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October 05, 2006

FAA's Chew Highlights Need For Upgraded ATC Equipment At ICAO Conference

Says Current Equipment Cannot Handle Projected Traffic Increase

 In a speech titled "Congested Skies" before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference in Montreal September 28, FAA Air Traffic Organization Chairman Russell Chew made his pitch for expanded capability and new equipment for controllers, that he says are needed to handle the projected growth in air traffic by 2014.

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Ryanair Makes Bid For Rival Aer Lingus

Offers To Buyout State Airline For $1.9 Bil

It appears Ryanair wants to keep it all in the family. In a surprise move, the Irish low-cost, no-frills carrier made a bid Thursday for the other Irish airline... state-owned Aer Lingus.

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Airlines Report Gains In September Traffic Numbers

Security Restrictions Didn't Hurt As Much As Feared

With one exception, US airlines saw increases across the board in year-on-year traffic numbers in September -- in spite of what proved to be a short-lived dip in air travel immediately following the implementation of tighter security restrictions the month before.

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Teterboro Users Agree To Ban Loudest Jets

Nightime Ops For All Planes Also Prohibited

"Get rid of the noisy jets!" That's what state officials and residents living near Teterboro Airport have been saying for over a year... and that's what users of the airport agreed to Wednesday.

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Air Force Proposes Initial JSF Locations

Stateside Bases Include Active, Reserve Personnel

Officials with the US Air Force announced Thursday plans are underway for initiating environmental analyses for proposed locations of the Air Force's newest fighter, the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

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DOT Issues Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking For DC Airport Compensation

Comments Accepted Until November 3

Will they finally get some relief? FBOs and businesses supporting general aviation at five airports around the Washington, DC area have waited patiently -- not that they've had any choice -- for compensation after the Washington ADIZ put a dent in their operations. Well... that patience may finally pay off.

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CA TFR: 10.12.06 - 10.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2544 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 13:51 UTC Location: San Diego, California near MISSION BAY VORTAC (MZB) Beginning Date and Time: October 12, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2006 at 23:59 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The 2006 Miramar airshow high performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Southern California (SCT) TRACON, 858-537-5900

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PA TFR: 10.05.06 - 10.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2555 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 15:33 UTC Location: Paradise, Pennsylvania near LANCASTER VORTAC (LRP) Beginning Date and Time: October 05, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Funeral services Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Philadelphia (PHL) Approach Control, 215-492-4123

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CA TFR: 10.05.06 - 10.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2472 Issue Date: October 04, 2006 at 18:46 UTC Location: San Francisco, California near SAUSALITO VORTAC (SAU) Beginning Date and Time: October 05, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 08, 2006 at 23:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Due to high performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Northern Califonria (NCT) TRACON, 916-366-4080

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NM TFR: 10.06.06 - 10.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2597 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 17:27 UTC Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico near ALBUQUERQUE VORTAC (ABQ) Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 11:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The 2006 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ABQ) Air Traffic Control Tower, 505-856-4935

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PR TFR: 10.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2525 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 12:01 UTC Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For 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: 10.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2524 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 11:59 UTC Location: Eastern Side, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico near ST THOMAS VOR/DME (STT) Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Center, 787-253-8664

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KS TFR: 10.12.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2599 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 17:57 UTC Location: Topeka, Kansas Beginning Date and Time: October 12, 2006 at 15:40 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 12, 2006 at 18:40 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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TX TFR: 10.06.06 - 10.08.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2588 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 17:21 UTC Location: Biggs AAF, El Paso, Texas near EL PASO VORTAC (ELP) Beginning Date and Time: October 06, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 08, 2006 at 22:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Amigo Airsho 2006 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: El Paso (ELP) TRACON, 915-774-9407

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CA TFR: 10.13.06 - 10.15.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2554 Issue Date: October 05, 2006 at 15:14 UTC Location: San Diego, California near MISSION BAY VORTAC (MZB) Beginning Date and Time: October 13, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 15, 2006 at 21:59 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The 2006 Miramar Airshow high performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Southern California (SCT) TRACON, 858-537-5900

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Pilot OK Following Emergency Landing In Denver Parking Lot

Bonanza Impacted Three Cars

No one was injured Tuesday night when a Beech Bonanza clipped a light pole, and impacted parked vehicles in an office building parking lot near Denver's Centennial Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.05.06

Hilton Software CEO Hilton Goldstein

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.05.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Hilton Software, Part I: 10.05.06 (ANN Special Feature, Hilton Software CEO Hilton Goldstein, on the newest version of WingX.)

