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November 22, 2005

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.23.05

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.23.05

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ANN Special Feature: Aspen Avionics' Peter Lyons 11.23.05

ANN Special Feature: Aspen Avionics' Peter Lyons 11.23.05

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Certified: Aspen Avionics AT300

Aspen Avionics' AT300 Hazard Awareness Display Earns FAA TSO Authorization

Aspen Avionics has received FAA TSO Authorization for their AT300 Hazard Awareness Display. "Achieving FAA certification is a tremendous accomplishment for our team" said Peter Lyons, Aspen's president.

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Boeing, Airbus Enjoy Strong Sales At Mideast Show

'Oh My, Dubai!'

From the looks of it, the 2005 Dubai Air Show was another indication of a general resurgence in commercial aviation, as the problems being faced by domestic carriers are being overshadowed on the global front by phenomenal growth overseas. Here is the breakdown of how Boeing and Airbus have performed so far in Dubai (hint: it's close, folks!)

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Maryland TFR: 11.23.05 - Undetermined

NOTAM: 5/0860 Issued: 11/22/2005 17:40 Effective: 11/23/2005 15:00 - Undetermined State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: VIP Description: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 23, 2005 LOCAL

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 11.22.05

Pacific Aerospace's Howard Hawkins Talks About The Newest SLSA

There's a new entry in the Special Light Sport Aircraft category -- a version of an airplane already popular with Aero-News, the Iniziative Industriali Italiane (3I) Sky Arrow 600, distributed by San Diego's Pacific Aerospace. Howard Hawkins with Pacific Aerospace talks to ANN EIC Jim Campbell on today's ANN Special Report.

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Bell Helicopter Sells Interest In AB139 Joint Venture

AgustaWestland Gets Program, Added Stake In BA609 Tiltrotor

Bell Helicopter and European rotorcraft manufacturer AgustaWestland announced Monday a realignment of their joint venture Bell Agusta Aerospace Company LLC (BAAC). Effective upon regulatory and other necessary approvals, Bell is selling its 25 percent interest in the AB139 medium twin helicopter program (right) to AgustaWestland.

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FAA Certifies Mentor As Advanced ATD

Can Be Used For Instrument Proficiency Checks

Frasca International announced Monday its Mentor training sim has been approved by the FAA as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD).  As an AATD, the Mentor can be used for satisfying tasks, maneuvers and procedures under select sections of Federal Regulations for parts 61 and 141.

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Malaysia's MEASAT Latest 'Small Satellite' Customer

MEASAT Satellite Systems of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has signed a contract to purchase one geosynchronous communications satellite from Orbital Sciences Corporation. The satellite -- based on Orbital's STAR satellite platform -- will be called MEASAT-1R and is scheduled to be launched over Southeast Asia in September 2007.

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City of Lakeland Sues Pilot For Cleanup Cost Of SnF Accident

Lakeland Seeking More Than $16K For Damages

The City of Lakeland, FL has filed suit against pilot Terry Edward Morris, who overturned his modified Glasair III (below) while attempting to land at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on April 18, 2004 while participating in the annual Sun 'n Fun airshow.

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Canadian Snowbirds Team Adds Three New Pilots To Its Ranks

'They Have The Skills, Dedication And Spirit Of Teamwork Required...'

Three Canadian Air Force pilots were selected last week to be the newest members of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron -- better known as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

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SpaceX Says All Systems Go For Friday Falcon 1 Launch

Will Haul DARPA/USAFA Satellite Into Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies Group, or SpaceX, announced Monday the company plans to launch its Falcon 1 semi-reusable, liquid-fueled rocket on its maiden voyage Friday, November 25. The flight is scheduled to liftoff at 1 pm Pacific Time from the Kwajalein Atoll of the Marshall Islands.

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Avidyne's Dan Schwinn: 'The Most Rapid Change of Light GA Instrumentation'

Interview With Dan Schwinn Of Avidyne, Part VI of VI

In the conclusion to our long-running interview with Dan Schwinn of Avidyne, we primarily talk about generalities -- although we do keep coming back to avionics. Are we in the midst of a revolution? What capabilities are coming? Can avionics take the place of -- or enhance -- the backup safety function best illustrated by the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System? What about Avidyne for spacecraft? What about the future of GA? Will our grandkids be able to fly the way Dan describes his seaplane commute?

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Aircraft Leasing Company Orders 20 787s

ILFC Takes Jets In Deal Worth $2.7 Billion List

Boeing announced Monday that International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) has placed a firm order for 20 787 Dreamliners with options for four more -- bringing Boeing's order book on the new medium-range airliner to 309, including options.

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Gulfstream G550 Sets Three Speed Records Between Cities In Asia And N America

G550 Flies Nonstop From Seoul, South Korea, to Teterboro, N.J.; From San Francisco to Seoul; and From Beijing to Bedford, Mass.

A Gulfstream G550 recently set three transcontinental speed records between cities in Asia and North America on two separate trips, establishing the 19th, 20th and 2lst G550 city-pair record since it first entered service two years ago.

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Sky Arrow 600 Gets Its Ticket

Latest SLSA To Be Certified

Pacific Aerosystem Inc. in San Diego, CA announced Monday the first LSA Sky Arrow produced for the US market by Iniziative Industriali Italiane (3I) of Italy, received FAA approval and was issued an Airworthiness Certificate as a Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) earlier this month.

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Woman Tries To Step Outside For Smoke At FL390

Had Taken Sleeping Pills, Alcohol Prior To Incident

A woman flying to Australia with her husband for a three-week vacation has admitted to trying to open an emergency door while the airplane was flying 39,000 feet over north Queensland.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.22.05)

"To successfully complete a Snowbird tryout is a tremendous accomplishment and a dream come true for our pilots and technicians. Our newest team members have proven that they have the skills, dedication and spirit of teamwork required to represent the men and women in the Canadian Forces with the highest degree of professionalism." Source: Snowbirds commanding officer and team lead Major Ian McLean, speaking at the introduction of three new pilots to the Canadian aerial demonstration team.

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Texas Presidential TFR: 11.23.05 - 11.28.05

NOTAM: 5/0839 Issued: 11/21/2005 21:40 Effective: 11/23/2005 00:40 - 11/28/2005 19:50 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: CRAWFORD, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 22-28, 2005 LOCAL

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Texas Presidential TFR: 11.23.05 - 11.28.05

NOTAM Number: FDC 5/0836   Issue Date: November 21, 2005 at 19:44 UTC Location: Waco, Texas Beginning Date and Time: November 23, 2005 at 0:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 28, 2005 at 19:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-23-19 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-23-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: Centrair

AD NUMBER: 2005-24-01 MANUFACTURER: Centrair SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-01 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CENTRAIR 101 series gliders.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-23-21 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-23-21 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2005-23-20 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-23-20 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2005-23-22 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-23-22 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all British Aerospace Model HS 748 airplanes.

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