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May 10, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Columbia's Bing Lantis Part II 05.11.06

Yesterday... ANN's Jim Campbell began his chat with Columbia Aircraft chief Bing Lantis about recent improvements to the Columbia 400. Among them... air conditioning... almost a necessity for summe

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.11.06

The FAA in urgent meetings over Capstone... what's really gone wrong in Alaska?

The Bush administration continues refining its plan to increase foreign management of domestic airlines...

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.11.06

The FAA in urgent meetings over Capstone... what's really gone wrong in Alaska?

The Bush administration continues refining its plan to increase foreign management of domestic airlines...

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7343 Issue Date: May 10, 2006 at 21:50 UTC Location: RIVERSIDE , California Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Widow Settles With Sun 'N Fun Organizers Over 2002 Accident

Will Receive $700,000 From FAA, Fly-In

The widow of a pilot killed at Florida's Sun-N-Fun Fly-In in 2002 has reportedly settled her lawsuit against the organization and the FAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.10.06

Hold onto your hats... an American legacy carrier just turned a profit!

That leads to rising expectations from pilots...

And the first customer's A380 flies for the first time.


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PA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7303 Issue Date: May 10, 2006 at 16:37 UTC Location: 3 Nautical Miles Northwest, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania near ALLENTOWN VORTAC (FJC) 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 Pilots May Contact: New York (ZNY) Center, 631-468-5959

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Boeing, NASA Deny Talks With Japan On SST

No Joint Programs Underway At This Time

It's news to us... that's the message NASA and Boeing sent out Wednesday, with both entities denying they've been approached by Japanese space agency JAXA to assist in developing a supersonic airliner.

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Tomcat Tail Travels To The Emerald Isle

Wreckage Came From 2003 Mishap Near FL

It's travelled a long way... the tail section of a US Navy F-14 Tomcat that went down during a training mission three-and-a-half years ago off Key West, FL. Last Friday, a man walking along the beach found the piece of wreckage... in Ireland, 4,900 miles away from Florida.

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Luttig Named New Senior VP, General Counsel For Boeing

Former Appeals Court Judge Once Supreme Court Candidate

J. Michael Luttig, a conservative appeals court judge who was once on the short list of possible US Supreme Court nominees in the Bush administration, has resigned from his post to become senior vice president and general counsel for Boeing.

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AirTran, Pilots Union Resume Recurring Talks

They Keep Going, And Going...

After adjourning for nearly a month, on Tuesday talks resumed in Orlando between AirTran Airways and the National Pilots Association, which represents about 1,400 pilots at the carrier.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.10.06

Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing CEO Bing Lantis, Part One Of Three

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.10.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Columbia's Bing Lantis: 05.10.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Part One of ANN's talk with Bing Lantis on the latest developments at Columbia Aircraft.)

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AL TFR: 05.17.06

NOTAM Number:  FDC 6/7299  Issue Date: May 10, 2006 at 14:43 UTC Location: Maxwell AFB, Alabama near MONTGOMERY VORTAC (MGM) Beginning Date and Time: May 17, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 17, 2006 at 23:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-15 and A-10 teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Maxwell AFB (MXF) Air Traffic Control Tower, 334-284-0384

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7282 Issue Date: May 10, 2006 at 0:50 UTC Location: 30 Miles South, White City, New Mexico near HUDSPETH VORTAC (HUP) 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 Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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MN TFR: 05.10.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7261 Issue Date: May 09, 2006 at 19:15 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: May 10, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 10, 2006 at 16:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbit Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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ANN Special Feature: Columbia's Bing Lantis Part I 05.10.06

Owning an aircraft with a pull-back canopy offered one huge advantage in the summertime... prop-driven air conditioning. But for pilots who don't have that luxury... summertime heat -- especially i

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.06

Hold onto your hats... an American legacy carrier just turned a profit!

That leads to rising expectations from pilots...

And the first customer's A380 flies for the first time...

