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November 24, 2005

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.25.05 Holiday Edition

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.25.05

ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell, subs in for Pete Combs over the holidays... God Help You all. Thankfully; Pete will be back first thing Mon

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FAA Will Expunge Pilots' Identities From Certain Accident, Incident Records

AOPA tells ANN that if you were involved in an accident or incident that was reported to or investigated by the FAA, chances are that your personal identification information, like your pilot certificate number or name, is still on record with the FAA — and would be indefinitely if you didn't specifically ask for that information to be removed.

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NASA Studies Hairline Cracks In Fuel Tank Foam

Latest Mystery In Quest To Solve Insulation Problems

It's one step forward, two steps back lately for NASA, as officials announced Tuesday they have still not figured out what caused the loss of insulating foam from the external fuel tank on this summer's flight of Discovery -- although a new problem found with another tank may provide a clue.

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New Runway Rules At Logan International

Measures Aim To Reduce Incursions

Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Massport) and the FAA announced Tuesday new measures intended to curb the risk of runway incursions at Boston's Logan International Airport.

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First Presidential Test Helo Arrives At Pax River

The first VH-71 Presidential Helicopter test vehicle landed at Pax River recently and immediately began undergoing familiarization training for pilots and maintainers.

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Japanese Probe Lands On Itokawa Asteroid, Takes Off Again

Maneuvering For Second Attempt To Collect Samples

After analyzing data from this weekend's attempt by the Hayabusa probe to touchdown on the surface of the asteroid Itokawa, Japanese space agency (JAXA) officials said Wednesday the probe did, in fact, touch down on the surface of the asteroid Sunday, before launching itself back into space.

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UND's Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences Goes With SR20

Latest Step As School Moves To All-Glass Fleet

Cirrus Design announced earlier this week The Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota will soon offer flight training on the Cirrus SR20. The Duluth, MN-based manufacturer said the University of North Dakota Aerospace program will take delivery of four new SR20s in December, with plans to begin student flight training in January.

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Klyde Morris 11.24.05

Klyde Counts His Blessings This Thanksgiving...

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FAA, CASA Airworthiness Directives Issued On A320 Nosegear

Agencies: Past Incidents Underscore Need For Inspections

As regular Aero-News readers know, there have been as many as seven incidents reported where the nosewheels on Airbus A320-series airlines have become jammed at a 90-degree angle, leading to some rather spectacular landings -- televised, or not. In response, the FAA and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) both issued Airworthiness Directives Wednesday for the A320, both for the same component.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.24.05)

"Due to client confidentiality protocols we can't say which US aircraft manufacturer, and because the product has so many uses we aren't sure what they are doing with it." Source: CAMTECH Camouflage Technology Managing Director Owen Graham, on the announcement an unnamed US aircraft manufacturer has ordered a large quantity of the company's Spectro Dynamic Systems silver-coated 'cenospheres' -- which, according to the company, are an excellent electromagnetic shielding material, or infrared reflector.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-24-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-24-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-300 series airplanes.

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