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July 05, 2006

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.06.06

North Korea launches another missile... as the world condemns Kim Jong Il...

The shuttle crew spends its first day in orbit... looking for launch damage...

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.06

North Korea launches another missile... as the world condemns Kim Jong Il...

The shuttle crew spends its first day in orbit... looking for launch damage...

And European airlines utt

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First STOVL JSF Variant Takes Shape At BAE Systems

Work On Aft Fuselage Assemblies Continues

As the first production-spec F-35 Joint Strike Fighter prepares to take its first flight later this summer, BAE Systems has started assembling the aft fuselage of the first short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) version of the advanced fighter aircraft.

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Avidyne Gives A 'Heads Up' For EX500 Inflight Entertainment Options

Partners With Heads Up Technologies To Offer Wireless XM Capabilities

Representatives with Avidyne Corporation and Heads Up Technologies, Inc. told ANN Wednesday of a new option to add XM music, news, sports and entertainment audio programming to both new and existing Avidyne EX500 multi-function displays (MFDs) with XM WX Satellite Weather datalink.

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NASA Says Discovery Launch Was Almost Flawless

"The Tank Performed Very, Very Well Indeed"

Though it was frustratingly overshadowed Tuesday by subsequent developments from North Korea, the successful launch of the space shuttle Discovery certainly bears mentioning again... especially as it appears, at least for now, that a major issue on past shuttle launches has been nearly resolved.

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European Parliament Says Airlines Should Pay For Pollution Control

Fuel Tax, Emissions Trading Scheme Proposed

On Tuesday, the European Parliament discussed the possibility that airlines would soon be required to pay a tax on jet fuel as part of a pilot program aimed at combating greenhouse gas emissions.

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NORAD On Heightened Alert Leading Up To North Korea Missile Tests

"Bravo Plus" Just Above Medium Threat Level

Analysts say there was no way the United States was in any danger from Tuesday's series of missile firings from North Korea... but US officials are calling the incident a "provocation," and that likely means the military is hardly going to stand by and do nothing.

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Saves Its Enshrinement Dinner

Organization Brings In New Sponsors, More Cash

Not too long ago, things were looking bleak for the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, OH.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.05.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Avoiding Runway Accidents

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.05.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: 07.05.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner on lessons GA pilots can learn from last December's runway overrun accident at Chicago's Midway Airport.)

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Boeing Employees Expected To Cash In On Good Times

Stock Bonuses Mean Over $5K Per Worker

It was just over a year ago when things were looking bleaker than bleak over at Boeing. In the wake of an Air Force procurement scandal, the company was also dealing with the fallout from the sudden resignation of CEO Harry Stonecipher. But that was then, and this is now.

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If You Can't Beat 'Em... Keep 'Em Quiet

FAA Agrees To Buy Or Soundproof Homes Near MS Airport

Talk about quieting objections. As part of a $59 million program over the next eight years, the FAA has agreed to either soundproof -- or purchase -- over 1,110 homes and apartments near the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

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FAA Investigating Near-Miss Incident Near O'Hare

Collision Alarms Sound As Skydiving Plane Comes Too Close To Airliner

The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into a weekend incident in the skies over Chicago, where an American Airlines MD-83 and a skydiving plane came a little too close to one another.

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Coalition Aims To Bring Navy Jets Back To Cecil Field

But They Face An Uphill Battle From City Leaders

"The fight for freedom starts here." That is the rallying cry of the VoteJacksonville.com Coalition, as it begins a petition drive to move the US Navy Master Jet Base to Cecil Field. The committee was formed to put the question of returning Cecil Field to the Navy before voters.

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Cessna Joins LAMA Ahead Of Unveiling Its LSA

Manufacturer Is Serious About Light Sport

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) announced Tuesday the addition of Cessna Aircraft to its membership.

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Diamond Expands Test Envelope For The D-Jet

Reaches 280 KTAS, Climbs To FL250

Aero-News has learned that following the initial flight test series in late April, Diamond’s D-Jet resumed flight testing after installation of its data acquisition system and minor planned modifications to the inlet engine fairings.

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Two Lost As Bonanza Goes Down Near Montrose Airport

Investigators Checking Reports Of Engine Failure

A pilot who had just purchased a Beech Bonanza, and the flight instructor giving him lessons on flying it, were lost Monday morning when the plane crashed while attempting to land in Montrose, CO.

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FAA, CASA To Hold Australian Meeting On Suspect Aircraft Parts

Aero-News has learned a conference on suspected unapproved aircraft parts will be held in Australia next month. People from throughout the aviation industry are urged to take part in the conference, which will be held August 21-23 at the Sydney Hilton.

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Stowaway To Face Sentencing In September

Just HAD To Get To Music Fest

A woman who hid onboard an American Airlines flight four months ago to attend a music festival has pleaded guilty in federal court for stowing away on the plane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (07.05.06): Arriving At AirVenture, Part Three

Aero-Tips!

Flying to EAA AirVenture, for one week the busiest airport in the world? We've been discussing the planning needed to make a safe AirVenture arrival.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.05.06)

Aero-Linx!

All you want to know about our Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and more.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.06): IAS

Aero-Terms!

Indicated Airspeed -- The speed of an aircraft as shown on its pitot static airspeed indicator calibrated to reflect standard atmosphere adiabatic compressible flow at sea level uncorrected for airspeed system errors.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.05.06)

"You'd have to ask the 'Dear Leader.'"

Source: An unidentified US official to CNN, on the intent behind North Korea's launch Tuesday of at least six missiles -- including at least one Taepodong 2 ICBM, which reportedly fell from the sky about 40 seconds after liftoff.

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CA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1710 Issue Date: July 04, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Type: Hazards

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