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July 17, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Diamond's Peter Maurer 07.18.06

It's almost as if Diamond Aircraft snuck one past us. The new and improved DA-40... with all the extras now standard... and a fabulous new speed envelope to boot. ANN's Jim Campbell broke this stor

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OSH Special Feature: Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier Asks, "Is Aviation Ready For The Next Generation?" Part Two 07.18.06

Cirrus boss Alan Klapmeier left us on something of a distressing note yesterday... in part one of our Oshkosh special feature. Just a few days ahead of the world's biggest air show... as the indust

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.18.06

Discovery is home... even as NASA begins moving Atlantis closer to launch...

Airbus unveils the new and improved A350... all five of 'em.

And like it or not...the A380 takes center

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.18.06

Discovery is home... even as NASA begins moving Atlantis closer to launch...

Airbus unveils the new and improved A350... all five of 'em.

And like it or not...the A380 takes center

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Check This Out! ANN, Seattle Avionics Unveil Special Oshkosh FreeFlight Offer

And We Do Mean 'Free!'

OK, folks... here's another one of those really cool Oshkosh-goodies we've been hinting at... and the best part about it is, you can keep using it long after the final plane has departed Wittman Field.

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UT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2920 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 14:02 UTC Location: 22 Miles South of Cedar City, Utah near ST GEORGE VOR/DME (OZN) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2895 Issue Date: July 17, 2006 at 1:48 UTC Location: Baker, Nevada near ELY VOR/DME (ELY) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MT TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2868 Issue Date: July 16, 2006 at 18:23 UTC Location: 20 Miles North East and East of Billings, Montana Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Salt Lake (ZLC) Center, 801-320-2560

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MN TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2815 Issue Date: July 16, 2006 at 1:16 UTC Location: 25 Miles North West of Grand Marais, Minnesota 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 Pilots May Contact: Minneapolis (ZMP) Center, 651-463-5580

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2772 Issue Date: July 15, 2006 at 7:02 UTC Location: Cabazon, California near PALM SPRINGS VORTAC (PSP) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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WY TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2750 Issue Date: July 15, 2006 at 3:51 UTC Location: Devils Tower, Wyoming near GILLETTE VOR/DME (GCC) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Denver (ZDV) Center, 303-651-4248

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2748 Issue Date: July 15, 2006 at 2:28 UTC Location: Entiat, Washington near WENATCHEE VOR/DME (EAT) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2739 Issue Date: July 15, 2006 at 0:02 UTC Location: Modesto, California near MODESTO VOR/DME (MOD) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Oakland (ZOA) Center, 510-745-3331

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Boeing Announces 737, 747F Orders At Farnborough

...But May Have Jumped The Gun On Qatar 777 Order

While rival Airbus revealed its plans for an entirely new plane to do battle with the Boeing 787 on the first day of Farnborough 2006, just down the way Boeing announced two new orders for existing planes... and, almost, a third.

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If At First You Don't Succeed: Airbus Confirms New Design For NextGen Widebody

A350-XWB Family Will Costs $10 Billion To Develop

The rumors/gossip/rampant speculation we've heard over the past several months regarding Airbus' stillborn A350 were confirmed Monday, as Airbus' new President and CEO, Christian Streiff, confirmed the company's plans for an all-new family of aircraft, dubbed the A350-XWB.

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Cessna Celebrates EASA Certifications At Farnborough

Also Says Mustang Cert Right On Track

At this year's International Air Show in Farnborough, England, Cessna Aircraft Company announced it received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Citation CJ1+ March 13, the Citation CJ2+ July 10 and the Citation CJ3 June 16. Cessna also took the opportunity to share news on the progress of the next Citation jet slated to join the lineup: the Citation Mustang VLJ.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.17.06

Aero-Craft 101... AND, A Special Oshkosh Feature!

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.17.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.17.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 07.17.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner's thoughts on the importance of earning an ATP rating.)

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Pilot Identified In Hillsboro Air Show Accident

Plane Appeared To Lose Power Before Going Down

The pilot of a 1951 Hawker Hunter that went down Sunday afternoon at the Oregon International Air Show in the Portland suburb of Hillsboro has been identified.

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OSH Special Feature: Cirrus Design's Alan Klapmeier Asks, "Is Aviation Ready For The Next Generation?" 07.17.06

As we prepare for the year's biggest event in North American aviation... AirVenture 2006... Cirrus Design chief Alan Klapmeier has a question. Is aviation ready for the revolution that's now taking

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Discovery Lands At Kennedy

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.17.06 0915 EDT: These guys make it look so easy... as moments ago, the shuttle Discovery came in for a picture-perfect landing on Runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center.

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Ten Years Ago: The Downing Of TWA 800

Victims' Families Call For Action On Fuel Tank Safety

It was 10 years ago today -- July 17, 1996 -- that TWA Flight 800 exploded in the sky above the Atlantic Ocean... crashing into the water and killing all 230 people on board.

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Furloughed Pilots Refusing Recall?

Many Saying It Just Isn't Worth It

As the airlines slowly recover from those terrible days following 9/11... they're starting to recall flight crews. As many as 8,000 were furloughed as the economic disaster that befell this industry unfolded. But now that some of them are being asked to return to work... many are saying, in essence, "Hell no, we won't go."

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Neighbors Fight FAA Over Traffic Rerouting

Residents Claim To Be "In It For The Long Haul"

Backed by local and state officials, residents of Delaware County in Southeastern Pennsylvania are gearing up for a huge fight with the FAA over plans to reroute Eastern Seaboard traffic over their houses.

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Klyde Morris (07.17.06)

Klyde's Insurance Covers The Important Stuff...

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NWA To Replace Some Ground Workers With Contractors

All In The Name Of Cost Cutting

One legacy carrier -- Northwest Airlines, still in the throes of bankruptcy -- is still in the process of cutting jobs. Now comes word that many of those jobs will be filled by outside contractors.

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Seven Days To Oshkosh... And ANN Is Bringing You Some Neat New Features!

ANN Unveils Special Oshkosh Aero-Casts!

How did this happen? We have just SEVEN days (eep!) to go before the aviation version of Christmas -- this year's AirVenture celebration -- kicks off in Oshkosh, WI.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.17.06): The Lifted Index In Action

Aero-Tips!

It's hot and humid -- will thunderstorms pop up?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.06)

Aero-Linx!

A whole museum dedicated to the DC-3 and its variants.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.06): Jet Route

Aero-Terms!

Air routes above 18,000 feet, up to and including FL450.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.17.06)

"Every single time there is some international incident, oil jumps five bucks a barrel. The pilot thinks: 'I just relocated my family once, and I'm going to have to relocate them again, and some unknown event will happen. Some airline will panic and furlough me again.' They just don't want to get caught in that whipsaw."

Source: Air Line Pilots Association President Duane Woerth on reports that as many as four out of five pilots furloughed after 9/11 are telling airlines 'no thanks' when called back to work.

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