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March 21, 2006

ANN Special Feature: LCCs in Qatar and NWA Labor Woes At Home 03.22.06

There's nothing that says an airline can't charge you a zillion dollars for a ticket from where you are to where you want to go. But what about airlines that charge too little? In the Middle Easter

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.22.06

Northwest pilots are on their own in voting for or against a new contract...

The latest on the Moussaoui trial...

And the story of one FBI agent who tried... but failed to raise the

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3668 Issue Date: March 21, 2006 at 21:20 UTC Location: Melbourne, Florida near MELBOURNE VOR/DME (MLB) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: March 22, 2006 at 2:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire fighting Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Miamai (ZMA) Center, 305-716-1588

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NASA Will Try Again With ST5 Wednesday

Second Time Lucky?

NASA's second launch attempt of its Space Technology 5 spacecraft is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22 at 9:02 am EST.

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PA TFR: 03.24.06 - 03.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3607 Issue Date: March 21, 2006 at 14:13 UTC Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Beginning Date and Time: March 24, 2006 at 21:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 25, 2006 at 0:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 03.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3606 Issue Date: March 21, 2006 at 13:30 UTC Location: Orlando, Florida Beginning Date and Time: March 24, 2006 at 17:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 24, 2006 at 20:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AZ TFR: 03.23.06 - 03.24.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3618 Issue Date: March 21, 2006 at 15:25 UTC Location: tucson, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: March 23, 2006 at 22:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 24, 2006 at 14:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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FL TFR: 03.24.06 - 03.25.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3602 Issue Date: March 21, 2006 at 12:57 UTC Location: Jacksonville, Florida Beginning Date and Time: March 24, 2006 at 20:25 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 25, 2006 at 0:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AK TFR: 03.21.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3611 Issue Date: March 21, 2006 at 14:47 UTC Location: Juneau, Alaska Beginning Date and Time: March 21, 2006 at 19:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 21, 2006 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Juneau (JNU) Automated Flight Service Station, 907-586-7382

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Urgent CASA AD: BAE Systems

Applicability: BAE SYSTEMS - BAe 146 and AVRO 146-RJ series aircraft.

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Victims Identified In Branson Accident

Couples Were Returning Home To TX

We now know the identities of the four people killed in Monday's tragic downing of a Piper Seneca twin in the resort town of Branson, MO. The victims were Paul Johnson, 71, and his wife, Marcia Johnson, 71; Betty Roach, 80; and her husband, Bill Roach.

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Spain Selects EC135 For Its Police Forces

Will Also Set Up New Assembly Line

Eurocopter announced Tuesday that, as part of the Spain's ongoing modernization of its security forces, the Spanish Ministry of Interior will acquire 48 EC135 helicopters for the Guardia Civil and Cuerpo Nacional de Polic�a within the next eight years.

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Suppliers, Engineers Complete Digital Model Of Phenom 100 VLJ

Joint Development Phase Wrapped Up

Embraer announced Tuesday its upcoming Phenom 100 program is progressing right along, with the recent completion of the Joint Definition Phase (JDP) -- a significant milestone.

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ICAO To 'Out' Unsafe Airlines Online

Will Post Safety Audit Records Of Member Carriers

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations' aviation arm, will soon begin calling out countries with poor air safety records by posting their safety records online, ICAO chief Assad Kotaite said Monday.

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Finnair Becomes First RR Trent 1700 Customer

Will Power Its Fleet Of A350-900s

Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday that Finnair has become the first airline to select the Trent 1700 to power its fleet of nine Airbus A350-900s, in addition to four options. The deal is worth $470 million at list prices, with deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.21.06

Para-Phernalia's Dan Tarasievich Tells ANN Who Should Be Wearing Parachutes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.21.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.21.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature --  Para-Phernalia's Dan Tarasievich: 03.21.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Dan Tarasievich of Para-Phernalia)

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Was There An Airline Connection To Martin's 'Incredible' Legal Blunder?

UPI: Transcripts Came From Lawyers Defending United, American In Civil Trials

We may now know more about the motives behind what some analysts have termed the "incredible" legal blunders of TSA attorney Carla Martin.

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APA Likes FAA's TIPH Decisions

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), collective bargaining agent for the 13,000 pilots of American Airlines, expressed its support today for the Federal Aviation Administration's upcoming change to an air traffic clearance called "taxi into position and hold" or TIPH.

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Military To Attempt Controversial Recovery Of WWII Airman's Remains

Many Native Hawaiians Oppose Mission Onto Sacred Ground

On a June day in 1944, airman Harry Warnke took off from a training base in Oahu in a Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat on a training run. Warnke's squadron was due to ship out overseas the following week... but the 23-year-old Navy ensign did not join them. His Hellcat went down as he rehearsed bombing maneuvers, killing the young pilot.

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SpaceX Announces New President And Chief Operating Officer

Also, Falcon 1 Poised For Another Shot At Liftoff

SpaceX announced last week that Jim Maser will be joining the company as President and Chief Operating Officer.

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navAero Diagnostic Storage Unit To Fly On Eclipse 500s

navAero, Inc. has announced its collaboration with Eclipse Aviation Corporation to create the Diagnostic Storage Unit for the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet (VLJ).

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Globemaster Sets All-Time Airdrop Record In Afghanistan

Single C-17 Drops 32,400 Lbs Of Aid Within 40 Minutes

US Central Command Air Forces Forward news service told Aero-News Monday that a single US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport jet set an airdrop record last Thursday, by airdropping 32,400 pounds of humanitarian aid within 40 minutes to four locations in central and eastern Afghanistan.

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Sino Swearingen Signs Global Jet Services as Maintenance Training Facilitator

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation ("SSAC") has selected Global Jet Services, Inc. as its maintenance training provider.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.21.06): Tower Enroute Control

Aero-Tips!

A while back I often had the opportunity to fly new airplanes cross-town from Beech Field, on the east side of Wichita, Kansas, to Mid-Continent Airport about seven miles away on the west side. Both airports have control towers and, when the weather was IMC (instrument meteorological conditions), I often got a Tower Enroute Control clearance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

The ear to ear grin on participants' faces tells the story. The videos on the site prove that adults will turn into giggling kids when floating in Zero-Gravity.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.21.06): Ceiling

Aero-Terms!

The lowest layer of clouds or obscuring phenomenon classified as broken, overcast or obscured, but not classified as thin or partial.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.21.06)

"What we know from the email chain that was disclosed by prosecutors last week, is she was first sent those transcripts by lawyers who represent the two big airlines defending themselves in a series of massive civil cases against them by the victims of the September 11 attacks."

Source: Shaun Waterman, Homeland and National Security Editor at United Press International, in an interview with ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs regarding a possible link to embattled TSA attorney Carla Martin and lawyers defending American Airlines and United Airlines in civil lawsuits filed against them by families of victims lost in the 9/11 attacks.

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WV TFR: 03.22.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/3582 Issue Date: March 20, 2006 at 21:17 UTC Location: Wheeling, West Virginia Beginning Date and Time: March 22, 2006 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: March 22, 2006 at 19:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: PL2006-06-51 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2006-06-51 SUMMARY: This emergency AD results from two failures of the No. 3 bearing in GEAE CT7-8A engines.

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