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October 31, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.01.06

Mooney Aircraft opts for private ownership...
The NTSB has determined what led to a February 2005 runway overrun accident...
...and the shuttle will return to Hubble after all.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.01.06

Mooney Aircraft opts for private ownership...
The NTSB has determined what led to a February 2005 runway overrun accident...
...and the shuttle will return to Hubble after all.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2: Aircraft Accident Reporting 11.01.06

ANN's Paul Plack and Jim Campbell discuss when, why and how ANN covers aircraft accidents.

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WY TFR: 11.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4884 Issue Date: October 31, 2006 at 14:38 UTC Location: Laramie, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: November 04, 2006 at 16:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 04, 2006 at 18:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MO TFR: 11.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4878 Issue Date: October 31, 2006 at 12:15 UTC Location: Springfield, Missouri Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 3:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 17:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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MT TFR: 11.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4881 Issue Date: October 31, 2006 at 13:04 UTC Location: Billings, Montana Beginning Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 17:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NV TFR: 11.02.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4879 Issue Date: October 31, 2006 at 12:21 UTC Location: Elko, Nevada Beginning Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 20:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 02, 2006 at 23:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Official: Boeing Won't Follow Airbus To China

Will Not Open 'Symbolic' Factory

It's no secret that China is booming right now, especially when it comes to commercial airline orders. European planemaker Airbus is locked in a fierce battle for those orders with its American rival, Boeing... and you'd think Airbus gained a definite upperhand last week, when it announced plans to build a production facility in China.

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Chilean Police Force Orders Four A109 Power Helicopters

Representatives with AgustaWestland told ANN Tuesday the company has been awarded a contract by the Carabineros de Chile to supply four A109 Power helicopters to perform a wide range of applications including law enforcement, search and rescue and transport duties.

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NASA Makes It Official: Shuttle Will Visit Hubble One Last Time

STS-125 Mission Will Service Orbiting Telescope

Shuttle astronauts will make one final house call to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of a mission to extend and improve the observatory's capabilities through 2013.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.31.06

Reporting On Aviation Accidents, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.31.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.31.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Reporting On Aviation Accidents, Part One: 10.31.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Paul Plack's and Jim Campbell's discussion on when, why and how Aero-News covers aircraft accidents.

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NTSB: Improper Loading Led To Teterboro Accident

Operator Also Failed To Maintain Control Over Part 135 Ops

In its final report adopted Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a February 2005 corporate jet accident at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, was the flight crew's failure to ensure the airplane was loaded within weight and balance limits and their attempt to take off with the center of gravity well forward of the forward takeoff limit, which prevented the airplane from rotating at the intended rotation speed.

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FAA Looks Into Newark Landing Incident

CO 757 Landed On Taxiway

Shades of SeaTac's infamous Taxiway Tango, except this time on the East Coast... Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration would like to know how the pilots of a Continental Airlines 757-200 mistook a narrow taxiway at Newark Liberty Airport last weekend, for the 150-foot wide runway that runs parallel to it.

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Mooney Announces Privatization Plans

Holding Group Plans To Buy Up Public Stock

Aero-News has learned Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd. announced Tuesday that MAG Holding Corp has filed a certificate of ownership and merger with the Delaware Secretary of State to merge MAG Holding with and into Mooney Aerospace -- meaning Mooney will soon cease to be a publicly-held company.

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AD: Airbus Pilot Seats

Pilots Could Lose Control If Seats Move

Years ago, Cessna was hit with an Airworthiness Directive (AD) to ensure that its pilot seats would not suddenly fly back on its rails when the aircraft took off. Now Airbus is dealing with a similar issue.

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FAA Releases Fact Sheet On Airborne Networking

The Federal Aviation Administration predicts that as many as one billion passengers a year could be flying the nation's airways by the year 2015. While technology is changing with the blink of an eye, aviation users and industry partners are demanding that the national airspace system meet their growing needs and expectations.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-06 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional JetSeries 100 & 440) airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplane models identified above.

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PHX Tower Opening Delayed By FAA

Will Begin Ops In January 2007

Work on a new control tower at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is nearly complete... but the tower may stay vacant for a bit, as the FAA has decided to delay the opening until mid-to-late January 2007, in order to address final safety concerns surrounding the project.

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Lockheed Martin Launches New Air Traffic Control System

URET May Save Airlines Over $600 Million In Fuel Costs

A new air traffic control system designed to safely route planes more efficiently has been deployed to all 20 Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) facilities across the United states. The FAA estimates the new system, called the User Request Evaluation Tool (URET), may save airlines 89.5 million nautical miles in travel distances... which works out to $626.5 million in fuel and operational costs.

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Emirates Cancels A340-600 Orders

Will Go With Boeings Instead

In a sign of growing discontent with European planemaker Airbus, on Monday Emirates cancelled its order for 10 long-range A340-600 airliners. The Dubai-based carrier also axed its options for 10 more of the planes.

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Unruly Passenger Restrained By Flight Attendants

Kicked Off Plane, FBI Says Man Not A Terrorist 

In yet another example that flight attendants aren't just there to get you peanuts and coffee, but are really concerned for your safety, a JetBlue Airbus A320 made an emergency landing in Orlando, FL to eject one its less desirable passengers.

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Israeli Air Force Buzzes German Naval Vessel

'Misunderstanding' Prompts High Level Talks Between Countries

In light of Germany's relationship with Israel, where both countries maintain extremely correct relations, it may seem improbable to imagine, but the two nations are having what amounts to a military dispute.

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Whidbey Island SAR Team Rescues Climber Off Coleman Glacier

A Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter air crew based out of Washington's Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) helped to save a fallen climber on Mount Baker October 21.

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It's Back! 'Parade Of Planes' Returns To AOPA Expo 2006

T-Minus Eight Days And Counting...

The ANN staff is gearing up for next week's AOPA Expo 2006 in Palm Springs... and, if the large number of crowded flights into Southern California next week are any indication, we're not the only ones planning to attend.

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Nighthawks Nearing Last Flights

F-117s Due To Retire

After 25 years of storied service, the F-117 Nighthawk -- the Air Force's first stealth fighter -- is about to retire.

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China Aims For 2007 Launch For Regional Jet

New Aircraft China's First Native Commercial Jet

China has announced its first homegrown commuter jet designed specifically to match the natural environment of that populous country.

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Airbus Courts El Al, Others

Israeli Airlines Usually Hang Their Star On Boeings

Airbus wants Israel to fly its planes so much that it is offering a fuel price guarantee to three Israeli airlines.

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Bombardier Delivers 100th Challenger 300

Jet Entered Service In January 2004

Bombardier announced Monday it has marked a major milestone by delivering its 100th Challenger 300 business jet manufactured.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.31.06): Beware Symmetry

Aero-Tips!

Check the airplane against informed expectations -- not just against the airplane itself.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.31.06)

Aero-Linx!

Many of the Aero-Linx presented has been museums, some off the beaten path, some mainstream. How many of those museums are accessible by aircraft?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.31.06): Virga

Aero-Terms!

Streaks or wisps of precipitation falling from a cloud but evaporating before reaching the ground. In certain cases, shafts of virga may precede a microburst.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.31.06)

"This is a strategic weapon that really reshaped how the Air Force looked at strategic warfare. It doesn't matter what defenses you put up, how deep you try to hide or how much you surround yourself with collateral damage, this airplane will come and get you."

Source: Lt. Col. Chris Knehans, commander of the 7th Fighter Squadron at New Mexico's Holloman Air Force Base, on the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter.

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