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November 29, 2006

Grob's #2 Prototype 'spn' Lost

Test Pilot Gerard Guillaumaud Confirmed Lost

The second of two prototype Grob spn light bizjets has gone down during flight testing. This aircraft, the second prototype of the Grob Aerospace spn, made its first flight just a few weeks ago, 29 September 2006...

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British Authorities Ground Three BA Planes After Radiation Found

Part Of Investigation Into Death Of Former Russian Spy

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 11.29.06 1500 EST: The mystery surrounding the death of a former Russian spy has taken an aviation bent, as authorities grounded three British Airways 767s Wednesday after trace amounts of a radioactive substance were discovered onboard two of the planes in London.

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Concorde Li-Ion Battery Selected For Navy's CH-53K Program

Aero-News learned Wednesday the Concorde Battery Corporation has been selected by the US Navy to provide an advanced prototype lithium-ion battery for the upcoming CH-53K Helicopter.

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India, Pakistan Rachet Up Military Tensions

Nuclear Rivals Test Missiles, Defense Systems

Pakistan said Wednesday it has successfully test-fired a new variant of its nuclear-capable Hatf 4 (Shaheen-1) missile, two days after archrival India carried out its first successful test of a ballistic missile interception system.

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USAF Says 2006 Was Its Safest Year Ever

19 Major Mishaps, One Fatality

Fiscal year 2006 was the safest year in aviation ever for the United States Air Force, with the lowest number of major aircraft accidents and fatalities within the Department of Defense, said the Chief of Air Force Safety Maj. Gen. Stan Gorenc recently.

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Paint Chips Cause Troubles For AA's MD-80s

Clogged Fuel Filters Lead To Cancelled Flights

American Airlines was forced to ground 22 of its mainstay MD-80-series airliners earlier this month, after paint chips from recently installed replacement fuel tank covers made their way into the planes' fuel filters.

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USAG To Make Its Case To Delta's Creditors This Week

Group May Ultimately Decide Merger's Fate

Two weeks after making an unsolicited bid to take over Delta Air Lines, US Airways Group Inc. will present its case before the carrier and a committee representing Delta's unsecured creditors in a meeting set for sometime this week.

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Boeing Delivers Royal Australian Air Force's First C-17

Block 17 Aircraft First International Delivery Since 2001

On Tuesday, Boeing delivered the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) first C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony at the company's Long Beach, CA manufacturing facility.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.29.06

Eclipse Aviation's Vern Raburn, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.29.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.29.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Eclipse Aviation's Vern Raburn, Part One: 11.29.06 (ANN Special Feature, with ANN's very candid interview with Vern Raburn from Eclipse Aviation.)

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Singapore Airlines Receives Its First 777-300ERs

Airliners Feature New Interior Configuration

Boeing and Singapore Airlines celebrated the deliveries of the first two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners for Singapore Airlines Wednesday. The 777s also feature the airline's new interior configuration for its 777 fleet.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.29.06

Two accidents near North Las Vegas airport have many questioning safety...
AOPA says a new definition of "known icing conditions" could ground GA planes this winter...
...and employees at Mes

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.29.06

Two accidents near North Las Vegas airport have many questioning safety...
AOPA says a new definition of "known icing conditions" could ground GA planes this winter...
...and employees at Mes

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ANN Special Feature: Pt 1 - Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation 11.29.06

ANN's Jim Campbell has a very candid interview with Vern Raburn, President and CEO of Eclipse Aviation.

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Scott Crossfield Honored With Aero Club Of Washington's Engen Trophy

FAA's Blakey: "The History Books Are Where You'll Find Scott"

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey was present Tuesday as Sally Crossfield, the daughter of accomplished test pilot Scott Crossfield, accepted the Aero Club of Washington's Donald D. Engen Trophy for Aviation Excellence in her father's honor. The unedited text of the Administrator's brief, but poignant, speech at the presentation follows below.

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First Two AW139s Handed Off To Irish Air Corps

Aero-News has learned AgustaWestland handed over two AW139 helicopters for the Irish Air Corps at a recent ceremony at the Air Corps base at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Dublin, Ireland. The AW139s will be based at Casement.

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New Tower Construction Begins At O'Hare

First Phase Of Expansion Over Budget

Officials broke ground Monday on the first of two new air-traffic control towers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The new north airfield tower will handle traffic landing on 9-Left/27-Right, a new runway scheduled to open by November 2008.

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Bomb Threat Closes Down Modesto, CA Airport

Flights Cancelled, Airport Evacuated

Operations at Modesto City-County Municipal Airport ground to a halt Tuesday, when the central California airport closed following a series of anonymous bomb threats.

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Pilots Union Sues PHI Over Return-To-Work Terms

Says Workers Must Sign Anti-Strike Pledge

The pilots union at helicopter operator PHI filed an injunction Monday, asking a federal court to order the company to immediately put pilots who struck the company back to work, without conditions.

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Are Reclining Airline Seats A Right, Or A Privilege?

Etiquette Often Goes Out The Window

With airlines squeezing more and more seats onto planes, passengers are becoming increasingly confrontational when it comes to reclining their seatbacks. That's because while seats may still recline as much as five inches... airlines have shrunk the space between seat rows.

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Qantas Reaffirms Its Commitment To The A380

Airbus Cautions Delivery Dates Not "Set In Stone"

Australian carrier Qantas reaffirmed its decision Tuesday to stick with the much-delayed Airbus A380... come hell or high water.

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Stock Sale Pays Off For Spirit AeroSystems Workers

4,000 Machinists Will Each Receive $61K Bonus

Here's a tale of some holiday cheer for some 4,000 workers in Wichita, KS. A successful initial public offering last week of stock in Spirit AeroSystems will result in a very nice Christmas bonus for machinists at the aerospace company.

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South Korean Airliner Skids Off Runway

Wind, Landing Gear, Or Both?

A South Korean ATR-72 skidded off the runway while landing at the southern resort island of Jeju Tuesday.

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Upgraded: Acrohelipro Appoints Gary Leskiw As VP-Commercial

Representatives with Acrohelipro Global Services Inc. told ANN Tuesday the company announced the appointment of Gary Leskiw as Vice President-Commercial, effective immediately.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.29.06): Make It Real

Aero-Tips!

In all your practice and training, strive for "your" realism to get the most out of the experience.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.29.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Airborne Law Enforcement Association and its members share the goal of safety and using the aircraft in law enforcement missions effectively.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.29.06) Zulu

Aero-Terms!

The world is divided into basically 24 time zones. For easy reference in communications, a letter of the alphabet has been assigned to each time zone.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.29.06)

"Everybody in town should be happy about this. The long-term value of having these high-value jobs will help this city, hopefully for years to come."

Source: Robert Wood, spokesman for machinists at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita. A successful initial public offering last week of stock will result in a very nice Christmas bonus for machinists at the aerospace company -- to the tune of $61,440 in cash and stock, before taxes.

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