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July 02, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.03.06

No go... again... for Discovery...

The top Frenchmen at EADS and Airbus... gone.

And does Marion Blakey have a lock on a Bush cabinet nomination? Phil Boyer says... no.

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ANN Special Feature: AOPA's Phil Boyer on Mineta, Blakey and more 07.03.06

Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta leaves office on Friday... and at this point... we still don't know who the Bush Administration wants to replace him. Could it be FAA Administrator Marion Blake

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.03.06

No go... again... for Discovery...

The top Frenchmen at EADS and Airbus... gone.

And does Marion Blakey have a lock on a Bush cabinet nomination? Phil Boyer says... no....

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For Second Day, Weather Scrubs Discovery Launch

Next Chance: Independence Day!

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.02.06 1500 EDT -- For the second day in a row, the weatherman's predictions of storm clouds hanging over the scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery have come true... as NASA was forced to stand down from its countdown for the second day in a row.

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OK Airport Rampage Damages Aircraft

Vandal Later Dies Attempting To Evade Police

A truly bizarre tale of airport vandalism has resulted in some extraordinary damage to a number of aircraft at the Perry OK airport and has also resulted in the death of the vandal who caused the damage.

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EADS Scores LUH Win

EADS Selected to Provide Army's LUH; UH-145 to Be Produced in Columbus, Mississippi

EADS North America tells ANN that the UH-145 military helicopter has been selected by the U.S. Army as its next-generation Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). The LUH requirement is for up to 352 aircraft with a potential total program life-cycle value of $3 billion.

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ISS Awaits Discovery

ISS Status Report #33, 4 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 30, 2006

The Expedition 13 crew welcomed a Russian resupply ship this week and prepared for the arrival of Space Shuttle Discovery.

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UPS, Pilots Reach Accord in Contract Negotiations

The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines have concluded a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The agreement provides for wage and pension improvements and a variety of changes to work rules. It also enables the company to reward its pilots in a responsible manner, maintaining the flexibility needed to serve customers and expand the business while remaining competitive.

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USAF: Highly Modified C-130 Ready For Action

The beginning of an era for Robins Air Force Base and the warfighters of Air Force Special Operations Command was marked June 28 as the first-of-its-kind MC-130W was presented to Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley, AFSOC commander, in a ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Ga..

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AOPA: NTSB Not The Law On Service Bulletins

AOPA says the that service bulletins aren't mandatory for Part 91 aircraft owners, regardless of what the NTSB says. And now AOPA is asking the FAA to remain firm in upholding that longstanding policy and interpretation of the law.

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NBAA Updates Scheduling for 2007 Regional Forums

The NBAA has updated the scheduled dates for its 2007 Business Aviation Regional Forums.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.02.06): Hydroplaning

Aero-Tips!

Landing on a wet runway? Beware of hydroplaning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the contributions of Marine Corps aviators and the ground support personnel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.06): HUD

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A Heads Up Display visually presents required symbology for flight and weapons firing on a partially reflective beam splitter and superimposed on real world image.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.02.06)

"This tentative agreement has been unanimously approved and endorsed by both the IPA Executive Board and its pilot negotiating committee and is one we will present to our membership for ratification without hesitation... It includes immediate improvements to pay as well as percentage increases in future years while also improving pension benefits and work rules."

Source: IPA President Tom Nicholson, following the successful tentative agreement signed between the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines, for a new labor contract.

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