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March 18, 2006

NBAA Urges Business Aviation Community To Speak Out Against User Fees

Website Creates Letter For Pilots To Send To Congress

The National Business Aviation Association says if you use a general aviation aircraft for business -- you are under attack.

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Compromise Reached In Moussaoui Penalty Trial

Prosecution May Call New Aviation Witnesses

Government attorneys attempting to prove that confessed al-Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui was connected to the events of 9/11 were handed a victory Friday by federal judge Leonie Brinkema, who ruled that the prosecution may present new witnesses to testify on aviation security matters.

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Embraer Adds AeroRepublica To E190 Customer List

Five Orders, Options For 20 More

Embraer announced this week that Colombian carrier AeroRepublica is the latest airline to chose the manufacturer's E190 regional jet, as part of the airline's overall modernization and expansion plan. The order is valued at US$ 175 million at list price, and also includes purchase options for an 20 additional aircraft.

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NASA Appoints Board To Investigate Shuttle Arm Incident

NASA has formed a board at the agency's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to investigate the March 4 incident that damaged Space Shuttle Discovery's remote manipulator system (shuttle arm).

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Sonex Announces New, Improved Website

Features Builder Search, Online Shopping

In addition to celebrating the recent first flight of an owner-built Y-tailed Waiex sportplane, representatives with Sonex Aircraft, LLC told Aero-News this week the company has also launched its new, vastly upgraded web presence and the new online Sonex Web Store.

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USS George Washington Sailors Test AIRSpeed Program

Aiming High For A More Efficient Navy

Sailors aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) are putting the latest concepts of Aviation Maintenance and logistics into practice on a daily basis, through a Chief of Naval Operations-mandated concept known as AIRSpeed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.18.06): Right Rudder


Add power and you need right rudder to track a straight line. Raise the nose to climb and you need right rudder to maintain coordinated flight. Why specifically do you need right rudder? Are there any times when left rudder is required to track a straight line?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.18.06)


For the purist in armament replication, Landis Whitsel’s Repligun Vintage Machine Gun Replicas in Waynesboro, (PA) is the place.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.18.06): CAVOK


Ceiling and Visibility ok. Good VFR, plan a shorter trip for that $100 hamburger.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.18.06)

"The government's proposed alternative remedy of allowing it to call untainted aviation witnesses or otherwise produce evidence not tainted by Ms. Martin has merit."

Source: Federal Court Judge Leonie Brinkema, on her decision to allow prosecutors to call on new aviation security witnesses in the penalty trial of accused 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-06-05 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-06-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 720 and 720B series airplanes.

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