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October 30, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.31.06

An update on Sunday's loss of a commercial airliner in Nigeria...
Emirates cans its order for Airbus A340s...
And Phoenix needs to wait a bit longer for its new control tower.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.31.06

An update on Sunday's loss of a commercial airliner in Nigeria...
Emirates cans its order for Airbus A340s...
And Phoenix needs to wait a bit longer for its new control tower.

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ANN Special Feature: Part 1: Aircraft Accident Reporting 10.31.06

ANN's Paul Plack and Jim Campbell discuss when, why and how ANN covers aircraft accidents.

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DOT Secretary Peters Says She'll Listen To All Ideas On Financing New ATC System

'VLJs Will Lead To Largest Increase In Air Traffic Since The 1960s'

With Congress poised to consider FAA reauthorization legislation next year, US Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters said Monday she will listen to all members of the aviation community on how best to finance new air traffic controllers and equipment investments needed to keep pace with surging traffic in the system.

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CO TFR: 11.03.06 - 11.04.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4789 Issue Date: October 30, 2006 at 15:27 UTC Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 19:15 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 04, 2006 at 16:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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ID TFR: 11.03.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4788 Issue Date: October 30, 2006 at 15:20 UTC Location: Coeur d'Alene/Hayden, Idaho near COEUR D'ALENE VOR/DME (COE) Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 0:45 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 03, 2006 at 2:35 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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SkyBus Goes With Rockwell Collins For Its Airbus Fleet

New LCC To Start Flying In 2007

Aero-News learned Monday that SkyBus Airlines, a new low-cost carrier based in Columbus, OH, has selected Rockwell Collins avionics and an eFlight information management solution for its upcoming fleet of 65 Airbus A319 aircraft.

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First Flight: Evektor SuperCobra

More Powerful Model Takes To The Skies

Aero-News has learned last Tuesday, October 24, the new Evektor VUT100-131i SuperCobra advanced high performance aircraft took to the skies from Evektor's headquarters at Kunovice Airport in the Czech Republic.

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NTSB Sends Team To Help Investigate Nigerian Airliner Accident

Flight Data Recorder, CVR Recovered

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to Nigeria to assist in the investigation of Sunday's mysterious downing of a Boeing 737-200 near the capital city of Abuja.

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Sikorsky Reports Its 4th Generation Rotor Blade Concept Has Passed The Test

And Then Some!

Sikorsky Aircraft tells ANN the latest testing on its 4th generation rotor blade to the US Marine Corps has yielded better than projected performance results.

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Odd Chain Of Events In MN Seaplane Incident

All's Well After C180 Loses Power

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 10.30.06 1600 EST: We're learning more of the circumstances behind an incident this weekend involving a Cessna 180 Skywagon seaplane in Minnesota.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.30.06

Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Fuel Woes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.30.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.30.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft: 10.30.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Master CFI Tom Turner's tips on avoding fuel exhaustion and starvation.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.30.06

Nigeria mourns after yet another aviation disaster...
Pilots reach an agreement with Mesaba...
...and an initial report from NTSB raises even more questions.
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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.30.06

Nigeria mourns after yet another aviation disaster...
Pilots reach an agreement with Mesaba...
...and an initial report from NTSB raises even more questions.

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ANN Special Feature: Aero-Craft with CFI Tom Turner 10.30.06

Today, ANN's Master CFI Tom Turner discusses strategies for avoiding the most common failure mode pilots bring on themselves...fuel exhaustion and fuel starvation.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-05 MANUFACTURER: Integrated Navigation Unit SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to various aircraft equipped with certain Honeywell Primus II RNZ-850( )/-851( ) integrated navigation units (INUs).

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-07 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 and A310 airplanes and A300-600 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-02 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300-600 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-03 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus models, as specified above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-01 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes.

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At Least 97 Lost In Latest Nigerian Airliner Accident

Third Major Civil Aviation Disaster In One Year

In its third major civil aviation disaster in a year, Nigeria is mourning the loss of at least 97 people, including two senators, a state deputy governor, and the top Muslim leader of the country.

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Mesaba Reaches Tentative Deals With Pilots, Flight Attendants

Mechanics Still Holding Out

Finally, some good news to report for beleaguered Northwest Airlines regional carrier Mesaba... as the airline announced Sunday it has reached a tentative agreement with the unions representing its pilots and flight attendants.

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Qantas Orders Eight More A380s

"Attractive" Deal Also Includes Four A330s

Airbus is ending what has been its best month all year with even better news: as negotiators with Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd. haggled over compensation for delays in the delivery of its first A380s, the carrier announced Sunday it has firmed up options on eight more of the supersized airliners.

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NTSB Issues Prelim On VA Airshow Accident

NTSB Posts A Prelim On The Nancy Lynn Investigation

On October 14, 2006, about 1300 eastern daylight time, an Extra Flugzeugbau GMBH 300, N168EX, was destroyed when it impacted terrain at Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR), Culpeper, Virginia. The certificated commercial pilot was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the airplane was not operating on a flight plan. The local air show flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

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Here's A Dragster With Really Long Wings

Sunday - SUNDAY - SUNDAY!

You've probably been to an airshow and have seen those races between an airplane and some ground-based speedster such as a racecar or rocket-truck, but a pilot performed a solo speed run of his own at Tulsa Raceway Park instead of the nearby airport in Oklahoma this Sunday.

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Chalk's Set To Fly Again Next Month

Carrier To Fly B1900s As Mallards Upgraded

It won't be nearly as romantic... but after being grounded for nearly a year in the wake of a fatal accident, Chalk's Airlines is set to resume flights between Miami and the Bahamas on November 9, using land-based planes instead of its famous flying boats.

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Man Extradited Back To US Following Flight To Cuba

Charged With Stealing Plane, Kidnapping

Aero-News has learned the man charged with stealing a Cessna 172 from a Florida airport and flying it to Cuba -- with his young son onboard -- has been extradited back to the US to face charges.

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NASA Continues To Go To The Birds...

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NASA Plans To Send Discovery To VAB Wednesday

Aiming For Launch In Early December

In advance of a planned December 7 launch of the space shuttle Discovery, NASA technicians are wrapping up work inside Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility in preparation for rollover of the orbiter to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Wednesday, November 1.

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Seeking One Sport Pilot Certificate, Part One

Flying's The Easy Part; Telling The Family, Well...

I have made the decision that I want to learn how to fly; I just have to share the news with my husband.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.30.06): Engine Fires On Startup

Aero-Tips!

Engine fires during start can happen any time for any number of reasons, but by far they most frequently occur in cold weather from over-priming. What should we do in the event of an engine fire on the ground?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.30.06)

Aero-Linx!

All around website for those who want to start flying. Helicopters, fixed wing, balloons, gliders and other kinds of aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.30.06): VFR-Over-The-Top

Aero-Terms!

With respect to the operation of aircraft, means the operation of an aircraft over-the-top under VFR when it is not being operated on an IFR flight plan.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.30.06)

"Our decision to increase our order has been made after an extensive review of the recent problems at Airbus and the delivery schedule delays of the A380. We are convinced that these problems relate to industrialisation issues at Airbus and will be remedied, and in no way relate to the technical capacity of the A380."

Source: Qantas Airlines Chief Executive Geoff Dixon, commenting on its surprise decision to exercise options for eight more Airbus A380 aircraft -- at a time when several airlines are talking about cancelling orders for the troubled plane.

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