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USAF F-15Es Pound Afghan Caves With JDAMs

Fighters Strike Enemy Caves In Afghanistan

Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron struck two caves with precision-guided Joint Direct Attack Munitions near Asadabad, Afghanistan, last week.

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Are Small Airports In Danger From FY2007 Budget?

Proposal Calls For $150,000 Loss For ALL GA Airports

An update now on the pending financial crush that general aviation airports could soon face, should a proposed cut in federal maintenance money contained in President Bush's 2007 budget become reality.

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What A Difference A Year (And A Merger) Makes

US Airways Reports Q1 Profit

US Airways seems well on its way to fulfilling a promise made by CEO Doug Parker earlier this year, that his airline would be profitable for 2006. After a loss last quarter of $261 million, US Airways Group -- formed by the merger of US Airways and America West last September -- rebounded for the first quarter of 2006 with a profit of $5 million.

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Airbus Receives 180-Minute ETOPS Cert From FAA On Most Single-Aisle Planes

Still Pending On The A318; Others Good To Go

Airbus has been in the news a lot lately, mostly for issues involving the upcoming A350. But here's a little bit of good news from that company... the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the European consortium's A319, A320 and A321 airliners for extended range twin-engine operations of up to 180 minutes.

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NASA Picks Finalists In Resupply Ship Contest

Agency Won't Say Who They Are... But Some Come Forward

Call it "Aerospace Idol"... after reviewing proposals from several companies looking to win NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services contract, the agency Tuesday told participants which companies are moving onto the next round... and who's going home.

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Pax Sick, Plane Sits

Bus Line Chicken Fingered In Group Illness

Any veteran of the Army's airborne forces has war stories about the contagiousness of airsickness on a cramped plane. But on a cramped AirTran Flight 497 Saturday, scheduled from BWI to MCO, some of the passengers were green around the gills already when they boarded.

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Air Force B-1B Damaged In Gear-Up Accident

What IS The Deductible On A B-1B?

An Air Force B-1B Lancer was heavily damaged during a landing at a forward operating location, in SW Asia, May 8. The aircraft, with its crew of four, slid 7,500 feet before coming to rest on the runway with its landing gear in the retracted position.

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Irish Priests Posing Holy Hazard To Navigation

Pirate Radio Stations A Problem In Ireland, Too

Earlier this year, Aero-News reported on how broadcasts from "Da Streetz" --  a pirate radio station brodcasting to Cuban immigrants -- were wrecking havoc with transmissions from ATC and planes landing at Miami International Airport. The FAA eventually shut that station down... but Irish broadcasting regulators now face a similar problem, from an unlikely source: Da Priestz.

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Lockwood Aviation Supply Forms School Aimed At LSA Community

Aero Technical Institute To Open This Month

Lockwood Aviation Supply, a US distributor for the Rotax series of engines, will soon form a new school aimed at the light sport and sport aviation community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.10.06): Why Log It?

Aero-Tips!

Pilot logbooks serve a number of purposes. On the most basic level, they record information that proves our legal ability to fly. For some a logbook represents a challenge, to log a target number of flying hours or to fly a certain number of airplane types. There are even financial incentives to logging flight time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.10.06)

Aero-Linx!

If all these links about property on other planets has you a bit worried, invest in some Alien Abduction Insurance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.10.06): EFV

Aero-Terms!

Enhanced Flight Visibility -- the average forward horizontal distance, from the cockpit of an aircraft in flight, at which prominent topographical objects may be clearly distinguished and identified by day or night by a pilot using an enhanced flight vision system.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (5.10.06)

"We've been turned down on the COTS thing. Talked with the guy a little bit, mentioned the engine tests we've got going on over at Stennis, and that we'd sure like to get involved with them one way or another, even if it's later on. And he indicated that's a possibility."

Source: Advent Launch Services president Jim Akkerman, upon hearing the news his company was rejected by NASA in the first round of competition for the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.

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