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January 14, 2007

AOPA: Ohio Planeowners Must Promise State DOT They're Not Terrorists

Organization Questions Logic, Focus Of Declaration

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association tells ANN Ohio aircraft owners have been singled out by the state to sign a declaration with their annual aircraft registration renewal, stating they are not involved in terrorist activity.

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US Officials Reaffirm Allegations Of Airbus Subsidies

Both Sides Claim National Favoritism

As trade officials with the United States and European Union prepare to return negotiations before the World Trade Organization, new questions have popped up concerning subsidies for Airbus SAS.

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Union, PHI Reach Partial Agreement In Ongoing Labor Dispute

Pilots May Return To Work... But Will They Stay?

Could this finally be the beginning of the end for a seemingly neverending labor action between helicopter operator PHI and its pilots?

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MU-2 Sheds Turbine Blade On Approach To Midway

FAA Asks Why Owner Did Not Report Incident

The FAA is investigating why a Mitsubishi MU-2 freight plane suffered engine failure, and threw a turbine disk while on approach to Chicago's Midway Airport early Friday morning. The agency is also curious why the company apparently did not report the incident.

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American Eagle Flight Delayed Due To Bomb Threat

Pax Searched, Plane Allowed To Depart Two Hours Later

A very specific bomb threat, one authorities initially believed came from a passenger onboard the plane, grounded an American Eagle regional flight for two hours Friday morning.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Columbia, SC Accident

Pilot Diverted To Alternate Airport After Missed Approach

The following is the unedited NTSB Preliminary Report on a January 4 accident near Columbia (SC) Metropolitan Airport, that claimed the lives of the three people onboard.

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'Happy Hooligans' Receive Their First C-21

119th Fighter Wing Transitioning From F-16

The 'Happy Hooligans' of the 119th Fighter Wing based in Fargo, ND received their first C-21 aircraft January 10. The aircraft marks the unit's transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon, to the C-21 and MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.

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Former FEMA Deputy Hired To Senior Position At NASA

Rhode Was Chief Of Staff Under Michael Brown

At least there are no hurricanes in space.

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Body Found In Landing Gear Well Of Delta 767

Officials Say Senegali Man Was Stowaway

Authorities say the man found dead in the wheel well of a Delta Air Lines 767 from Senegal Friday morning was most likely a stowaway, trying to hitch a ride to the United States.

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NASA's MRO Sees Pathfinder Landing Site

Newest Probe Sees Evidence Of Predecessor

The high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured images the 1997 landing site of NASA's Mars Pathfinder, revealing new details of hardware on the surface and the geology of the region.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.14.07)

Aero-Linx!

Performance Based Navigation is an FAA initiative to use Air navigation and Required Navigation Performance together in the United States to increase the safety, efficiency and capacity of the National Airspace System over the next 19 years.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.14.07): Combat Ceiling

Aero-Terms!

In a standard atmosphere, the altitude above sea level at which the maximum rate of climb is 500 feet per minute for a jet aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.14.07)

"The aviation community takes security very seriously. Even so, we seriously doubt that a signature on the DMA provides the state or its citizens with real security or even valuable information."

Source: AOPA vice president of regional affairs Greg Pecoraro, in a letter to the Ohio Department of Transportation questioning a new policy requiring aircraft owners to sign a declaration with their annual aircraft registration renewal, stating they are not involved in terrorist activity.

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