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December 12, 2005

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.13.05

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.13.05

Cirrus down in Minnesota... three people are dead...

The ALPA reaches a tentative deal with Delta...

And the battle is on

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.13.05

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.13.05

Cirrus down in Minnesota... three people are dead...

The ALPA reaches a tentative deal with Delta...

And the battle is on f

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ANN Special Feature: ATG's George Bye Talks About The Javelin 12.13.05

ANN Special Feature: ATG's George Bye Talks About The Javelin -- 12.13.05

If you walked through the exhibit area of the NBAA convention in Orlando this year... you saw

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Boeing Lands F-15SG Contract with the Republic of Singapore

The Government of Singapore has awarded Boeing a contract to produce 12 F-15SG aircraft for the country's next generation replacement fighter jet, and an option for eight additional aircraft at a future date.

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SR22 Down In MN, 3 Lost

There are but the sketchiest of details to go by, but a relatively new SR22 (file photo, below) has apparently gone down in Minnesota, late Sunday night, resulting in the deaths of all three aboard.

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VA TFR: 12.13.05

NOTAM Number : FDC 5/1407 Issue Date : December 12, 2005 at 13:45 UTC Location : Springfield, Virginia near WASHINGTON VOR/DME (DCA) Beginning Date and Time : December 13, 2005 at 14:10 UTC Ending Date and Time : December 13, 2005 at 16:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP

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AK TFR: 12.12.05

NOTAM: 5/1421 Issued: 12/12/2005 16:50 Effective: 12/12/2005 21:00 - 12/12/2005 23:00 State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: HAZARDS Description: ATIGUN PASS ALASKA.

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Certified: Honeywell Nitrogen Generation System For B747s

Honeywell has received FAA certification for its Nitrogen Generation System (NGS) for Boeing’s 747 airplanes. The Honeywell NGS or inerting system is based on technology that reduces the risk of flammability of a fuel tank by injecting nitrogen-enriched air into the aircraft’s fuel tank.

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Delta Pilots Union Presents Tentative Agreement to Members

Pilot representatives of the Air Line Pilots Association, International, the union that represents Delta pilots, and Delta Air Lines management have reached a tentative interim agreement that delays hearings on management’s request to reject the pilot contract through the bankruptcy section 1113(c) process.

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Legal Lottery Starts All Over Again As Lawyers Posture over SWA 1248

With a damaged Southwest 737 (Flt 1248) barely having been moved off the runway, the fight for the hearts and minds of potential litigants is already utilizing this nation's media... and not a moment too soon in today's aero-litigious climate.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.12.05

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.12.05 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.12.05 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Aerocomp's New Plane Developments -- 12.12.05 (Today's special feature discusses Aerocomp's progress in developing a single-engine jet kit and a new turbo-prop)

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SWA Midway Accident Starting To Reveal Clues to Possible Causes

Wading through the rampant rumors following last week's tragic snowstorm-related Southwest Airlines accident at Chicago's Midway airport, a number of factors, involving thrust reversers or braking action, are starting to be seen as possible causes or causal factors in the investigation. 

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Our LAST Aero-Contest For '05: Do YOU Have What It Takes To 'Out-Klyde' Klyde???

It's ANOTHER Aero-Caption Contest: KLYDE-Style!

We have very few few rules back at the ANN ranch (not that any of ous follows the rules)... but one of the most important (and cost-effective) is to make sure that we're not drinking anything when we check out the latest Klyde Morris cartoons...

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What Do You Think Was Best/Worst About 2005, And What Will 2006 Bring?

The Year That Was, And The Year That Will Be

As the pages rapidly dwindle on our 2005 Golden Age Of Flight desktop calendar (today's plane is a Grumman Hellcat) the gang at Aero-News is working feverishly to compile our lists of the good, the bad, and the ADIZ -- um, ugly -- from the last year. As you know, there is no shortage of opinions among the ANN staff... but we'd also like to hear from our readers on what YOU think was good about this year, and what wasn't.

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Backgrounder: Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS)

In order to lend some clarity and background to the on-going media discussion (as a result of the tragic accident involving SWA 1248 at Chicago's Midway airport) of the nation's elder airports and shorter runways, the following FAA Data Sheet on EMAS is presented for your education...

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SpaceX's Elon Musk Updates Falcon Launch Prospects... As Only Elon Can

SpaceX's irrepressible Elon Musk has posted an occasionally tongue-in-cheek update as to the condition and prospects for a launch of their several-times-delayed Falcon 1 launch vehicle. Delayed by a multitude of small problems and the inherent difficulties in launching from a (very) remote location, hopes are high for a launch of the Falcon 1 later next week. Herewith, Elon's complete report...

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Klyde Morris 12.12.05

More Ho-Ho-Ho's From Klyde...

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New Flight Planning Facility at Sporty's

Development continues at Clermont County/Sporty's Airport with an all-new Flight Planning Facility located on the north side of the airport. This facility was built to support the hangar tenants and guests on that side of the field, along with the residents of Sandy's Farm Residential Airpark.

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Bombardier Global Express XRS Enters Service

Bombardier has announced the entry into customer service of its new flagship business jet, the Bombardier Global Express XRS jet. The first aircraft departed Bombardier's Global completion center on November 25, 2005 and European launch customer, Transneft, an oil transportation management company, accepted the second aircraft on December 6, 2005.

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Bell's LUH Candidate Surpasses 3.1M Flight Hours

Bell Helicopter reported that their 412 medium twin-engine helicopter recently surpassed the 3.1 million flight hour milestone. The Bell 412 was recently offered to fulfill the US Army's requirement for a new Light Utility Helicopter, or LUH.

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Expedition 12 Crew Repairing and Cleaning ISS

ISS Status Report #60, 9 a.m. CST, Friday, Dec. 9, 2005

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev focused on keeping the International Space Station in good working condition this week as managers reviewed plans for the change out of cargo vehicles at the complex.

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Don R. Roby to Receive HAI’s MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award

HAI is pleased to announce that Captain Don R. Roby, Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland, is the recipient of the 2005 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.12.05)

"There is an engineering term known as a s*load. I have asked that we have at least two s*loads on hand in case one s*load is not enough."

Source: SpaceX Boss Elon Musk's humorous musings on the problems they've had getting and mantaining a proper supply of LOx for the upcoming launch of Falcon 1. 

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PA TFR: 12.12.05

NOTAM: 5/1400 Issued: 12/11/2005 21:20 Effective: 12/12/2005 15:15 - 12/12/2005 18:30 State: PA Facility: ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY. Type: VIP Description: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, DECEMBER 12, 2005. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS AIRCRAFT

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