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December 28, 2006

AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2006-26-04 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145XR airplanes.

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AD: Alpha Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2006-26-03 MANUFACTURER: Alpha Aviation Design SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Alpha Aviation Model R2160 airplanes.

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2006-26-08 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2006-02-51, which applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 airplanes.

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New European 'Earth Hunter' Space Telescope In Orbit

'Corot' Boosted Aloft Aboard Russian Soyuz

A new Russian carrier rocket Soyuz 2-1B Fregat (file photo below) with a French satellite dubbed "Corot" on board lifted off from the Baikonur space center in the Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan yesterday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 12.28.06

Part One, Flight Design's Tom Peghiny

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.28.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.28.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Part One, Flight Design's Tom Peghiny: 12.28.06 (ANN Special Feature, with a preview of Tom Turner's upcoming special report on fractional ownership programs.)

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Pax Subdue Purported Hijacker On Aeroflot Flight

Authorities Believe Incident Not Linked To Terrorism

Apparently its not just in America where airline passengers are willing to act to control their fate.

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Denver Weather Paralysis Redux?

Another Massive Winter Weather System Blowing East From The Pacific

It looks like Mother Nature is whipping up Act II to last week's massive winter storm.

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Superior Expands Millennium Cylinder Recall

Manufacturer Adds 1000 To Number Of Affected Assemblies

Superior Air Parts has added 1000 to the number of cylinder assemblies affected by the recall first announced in a September service bulletin.

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Embry-Riddle To Start Classes Late

Clean-Up Efforts Will Keep Doors Closed Until Mid-January

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will remain closed to students until January 16 while crews work to clean up the damage from a Christmas Day tornado.

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Coroner Says Reno Airplane Mechanic Was Murdered

Man Went Missing Under Mysterious Circumstances

Airplane mechanic Robin Bodden died from gunshot wounds to the head according to a Washoe County Coroner's report released yesterday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.28.06

Virgin America is not American enough for DOT...
ALPA finds a way to get Northwest pilots some quick cash...
...and the PHI strike saga drags on.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.28.06

Virgin America is not American enough for DOT...
ALPA finds a way to get Northwest pilots some quick cash...
...and the PHI strike saga drags on.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1: Tom Peghiny, Flight Design 12.28.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks today with Tom Peghiny, veteran ultralight and light sport manufacturer.

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Super Bowl TFR: 02.04.07 - 02.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9015 Issue Date: December 22, 2006 at 1351 UTC Location: Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida Beginning Date and Time: February 04, 2007 at 2100 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 05, 2007 at 0459 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons Type: Security Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333

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AS365 Dauphin Down Off English Coast

Six Lost, One Person Remains Missing

British officials fear all seven people onboard a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin helicopter were killed when the helo went down off the northeast English coast Wednesday.

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No Surprise Here: Emirates Hits Airbus For A380 Compensation

Says Delivery Delay Has Hurt Airline "Badly"

Emirates said Wednesday it is going after European planemaker Airbus for additional compensation for delays in deliveries of the superjumbo A380.

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Russia Says It Won't Give China Space Technology

That's Strike Two For China's Space Program

 It seems the whole world is stingy with China when it comes to sensitive space technology.

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Delaware County Residents May Not Need Ear Plugs

FAA Agrees To Listen To Noise Abatement Alternatives

Delaware County Council Chairman Andrew Reilly announced at the council's Dec 12 meeting he had secured an agreement from Steve Kelley, an FAA project manager, to consider mitigation proposals in the continuing fight over traffic rerouting in the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania region.

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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract To Update Turkey's F-16s

Country Also Commits To 100 F-35s

Fort Worth, TX-based defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday it won a $635 million contract from the US government to upgrade Turkey's fleet of F-16 fighter jets.

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New Laser-Based Runway Safety System Receives US Patent

Can Detect FOD, Prevent Runway Incursions

An innovative, new automated technology using optical lasers designed to prevent airport runway incursion and detect debris received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office this week.

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DNA Positively ID's Remains Of US Army Captain Herbert Crosby

Chopper Pilot's Family Finally Has Closure

After 36 years of wondering, Captain Herbert Crosby's family now knows for sure what happened to him.

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France's Securite Civile Places Order For Bombardier 415

Firefighting Amphib In Service In Several Countries

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that France's Securite Civile has placed a firm order for another Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft. This order brings the French fleet to 12 Bombardier 415 aircraft.

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NTSB Investigates MIA Runway Incident

Jumbo Jet Taxied Into Overrun Area

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident Tuesday night at Miami International Airport, involving a British Airways Boeing 747.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.28.06): Airframe Ice -- The Effects

Aero-Tips!

I've recently reviewed Dennis Newton's Severe Weather Flying for a print publication.  This third edition of a classic weather-avoidance text, in continuous print since 1983, aims to teach strategies to avoid flying in "severe" weather. One area Newton discusses at length is airframe ice.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.28.06)

Aero-Linx!

This site is designed to assist men and women pilots accomplish their professional pilot goals.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.28.06): Unicom

Aero-Terms!

A common, multi-purpose radio frequency used at most non-tower airports as the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.28.06)

"We are determined to claim compensation. We've been badly hurt by this delay. After the first delay, we had the option of cancelling the deal, but we didn't -- maybe because the results would have been worse."

Source: Emirates CEO Sheik Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, on the airline's plan to seek an unspecified amount of additional compensation due to continued delays surrounding the Airbus A380 superjumbo. Emirates has 45 of the mammoth airliners on order.

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FL TFR: 01.05.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9278 Issue Date: December 27, 2006 at 2029 UTC Location: Miami, Florida near VIRGINIA KEY VOR/DME (VKZ) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: January 05, 2007 at 0100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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