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November 22, 2006

ANN Holiday Touch-And-Go: 11.23.06

Cessna has something to be thankful for, as the first production Mustang goes out the door…
A lawsuit is filed over the Lycoming crankshaft AD mess…
...and if you have to travel this Thanksgi

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6703 Issue Date: November 22, 2006 at 16:35 UTC Location: Yucaipa, California near PARADISE VORTAC (PDZ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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JetBlue Gives Customers Something To Be Thankful For

Watch Football And Get A Free Beer

If you must travel by air on Thanksgiving and you're a football fan loath to miss the traditional holiday games, you might consider flying with JetBlue this year.

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Cessna Receives FAA Production Certificate For Mustang

First Jet Delivered To CA Dealer For Use As Demo

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Cessna Aircraft Company delivered its first Citation Mustang business jet Wednesday, following receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) production certificate (PC) for the aircraft's Independence, KS assembly line.

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NTSB Issues Update On Its Investigation Of Brazilian Midair

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its latest update on the board's investigation of the September 29 midair collision over the Amazon Jungle of a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 and an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.22.06

Premier Aircraft Sales President Fred Ahles

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.22.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.22.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Art Of Buying And Selling Aircraft: 11.22.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Premier Aircraft Sales' Fred Ahles.)

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Delta Shifts 12 Jets Away From Comair

May Cost As Many As 264 Jobs

Delta Air Lines has made good on its promise to shift regional jet operations to more cost-efficient carriers, even if it means taking away business from its own low-cost subsidiary. On Tuesday, Delta announced it will reassign 12 CRJ700 regional jets from Comair, to SkyWest early next year.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.22.06

The FAA issues an alert for owners to look out for substandard parts...
A slowdown in traffic may have stalled a Florida airport expansion...
...and Diamond Aircraft receives Canadian approva

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.22.06

The FAA issues an alert for owners to look out for substandard parts...
A slowdown in traffic may have stalled a Florida airport expansion...
...and Diamond Aircraft receives Canadian approva

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ANN Special Feature: Fred Ahles, Premier Aircraft Sales 11.22.06

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Fred Ahles, President of Premier Aircraft Sales, an expert on buying and selling aircraft.

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Pressure Mounts on Brazil To Release Pilots Detained in Gol 1907 Investigation

APA Calls on Brazil to Release Pilots: ‘Accident Investigation Should Not Be A Criminal Proceeding’

The Allied Pilots Association (APA) has issued an updated statement calling for the release of the two pilots of an ExcelAire Embraer Legacy 600 that was involved in an apparent mid-air collision with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 on Sept. 29 over Brazil. The two pilots, who are U.S. citizens, were required by Brazilian authorities to surrender their passports and have been detained since the accident.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2006-24-01 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-24-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Cessna Model 750 airplanes.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Lycoming Crankshaft Woes

An aggressive legal action has been filed against Lycoming Engines, Avco Corporation and Textron, Inc., by Jones Law Offices and Ralph C. Hardesty and Associates, claiming class action status for a pool of victims estimated at over 5000.

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Uproar After Six Muslim Men Removed From US Airways Flight

Passengers Express Concern Over Suspect Behavior

Six Muslim scholars were removed from a US Airways flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday, after passengers expressed concern over what they called the men's suspicious behavior.

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Maximum Sentence Given To Fugitive Who Shot Pilot

Man Gets 20 Years For April 2005 Incident

A Kansas man received the maximum sentence Tuesday for shooting and wounding an airplane pilot in April 2005. The US Attorney's Office says Michael Michaud was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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TC'd: Hawker 4000

Raytheon's Hawker 4000 Finally Gets Its TC

Raytheon Aircraft  has received the much-anticipated FAA Type Certificate for the Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet. “The Hawker 4000 is the most advanced super-midsize jet in the world today,” said Jim Schuster, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Aircraft Company.

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EADS Reports No New A380 Cancellations

Virgin Atlantic Still Mulling Over Options

EADS, parent company of European planemaker Airbus, said Tuesday it has received no new cancellations for the A380 superjumbo in recent weeks. To date, FedEx is the only airline to cancel its orders for the mammoth airliner.

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Decreased Traffic May Stall FLL Expansion

Environmental Impact Study Delayed

A planned expansion at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport may not happen quite so soon. An upcoming FAA forecast suggests airport operations aren't growing as quickly as predicted.

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NASA: Mars Global Surveyor May Be At Mission's End

All Good Things Must Come to An End...

NASA tells us that the justifiably lauded Mars Global Surveyor has likely finished its operating career. The spacecraft has served the longest and been the most productive of any mission ever sent to the red planet.

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Korean Air Orders 25 Boeing Passenger Planes, Freighters

Puts Boeing Ahead Of Airbus By 339 Planes For Year

It's the largest single order ever for commercial airliners from South Korea... and it went to Boeing.

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Second C-5M Super Galaxy Takes Flight

Modernized Transport Joins Test Fleet

The skies are now just a little smaller... as the second modernized Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy test aircraft made its first flight November 17 from Georgia's Dobbins Air Reserve Base. This is the second of three aircraft that will comprise the new C-5M test fleet.

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Ed Swearingen Inducted into Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

Celebrated Aircraft Engineer and Designer Ed Swearingen was inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame during ceremonies at The Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas. The museum opened a permanent display dedicated to Mr. Swearingen as part of the ceremony. It contains photos, models, and other memorabilia from his career in aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.22.06): The Psychology Of Emergencies

Aero-Tips!

There are several factors that may affect a pilot's ability to respond correctly to an abnormal or emergency situation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.22.06)

Aero-Linx!

When you turn your eyes to the evening sky do you ever wonder what you’re looking at? Can you see the International Space Station? What else can you see?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.22.06): WWABNCP

Aero-Terms!

Worldwide Airborne Command Post -- airborne command post function of certain aircraft provides a survivable means of command and control in the event that SAC underground command center, alternate command posts, or ground-based communications are lost.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.22.06)

"Mars Global Surveyor has surpassed all expectations. It has already been the most productive science mission to Mars, and it will yield more discoveries as the treasury of observations it has made continues to be analyzed for years to come." 

Source: Michael Meyer, NASA's lead scientist for Mars exploration at NASA Headquarters, Washington, in discussing the apparent end of the Mars Global Surveyor mission.

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