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October 16, 2006

Eclipse Announces New Customer, SoCal Service Center At NBAA 2006

Dole Foods Affiliate Orders Three E-500s... And They'll Service Them, Too

While most of the big news coming from Eclipse Aviation happened in the weeks leading up to the National Business Aviation Association's conference in Orlando, the Albuquerque, NM-based jetmaker still held out a few surprises for the show -- including a new customer order, as well as a new service facility for Eclipse 500 flyers on the west coast.

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Boeing Announces Newest Member Of BBJ Family

Two Orders For Model Based On 737-900ER

Boeing Business Jets today celebrated its 10-year anniversary Monday at the National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, FL by launching the newest member of its business jet family -- the BBJ 3. The airplane, which is based on the new 737-900ER (Extended Range), won two orders from undisclosed customers.

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ARINC Direct Unveils New Tool For BizAv Operators

Virtual Fuel Desk Lets Operators Shop Around For Best Fuel Prices

On Monday, ARINC Direct told ANN of a new online tool to help its business aviation customers leverage their fuel purchasing power. The Virtual Fuel Desk, an industry first, allows operators and flight departments to "shop smart" for aircraft fuel while planning flights.

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AZ TFR: 10.20.06 - 10.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3593 Issue Date: October 16, 2006 at 16:07 UTC Location: Phoenix, Arizona near PHOENIX VORTAC (PXR) Beginning Date and Time: October 20, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 22, 2006 at 20:29 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Goodyear Airport Air Show High Performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Phoenix (P50) TRACON, 602-379-4984

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NC TFR: 10.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3584 Issue Date: October 16, 2006 at 15:13 UTC Location: Greensboro, North Carolina Beginning Date and Time: October 18, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 18, 2006 at 23:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AZ TFR: 10.19.06 - 10.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3594 Issue Date: October 16, 2006 at 16:09 UTC Location: Phoenix, Arizona near PHOENIX VORTAC (PXR) Beginning Date and Time: October 19, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 22, 2006 at 23:59 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Goodyear Airport Air Show high performance demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Phoenix (P50) TRACON, 602-379-4984

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NC TFR: 10.18.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3582 Issue Date: October 16, 2006 at 15:02 UTC Location: Greensboro, North Carolina Beginning Date and Time: October 18, 2006 at 15:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 18, 2006 at 23:20 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.16.06

ATG's George Bye With The Latest On The Javelin

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.16.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.16.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ATG's George Bye: 10.16.06 (ANN Special Feature, with the latest on the Javelin VLJ.)

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Cessna Looks At Large Cabin Bizjet Market

BIG News Already From NBAA

Quick quiz: what's one segment of the business jet market where Cessna doesn't have a competing model?

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Forecast: Good Times Now, Great Times Ahead For BizAv

Honeywell Releases Annual Summary Of Market

The National Business Aviation Association conference is already in full swing... one day before the show opens its doors to the public. It looks to be a great show... and exhibitors and customers at the Orange County Convention Center Monday should be buoyed by an industry forecast that says good times are ahead for bizav.

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Cessna Formally Announces CJ4 Business Jet At NBAA With 70+ Orders

Swept-Wing Citation Will Feature More Room, Single-Point Refueling

Cessna is already having a BIG show at NBAA. In addition to announcing a proof-of-concept program for a large-cabin business jet, Cessna also formally launched the new Citation CJ4 business jet at the show Monday, with more than 70 orders already on the books.

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And MORE News From Cessna: Company Unveils Upgraded XLS+

That's A Lotta Jets From Cessna At NBAA

It's a vertitable buffet of bizjets from Cessna Aircraft Company... as Monday, the company introduced the Citation XLS+ at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference and annual meeting. Cessna says the new XLS adds the latest capabilities and technologies to the world's best-selling business jet.

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Alteon Names Sherry Carbary As New President

Comes From Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Alteon Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced recently that Sherry Carbary has been named president of the company. Carbary will be responsible for Alteon's business performance and day-to-day operations.

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Pilatus Announces Next-Generation PC-12 Program

More Power, Glass Cockpit Upgrades For Popular Turboprop

Pilatus revealed today that it has a program underway to certify the Next Generation PC-12. The company’s flagship business turboprop will receive several major enhancements, including fully integrated avionics, a new cockpit design, higher performance, and advanced systems.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.16.06

An accident claims the life of yet another popular air show performer...
The FAA places new restrictions on planes flying around Manhattan...
And Phil Boyer says he's had enough of the politi

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.16.06

An accident claims the life of yet another popular air show performer...
The FAA places new restrictions on planes flying around Manhattan...
And Phil Boyer says he's had enough of the politi

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ANN Special Feature: George Bye, ATG Javelin 10.16.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with George Bye, Chairman of Aviation Technology Group, Inc., about how the forthcoming Javelin executive jet differs from other very-light jets, and when we can look forwa

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AirGator Releases 'Ultimate' NAVAir Electronic Flight Bag

Offers Choice Of XM, Sirius Satellite Weather Services

New York-based AirGator Inc. unveiled its next generation electronic flight bag (EFB) Monday at the 2006 National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, FL.

