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March 16, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Cessna's John Doman 03.17.06

The aviation world is spending a lot of time these days focusing on the very-light-jet revolution. But what about the future of piston flight? John Doman is the head of worldwide piston aircraft sa

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.17.06

Coalition forces in Iraq launch the biggest air assault in three years...

Federal prosecutors fight on in the Moussaoui death penalty case...

and the FAA asks for another week in co

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.17.06

Coalition forces in Iraq launch the biggest air assault in three years...

Federal prosecutors fight on in the Moussaoui death penalty case...

and the FAA asks for another week in co

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Fossett FOLO: Record Flight Still Looking Good

Expects To Land In Salina Friday Afternoon

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 03.16.06 1700EST: He's over the Pacific, heading towards home. That's the latest news from mission controllers in Salina, Kansas watching over Steve Fossett's latest attempt at a world record -- this time, for the longest nonstop closed-circuit flight in history.

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NASA Gives Hope For A New Sunrise For Dawn

Agency Reviews Earlier Cancellation

Maybe they should call it the Black Knight... because NASA's Dawn program refuses to die.

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NC TFR: 03.17.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3396 Issue Date: March 16, 2006 at 18:18 UTC Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Beginning Date and Time: March 17, 2006 at 15:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 17, 2006 at 18:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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SC TFR: 03.17.06 - 03.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3393 Issue Date: March 16, 2006 at 18:10 UTC Location: Charleston, South Carolina Beginning Date and Time: March 17, 2006 at 18:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 18, 2006 at 3:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Embry-Riddle Hosts National Security And Intelligence Symposium

Will Focus On The Hot Topic Of Border Security

Aero-News has learned the second annual National Security and Intelligence Symposium to be held Monday, April 10, 2006, in the Davis Learning Center Auditorium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, AZ campus. The topic will be border security.

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You Think Commercial Planes Are Crowded Now? Just Wait...

FAA Predicts More Cramped Airliners Soon

Despite ongoing financial woes for several domestic airlines, more people are flying in their planes today than in any time since 9/11... and it's only going to get better. Or, worse... depending on which side of the curtain you're on.

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Goodrich Grabs More Dreamliner Work

Few Projects Remain Unassigned

Boeing announced Thursday it has selected Goodrich Corporation to supply the flight deck lighting system and cabin attendant seating for the 787 Dreamliner. In all, 11 Dreamliner contracts have been awarded to the global systems supplier.

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TX TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3383 Issue Date: March 16, 2006 at 14:48 UTC Location: Texas Panhandle, Lipscomb, Texas near GAGE VORTAC (GAG) 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: Kansas (ZKC) Center, 913-254-8500

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Iraqi, Coalition Forces Launch 'Operation Swarmer' Aerial Campaign

Largest Air Operation Since Beginning Of Iraq War

In the face of escalating insurgent violence and a looming threat of civil war, military officials announced Thursday morning that Iraqi and coalition forces launched the largest air assault operation since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.16.06

Adam Aircraft's Rick Adams Talks VLJs And User Fees

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.16.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.16.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature --  Adam Aircraft's Rick Adam: 03.16.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Rick Adam of Adam Aircraft on VLJs and user fees)

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Columbia Trying To Keep Flying/Buying 'Simple'

Seeks To Simplify Buying/Selling Aircraft Regardless Of What You Fly/Buy

Columbia Aircraft tells ANN that selling an aircraft to make room in the hangar for a new one can be a challenging odyssey.

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Urgent CASA AD: Gulfstream

Applicability: Model GIV-X series aeroplanes, serial numbers (S/N) 4001 and subsequent; and Gulfstream Model GV-SP series aeroplanes, S/N 5001 and subsequent; on which Gulfstream Modification ASC-904 or production equivalent has been incorporated.

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PASS Says FAA Isn't Responding To Little Rock Backup Radar Glitch

System Goes Down Every Night, For 20 Seconds At A Time

The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) has expressed concern about the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) seeming indifference toward fixing a problem that has resulted in nightly disruptions of information fed into Little Rock National Airport coming from its long-range radars.

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FAA Asks Federal Mediators To Extend Contract Talks One Week

Still No Resolution In Ongoing Dispute

After two weeks of mediated discussions between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the two parties still have not reached a mutual understanding over contract issues. On Wednesday, the FAA asked for more time.

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Bungled Ports Deal Could Hurt Boeing Sales In Mideast

UAE May Take Out Aggravation On US Plane Orders

We don't want you to run our ports... but please still buy our aircraft. That's the mixed message the government of the United Arab Emirates is receiving, in the wake of the US ports debacle... and it may wind up costing Boeing some big bucks.

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US Airways Plans To Recall About 400 Flight Attendants

Pilots Meet This Week For Elections, Seniority Concerns

US Airways announced Tuesday it will recall approximately 400 flight attendants that had been laid off. The move comes as the airline gears up for what it hopes will be a very busy summer travel season.

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UK Threatens To Pull Out Of JSF Deal

Lord Drayson Is A Shrewd Negotiator

How many times have you walked away from a new car deal because you just couldn't get the options you wanted? That may be the case with Great Britain's defense procurement minister, Lord Drayson, on Britain's deal to buy the upcoming F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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AOPA Offers To Take Reporters On Discovery Flights

Enlightening The Media, One Reporter At A Time

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association believes one of the biggest obstacles to helping the non-flying public understand general aviation, is a reporter who shares the public's misconceptions.

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Raven UAV Achieves Production, Operational Milestones

Tiny UAVs Have Over 18,000 Hours In The Field

Monrovia, CA-based AeroVironment, Inc. told Aero-News this week the company achieved a significant milestone recently in its production of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV) systems.

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USAF Crews Prepare For Attacks From Air, Land, Sea... And Cyberspace

Air Force Gets Aggressive -- With Itself -- About Combat Training

To become the best airmen in the world, the Air Force trains against the best airmen in the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.16.06): Altitude Engines

Aero-Tips!

Assuming ignition takes place correctly, and there’s sufficient fuel flow, power development depends entirely on the amount of air available for combustion. This creates an obvious limitation: as an airplane climbs, there’s less ambient air available.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.16.06)

Aero-Linx!

Ever wonder how the three-letter Airport identifier codes are assigned?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.16.06): Catabatic Wind

Aero-Terms!

A wind caused by the downward motion of cold air. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.16.06)

"It's an oasis in the Middle East. We've got churches there and everything."

Source: Emirates Airlines spokesman Mike Simon, on life in the UAE. State-owned Emirates is expected to decide within the next three months on whether to go with Airbus's A350 or the Boeing 787 on an expected 50-airplane order. Before any deal can be finalized, however, it has to receive the blessing of the ruling families of the UAE -- who are reportedly "furious" with Congress over the recent ports debacle. That may spell trouble for Boeing... and good news for Airbus.

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