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September 29, 2006

Tom Weigman Joins AirCell As Senior Vice President, Wireless Services

Communications Veteran To Play Key Role In Broadband Program

AirCell announced Friday the appointment of Thomas E. Weigman to the position of Senior Vice President, Wireless Services.

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UP Aerospace Releases Initial Analysis Of First Launch

Rocket Still Has Not Been Found

UP Aerospace, Inc. released its initial analysis Friday of the September 25 flight of its unmanned SpaceLoft XL vehicle.

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CA TFR: 10.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1967 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 14:20 UTC Location: Stockton, California Beginning Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 21:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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NV TFR: 10.02.06 - 10.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1971 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 14:30 UTC Location: Reno, Nevada Beginning Date and Time: October 02, 2006 at 23:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 2:10 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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GA TFR: 09.30.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1987 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 16:05 UTC Location: Blythe, Georgia near COLLIERS VORTAC (IRQ) Beginning Date and Time: September 30, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 30, 2006 at 18:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Natural gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (ZTL) Center, 770-210-7622

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CA TFR: 10.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1965 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 14:19 UTC Location: Stockton, California Beginning Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 1:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 03, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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GA TFR: 09.30.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1988 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 16:06 UTC Location: Wrens, Georgia near COLLIERS VORTAC (IRQ) Beginning Date and Time: September 30, 2006 at 13:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 30, 2006 at 16:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Natural gas release Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlanta (ZTL) Center, 770-210-7622

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AZ TFR: 10.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1979 Issue Date: September 29, 2006 at 14:57 UTC Location: Scottsdale, Arizona Beginning Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 2:55 UTC Ending Date and Time: October 04, 2006 at 17:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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Urgent CASA AD: Kawasaki

Applicability: Kawasaki Model BK117, BK117A-3, BK117A-4, BK117B-1, BK117B-2 and BK117C-1 helicopters.

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Labor Negotiations Falter At Comair

Company Says It's In Danger Of Losing Planes, Jobs

Regional carrier Comair says it may have to cut 850 jobs if it can't get its unions to pony up concessions. The company told the Cincinnati Enquirer they don't have the money to submit a bid to keep 42 aircraft.

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And Closer Still! Adam Receives FAA's OK For Pressurized, Night/IFR Flight

Altitude, Icing Restrictions Remain... But Maybe Not For Long?

Adam Aircraft told Aero-News Friday the company has achieved a major milestone in receiving an amended FAR Part 23 Type Certificate from the FAA for its all-composite A500 pressurized centerline twin-engine aircraft. The amended TC allows pressurized flight, single-pilot operation, and Day/Night VFR/IFR flight.

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Ryanair Order Helps Boeing Break 500-Mark For 737 Orders For Second Year

Planemaker Is Tracking More Sales Than '05 Record

An order for 32 737-800s from Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair Thursday helped Boeing reach an significant milestone, and perhaps propelled the Chicago-based planemaker closer to another.

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ATR Announces Contract For 4 New Regional Turboprops

Planes Going To Canary Islands

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR announced Friday the sale of four new ATR 72-500s that will be operated by NAYSA, a regional operator based in the Canary Islands.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-03 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 airplanes.

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AD: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-07 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) models 250-C30, 250-40, and 250-C47 series turboshaft engines with a third-stage turbine wheel, part number (P/N) 6898663 or P/N 23065843 installed, or a fourth-stage turbine wheel, P/N6892764 or P/N 23066744, installed.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-01 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-04 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes, and Model DHC-8-200 and DHC-8-300 series airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2006-20-05 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-20-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 airplanes.

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Streiff Goes Before EADS Board With Restructuring Plan

Plant Closings, Job Layoffs Likely On The Horizon

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.29.06 1130 EDT: Today could be D-Day for Airbus... as recently named CEO Christian Streiff goes before the board of parent company EADS to present what many expect will be a broad restructuring plan, involving significant cuts and other efficiency measures for the beleaguered European planemaker.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.29.06

Affording The Dream, Part II -- Aircraft Financing

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.29.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.29.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Affording the Dream, Part II: 09.29.06 (ANN Special Feature, AirFleet Capital's Steve Smestad and Jim Blessing.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.29.06

More news from Airbus...

More unhappy flight attendants...

And an unexplained 747 autopilot malfunction.

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ANN Special Feature: Affording the Dream Part II -- Aircraft Financing 09.29.06

Yesterday, ANN's Jim Campbell began a conversation with Jim Blessing and Steve Smestad of Air Fleet Capital. Today, we continue with part II. Banks lend money, but they usually don't understand air

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.29.06

More news from Airbus...

More unhappy flight attendants...

And an unexplained 747 autopilot malfunction.

Sponsored By...

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NASA Chief Reluctant To Partner With China

Says Spaceflight Partners Need Trust

Trust and openness. That's what partners in spaceflight need... and something NASA's current relationship with China lacks.

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SpaceDev Founder Wants In On Space-Tourism Market

Say Hello To BSC

Jim Benson, the founder of SpaceDev, wants to start a new company. It's called Benson Space Company, or BSC.

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Investigators Unsure Why El Al 747 Dived On Approach To Heathrow

Pilots Recovered Safely After Uncommanded Descent

A Boeing 747 plunged nearly 3000 feet over London earlier this year... and investigators are still wondering why.

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AirTran To Hold Off On Some 737 Deliveries

Increased Competition Means Slower Growth

Competition is good for consumers, but sometimes bad for competitors. AirTran says competition with other low-cost carriers means they are growing slower than planned, and that means they'll need eight fewer 737's over the next two years.

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Klyde Morris (09.29.06)

Klyde Prepares For The X-Prize Cup...

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Lockheed, FAA Working To Integrate UAVs In US Airspace

Developing Five-Year 'Road Map'

The FAA has selected Lockheed Martin to help develop a “Road Map” for introducing UAVs into the National Airspace System.

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Mars Rover Opportunity Reaches Victoria Crater

21-Month Journey Marked By Several Stops On The Way

Send a rover over... just don't hold your breath. NASA reported Thursday the Mars rover Opportunity has finally arrived at the rim of Victoria Crater... after a 21-month journey.

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FL Pilot Lost In Ground-Run Accident

Was Readying Plane For Sale

The pilot of a Beechcraft Bonanza was killed Wednesday during an apparent high-speed taxi test in Florida, when the airplane lifted off the runway and then nosed into the ground.

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NetJets Aviation Joins FAA Aviation Safety Action Program

Aero-News learned this week that management and pilots of fractional ownership program NetJets Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), solidifying a long-term safety partnership between NetJets, the pilots and the FAA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.29.06)

Aero-Linx!

The Virtual Aircraft Museum has no admission. If you check out the full list of aircraft you can find photos and info on just about any airplane favorite you have.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.29.06): Medical Expiration

Aero-Tips!

A reader called me. He was completing his aircraft insurance renewal application, and suddenly realized he may have been flying illegally.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.29.06): SERE

Aero-Terms!

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape -- Encompasses those basic skills necessary for world-wide survival.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.29.06)

"I am not a tourist; this is, in fact, my profession. I have seen a lot of launch pads in my time and didn’t need to go that far to see another one."

Source: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, on his decision to forego a trip to the Gobi Desert during a recent five-day get-acquainted visit between top NASA officials and representatives of China's space program.

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