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October 15, 2006

VA Air Show Accident Claims Pilot Nancy Lynn

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.15.06 1400 EDT: Damn... Aero-News has just learned pilot Nancy Lynn died Sunday afternoon from injuries suffered in an accident Saturday during her performance at a Virginia Air Show.

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Three New Spires Adorn The Washington Skyline

USAF Memorial Finally A Reality

As part of its year-long 60th anniversary celebration, the US Air Force dedicated a memorial nearly 15 years in the making Saturday.

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The Sharks Circle Closer To Airbus

Virgin Gives One-Week Ultimatum

Virgin Atlantic, one of Airbus's more vocally dissatisfied A380 customers, has presented the manufacturer with "new proposals" -- and given a week for a response.

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'Thank You FOR Smoking' On Your Next Flight?

A German Entrepreneur Has Plan For 'New' Idea

How would like to enjoy a nice fat Cuban cigar with your caviar the next time you fly commercial? Sound like a joke? Well, if German businessman Alexander Schoppmann has his way, the next time you fly from Dusseldorf to Tokyo, that's just what you'll get... seriously.

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F-22 No Longer Top Priority Says AF Chief

Multiple-Year Contract Puts Program On Autopilot

Congressional approval of a multi-year contract with Lockheed to purchase F-22 Raptor fighters means the Air Force can now look to other priorities.

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FAA Settles Suit With Crash Victim's Family

Lawyer Alleged Malfunctioning Glideslope Caused Crash

The family of George C. Swanson settled a suit they'd filed against the FAA and Robinson Aviation Inc for $2.5 million.

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Hubble Can See Again

Debris In Switch Suspected Culprit

A voltage drop had scientists charged with operating the orbiting telescope worried enough to shut it down. That's the second time Hubble has been shut down this year.

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A-Rod Uninjured Following Landing Mishap

Jet Stopped By Engineered Arresting System

A Gulfstream G-II (file photo of type below) with five pax, including Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriquez, and two crew aboard fell through pavement in the overrun area of the runway at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA late Friday morning.

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British Airways Bans Crucifix

Employee Suspended For Wearing Christian Symbol

When Nadia Eweida refused to remove a necklace bearing a small crucifix, her employer, British Airways (BA), sent her home for two weeks without pay.

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Another Successful Ariane-5 Launch From South America

Arianespace Orbits Three Satellites

Thanks to Arianespace's Ariane-5 rocket, three customers in the US, Australia and Japan have new satellites in orbit as of late Friday.

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Columbus AFB Gets Its Texans

T-6 Will Replace Aging T-37 Trainers

The 14th Flying Training Wing commander formally welcomed the T-6 Texan II to the Columbus AFB fleet during an official ceremony October 12th.

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Rockwell Collins Settles With FL Avionics Outfit In Copyright Suit

Company Admits It Used Rockwell Software Without Permission

Avionics maunfacturer Rockwell Collins announced this week it reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Miami, FL-based Avcom Avionics & Instruments, over software copyright issues.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.15.06): Flying Speed, Part 2

Aero-Tips!

We've been reviewing the FAA's list of the Top 10 causes of pilot-error accidents. Second on their list is failure to attain or maintain flying speed, and yesterday we concentrated on speeds for takeoff and initial climb. Today we'll look at another component of airspeed control: landing speed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.15.06)

Aero-Linx!

Planning a trip to Iowa City, IA? Why not? You can stay at an aviation themed inn, The Alexis Park Inn and Suites.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.06): TCCA

Aero-Terms!

Transport Canada Civil Aviation develops and administers policies, regulations and services for the best transportation system for Canada and Canadians.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.15.06)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

"We have invested a lot in ground facilities, so we have to stick with the order for now." Source: Emirates president Tim Clark in reference to the carrier's $13 billion order from Airbus. Emirates, with 45 jets on order, is by far the largest customer for Airbus' A380 superjumbo. Recent announced delays with the program confirm deliveries will now be two years behind schedule.

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