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March 05, 2007

Eclipse Aviation Announces Its New Avio Partners

IS&S, Garmin, Chelton Among Those Tasked With Bringing "Avio NG" To Reality

At a press conference Monday afternoon, representatives with Eclipse Aviation announced a team of avionics suppliers is working with the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker to develop the next-generation version of the Avio integrated avionics suite for use in the Eclipse 500 VLJ... and quite the team it is.

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Two Lost As Plane Impacts House Near KBFR

Police Investigating Possibility Crash Was "An Intentional Act"

New information has surfaced on Monday's crash of a small plane near Bedford, IN... that casts a disturbing pall on an already sad story.

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NATCA Reports ATC Equipment Failure Monday Over Atlantic

Group Claims ATOP Failure Affected Roughly 70 Planes

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association reports at 0100 EST the morning of March 5, there was a failure of the Advanced Technologies and Ocean Procedures (ATOP) system that New York Center air traffic controllers use to handle aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean.

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IN Accident TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4815  Issue Date: March 05, 2007 at 1835 UTC  Type: Hazards

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Premier Aircraft Sales Offers Iridium Installations In Diamond, Mooney Planes

Satcom-Capable Phones Now Available To Owners

Representatives with Premier Aircraft Sales tell ANN the company recently became a distributor for Satcom Direct, Inc's Iridium-based handheld global satellite telephones.

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Moose Brings Down Helicopter In Alaska

Animal Euthanized After Striking Tailrotor

A cow moose that had been tranquilized for tracking purposes made an unexpected move, and ran into the tailrotor of a hovering Hughes 369D in Alaska Saturday afternoon. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.05.07

The Search For Amelia Earhart's Electra

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.05.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.05.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The New Britain Project: 03.05.07 (ANN Special Feature, with David Billings, on the search for Amelia Earhart's lost Lockheed Electra.)

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Sikorsky Signs VIH Up For One More S-92

Deal Announced At Heli-Expo 2007

Last Friday, Sikorsky Aircraft and VIH Aviation Group Ltd. signed a contract to provide another S-92 helicopter to support offshore oil operations in Northeastern Canada.

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Robinson Helicopter's New R66 Heli To Be Rolls-Powered

New RR300 Turbine To Power Big Brother To R22, R44

Rolls-Royce announced at Heli-Expo 2007 last week it will supply a new turboshaft engine to power the Robinson Helicopter Company’s newly announced R66 rotorcraft.

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Computer Problems Leave Hundreds Of US Airways Passengers Waiting

Merger Problems Continue For Carrier

A computer glitch Sunday left hundreds standing in long lines at Philadelphia International Airport and Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, US Airways largest hub.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.05.07

A red RV-6 is missing on a coast-to-coast ferry flight.
Eclipse announces a slip in its delivery schedule.
...and did the wildfire kill the airborne spotters, or was it alcohol?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.05.07

A red RV-6 is missing on a coast-to-coast ferry flight.
Eclipse announces a slip in its delivery schedule.
...and did the wildfire kill the airborne spotters, or was it alcohol?

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ANN Special Feature: David Billings - 03.05.07

Today, ANN's Paul Plack talks with David Billings, an Australian who's among those searching for
Amelia Earheart's Lockheed Electra, on this 70th anniversary of her disappearance.
We'll talk

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Single Engine Plane Crashes Near Aussie Cricket Match

Three In Plane Not Seriously Injured, Cricket Team Plays On

Just another day in the life of the Australian cricket team.

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Delta Connection Partners With Southern AeroMedical Institute

Will Provide Training In High Altitude Recovery Operations

Delta Connection Academy entered into an exclusive agreement with Southern AeroMedical Institute (SAMI) to develop and implement a training program incorporating the physiological training associated with high altitude operations in combination with computer-based simulation training in high altitude recovery operations.

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Could The C-17 See Life In The Civilian Market?

Boeing Receives $10.8 Billion Letter of Intent To Fund Purchases

Global Heavylift Holdings, looking to utilize military cargo planes for commercial purposes like carrying heavy and oversize machinery, plans to purchase new or used C-17s from Boeing, reported Bloomberg.

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Astronaut In Love Averts Attempted Murder Charge

Nowak Faces Attempted Kidnapping, Other Charges

Almost a month after Lisa Nowak was arrested at an Orlando airport parking lot, Florida prosecutors formally charged her Friday with attempted kidnapping to intent to inflict bodily harm, with burglary with a weapon and battery.

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Germany Plans Mission To Moon

Unmanned Flight To Be Launched By 2013

Germany is looking towards the moon again, and not just from the ground. The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) announced Friday its goal is to launch an unmanned flight to the earth's satellite by 2013.

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Klyde Morris (03.05.07)

Turns Out Airbus DID Notify UPS About The A380F...

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Hollister Airport Has Ambitious Plans

$250,000 Runway Repairs Before Airport Expansion

Hollister Municipal Airport, CA, is looking for money. Not just the $250,000 from the FAA to repair its runways in the coming month, but millions of dollars in federal grants for airport expansion.      

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FAA Official Indicted Over Sea-Tac Bid

Conspiracy, Fraud Charges In Multimillion Dollar Contract

A federal grand jury indicted a local FAA contracting officer on fraud charges Friday for conspiring to unfairly award a $4.3 million contract for a new runway lighting system at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac).

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Cessna 182 Lands On I-10 Near Banning, CA

Dodges Transmission Lines, Cars; No Injuries

The pilot of a Cessna 182 dodged a set of high-powered transmission lines, flew through wind gusts of 35 mph, and landed on I-10 in Banning, CA without hitting a car or causing injuries Saturday afternoon.

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Hawking to Make Zero Gravity Flight Next Month

A Taste Of Space For Astrophysicist

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking will soon move beyond the confines of the wheelchair he uses to weightlessness during next month's weightless flight, operated by Zero Gravity Corporation.

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Aviation Diagnostics' Intelligent Automation Introduces SuperHUMS

Aircraft Health And Usage Monitoring Systems Advancements Announced

Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), a CA-based machinery diagnostics company and leader in aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), last week announced enhanced diagnostic technology for aircraft condition-based maintenance (CBM) applications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.05.07)

Aero-Linx!

Do you and your flight instructor see eye-to-eye? No? Want to find a new one but don't know where to look? Check out this website and the flight instructor section.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.05.07): Variometer

Aero-Terms!

A variometer is an instrument used in aircraft to indicate the vertical speed (known as the climb/sink rate). It can be calibrated in feet per minute (ft/min), knots (nautical miles per hour) or metres per second (m/s), depending on country or type of aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.05.07)

"If you're developing new oil and gas, gold or diamonds, these things usually are not very easy to get to, C-17s are able to go wherever there's flat earth' for them to land."

Source: Myron Stokes, co-founder of Florida-based heavy airlift operator Global Heavylift. The company has reportedly signed a Letter of Intent with Boeing for dozens of new and/or used variants of the military's C-17 Globemaster III large transport aircraft, for use in civilian applications.

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