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December 24, 2005

Cirrus Launches Sales Center In China

Duluth, MN Company Flies Over The Great Wall

On the heels of their announcement of an unprecedented 116 new aircraft orders for the month of November, Cirrus Design Corporation announced Thursday plans have been finalized to open their first Cirrus sales center in China. The inaugural China sales center will open at the General Aviation airport in Shanghai during the first half of February, 2006.

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ANN 2005-2006 Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays!

The hard-working and long-suffering gnomes that publish ANN will finally get to take a short holiday break this week [we gnomes thank you --ed]. ANN's normal DAILY news will be presented through December 24th, and will then be on a brief Holiday schedule, December 25th and 26th.

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What's In Your Stocking?

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts For The Aero-News Type

If you're one of the majority of our readers that celebrate Christmas, you're probably hoping for an aviation-related gift. Here's what's on our wish list this Yuletide -- if you agree, you might want to forward this page to your own personal Santa (maybe with an item highlighted!)

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GE Aviation Engines Set Sales Record In '05

More Than 750 GE90, GEnx Turbofans Ordered

Representatives from General Electric told Aero-News Friday that 2005 has been a record-breaking year of sales for GE's newest large commercial engines, the GE90 and GEnx, with more than 750 engines ordered.

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Federal Mediator Calls For Recess In UPS Pilot Talks

Latest Pause In Ongoing Negotiations

UPS announced Friday the federal mediator in charge of negotiations between UPS and the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) has put the talks in an indefinite recess. The main contract items still on the table are compensation and benefits.

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No Thanks -- I'll Stay On The Rock

Stranded Diver Refuses Helicopter Ride To Safety

It's tough being caught between a rock and hard place -- but a rock and a helicopter? A diver whose tender boat lost power south of New Zealand's Island Bay Thursday decided that, given the choice between finding refuge from the sea on a large rock or being lifted to safety by a helicopter -- he'd take the rock.

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Charleston AFB Breaks C-17 Flying Record... With 17 Aircraft

That's A Whole Lotta Globemasters...

While the official reason the largest formation ever of C-17 Globemaster IIIs from a single base took off Thursday morning from Charleston AFB was to demonstrate the strategic airdrop capability of the Air Force... ya can't deny it also just looked really, really cool.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.24.05)

"I was quite amazed that he refused to be rescued. I have been working on the helicopter for nearly 15 years and although I have seen people reluctant to be rescued, I have never met anyone who flatly refused." Source: Westpac Rescue Helicopter crewman Dave Greenberg, after a diver stranded on a rock off the coast of Wellington refused to be taken aboard a rescue helicopter due to the man's fear of heights. The man was later rescued -- by a boat.  

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TX VIP TFR: 12.26.05 - 01.01.06

NOTAM: 5/2019 Issued: 12/23/2005 17:30 Effective: 12/26/2005 18:10 - 01/01/2006 15:25 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: CRAWFORD, TEXAS, DECEMBER 26 , 2005-JANUARY 1 2006 LOCAL.

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TX VIP TFR: 12.26.05

NOTAM: 5/2014 Issued: 12/23/2005 17:10 Effective: 12/26/2005 18:15 - 12/26/2005 19:20 State: TX Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: WACO, TEXAS, DECEMBER 26, 2005.

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