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September 05, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.06.06

Boeing says goodbye to Alan Mulally.

President Bush nominates Mary Peters to head up the DOT.

And could an 18-thousand dollar runway awareness system have saved the lives of those o

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 09.06.06

A tragic set of circumstances led to the crash of Comair flight 5191 at Lexington, Kentucky last month.  It will be some time before the investigation determines exactly what happened, if the

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.06.06

Boeing says goodbye to Alan Mulally.

President Bush nominates Mary Peters to head up the DOT.

And could an 18-thousand dollar runway awareness system have saved the lives of those o

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NBAA Welcomes Peters As DOT Secretary Nominee

The following is the unedited statement from the National Business Aviation Association on the naming of Mary Peters as President Bush's nominee for Secretary of Transportation.

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Apaches Bring The Battle To Enemy Forces In Iraq

Presence Alone Usually Discourages Hostiles -- But When It Doesn't...

Two Longbow Apache helicopters provided air-to-ground support to American soldiers by blasting enemy vehicles during action in western Baghdad Sunday, US officials reported.

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Former Highway Administrator -- And User Fee Proponent -- Nominated As DOT Chief

Mary Peters Named To Succeed Norman Mineta

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.05.06 1525 EDT: President Bush has named Mary E. Peters, a former federal highway administrator, to succeed Norman Mineta as the next Secretary of Transportation.

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Big Changes At Boeing As Mulally Leaves To Head Ford Motor Company

Scott Carson Named New President Of Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Over the past several years, Alan Mulally oversaw a business turnaround at Boeing's Commercial Airplane operation... a fact surely not lost on beleaguered automaker Ford Motor Company, who in a surprise move Tuesday named Mulally as its new chief executive officer.

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Boeing's 737-900ER Takes Flight

FAA, EASA Certs Expected In Early 2007

The latest -- and possibly last? -- variant of Boeing's evergreen 737 family of airliners took to the skies over Washington state Friday on its maiden flight.

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JetDirect Aviation Expands Into VNY

Acquires Spirit Aviation

Representatives with JetDirect Aviation, LLC tell ANN the national private jet services firm is growing its network with its most recent acquisition -- of Spirit Aviation Inc., a leading aircraft charter, sales and maintenance provider based in Van Nuys, CA.

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Flight Options Unveils Fractional First Ownership Option

Program Offers Fuel At Cost, Distance-Based Pricing

Raytheon-owned fractional ownership operation Flight Options, LLC told ANN Tuesday the company is launching a new purchase and use program, intended to deliver up to a 15 percent increase in value for customers through access to more hours or savings on long haul trips.

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Flightless Birds Get First-Class Treatment

Penguins On A Plane?

What happens when you cross a major movie hit from last summer -- "March Of The Penguins" -- with the current buzzworthy (or, as most critics have determined, hiss-worthy) film "Snakes On A Plane?"

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NTSB: Structural Failure Not To Blame For 2005 Firetanker Accident

But What Did Lead To Fatal Crash Still Not Clear

An inflight breakup was not to blame for an April 2005 accident involving a Lockheed P-3B Orion aerial firebomber near Chico, CA. That's the ruling of the National Transportation Safety Board, which issued its Probable Cause report on the accident last week.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.05.06

A Not-So Rosy Picture On The Future Of Airports

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.05.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.05.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Airports At Risk: 09.05.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Simeon Hitzel of AeroBlue.org.)

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Canadian Soldier Killed In Friendly Fire Accident

Several Injured When A-10s Strafe Troops

NATO troops deployed as part of the continuing effort to expel terrorist elements from Afghanistan are reeling from the latest casualty of what has been a particularly devastating weekend.

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NASA Restarts Shuttle Countdown

Weather Looks Good For Wednesday Launch

They're counting down again at the Kennedy Space Center... ticking away the minutes ahead of Wednesday's scheduled launch of the shuttle Atlantis.

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Right On Schedule: SMART-1 Smacks Moon

Scientists, Astronomers Pleased With Results

You might call it a SMART-1 Smackdown.

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NWA Flight 44 Passengers Feeling VERY Minnesota

Held On Plane For 10 Hours... Without Leaving State

It normally takes about eight hours to get from Minneapolis-St. Paul to London Gatwick aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 44. But 10 hours after the plane left Minneapolis-St. Paul Saturday night... the 255 passengers on board were still in Minnesota.

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Russian Defense Minister's Helo Brought Down By Rebels

US Senators Also Targeted In Recent Attacks

There are international calls for an investigation into Sunday's forced landing of a Georgian military helicopter, after it was apparently targeted by rebels in the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

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Troop Plane Escorts Lead To Calls

Canucks Concerned About 'Stealth Bombers'

Passengers, flight crews, and security officials are all still a bit tense after last month's discovery of a plot to bomb commercial flights over the Atlantic. But now, folks on the ground are getting into the act as well.

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Officials Provide New Info In Weekend Nimrod Accident

Reports Of Fire Came After Inflight Refueling Operation

We're getting more information about the downing of a Royal Air Force Nimrod MR-2 in Southern Afghanistan on Saturday.

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Embraer Delivers First E-195 Jet To Flybe

UK Carrier Has 14 E-Jets On Order

Brazilian planemaker Embraer tells ANN the company delivered the first 118-seat Embraer 195 to Flybe, the launch customer of the product and one of Europe's largest low-cost carriers.

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Things Ya Can't Fly With, Part One: Liquid Leads To Pax Pulled From Flight

Repeat After Me: NO LIQUIDS ALLOWED In Carryon Baggage

When the TSA says passengers can't bring liquids on board commercial flights, the agency means business. Just ask two passengers aboard a US Airways flight from Charlotte to Little Rock, AR Friday.

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Things Ya Can't Fly With, Part Two: Gun Causes Scare In Dublin

Plane Searched Twice Before Allowed To Depart

If authorities at airports nationwide are upset about finding liquids among the carry-ons aboard commercial flights... you can imagine how they feel about guns.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.05.06): No Damage History

Aero-Tips!

Buying an airplane? Take a real close look. Many airplanes are advertised as "NDH", for "no damage history".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.05.06)

Aero-Linx!

Palm Pilot Pilots... say that three times fast.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.05.06): Prohibited Area

Aero-Terms!

Airspace designated under part 73 within which no person may operate an aircraft without the permission of the using agency.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.05.06)

"Northwest Airlines apologizes for the inconvenience."

Source: NWA spokesman Dean Breest, on Saturday night's drawn-out ordeal for passengers aboard Flight 44 -- a DC-10 bound for London's Gatwick airport.

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