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October 09, 2006

Agreed: Northwest Airlines Reaches Tentative Contract With AMFA

Northwest Airlines tells ANN that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to end an ongoing labor dispute with the airline's technicians. A membership ratification vote will be conducted during the next 30 days.

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Christian Streiff Bolts From Airbus

EADS Co-CEO Louis Gallois To Run Troubled Planemaker

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.09.06 1715 EDT: When Christian Streiff offered his plan to turn around the fortunes of European planemaker Airbus last week, he essentially told the board of parent company EADS that it would be his way, or the highway... and on Monday, the now-former Airbus CEO opted for the highway.

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NASA's MRO Snaps Unique Photo Of Martian Surface

Shows Opportunity Rover Near Rim Of Crater

It was an interstellar family reunion of sorts last week, as NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) snapped a picture of the Mars Rover Opportunity from high overhead, showing the rover near the rim of Victoria Crater.

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USAF Sergeant Takes To Skies In Hot Air Balloon

One Of 700+ Balloonists In Annual Fiesta

Standing a towering 6 feet 11 inches tall, Staff Sergeant Bill Manus is already a bit closer to the clouds than the average person... but this past weekend, he managed to soar to even greater heights.

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North Korea Tests Nuclear Device

Believed Too Heavy To Fit On Missile... For Now

Confirming the worst fears of most of the civilized world, North Korea has tested its first nuclear device underground, setting off about a four on the Richter scale, and about a thousand on the world crisis meter.  

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First Flight: Boeing A/MH-6X Manned/Unmanned Light Helo

Representatives with Boeing tell ANN the company has flown its newly designed A/MH-6X light-turbine helicopter for the first time, marking a significant milestone in the continuing development of the versatile manned/unmanned military aircraft.

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Sam's Club Selling Bizjets? Believe It!

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.09.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.09.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Sam's Club Sells Bizjets: 10.09.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Scott Williams, Vice President for E-Commerce for Sam's Club.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.09.06

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Pilots deny turning off transponder...
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Pilots deny turning off transponder...
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ANN Special Feature: Sam's Club to Sell Bizjet 10.09.06

In today's ANN Special Feature, Jim Campbell talks with Scott Williams, Vice President for E-Commerce for Sam's Club. Sam's is the member warehouse division of Wal-Mart. We thought our ANN April fi

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EAA Fights For Homebuilder Rights In Las Vegas

Area FSDO Agrees to Review First-Flight Ban

Las Vegas, NV is booming... with new houses popping up like so many slot machines and all-you-can-eat buffets. That growth is encroaching on the once-isolated North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), to the point the Las Vegas Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) recently banned first flights of amateur-built planes from the airport, due to urban growth.

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Family Of Pilot Lost In Caravan Crash Sues Cessna

Claims Fraud, Liability For Accident In Icing Conditions

The family of the 49-year-old pilot killed when her Cessna 208B Caravan went down in Winnipeg last October has filed suit against Cessna, alleging the planemaker knew the aircraft was unsafe in icing conditions.

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Is Streiff Eyeing The Door At Airbus?

Planemaker, French PM Deny Rumors CEO Is On way Out

Could recently hired Airbus CEO Christian Streiff already be heading for the door? On Friday, Airbus flatly denied rumors that Streiff -- who has only been on the job since July -- is looking to leave the beleaguered planemaker.

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NASA Dryden Researchers Work To Suppress Sonic Booms

'Supersonic Jousting,' Anyone?

Early fighter pilots were sometimes called knights of the air. Now, jet-borne jousting is combating supersonic shockwaves, hopefully enough to lessen the resulting sonic boom heard on the ground.

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Midair Collision Claims Paraglider Pilot

Second Accident Injures Participant In NM Gathering

A military doctor on leave from Colorado was killed Thursday after his paraglider collided with another during the seventh annual Paraglider Fly-In in Albuquerque, NM.    

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Big News! Boeing Delivers 100 Planes In Q3

Best Quarter In Over Four Years

In a feat Boeing has not performed in over four years, the American plane builder reports that it delivered exactly 100 aircraft in the third quarter of 2006.

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Sign Of The Times: University Adds 'Aviation Security' Major

TSA Already Looking At Candidates

Increased aviation security -- it's a reality that is unlikely to disappear any time soon, given the foiling of an August plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights.

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Klyde Morris (10.09.06)

Tired Of Campaign TFRs? Klyde Offers An Alternative

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Atair To Feature Onyx Parafoil, LEAPP UAVs At AUSA 2006

Autonomous Systems Are Getting Smarter And Smarter...

Atair Aerospace told Aero-News recently the company will exhibit its Onyx precision guided parachute systems and LEAPP Long Endurance Autonomous Powered Paraglider UAV technologies at the 2006 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which kicks off in Washington Monday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.09.06): Minimum Controllable Airspeed

Aero-Tips!

"Slow flight" and "Flight at minimum controllable airspeed" -- what are they, and what's the difference?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.09.06)

Aero-Linx!

Here we go again for you aviation disaster lovers. Today’s site deals with civilian aircraft disasters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.09.06): Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow

Aero-Terms!

Simplified way to remember the cycles of a four-stroke engine: intake, compression, power, exhaust.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.09.06)

"EAA's position on these matters, which affect numerous airports throughout the country, is consistently clear. Every person who builds an aircraft must have access to a safe and convenient way to make the initial flights in these aircraft."

Source: EAA Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs Earl Lawrence, commenting on the group's appeal to the Las Vegas Flight Standards District Office to review its ban on first flights of amateur-built planes from the North Las Vegas Airport.

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