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February 25, 2006

Crossbow Technologies Responds To D2A Recall Of Its NAV425EX AHRS

Announces Customer Care Program For Affected Customers

Wednesday, ANN reported on the move by Chelton distributor Direct-To Avionics (D2A) to recall systems utilizing the Crossbow Technology 425EX AHRS, as well D2A's decision to stop furnishing the 425EX as part of its future experimental Chelton EFIS systems. In a letter to its customers Friday, Crossbow responded to that recall.

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'Our Helicopters Saved 17,443 Lives' In Katrina

So Says National Guard General Steve Blum

LTG H Steven Blum is the Chief of the National Guard Bureau -- the top man in the organization that ties together the 50 State and four Territorial National Guards in the USA. And he wants everybody to know how proud he is of his part-time servicemembers -- especially the helicopter ground and flight crews.

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NATCA Seeks Contract Mediation In Latest Round Of Talks

Finally, Something They Can Agree With The FAA On

They didn't want it at first... but NATCA acknowledged this week that contract talks between the air traffic controllers union and the FAA have deteriorated almost to the point of no return, and has requested a federal mediator to step in.

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Judge Tells Northwest, Unions To Keep Negotiating

Grants Second Extension To Contract Decision

Keep at it. That's the message US Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper gave to negotiators for Northwest Airlines and its pilots and flight attendants unions Friday, postponing for a second time a ruling on whether Northwest can toss out its existing contracts with those unions.

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Navy Looks Into Swimming Spyplane

"Cormorant" To Be Launched From Ballistic Missile Subs

CNN reported Friday that Lockheed-Martin's fabled Skunk Works -- of U-2 and SR-71 fame -- is now working on an unmanned spy aircraft called the Cormorant, that would start and end its missions 150 feet underwater.

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Off-Roading The Globemaster

Air Force Workhorse Is No Showhorse

Have you ever been off-roading? Is it a blast or what? But what about in an airplane? Gotta admit I came close last week when I had a blowout on landing, but by and large, I'm a pavement kinda guy.

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Boeing Completes P-8A Weapons Separation Wind Tunnel Tests

737-Based Aircraft Will Be Able To Launch Missiles, Mines, Torpedoes

Boeing this month successfully completed P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) weapons separation wind tunnel tests at the Arnold Air Force Base Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, TN.

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Alteon Breaks Ground On Singapore Training Center

Will Train Regional Pilots, Flight Attendants

Aero-News has learned Alteon Training broke ground on a new regional training center in Singapore earlier this week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.25.06): It's Baffling


Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT) is the most critical engine indication, as far as longevity is concerned. Oil temperature control, on the other hand, is vital for both short- and long-term engine health. The most overlooked component to engine cylinder and oil temperature management is no secret—it’s baffling.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.25.06)


“Promoting and Supporting General Aviation and the Public’s Understanding of it” is the mission of the Wolf Aviation Fund.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.25.06): Bank Angle

Bank Angle The angle between the wings and the horizon, as viewed from the rear of the airplane. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.25.06)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues. Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking. Reader suggestions and comments are welcom

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VA TFR: 02.27.06 - 02.28.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2365 Issue Date: February 24, 2006 at 18:01 UTC Location: Norfolk, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: February 27, 2006 at 21:50 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 28, 2006 at 0:01 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2006-04-02 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-04-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes; and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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