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February 03, 2006

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.03.06

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.03.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.03.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II of NATA's Intvw With Jim Coyne 02.03.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, NATA's Jim Coyne.)

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Northern Air Cargo Family-Owned No More

Now Part Of Saltchuk Companies

Earlier this week, Alaska's Northern Air Cargo announced that after 50 years of operation as a family-owned airline, the company has been sold to Saltchuk Resources, a private holding company based in the Pacific Northwest with various ties to regional transportation.

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Border TFR: 02.04.06 - 12.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1395  Issue Date: February 03, 2006 at 15:22 UTC Location: Southern US Border, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Nogales, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: February 04, 2006 at 0:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 31, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4591

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LA TFR: 02.06.06 - 02.07.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/1388  Issue Date: February 03, 2006 at 13:45 UTC Location: Alexandria, Louisiana near ALEXANDRIA VORTAC (AEX) Beginning Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 21:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 0:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1369  Issue Date: February 02, 2006 at 20:24 UTC Location: Nikiski, Alaska near KENAI VOR/DME (ENA) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for disaster/hazard Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Kenai (ENA) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-398-3565, 907-283-3735 Frequency(ies): 122.55

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AL TFR: 02.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1394  Issue Date: February 03, 2006 at 14:44 UTC Location: Huntsville, Alabama Beginning Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 06, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Certified: Boeing 777-200LR

Worldliner Ready For Service

After an intensive six-month test program involving two aircraft -- one of which set a new distance record for a commercial airliner last November -- Boeing announced Thursday the 777-200LR "Worldliner" has been certified by US and European authorities to enter into service.

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New Qantas Maintenance Facility Announced For LAX, A380 Expected In '07

Qantas Airways Reiterates Plan to Introduce Jumbo Airbus A380 to Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with Board of Airport Commissioners and executives for Qantas Airways, announced the opening of the new Qantas Airways Maintenance facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Airplane Disruptor May Have Medical Issue

Bogdana Georgieva Must Remain In SLC

As Aero-News previously reported, college mathematics professor Bogdana Atanasova Georgieva was arrested after a strange disruption on United Express/Skywest Flight 6664 from Eugene, Oregon to Denver on January 11, 2005.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: PL2006-02-51 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2006-02-51 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 airplanes.

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AD: Glaser-Dirks/Flugzeugbau GmbH

AD NUMBER: 2006-02-12 MANUFACTURER: Glaser Dirks, DG Flugzeugbau GMBH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-02-12 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-100 and DG-400 sailplanes and certain DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500 Elan Series and DG-500M sailplanes.

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ANN Special Feature: Part II of NATA's Jim Coyne 02.03.06

Yesterday... ANN's Jim Campbell talked with National Air Transport Association chief Jim Coyne about the coming battle over user fees for general aviation. But that's just one item on NATA's plate

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.03.06

Three hurt in the crash of an Indiana medical helicopter...

This... as industry reacts to new NTSB safety recommendations...

and ERAU shuts down its CAPT program.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.03.06

Three hurt in the crash of an Indiana medical helicopter...

This... as industry reacts to new NTSB safety recommendations...

and ERAU shuts down its CAPT program...

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Wild Horse And Wild Trout

Most everybody knows the story of the P-51 Mustang, at least in broad brush: asked by British buyers to commit to production of more Curtiss Kittyhawks, or Curtiss's P-46 improved version (which found no room on the New York company's production lines), the brash executives and engineers of LA-based North American Aviation sneered at Curtiss's data package.

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Flight Design USA Delivers 45 Aircraft in 2005

Flight Design USA had a very good year, last year. As the distributor of the much-lauded CT light-sport aircraft, FD delivered 45 aircraft to customers in the United States during 2005, reportedly leading the LSA industry.

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AEA Offers Cost-Effective Training Program Solutions for Repair Stations

First Compliance Deadline Nears

The Aircraft Electronics Association conducted the first in a series of seminars designed to help Part 145 repair stations of all types develop and manage their soon-to-be required training programs.

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Airline Industry Compiles Some Intriguing Stats

Key On-Time Performance And Flight Cancellation Statistics

ANN just received the following statistical breakdown and was inigured by the data presented. The report posted below is based on data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics by the 20 reporting carriers for December 2005.

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Navy Flies Into New Era With Retirement Of H-3 Sea King

The last two H-3 Sea King helicopters made their last operational flight Jan. 27, taking to the air before making way for their replacement, the MH-60S Knighthawk.

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NAFI Announces January '06 Master CFIs

The Best Of The Best

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation organization.

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Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Up in '05 Over Previous Year

US airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays, more reports of mishandled baggage and a higher number of complaints about airline service in 2005 than in 2004, according to the DOT's Air Travel Consumer Report.

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AirExcellence Receives Part 135 Charter Certificate

Flies Hawker 800XP from I-X Jet Center in Cleveland, Ohio

Gary Hill, general manager for AirExcellence, L.L.C., tells ANN that the company has received a Commercial Air Carrier Certificate under Federal Air Regulations Part 135. The receipt of this certificate allows AirExcellence to charter its Hawker 800XP to other travelers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.03.06): The CHT Curve

Aero-Tips!

In Aero-Tips 1/8/06 we learned that the peak, or highest Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) is the benchmark for all mixture leaning. But how can we use this information?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.03.06)

Aero-Linx!

Klyde Morris, Aviation’s Only Ant appears twice a week in Aero-News. For a fix on other days you can grab a look at some of the cartoons you’ve missed in the past, this site is where to go.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.03.06): Anabatic Wind

Anabatic Wind Flows up from the base of a hill or mountain. The term anabatic is not the name of a specific wind but describes the nature of the air flow. Throw that one out at the next party.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.03.06)

"Today, we have the business platform we need to compete with the strongest carriers and a clear strategy of offering the right service to the right customer at the right price.”

Source: Glenn Tilton, United's chairman, CEO and President; as United emerged from a contentious and still-controversial bankruptcy.

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