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April 23, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Legend Cub's Kurt Sehnert 04.24.06

Legend Cub is something rather new based on something old... and well-proven. It's a company dedicated to building Cubs... along the same lines as Piper did years ago... with all the love and care

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.06

Diamond Aircraft ponders its future in London, Ontario...

The Cirrus SR-22 is now certified in Europe...

and the AEA convention wraps up in Palm Springs, California...

...an

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Diamond Keeps Its New D-Jet Flying

CEO At The Controls On Plane's Second Flight

After the successful first flight of its new D-Jet on April 18, Diamond hasn't let the plane settle on the ground for long. Instead, the company has continued an aggressive flight test program with additional flights on April 19, 20 and 21 to further expand the speed envelope and continue evaluation of handling characteristics.

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FAA Raises Venezuela's Safety Rating, Likely Averting Crisis

Ban On American Planes Was Set For Tuesday

In a move that will likely avert a potential crisis that would have either banned or strictly limited flights by US airlines to and from Venezuela, the FAA announced Friday the agency upgraded the safety rating of that country's airlines to Category 1 status, following a reassessment of Venezuela's civil aviation authority.

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Passengers, Secret Service Agents Subdue Man On UA Flight

Tried To Open Door, Claimed To Have Bomb; Plane Diverts To DEN

Three Secret Service agents on their way west to join President Bush's entourage in California got some field experience of their own Friday, when a man onboard United Airlines Flight 735 attempted to open a cabin door at altitude, and later claimed to have a bomb.

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CloudSat, CALIPSO Sats Remain Earthbound

Lack Of Refueling Aircraft Causes Latest Delay

After scrubbing the mission at the last minute (actually, within the last minute) Friday due to a communications glitch, NASA's planned launch early Saturday of the CloudSat and CALIPSO satellites was bumped yet again -- this time because a refueling plane for the C-130 radar tracking aircraft was unavailable.

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Macedonian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Bombardier CRJ900 Airliner

Bombardier Aerospace announced last week that Macedonian Airlines (MAT), the designated flag carrier of Macedonia, took delivery of a Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet on April 13, 2006.

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Lockheed Bids For Big India Naval Aircraft Deal

Company Faces Skepticism About US Suppliers

Citing a senior company official, Reuters reported Friday that Lockheed Martin Corp has placed two formal bids to sell nearly $1 billion worth of naval aircraft to India.

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AirCell Announces Next-generation Handsets For ST 3100 Satcoms

Feature Color Displays, Active Noise Cancellation

At last week's AEA Conference, AirCell announced a series of all-new, next-generation handsets for its popular ST 3100 satcom system. Available this summer, the new handset family offers a host of new, user-friendly features not found with previous airborne telecommunication systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.23.06): Loggable Sim Time, Part One

Aero-Tips!

To know whether you can log simulation time, you need to know the certification level of the hardware.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.06)

Aero-Linx!

Let’s say you have a special occasion coming up and it’s too late to run to the store to mail out a greeting card. If the intended recipient happens to be an aviation fan, send them an e-greeting card from here.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.06): Dewpoint

Aero-Terms!

The temperature to which the air must be cooled for water vapor to condense and form fog or clouds.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.23.06)

"I heard a bunch of commotion, and I heard somebody yell 'What are you doing' and 'Get down,' then I saw the guy put into a chokehold, put on his back and pinned down so he couldn't move."

Source: Joe Pena, a senior airman at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, describing an altercation onboard United Airlines Flight 735 Friday.

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5979 Issue Date: April 21, 2006 at 20:45 UTC Location: MORA , New Mexico 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

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6026 Issue Date: April 22, 2006 at 19:48 UTC Location: WINSLOW , Arizona 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

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