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September 06, 2006

NASA Says Atlantis Will Stay On Pad Until Friday... At Least

Wednesday's Shuttle Launch Attempt Scrubbed

ANN REAL TIME UPDATE 09.06.06 1805 EDT -- NASA managers, concerned about a problem with one of the three fuel cells aboard the shuttle Atlantis, want more time to study the problem. So, says Program Manager Wayne Hale, engineers and technicians will work on the problem Thursday, in hopes of getting the orbiter off the ground on Friday.

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FAA Approves New Child Safety Device For Airliners

AmSafe CARES Specifically For Use In Planes

Parents now have a new option for securing their children on commercial airline flights, now that the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a new type of child safety device -- the AmSafe Aviation CARES.

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Change In Plans: BAE Systems Will Sell Airbus Stake After All

Approximately $1.5 Billion Less Than Originally Forecast

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 09.06.06 1915 EDT: We had a feeling it would turn out this way. Just hours after denying rumors the aerospace company planned to sell its 20 percent stake in EADS, BAE Systems announced late Wednesday its board will go ahead with the plan after all.

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Pilot Lost In OH Mooney Accident

Investigators Look To Fuel Starvation As Possible Cause

An 80-year-old pilot flying home to Los Angeles, CA from Vermont died Tuesday afternoon, after his Mooney M20J crashed in northeastern Ohio.

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Former USAF Pilot Weighs In On Latest Fratricide Incident

Did US Repeat Past Mistakes?

William Umbach, previously an Illinois ANG F-16 pilot, commented on Tuesday's friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan where a USAF A-10 killed a Canadian soldier and wounded several others.

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9004 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 12:05 UTC Type: Hazards

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Space Shuttle TFR: 09.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9002 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 11:16 UTC Type: Security

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KSC TFR: 09.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8995 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 10:06 UTC Type: Space Operations

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8984 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 4:43 UTC Type: Hazards

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8982 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 1:53 UTC Type: Hazards

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8979 Issue Date: September 06, 2006 at 0:19 UTC Location: Cle Elum, Washington near ELLENSBURG VORTAC (ELN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8963 Issue Date: September 05, 2006 at 21:41 UTC Location: 9 Northwest, Tuscarora, Nevada near BULLION VOR/DME (BQU) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8957 Issue Date: September 05, 2006 at 20:58 UTC Location: 17 Miles Southwest, Dupuyer, Montana near CUT BANK VORTAC (CTB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8911 Issue Date: September 05, 2006 at 17:20 UTC Location: 18 Miles Southeast, Idaho City, Idaho near BOISE VORTAC (BOI) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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ID TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8896 Issue Date: September 05, 2006 at 16:29 UTC Location: 19 Southwest, American Falls, Idaho near POCATELLO VORTAC (PIH) 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: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MN TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8880 Issue Date: September 05, 2006 at 14:35 UTC Location: Ely, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: September 06, 2006 at 15:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 06, 2006 at 16:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to blasting activity at Babbitt Iron Mines Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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Frontier Airlines Orders Its First Turboprops

Bombardier's Q400 Racks Up 10 More Orders, Options For Another 10

In case you hadn't noticed... after the rush to replace turboprop airliners with regional jets a few years back, the propjets are making a comeback. As further proof, Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday that Frontier Airlines of Denver, CO has signed a contract to acquire 10 Bombardier Q400 74-seat airliners.

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Cessna Receives Kudos From Its Largest Customer

NetJets Awards Planemaker With Performance, Maintenance Honors

If you want to know how you're REALLY doing with your business, listen to the customers... and according to its biggest customer, Cessna Aircraft Company has been on the job.

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Iran Unveils A Home-Grown Fighter Jet

The Saber-Rattling Continues In Southwest Asia

Iran is developing its own home-grown fighter jet. Looking very much like an F-18, Iranian state-run television says it's "more powerful" because it was "designed, optimised and improved by Iranian experts" according to the Associated Press.

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Honeywell Says Device Could Have Prevented Comair Accident

Awareness System Alerts Pilots To Improper Runway Lineup 

We've already heard a lot of speculation and "what-if's" regarding last month's crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, KY. But perhaps the most ironic "what if" has to do with a device made by Honeywell.

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AOPA Looks Forward To 'Opportunity, Challenge' Of Peters Nomination

The following is the unedited statement from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on the naming Tuesday of Mary Peters as President Bush's nominee for Secretary of Transportation.

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GAMA Congratulates Mary Peters On Nomination As DOT Secretary

The following is the unedited statement from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association on the naming Tuesday of Mary Peters as President Bush's nominee for Secretary of Transportation.

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All Continues To Looks Good For Shuttle Launch

Atlantis To Head To Orbit At 12:29 EDT

The weather looks good... the shuttle looks good... and if it all comes together in a way it hasn't during three previous attempts, Atlantis should be headed for space Wednesday afternoon.

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Embraer Receives Big Order For Phenom 100s

Houston's Magnum Jet Orders 50 VLJs, Options For 50 More

Embraer told Aero-News Thursday about a huge order for its upcoming Phenom 100 executive jet. Houston-based Magnum Jet has ordered 50 of the very-light jets, with options for an additional 50 aircraft.

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Debate Rages Over Lake Tahoe Airport

Proponents Push "Triple Bottom Line"

A spirited debate is raging over the future of the Lake Tahoe Airport (KTVL)... drowning out even the ringing of slot machines in nearby Reno, NV.

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Passenger Service Resumes At Beirut Airport

First Airliner Lands Since Israeli Blockade Lifted

For the first time since Israeli air raids forced the closure of Beirut's main airport, an international flight landed there Monday... amidst cheers from the terminal and the tarmac.

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So Long, Delta Pilot Pensions

Carrier Says Move Saves $1 Billion Per Year

Bankrupt Delta Airlines says it now has permission from the court to abandon its pilot pension program -- tossing aside a huge obstacle in the way of the company's hopes of restructuring.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.06.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Learning The Lessons Of Comair Flight 5191

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.06.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.06.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 09.06.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Master CFI Tom Turner's analysis of the events surrounding the loss of Comair Flight

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ATG Goes With Op Technologies For Javelin Avionics

Aviation Technology Group (ATG) told ANN Tuesday it selected Op Technologies as the primary avionics system supplier for its Javelin tandem jet.

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Israeli Paraglider Lands In Minefield

Rescued By Helicopter

An Israeli man flying his paraglider Saturday got more than he bargained for, after crashing near the border with Syria.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.06.06): Frost Formation

Aero-Tips!

It's not too early in the season to review the formation of frost.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.06.06)

Aero-Linx!

Aircraft restoration is not an easy or speedy process. Meteor fans can see photos of restored Meteors around the UK.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.06.06): PTS

Aero-Terms!

Practical Test Standards -- Establishes the standards for the knowledge and skills necessary for the issuance of pilot and other FAA certificates.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.06.06)

"They can start by creating a first-class general aviation airport that can serve the needs of the community. But let's also take advantage of re-creating the first-class fly fishing river that the Upper Truckee River was before they built the airport."

Source: John Singlaub, the head of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, on plans to expand Lake Tahoe Airport (KTVL).

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