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May 15, 2006

Eurocontrol Launches Alert Function For Blacklisted Aircraft

System Will Tell Controllers If Banned Airplane Plans To Fly Into EU

The European Union made headlines in March for issuing its "blacklist" of 92 airlines banned or severely restricted from flying into its member countries due to safety concerns. On Monday, the EU's airspace controlling authority, Eurocontrol, announced that if a blacklisted airline attempts to fly into the EU, a new alerting service will let controllers know.

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One Lost As Canadian Fire Tanker Goes Down On Training Flight

Plane Recently Delivered To Gov't

A Convair 580A air tanker on a training flight crashed in Saskatchewan Sunday, killing one of its pilots and injuring two others.

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Military Confirms Two Lost In Shootdown Of US Helicopter In Iraq

Insurgents Claim Four Helos Downed In Fighting Near Yusifiya

The US military said Monday that Iraqi insurgents shot down a US helicopter Sunday during clashes near the village of Yusifiya, south of Baghdad, killing two soldiers. The area is a stronghold for Sunni Arab insurgents, who have used the village as a staging area for suicide attacks in Baghdad.

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Rolls-Royce To Furnish Launch Engine For Entire 787 Fleet

Air New Zealand's Order Conversion Makes It A RR Sweep

In addition to making the airline the launch customer for Boeing's 787-9, Air New Zealand's decision last week to convert its order for four 787-8s to the larger -9 gave engine maker Rolls-Royce reason to brag, as well. The decision means Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 is the launch engine for all three current variants of the 787 Dreamliner.

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Report: Boeing To Settle Procurement Suit For $615 Million

Company Will Avoid Criminal Charges, Admit No Wrongdoing

We didn't do anything wrong... and you can't say we did... but we'll still pay you over half a billion dollars to put the whole thing behind us. That, essentially, is the agreement Boeing has reportedly reached with the US Justice Department over past procurement violations -- and it's a deal that will cost the aerospace manufacturer some big bucks.

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ALPA Employees Go On Strike... Against ALPA

When Irony Attacks?

What happens when those who strike... strike against their own? That is now an issue for the Air Line Pilots Association after the union's clerical and support employees walked out Friday, closing ALPA offices around the country.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.15.06

COPA's Pilot Proficiency Program

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.15.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.15.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Air Share's Bob Price: 05.15.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Bob Price on COPA's Pilot Proficiency Program.)

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FL TFR: 05.19.06 - 05.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7620 Issue Date: May 15, 2006 at 11:51 UTC Location: Fort Myers, Florida near LEE COUNTY VORTAC (RSW) Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by high performance military aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Southwest Florida International (RSW) Air Traffic Control Tower, 239-768-5985

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LA TFR: 05.19.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7631 Issue Date: May 15, 2006 at 14:01 UTC Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Beginning Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 15:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 19, 2006 at 19:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TN TFR: 05.20.06 - 05.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7630 Issue Date: May 15, 2006 at 13:58 UTC Location: Nashville, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time: May 20, 2006 at 22:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 21, 2006 at 0:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.15.06

A Massachusetts Senator gets knocked out of the air by lightning...

The pilot of a small plane is in big trouble over Florida...

And more than halfway into its flight from Europe to

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ANN Special Feature: COPA's Pilot Proficiency Program 05.15.06

It was a busy weekend for more than 40 Cirrus pilots in Atlanta... as they got down to the nitty gritty of flying and maintaining their planes. They were at McCollum Field for one of ten Pilot Prof

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.15.06

A Massachusetts senator gets knocked out of the air by lightning...

The pilot of a small plane in big trouble over Florida...

And more than halfway into its flight from Europe to th

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Sport-Jet Starts Flight Testing

It's looking good for Excel Jet's Sport Jet program now that flight testing is finally underway. Excel-Jet's Sport-Jet logged almost four hours of initial flight-testing over the weekend. First flights followed Excel's rapid installation of the FJ33-4A engine less than two weeks after delivery of the Williams engine.

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There's A New Time To Beat For Raleigh/Durham To London

GIV Crew Gets A Little Help From The Wind For Unintended Record

If you're considering an attempt to establish a new international speed record from North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham International Airport to London, ANN has some news for you... the time to beat has just shrank by over an hour.

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Two Killed In Accident At Hungarian Model Aircraft Show

Plane Goes Into Crowd

A married couple attending an international model aircraft demonstration in southern Hungary Saturday were killed when one of the planes, a model Pitts biplane, suddenly crashed into the crowd.

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NTSB Says Molokai Accident Plane Shouldn't Have Been Flying Tours

Operator Did Not Have Part 135 Certificate

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration have confirmed the operator of a Partenavia P68 that went down April 30 with five onboard did not have a Part 135 certificate to carry passengers.

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C-17 Pilot Receives Safety Award For Conduct During 2005 Emergency

It Was A Beautiful Day For Flying... But A Hawk Had Other Plans

The skies over West Texas March 10, 2005 could have come right off a picture postcard:  blue, cloudless and so clear you could see horizon to horizon. It was, as one Air Force pilot put it, a perfect day for flying... but a red-tail hawk had other plans for an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III.

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Bangladesh Flight Banned Entry Into US Over Safety Issues

Flight Diverts To Montreal

Executives at Biman Bangladesh Airlines say they still don't know why their flight from Dhaka to JFK was turned away before entering US airspace Saturday.

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Minivan Driver Destroys Plane During Drunken Trip Across Airport Grounds

Man Has Prior History Of Intoxication

They're still cleaning up the aftermath of one man's intoxicated trip through the grounds at the Benton Airpark in Redding, CA last Thursday.

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Klyde Morris 05.15.06

Klyde Keeps Up His Love Affair With The A380

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.15.06): Fuel Tutorial #5: Percentage Of Power


Percentage of power is one of the prime determinants of fuel burn.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.15.06)


If you prefer stellar information to terrestrial, this is one of the places.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.15.06): ERAU


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University -- World reknown aviation university. Sometimes referred to as the Harvard of the skies for the high quality of graduates.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (5.15.06)

"I had to make a serious decision. There were six people on board, but only five [parachutes], which is legal, but not fun... I knew my decisions could result in injury, or worse, death."

Source: Capt. Andreas Ix, recounting his actions on the morning of March 10, 2005. Ix kept a cool head after his C-17 Globemaster III suffered a bird strike to its radome, knocking out his ability to measure the plane's altitude and airspeed. Aided by the three crewmembers onboard the plane, as well as controllers from Altus Air Force Base, Ix brought the wounded aircraft in safely -- and for his efforts, Ix received the 2005 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John. D.W. Corley in an awards ceremony May 12 at the Pentagon.

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NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7567 Issue Date: May 13, 2006 at 1:32 UTC Location: CEDAR CITYAH , Utah Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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