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March 09, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.10.06

Three crew members are lost in a Hawaiian air ambulance accident...

Terrorist dreams revealed at the trial of would-be hijacker Zacarious Moussaoui...

And what are those F-15 driver

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.10.06

Three crew members are lost in a Hawaiian air ambulance accident...

Terrorist dreams revealed at the trial of would-be hijacker Zacarious Moussaoui...

And what are those F-15 driver

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Garmin Takes Wraps Off GMX 200 MFD

Garmin’s GMX 200 Offers Advanced Situational Awareness

Garmin International Inc., has unveiled their new GMX 200, a multi-function display (MFD) for pilot’s demanding the ultimate in situational awareness. The GMX 200 raises the bar and includes a high resolution (640 x 480 pixels) display with a viewing area that is almost 20% larger than other panel mounted MFD units.

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NASA's MRO Begins Final Approach To Mars

Final Braking Maneuver Friday At 1624 EST

Earlier this week, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began its final approach to the red planet after activating a sequence of commands designed to get the spacecraft successfully into orbit. But the ultimate test will come on Friday, March 10.

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Galvin Flight School Introduces First DA-42 Sim W/ G1000 Panel

Frasca Sim Features TruVision System

Earlier this week, Galvin Flying Services, Inc announced the purchase of the nation's first flight training device incorporating the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite and the Diamond DA42 TwinStar technologically advanced aircraft.

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RAF Rescues Stranded Sea King From Snowy Hollow

The Longest Four-Minute Flight Ever

Sources from Britain's Royal Air Force told Aero-News Thursday that an RAF Sea King rescue helicopter, stranded 3000 feet up in the Cairngorm Mountains since being abandoned during a rescue over a week ago, was finally flown out of the hills Monday.

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Petroleum Air Services Orders Fifth Q300 Turboprop

Third Additional Order From PAS For Dash-8 Variant

Bombardier Aerospace has signed a contract with Petroleum Air Services (PAS) of Cairo, Egypt for the sale of one additional Q300 turboprop airliner. The list price value for the aircraft on firm order is approximately $17.4 million US.

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747 Freighter Blows Its Nose During Testing

Pressurization Test Goes Awry

Aero-News has learned that workers at Boeing's Everett, WA plant got something of a shock last week, when a Boeing 747-400 freighter undergoing a routine pressurization test blew its nose... door.

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UPS Picks Boeing Electronic Flight Bag for 757 and 767 Fleets

Wednesday, Boeing and UPS announced that the package delivery company will retrofit 107 of its Boeing 757s and 767s with Boeing's Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).

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Cherokee Merges Into Michigan Traffic

Not The Jeep... The Piper

When we tell you a person navigating a Cherokee merged onto a major Michigan freeway this week, we’re not talking about a Jeep Cherokee -- we are talking about the aircraft.

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Cherokee Involved In Runway Robbery

Not The Plane... The Jeep

There was another incident involving a Cherokee on Tuesday, but this time it was the vehicle and not the plane... but the vehicle was involved in a runway heist.

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Czech Republic Orders Two Airbus ACJs

Can Be Quick-Changed For Troop, Government Use

Aero-News has learned the Czech Republic has ordered two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), bringing the total number of sales for the ACJ series to some 70 aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.09.06

NBAA, NATA, GAMA News Conference On Funding National Airspace

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.09.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.09.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NBAA, NATA, GAMA Conference On Funding National Airspace: 03.09.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with the response from NBAA, NATA, and GAMA on the ATA's plan t

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ANN Special Feature: NBAA, NATA, GAMA News Conference On Funding National Airspace 03.09.06

The Air Transport Association Tuesday announced the unified vision of its 19 member carriers for funding a next-generation air traffic control system as part of the FAA Airport and Airway Trust Fun

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Marana Police Report No Leads In C182 Theft

Owner Believes Drug Runners Stole His Aircraft

Ten days after the theft of a 1966 Cessna 182, N3199F, from a locked hangar in Marana, AZ, local police report they still have no leads on who may have taken the aircraft. In fact, the only evidence left behind by the thieves are fingerprints lifted from a tow bar and the hangar door.

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Will Shuttle Fuel Tank Glitch Bump Discovery's Launch?

Same Problem Cropped Up Last Year

Last week, Aero-News reported on NASA's tight schedule for launching three shuttle missions this year. The slightest glitch could throw that schedule off, NASA said at the time... and now, it appears such a glitch may have occurred.

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Sikorsky Heads To Big Sky Country...

...As Striking Workers Plan To Rally In CT

Sikorsky Aircraft announced earlier this week it has selected Bozeman, MT as the site of a new engineering design center that is expected to employ 40 engineers by the end of the year.

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Airbus To Bid Adieu To The Aircraft That Started It All

A300, A310 Will Go Out Of Production In July 2007

They're the airliners that started it all for Airbus... and soon, they'll be no more.

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Joyriding Pilot Sentenced To One Year In Jail

It's Sad We Must Clarify Which One We're Talking About...

Phillipe Patricio -- the 21-year-old man who stole a Cessna 172 for an alcohol-clouded joyride with friends last year -- was sentenced in New York Wednesday to one year in jail for his crime.

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Chinese Deportee Jumps From Aircraft At DTW

Falls Two Stories, Suffers Possible Broken Back

A man being deported from the US is responsible for an unusual incident Tuesday at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport.

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CVW-8 Squadrons Return From USS Theodore Roosevelt

Counting Down To The Last Flights Of The F-14

Six squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 will return to Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana March 9 and 10 following their six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The remainder of CVW-8’s squadrons will return to their homebases of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, FL and NAS Whidbey Island, FL.

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Aero-News Celebrates The 'Big 300' With Our Aero-Casts

...And The Whole ANN Team Faints From Exhaustion

While perusing through our vast server network at ANN's World Headquarters (and Tanning Salon) in Florida, Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell made a surprising discovery Wednesday: up to that point, we'd done 299 of our extremely popular Aero-Cast segments. That means that with tonight's ANN Daily Briefing, we've hit 300 broadcasts (combined with the Touch-And-Go and our Daily Feature, we'll actually hit 302).

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Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2006 European Business Aviation Award

Deadline Is Near -- March 31, 2006

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) -- co-producers of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) -- are calling for nominations for the 2006 European Business Aviation Award.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.09.06): Return To Service

Aero-Tips!

If you own an airplane (or manage one for somebody else), you have to deal with maintenance and repairs. That means picking the plane up after work or inspections.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.09.06)

Aero-Linx!

Yesterday, ANN ran an Aero-Linx about Rocket Racing and the X Prize Cup, today you find out what the X Prize Cup is all about.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.09.06): Camber

Camber The curvature of the airfoil from the leading edge to the trailing edge. You can have an upper, a lower and a mean one.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.09.06)

"The airlines are proposing a user fee concept based on 'activity levels', and that goes against every standard of economics practice. It would be laughed out of any MBA classroom. Everyone in the industry knows that the airlines are the cost driver for the National Air Transportation System." Source: NATA President Jim Coyne, who once taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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