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October 20, 2006

NBAA 2006 Breaks Records!

Logs Higher Attendance And More Exhibit Space

The final day of the annual NBAA meeting and convention this year in Orlando Florida met with great news. Both attendance and exhibit space records were broken by significant margins.

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EADS Warns Investors

Confirms Higher A380 Break Even Point

EADS CFO Andreas Sperl warned potential investors Thursday rumors of a higher break-even target for the A380 program are true. How much higher? Financial Times reports 55-percent.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.20.06

ALPA goes on the offensive... maybe...
Retired Delta pilots feel cheated...
And political infighting in that Brazil crash investigation.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.20.06

ALPA goes on the offensive... maybe...
Retired Delta pilots feel cheated...
And political infighting in that Brazil crash investigation.

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ANN Special Feature: Gregg Maryniak, X-Prize Cup 10.20.06

This weekend marks the second X-Prize Cup in the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Jim Campbell sat down with event host Greg Maryniak to review the status and future of the event.

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Lufthansa Technik Will Outfit Boeing's New 787 BBJ

This Ultimate Flying Yacht Will Be Nicer Than Your House

by ANN Associate Editor James Aronovsky It has more than twice the floor space of my condo, (2,400+ square feet), and one airborne seat costs more than the value of all the furniture in my house combined, but it sure is dreamy to imagine living in the new 787 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) -- aptly named the "Dreamliner".

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Now Brazilian Agencies Squabbling Over Mid-Air

Two American Pilots Caught In The Middle

The head of Brazil's Federal Police has accused the Brazilian Defense Department of withholding evidence that could implicate Brazilian Air Force employees as having contributed to the mid-air collision last month that killed 154 people.

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ALPA Elects A New President

Sends Message To Airlines

ALPA has a new chief, and he's on the warpath. Northwest pilot Duane Woerth lost Wednesday's union election to Continental pilot John Prater in Las Vegas.

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GA Leaders Agree, No User Fees!

NBAA Hosts Panel Discussion

GA leaders made a call to action at this year's NBAA convention. NBAA's Ed Bolen hosted the EAA's Tom Poberezny, GAMA's Pete Bunce, NATA's Jim Coyne and AOPA's Andy Cebula in an open forum discussing possible FAA user fees.

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Gulf Region Commercial Aviation Is Growing

Tons Of Money Going Into Planes And Airports

Commercial aviation in the middle-east is booming, experts just aren’t sure the demand will be there to support it.

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Eclipse Aviation Unveils Avio Flight Bag

Strategic Aeronautics To Provide Electronic Flight Bag For The Eclipse 500 Jet

Eclipse Aviation and Strategic Aeronautics have unveiled the Avio Flight Bag (AFB), a suite of software applications that extend Eclipse’s Avio Total Aircraft Integration beyond the aircraft. From the convenience of their homes, offices or hotel rooms, Eclipse 500 operators will be able to tap into their AFBs to expedite all flight operations.

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Cirrus Design Steps Up As ANN 2006 NBAA Special Coverage Sponsor

ANN Thanks One Of Our Favorite NBAA 2006 Special Coverage Sponsors: Cirrus Design Ok... we've already told you how cool this year's coverage is going to be and how hard we've been working... but we did we mention (enough) just how expensive it is to support nearly a WHOLE BUNCH OF people, cart them halfway across the country, and then make sure that they're fed and watered on a somewhat regular basis?

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Klyde Morris 10.20.06

Titan Uranus? Oh, Klyde...

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TSA Will Now Screen Airport Workers

New Rule In Effect Nationwide

TSA's Aviation Direct Access Screening Program went into effect Thursday for airport workers. For the first time, the TSA will randomly screen workers before and after they are allowed into secure areas of the airport.

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Aero Commander Down In Oklahoma

Four Die On The Way To NBAA

Four men are dead after their plane apparently broke up in-flight over eastern Oklahoma.

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ANN Names NBAA 2006 Major Sponsor: Diamond Aircraft

Visit Diamond Aircraft (and See The D-Jet Mockup!) In the NBAA Static Display Area ANN is proud to have friends like Diamond Aircraft to help us bring you coverage of the 2006 NBAA Convention. Each Diamond Aircraft is a testimony to efficiency in design. Not a line is wasted; not a curve is out of place. From the elegant DA20, and its roots in gliders... to the larger DA40 four-place birds... and the gorgeous, Thielert diesel-powered DA42, these planes live up to their 'Diamond' moniker.

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Garmin Announces Expanded Aviation Presence in Asia

Garmin has just named Justin Chen as their Manager, Asia Aviation Sales and Support at Garmin's Singapore subsidiary. In this newly created position, Chen will be responsible for the sales and support of Garmin's aviation products in Asia. Chen will be based in Singapore and will report directly to Carl Wolf, Garmin's senior director, aviation marketing and sales.

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New Virtual Fuel Desk by ARINC Direct Lets Operators 'Shop Smart' For Fuel

ANN has had a chance to sample the considerable talents of a new on-line tool to help business aviation operators leverage their fuel purchasing power. Arinc Direct's Virtual Fuel Desk allows operators and flight departments to "shop smart" for aircraft fuel while planning flights.

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ANN Welcomes NBAA 2006 Major Sponsor: Piper Aircraft

Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of NBAA 2006 To YOU!

NBAA Display Area 5785 and NBAA Static Display From Cubs to Meridians -- and BEYOND... Piper makes each and every aircraft they build their own. From the Arrow-inspired Warrior trainer... to the Cherokee Six... to the Seminole and Aztec twins... Pipers are easy to spot on the ramp, and even easier to find pilots simply raving about their planes. And then there's Piper's business-class singles -- available in piston form (Mirage) or turbine (Meridian) that are two of the sweetest singles to fly out there. And what's this? Talk of even more...?

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It Is Raining Jet Orders For Cessna At NBAA 2006

Icecraft Ltd. Extends Orders of New Cessna Jets to 10 for Scandinavia

Icecraft Ltd., (the Cessna Aircraft Company Citation Authorized Sales Representative for Scandinavia), has signed contracts at NBAA 2006, for six additional Citation business jets. This brings the number of Cessna Citation business jets ordered through Icecraft Ltd. in the last year to 10. The total order comprises three Citation Sovereigns, three Citation XLS/ XLS+, three Citation CJ2+ and one CJ1+, for a total value of about $110 million.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

Some pilots receive their training where palm trees prevail but no mountains, like here in Florida. Certainly there are many books and videos out there to tell you about mountain flying but I came across this site that’s like a mountain flying cheat sheet, you can say.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.06): Trap

Aero-Terms!

A landing aboard an aircraft carrier where the tailhook engages a cross-deck cable, bringing the aircraft to a halt; the act of successfully making such a landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.20.06): Fuel Mismanagement

Aero-tip of the day: Don't skimp on fuel planning and in-flight management, and avoid this very common cause of lightplane mishaps.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.20.06)

"When Emirates flies to any airport we are competing with all the airlines who operate there. So there will always be competition. I believe that all four airlines can survive." Source: Emirates CEO Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum, in a published report, explaining the growth in commercial aviation in the Gulf... and why there is plenty of business for all players.  FMI: www.emirates.com

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