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April 03, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Cleaveland Tools' Mike Lauretson 04.04.06

What happens when the cost of doing business becomes, in your opinion, prohibitive? That's the question for Mike Lauretson at Cleveland Aircraft Tools. Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland, Florida, was the very

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.04.06

The first of two decisions in the Moussauoi death penalty trial...

C-5 down at Dover... but it looks like everyone will be okay...

and a tragic gyro crash takes two lives in Florida

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.04.06

The first of two decisions in the Moussauoi death penalty trial...

C-5 down at Dover... but it looks like everyone will be okay...

And a tragic gyro crash takes two lives in Florida

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MO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4549  Issue Date: April 03, 2006 at 12:51 UTC Location: Carutherville, Missouri near DYERSBURG VORTAC (DYR) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: April 04, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for disaster relief.  Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8234

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Aero-News Alert: C-5 Down In Delaware, 17 Aboard

Injuries Reported

The USANG has just lost a massive C-5 heavy-lift aircraft in an accident that occurred shortly after one of the giant four-engine aircraft took off and attempted to return to the airport after reporting difficulty. The aircraft went down just short of the Dover AFB runway, in Dover, Delaware.

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Raytheon and EADS CASA Select Mobile, AL

Team JCA to Build CN-235/C-295 Joint Cargo Aircraft in Mobile, AL

'Team JCA' -- led by Raytheon Company with EADS CASA North America -- has chosen the Mobile Regional Airport (MRA) as the final assembly and delivery site for its proposed CN-235/C-295 solution for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) requirement.

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Florida Gyro Crash Claims Two Lives

Returning From Brunch At Bensen Days

The mood at Bensen Days turned somber Friday, March 31, after two well-loved gyro pilots perished in a crash. Terry Eiland of Crystal River, FL, was the owner and builder of the machine that crashed. His passenger, Bill "Doc" Finnegan of Illinois, was a student pilot and undertaking construction of a gyroplane similar to the mishap aircraft.

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Downed Apache Crew Found, Confirmed Lost

Military officials in Iraq have confirmed the death of two helicopter pilots from Multinational Division Baghdad whose AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter crashed southwest of Baghdad Saturday, and provided details on recent operations.

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Mission Accomplished: Pilatus 75th Anniversary Flight Touches Down

San Diego, California, to Quito, Ecuador Flight Touches Down On Schedule

The Pilatus PC-12 of Ambassador Theodore Gildred and the crew of Ecuador III, touched down in Quito, Ecuador, on March 31, 2006, on schedule and 75 years to the day from when his father landed in the same spot in 1931 flying a Ryan Brougham.

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Teamsters Vote to End Strike at Sikorsky and Return to Work

New Contract Provides More Money to Cover Health Care Costs

Teamsters at Local 1150 voted Sunday to return to their jobs at Sikorsky Aircraft. The 3,600 Sikorsky workers, who went on strike February 20, narrowly approved the contract by only 72 votes with a final tally of 1,488-1,416.

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FAA NOT Happy With Latest NATCA Statement

'NATCA Press Release Out of Touch With Current Proceedings'

In response to Friday's press release sent by John Carr, President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), FAA Administrator Marion Blakey made the following statement: “John Carr has yet again proven himself out of touch with what is really happening at the negotiating table between the FAA and NATCA..

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Avidyne Steps Up Service, Warranty Support

Upgrades New-And-Existing-Product Coverage

Avidyne Corporation tells Aero-News the company has enhanced its new-product warranty support, and extended those enhancements to its FLEX Extended Warranty service plans for the Entegra integrated flight deck products and for the FlightMax Multi-Function Displays (MFDs).

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Boeing Delivers Three 737-800s To Airline On Same Day

Part Of 10-Plane Order

Last Friday was a busy day for Boeing, as the aerospace manufacturer delivered three new Next-Generation 737-800s to European carrier Hapagfly in one day.

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Begins Aerobraking Maneuver

Six Months Of Adjustments Will Shrink Orbit Around Red Planet

Last Thursday, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began its crucial six-month campaign to gradually shrink its orbit into the best geometry for the mission's science work.

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Bombardier May Be On The Rebound

Turboprop, Bizjet Sales Up As RJ Sales Fall Further

After recent financial troubles, the skies are looking a little brighter for Canada's Bombardier -- as long as the company's bizjets and regional turboprops are flying there. The company announced last week it returned to profitability in the fourth quarter of FY2005.

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ERAU Seminole Banged Up In Landing Mishap

Student Pilot, Instructor OK; Plane, Not So Much

A twin-engine Piper PA44 Seminole is a little worse for wear, after a student pilot and his instructor from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University had some problems landing at Daytona Beach International last week.

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Predators Deliver The Goods In Iraq

...While Keeping Operators Safe

The capabilities and importance of Predator UAVs are becoming clearer with each day the unmanned vehicles are deployed on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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AEA Recognizes FAA Associate Administrator For Aviation Safety

Nick Sabatini To Receive AEA Industry Partnership Award

The Aircraft Electronics Association will recognize Nick Sabatini, FAA associate administrator for aviation safety, with the AEA Industry Partnership Award at the annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Palm Springs at the end of April.

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Aviation Fleet Solutions Tells MD-80s To Hush

New Noise-Reduction System Receives FAA Approval

Aftermarket modification company Aviation Fleet Solutions tells Aero-News the company has teamed with Pratt & Whitney to develop and certify a new noise-reduction system, that reduces cumulative noise from the JT8D-200-powered MD-80 aircraft by as much as six decibels.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.03.06): Having FITS

Aero-Tips!

Airmanship and decision-making must receive equal attention to develop a safe pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.03.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins (GA) is now the second largest museum in the US Air Force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.03.06): Contour Flying

Aero-Terms!

Characterized by varying altitude, adhering to the contours of the earth, and a constant airspeed.  Leave this type of flying to the military.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.03.06)

"When we spoke at this time last year we said we should be profitable this year. Well, I am glad to say we are back to profitability and looking forward to improve further from here."

Source: Bombardier chief executive Laurent Beaudoin, in a conference call to financial analysts reporting that after losses of $85 million in 2004, Bombardier returned to profitability in the 4th quarter of 2005 with an overall profit of $249 million for the year.

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