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April 08, 2006

Anyone Want A One-Fifth Interest In A European Consortium?

BAE Confirms Rumors It Is Looking To Sell Airbus Stake

Confirming a rumor that began to circulate last month, British defense and aerospace company BAE Systems PLC confirmed Friday it is in discussions to sell off its 20 percent interest in European aircraft maker Airbus.

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TSA, DHS Spokesman Doyle's Past Porn Problems

Disciplined At Time Magazine; Took Early Retirement

Former TSA and DHS Spokesman Brian J. Doyle, 55, arrested Tuesday for attempting to seduce a child over the internet, was disciplined at an earlier job at Time Magazine's Washington Bureau for downloading porn to company computers, according to an A-section report in the Washington Post.

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JustAircraft Co-Owner Injured In SC Accident

Had Been Readying Plane For Sun 'N Fun

Aero-News has learned Gary Schmitt, co-owner of Just Aircraft LLC in Walhalla, SC, received serious injuries last Sunday when the Highlander airplane he was planning to fly to Lakeland this week went down while attempting to land.

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EAA, Airfleet Capital Partner On Aircraft Financing Program

EAA has partnered with Aircraft Financing powerhouse, AirFleet Capital, to offer a comprehensive aircraft-loan program. "This revolutionary new member benefit can substantially reduce EAA members' concerns about aircraft affordability and payment options - the two factors that most commonly deter people who love aviation from their ambition to fly their own airplane," said EAA President Tom Poberezny.

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Civil Air Patrol Adds 16 New Cessna 182T Skylanes To Fleet

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) commands the world's largest single engine piston fleet -- and that fleet now includes 18 new 182T Skylane aircraft from Cessna Aircraft, company representatives announced at the Sun 'N Fun Fly-In at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport this week.

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Boeing Releases First Engineering Drawings For New 747-8

Boeing has released the first engineering drawings for its new 747-8 airplane, launched in November 2005 by Cargolux Airlines and Nippon Cargo Airlines. The two drawings released were for the body landing gear and the underwing engine fittings.

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Symphony Selects Avidyne As Active Traffic System Supplier

TAS600 Available As a Factory Option on Symphony 160 Aircraft

Symphony Aircraft Industries has selected Avidyne as the exclusive supplier of traffic advisory systems (TAS), including the TAS600 system as a factory option for the Symphony 160 aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.08.06): Load Factor


"Load factor" is the force being experienced by an airplane expressed as a function of the airplane's weight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.06)


Only recently has the secret of the Mercury Thirteen come to light.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.06): Corkscrewing


Evasive maneuver adopted by British bombers during WWII.  Hope someone packed the airsick bags. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.08.06)

"We are deeply concerned that an impasse has been declared in these important talks, and have grave reservations about the possibility that the FAA could impose a new contract on the workers 60 days after the matter is transmitted to Congress."

Source: From a joint statement released Friday by US Reps. Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), senior members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Co-chairs of the House Republican Working Group on Labor, regarding the impasse in talks between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association over a new contract.

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MO TFR: 04.10.06 - 04.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4863 Issue Date: April 06, 2006 at 11:26 UTC Location: Springfield, Missouri Beginning Date and Time: April 10, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 11, 2006 at 0:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-18 MANUFACTURER: Empress SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-18 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Empresa Brasilia deAeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-16 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes.

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