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February 18, 2006

Diamond Reports 26% Sales Increase For 2005

Diamond Aircraft delivered 26% more aircraft in 2005 than the previous year, according to General Aviation Manufacturing Association (GAMA) statistics. Contributing to Diamond's increased sales were the introduction of the DA42 Twin Star, increased production of the DA40 Diamond Star and strong export sales.

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Gaston Co. Agrees To Keep CyberBug Away From Planes, Under 400 Ft. AGL

AOPA Pressures FAA To Address Issue

Aero-News first reported on the Gaston County (NC) police department's plans to deploy a CyberBug UAV earlier this month. At the time, AOPA's Chris Dancy told ANN the association would be contacting the FAA to address the issue... and AOPA reports the FAA has acted... sort of.

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Get Thee Behind Me, Pappy Boyington

Student senator Jill Edwards spoke for the student body when she "questioned whether it was appropriate to honor a person who killed other people." She "didn’t’ believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."

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Lehigh University Tells FAA To Look Elsewhere

Won't Sell Land For New Radar Tower

The FAA wants to put a new radar tower somewhere near Allentown, PA. The agency thought they'd found the perfect spot for it, too -- on land owned by Lehigh University. Just one problem: the school isn't selling.

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Thunderbirds Change Command

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” is welcoming a new commander. Lt. Col. Kevin J. Robbins took command of the unit from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Michael J. Chandler Feb. 17.

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Flight Explorer Professional Edition 6.0 Intro'd

Delivers New and Advanced Flight Operations Management Decision-Support Tools

Flight Explorer (FE), a global flight tracking, information technology and communications solutions provider to the aviation community, has announced the release of Flight Explorer Professional Edition 6.0, an integrated flight management decision-support tool.

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Reno's New ILS Causes Problems For Airport, Pax

FAA Investigates Tuesday's Failure

Officials at Reno-Tahoe International Airport are still fuming after Tuesday's failure of the airport's new ILS system, which caused five flight diversions and created a ripple effect throughout the western US air traffic system.

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Symphony 160 Becoming Familiar Sight At Flight Schools

Symphony Aircraft Industries (SAI), is continuing to make inroads in the flight school training market.

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Marshall Center Gains Booster Separation Motor Testing Capability

Through an arrangement with an industry partner, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is the new home for a space shuttle booster separation motor test stand.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.18.06): Aero-Electricity 101 (Quiz, Part Two)

Aero-Tips!

This is it. I promise. But to be sure you really understand your airplane’s electrical system, try these last few questions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you’re interested in plane watching and don’t want a silly security fence in your way, then head off to St. Maarten.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.06): Autorotation

Autorotation A rotorcraft flight condition in which the lifting rotor is driven entirely by action of the air when the rotorcraft is in motion.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.18.06)

"We commend the determination of both the Northwest and Delta pilots to fight further cuts by using every means at their disposal under the Railway Labor Act. These pilots have worked hard to keep their airlines viable, but have drawn the line in response to the threat to terminate their contracts. Their fight is our fight, and we will do what we can to support their right to a fair and equitable contract. Management at both of these airlines should focus on reaching a negotiated solution with their pilots for the good of all of the airlines' stakeholders as well as the traveling public. The alternative is a strike that would prove costly for all concerned." Source: A statement issued by the The Allied Pilots Association (APA), Thursday, fo

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