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Sierra To Show Stallion at NBAA 2006

Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas has received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Stallion. A Cessna Citation 500/501SP featuring the more powerful Williams FJ44-2A engines, the Stallion is the latest in Sierra’s Citation product improvement program.

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Avidyne/S-Tec Intro Retrofit Alliant Integrated Flight Deck For King Air 200s

ANN Flies First Alliant-Equipped Aircraft on Display at NBAA; STC Approval Imminent

NBAA 2006 got off to a great start as ANN sampled the latest wares from Avidyne and S-Tec with its usual disruptive aplomb... with an abrupt engine cut, in full-on approach mode, while shooting the localizer at Lakeland, FL... and letting a new flight deck from Avidyne and S-Tec do the chores with very little disruption and NO pilot intervention.

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Spectrum Aeronautical To Unveil S-40 Freedom Jet At NBAA 2006

Larger Bizjet Will Use New GE Honda HF120 Engine

Despite the unfortunate loss of its prototype plane earlier this year, Spectrum Aeronautical is not slowing down in its goal of offering lightweight business jets. In fact, the company told ANN it plans to announce the development of a second jet at the National Business Aviation Association 2006 conference.

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President Bush Signs Wright Agreement Into Law

But FAA Approval Needed Before It Goes Into Effect

It's in the FAA's hand now. Yes, we shudder a little at that statement, too... but there's little reason for the agency to put a stop to a landmark agreement calling for an end to the Wright Amendment in North Texas.

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Middle East BizAv Group Coming To Orlando

MEBAA Attends NBAA Ahead Of MEBA... Got That?

A not-for-profit group founded in July to further business aviation interests in the Middle East will make its first official appearance at the National Business Aviation Association conference kicking off Tuesday in Orlando, FL.

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First Female Thunderbird Says 'Warrior Spirit' Unites All USAF Officers

Major: Man Or Woman, It's An Honor To Serve

Women have served in the Air Force for years, making valuable contributions... but gender and race differences have never been an important factor in accomplishing the Air Force mission, the first woman pilot on the Air Force Thunderbirds said during a recent speech at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Klyde Morris (10.16.06)

Klyde Offers Insight Into Political Machinations In The Windy City...

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Israeli Company To Unveil Family Of Broadband Antennas At NBAA

Let The Wireless Internet Wars Begin Anew!

Those who recall our coverage of last year's National Business Aviation Association conference know how much the ANN staff enjoyed learning about the wide range of wireless internet systems available for bizav operators. Well, this year looks to be no exception... as one manfacturer plans to introduce what it calls the world's fastest wireless broadband antenna systems at NBAA 2006.

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FAA Approves New Aid For MD10, MD11 Pilots

navAero Earns Another STC For Its tBagC2 Class II EFB

Aero-News has learned the navAero tBag C2 has just been granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) as a Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag system on the MD-10/MD-11 series aircraft.

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Downing Aviation Associates Announces Contract With Lakeside Aviation, LLC

DAA To Help Firm Explore Growth Strategies

The show, technically, has yet to begin... but already there's news coming out of this year's National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, FL.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.16.06): Flying Speed, Part 3

Aero-Tips!

We've been reviewing the FAA's list of the Top 10 causes of pilot-error accidents, which includes failure to attain or maintain flying speed. We've already discussed speed control for takeoff and landing. Now let's discuss airspeed control in abnormal situations, and in emergencies.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.16.06)

Aero-Linx!

As the name might give away, this site was designed with safety in mind. Providing aviation news and more importantly, safety information is the goal of this informal group of professionals in the aviation world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.16.06): TFR

Aero-Terms!

Temporary Flight Restrictions designate an area within which "temporary flight restrictions" apply. These are usually associated with some notable incident on the surface.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.16.06)

"What we need to concentrate on is what we have in common, which is that warrior spirit that's in all of our hearts, that has created us the way we are -- to choose to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves."

Source: US Air Force Major Nicole Malachowski, in a speech last week at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, at Arlington National Cemetery. Malachowski is the first female pilot in the 52-year history of the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team.

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