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May 03, 2006

ANN Special Feature: NBAA Pres. Ed Bolen at EBACE in Geneva 05.04.06

The European Business Aviation Conference and Expo is underway in Geneva, Switzerland... and by all indications. Ed Bolen is president of the NB-Double-A here in the US... and says the conference a

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6820 Issue Date: May 03, 2006 at 19:29 UTC Location: Melbourne, Florida near MELBOURNE VOR/DME (MLB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: May 04, 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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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.04.06

A verdict in the Moussaoui death penalty case...

113 people are dead after an Airbus crash in Southern Russia...

And changes in rules that govern airline management in the US will h

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.04.06

A verdict in the Moussaoui death penalty case...

113 people are dead after an Airbus crash in Southern Russia...

And changes in rules that govern airline management in the US will h

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Jurors Hand Moussaoui Life In Prison For Role In 9/11

The jury has spoken... and confessed al-Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui will not be sentenced to death for what prosecutors said was Moussaoui's role in the attacks on 9/11. Moussaoui will instead serve a life sentence in federal prison, without the possibility of parole.

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6811 Issue Date: May 03, 2006 at 18:37 UTC Location: 7 Miles South, Arivaca, Arizona near NOGALES VOR/DME (OLS) 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: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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NASA Selects Its Next ISS Crew

Expedition 14 To Include Two Veterans, First-Timer

A veteran of three spaceflights will be joined by a resident of the International Space Station, and an astronaut making her first flight into space when Expedition 14 lifts off later this year, NASA officials announced Tuesday.

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Urgent CAA AD: DCA/Brantly

Applicability: Model B-2, B-2A and B-2B aircraft, S/Ns 2001 onward, fitted with a vertical shaft P/N 249-10, and Model B-2, B-2A, and B-2B aircraft, all S/Ns, fitted with a vertical shaft P/N 249-10 purchased after 1994.

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Northwest Pilots Vote To Ratify New Contract

Over 63 Percent Of Pilots Voted For Deal 

Calling the agreement "a painful but necessary part of a successful restructuring of Northwest Airlines," ALPA Master Executive Council Chairman Mark McClain issued a statement Wednesday morning to announce that, by a 63 percent majority, pilots at Northwest have voted to ratify their new five-and-a-half year contract with the airline.

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Spring Is Here! EAA AirVenture NOTAM Now Available

New Holding Pattern, NORDO Times, Change In Airshow Waiver

For some, the first telltale signs of spring are found not in blooming flowers and warmer temperatures -- no, for pilots it's not truly springtime until the Notice to Airmen for arrival and departure procedures for the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In are published.

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Airbus: We Don't Stand For SRO Seating

Option Was Considered In 2003, But Abandoned

Last week, several media sources -- including Aero-News -- picked up on a story from the New York Times regarding the idea that airlines could one day install near-vertical "seats" against the walls and bulkheads of their airliners, creating room for additional passengers to stand -- held in place by harnesses -- for the entire flight. On Tuesday, the paper issued a retraction of that story -- stating that while preparing the article, the Times' questions to Airbus were "imprecise."

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2004-03-15R1 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-03-15R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 airplanes.

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FL TFR: 05.04.06 - 05.07.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6773 Issue Date: May 03, 2006 at 13:30 UTC Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida near FORT LAUDERDALE VOR/DME (FLL) Beginning Date and Time: May 04, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 07, 2006 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds, other demonstration teams and the U.S. Army golden Knights Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) Air Traffic Control Tower, 954-359-5683

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.03.06

On The Road With EAA's Sport Pilot Tour

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.03.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.03.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- EAA's Ron Wagner: 05.03.06 (ANN Special Feature, with EAA field relations manager Ron Wagner on the Sport Pilot Tour.)

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Cessna Announces Mideast Citation Sales At EBACE2006

Four Citations To Dubai Charter Company, Seven To Sales Operation

At EBACE2006 in Geneva, Switzerland Wednesday, Cessna Aircraft Company announced the sale of four new business aircraft to Gulf Jet-UAE, the first aircraft charter company in Dubai. Cessna also announced the sale of seven new Citations to Wallan Aviation, Cessna's authorized sales representative in the Middle East.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.03.06

Whatever happened to Capstone?

An NTSB finding in the Ebersol crash...

And a flap down under over drug testing in the aviation industry.

Sponsored By...

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ANN Special Feature: EAA's Ron Wagner 05.03.06

Ron Wagner is the EAA's manager of field relations... and he's on the road these days. What's that all about? Jim Campbell caught up with Ron not long ago and asked him.

Sponsored By...

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.03.06

Whatever happened to Capstone?

An NTSB finding in the Ebersol crash...

And a flap down under over drug testing in the aviation industry...

