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March 29, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.30.06

Lift-Off for the latest Soyuz Mission to the space station...

Caravan down in California...

And the FAA investigates a third close call at O'Hare.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.30.06

Lift-Off for the latest Soyuz Mission to the space station...

Caravan down in California...

And the FAA investigates a third close call at O'Hare...

...and more.

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ANN Special Feature: Gauges To Glass, Part I 03.30.05

On the cutting edge of general aviation is the new avionics we're seeing in almost every line of aircraft now. It's not at all inappropriate to say systems like the Garmin G-1000 and the Avidyne Integ

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Expedition 13 Off!

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 03.29.06 2130 EST: Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Jeff Williams, and Brazil's first astronaut Marcos Pontes launched moments ago aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, bound for a Friday rendezvous with the International Space Station.

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Report: Search Crews Enroute To Caravan Accident Site

Aircraft Was On Marketing Flight

ANN REALTIME UPDATE: 03.29.06 2000 EST: Cessna Aircraft has confirmed the plane that went down at approximately 5 pm Tuesday afternoon near Yucaipa, CA is a company-owned 208B Caravan, that was flying from Wichita to California on a marketing trip.

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An Airborne Delivery FedEx Didn't Want To Make

DC-10 Loses Engine Cowling Over NJ

No one was injured early Tuesday as pieces of a FedEx DC-10 cargo plane rained down on a neighborhood near Newark International Airport.

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Hooters Air Folds Its Wings

Will Focus On Charter Ops

After a moderately successful three-year run, Hooters Air announced Wednesday the airline is ending regularly scheduled passenger service, effective April 17.

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Flight Options First Fractional Approved To Participate In ASAP

FAA Safety Program Takes Proactive Approach

Fractional business aircraft operator Flight Options, LLC, announced this week the company has become the first fractional operator approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in an Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).

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It's Official: A380 Passed Evac Test, With Acceptable Losses

No Second Test Needed; 853 Pax Maximum Authorized

The European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA) and the American Federal Aviation Administration, FAA gave their official "seal of approval" Wednesday to the successful A380 evacuation trial performed at Airbus' site in Hamburg, Germany last weekend.

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ILFC Founder Says Airbus Must Rethink The A350

Head Of GECAS Echoes His Sentiments

While international aircraft leasing companies GECAS and ILFC are rivals almost as much as their primary suppliers -- Boeing and Airbus -- are, the heads of the two organizations came together Tuesday to send a common message to Airbus: you need to completely rethink the A350.

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TX VIP TFR: 03.31.06 - 04.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4214 Issue Date: March 29, 2006 at 13:23 UTC Location: Crawford, Texas Beginning Date and Time: March 31, 2006 at 19:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 03, 2006 at 15:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX VIP TFR: 04.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4212 Issue Date: March 29, 2006 at 12:54 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: April 03, 2006 at 14:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: April 03, 2006 at 15:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX VIP TFR: 03.31.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4213 Issue Date: March 29, 2006 at 12:58 UTC Location: Waco, Texas near WACO VORTAC (ACT) Beginning Date and Time: March 31, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 31, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FAA Publishes Fact Sheet On Aging Aircraft Program

Following last week's Aging Aircraft Symposium in Wichita, KS, the FAA has issued its Fact Sheet on the agency's Aging Aircraft Program. The complete report follows.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 03.29.06

Aerospace Pioneer Wally Funk Talks To ANN

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.29.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.29.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Aerospace Pioneer Wally Funk: 03.29.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Wally Funk.)

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Avidyne Announces New Sales, Marketing Appointments

Avidyne Corporation announced Monday the appointments of Paul Hathaway to Director of OEM Product Marketing, and Jamie Luster to Director of US Aftermarket Sales. Avidyne created the positions to enhance service to OEM and dealer customers as the company expands its product lines and market reach.

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US, Venezuela Close To "Permanent Solution" On Airline Ban

US Carriers Await Ruling That Will Affect Flights

The US and Venezuelan authorities are reportedly close to a "permanent solution" to avert a ban on US airlines from operating in the South American country.

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Crew Survives As Antonov Cargo Plane Goes Down Near Tehran

Conflicting Stories About Aircraft's Origin

For the third time in four months, a plane has gone down over Iran. The latest accident reportedly involves an Antonov cargo aircraft -- and 12 people that, from the sound of it, were pretty lucky.

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Comair Faces Similar Problems As Parent Delta, Receives Similar Warning

Settle, Or Else: Part Two

The federal bankruptcy court may be hoping some tough love will help Delta Air Lines -- and now it's regional subisidiary, Comair -- to settle their respective differences with pilots and flight attendants.

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Second Lawsuit Filed For Victim Of Chicago C421 Accident

Alleges Engine Failure, Pilot Error May Have Led To Downing

A second lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of a victim in the January 30 crash of a Cessna 421 at the Palwaukee Municipal Airport near Chicago. On Monday, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the estate of 59-year old Mark Turek, one of four people lost in the accident.

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Women In Aviation International Welcomes Its Newest Chapter At 2006 Conference

Nigeria Is The 46th WAI Chapter Worldwide

Women in Aviation International lives up to its name. Over 11 countries were represented at the conference in Nashville, TN last week. The 46th chapter, WAI’s newest, was the Nigeria chapter.

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Blue Thunder Team Announces Its 2006 Air Show Schedule

Video Available On Website

With the 2006 air show season just beginning, Blue Thunder Air Racing filled Aero-News in on where you can see the all-composite, kit-built 3/4 scale Thunder Mustang this year.

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Criminal Complaint Filed Against Sun 'n Fun -- Again

Sun 'N Fun Accused Of Trespassing

As in years past, a criminal complaint was filed with the Winter Haven (FL) PD, on Tuesday, after a representative of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In trespassed onto ANN office property, defacing the office and harassing those inside -- despite specific orders to avoid such harassment, as has been conducted for the past several years.

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Etihad Airways To Add Class 3 EFBs To Its 777-300ERs

Planes Also Feature Boeing's AHM System

Boeing and Etihad Airways announced Tuesday the installation of Boeing's Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) on five new 777-300ERs being delivered in the first half of 2006. The EFBs will be installed on the 777s beginning in 2007.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.29.06): Runway Requirements

Aero-Tips!

Runway length alone is not the determinant of whether an airplane can be landed safely.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.29.06)

Aero-Linx!

The next time you happen to find yourself between Omaha and Lincoln (NE) consider a pit stop at the Strategic Air and Space Museum.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.29.06): Cloud Suck

Aero-Terms!

Well known to glider pilots, the upward motion of the air in a thermal substantially increases just below the base of a cumulous cloud due to the release of latent heat as water condenses from a vapor to liquid state.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.29.06)

"We need to learn from other women. We need to encourage women around our environment so that we can have a better field in aviation."

Source: Rejoice Ndudinachi, president of the newest chapter of Women in Aviation International, in Nigeria. Ndudinachi and six other members attended the WAI's annual conference last week in Nashville, TN.

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