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November 21, 2006

NBAA's Bolen Calls On Brazilian President To Release Pilots

"A Thorough, Transparent Investigation... We Expect Nothing Less"

The voices continue to rise in protest of the Brazilian government's holding of pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino. The following is the unedited text of a letter sent from Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association, to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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'Rare Bear' Going To New Owner

Plane's Builder Sells After 37 Years

While engine trouble kept it out of contention at this year's Reno Air Races, it's a safe bet the modified Grumman F8F Bearcat "Rare Bear" will once again grace the skies over Stead Field next year. But Number 77 will be in the hands of a new owner.

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PR TFR: 11.22.06 - 12.11.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/6634 Issue Date: November 21, 2006 at 14:34 UTC Location: Cabo Lobo, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Beginning Date and Time: November 22, 2006 at 11:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: December 11, 2006 at 20:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance disposal Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: San Juan (ZSU) Automated Flight Service Station, 787-253-8664

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FAA Alerts Owners To Unapproved Aircraft Parts

Agency Says Standby Parts Had Help In Falsifing Approvals

The FAA has just issued an alert to aircraft owners whose planes may be flying with parts purchased from former distributor Standby Parts, Inc. The agency says those parts were sold using fradulently produced approval documents.

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Reports: Southwest Interested In Pickings From Proposed Delta, US Airways Merger

Especially Interested In East Coast Gates, Planes

It's not even a week old... but already, the proposed merger between US Airways and Delta Air Lines is attracting attention from an airline looking to capitalize on the leftovers.

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Boeing Extends Deadline For Aeroflot

Has Until December 1 To Make Up Its Mind

Boeing is holding out an olive branch of sorts to Russia's OAO Aeroflot, extending the carrier's deadline to place an order for 787 Dreamliners until December 1. The move comes as Aeroflot has increasingly hinted it would opt for Airbus' A350 instead.

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Canada Asks For Aircraft Ahead Of US Military

Will Increase Presence In Afghanistan

A move by Canada's National Defense to "jump the line" and take delivery of new helicopters and transport aircraft before the US military may be just the ticket to bolster Canada's presence in Afghanistan.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 11.21.06

AOPA Expo 2006 Wrap-Up

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.21.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.21.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- AOPA Expo 2006 Wrap-Up: 11.21.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Rob Finfrock's wrap-up of what was news at AOPA Expo 2006.)

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NZ Flight Training School Selects Frasca Sims

Aero-News has learned Ardmore Flying School of Auckland, New Zealand, has recently taken delivery of a Frasca Mentor Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) and a Frasca TruFlite FNPT II STD (Flight & Navigation Procedures Trainer).

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Diamond's Twin Star Receives Transport Canada Certification

Aero-News learned Tuesday that Transport Canada has issued Type Certificate A-247 for Diamond Aircraft's diesel-powered DA42 Twin Star.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.21.06

The NTSB issues its findings on a 2004 Gulfstream accident near Houston...
German police say they've foiled a plot against Israel's El Al...
And it's not over yet between PHI and its pilots.<

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.21.06

The NTSB issues its findings on a 2004 Gulfstream accident near Houston...
German police say they've foiled a plot against Israel's El Al...
And it's not over yet between PHI and its pilots.<

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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock, AOPA Expo Highlights 11.21.06

Today, ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock looks back at records which were set and toys which debuted during AOPA Expo.

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NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations For CF34-Equipped Aircraft

The National Transportation Safety Board issued a list of safety recommendations Monday affecting operators of Bombardier CL600-series regional jets and corporate aircraft.

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Delta Recalling Additional Maintenance Staff

In Addition To Previous Call-Backs of Pilots and FAs

Delta Air Lines has announced plans to recall approximately 700 additional maintenance employees beginning in mid-December. This latest recall expands on the approximately 200 previously furloughed maintenance employees that have been recalled during the last few months.

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Airbus Announces Increased A320 Production

Looks To Smaller Planes To Improve Its Fortunes

For all the problems Airbus currently faces with its largest planes, such as the upcoming A350 and flagship A380... the manufacturer is enjoying strong sales for its immensely popular A320-family of smaller, single-aisle airliners.

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NASA: Toss Space Junk Out The Door

Sometimes, Littering IS The Way To Go

This seems an odd reversal of NASA policy... after years of debate over how to best dispose of unwanted detrius from the International Space Station, the agency has come up with the answer: open the door and throw it out.

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Snowbirds Announce New Commanding Officer

Maj. Robert Mitchell Will Lead Canadian Demonstration Team

Aero-News has learned Major Robert Mitchell, 37, of Victoria, BC was appointed as the Team Lead and Commanding Officer of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron -- better known as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds -- on November 14, following a competitive selection process.

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STC'd: Bell 407 Hi-Viz Doors

Bell Helicopter's affiliate, Aeronautical Accessories Inc., has received STC certification, STC number SR09376RC-D, for the Hi-Visibility modification on the 407 passenger and litter doors. Bell notes that the 407 is used by many law enforcement agencies from the federal to the local level to accomplish their vital mission.

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EAA, EADS Socata Offer Unique Internship Opportunity

Students Will Have Chance To Work, Live In Europe

Here's a neat way for college students to get a taste of what it's like to work in aviation... as well as what it's like to work and live overseas.

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Man Ousted From Flight Loses Suit Against Airline

British Airways Has A No-B.O. Policy

Here's a story that, well, truly stinks.

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CVW-7 Continues OEF Missions Over Afghanistan

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE), continue to provide close air support and reconnaissance to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground in Afghanistan as part of Operation Eagle.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.21.06): Land And Hold Short Operations

Aero-Tips!

Know the very serious responsibility of accepting a LAHSO clearance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.21.06)

Aero-Linx!

With the cool summer nights here a hop in the evening is just the thing to unwind. As you head into that well lit or not so well lit airports do you recall the names of each of the lighting systems?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.21.06): Wuffo

Aero-Terms!

A somewhat derogatory reference to a person who is asking too many silly questions, usually while you are doing a pre-flight inspections.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.21.06)

"I hope that this will be part of a process to reinforce transatlantic ties between American and Europe's aviation communities. The students who visit us will be able to see with their own eyes that aviation has only one universal language, and that is the shared "passion for flight." Source: EADS Socata Chairman and CEO Stéphane Mayer, commenting on his company's partnership with the EAA in offering an internship opportunity for two college juniors -- one male, one female -- next summer.

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