, and several other countries... and soon, a ban on liquids carried onboard an airplane may be outlawed in the European Union, as well.

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NASA Rover Nears Martian Bowl Goal

Opportunity Knocks Yet Again

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is closing in on what may be the grandest overlook and richest science trove of its astonishingly long mission.

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Officials Says Wake Island Weathered Storm

Flyover Shows Less Damage Than Expected

A US Coast Guard aerial assessment of Wake Island September 2 showed less destruction than expected from Super Typhoon Ioke... but the Air Force needs people on the ground at Wake to determine the full extent of damage, officials said.

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FAA To Pilots: Be Sure To Use The Right Runway

SAFO Issued In Reaction To Recent Comair Accident

The FAA, in an apparent urge to "do something" after last month's Comair Flight 5191 tragedy, has published Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) 06013 containing suggestions and recommendations for training programs.

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FBI Says Senate Delegation Never Shot At In Tbilisi

Escort Helicopter Was Target Of Anti-Aircraft Missile

Initial reports that a helicopter transporting a US Senate Delegation led by Senator John McCain was the target of an anti-aircraft missile attack were false.

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Skywest Pilot Escorted Off Plane After Screener Smelled Alcohol

No Charges Filed As Pilot Placed On Administrative Leave

A Skywest flight scheduled with 21 passengers bound for Salt Lake City, UT was delayed three hours at Joe Foss Field in Souix Falls Wednesday morning while the airline scrambled to replace one of the pilots.

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Ice From Plane Leads To Call For Investigation

Tonight, on CSI: Lav Duty...

Call it Crime Scene Investigation: Lavatory. No, CBS isn't scraping the bottom of the barrel for television shows (at least, not here)... rather, it's the latest news out of England, where a lump of ice fell from the sky recently, and hit a car belonging to 25-year-old Stephanie Cole.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.07.06): Staying Airworthy

Aero-Tips!

Can an FAA inspector or other representative revoke an aircraft's Airworthiness Certificate? They sure can... if your airplane fails to meet certain standards.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.07.06)

Aero-Linx!

For those of you that are blimp fans, Goodyear has a site that includes some history, blimp facts and more.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.07.06): Pusher

Aero-Terms!

The name given to any aircraft in which the engine and propeller were situated behind the crew of an aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.07.06)

"There will be no more sacred cows."

Source: SG Securities aerospace analyst Zafar Khan, speaking on the first of what many analysts say will be several shakeups in upper management at Airbus, following this week's move by new CEO Chrisitan Streiff to demote Chief Operating Officer Charles Champion -- the man who oversaw the troubled A380 project -- to an advisory position.

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MI TFR: 09.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9023 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 13:23 UTC Location: Clarkston, Michigan Beginning Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 19:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MO TFR: 09.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8956 Issue Date: September 05, 2006 at 20:46 UTC Location: Kansas City, Missouri Beginning Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 20:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 09, 2006 at 0:01 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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PR TFR: 09.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9034 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 14:40 UTC Type: Hazards

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MA TFR: 09.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8927 Issue Date: September 05, 2006 at 17:44 UTC Location: Boston, Massachusetts Beginning Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 19:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 08, 2006 at 22:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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