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June 14, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Gresham's "Wings To Adventure" 06.15.06

I've decided that, when I grow up, I want to be Tom Gresham. He flies a really nice Beech Bonanza. He goes all over the country in it and gets to do stories about airplanes. Very pretty stories. Se

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.15.06

More job cuts in the pipe at United...

A pointed message from Singapore Airlines to Airbus...

And the NTSB is investigating the explosion of a 767 engine on the ramp at LAX.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.15.06

More job cuts in the pipe at United...

A pointed message from Singapore Airlines to Airbus...

And the NTSB is investigating the explosion of a 767 engine on the ramp at LAX....


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ANN Special Feature: Kids in Flight 06.14.06

Maria Weybrecht is a young Cleveland woman with a heart as big as all of Ohio... and she's full of surprises. At just 19... she founded an organization called "Kids in Flight," aimed at giving seri

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DayJet Names First Florida DayPort Locations

During the 2006 Florida Aviation Trades Association annual convention, DayJet has announced that Boca Raton, Gainesville, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee will be the first cities in the nation to experience the economic benefits derived from its new point-to-point, on-demand regional jet service.

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NM TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9714 Issue Date: June 14, 2006 at 0:54 UTC Location: 12 Miles North East of Silver City, New Mexico near SILVER CITY VORTAC (SVC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9722 Issue Date: June 14, 2006 at 4:53 UTC Location: 15 Miles Southwest St. George, Utah near ST GEORGE VOR/DME (OZN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9717 Issue Date: June 14, 2006 at 2:17 UTC Location: Nenana, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: Tp porvide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations, excluding airspace of restricted area R2206 Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ZAN) Center, 907-269-1103

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CO TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/9719 Issue Date: June 14, 2006 at 3:02 UTC Location: 26 Miles West of Maybell, Colorado near VERNAL VOR/DME (VEL) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (DEN) Center, 303-651-4248

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.14.06

Kids In Flight Founder Maria Weybrecht

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.14.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.14.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Kids In Flight founder Maria Weybrecht: 06.14.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Maria Weybrecht of Kids In Flight.)

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Board Rules Human Error Caused April C-5 Galaxy Accident

Crew Did Not Use Proper Throttle, Flap Settings

The results of an investigation into the C-5 Galaxy crash at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on April 3 found that human error was the cause, Air Mobility Command officials at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois stated Tuesday.

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FAA, Build A Plane Partner To Provide Old Planes To Budding Av Techs

Won't Have To Learn On Old Pintos Anymore

Thanks to a new agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and the "Build A Plane" organization, budding high school mechanics may find themselves working on old airplanes... instead of junked cars.

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Wicks Aircraft Supply Opens West Coast Facility

Grand Opening At Arlington 2006

Aero-News has learned aircraft parts supplier Wicks Aircraft Supply will soon open a new, west-coast facility at the Arlington Sport Aviation Park in Arlington, WA. Of course, that venue is home to the second largest EAA fly-in -- the Arlington Fly-In.

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WAHF Announces 2006 Scholarship Recipients

Aero-News has learned the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame recently awarded David Linton and Luke Van Lanen a total of $1500 in scholarship monies to continue their aviation educations.

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ICAO Holds Off On Setting A380 Wake Turbulence Standards

Says More Testing Needed

Airbus says talks with US and European authorities on wake turbulence created by its 555-seat A380 are continuing, just six short months before the first scheduled delivery of the jetliner.

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Boeing, NCA Announce 747-400F Order

Two Planes To Be Delivered In 2008-09

On Tuesday, Boeing and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) confirmed they have finalized an agreement for the cargo carrier's purchase of two additional Boeing 747-400 Freighters.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-14 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EBB-120,-120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-15 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Goodrich evacuation systems approved under TSO-C69b and installed on certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-17 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-17 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) which applies to all Boeing Model 737-200C series airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-16 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, -314, and -315 airplanes.

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AD: Hamilton Standard

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-19 MANUFACTURER: Hamilton Standard SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-19 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hamilton Sundstrand model 14RF-19 propellers.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-13 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 and A300-600 series airplanes.

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Airbus Tells Customers To Expect Another A380 Delay

Production Delayed Due To Wiring Problems

This may not be the best way to get along with your launch customers. EADS, the parent company of Airbus SAS, says wiring problems with the mammoth A380 will cut the number of aircraft produced for some of the superjumbo's first customers next year -- from as many as 27, to just nine.

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FAA Okays Oklahoma Spaceport

Could Host First Flight By 2007

The FAA Tuesday announced its approval of an operator's license for the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority to build a launch facility in the tiny town of Burns Flat.

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Air Canada Subsidiary Suspends Whistleblower Mechanics

Claim Carrier Lets Planes Fly With Known Problems

One day after they raised serious questions about safety at Air Canada's low-cost subsidiary, Jazz... four mechanics have found themselves suspended with pay.

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KS State, County Governments Offer To Bolster AirTran Subsidies

Would Take Funding Burden Off Wichita... But What Will The FAA Think?

If you run an airport that accepts FAA grants, you can't treat one airline any different than another. That's the rule. But since 2002, the city of Wichita, KS has drawn the ire of the federal government for subsidies it pays Atlanta-based AirTran.

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Omega Air Tosses Its Hat In Ring For Tanker Contract

Would Offer Privately-Owned DC-10s For USAF Use

Ever heard of Omega Air? The privately-held, Ireland-based company has made a pretty good name for itself over the last five years by offering contract refueling services to the Air Force using a refitted Boeing 707... and now, it's looking for a bigger piece of the pie.

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Boeing Looks At Alabama For Future Airliner Work

State Currently Handles Defense Work

The state of Alabama already plays a big role in rocket and missile production for Boeing's aerospace and defense departments... but the state is angling for a bigger role in production of Boeing's commercial planes, too.

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Lockheed-Martin Unveils Plant For VH-71 Construction

NY Facility Will Outfit Presidential Copters

It was a big day at the Lockheed-Martin campus in Owego, NY Monday. That's when politicians, company big-wigs, bands from the Navy and Marine Corps, and about 500 employees celebrated the completion of Lockheed's new $30-million helicopter integration plant.

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C-130 Down In Chad, Five Lost

Gov't Disputes Rebels' Shootdown Claim

It was a night landing at an unlit airstrip... and it apparently went very wrong for the crew aboard a C-130 Sunday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.14.06): Lost Comm, Part 3 -- IMC

Aero-Tips!

Lose radio communication in IMC and fly the route and altitude that provides safety while allowing ATC to anticipate your actions—to get others out of your way.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.14.06)

Aero-Linx!

The future of our space adventures need to start right here on Earth, in our own backyard. Where will we train our astronauts if they can’t start flying at the FBO on the edge of town?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.14.06): Glass Cockpit

Aero-Terms!

Replacement of the myriad of gauges, switches, indicators and the like with several computerized display systems.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.14.06)

"The suspensions are so we can have some time to review the concerns raised in the article and why the mechanics chose to take that avenue when there are numerous internal options available to them."

Source: Debra Williams, spokesperson for Air Canada low cost subsidiary Jazz, on its suspension of four mechanics at the airline's Toronto maintenance facility after the mechanics accused Jazz management of forcing technicians to release planes that have known mechanical problems -- problems they say compromise flight safety.

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