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December 06, 2006

OR TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7688 Issue Date: December 06, 2006 at 0114 UTC Location: Grants Pass, Oregon near ROSEBURG VOR/DME (RBG) Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: Until further notice Reason for NOTAM: For search and rescue operations Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520

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Emirates In Talks With Airbus For A350 XWB

Airline Believes It Can Influence Design

Dubai-based carrier Emirates says it has a future need for an airliner like Airbus' planned A350 XWB.

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Flying Heritage Collection To Relocate To Paine Field

Vintage Aircraft Attraction Will Open At KPAE In Summer 2007

The Flying Heritage Collection, featuring rare World War II and Cold War-era aircraft acquired and restored to flying condition by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen (right), announced this week it will move its facility to Paine Field in Everett, WA.

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Parker: US Airways Will Give Up On Merger If Delta Doesn't Waver

"This Plan Makes Sense"

The staunch opposition by management at Delta Air Lines to last month's unsolicited merger proposal by US Airways may be paying off... as US Airways CEO Doug Parker said Tuesday if Delta can't be persuaded to support the merger, he'll give up on the bid.

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Adam Aircraft Hires Two New Executives To Accelerate Engineering Program

Bisges, Thomson Bring Considerable Expertise To Planemaker

Aero-News has learned Adam Aircraft has appointed Tom Bisges as Vice President, Engineering and Program Management, and Malcolm Thomson as Vice President, Flight Test Engineering.

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Polar First Crew Takes Off For Second Record Attempt

RTW Flight Will Cross North, South Poles

Two English pilots took off Tuesday from Fort Worth, TX bound for a journey that, if all goes to plan, wil bring them back to the Alliance Airport in 168 days.

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Comair's Pilots Ponder Strike While Picketing

Union Is Angry Airline Asked Judge To Negate Contract

Comair's pilots are voting on whether to authorize a strike after failing again on Monday to reach a consensus with the company on pay cuts the airline says it must have.

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French Market Regulators Looking At EADS

Investigation Into Fishy Stock Sales Leads To Further Questions

EADS may have known the A380 was in trouble as far back as February this year according to French newspaper Le Monde. The information comes from an inquiry by AMF, France's market regulatory agency.

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Continental Converts Orders For 12 Boeing 737-900ERs

Carrier Now Has 24 Orders For Latest 737 Variant

Boeing and Continental Airlines announced Tuesday the airline has converted 12 of its existing orders for Next-Generation 737 jetliners to 737-900ERs. The announcement follows a Continental decision last August to become the first airline in the Americas and the first two-class carrier to order Boeing's newest and largest-capacity member of the 737 family.

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NASA Eyes Two New Glitches Onboard Discovery

No Word Yet If Power Surge, Glue Will Delay Launch

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.06.06 1145 EST: For the moment, the space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to lift off less than 36 hours from now, in what should be a spectacular nighttime launch. But two late-breaking technical glitches may throw the proverbial wrench in those plans.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 12.06.06

RJ Siegel, With The Latest On The LoPresti Fury

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.06.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.06.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Latest On LoPresti's Fury: 12.06.06 (ANN Special Feature, with LoPresti's RJ Siegel and an update on the status of the LoPresti Fury.)

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USAF Thunderbirds Release 2007 Show Schedule

The U. S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds" have announced its 2007 air show schedule, which begins March 24 and runs through Nov. 11. The team is scheduled to perform more than 68 shows in 21 states and nine European countries.

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds Announce 2007 Schedule

The 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (Snowbirds) consists of approximately 85 Canadian Forces personnel. All members of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are serving members of the Canadian Forces, including the Reserve Force, each of whom brings years of military experience to the team.

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Blue Angels Announce 2007 Show Schedule

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced their schedule for the 2007 show season. Following winter training, the team will begin its 61st season at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 10, 2007. It will conclude Nov. 10 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.06.06

Two American pilots held in Brazil are finally allowed to come home...
The DOT pulls its plan to allow more foreign investment in US airlines...
...and a cut cable causes havoc in the skies o

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.06.06

Two American pilots held in Brazil are finally allowed to come home...
The DOT pulls its plan to allow more foreign investment in US airlines...
...and a cut cable causes havoc in the skies o

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ANN Special Feature: RJ Siegel, VP, LoPresti - Fury Update 12.06.06

Today, ANN's Jim Campbell sits down with RJ Siegel, LoPresti's VP of Operations, for an update on the Fury program.

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Reports: Lufthansa Will Launch 747-8 Intercontinental

Order For 20 Planes, 20 Options Rumored

It could be a VERY big deal for Boeing. Speculation is running high the American planemaker may have finally found a launch customer for its 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet... Germany's Lufthansa.

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Cut Cable Causes ATC Outage In South Florida

Planes Grounded, Four Separation Incidents Reported

A severed telecommunications cable caused some tense moments in the skies over South Florida Monday.

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Delta Reaches Tentative Agreement To Nix Pension Plan

PBGC, Bankruptcy Court Will Have To Approve

Delta Air Lines has reached a tentative agreement with the federal agency that insures corporate pensions. On Monday, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation gave its conditional approval to assume control of the pilots' pension plan.

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Authority Receives Final State Permits For Florida Airport Relocation

Challenge Period Has Expired

The Panama City–Bay County Airport and Industrial District announced this week it had received the final State of Florida permits necessary to move forward with the relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport (KPFN).

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Air Force Wants To Order More Raptors

Would Increase USAF Fleet To 203 F-22s

The Air Force is pushing to order 20 more F-22 Raptors, extending production for at least one year beyond the planned termination date in 2011.

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NASA Langley Solicits Buyout Offers From Employees

Facility Aims To Cut Approximately 40 Jobs

Employees at NASA's Langley Research Center will be offered buyouts over the next two weeks.

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Second Time Is The Charm For The Intrepid

Crews Succeed In Moving WWII Carrier For Refurbishing

The first attempt a month ago ended only a few feet from the dock, with the mighty ship's stern mired in Hudson River silt... but on Tuesday, crews finally succeeded in pulling the USS Intrepid away from its berth on Manhattan's west side.

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British Airways Passengers Share Cabin With Deceased Traveler

Body Rides In First Class For Remainder Of Trip

Travelers riding in the first class cabin on a recent British Airways flight were distressed to find out they were sharing the cabin with an elderly passenger who passed away halfway through the transatlantic journey.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.06.06): Mentor Pilot

Aero-Tips!

A unique concept that has arisen with the advent of Very Light Jets (VLJs) is that of the "mentor pilot".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.06.06)

Aero-Linx!

Planes and more planes, no end to the facts and photos of aircraft on this site.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.06.06) Pibal

Aero-Terms!

Pronounced PIE-ball, short for "pilot balloon". Today this refers to the small helium filled balloons that balloon pilots release preflight to track wind direction and wind speed.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.06.06)

"It's not very enjoyable when this happens. But the staff were very good."

Source: An unidentified first-class passenger onboard British Airways Flight 213 on November 28. Travelers in the first class cabin were distressed to find out they were sharing the cabin with an elderly passenger who passed away halfway through the transatlantic journey.

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