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November 02, 2006

AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-13 MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, PW4090-3, and PW4098 turbofan engines, with certain front turbine hub part numbers installed.

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MO TFR: 11.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5147 Issue Date: November 01, 2006 at 22:01 UTC Location: Springfield, United States Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 0:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 17:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CA TFR: 11.03.06 - 11.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5179 Issue Date: November 02, 2006 at 12:07 UTC Location: Beale Air Force Base, Beale Air Force Base, California near MARYSVILLE VOR/DME (MYV) Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 04, 2006 at 1:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern California TRACON (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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KS TFR: 11.05.06 - 11.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5185 Issue Date: November 02, 2006 at 13:36 UTC Location: Topeka, Kansas Beginning Date and Time: November 05, 2006 at 22:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 06, 2006 at 2:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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PR TFR: 11.03.06 - 11.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5221 Issue Date: November 02, 2006 at 17:03 UTC Location: Cayo Lobo, West Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 22, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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Corporate Angel Network Sets New Record

Charity Flies 257 Cancer Patients In October

Talk about performing a valuable -- make that priceless -- service.

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Embraer Sells 14 E-Jets To Australia's Virgin Blue

First E-Jet Order From Land Down Under

Embraer announced Thursday that Australian-based carrier Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd. has ordered 14 E-Jets to support its expansion in the domestic and regional markets throughout the South Pacific islands.

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FL Lawsuit Filed In Comair Takeoff Accident

Attorney Notes South Florida Juries Typically Pay Out More

There's another lawsuit to tell you about in the August 27 takeoff accident involving a Comair CRJ-100... but this one is different than the rest for a couple of reasons.

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Gordon Wishart Joins TAG Aviation

Regional Aircraft Sales And Acquisition Vice President

TAG Aviation USA tells ANN that Gordon Wishart has joined the company as Regional Vice President, A/C Acquisition & Sales. Based in Tucson, AZ, Gordon will serve the acquisition and sales needs of clients throughout the country.

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A380 Enters The Home Stretch For Certification

Production Delays Have Not Slowed Pace Of Testing

For all the problems reported recently concerning the Airbus A380, it's easy to forget there are four examples of what will, eventually, be the world's largest commercial airliner flying in the company's test program. Those planes are racking up some serious flight hours, as well.

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Delivered! First Production SJ30-2

It's happened! The first production version of the promising -- but oft-delayed -- Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 has been delivered to its first customer.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 11.02.06

Getting YOUR News To Aero-News

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.02.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.02.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Getting YOUR News To Aero-News: 11.02.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Managing Editor Rob Finfrock's tips for sending your news into Aero-News.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.02.06

EADS tightens its grip on Airbus management...
Continental grounds two pilots...
...and another incident at Newark's airport.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.02.06

EADS tightens its grip on Airbus management...
Continental grounds two pilots...
...and another incident at Newark's airport.

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ANN Special Feature: Submitting Stories to ANN 11.02.06

Today, Paul Plack talks with with ANN editor Rob Finfrock about submitting news to Aero News Network.

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Bombardier's Challenger 605 Earns FAA, EASA Approvals

Slated To Enter Service In Q3 2007

Bombardier Aerospace announced this week it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the new Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and for the increased size and re-located cabin windows aboard the widebody Challenger 605 business jet.

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Boeing Completes Firm Configuration Of 747-8 Freighter

No Orders Yet For Passenger Variant

Representatives with Boeing tell ANN the company has completed firm configuration for the design of its upcoming 747-8 Freighter, following a year of collaboration with airline customers and suppliers to determine the optimal configuration.

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GP7200-Powered A380 Completes High Altitude, Hot Weather Testing

Engine Selected For 82 A380s So Far

The GP7200-powered Airbus A380 flight test aircraft recently returned to Toulouse, after completing high altitude and hot weather testing in Africa and the Middle East.

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FAA Issues SAIB On ECi Cylinders

Cracking Could Lead To Power Loss

Owners of certain Continental engines with Engine Components, Inc. (ECi) cylinders installed might want to read a new special airworthiness information bulletin (SAIB) from the FAA.

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EADS Tightens The Reins Further At Airbus

Names Two Officials To Key Posts

Members of the board at European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) have taken addition steps to tighten their control of Airbus, by naming two key company officials to positions at the troubled planemaker.

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Alaska Airlines, FAA Looking Into Takeoff On Wrong Runway

Pilots Not Disciplined... Yet

Alaska Airlines says it doesn't know why the pilots of one of its planes departed the wrong runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport... but it's gonna find out.

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Continental's 757s Having A Bad Week At Newark International

Ground Collision Follows Taxiway Landing Incident

Continental Airlines has had difficulty staying out of the news this week, following two incidents at New Jersey's Newark International Airport.

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FCC Rules Boston Can't Block Airline's Wi-Fi

Continental Keeps Its Free Service At Logan

Wireless internet access is spreading... and not even the Massachusetts Port Authority can stop it.

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Garmin Delays WAAS Upgrade Once Again

New Receiver, Software To Blame

Are you waiting for the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) upgrade for your Garmin 430 or 530? You'll have to wait a little longer.

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Celebrity Chefs Cooking Up First Class Fare

Flying Coach? You're Outta Luck

With US airlines showing a profit for the first time in over five years, some have decided its time to spice up the meals... with celebrity chefs.

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Aero-News Wants Your Input On Piston Aircraft Fractionals

Will Use Your Comments In A Future ANN Special Report

Aero-News needs your input for an upcoming ANN Special Report on Fractional Ownership of Piston Airplanes. To participate in the survey, we'll send you a short e-mail survey asking your impressions and experiences with owner-flown piston airplanes in a fractional program.

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Dover AFB Tests Radar To Prevent Bird Strikes

System Scans Six Nautical Miles Out

In an effort to prevent aircraft bird strikes, the Air Force Safety Center's Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard, or BASH, chose Delaware's Dover Air Force Base as one of the test sites for a radar that will help prevent bird strikes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.02.06): A Turning Point

Aero-Tips!

Even more than in the past, what we do as pilots (and instructors) reflects on the personal aviation industry as a whole. Take risk management seriously, and use each flight experience as a turning point toward (and not away from) safety for you and your passengers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.02.06)

Aero-Linx!

Most of us don’t even want to be outside in a little rain, let alone flying directly into a hurricane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.02.06): VMC

Aero-Terms!

Visual Meteorological Conditions -- Weather conditions expressed in terms of visibility, distance from cloud, and cloud ceiling equal to or greater than those specified in 14 CFR 91.155 for aircraft operations under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.02.06)

"The system isn't broken. Stop trying to fix it."

Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, during a debate on user fees with former FAA policy official Sharon Pinkerton at the annual Air Traffic Control Association conference in Washington, DC.

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