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December 11, 2005

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.12.05

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ANN Special Feature: Aerocomp's New Plane Developments -- 12.12.05

ANN Special Feature: Aerocomp's New Plane Developments -- 12.12.05

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Aerocomp President Steve Young.

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EAA Registers 1.2 Millionth Young Eagle

Already an unchallenged success, the EAA's Young Eagles program (the gift to aviation that keeps on giving, in our opinion), has notched up yet another pivotal milestone. The EAA Young Eagles program registered its 1.2 millionth Young Eagle flown December 8, at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh Wisconsin.

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Pilot Wins Big In Wrongful Termination Suit

Age-Discrimination Alleged

Pilot Doyle D. Baker, 63, formerly of PrivatAir, Inc., has prevailed in litigation against his former employer. The 3 week jury trial resulted in a massive $53.8M award in favor of Baker, against the Connecticut based company.

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Nigerian DC-9 Down, 103 Dead

Only Seven Survivors Reported

A Nigerian DC-9, flying under the livery of Sosoliso Airlines, went down during a landing attempt Saturday, with 110 persons on board. Some 103 people are currently listed as having perished in the crash leaving only seven known survivors.

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NASA's Cassini Images Reveal Spectacular Evidence of an Active Moon

Jets of fine, icy particles streaming from Saturn's moon Enceladus were captured in recent images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The images provide unambiguous visual evidence that the moon is geologically active.

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Lost Airmen Laid To Rest At Arlington

After spending the last 37 years entombed in a glacier, two Airmen were finally laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Korean Air Selects ARINC's Graphic/Text Weather Service

Seoul-based Korean Air has chosen the Graphic/Text Weather Service (G/TWS) from ARINC Incorporated to provide its pilots and air crews with the most current weather information available.

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Lufthansa Buys 12 CRJ900s

Bombardier Gets Some Good News For The Holidays

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Deutsche Lufthansa AG has signed a firm order to acquire 12 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets for its regional airline network. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

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AirAsia Initiates Total Fleet Renewal With Airbus A320

AirAsia has initiated a total fleet renewal with the delivery of the first of sixty A320s at an official ceremony held at the LIMA Airshow in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.11.05)

"This is another important milestone for the EAA Young Eagles program... While we recognize William and Gerald's flight, we also applaud the outstanding continuing support and enthusiasm for Young Eagles by our members. We extend our congratulations to all who have helped the program reach this unprecedented level of participation."

Source: Steve Buss, executive director of the EAA Young Eagles program, after announcing that the 1.2 Millionth Young Eagle has taken flight. 

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