...and more.

Sponsored By.

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Aero-News Alert: Armenian A320 Down In Black Sea

Aircraft Operated by Armavia

Authorities now say that 113 passenger and crewmembers were onboard the Armavia Airlines A320 that went down in the Black Sea Tuesday night -- and that it appears no one could have survived the accident.

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Eclipse Announces Eastern European Distributor For Its VLJ

Strategy To Be Focused Initially On Russia, Ukraine and Turkey

At EBACE2006 Tuesday, Eclipse Aviation Corporation announced a partnership with ETIRC Aviation Europe (ETIRC Aviation), a new company that will drive sales and service for the Eclipse 500 very-light-jet throughout countries such as Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and other CIS states.

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Vintage Aerobatic Team Seeks New HQ, More Aircraft

Starfighters To Tennessee... Via Italy?

The skies over Chattanooga, TN may soon be home to some of the most storied Cold War fighters around... at least, if Rick Svetkoff has his way.

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Australian Gov't Wants Drug, Alcohol Tests For Aviation Workers

And Transport Official Wants Local Authorities To Help

Union leaders and civil libertarians are in an uproar down under, as the federal government in Australia wants to enlist local police to help enforce mandatory drug tests now proposed for the entire aviation industry.

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Capstone Goes Off The Glass In Alaska

FAA Says Too Many Signatures Were On ATC Screens

Just as the Alaska Region of the Federal Aviation Administration was receiving accolades from the Alaska Air Carriers Association for its part in creating and implementing the Capstone program, national program officials shut off parts of the program.

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Congressman Tells Airbus: You Want Tanker Contract? Give Up EU Launch Aid

Subsidy Battle Not Limited To Commercial Aircraft

A member of Congress gave Airbus a bit of friendly advice last week regarding the European aerospace consortium's bid to supply the US Air Force with a new aerial tanker: if you want the USAF contract, then give up launch subsidies from European governments.

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Hawaii Business Loses Plane, Now Faces Investigation

Was Company Operating Illegal Air Taxi Operation?

A Hawaiian company that lost a plane on the island of Molokai Sunday may have been illegally operating the Partenavia P68 Observer as an air taxi, according to the FAA.

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Air Force Helps Bring Smiles To Iraqi Children

"Operation Smile" Helps Kids Get Medical Attention

As they stepped into the large, gray military cargo plane, their eyes widened and their expressions were equal parts wonder and bewilderment. This was the first time many of the Iraqi children and their parents had ever flown in an airplane, and none had ever been in an aircraft as large as the U.S. Air Force's C-17 Globemaster III.

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Frontier Orders Its First A320s

10 More Planes For All-Airbus Fleet

Frontier Airlines of Denver, CO finalized a contract Tuesday for six A320s, the first time the low-cost carrier has selected that particular aircraft type in the A320 family. The order comes less than one year after Frontier converted to an all-Airbus operator.

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Not The Plane's Fault... But Tuesday Was Not The Best Day For The EMB-145

Two Landing Gear Incidents Receive National Attention

Some days, it's just better to stay in the hangar... and that was the case for two Embraer 145 regional jets Tuesday, as the jets -- flying for different carriers -- experienced apparent landing gear tire failures at airports over 900 miles apart. Those incidents resulted in a fair amount of national media attention, but no injuries.

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EBACE2006 Gets Off To Strong Start For Boeing Business Jets

Six New Orders Announced; "C" Model In Works

One day before the official start of EBACE2006 in Geneva, Boeing Business Jets announced it has won six new orders for the bizjet-configured 737s, increasing total program sales to 108 aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.03.06): Course Reversal: In The Hold

Aero-Tips!

A holding pattern-style course reversal is a technique to line up on the approach course while remaining relatively close to the depicted fix. If you’re lined up and ready to go before reaching the fix, you do not need to make a "full turn" in the hold.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.03.06)

Aero-Linx!

We all know that NASA is a fake and that we never landed on the moon, right?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.03.06): EASA

Aero-Terms!

European Aviation Safety Agency -- Replacement agency for the JAA.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.03.06)

"It's got some advantages but it equally has some disadvantages... we want to know what the parameters are and how the process will be introduced. None of this has been talked about. It has just been legislation by press release."

Source: Laurie Cox -- spokesperson for The Australian Federation for Air Pilots (AFAP), which represents about 2,500 pilots throughout the nation -- on the Australian government's proposed testing program for all "safety sensitive" personnel in the country's aviation industry.

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OK TFR: 05.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6677 Issue Date: May 02, 2006 at 15:04 UTC Location: Enid/Stillwater, Oklahoma Beginning Date and Time: May 06, 2006 at 13:20 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 06, 2006 at 17:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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