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May 05, 2006

FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7009 Issue Date: May 05, 2006 at 16:36 UTC Location: Melbourne, Florida near MELBOURNE VOR/DME (MLB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: May 06, 2006 at 1:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miami (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1588

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.05.06

X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis On The Lunar Lander Challenge

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.05.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- X-Prize Foundation Chairman Dr. Peter Diamandis: 05.05.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Peter Diamandis on the new Lunar Lander Challenge.)

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Aero-News Alert: X Prize, NASA Join Forces To Offer $2.5M Lunar Lander Challenge

Competition To Take Place At 2006 X Prize Cup

Thanks to the efforts of the X Prize Foundation, commercial space flight is a reality -- and now, in collaboration with NASA's Centennial Challenge program, the foundation is setting its sights on a new goal... the moon.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.06

Goodbye radar... helllooo GPS.

But AOPA says... don't throw out other nav-aids just yet...

And search teams locate a major piece of Airbus wreckage in the Black Sea...

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.05.06

Goodbye radar... helllooo GPS.

But AOPA says... don't throw out other nav-aids just yet...

And search teams locate a major piece of Airbus wreckage in the Black Sea.

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ANN Special Feature: X-Prize Chairman Peter Diamandis on the New Lunar Lander Challenge 05.05.06

Commercial space flight is a reality, thanks to the X-Prize Foundation. Now... Foundation Chairman Peter Diamandis is setting his sights on a new goal. In cooperation with NASA's Centennial Challen

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Ukraine's Dniproavia Calls Upon German Av Authorities To Stop Blocking Routes

Ukrainian regional airline, Dniproavia, is publicly requesting that the Department of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Germany reverse the revocation of its right to fly to Frankfurt and Berlin.

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LoPresti Expands 'Across The Pond'

LoPresti Aviation tells ANN that they are expanding their partnership program into the European market. LoPresti Aviation has partnered with Nayak Aircraft Service Gmbh, one of Europe's leading jet aviation centers, to certify their “Boom Beam” for the Hawker jet series with EASA.

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First European S-76D Customers Sign On Dotted Line

Lotsa Business Being Signed At EBACE

Sikorsky Aircraft has concluded position assignment agreements with Premier Aviation Services Ltd. of Ireland for two S-76D helicopters. This represents the first European customer for the S-76D, and both aircraft will be used for VIP and executive transport missions.

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Higher Class Aviation Brings A Touch Of Italy To SoCal

San Diego Skies To Host The Tecnam Sierra

Molto bello. Representatives Higher Class Aviation, manufacturer of the "Super Hornet" light sport airplane, told ANN Thursday they will don their international hats this weekend, as they demonstrate the Italian-made Tecnam Sierra to prospective customers.

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Boeing Boosts 777 Maintenance Program

Reduces Airlines' Maintenance Costs, Increases Revenue-Generating Flying Time

Recent improvements to the scheduled maintenance program for the Boeing 777 promise to reduce airlines' maintenance costs and increase the time a 777 airplane is in revenue-generating service.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-12 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300-600, A310-200, and A310-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2006-09-10 MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-09-10 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model SA-365 N1, AS-365 N2, N3, SA 366 G1, and EC-155B and B1 helicopters.

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FAA Aims To Nix Radar By 2014, Convert To GPS-Based ATC

But What About The Cost... And Backup Systems?

It's a little early, but officials at the FAA have already started on their Christmas list... and at the top of that list is a national air traffic control system utilizing GPS -- and ONLY GPS -- technology by the year 2014.

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Blended Wing Prototype Begins Wind Tunnel Tests

Remote-Control Scale Model To Fly Before End Of '06

Is it the military's aerial tanker/transport/bomber of the future... or a future Boeing A380-fighter (and successor to the cancelled Sonic Cruiser program)? Well, it could one day be both... but at the moment, the X-48B is an eight-and-one-half-percent scale model of an advanced concept, fuel-efficient "blended wing" airplane designed and built to test the concept of Blended Wing Body aircraft at NASA's Langley Research Center.

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Boeing Chief Sees Progress In Airbus Subsidy Dispute

Could there be a light at the end of the transatlantic tunnel? Boeing CEO Jim McNerney says things may be looking up in the ongoing dispute between the US and the EU over government subsidies to airplane manufacturers.

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Search Crews Locate Fuselage Of Armavia A320

Now Attempting To Recover Flight Recorders

Diving crews in the Black Sea off the coast of the Russian resort town of Sochi say they have located the fuselage of the Armavia A320 that went down Tuesday night, killing all 113 people onboard. Russian news services report crews are now focused locating the aircraft's flight data recorders.

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Klyde Morris 05.05.06

Oh Klyde... That Just Plain Hurts!

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Raytheon Considers New Business Jet

Slated Between Hawker 850XP, Hawker 400XP

Raytheon Aircraft is said to be working on a new business jet to fill the product gap between its Hawker 850XP midsize jet and the Hawker 400XP light jet -- a segment currently occupied by Bombardier's Learjet 45, and the Citation XLS from Cessna.

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'Hanoi Taxi' To Retire At National Museum Of The Air Force

USAF's Last C-141 Starlifter Gets Fitting Sendoff

More than 120 former prisoners from the Vietnam War and their families will help the Air Force Reserve Command's 445th Airlift Wing retire the Air Force's last C-141 Starlifter, the "Hanoi Taxi," during festivities May 5 and 6.

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AgustaWestland Selects BAE Systems To Design HEAT Flight Computer

First Fully Electronic Helicopter Fly-By-Wire System 

As part of its Helicopter Electro Actuation Technology (HEAT) program for the U.K. Royal Navy’s EH101 Merlin helicopter fleet, AgustaWestland has awarded a $32 million contract to BAE Systems for the development of the digital flight control computer. HEAT will be the first electromechanical fly-by-wire system installed on a helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.05.06): Thunderstorm Do's And Don'ts

Aero-Tips!

The best advice: don’t. Don't fly in thunderstorms. Don't fly close to thunderstorms. Don't fly under thunderstorms and, in almost all cases, don't try to fly over thunderstorms.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.05.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you need “enlightenment” about picking your airline seat this is the place.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.05.06): Eclipse

Aero-Terms!

Occultation of one celestial body by another which passes between it and the observer. Several different types: solar, lunar, annular, bizjet.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.05.06)

"I'm beginning to see signs that the two governments are increasing the pace of their dialogue, and I'm supportive of that."

Source: Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, speaking to reporters in Paris about possible progress and easing of tensions between the US and European Union in their politely contentious battle over aircraft trade subsidies.

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GA TFR: 05.11.06 - 05.14.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6860 Issue Date: May 04, 2006 at 11:38 UTC Location: Robins AFB, Georgia near MACON VORTAC (MCN) Beginning Date and Time: May 11, 2006 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 14, 2006 at 20:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-15 teams and the U.S. Army Silver Wings Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Robins (WRB) Air Traffic Control Tower, 478-926-2114

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6939 Issue Date: May 04, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Location: 50 MILES NORTHEAST OF LAS VEGAS , Nevada Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 05.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6949 Issue Date: May 04, 2006 at 23:45 UTC Location: Tampa, Florida Beginning Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 09, 2006 at 17:45 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 05.11.06 - 05.14.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6916 Issue Date: May 04, 2006 at 17:29 UTC Location: Fort Worth NAS JRB, Fort Worth, Texas near RANGER VORTAC (FUZ) Beginning Date and Time: May 11, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 14, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Texas Thunder 2006 Air Show Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Regional (D10) Approach Control, 972-615-2561

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