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June 29, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.30.06

At least one man familiar with the fight says GA has won the first round of the user fee fight.

Northwest gets permission to void its contract with flight attendants...

And Canada's

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Judge Grants Northwest's Request To Toss Out Flight Attendants Contract

Airline, Union Have One Last Chance To Reach Deal

In a move that could either put a final end to months of contemptuous negotiations... or, result in a crippling strike... on Thursday, US Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper granted Northwest Airlines' request to allow the bankrupt carrier to toss out its existing contracts with its flight attendants.

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1308 Issue Date: June 29, 2006 at 0:32 UTC Location: Onyx, California near EDWARDS VORTAC (EDW) 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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NV TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1408 Issue Date: June 29, 2006 at 19:26 UTC Location: 35 Miles North of Las Vegas, Nevada near MORMON MESA VORTAC (MMM) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205

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Citation Owners Prepare For Upcoming Special Olympics Airlift

One Of The Largest Peacetime Airlifts Ever

Next week, one of the largest peacetime airlifts in history will transport 1,800 athletes to participate in the Special Olympics US National Games in Ames, IA from July 2-7.

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Brazil's TAM Orders 37 New Airbus Planes

Preparing For Life After Varig?

Brazilian carrier TAM S.A. announced Thursday it has signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to acquire 37 additional Airbus aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.29.06

DayJet's Ed Iaccobucci

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.29.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.29.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- DayJet's Ed Iaccobucci: 06.29.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Ed Iaccobucci, president of DayJet.)

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AZ TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1366 Issue Date: June 29, 2006 at 16:48 UTC Location: 26 Nautical Miles South West of Prescott, Arizona near DRAKE VORTAC (DRK) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting aircraft operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ZAB) Center, 505-856-4580

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.29.06

Could Marion Blakey be the next Transporation Secretary?

Storm clouds may soon gather over the Cape...

And the bill was so nice, she signed it twice... the governor of Kansas enacts

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ANN Special Feature: DayJet's Ed Iaccobucci 06.29.06

Earlier this month, we told you that DayJet has designated several southern US airports "dayports" -- as the company gets ready to offer a unique aviation service in markets with little or no acces

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.29.06

Could Marion Blakey be the next Transporation Secretary?

Storm clouds may soon gather over the Cape...

And the bill was so nice, she signed it twice... the governor of Kansas enacts

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Forgeard Tells French Parliament He's Not Going Anywhere

Vows To Help Airbus Sort Out A380 Issues

After being the target of public and legal accusations for the past two weeks stemming from his questionable sale of Airbus stock, EADS co-CEO Noel Forgeard fired back Wednesday at those who want to see him ousted from the post.

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More Than One Week Later, And Still No North Korean Missile Launch

Was It All A Hoax?

Was it all much ado about nothing? Over one week since North Korea first caught the world's attention by making moves to carry out a test-firing its new Taepodong-2 ICBM, the missile is still on its launch pad... and it appears it may be there for awhile.

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New Airline Set To Fly From Toronto Over Objections

Opponents Say Airline Will Cause Excessive Noise

Despite protests, a new airline is set to make its inaugural flight out of Toronto's City Centre island airport later this year. Opponents are NOT happy about it... and say the carrier will cause excessive noise and shouldn't be allowed to fly.

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Pararescue Team Trains For Shuttle Launch Recovery

Just In Case

Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing at Florida's Patrick Air Force Base recently practiced techniques they hope they won't have to use -- techniques that may be used during a space shuttle launch recovery mission.

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German Businessman Plans To Launch Smokers-Only Airline

Got A Match?

You may ask yourself if it’s really worth it. But, for a smoker sitting on a long fight from Germany to Japan, it just might be. The German news agency DPA says the world's first airline just for smokers plans to offer its first flight next March.

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Arlington Fly-In TFR: 07.05.06 - 07.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1227 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 15:50 UTC Location: Arlington, Washington near PAINE VOR/DME (PAE) Beginning Date and Time: July 05, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 09, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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PA TFR: 07.06.06 - 07.09.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1253 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 17:07 UTC Location: Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania near ALLEGHENY VOR/DME (AGC) Beginning Date and Time: July 06, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 09, 2006 at 21:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pittsburgh (PIT) Air Traffic Control Tower, 412-269-9247

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TN TFR: 06.30.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1144 Issue Date: June 27, 2006 at 18:18 UTC Location: Memphis, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time: June 30, 2006 at 14:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2006 at 19:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Will FAA's Blakey Replace Mineta As DOT Secretary?

Bush Said To Be Leaning That Way

Rumors are surfacing out of Washington, DC that Norman Mineta's imminent departure as head of the Department of Transportation could mean big things for current FAA Administrator Marion Blakey.

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KS Governor Signs Aviation Aid Bill

ICT Subsidies Will Continue

The bill was so nice... she signed it twice. In a ceremony Monday at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill authorizing state aid for Sedgwick County's so-called "FairFares" plan.

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North Texas Airlines, Lawmakers Take Wright Fight To Capitol Hill

Critics Question Safety; JetBlue, NWA Want Some Love (Field), Too

Despite the recent landmark agreement between Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Dallas and Fort Worth city governments on eliminating the Wright Amendment, there is still a lot of wrangling going on in North Texas... and now, the halls of Congress.

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More Charges Filed Against Cessna Worker, Wife

Both Found To Be Illegal Immigrants

If you're in this country illegally... don't expect to be reimbursed for medical expenses. That's the message Cessna Aircraft had last week for an immigrant worker, who publicly claimed the airplane maker used his status as an illegal resident against him, when he tried to file for medical reimbursement after he was injured on the job.

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First Wisconsin-Born Whooping Cranes Hatch

Will Be Led By Ultralight To Florida Later This Year

This story isn't about the latest news on the Airbus scandal... or the fight over user fees... but, we'd argue, it is a story close to the heart and soul of general aviation.

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SC Johnson CEO Attempts To Locate Plane His Grandfather Owned

Went Down Off Indonesia In 1938

The head of the giant consumer products maker SC Johnson Company embarked on a sentimental journey this week, as he traveled to the South Pacific to search the ocean for a plane his grandfather flew in 1935.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.29.06): In The Dark

Aero-Tips!

Cool summer evenings broaden through red dusk into the night. And you fly on. When must you turn on the lights?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.29.06)

Aero-Linx!

More of a Canadian Snowbird type, eh? They have a website of their performance schedule. Check it out so you don't miss the show near you.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.29.06): HOGE

Aero-Terms!

Hover Out of Ground Effect -- High power requirement needed. Who can afford it with the price of gas lately?

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.29.06)

"I think Dad wanted much more to find the plane (than build it). In many ways, it symbolized who his father was to him."

Source: Fisk Johnson, head of SC Johnson Company and grandson of company founder H.F. Johnson Jr. Fisk Johnson is in the South Pacific this week, to search for the wreckage of a Sikorsky S-38C seaplane his grandfather flew in 1935.

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PR TFR: 06.29.06 - 06.30.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1203 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 12:02 UTC Location: Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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PR TFR: 06.29.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1202 Issue Date: June 28, 2006 at 12:01 UTC Location: Eastern Side of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST CROIX VOR/DME (COY) Beginning Date and Time: June 29, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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