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Officials Confirm Turkish Hijacker Acted Alone

We Now Know 'Why'... But 'How' Is An Altogether Different Matter

The lone man who hijacked a Turkish Airlines flight Tuesday was unarmed... and threatened to blow up the plane unless the pilot diverted to Italy.

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Eclipse Aviation Sued By Swiss Customer

Says VLJ Maker Delayed, Then Cancelled Order

Despite great news from Eclipse Aviation in the past few days... all is not wine and roses at the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker. Aviace Limited -- a Swiss start-up jet charter company, and one of Eclipse's first big customers -- is suing the company, after it says Eclipse first delayed, then cancelled, a 112-plane order made four years ago.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-12 MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-08 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Embraer Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-11 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.06

Two US pilots give up their passports in Brazil...
Airbus wallows in despair...
And milestones for a couple of new aircraft manufacturers.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1 - Hilton Goldstein, Hilton Software 10.05.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Hilton Software CEO Hilton Goldstein about the incredible power of the newest version of WingX, a PDA-based, GPS-enabled aviation data tool.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.05.06

Two US pilots give up their passports in Brazil...

Airbus wallows in despair...

And milestones for a couple of new aircraft manufacturers.

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Pilots' Passports Seized In Wake Of Suspected Brazilian Midair

Airport Authority Chief Says Legacy's Transponder Was Inactive

Did the American pilots of an Embraer Legacy 600 suspected of clipping a Gol Airlines 737 last week disobey an ATC directive? That's a question for investigators of the fatal crash that killed all 155 persons onboard the airliner... and while they look into the accident, a Brazilian judge has ordered the pilots' passports seized.

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Technicians Say FAA Policy Kept Them From Repairing Palmdale Radar

Reduced Staffing Meant Only One Tech On Duty, Instead Of Two

Why did air traffic controllers lose radar coverage over southern California last summer?

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Bombardier Keeps Lear Plant Going Despite Strike

Production Continues As 1,100 Workers Walk Out

Bombardier Aerospace reports the line is still moving at its LearJet production plant in Wichita, KS, two days after workers walked out on their jobs over a bitter contract dispute.

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Plane Stolen From Florida Keys Found In Cuba

There's A Buffett Song In Here Somewhere...

A Cessna 172 stolen this weekend from Marathon Airport in the Florida Keys has been found... in Cuba.

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NASA Starts Venture Capital Fund

Agency To Invest In Technology Companies

Is NASA going private? Maybe not completely, but according to the UK's Independent Online, it has started its own venture capital fund to invest in technology businesses.

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China's Regional Turboprop Finding Customers

Company Reports 100 Potential Buyers

Chinese media reports state the Xi'an Aircraft Company has orders for 32 of its Xinzhou-60, or MA60 twin turboprop aircraft. Six of the regional passenger planes are already in service in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Laos and the Republic of Congo.

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Neiman Marcus Has A Gift For Someone Who Has Everything

Catalog Shopping Saves Time... But Space'll Cost Ya

Have you looked at this year's Neiman Marcus holiday catalog yet? What? You haven't started Christmas shopping? You know there's only 81 shopping days left.

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CAF Fights Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Its Aircraft

Teams With Quantum Group To Test Planes

Aero-News has learned the Commemorative Air Force teamed with Quantum Group Inc., producer of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, last month to ensure that CAF pilots are adequately protected from carbon monoxide gasses in cockpits.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.05.06): Pilot's Discretion

Aero-Tips!

Understand your options and obligations upon accepting a "pilot's discretion" clearance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.05.06)

Aero-Linx!

The site was designed to pay tribute to the pilots who brought America into the jet age. You can read the story as told by four of these men.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.05.06): Stabilator

Aero-Terms!

On many fighter planes, in order to meet their high maneuvering requirements, the stabilizer and elevator are combined into one large moving surface.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.05.06)

"We know that the transponder was turned off. A pilot only turns it off when he doesn't want to be identified. The Legacy could have turned it off to try some air tricks far from the eyes of the air traffic controllers ... but it also could have been a case of mechanical failure."

Source: Brazilian Airport Authority Chief Jose Carlos Pereira, in a somewhat bizarre statement implying the two American pilots of an Embraer Legacy 600 bizjet suspected of colliding with a Brazilian Gol Airlines 737 Friday may have deliberately disabled their plane's transponder before the accident.

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