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December 18, 2006

FL Judge Upholds Rule Against Building Planes At Home

City Ordinance Also Says Aircraft Must Be Garaged

A blow to homebuilders in Duval County, FL, near Jacksonville... as a judge has upheld a city ordinance that forbids people from building or working on airplanes at their homes.

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Ahead Of Restructuring Plan, Delta Increases In Value

Carrier Now Worth More Than USAG Bid

Despite the seeming turmoil surrounding US Airways Group's hostile takeover bid for Delta Air Lines, investors haven't wavered in their support for the Atlanta-based carrier. In fact, thanks to their dollars, bankrupt Delta is now worth more than the $8.4 billion merger offering.

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ULA Offers Jobs To Former Boeing Workers

More Than 900 Asked To Relocate

The newly-formed United Launch Alliance -- a partnership formed between once-rivals Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- has offered a relocation package to more than 900 displaced Boeing employees in California. The company expects about a third of them to accept jobs in Denver, CO.

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Boeing Adds Five More To Its Order Book

Three 787s, Two 777 Freighters For Existing Customers

The people at Boeing were busy this weekend... and not with holiday shopping. The American manufacturer added two new orders to its 2006 order book, for a total of five of its most popular planes.

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Second Navy Global Hawk UAV Arrives At NAS Patuxent River

Ready For Action...

Aero-News has learned the second of two US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD) unmanned aircraft arrived on December 6 at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD following an 11.1 hour flight. The aircraft flew from Edwards Air Force Base, CA where it had been undergoing acceptance tests and supporting recent Navy demonstrations over Hawaii.

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Chinese Airline Fined For REALLY Low-Cost Tickets

And You Thought American LCCs Were Cheap...

A Chinese low-cost carrier has been fined by the government, for selling really, REALLY cheap tickets that violated price controls.

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Air Caraibes Signs For One Embraer 190

Caribbean Carrier Operates Two ERJ-145s, E-175

Embraer signed a contract with Air Caraibes to sell one Embraer 190 jet. The delivery is scheduled for late 2007 and the deal also includes an option for purchasing another aircraft of the same model.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.18.06

Aero-Craft 101: Self-Debriefing

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.18.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.18.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 12.18.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner's tips for conducting a debrief after every flight.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.18.06

A new Virginia spaceport sees it first launch...
The FAA finalizes its new Part 460 for space pilots...
...and is the FAA ready for controller retirements?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.18.06

A new Virginia spaceport sees it first launch...
The FAA finalizes its new Part 460 for space pilots...
...and is the FAA ready for controller retirements?

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Tom Turner on De-Briefing 12.18.06

Today, CFI Tom Turner tells us what we can learn from debriefing ourselves after every flight, and how to do it.

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Congress To Look At ATC Staffing In FAA Funding Plans

Blakey, Congress May Not See Eye-To-Eye

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey has said in the past she believes ATC hiring is keeping pace with retirements, contending there are sufficient controllers, overall, and planes are being moved safely and efficiently.

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Reminder! The Ultralight Transition Deadline Is Almost Here!

Tick, Tick, Tick...

The January 31, 2007 deadline for ultralight pilots to complete the sport pilot practical exam and knowledge test -- and take advantage of credit given during the transition period -- is fast approaching.

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Report: Space Junk An Increasing Threat To Satellites

It's The Global Warming, Man

Scientists report carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are helping to keep orbiting spacecraft airborne longer, by reducing atmospheric drag. There's no such thing as a free lunch, though... for the same effect also increases the threat that space junk poses to satellites.

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Fourth Spacewalk Scheduled For Discovery Astronauts

Will Try One Last Time To Retract Stubborn Array

The STS-116 crew spent Sunday preparing for the fourth spacewalk of its mission, to complete the retraction of the P6 solar array aboard the International Space Station. The extra spacewalk is scheduled for Monday, and was authorized by NASA over the weekend.

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Comair Accident Co-Pilot Hires Attorney

Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit From August Crash

The sole survivor of the August 27 crash of a Comair CRJ in Lexington, KY has hired an aviation litigation attorney to represent him in a lawsuit stemming from his role in the accident that claimed 49 lives.

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Three Lost in OK Bellanca Accident

Pilot Hospitalized, Then Arrested

Authorities have many questions after a 1972 Bellanca Viking went down in northeastern Oklahoma's Grand Lake Saturday night, killing three of its occupants. The pilot survived the accident, but was later arrested on charges of alcohol intoxication and manslaughter.

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Northwestern Storm Affects SeaTac Flights

Power Outages Add To Wx-Related Woes

Friday was not a good day to be flying in or out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport... in fact, it came at the end of an altogether lousy week for weather the Pacific Northwest. But Friday, in particular, hit travellers hard.. with inoperable ticketing counters and baggage-claim carousels in an area where American and Delta flights arrive and depart.

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Personal Air Purifier Fire Forces Continental Landing

Don't Let This Happen To You

A passenger wearing a personal air purifier around his neck got more than fresh air when the device malfunctioned, and caught fire about an hour into a flight from Houston to Portland, OR.

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First Falcon 7X Arrives In Little Rock For Completion

Certification Expected In Early '07

Dassault Falcon’s Little Rock, AR completion center recently accepted the first Falcon 7X (s/n 05) for completion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.18.06): Graphical Categorical Outlook

Aero-Tips!

It's on the first page on the FAA's Aviation Weather Center (AWC) website. And it provides a wealth of information for your strategic flight planning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.18.06)

Aero-Linx!

Want some juicy gossip from Flight Attendants about the passengers they serve, including celebrities? The site is also a useful cornucopia of information for FA’s as well.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.18.06): FBO

Aero-Terms!

Fixed Base Operator -- An airport-based business which parks, services, fuels and may repair aircraft; often rents aircraft and provides flight training. The term was coined to differentiate FBOs from businesses or individuals without an established place of business on the airport.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.18.06)

"In the long haul, it means we have to be even more assiduous about not letting miscellaneous pieces of metal float about."

Source: Stanley Solomon, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, on his group's study on the effects global warming has on objects floating above Earth.

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