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November 16, 2005

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.17.05

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ANN Special Feature: The New FAA Flight Plan (2006-2010) 11.17.05

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Boeing and SPEEA Reach Tentative Agreement On Contract Offer

Employees Could Earn Q1 2006 Payout Based On 2005 Performance

Boeing announced Tuesday it had reached a tentative agreement with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) on a new three-year contract offer covering nearly 18,000 engineering and technical employees in Washington and Oregon. The best news for Boeing, however, is that SPEEA is recommending employees ratify the contract.

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Raytheon Awarded Contract For JASDF Search and Rescue Aircraft Radar

Raytheon Company announced Wednesday it was recently awarded an $8.6 million contract to provide the APS- 134LW radar hardware to Toshiba, for subsequent delivery to the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). The radar system will be installed on Japan's U-125A aircraft, a repurposed Hawker 800.

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Iraqi Comp Air Accident Investigation Ends In Mystery

No Indication Of What Brought Aircraft Down

An Air Force Special Operations investigation into the May 30 crash of a Comp Air 7SL belonging to the Iraqi Air Force has ended -- but investigators still have little idea of what actually brought the plane down.

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Is Venezuela Rebuilding Its Air Force?

And Who Are They Buying From?

A Connecticut-based think-tank is saying Venezuela is out to rebuild its armed forces -- including its air fleet -- after a falling out with the United States.

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London Court Awards Kuwait Airlines Damages From First Gulf War

Carrier May Recover $300M From Iraqi Airways

A court in London has chimed in on the 14-year old dispute between Kuwait Airways and Iraqi Airways -- one that dates back to the first Gulf War.

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Delta Pilots Rally -- But Will That Be Enough?

Bankruptcy Court To Decide On Voiding Contract Wednesday

More than 800 Delta pilots and their families rallied in Atlanta Tuesday, uniting in anger at the prospect their contracts with the airline might be thrown out in bankruptcy court. The pilots threatening to strike... and they say that's no bluff.

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ANA Pilots Call Off Threatened Walkout Over Pay, Work Conditions

Negotiations Continue Between Union, Airline

Pilots at All Nippon Airways Wednesday morning called off a threatened walkout over the size of their winter bonuses and the conditions under which they work.

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EAA VP Earl Lawrence On The FAA's New Airshow Guidelines

Coordinating an airshow, as you can well imagine, is a monumental task. From addressing the needs of the performers, to obtaining waivers for pilots to allow them entry at specific points needed for their performances, and insuring the safety of the spectators on the ground -- it is vitally important all those involved have the most recent regulations available to them.

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NTSB Enlists Air Force Help To Investigate 1998 Accident

Alleged Bird Strike Killed Proposed Marlboro Airport Buyer

The NTSB has asked for assistance from an US Air Force analysis team in helping to determine the cause of a suspicious 1998 airplane accident involving a man trying to purchase an airport later found to be at the heart of a New Jersey land-grab and bribery scheme.

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Can The FAA Help Make Hilton Head Island Quieter?

Area Residents Call Airport Noise Intrusive

The FAA told Hilton Head Island, SC residents Monday that taking pilots or the airport to task over noise won't help solve anything -- no matter how much noise the residents themselves might make.

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Astronauts Say 'Gravity Tractor' Beam Could Deflect Asteroids

Can Transporters Be Far Behind?

Two NASA astronauts have suggested a new way to deflect an Earth-bound asteroid -- one that wouldn't involve landing a spacecraft on the celestial body, blowing it up with nuclear weapons, or in any other way subjecting it to Bruce Willis.

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FAA Largely Heeds EAA, ICAS Advice For Airshow Rules

New Guidelines Ease Regulations, Allow Greater Access

The FAA is close to releasing its updated list of air show policies, and it appears the agency has heeded nearly all of the recommendations presented by the EAA and the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS).

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Saab Sticks With Rockwell Collins

Renews Maintenance Contract For Saab 340, 2000 Aircraft

Saab Aircraft has renewed its contract with Rockwell Collins to provide support and maintenance of avionics onboard Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft.

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Southwest Plane Loses Cabin Pressure En Route To NH

No Problem With Aircraft Found Afterward

Cooler heads prevailed Sunday night when a Southwest Airlines flight bound for Manchester, NH from Las Vegas experienced a loss of cabin pressure. According to those onboard the stricken airliner, everyone onboard handled the event with calm professionalism.

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To The Moon, Alice -- At The Expense Of The ISS

$344M Cut From Station Research To Fund Moon, Mars Missions

In the agency's quest to reach the moon -- and beyond -- NASA is looking to drastically cut its funds supporting a program much closer to home: the International Space Station. NASA's European partners aren't very happy about that.

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Airbus Aims For Budget Carriers Worldwide

'You Don't Need No Stinkin' Boeing...'

Even if the just-announced Boeing 747-8 is designed to be an Airbus killer, the makers of the A380 superjumbo say they're not dead yet. In fact, the European consortium believes they're just now starting to talk with the companies that might be their biggest customers for the giant airliner -- low cost carriers overseas, specifically in Japan.

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ARINC To Provide Comm Services For WestJet

Canadian LCC Already Has Equipment In Place

ARINC Inc. announced a comprehensive 2-year radio service contract Tuesday with Calgary-based LCC WestJet. Under terms of the deal, ARINC’s Canada Division will provide mission-critical radio support for VHF, UHF, and networked digital voice systems at 23 WestJet airport locations across Canada.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.16.05)

"Following the accident of Columbia, it was obvious they had to replace the shuttle. That's where all of NASA's energies are going and beyond that to the Moon and Mars. One feels instinctively that it's on the road to nowhere much at all." Source: George Fraser, the director of the space research centre at the University of Leicester in Britain, commenting on NASA's proposal to trim its International Space Station operating budget by $344 million. Several programs -- including many of interest to European partners in the station -- would be delayed or cancelled outright if such measures are adopted.

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Kansas TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/0654 Issued: 11/16/2005 00:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: KS Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO. Type: HAZARDS Description: TONGANOXIE KS

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Minnesota TFR: 11.16.05

NOTAM: 5/0641 Issued: 11/15/2005 16:50 Effective: 11/16/2005 17:30 - 11/16/2005 18:45 State: MN Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELY, MINNESOTA

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