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December 20, 2006

FAA Says Nevada ELT Signal Not From Missing Plane

Alert Issued After Plane Fails To Arrive At Destination

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 12.20.06 1300 EST: The Federal Aviation Adminstration says an emergency beacon signal picked up Tuesday was apparently from a boat, and is not connected to a missing Cirrus SR22.

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Delta, US Airways Go On Offensive Over Merger Bid

If It Was Civil Before, It Ain't Anymore

One day after Delta Air Lines submitted its reorganization plan to the US Bankruptcy Court -- and let it be known, in no uncertain terms, that it feels a merger with US Airways is a bad idea -- US Airways CEO Doug Parker says he refuses to back down on the hostile takeover bid.

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Violent Winter Storm Causes Damage At KBFI

Three Planes Suffer In High Winds

A violent winter storm last week along the Pacific coast that left many Seattle residents without power, and led to several delays at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, caused significant damage to at least three planes tied down at Boeing Field/King County International.

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SilkAir Adds More A320s To Its Fleet

SIA Regional Operator Orders 11 Planes, Nine Options

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, signed a contract this week for an additional 11 A320 aircraft, plus nine further options. The airline currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of five A319s and eight A320s, with two additional A320 Family aircraft from an order in 2002 still to join the fleet.

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CA TFR: 01.01.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8806 Issue Date: December 20, 2006 at 1046 UTC Location: Pasadena, California near LOS ANGELES VORTAC (LAX) Beginning Date and Time: January 01, 2007 at 1400 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 01, 2007 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: To prevent unsafe congestion of aircraft in the vicinity of the Tournament of Roses Parade Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Southern California (SCT) TRACON, 858-537-5900

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Baby OK After Being Put Through X-Ray Machine At LAX

TSA Asks Passengers "To Use Some Common Sense"

Doctors report a one-month-old baby who was accidentally put through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport this weekend will be just fine, and that he did not receive a dangerous dose of radiation.

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NBAA Announces Recipients Of UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

Each Student Receives $1,000 To Continue Aero-Learning

Aero-News learned this week the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has awarded $5,000 in scholarship funds to five students who seek to advance their professional development in the business aviation industry.

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Singapore Airlines Confirms Order For Nine More A380s

First New A380 Order Of The Year

Airbus has received its first new order for the A380 superjumbo, after a third delay to production was announced in October. On Wednesday, Singapore Airlines (SIA) committed to buy nine additional frames, bringing its total to 19 double-decker airliners.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 12.20.06

Part Two, AEA's Ric Peri On FAA Changes To Part 145

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.20.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.20.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Part Two, AEA's Ric Peri: 12.20.06 (ANN Special Feature, with AEA President Ric Peri on changes to regulations governing Part 145 operations.)

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Pilot Warned Of Altitude Before Waco, TX Cessna 310 Fatal

NTSB: Night IMC Conditions Prevailed During Approach

The NTSB has released a preliminary report on a Cessna 310 (file photo of type below) crash from December 10. The aircraft, on approach to Waco Regional Airport in Waco, TX, crashed short of the runway killing all three aboard.

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WY TFR: 12.21.06 - 12.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8743 Issue Date: December 19, 2006 at 1730 UTC Type: VIP

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2006-25-12 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-25-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) 501-D series turboprop engines.

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AD: CFM International

AD NUMBER: 2006-26-01 MANUFACTURER: CFM International SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International CFM56 Series turbofan engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.20.06

Delta reveals its plan for reorganization...
A major expansion at Charlotte-Douglas International...
...and don't sit in the front row if you're over 5-foot-9!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.20.06

Delta reveals its plan for reorganization...
A major expansion at Charlotte-Douglas International...
...and don't sit in the front row if you're over 5-foot-9!

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ANN Special Feature: Part 2 - AEA's Ric Peri 12.20.06

Today, Part 2 of Jim Campbell's interview with Ric Peri of the Aircraft Electronics Association to

discuss FAA changes to Part 145.

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FAA May Freeze ATC Hiring If FY2006 Budget Extended

Says It Needs More Money In '07

Responding to a proposal by incoming Democrat lawmakers that would cap its funding for fiscal year 2007 at FY2006 levels, the Federal Aviation Administration says it may freeze hiring of air traffic controllers and technicians -- despite claims by controllers that many facilities are already severely understaffed.

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Discovery Undocks From ISS, Begins Journey Home

Loss Of Weather Contingency Day May Prove Challenging

NASA reports the space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 5:10 pm EST Tuesday, ending an eight-day stay.

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Report: European Union Plans To Scale Back CO2 Regulations

Plan Gives Foreign Airlines Extra Time To Comply

Reports from Europe indicate the European Commission will soon propose regulations requiring all airlines flying from EU airports to take part in its controversial carbon emissions trading scheme... but the plan may give foreign operators additional time to comply.

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TSA Tightens Security At Air Carrier Airports

Those With SIDA Badges Can Expect To Be Questioned

If you have been issued a security identification display area (SIDA) badge or other airport-issued ID that gives you access to an air carrier airport, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says you can expect airport staff to ask you for additional information, including proof of citizenship.

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Bomb Threat Grounds Delta Connection Jet

Note Found Inside Magazine

Police are still searching for the writer of a note found onboard a Chautauqua Airlines regional jet earlier this week, claiming there was a bomb on the plane.

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Benson Space Company Signs Deal To Develop SpaceDev Dream Chaser Ships

Hires Retired Shuttle Astronaut As Chief Test Pilot

After spinning off from the company he founded, SpaceDev, in September to start Benson Space Company, Jim Benson wasted little time getting down to business.

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Alteon Receives CASA Certification For Diamond FTD

Alteon Training, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, told ANN Tuesday the company has received certification for a Diamond Aircraft Flight Training Device (FTD) simulator for their upcoming multi-crew pilot license (MPL) beta test in Brisbane, Australia.

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Air New Zealand Doubles Up On Its Dreamliners... Again

787-9 Launch Customer Now Has Eight Planes On Order

Business is booming for many overseas airlines, including national carrier Air New Zealand. More business means more planes... and on Tuesday, the airline announced the purchase of four more Boeing 787-9 airliners.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.20.06): Minimum Vectoring Altitude

Aero-Tips!

Ask your briefer for the MVA in your area, or get your clearance on the ground before departing IFR into marginal weather conditions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.20.06)

Aero-Linx!

Was there aviation before airplanes? Of course there was and you can find some of it here at Flying Machines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.20.06): N-Numbers

Aero-Terms!

Federal Government aircraft registration numbers. US-registered aircraft numbers begin with "N," Canadian numbers with "C" or "CF," German numbers with "D," United Kingdom numbers with "G," etc.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.20.06)

"In anticipation of the impact that could have on our finances, we must take further steps to reduce spending while still maintaining effective services to our customers."

Source: From a memo written by Eugene Juba, senior vice president of finance for the FAA's Air Traffic Organization, responding to a proposal by incoming Democrat lawmakers that would cap FAA funding for fiscal year 2007 at FY2006 levels.

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