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February 01, 2006

ANN Special Feature: The Coming War Over User Fees 02.02.06

The head of the Air Transport Association, as expected, has repeated the call for aviation user fees to bolster FAA's budget, a move that would offload millions of dollars of fees paid by the airli

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.02.06

The battle is joined over GA user fees...

The ATA backs 'em...

NATA smacks 'em...

And the EAA says the real fight begins later this year.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.02.06

The battle is joined over GA user fees...

The ATA backs 'em...

NATA smacks 'em...

And the EAA says the real fight begins later this year.

...and more.

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Startling Pix Shows Last Seconds of C421 Accident

A security camera captured the last few seconds of an uncontrolled descent by a stricken Cessna 421 that resulted in the loss of four persons aboard. The attached screen grab shows the aircraft in a near vertical decent with no hope of recovery when it impacted a construction site with catastrophic result. The aircraft was on an IFR flight plan and was attempting to land at Palwaukee when the accident occurred.

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NM TFR: 02.02.06-02.03.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/1265 Issue Date : February 01, 2006 at 18:44 UTC Location : Albuquerque, New Mexico Beginning Date and Time : February 02, 2006 at 21:55 UTC Ending Date and Time : February 03, 2006 at 17:50 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

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Jet Source Consolidates Avionics and Maintenance Services

The completion of Jet Source's Business Aviation Center will now provide a new home for Jet Source's FAA Certified Part 145 Maintenance and Avionics Repair Stations.

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Young Eagles Get Major TV Exposure

Harrison Ford, Jay Leno Talk Young Eagles on `Tonight Show'

Actor, pilot and EAA member Harrison Ford, chairman of EAA's Young Eagles Program, provided some great national exposure for Young Eagles on Tuesday night (Jan. 31) during his appearance on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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DigiFlite Intro's Web-Based MEL (Minimum Equipment List) Training

Company Grows Its Pilot Training Library

DigiFlite has released online training to improve flight operations and regulatory compliance when operating under the Minimum Equipment List.

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Carrier Qualified! Ike Polishes New Pilots

Student naval aviators performed touch-and-goes, arrested landings and catapult-assisted launches aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Jan. 25-28, completing their first carrier qualifications (CQ).

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Analysis: Growth in PAX Traffic to Trigger New A/C Orders and Significant Fleet

To accommodate burgeoning passenger traffic on domestic and international routes, airlines across the world are engaged in the expansion of their fleets. Record orders for new airplanes placed in 2005 have almost doubled the total orders of aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus and most aircraft deliveries are likely to take place over the next five years.

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Lockout? Teamsters Accuse World Airways Of Stranding Crews

Teamsters: Company Strands Pilots in Angola, Refuses to Bargain in Good Faith

The Teamsters tell ANN that World Airways Inc. locked out pilots operating its commercial flights on Monday. The alleged action in violation of the current collective bargaining agreement idles a large percentage of its pilots and stranded several crews around the globe.

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EAA Responds To ATA Chief's Call For Aviation User Fees

The head of the Air Transport Association, as expected, has repeated the call for aviation user fees to bolster FAA's budget, a move that would offload millions of dollars of fees paid by the airlines onto general aviation users.

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Boeing Launches Longest-Range 737 with ANA

Boeing has launched the 737-700ER (Extended Range), following an order conversion from ANA (All Nippon Airways) for two airplanes.

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ATR Training Center Gets Dual Cert For 1st Mechtronix Ascent ATR 42-300 FFT

The Ascent FFT Also Represents Mechtronix's First Training Device Sold in France

Mechtronix's ATR 42/72 Ascent Full Flight Trainer (FFT) has received the dual qualification of FNPT II MCC and FTD Level 2 under JAR-STD 3A and 2A respectively, on December 15, 2005 at the Toulouse based ATR Training Center (ATC).

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MN TFR: 02.02.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/1200 Issue Date : January 31, 2006 at 19:17 UTC Location : Minneapolis, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time : February 02, 2006 at 16:05 UTC Ending Date and Time : February 02, 2006 at 20:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP Replaced NOTAM

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Sikorsky Delivers 600th S-76 Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft's S-76 helicopter line continued building upon its legacy with the recent delivery of the 600th S-76 helicopter. More than 220 operators in 59 countries are currently flying S-76 helicopters.

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Extra Aircraft Celebrates Milestone

... AND Predicts a Record Year

2006 marks a significant milestone in the history of Extra Aircraft as it celebrates its 25th anniversary in aviation manufacturing and the potential for a record-breaking production schedule.

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American Eurocopter's Columbus, MS Facility To Produce UH-145 Light Utility Heli

EADS North America will produce the UH-145 rotary wing aircraft, the company's offering for the Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), at the American Eurocopter Columbus, Mississippi facility.

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Vance AFB Couple Selected To Pilot B-2s

The Air Force's only B-2 Spirit bomber wing has announced a historical first -- the selection of a married pilot couple. Capts. Rob and Beth Makros, T-38 instructor pilots with the 25th Flying Training Squadron here, have been selected for assignment to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

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NBAA Announces Six Recipients of Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship

Individuals Will Attend Leadership Conference February 22-23 in Dallas, TX

NBAA has announced that six individuals have been selected by the Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC) as recipients of the 2006 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship.

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Upgraded: AEA Appoints Drape New Director of Communications

Also Becomes New Managing Editor for Avionics News 

AEA President Paula Derks has announced the appointment of a new director of communications for AEA and managing editor of Avionics News, effective Jan. 26. Trisha Drape joins the AEA staff in Independence, Mo., in the communications role and will work with Avionics News Editor Rachel Ronan and Derks, publisher, on the monthly magazine.

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All Weather Model 8339 Laser Ceilometer Receives CE Certification

All Weather, Inc., has received CE certification for the Model 8339 Laser Ceilometer. The Model 8339 is the only ceilometer on the market that is able to simultaneously detect and measure up to four layers of clouds at heights up to 30,000 feet (9 km).

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BizJet Announces Service Center Agreement with FirstFlight Management

BizJet International announces a service center agreement with FirstFlight Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of FBO Air Inc., located at Elmira Corning Regional Airport in New York.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.01.06): Carbon Monoxide

Aero-Tips!

A friend was flying a Cessna Skyhawk when he began to feel drowsy, and his head begin to hurt.  Soon the headache was almost so bad he could not fly -- his vision became fuzzy and it was hard to concentrate. He was a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.06)

Aero-Linx!

The organization formerly known as the Confederate Air Force are a large group of volunteers committed to the daunting task of preserving, in flying condition, the combat aircraft of all branches in World War II both Allied and Axis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.06): ALS

ALS Approach Light System. A configuration of signal lights starting at the landing threshold and extending into the approach area a distance of 2400-3000 feet for precision instrument runways and 1400-1500 feet for nonprecision instrument runways. Sort of looks like Christmas.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.01.06)

"This is the correct business decision given today’s market dynamics.” Source: Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace, commenting on their decision to abandon development of the CSeries aircraft line. The majority of the CSeries employees will be redirected to the development of regional aircraft opportunities.

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TN TFR: 02.01.06

NOTAM Number : FDC 6/1184 Issue Date : January 31, 2006 at 13:15 UTC Location : Nashville, Tennessee Beginning Date and Time : February 01, 2006 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time : February 01, 2006 at 19:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type : VIP Replaced NOTAM(s) : N/A

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